Zumbathon raises funds for Explorit

Join Explorit Science Center at The Klubhouse 2 in West Sacramento from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, for a special Zumbathon to support local science education. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy some high-energy cardio fitness dance fun and help provide hands-on science activities and interactive learning for our community. Zumba […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Most UCD students satisfied with education; more worry about finances

Eighty-two percent of UC Davis undergraduates are satisfied with the education they’re receiving, but students also are increasingly concerned about its value and its costs. That’s according to the biennial UC Undergraduate Experience Survey, which found that 82 percent of students systemwide said they were satisfied with their education — a percentage UC says has […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

6 things to ask before booking a summer vacation

By Scott Mayerowitz It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning — and some insider tips — can save you a lot of money. Whether you’re booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Davis actor lands role in new ABC comedy

Child actor and rising television star JJ Totah has landed a new show in prime time beginning in the fall. Totah will be a regular on the ABC show, “Back in the Game,” airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. — right before the hit comedy, “Modern Family.” “Back in the Game” is about a single mom […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reduced summer hours set for Winters Library

Summer hours at the Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, will begin Monday, June 3. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The library will be closed on Fridays and Sundays. The reduced summer […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yee-haw! Street Food Rodeo set for June 7

A Street Food Rodeo is rolling back into Davis on Friday, June 7. Sixteen street food vendors from Davis, Sacramento, Sonoma and San Francisco will line Sixth Street at G Street from 4 to 9 p.m. that day. The rodeo also will feature contra dancing with music by the Faulkner Family Band and caller Talib […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Contra dance, cakewalk benefit YCCC

A contra dance and cakewalk to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum are planned Thursday, May 30, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Music will be provided by Blackbird and dances will be called by Erik Hoffman. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:15 p.m. A cakewalk […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fantastic Fowl Food Finale concludes Tour de Cluck events

A month of activities celebrating the Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops in Davis, will wrap up with the Fantastic Fowl Food Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sutter Davis Hospital. The event is a benefit for the Yolo Farm to Fork Foundation, one of the two […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lake Berryessa cleanup, picnic celebrate World Environment Day

On Sunday, June 2, Lake Berryessa will host its third annual celebration of World Environment Day with a cleanup of the lakeshore followed by a picnic lunch. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., with cleanup activities running from 10 a.m. to noon. Post-cleanup festivities will take place at Markley Cove Resort. The event is sponsored […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

All invited to celebrate Tobin’s ministry

After 24 years of service to the community through Davis Community Church, the Rev. Mary Lynn Tobin has announced she will be leaving as pastor on Sunday, May 26. Davis Community Church, founded in 1869, is Davis’ oldest Protestant congregation and is a consistently progress voice in the community. DCC is at 412 C St. […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Only a few Tour de Cluck tickets remain

Only 40 tickets remain for the 2013 Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of  backyard chicken coops in Davis, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The tour starts at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for students and seniors and free for […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD team finds elephant seals infected by flu virus

UC Davis researchers found the H1N1 virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the Central California coast — the first report of that flu strain in any marine mammal — a year after the 2009 human pandemic. “We thought we might find influenza viruses, which have been found before in marine mammals, but we did not expect to […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

A round up of very useful car trip information

Motorists are being hit hard by high gas prices and are finding it harder to save money at the pump. By taking the time to gauge the condition of your vehicle and make the necessary repairs, costly breakdowns can be avoided. Here are some car care tips you should not skip: * Tire pressure: Under-inflated […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Need a new best friend?

Sierra is a super-friendly 3- to 4-year-old purebred spayed female Rottweiler. Sierra is called a pocket Rottie because of her smaller stature. She loves to play, take long walks and curl up with her friends. Hank, an 8-year-old neutered male blue merle Australian shepherd, is a very calm and gentle boy who loves everyone and has an extremely […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,