DUI task force plans extra Halloween patrols

Yolo County’s Avoid the 8 DUI task force plans to crack down on drunk and drugged drivers by deploying extra patrols Thursday, Halloween night, as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2007 and 2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on […]

Davis joins ranks of Startup Weekend hosts

Startup Weekend — the largest entrepreneurial get-together ever seen within Davis’ city limits — is planned for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Chicago, Washington, D.C., and even Tokyo will gather that same weekend in their respective metropolis’ hubs for what is being referred to as the Global Startup Battle.

But this is the first time Davis is listed among those participating in the international event. The impetus for local involvement was a nudge from Sacramento, a city that has been a part of the phenomenon for the past few years.

Gorman Museum anniversary offers a chance to reflect

At a glance What: Public reception to celebrate the C.N. Gorman Museum’s 40th anniversary When: 3-5 p.m. Friday; regular hours are noon-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays Where: 1316 Hart Hall Continuing: The anniversary exhibition, “Foundations: Native American Art,” runs through Dec. 6 The Carl N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis celebrates its 40th anniversary […]

Fall fun for all

Marco, wearing a crown, joins classmates at the Children’s Center in enjoying their personally decorated bags of popcorn after finishing an obstacle course at the preschool’s Fall Festival last Thursday. Jaxon emerges from a tunnel as part of an obstacle course at the Children’s Center Fall Festival. Activities included tours of the chicken coop, gardening, face-painting, […]

Around the world at NDE

Sixth-grader Matoshi Bulkeley is an enthusiastic ambassador for South Africa during North Davis Elementary School’s Country Convention last Wednesday, held as an observance of United Nations Day. The school’s multipurpose room was filled with knowledgeable sixth-grade ambassadors representing 95 countries around the world. Students in grades 1-5 traveled through the MPR with a passport, collecting […]

Grant boosts effort to transform library catalog

UC Davis will lead the way for research libraries to transform how they catalog their collections to improve how online researchers can find and use them, thanks to a half-million-dollar grant. The University Library of UC Davis was awarded a $493,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is one of only […]

Gamers aim to raise money for children’s hospital

By Tricia Tomiyoshi Supporters of all ages are using their joy of gaming to raise funds and awareness this month for UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The sixth annual Extra Life gaming marathon encourages game enthusiasts to sign up for free at www.extra-life.org, select UC Davis Children’s Hospital and […]

Alzheimer’s Center to host caregivers workshop

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will hold a free workshop for those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will take place in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Charles DeCarli, director of the Alzheimer’s center; Ladson […]

Young birders welcome at Yolo Audubon wetlands visit

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a bird-watching trip to city of Davis wetlands on Monday, Nov. 11. During this time of year, the wetlands are normally open only on Monday mornings. Visitors will see many species of waterfowl, shorebirds, egrets, gulls and raptors, with experienced Audubon trip leaders Joan […]

Ukulele luthier will speak at Davis Makerspace

Dave Iriguchi of Iriguchi Ukuleles will present a lecture and demonstration at the Davis Makerspace at 11 a.m. Sunday. A custom and experimental luthier since 2009, Iriguchi plans to bring several instruments to show how his design philosophy has evolved over the years. His notable ukuleles include a signature keystone shape, hand-carved semi-hollow-body designs and […]

Yolo’s new archivist leads photo, document preservation workshop

Learn how to protect and preserve your family photos and documents at a special preservation workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. This event, to which the public is invited, is sponsored by the Winters History Project Committee. Meredith Sarmento, Yolo County’s newly appointed archivist […]

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair meets twice monthly for the holidays

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair returns to Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring more than 30 vendors and food booths. During November and December, the fair will be held twice a month on the first and third Sundays of the month. “We are proud to promote creativity in Davis,” said […]

Free event promotes Learn to Brew Day

Sudwerk Brewing Co. will host the Greenbelt Brewers Association on Saturday for free community beer-brewing event to promote national Learn to Homebrew Day. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sudwerk Dock Store, 2001 Second St. in Davis.“I think the event is a great opportunity for people who are new to the craft beer […]

Bicyclists will ride Saturday for mental health

Local residents are invited to ride for mental health on Saturday as part of the NAMIBikes event that features 25K, 50K and 100K routes, all beginning and ending at Davis’ Central Park. Check-in and event-day registration begin at 7:30 a.m. in the park, Fourth and C streets. Or, to register in advance, visit www.FightStigmaAndRide.org or call […]