Sierra Club hosts twice-weekly walks

The Sierra Club organizes early-morning walks year-round in Davis, and all are welcome. The group meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Rain cancels the walk. The group walks about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes and returns to Peet’s about 8:30 […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Farmer, chef team up for benefit dinner

A seasonal, farm-to-table dinner Friday in Sacramento will benefit a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and backpacks to farmworkers’ children in addition to giving an annual agriculture scholarship. The dinner will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mulvaney’s B&L, 1215 19th St. Sacramento has recently branded the city as America’s Farm-to-Form Capital. This […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Burning Man comes to Woodland

Davis photographer Laurie Friedman will show her images of the Burning Man Festival at next week’s meeting of the Woodland Camera Forum. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. “You may have heard about the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert and may have wanted to […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibromyalgia sufferers can exercise for relief

Gloria Anaya and Maria Ceja, outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis, will offer an exercise class for arthritis sufferers, “Keep Moving and Take Control with Exercise,” to members of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends on Saturday. During this one-hour class, participants will learn a variety of exercises designed by the Arthritis […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet Saylor on Saturday at Farmers Market

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold an open office hours session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market, Fourth and C streets in Central Park. Saylor will listen to community concerns and field questions about county issues and operations. He may be reached on Yolo County business at [email protected] or […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Economics 101 lesson might lessen the pain

Last week I read something in the Los Angeles Times that caused me to have a minor tizzy. According to Daniel Miller’s story on June 2, “Walt Disney Co. raised entry prices to its theme parks in California and Florida.” Specifically, “A single-day ticket to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Fan voting kicks off in Dos Coyotes poster contest

Fans of Dos Coyotes are invited to go online and vote for their favorites in the Davis-based restaurant chain’s “Kinda Annual, Semi-Occasional Poster Contest.” The art can be seen on Dos Coyotes’ Facebook page — Fan voting ends Friday, June 21, and five randomly selected voters will each win a $25 Dos Coyotes gift […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A touch of Hollywood comes to Davis

Hollywood has been referred to as plastic by people like Andy Warhol, and Davis gets a lot of recycling done. Similarities galore.

Maybe not, but at least Little Thunder Films gets to stand out among the few independent film companies striving to make it in Davis — as opposed to the many that compete for attention by showcasing their work in Tinseltown.

Little Thunder Films, which was created in the summer of 2012, is a local team of 11 (and rapidly growing) aspiring filmmakers and producers that are working within the medium of dramatic and documentary film.

Local artists’ worlds collide to create cycletar

With bikes and guitars constantly on his mind, it wasn’t surprising when Harrison Phipps, creator and luthier at Fretted Strings, decided to make a bike guitar, or as he coined it, a “cycletar.” Phipps had been talking about working on other projects with pediatrician and metal art hobbyist Steve Nowicki when this project came up. […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Second Friday ArtAbout kicks off the summer

With school out, the Davis Downtown Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday is a great way to kick off summer vacation. This monthly self-guided artwalk features free receptions and viewings that are open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists, as well as live music and art demonstrations. […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Climate change threatens U.S. biofuel goals, study predicts

By Mike Williams If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, according to a new study by Rice University and UC Davis. The study published online in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Tighter security promised

FamiliesFirst president and CEO Darrell Evora, right, talks with Stephen Lendzion, the senior learning partner at the Davis campus, on Saturday. He said the nonprofit organization has responded to the recent controversy by increasing staff levels, adding round-the-clock security and implementing new intervention techniques for youths who attempt to leave without permission. An independent expert […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Philippine hero dog returns home from U.S.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine dog that lost half her face saving the lives of two girls returned home Saturday after treatment in the United States. Filipino veterinarian Anton Lim who accompanied the dog — named Kabang — said the mixed-breed whose snout and upper jaw had been sheared off was treated at the […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Old North Davis celebrates 100 years

On a day when temperatures in Davis passed the century mark by early afternoon, residents of Old North Davis marked the 100th anniversary of their neighborhood with festivities that included a potluck dinner and a visit from the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh. And while the band’s appearance was a special treat, residents have been gathering […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,