Da Vinci teachers win award for history project

A history project at Da Vinci Charter Academy in Davis has won the Best in Network Project award at the New Tech Network Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. The award, presented Friday, recognizes Da Vinci teachers Tyler Millsap and Lynn Fowler for their project, “America at War.” Da Vinci students were required to research […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

City launches ‘Nextdoor’ to bring neighborhoods together

Eat your heart out, Mark Zuckerberg. Davis has a social network of its own. Last week, the city announced a new partnership with Nextdoor.com, a free social network website, that it hopes will facilitate communication among neighbors in a secure online setting. The city has divided Davis into 33 neighborhoods, each with its own dedicated Nextdoor.com […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Summer’s bounty

Neufeld Farms in Kingsburg offers nectarines, cherries, apricots and plums at the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the hospital’s entrance at 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis.

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City recruits for advisory commissions

The city of Davis is accepting applications from local residents age 18 and older who are interested in serving on an advisory commission. For applications, stop by the city clerk’s office at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; call 530-757-5648; or visit http://city-managers- office.cityofdavis.org/city-clerk/apply-to-serve-on-a-city-commission. Applications and accompanying documents are considered public information and may be disclosed to […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Tour de Cluck showcases backyard bounty

By Patricia Leigh Brown Beverly Hills has its Garden Tour; the Hamptons, its Designer Showhouse. Yet for sheer visual pluck, nothing surpasses the trellised residence of Boss Lady, a Silver Laced Wyandotte chicken, set amid formal boxwood hedges beneath a fig tree from which ripe fruit drop like bonbons. The coop, in Ann M. Evans’ […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up for Cool Davis projects

Want to Cool Davis? Want to make a difference for the community and help ensure a sustainable future for all? “The Cool Davis Initiative has exciting plans for 2012 as we implement Davis’ Climate Action Plans,” a news release said. “Whether your expertise is talking to people, creative planning, writing grants, running events, fundraising, sewing […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis kids raise funds to build a water well

Nearly 1 billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe water. Many local children are working this week with The Water Project to raise awareness and change this, one well at a time. A group of South Davis students ages 4-11 hope Davis residents will join their effort by stopping by their demonstration table at […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis museums showcase their collections at State Fair

By Tabatha Yang SACRAMENTO — Two of UC Davis’s top research collections, the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, will have special exhibits on the final three days of the California State Fair in Sacramento. This year, the Bohart Museum of Entomology will have an exhibit featuring “California’s Insect […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: ‘Bee’ creative year-round

By Tiva Lasiter Kids and adults have been dropping by the Davis Art Center to see our amazing new exhibit, “Discovery Art, Cross-Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas.” Visit us between now and Sept. 14 to join the fun and take part in a range of informal, hands-on activities for all ages. Stop by the Art […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

Acoustic guitarist and songwriter Ryan McBride will be featured at Wine’d Down Thursday this week at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. “Step back from your hectic week, slow down with a glass of wine, enjoy your friends and listen to great music,” a news release said. The winery is open […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space used to be a man’s world. Then came Sally Ride, who blazed a cosmic trail into orbit for U.S. women. With a pitch perfect name out of a pop song refrain, she joined the select club of American space heroes the public knew by heart: Shepard, Glenn, Armstrong and Aldrin. […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Penn State will never be the same

You don’t have to be the parent of a young child to be horrified at the sexual abuse of children that took place at the hands of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. And while Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts of abuse — some of it on the Penn State campus […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Crews gain upper hand on Yolo’s Forest fire

State fire officials are still investigating the cause of the Forest Fire, the Capay Valley blaze that was 95 percent contained as of Monday evening. The 520-acre fire, at Forest Avenue and Highway 16 in the small town of Guinda — about nine miles north of the Cache Creek Casino Resort — threatened about a […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Mini-musicals find a new home

Mindy Manville’s hugely popular mini-musical program is moving from its longtime home at the Davis Art Center to the Veterans’ Memorial Center this year. For 15 years, the mini-musicals have been giving young children the opportunity to sing, dance and act out scenes from favorite musicals and movies, as well as original musicals written by […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,