Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Drop off your e-waste at Harper JH

Harper Junior High School students will hold a free electronic waste drive-through drop-off on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 4000 E Covell Blvd. Drop off computer monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook computers, VCRs, microwaves, stereo equipment, speakers and more, all without getting out of your car. Just pop […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: How much energy does your TV use?

A statistic can be revealing — conveying in a number what it may take paragraphs to describe in words. Of course, statistics also can be deceptive. A statement (usually) attributed to Mark Twain sums it up, so to speak: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” It used to be that […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Restore/Restory project educates locals about Cache Creek’s history

The Art of Regional Change, a joint initiative of the UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change, has been awarded $20,000 to host a series of local events to showcase its latest community media project documenting the history of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. A collaboration between ARC and the Cache Creek […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Learn about reverse mortgages at luncheon

Homeowners in Yolo County can get information on reverse mortgages, plus a free lunch, at an event Wednesday, March 28, hosted by Linda Darvishian of Security One Lending. The gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Ludy’s Main Street BBQ, 667 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Attendees must be homeowners age 62 or older. Family […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn art, computers, languages at Davis Adult School

Spring quarter classes at the Davis Adult School start Monday, and many of the most popular classes still have a few seats available. Art teacher Gay Huntley will offer three classes, in Creative Mosaic, Drawing and Printing with Acrylics. These classes give adults a hands-on opportunity to create works of art under the guidance of […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis High’s Fannjiang places in top 10 at Intel

Davis High School senior Clara Fannjiang took eighth place Tuesday evening in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most elite and demanding high school science research competition. Fannjiang received a $20,000 award for her research, which involved developing enhanced radio data collection methods, which may help astronomers see farther into the universe, generate clearer images […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

PJ is a wiggly, sweet and huggable 18-month-old neutered male boxer/Rottweiler mix who loves being with people and would make a great jogging partner. Wink is a super-sized, gentle and calm 5-year-old neutered male purebred German shepherd who loves to play with other dogs. Wink lost one of his eyes in an accident, thus his […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Disney vet, now an Aggie, featured on ‘Davisville’

Lindsey Black, 20, is a transfer student who is studying the classics and history at UC Davis. She’s also a veteran of the Disney Channel high school comedy “As the Bell Rings,” having played Lexi in the 2008-09 season. On the latest “Davisville,” Black talks about why she chose Davis for college, why history engages […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Investment expert will be at bookstore

Author Easan Katir will read from his book, “There is a Tide,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book explains a tested method of investment analysis that saved Katir’s portfolio from the stock market crash of 2008. The public is welcome; refreshments will be provided. Katir […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

New Harmony framing up along freeway

By Dell Richards Because it’s visible from Interstate 80, passing motorists may be wondering what the construction is along Cowell Boulevard near the intersection with Chiles Road. Framing on New Harmony Mutual Housing Community is nearly complete; the roof will be going on next. Construction began this winter and should be finished in December. The project has preserved […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Housing & Growth | Tagged ,

Community Services featured at City Hall at the Market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Councilman Stephen Souza will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be at the north end of the market. The Community Services Department will be […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos Books hosts conversation groups, art exhibit

Logos Books has several events coming up in April. La Table Française, a French conversation group, meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 11. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Also, the works of artist Linda Galusha will be on exhibit […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Free Baby Signs sample class offered

Parents are invited to bring their babies and toddlers to a free Baby Signs sample class at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Mother & Baby Source, 714 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Baby Signs sample class is a great outing with your little one with singing, signing, bubbles and play time,” a news release said. […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,