By Pat Bailey A UC Davis agricultural economist will direct a $25 million federal program aimed at creating financial systems that can boost agricultural productivity and food security in developing countries. The five-year project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will finance research projects that design and test financial technologies, such as linked […]
All Things Right & Relevant, known colloquially as “R&R,” was relocated last weekend — with an assist from several local businesses and a host of volunteers.
The entire inventory of R&R’s old store in the Davis Manor shopping center was relocated, kit and kaboodle, to R&R’s recently constructed new shop at 2801 Spafford St., near Peña Drive. The old space was leased; R&R ultimately will own the new building.
“We will now be on a secure footing,” said Ruth Shumway, president of…
This coming Saturday, April 28, Davis Nugget Markets will be hosting a drive in to collect bicycles for high school students in Togo, West Africa. Nugget is partnering with Alaffia’s Bicycles for Education Program, which refurbishes and ships the bikes to Togo to give high school students a means of transportation to and from school. […]
A local team of about 300 men, women and children from Davis, Woodland, Winters and Dixon will spend Saturday morning sprucing up sections of Putah Creek preserve. All are invited to help. The local group will join forces with more than 60,000 volunteers of “Mormon Helping Hands — Serving Our Communities,” participating in this annual […]
Lake Washington Sailing Club will host an open house event with free sailboat rides on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Port of West Sacramento Lake Washington Sailing Club. The event is open to everyone — sailors and non-sailors, young and old. Bring warm, waterproof clothing and a lifejacket if you have […]
By Erie Vitiello “The Davis Art Center is a gathering place for dynamic engagement with the arts. Through multidisciplinary classes and programs for the regional community, the Art Center inspires creative expression in people of all ages and fosters an environment for the arts to flourish.” — Mission Statement in Strategic Plan 2011-2016 After 52 years […]
The Davis League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Night Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The candidates — John Munn, president of the Taxpayers Association, and Mariko Yamada, 8th District Assembly member — will debate the league’s questions and will answer questions from […]
Ann and Fred Costello will host a neighborhood gathering to meet Davis City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at their home, 215 Inca Place in North Davis. Frerichs, chairman of the Davis Planning Commission, will talk about his campaign for council and answer questions at this informal gathering. Then, […]
Once more the pipes will be calling local lads and lasses to the 136th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival. Starting this Saturday, April 28, the Caledonian Club of Sacramento, a Scottish heritage association, will host the Scottish Games and Festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. The games, modeled after the traditional […]
Community members are invited to a “community values forum” featuring the five candidates for Davis City Council at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Davis Community Church sanctuary, 412 C St. Three seats are open in the June 5 election. Questions will focus on the candidates’ understanding of the values held by the greater Davis […]
An informal gathering is planned Sunday at the home of Barbara Slemmons, 735 Oeste Drive in Davis, to meet Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee. All are invited to the event from 3 to 5 p.m. Lee, an industrial engineer and financial adviser, is one of two challengers to the three council incumbents who are […]
Derrick Bang, author of the new book “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” discusses the influential San Francisco jazz pianist on the latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville.” Guaraldi is known best as the composer and performer of music for the first “Peanuts” television specials. He wrote and performed “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a […]
Davis residents are invited to get their cars hand washed by Davis Boy Scouts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Nugget Market, at Pole Line Road and Covell Boulevard. An exterior hand wash will cost $5 per vehicle. The Scouts, who are members of Davis Boy Scout Troop 466, are washing cars to […]
BRUSH, Colo. (AP) — What did the dairy cow order when she got to the drive-thru window at McDonalds? Nothing — she just wanted a little attention. That’s what Sandy Winn says was the reason her cow, Darcy, wandered from her pen Friday and ended up at takeout window of the fast-food restaurant a half-mile […]