Davis history tour set for May 4

Gerri Adler, local historian and business owner in Davis, will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. The tour will include: the 1937 Works Public Administration building in Central Park, the original Davis Enterprise building, the site of George […]

Panel discusses STEM careers for girls

Seventh- through 12th-grade girls, their families and friends are invited to hear a women’s panel discuss science careers in STEM fields at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Blanchard room of the Stevens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The American Association of University Women Davis is sponsoring the panel, which features five women […]

Community Men’s Talk Circle to meet

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7,  at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., upstairs in the Campus Program Building, next-door to the main U.S. Post Office. All men 18 years and older are welcome. There is no charge for these monthly events. Here, men know that […]

Annual radio control airplane competition

The public is invited to the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual 49er Regional Scale Masters Qualifier, which runs Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5. Visitors will see scale reproductions of full-size aircraft ranging from WWI, WWII, sport and contemporary aircraft. They planes be flown and judged on how close they fly to the full-size aircraft. Static […]

Davis Youth Flute Choir to perform benefit concert

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, and Sacramento’s Camellia City Flute Choir, under the direction of Martin Melicharek, will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The concert will benefit the Davis Youth Flute Choir’s upcoming trip to New […]

Local graduate builds impressive résumé

Shuo Zhai loves music, and architecture. This year, he’s getting a chance to pursue both professionally. Zhai, who grew up in Davis and attended local schools, performed as a pianist on April 20-21 with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. He also recently completed a master’s degree in architecture at Yale, studying during his final […]

Davis Bicycles!: Causeway commute has several interesting features

By Chris Higgins “You’re not riding to work in this wind are you?” asks my wife, Jane. “Need you ask?” I reply. Yes, I’m riding because it’s my routine, and I look forward to it regardless of the weather. The “ride” is my commute by bicycle between Davis and my job in downtown Sacramento. Deep […]

Music teacher Jeff DuPertuis goes out on a high note

Music teacher Jeff Dupertuis — who’s taught band in elementary and junior high schools around the Davis district for 20 years — will set down his conductor’s baton as he retires at the end of the academic year. DuPertuis grew up in Merced, performing in school bands, and then attended Fresno State, where he studied […]

Yolo Hospice to hold Pedro Party fundraiser

On Saturday, May 18, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its first All Sports for Cancer Spring Pedro Party at 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and the tournament will start at 12:15 p.m. Top-player prizes will be […]

UCD to help Take Back the Night

UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Programis hosting Take Back the Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the East Quad. The event is one of hundreds of annual rallies that take place around the globe to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. Take Back the Night will feature popular […]

UCD host bike auction on May 4

The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, May 4. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction […]

Compassion Corner Earthbench building work party set

The community is invited to join in the Compassion Corner Earthbench building work party on Sunday, April 28, at Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The work party runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. The Earthbench, approved by the Davis City Council last month, will […]

Davis largely represented on Green Leadership Awards credits

“Ladies and gentlemen” … is probably not the red-carpet style introduction those honored by the Business Journal’s annual Green Leadership Awards are accustomed to hearing. At least that’s an assumption for the selected honorees — chosen by a panel of independent judges — given that they mostly hail from the modesty of small bio-tech laboratories or the offices […]

Presidents converge to salute one of their own

DALLAS (AP) — All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Profound ideological differences and a bitter history of blaming each other for the nation’s woes will give way — if just […]