Making the streets safer for students

Safety tips If you do drive your child to school, follow these drop-off and pickup safety tips: 1. Don’t make your kids cross the street in a dangerous way just because it’s more convenient for you. 2. Drop children off on the school side of the street. 3. Never double-park and do not let your […]

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Enjoy an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station

Soroptimist International of Woodland will host an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station, County Roads 98 and 29, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will enjoy barbecued tri-tip or chicken, beans, potato salad and a beverage while being entertained with classic rock and oldies by the band, Mr. Chitlin, on the shady outdoor back patio […]

Around the world with your local paper

Oh the places you’ve been! Italy, Indonesia, Alaska, the Jersey Shore, national parks, historical sites and even a “tropical Davisville staycation!” were among this year’s Enterprise on Vacation destinations.

And remember, it’s not too soon to start planning for next year’s contest. Pack up a paper when you go to San Francisco or Singapore, and be creative!

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Indian feast Oct. 15 to benefit CA House

Community members are invited to the CA House’s annual Indian dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 15, to benefit the student programs and activities of CA House and its multifaith living community. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., and will feature an Indian […]

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Fall-prevention workshop set Oct. 19

The most effective way to reduce the risk of falling is to engage in a consistent exercise program. Anyone who is afraid of falling or concerned about a loved one who may fall is invited to the FallProof balance and mobility workshop planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Chapel at St. John’s […]

Aloha: UCD looks to nurture ties to Hawaii

This weekend, UC Davis administrators will be rooting for more than their underdog Aggies, who are in Hawaii to face the Rainbow Warriors on the football field for the first time. UCD officials also are hoping to strengthen ties between UCD and the University of Hawaii and reconnect with some 600 alumni scattered throughout the […]

Beer tasting boosts Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of fall beers from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The Willett PTA’s aims to build a community between the school’s teachers, parents and students and […]

Homecoming fun on tap for Friday

Davis High School students are channeling their inner Buzz and Woody as they prepare for Friday’s Homecoming fun. The theme for this year’s parade — which starts at 1 p.m. at Central Park — is “Pixar Perfect,” meaning parade observers can expect to see some of their favorite Pixar movies memorialized on class floats. Seniors […]

Castro honored with SHPE’s Young Investigators Award

Ricardo Castro of Davis has won the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Young Investigators Award. SHPE is a national organization based in the city of Industry that aims to advance Hispanics in STEM fields. This award is presented to a recipient whose accomplishments and extraordinary efforts consistently demonstrate a sincere commitment to the goals of […]

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Wineaux: Wining down those philosophy blues

I spend a lot of time interrogating (as we used to say in the literary theory circles I frequented in a previous incarnation) my slacker life. For a couple of years, Rebecca and I played around with the idea of writing a book on Slackerhood as a Spiritual and Political Practice, but, well, real slackers […]

Harris, Silverado play Friday at RootStock

Vacaville native Rick Harris and his band Silverado will play their outlaw-style country music from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Harris has been a charming, graceful and well-loved country music gentleman in Northern California for nearly a decade, accompanying his full-throated vocals with his acoustic rhythm guitar. His longtime […]

Woodland High graduate’s art on exhibit at Thompson’s office

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, has announced an office exhibit of art by Woodland High School graduate Nick Christen. Christen is the California 1st District winner of the annual Congressional Artistic Discovery competition. A print of his black-and-white photograph of the flooded Yolo Bypass that is currently on display in the U.S. Capitol can be seen […]

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Teen curates eco-art exhibit

An eco-art exhibit curated by Davis teen Elizabeth Kubey, has been added to the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center.

The eco-art exhibit features almost 40 pieces of art by students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools. The public is invited to come view the art at a reception Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Entry is free and refreshments will be served.

For Kubey, a senior at Davis High, curating the exhibit meant merging her own two biggest passions — art and the environment — and earning her Girl Scout Gold Award in the process.

She had been leaning toward an environmental project for her Gold Award, she said, when her sister, who lives in New York, sent her an article about a teenager there who had curated a teen art exhibit.

75 favorite plants showcased at Arboretum Plant Faire, Sale

Check it out What: UC Davis Arboretum’s 75th anniversary Plant Faire and Sale When: Saturday; member sale 9 to 11 a.m., public sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the […]