Paws for Thought: Beware of rattlesnakes

Do you and your canine companion like to hike? If so, watch out for rattlesnakes. Rattlesnake season started back in March and area veterinarians report an unusual number of pets being bitten by rattlesnakes, with some incidents causing death. California rattlesnakes are found from sea level to inland prairie and desert areas and at elevations […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Introductory class offered on Buddhist spiritual journey

An introductory course on the Buddhist spiritual journey, “The Lam Rim: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment,” will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Tuesday, June 26, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. in Davis. Also included is a weekend retreat from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo DA launches homicide survivor support group

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has launched a monthly support group for survivors of homicide victims. The first meeting of the Survivors of Homicide Support Group was held on June 6, District Attorney Jeff Reisig said. Meetings take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Woodland […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Hillel House welcomes visitors

If you missed the grand opening earlier this spring of Hillel House, a spacious new community for Jewish students in Davis and Sacramento, now’s your chance. Hillel plans a community open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at 328 A St. downtown. Hours tours will be given at the free event. RSVPs are appreciated, […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

From rock to roots to reggae, Davis Music Festival has it all

That’s the ticket What: Second annual Davis Music Festival, a benefit for arts education in the Davis schools When: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Where: Seven venues throughout downtown Davis Tickets: $20 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., and online at; $25 at the gate A full day of music and […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Give blood and see a film

School is out, the July 4 holiday is near and local blood drives continue in full swing this summer. Patients who battle cancer, injuries, burns and blood disorders are counting on blood donors. A BloodSource drive will run from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Regal Stadium 5, 420 G St. in downtown […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear tunes Saturday at Covell Gardens

Donna Wren and Ken Kemmerling will perform a concert of jazz standards and eclectic tunes from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The event is free and open to the public. Wren and Kemmerling will sing and play piano, fiddle, guitar, banjo, folk harp and marimba. […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Troubadour performs at Village Homes

Singer-songwriter Andrew Corbett is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday. “Andrew’s manipulation of the guitar is near flawless,” says the editor of Acoustic Roundtable. “His lyrics are subtle yet imaginative. … His vocals are somewhat reminiscent of songwriting troubadours from days gone by … think […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Whimsical artwork goes on exhibit

Mixed-media artist Marguerite Schaffron will show her whimsical work in July at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Schaffron will be honored at a free open house and reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. For […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hucklebucks sing the blues at Picnic in Park

The Hucklebucks, two-time Sammie winners as Best Blues Band, will perform blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul music Wednesday at Picnic in the Park in Central Park. Their set runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market, Third and C streets in downtown Davis. Their New Orleans-flavored roots music with […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Men will gather for monthly Talk Circle

The Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main post office. Men 18 years and older are welcome; admission is free. The Talk Circles are structured, allowing men to feel safe and to talk as they are ready. […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Capay Tomato festival offers fun for the whole family

Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Tomato, the farm’s fifth annual festival, which celebrates the taste of organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes. The event will take place Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 11 p.m. and features a full slate of activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

5-3-1 Run on July 4 benefits Woodland schools

Davis residents are invited to head north and kick off their Independence Day festivities with the Woodland Schools Foundation’s 5-3-1 Run. Offering the choice of a 1-mile run/walk, a 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk and a 5-mile professionally timed run, this year’s event is geared toward everyone from serious athletes to families with small children. All proceeds […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,