Multimedia festival to celebrate history of Cache Creek Nature Preserve

The history of the Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve is rich and diverse and reflective of the layered stories and landscapes across California. Today, the 130-acre site bordering Cache Creek outside Woodland is a rural idyll, a natural landscape chock full of native plants, birds, and animals that masks a contested past. On […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Check out transportation alternatives at Cool Davis booth

The Cool California Challenge and Davis Bicycles! will team up at the Cool Davis booth from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Local residents are invited to check out a variety of bikes, cargo bikes and bike trailers, and learn about creative […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stay fit, have fun at city dance classes

It’s time to get moving! The city of Davis offers several fitness/dance classes for adults: * Zumba: A high-energy class fused with Latin and international music and dance, Zumba routines feature aerobic and fitness training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Muralist will showcase Woodland Community College art

Maceo Montoya, a muralist and assistant professor in the Chicana/o studies department at UC Davis, will speak about the mural at Woodland Community College, “Our Hope Our Journey Our Dream,” when he visits the college on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The mural was unveiled this summer. Montoya will speak from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Community […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Big wave drags couple out to sea, husband dead

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say a giant wave has dragged off a Walnut Creek couple walking on a Baja California beach, drowning the 72-year-old husband and injuring his 66-year-old wife. Prosecutors say a navy boat found Ted Park’s body two hours later in the ocean 800 yards from the spot where […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Yee-haw! Check out the Street Food Rodeo

What: Street Food Rodeo, presented by The Davis Dirt When: 4-9 p.m. Friday Where: Sixth and G streets, downtown Davis Benefits: Garden programs at Chávez, Fairfield, Patwin and Birch Lane elementary schools

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

Yolo DA won’t charge officers in UCD pepper-spraying

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will not seek criminal charges against the UC Davis police officers involved in last fall’s pepper-spraying of seated Occupy protesters on the campus Quad, concluding that the officers’ actions did not amount to unlawful conduct. In a statement released Wednesday evening, Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral said […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Standing in: Reflections of an Olympian

By Cathy Carr West As I sat on my couch watching the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I heard many athletes comment they were “waiting for it to sink in,” or “it’s surreal,” referring to their accomplishment. I have news for them; it never does. As a swimmer in the 1972 Olympic Games, 40 years […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Governor signs Wolk bill to extend plastic bag recycling program

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure into law Wednesday that will continue a successful plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year. Senate Bill 1219 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, extends until Jan. 1, 2020, a state law requiring grocery stores to accept plastic bags for recycling. “This legislation ensures that consumers will continue to […]

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

Henderson featured at poetry reading

Brad Henderson, who teaches engineering and science writing at UC Davis, will be the featured speaker at the Woodland Public Library Poetry Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. An open microphone will be available after Henderson speaks. Henderson also teaches freshman seminars on the psychology of drummers: rock, […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

No Bones About It! There’s jazz at Sudwerk

No Bones About It! jazz ensemble will perform their classic jazz and popular songs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery patio, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The band — formerly known as We Bones — consists of Ken Bower (tenor saxophone), Marc Facciotti (drums), Mike Yambrovich (trombone), John Weir […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Turn a wooden pallet into a vertical garden

By Lisa Justice It’s not too late to start a garden this year. Try using a wooden pallet to create a vertical garden with flowers or veggies or both. You’ll need: a pallet, a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, two bags of potting soil, sandpaper and plants (you’ll want about two […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Family caregiving topics to be covered

The Family Caregiving 101 Education Series brown-bag lunch on Thursday, Oct. 4, will feature Jodie Valley of the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. She will speak on “The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, Depression.” Valley’s talk will begin at noon in the Railsback Building at Woodland Healthcare, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Admission is free and all […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo DA: UCD pepper-spraying is not criminal conduct

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced this evening that no criminal charges will be filed against the UC Davis officers involved in the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of students on the university Quad, releasing a 13-page report outlining the reasons for its decision. Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral said the following in a […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News