Learn how to start a fire in the wild at Saturday workshop

Tune up your survival skills! Come to a workshop Saturday at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland to learn how to get a fire going without a lighter or matches. Participants will learn how to start a fire by friction using a modified bow drill technique and how to start a fire with […]

Join Dishcrawl to sample local food

Dishcrawl, a nationwide food experience, comes to downtown Davis on Tuesday, April 23. Julia Simpson will lead what’s described as “a premier culinary social experience bringing together neighborhood restaurants, local chefs, regional food producers and fellow food enthusiasts.” Tickets are $45, available at http://dishcrawl.com/downtowndavis. Ticket holders will be notified of the meeting location via email, […]

Explorit: Volunteer comes back to lend a hand

Ali Osgood had been a student in Explorit Science Center’s Summer Science Camp “ever since I could.” Until, of course, she left fifth grade and was officially too old to be a camper. But not one to be long kept away from something she loves, Ali returned to camp two years ago as a volunteer. […]

Garden doctor: How do I get rid of aphids?

Learn more What: Yolo County Master Gardener information table at Picnic Day When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: Plant and Environmental Sciences Building, UC Davis Question: How do I get rid of the aphids on my ornamental garden shrubs? Answer: As the weather begins to warm, gardeners start to see tiny clusters of […]

Yocha Dehe supports technology in Winters schools

New computers and other technology-based teaching aids are on the way to Winters High School, Winters Middle School and Wolfskill Continuation High School, thanks to a $353,720 grant from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund. The Community Fund is the philanthropic wing of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, owners of the Cache Creek Casino Resort in […]

Free garden, compost workshops set

Two free gardening workshops will be offered Saturday at the Food Bank of Yolo County’s demonstration garden, 1244 Fortna Ave. in Woodland. Both workshops are free and will be led by Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Steve Radosevich and Robert Dragoon. A spring gardening class will run from 10 to 11 a.m., teaching […]

Cruise-In to classic car show Tuesday

The Davis Cruise-In, a classic car show featuring between 50 and 80 vehicles, returns to The Marketplace shopping center at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The center is at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis. Vehicles of all types — cars, trucks, motorcycles, military vehicles — are welcome to be displayed for free. Vendors will […]

Can you give them a home?

Arthur is a handsome 1-year-old black neutered male German shepherd. He is very friendly with a tail that’s always wagging. Guppy, a little 1- to 2-year-old white and tan spayed female Yorkie/Silky mix, is a sweet cuddler who plays great with other dogs and loves to be around people of all ages. She’s full of personality. […]

Top firefighters honored

UC Davis Fire Department Deputy Chief John Heilmann, center left, and Davis Fire Department Interim Fire Chief Steve Pierce, center right, proudly display the Yolo County American Legion Post 77 Firefighters of the Year awards at Wednesday’s ceremony. UCD Firefighters of the Year are Kyle Debs, left, and senior student resident firefighter Nicholas Sowa. Davis’ […]

Garden Tour April 28 benefits Woodland Rose Club

The Woodland Library Rose Club’s 22nd annual Garden Tour features a look at five beautifully landscaped private gardens and the extensive rose collection on the grounds of the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. This annual Rose Club fundraiser will run from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and includes tours of two gardens […]

Make a tile Saturday for Compassion Corner Earthbench

Are you interested in memorializing your concept of compassion on a permanent art installation in downtown Davis? On Saturday, community members are invited to create a ceramic tile to be part of mosaic that will be embedded into the Compassion Corner Earthbench. The Earthbench, recently approved by the Davis City Council, will be a functional […]

New museum exhibit features Davis’ worship history

The rich and evolving history of Davis’ worship communities is chronicled in a new exhibit that opens Saturday at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. Merrily Dupree curated the exhibit, which showcases the growth of churches and other religious communities from just after the founding of Davisville to the present day. Today, Davis offers opportunities […]

Apply now for city’s Rock Band Camp

The city of Davis is accepting applications for Rock Band Camp for youths ages 10-17. Offered in partnership with Rock Band University, the camp is offered Monday through Friday during the weeks of June 24, July 8, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers are placed in a […]

Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms sweeping across the Midwest damaged homes and businesses in St. Louis, toppled mobile homes and ripped the roof off a Missouri church, while burying other areas in more than a foot of snow. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency after the Wednesday night storms. By Thursday […]