Cabbage white butterflies collected; contest is over

Once again, noted butterfly expert Art Shapiro of UC Davis is the winner of his annual butterfly-for-beer contest, which provides a pitcher of the sudsy beverage to the first person to collect a cabbage white butterfly in the new year. Shapiro collected two butterflies — on Jan. 20 and 21. A professor of evolution and ecology, […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Women’s History Month celebrated at Woodland luncheon

Tickets and sponsorships are available now for the 2013 Women’s History Month Luncheon, planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. This year’s luncheon program theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” will be […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn CPR, first-aid at Davis trainings

The city of Davis offers several CPR and first-aid trainings, with classes starting this week. * Dog first aid: This American Red Cross class teaches participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve their dog and how to protect themselves and their dog from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis maps available at Chamber office

Do people still use printed maps? Indeed, they do; in an average week, the Davis Chamber of Commerce distributes about 100 maps of Davis. A new and improved street and bicycle route map of Davis, updated from the 2010 version, is available at the Chamber office, 604 Third St. in downtown Davis. Hours are 9 […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ask the expert: River water pollutants are not a concern

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of “Ask the Expert” columns that will appear in the coming days, in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: Frank Loge, UC Davis professor of civil and […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

NYT bestselling author will visit Davis bookstore

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger will be at the The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, on Saturday to discuss her new book for young adults, “Etiquette & Espionage.” Set in Carriger’s popular Parasol Protectorate universe, “Etiquette & Espionage” is the first novel in the Finishing School series for young adults. The author will […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A million strong: Helping veterans through college

By James Dao The class was humanities, the book under discussion Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Suddenly an alarm blared and 20 students, some calm and some not, filed out of the makeshift classroom. Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan was under rocket attack, again. The students, most of them uniformed troops, repaired to a cramped bunker where […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour Native American Garden at Arboretum

Local residents are invited to take a guided tour of the UC Davis Arboretum Native American Contemplative Garden to learn about traditional uses of native plants at 2 p.m. Saturday. The group will meet at the Alumni & Visitors Center on campus. The tour is free, and parking is free on the weekends and available […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nominees sought for Huynh civil, human rights awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards, which honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Thursday, April 18. The award was established […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Market cookbooks will be signed Saturday

Thinking about a Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite home cook or Farmers Market shopper? “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) will delight any food lover, and authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will be at the market from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to sign and inscribe cookbooks for that special someone. […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gamblers Anonymous meets weekly in Davis

Has gambling taken over your life or the life of someone you know? Gamblers Anonymous can help. The group is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with the purpose of solving their own common issues with gambling and to help others recover from their gambling problems. The group meets at […]

March 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kids can build a bird house at Davis Ace

Davis Ace will invite children to build a bird house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the hardware building at Davis Ace’s mill yard, 815 Third St. in downtown Davis. The hands-on event is free; all tools and materials will be supplied. For more information, call 530-758-8000.

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Monthly journaling group targets grief

Yolo Hospice’s “Journaling through Grief” is a monthly facilitated group that will explore and express thoughts, feelings and reactions to grief in a non-judgmental and confidential atmosphere. The group begins Tuesday and will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month thereafter, at the Yolo Hospice office, 1909 Galileo Court, […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers welcome guests

The Gibson House Writers will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Guests are welcome to visit to see if the writing group is a good match for their needs. Sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum and the Gibson House, this is a read-and-critique writing group […]

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