Learn about composting at Cool Davis booth

Project Compost is a student-run ASUCD unit on campus that hosts composting workshops for the community and diverts about 1,000 pounds of compostable waste from campus each week to the Student Farm for composting. Local residents are invited to visit the Cool Davis booth at the Farmers Market on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Fraud awareness fair is Wednesday

In response to a recent surge in scams targeting older adults in Yolo County, the District Attorney’s Office will host a Yolo/Sacramento Fraud Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the West Sacramento Civic Center, 1110 West Capitol Ave. The free event offers information about popular schemes that people are falling victim […]

Film focuses attention on HIV epidemic

A free screening of “Yesterday” (2004), a movie set in South Africa, is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis. The movie describes the plight of a young mother named Yesterday who learns she is HIV-positive and is determined to stay alive until her young daughter is old enough to go to school. […]

Hear local poets at The Other Voice

Local poets Beth Suter and Carlena Wike will read their work at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the next meeting of The Other Voice. It takes place in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. Refreshments will be served and the microphone will be open following the […]

Carwash supports Emerson/Da Vinci band

Members of the Emerson/Da Vinci band will wash cars for a suggested donation of $10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Save Mart at Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road in North Davis. Proceeds will help fund instrument repairs, concert trips and many other features of the junior high school music program.

Reading celebrates writing group’s first year

“Gibson Writers Read,” scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, will celebrate the first anniversary of the Gibson House Writers group. Six writers from Davis, Woodland, Winters and Benicia will read short personal narratives at the free public event will take place on the Gibson House patio, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Refreshments will be served. […]

Meet Fernandes at Sunday reception

Local residents are invited to meet Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Dan and Monica Reeves, 3816 Alegre Way in Davis. Those attending will hear Fernandes’ ideas for the Davis schools and have a chance to ask questions and share their […]

Pajama games

UC Davis students Jordan Thoennes, Ashley Murphy, Daniel Ahrens, Angel Guan, Nicole Ryan and Alexander Lewis have a pillow fight on a bed created especially for Friday evening’s Pajamarino parade from Central Park to the Davis train depot on H Street. The Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association event, celebrating its 100th anniversary, traces its roots […]

Get in the holiday spirit early

Handcrafted jewelry and apparel; jams, jellies and other edible goodies; art and accessories; and home decor are among the items that will be for sale at Soroptimist International of Greater Davis’ Treasures & Treats Holiday Sale. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at EMQ FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. […]

DHS Environmental Club Garden gets an identity

After six years of gracing the exterior of the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, the garden created and nurtured by members of the DHS Environmental Club finally has an identity. With the financial support of the Rotary Club of Davis, along with some Rotarian-powered shovels, the DHS Environmental Club Garden has a new […]

Workshop helps you design your landscape and eat it, too

By Diane Nelson Edible landscapes are growing like zucchini in the sun as more people recognize the health and economic benefits of designing their yards with pretty plants that taste good, too. “Sales of fruits and vegetables have remained strong, even during this recession when sales of other plants have lagged,” said Ron Hoffman, owner […]

Insects direct diversity through plant defenses

As restaurant patrons’ diverse food preferences give rise to varied menu offerings, so plant-eating insects’ preferences play an important role in maintaining and shaping the genetic variation of their host plants in a geographic area, reports an international team of researchers that includes a UC Davis plant scientist. The new study, involving aphids and the […]

Series is the Best way to learn about ag history

Get steamed up and see 34,000 pounds of steel makes its way into the Heidrick Ag History Center at the launching of the museum’s Second Saturday Educational Series on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is at 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. The Best 110-horsepower steam traction engine is on loan […]

Artober gets revved up with Second Friday ArtAbout

Artober festivities amp up with the Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. Coordinated by the Davis Downtown, all events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout, […]