Woodland celebrates with races, pancakes, bike parade and fireworks

Area residents can plan a fun-filled July 4 in Woodland by enjoying the many festivities throughout the day. This year, the fireworks celebration will return to Woodland High School, 21 N. West St. July Fourth Run: The day kicks off with the Woodland Schools Foundation’s July Fourth 5-3-1 Run beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the […]

Shambhala Center hosts classes on ‘basic goodness’

“Who Am I: The Basic Goodness of Being Human” is the topic of a series of classes offered this summer at the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. The classes will begin at 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning July 18. This series is the first in a new group of […]

Yolo taxpayers receive $1.7 million through VITA’s efforts

The Yolo County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition’s efforts this tax season to help local residents claim their Earned Income Tax Credit has brought more than $1.7 million back to the pockets of low- and moderate-income Yolo County families, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada has announced. “Approximately 1,111 federal tax returns were filed at Yolo County VITA […]

Partnership offers hands-on local government experience

By Beth Gabor and Kacey Dominguez In an era of high technology and high finance, the allure of public service is not as ubiquitous as it once was. But an innovative partnership between Sacramento State’s Masters of Public Policy & Administration Program and Yolo County just may put careers in public service back in high […]

Pence Gallery hosts Art in the Park

All are welcome to join Art in the Park, a free activity from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays through September in Davis’ Central Park. The event coincides with the Picnic in the Park celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Kids can create projects like torn-paper landscapes, three-dimensional cards, watercolor forests […]

Summer mini-camps focus on artistic momentum

“Stuff in Motion: The Art & Science of Momentum” is the theme of a mini-camp to be offered twice this summer by the Pence Gallery and the Davis Art Center. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22-26 and Aug. 19-23. Kids will explore the intersection of science and art in […]

Science Café will meet at Crepeville

“Chemistry of Wine and Wine Flavor” is the title of a conversation with Sue Ebeler, a UC Davis professor of viticulture and enology, that will take place at the next Science Café session in Davis. Ebeler’s free talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. The event […]

Art Center mural projects are gaining ‘Momentum’

The Davis Art Center is providing several creative ways for community members to experience art this summer. For the second year in a row, the Art Center is organizing two community-participation murals. One, “Off the Grid,” is at the Art Center itself, 1919 F St., and the other, “Bike Fun,” will be painted on the […]

Entrepreneurial Davis kids turn kitchen scraps into a business

Kids love to make money — lemonade stands, newspaper delivery, baby-sitting and bake sales can generate valuable life experience as well as small profits. But for Hannah and Rockwell Lybbert, their entrepreneurial spirit branched beyond the classic summer lemonade stand into a thriving, Earth-friendly service called Aggie Village Compost Service that helps unite their neighborhood […]

UCD: Mosquito spray poses no immediate risks

In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of 2005. Physicians and scientists from the university and from the California Department […]

Enroll now for DPNS programs

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in the afternoon pre-kindergarten as well as the older toddler play groups. Families who are interested in applying for the 2013-14 school year should contact the registrar at registrar@davisparentnurseryschool.com.

Stitchery project planned at embroiderers’ meeting

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Jacqui Mathews will teach a project making tassels from Paternayan yarn (provided). Bring scissors, a sharp needle and a blunt needle, as well as beads or […]

A special welcome

UC Davis head football coach Ron Gould gets Team Davis Special Olympians Garrett Puckett, Aaron Mahon and Jeremy Wright fired up following the opening ceremonies Friday evening at Aggie Stadium. More than 900 athletes and coaches from throughout Northern California have gathered for the Summer Games at UCD, which conclude Sunday with track and field […]

BART labor talks break down

OAKLAND (AP) — A chief negotiator says two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit’s largest unions will “likely” go on strike. Josie Mooney, a negotiator for SEIU, Local 1021 said there’s a strong likelihood that her union and the ATU, Local 1555, will be on strike Monday after its contract expires late Sunday. Union […]