In the new Aggie ReStore, cast-off jeans and dresses intermingle with DIY crafts made out of items diverted from the landfill — worlds apart from the grunge and grime that the word “trash” usually conjures up.
Each item was donated to the store, which opened last month in the Memorial Union at UC Davis.
It’s all part of a concept that began a year ago in one of UCD design professor Ann Savageau’s classes. Savageau often salvaged “post-consumer” material for use in her sustainable design class, but the amount of consumer waste far outstripped her classes’ demand for material to “repurpose” …
How are we doing? Environment California recently released a report on the state of photovoltaic solar energy systems in California cities. The report included some surprises and some points of local interest. They looked at “distributed solar” systems installed on rooftops of homes and businesses by owners or third-party financing companies; utility scale solar systems […]
For one magical evening in March, the Davis High School Band Boosters will recreate the ambiance of the legendary Coconut Grove jazz club, where patrons can relax and enjoy dinner and a full evening of jazz entertainment. “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Emerson Junior High […]
Clinton Parish, a candidate for Yolo Superior Court judge, will hold a campaign kickoff party tonight in Woodland. The party will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 2070 Freeway Dr., just east of County Road 102. Parish, 40, is challenging Dept. 15 Judge Dan Maguire, who was appointed to his […]
Amid the endless sounds and striking colors of dabbling ducks in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area are the quieter, less noticeable but subtly interesting gadwalls. Join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a free public tour from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, as they look for variation in color, size and shape of wintering […]
Have you ever wondered how much electricity your appliances use? Have you heard that your appliances use electricity even when they are turned off? Have you ever wondered what you could learn from an energy assessment of your home? On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Yolo County Library will sponsor a free public workshop to demonstrate […]
Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., for a talk by Kathleen Bowers, president of the Sacramento chapter. The topic will be “Taming the Technology Beast,” giving the basics of technology use for the […]
Nelson Gallery director Renny Pritikin will lead visitors on an informal tour of the gallery’s current exhibition, “Poking at Beehives,” beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Also included in the discussion will be selections from the Fine Arts Collection on view at the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. “Poking at Beehives” features artists Peter Edlund, Leslie […]
Local residents are invited to join cancer fighters at the Team Livestrong Challenge Davis kickoff party Saturday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. The event will start with two community bike rides, led by the Davis Bike Club. One is a 30-mile out-and-back training ride and the other is a family-friendly […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months, boosted by a rise in new orders. The report bolsters other data showing the U.S. economy started the year strongly. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index rose last month to 54.1 […]
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney embraced a killer instinct and leveraged a dominant political machine to crush chief rival Newt Gingrich in Florida’s Republican presidential primary. It was a remarkable turnaround for a candidate who lost big just 10 days earlier in South Carolina. “I stand ready to lead this party and our nation,” […]
A bone marrow drive that hopes to find a match for a 4-year-old Bay Area boy in need of a marrow transplant will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Chinese Christian Church, 536 Anderson Road. An incorrect time was published in Tuesday’s edition. Organizers hope to attract donors of Asian or […]
I guess you could say the sky’s the limit when it comes to Aggie football next year as our local heroes move up into the Big Sky Conference, one of the top conferences in all of NCAA I-AA football. Now, I know we’re supposed to call it the Football Championship Subdivision, but as long as […]
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is one of the most popular dance troupes in the United States — they sold out their previous appearance at the Mondavi Center in 2010. This company of professional male dancers performs the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, achieving high comedy by incorporating and exaggerating the […]