All you need to know about the three R’s in Davis

What are you allowed to recycle in Davis? A very helpful website,, will guide you. The “Recyclopedia” tab is particularly enlightening, letting would-be recycling warriors see where to recycle and/or donate everything from bed linens to clothes hangers, and pesticide containers to water heaters. Recylopedia rocks for reducing, reusing and recycling! ———— As for […]

DHS varsity footballers happy to come home

Fun for all on Friday * Homecoming Parade, themed “A Hogwarts Homecoming,” starts at 1:15 p.m. at Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The parade will make its way through downtown before heading up B Street to the high school. Participants will include students, staff and community members, while the class floats will pay homage to […]

Blue Devil junior varsity team comes home at 5-2

While their varsity brothers are enjoying their most successful season since 2007, the Davis High junior varsity footballers have been impressive in their own right. After dropping their opener, the Blue Devils went on a five-game winning streak that saw contributions coming from all over the field. In the three contests before last week’s bump […]

Recycle furniture into something you can use

By Matt Fox Got an old piece of furniture you no longer use? Recycle it into something else. I’m a big believer in recycling. I like the idea that the metal can I’m using today might be transformed into part of the car I’m purchasing a few months from now. The plastic juice bottle that […]

Author returns to radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at This week’s guest, Daniel Coyle, is the author of “The Talent Code” and his latest book, “The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills.” […]

Harvest Party planned for children

Children of all ages are welcome to attend a Harvest Party from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Guests may win a sweet snack on the Cookie Walk, dance to some spooky sounds, munch on freshly popped […]

And it came crashing down

Tuesday evening’s high winds claimed a victim in the 600 block of I Street in Davis — a 60-year-old hackberry tree that was uprooted and crashed down on a Honda Accord parked in front of John Lambert’s home. Crews from West Coast Arborists, which contracts with the city for tree maintenance, were chopping up the […]

Parents’ Night Out at Pole Line Baptist

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents’ Night Out is a fun evening for children with games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments while parents spend some time on their own.  All children, infants through sixth grade, may attend any time […]

UCD alum talks about crowdsourcing a ‘doculecture’ course

UC Davis alumnus Dr. Greg Möller, an award-winning filmmaker and professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology, will speak at his alma mater at noon Monday. He’ll talk about “Principles of Sustainability: A Case Study in Crowdsourcing a Cinematic Doculecture Course for a Global Classroom.” Möller teaches at University of Idaho-Washington State University Joint School of Food […]

MEChA members will rally at UC Davis

Members of MEChA at UC Davis will join hundreds of other members across California for campus rallies Saturday. Movimento Estudantil Chicana/o de Aztlan was created in the 1960s to empower young Chicana/o students; the movement successfully created and institutionalized Chicana/o studies on many college campuses. “Sadly, our spaces are still under attack and so is […]

Whole Foods offers behind-the-scenes tours

Davis residents are invited to sign up for VIP behind-the-scenes tours of Whole Foods Market, which will open next Wednesday at Davis Commons, 500 First St. in downtown Davis. Tours will take place Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for details and tour times; tour attendees will each receive a free […]

Halloween gala will benefit SADVC

“Unmasking Violence,” a fall gala to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, is planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis The event will feature cocktails by Anna Del Castillo of Bella Bartending, live music by Roadhouse 5, costume contests […]

UCD research engineer wins Meyer Award

The 2012 James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to Masoud Kayhanian, a research engineer in the UC Davis department of civil and environmental engineering. Kayhanian will be honored at a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Alpha Gamma Rho Room at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on […]