Survey fish Saturday on Putah Creek

Space is still available at the Putah Creek Council’s fish surveying event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Renowned fish biologist Peter Moyle will take participants to several spots along Putah Creek where they will have a chance to learn about and participate in several fish surveying methods (including beach seining and electrofishing) as well […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Hear music at Cache Creek Lavender Fest

The Deering Coretet will provide music for the 2012 Cache Creek Lavender Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Rumsey. The festival is an annual open house at the Cache Creek Lavender Farm, an organic farm in the Capay Valley, that features tours, craft making, lavender harvesting and local music and wine. The Deering […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DPNS has openings for pre-K pupils

Davis Parent Nursery School is accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year and has openings in its pre-kindergarten session. The DPNS pre-K session is ideal for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Veteran teacher Kathy Douglas, director of the pre-K program, uses current transitional kindergarten curriculum developed specifically for the year prior to kindergarten, weaving […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

MFA students show their work at UC Davis

Forty-five years ago, UC Davis professor Roy De Forest wrote in the MFA catalogue, “In a time of social disruption, scientific rationalization, and political instability, the creation of art is an act of dangerous faith.” He was talking about the Vietnam War and hippie culture; today we have war in Afghanistan, and the vast changes […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Folk jam session is Friday

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 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Peter Franklin Band plays Picnic in Park

The Peter Franklin Band — featuring Bud Dangl, vocals; Kevin Twitchell, guitar, harmonica and goals; Wayne Agin, percussion, jugs, washboard, congas, mandolin and vocals; Chris Fletcher, keyboard, saxophone, and harmonica; Peter Franklin, guitar, drums and vocals; Daniel Crain, guitar and goals; Patrick Crain, bass guitar; and Bob Byrd, ukelele and harmonica — bring their unique […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

All-ages concert Saturday benefits One Farm at a Time

The 6th Street Shindig, an all-ages concert to benefit One Farm at a Time, will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. The West Nile Ramblers, The Notorious Shank Brothers, The Cole Norton Quartet and The Telling will be featured. Berryessa Brewing Co. […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Plane lands on bus in Ghana, killing 10

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana’s capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency responders and airport officials said. The crash occurred in Accra near Kotoka International Airport, which […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis Adult School salutes 23 graduates

Twenty-three graduates received high school diplomas at the Davis Adult School’s end-of-the-year ceremony Friday evening at the Veterans’ Memorial Center.

Members of the audience — many bearing festive balloons, or handmade signs congratulating a graduate — held up smart phones to film the beaming students as they filed into the room, stepping in time to Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.”

The program’s main speaker was Pam Mari, the Davis school district’s director of student services. She turned at the lectern to face the green-robed graduates directly.

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Car chase ends in police station parking lot

A wrong-way freeway driver was chased by police officers Saturday to the Davis Police Department parking lot, where officers arrested him. An off-duty officer spotted Mark Dilley, 27, of Davis driving down Olive Drive heading east onto the westbound lanes of I-80. The police lost track of Dilley but later discovered him at Fifth Street […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council race counts down to Tuesday

Democracy in action What: Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Where: Don’t remember your polling place? Visit or call (530) 666-8133 Results: Watch Davis Media Access’ live coverage Tuesday night on cable Channel 15, or visit Less than 48 hours before the polls are set to open Tuesday, […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Business Walk takes temperature of local companies

Armed only with a map of the city and a box of goodies, Don Palm and Cody Beers set out for downtown Friday morning on a mission. Their goal? To improve business in Davis. They walked into insurance offices on F Street, a computer repair shop on Fourth Street and Burgers & Brew on Third Street […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wolk plans Election Night party

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk invites local residents to his Election Night party, beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Jay and Vanessa Errecarte, 2612 Emerald Bay Drive in South Davis. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the end of the campaign and watch the election results with friends and supporters. For […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Queue up for street food

Addy Grant of Addy’s Paella stirs a giant pan of paella at the first Davis Street Food Rodeo on Friday evening in the parking lot north of the Davis Food Co-op on G Street. Grant’s business is based in Lodi but her husband, Paul Grant, was born and raised in Davis. The inaugural event attracted […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,