Nikki Smith appointed principal at Patwin

Nicole “Nikki” Smith — who has been teaching in the Davis school district since 1998 — will be the new principal at Patwin Elementary School. Smith has taught fourth-grade, first-grade and fourth-grade GATE classes at Korematsu and the former Valley Oak elementary schools. She also served as secondary summer school co-principal in 2006, and as […]

Madrigals to sing at charity concert Thursday

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the stained-glass setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. This will be the third year that the Mads have been invited to give a spring concert at the cathedral. A free-will offering is […]

Save the date for Rotary Barbecue on May 19

Save the date for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Central Park, at Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, a […]

Speakers will focus on water project, Davis Dollars

Eric Nelson, vice president of the Stonegate Country Club, will speak about the club’s innovative water conservation project during a fundraising event for Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee on Friday at the club, 919 Lake Blvd. Other speakers include Lamar Heystek, former City Council member, and Nicholas Barry, director of Davis Dollars. “The Club’s […]

Planning meeting is Tuesday for 350.org event

A planning meeting will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, upstairs at 213 E St., for environmental group 350.org’s upcoming photo event on Saturday, May 5. The group said the photo event “Connects the Dots” between climate change and potential local vulnerability, and the catastrophic flooding that Pakistan, Thailand and other areas of […]

Have you seen these biting dogs?

Yolo County animal services officers are on the lookout for five dogs whose bites were worse than their barks earlier this month. Information about the animals and their vaccination histories is needed to potentially avoid post-exposure rabies treatment for the bite victims, said Animal Services Sgt. Wayne Buckley. According to a news release late last […]

Misner & Smith, Souterrain highlight Thursday Live!

Classic and original Americana folk music from Misner & Smith plus an eclectic mix of folk and jazz from the Souterrain will be featured at Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Misner & Smith — Megan Smith on the upright bass and mandolin; Sam Misner on guitar […]

NAMI-Yolo hosts potluck dinner meeting May 2

NAMI-Yolo will have its monthly potluck dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Woodland. Mental health consumers, family members and other interested persons are all welcome. There’s no charge to attend. The meeting is at Destiny Hall, 124 Lincoln Ave. A potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The speaker program […]

Master gardeners to speak on composting, herbs

Grace Garden will host two Master Gardener seminars on Saturday, May 5. Both are at Grace Garden at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. They are free and open to the public. Master gardener Steve Radosevich will discuss composting and demonstrate making a compost pile from 9 to 10:30 a.m. He will include what […]

Embroiderers Guild meets May 3

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Jacqui Mathews will teach a small project in needlepoint and petitpoint on 18-count canvas, suitable for a smartphone pouch. For more information and […]

Sierra Club continues early morning walks

Every Tuesday and Thursday — unless there’s rain — the Sierra Club takes brrrisk morning walks in Davis (1A). To participate, meet at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee in The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. All are welcome to walk with the group. The walking distance is 4.5 miles in 90 […]

Winters celebrates Youth Day on Saturday

Winters Youth Day celebrates its 76th anniversary Saturday with one of the largest parades in Northern California and a day full of fun and celebration of the city’s youth. The 76th Winters Youth Day Parade will march down historic Main Street, followed by a full day of food, crafts, free games and entertainment at the […]

Davis men’s talk circle meets May 1

The Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. There is no charge for this event and all men age 18 and older are welcome. “Men far too often do not build community for themselves,” a news release said. “The Talk Circle is […]

Sunrise Rotary looking for a few good charities

The Davis Sunrise Rotary is accepting applications from nonprofit charitable organizations to receive proceeds from the Rotary Club’s annual Oktoberfest. This year, the Oktoberfest will take place in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Rotary Club anticipates up to 500 guests at the festival, which would raise about $10,000. The club hopes to contribute […]