The city of Davis Community Services Department presents “Spin Pop Boom,” an educational science presentation, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The event features experiments in physics and chemistry, from volcanic reactions to spinning centrifugal-force demonstrations. Guests also will learn about the physical forces […]
The Hallmark Inn in downtown Davis has gone through several renovations since Reed Youmans and his family first bought the hotel about a dozen years ago. The Youmanses aren’t finished making changes just yet. The owners of the inn at 110 F St. recently gutted six bays of ground-floor hotel rooms that they plan to […]
The message on the easel out front always said it all: “Come and play.”
And for nearly two decades, the children did.
Because Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures was never just a toy store; it was a Davis destination, a favorite place to visit, where to browse was to play, and where current owner Christine Hildebrand and her employees earned raves for their selection of toys and customer service.
But Christine Hildebrand, who bought the store nearly 10 years ago, said Alphabet Moon took two big hits about three years ago: the economy tanked, and Target opened in Davis.
A Sacramento man was jailed on resisting-arrest charges Tuesday after allegedly leading California Highway Patrol officers on a foot chase along Interstate 80 in West Sacramento. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the CHP received a report at 8:20 a.m. of a man carrying a large metal object walking on westbound I-80 near the Yolo/Sacramento county line. […]
Davis families are needed to host Chinese elementary school students who will visit this community from Jan. 25 to 28. The students, from the city of Chongqing, are 9 to 12 years old. The U.S. China Culture Homestay Network would like to place two or four students with each host family. The students will have […]
Davis voters are keeping Jim and Kristy Powell’s festively decorated house on Henri Court in Wildhorse — aka Candy Cane Court — in the lead in an online nationwide contest. The contest is sponsored by Patch.com, a local news website owned by AOL, which will donate $100,000 to the school district where the winning home […]
The UC Davis department of viticulture and enology will host a memorial service Saturday for professor emeritus Ralph Kunkee, an expert on the role of yeast in winemaking. Kunkee died Nov. 12 from complications of cancer, at the age of 84. He came to UCD in 1960 as a research biochemist in the Pesticide Residue […]
An Occupy UC Davis protester and a manufacturer of pepper spray will be part of the “hot headlines” segment on CBS’ health-and-wellness talk show, “The Doctors,” on Friday. The segment, during which the doctors “discuss the health and safety concerns associated with the use and misuse of pepper spray,” will include a taped phone interview […]
By James Gorman Once, animals at the university were the province of science. Rats ran through mazes in the psychology lab, cows mooed in the veterinary barns, the monkeys of neuroscience chattered in their cages. And on the dissecting tables of undergraduates, preserved frogs kept a deathly silence. On the other side of campus, in […]
Paintings by Jennifer Pochinski will be exhibited through Jan. 28 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. She will be honored at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Born in 1968 and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Pochinski received her […]
Fritz Durst, who owns Tule Farms in the Hungry Hollow and Dunnigan Hills area in Yolo County, is one of four recipients of the Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The award is based on demonstrated innovation and leadership in the development, refinement and use of conservation tillage systems […]
The Gibson House Writing Group is a small group of writers who meet on the second Monday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The next meeting is Monday. The group works on memoir, fiction and nonfiction writing with facilitator Kristine Mietzner. RSVP as soon […]
The Davis Food Co-op announces a series of events and lectures in January that will help Davis be “healthy, wealthy and wise.” All health and wealth events are free and take place at the Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Seating may be limited. Health: Local health care providers will offer lectures and demonstrations […]
IS IT REALLY 2012? I remember reading George Orwell’s book “1984” back when that fearsome date seemed far in the future. I also recall the futuristic predictions of space travel and technology in Stanley Kubrick’s movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Somehow, the world has raced past both of those years (and others) and now, hard […]