Shake off winter doldrums at ArtAbout

After being forced inside by cool, rainy weather, Davis residents can shake off the cobwebs and stretch their legs by meandering through downtown Friday for the Second Friday ArtAbout.

ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout, visit, or email

Rotary honors outstanding students

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored 11 Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for February. They are: * Aasha Abbott, nominated by Da Vinci internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Aasha … wanted a place where she could work with animals as she was interested in pursuing a career in […]

Folkdancers help ‘make it happen’ at Davis Art Center

  The Davis International Folkdancers are making their mark on the Davis Art Center. The Folkdancers, a recreational folk dance club, have donated $1,000 toward the “Make Art Happen” fundraising campaign at the Art Center. Their donation will be used to revitalize the Studio E dance studio, where the Folkdancers hold class every Sunday night. […]

Per Capita Davis: Pieces of the puzzle

Sometimes random news items share a thread that, when linked together, become a theme for a column. Other times, like now, the thread and theme are not obvious, but the individual items are still of interest (at least to me) because they’re a part of the overall discussion about climate change. “More cars across the […]

Retailers, landfill accept leftover paint for recycling

  Recycling leftover paint in California just got more convenient with the kickoff of California’s Paint Stewardship Program and the participation of 350 retail collection locations throughout the state. Yolo County paint retail stores participating in the program and now taking back paint for recycling are Sherwin-Williams, 1392 E. Main St., Suite A, in Woodland […]

Libraries showcase Women’s History Month

Local residents are invited to learn more about Women’s History Month by visiting branches of the Yolo County Library this month: * Each branch will feature photographs highlighting notable Yolo County women. Books on the theme “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” also will be on display. * Davis […]

A university steak to go with that sweatshirt?

By Kirk Johnson PULLMAN, Wash. — Tongs in hand, you lean over to take in the smoky sizzle of a steak on the grill, and your thoughts naturally turn to … your alma mater? That is the plan. Food stopped being a punch line at most colleges years ago, as salad and burrito bars supplanted […]

Radio-control planes featured at mall show

The Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will host their annual static display of radio-control and control line airplanes at the County Fair Mall on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The mall is at Gibson Road and East Street in Woodland. There will be ongoing demonstrations […]

10 new Odd Fellows initiated

On Feb. 27, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge No. 169 initiated 10 new members. Front row, from left, are Amy Hodam, Raquel Silva, Cindy Passmore, Noble Grand Bob Schelen, Cindy Garcia and Eric Davis; back row, from left, are Jean-Paul Montreuil, Scott Schiller, Bill Pride, Dharmaveer Shetty and Matt De Moura. The 190 members of […]

Davis business to be featured on Sacramento TV show

Local business owner Paulina Sanders of Paulina’s Boutique will appear on “Good Day Sacramento” on Friday during the 7 to 8 a.m. live segment. The three-minute segment airing on Channel 31 will feature Sanders fitting bathing suits on several models. The bathing suit lines she’s featuring have a band and cup option ranging in bra […]

California, on brink of recovery, braces for setback on federal aid

By Norimitsu Onishi SAN FRANCISCO — After years of ballooning budget deficits, California finally seemed on firmer footing. Unemployment remained high, but revenues and housing prices were up. Taxpayers even voted themselves a tax increase to bring deficits down. And then came the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. As the $85 billion in […]

Learn to compost at Woodland workshop

Yolo County Master Gardeners will lead a backyard and worm composting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. “Come and learn how to turn your garden and lawn waste into a valuable soil amendment, and discover how red wiggler worms can compost all […]

Rabbi returns to Davis to talk about Israel

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, one-time director of Hillel at UC Davis and currently director of external relations of Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Rabbis for Human Rights describes itself as “the only rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, […]

Court suspends Egypt’s parliament election

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian administrative court has ordered the suspension of parliamentary elections scheduled to begin next month, throwing the country’s politics deeper into confusion. The court says in its Wednesday ruling that the law organizing the elections must be reviewed by the Supreme Constitutional Court to determine its conformity to the constitution. The […]