Garden Doctor: ‘Crop’ rotation can help control pests

Learn more * Propagation from cuttings, 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, Grace Garden at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road * Backyard and worm composting workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland Question: I was turning the soil in my raised beds and I found dormant […]

Community asked to weigh in on draft EIR for The Cannery

For about the next month, anyone who wants to weigh in on the draft environmental impact report for The Cannery, a planned community on the last large piece of undeveloped land in North Davis, can formally file their comments with the city’s development team as part of the California Environmental Quality Act process. The city, […]

Golf tournament benefits Winters health clinic

The Winters Healthcare Foundation’s board of directors invites golfers to spend a day at the Yocha Dehe Golf Course at Cache Creek Casino and Resort in its 11th annual golf tournament fundraiser. The tourney takes place Sunday, May 19, and features a four-person scramble format with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A grab-and-go breakfast […]

Explorit: Citizen science takes on light pollution

We all know that trash or chemicals can pollute our water and our air, but what about light? Can light be a pollutant? The GLOBE at Night 2013 campaign believes so and is seeking your help to demonstrate it. GLOBE at Night is an international citizen-science program concerning artificial lighting of the night sky such […]

Davis killer denied parole for ninth time

A man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend at a UC Davis apartment complex in 1980 was denied parole for the ninth time this week, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced. Daniel James Wehner, 59, is serving a 27 years-to-life sentence for the March 4, 1980, murders of UCD students Robin […]

Don’t miss the ticket tide for crab feed

Cast your net for Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. and scuttle on over to “Krustaceans for Kids,” a crab feed benefiting the Yolo Crisis Nursery. Held at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., guests will claw their way through food so good they’ll pinch themselves: salad, bread, pasta, season-ending crab and other goodies. […]

Put a halt to running grasses

By Maureen Gilmer While a student in the 1970s, I was faced with caring for a project where black plastic was laid over an old lawn and the whole thing covered with bark as a low-maintenance, water-conserving yard alternative. By the time I came onto the scene, the running grasses were traveling up to 10 […]

Large cabinets are a top-shelf design idea

By Mary Carol Garrity I have a color-outside-the-lines personality. Maybe that’s why I really enjoy being a decorating myth-buster. Here’s a misconception I want to shatter: Big cabinets don’t work in small spaces. Wrong! Big cabinets work in every size of room, from a cavernous gallery down to a tiny little nook. And they elevate […]

Shake off winter doldrums at ArtAbout

After being forced inside by cool, rainy weather, Davis residents can shake off the cobwebs and stretch their legs by meandering through downtown Friday for the Second Friday ArtAbout.

ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout, visit, or email

Rotary honors outstanding students

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored 11 Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for February. They are: * Aasha Abbott, nominated by Da Vinci internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Aasha … wanted a place where she could work with animals as she was interested in pursuing a career in […]

Folkdancers help ‘make it happen’ at Davis Art Center

  The Davis International Folkdancers are making their mark on the Davis Art Center. The Folkdancers, a recreational folk dance club, have donated $1,000 toward the “Make Art Happen” fundraising campaign at the Art Center. Their donation will be used to revitalize the Studio E dance studio, where the Folkdancers hold class every Sunday night. […]

Per Capita Davis: Pieces of the puzzle

Sometimes random news items share a thread that, when linked together, become a theme for a column. Other times, like now, the thread and theme are not obvious, but the individual items are still of interest (at least to me) because they’re a part of the overall discussion about climate change. “More cars across the […]

Retailers, landfill accept leftover paint for recycling

  Recycling leftover paint in California just got more convenient with the kickoff of California’s Paint Stewardship Program and the participation of 350 retail collection locations throughout the state. Yolo County paint retail stores participating in the program and now taking back paint for recycling are Sherwin-Williams, 1392 E. Main St., Suite A, in Woodland […]

Libraries showcase Women’s History Month

Local residents are invited to learn more about Women’s History Month by visiting branches of the Yolo County Library this month: * Each branch will feature photographs highlighting notable Yolo County women. Books on the theme “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” also will be on display. * Davis […]