Freshen up your home and garden

Here are some spring cleaning tips to prepare your house and garden for the season: * Unplug your electronics and use an electrostatic cloth to wipe all surfaces, front, back, underneath and especially the vents. Once a month, spray compressed air into all crevices of keyboards and disk drawers. * In the spring, you can […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Medieval artifact, civil rights march explored at Senior Center

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., offers two programs in the coming weeks. The Bayeux Tapestry is a medieval artifact that visually chronicles the events surrounding the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Kendra Smith of the UC Davis English department will take participants through some of the most memorable scenes and captions of this piece […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Waldorf hosts preschool garden play date

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to attend the Davis Waldorf School’s garden play date from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. Children can play in the preschool yard while their parents get to know one another. “Make a craft from the garden with your child and enjoy a simple treat,” a news release […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up now for DPNS

Davis Parent Nursery School is accepting applications its their play group and nursery school sessions for the 2013-14 school year. Applications are available online at The deadline is Monday, April 1. For more information, contact the registrars at [email protected]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Furloughs close libraries on Sunday, Monday

All branches of the Yolo County Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, due to staff furloughs. Library items will not be due nor fees accrued during the closure. Meeting rooms will be unavailable and book drops will be closed. During the closure, and as with every other day of the year, online library services […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Scenic photography showcased at Woodland meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free program on the scenic photography of Bob Evans at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Evans has lived in Northern California since 1960 and has spent more than 30 years photographing the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park and most of the […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scouts will pick up food donations on Saturday

Several hundred Boy Scouts and their parents canvassed the town last weekend, distributing close to 13,000 fliers announcing the annual Boy Scout Food Drive. The fliers notified residents that the Scouts will be back Saturday to pick up donations for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet. STEAC is a Davis nonprofit that provides food, […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cramped kitchen is treated to tasteful makeover

By Candice Olson The kitchen is the heart of the home, but what do you do if your kitchen is distinctly unappetizing? Victor and May inherited a dysfunctional kitchen renovation from the previous owners of their home, who managed to butcher the space with a choppy layout and a monstrous obstacle of an island. May […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

El Macero gardens featured on Pence Gallery tour

Attention, garden lovers: Tickets are still available for the 22nd annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Seven gardens in El Macero will be featured. Tickets are $20 for Pence members and $25 for nonmembers, available at the gallery, 212 D St.; Redwood Barn Nursery, 1607 Fifth St.; Beyond […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bengali new year celebration planned

Mouth-watering dishes from Bengal and a colorful cultural program featuring children in dazzling traditional dress will welcome the Bengali new year 1420 on Saturday, April 13. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Food vendors will provide ilish, panta, pitha, biryani, vorta, khichuree, […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

A wave of fun at oceanic library adventure

Local author/illustrator Heidi Joulios will entertain, inspire and educate children at a program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. Using concepts and characters from her children’s book, “Color My Coral,” Joulios aims to raise awareness of coral reef pollution […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Waldorf play group starts next month

The Davis Waldorf School is sponsoring a Dandelion Play Group on three Saturdays this spring, offering an introduction to play the Waldorf way. Preschool teacher Trisha Lambert will lead the sessions, which will include inside and outside playtime. Children will have a chance to play and explore in a protected environment and parents will be […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Circus comes to Esparto on Wednesday

The circus is coming to town! Well, to Esparto, that is. Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, a one-ring, big-top circus, has scheduled two performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, on the grounds of Esparto Elementary School, 17120 Omega St. The fun starts earlier in the day, however, as the big top is raised between […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

John Buckel was incorrectly referred to as “Jim” in Wednesday’s story about the conversion of the former DISC/Explorit building into the new home of the UC Davis Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Buckel, a longtime Davis resident, and Rod Johnson represent Capital Partners Development Co. in Rancho Cordova, which owned the portion of the […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,