Bike to work Wednesday and get a free meal

Local residents who ride their bikes to work on Wednesday will be treated to a free breakfast as part of Bike Month activities throughout the Sacramento region. The event — co-sponsored by the Yolo Transportation Management Association, UC Davis and the city of Davis — will run from 7 to 9 a.m. in Central Park, […]

The world’s steepest bicycle climb

Believe it or not, the world’s toughest hill climb is biking distance from Davis. Yes, I know some of you biking know-it-alls will say Italy’s Passo di Mortirolo is the toughest, but my money is on Mixx Canyon just 20 miles southwest of Davis. In 4.8 miles, Mixx goes from the valley to the top […]

Explorit’s nature field trip is safari fun

When the word “safari” is mentioned, most people conjure up mental images of hot jungles, wild plains, exotic animals and Africa, in general. According to most dictionaries, Africa does indeed have a strong claim on the word, but most also define a safari as being “a journey to observe and hunt for wild animals,” which […]

Free speech, language screenings offered

The American Speech and Hearing Association has declared May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. In celebration, the Center for Speech Pathology, a private speech and language clinic in Davis, is offering free speech and language screenings to children ages 3 to 12. The gift is limited to the first 10 callers. If you have […]

Yamada bills on aging move through Assembly

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, announced this week that her package of six aging-related bills is moving through the Assembly. A highlight of the package is AB 999, which would protect consumers from exorbitant rate increases in the long-term care insurance market and is sponsored by Insurance […]

Suit Up for Success needs clothing donations

Suit Up Program Needs Clothing Donations at All Things Right and Relevant and My Sister’s Closet Spring is here and it’s time to clean out closets and donate gently used clothing and accessories to the Suit Up for Success program operated by the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Suit Up for Success is designed to help […]

Arroyo Pool opening for spring swimming

Beginning, Monday, Arroyo Pool at 2000 Shasta Drive in West Davis will open its doors for recreational swimming. Spring hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The lap pool will not be available the first week, a city spokesman said. Swimmers should bring last year’s […]

Sactopalooza features 8 tribute bands

Raley Field in West Sacramento will play host to what’s being billed as the largest gathering of tribute bands ever on Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 11 p.m. Bands will pay tribute to the music of Journey, the Beastie Boys, U2, the Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, No Doubt, INXS and Van Halen. Tickets are […]

Just 15 bucks, and you’re in the anti-tax movement

Funny we should be discussing taxes in the past few days because what’s been landing in my mailbox convinces me that’s not only the biggest issue in town, it’s also the biggest issue in the state of California. Here’s the deal. Probably because I’m special, though I’m not sure, I have been offered the opportunity […]

DUI task force deploys additional Cinco de Mayo patrols

Cinco de Mayo is a special opportunity to gather with friends and co-workers for chips, salsa and margaritas, celebrating California’s rich cultural diversity. It is also a night when dangerous and often deadly outcomes occur because another impaired driver hits the road. Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force will deploy overtime patrols onto […]

The lowdown on herpes

Dear Annie: Would you please give your readers some information on herpes, both types? Can you address the fact that the lip type doesn’t always stay above the waist, or the genital type below? Also, this virus can be in your body for years before it ever manifests itself. (That’s when your spouse claims to […]

Bug lovers can celebrate ‘Moth-er’s Day’

Mothers will celebrate their special day on Sunday, but it’s “Moth-er’s Day” on Saturday at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus. The Bohart Museum, home to more than 7 million insects, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is in 1124 Academic Surge on California […]

Whole Earth Festival spotlights environmental speakers, defense of Domes

Davis’ mellowest, henna-painted weekend of music, art, speakers and other feel-goodness arrives Friday in the guise of the 42nd annual Whole Earth Festival on the UC Davis Quad. This year’s free event — expected to attract about 30,000 people — will feature about 160 crafts booths, 54 education booths, 18 food vendors and dozens of […]

City looks to UCD to lead Picnic Day response

City leaders say Picnic Day went more smoothly this year compared to last, although the major strain on public resources may not be sustainable in the long run. But Picnic Day, UC Davis’ annual spring open house, is the university’s event and the city can operate only within its jurisdiction to handle the surge of visitors in Davis, […]