Master gardeners to speak on composting, herbs

Grace Garden will host two Master Gardener seminars on Saturday, May 5. Both are at Grace Garden at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. They are free and open to the public. Master gardener Steve Radosevich will discuss composting and demonstrate making a compost pile from 9 to 10:30 a.m. He will include what […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Embroiderers Guild meets May 3

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Jacqui Mathews will teach a small project in needlepoint and petitpoint on 18-count canvas, suitable for a smartphone pouch. For more information and […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club continues early morning walks

Every Tuesday and Thursday — unless there’s rain — the Sierra Club takes brrrisk morning walks in Davis (1A). To participate, meet at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee in The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. All are welcome to walk with the group. The walking distance is 4.5 miles in 90 […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Winters celebrates Youth Day on Saturday

Winters Youth Day celebrates its 76th anniversary Saturday with one of the largest parades in Northern California and a day full of fun and celebration of the city’s youth. The 76th Winters Youth Day Parade will march down historic Main Street, followed by a full day of food, crafts, free games and entertainment at the […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis men’s talk circle meets May 1

The Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. There is no charge for this event and all men age 18 and older are welcome. “Men far too often do not build community for themselves,” a news release said. “The Talk Circle is […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary looking for a few good charities

The Davis Sunrise Rotary is accepting applications from nonprofit charitable organizations to receive proceeds from the Rotary Club’s annual Oktoberfest. This year, the Oktoberfest will take place in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Rotary Club anticipates up to 500 guests at the festival, which would raise about $10,000. The club hopes to contribute […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

May Festival takes us back in time at Gibson House

The Gibson House May Festival on Sunday, May 20, will transport visitors back to “olden days” with its Discovery Row from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discovery Row includes gold panning, face painting, old-fashioned clothes washing with a washboard, children’s games and a model railroad display along with a blacksmith who will demonstrate how his […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Epicurean Esprit set May 24 to benefit Elderly Nutrition

The 23rd annual Epicurean Esprit, which benefits The Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Tandem Properties, 3500 Anderson Road. This event, sponsored by Friends of Meals on Wheels, offers samples of some of Yolo County’s finest cuisine, wine and beverages donated by more than […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

‘Toy Story’ series featured in summer mini-musical camps at DAC

An animated classic is at the heart of the Davis Art Center Manville Mini-Musicals summer mini-camps, directed by Mindy Manville and choreographed by Breanne Frady. Mini-Musicals teach youngsters how to stage the song and dance portions of familiar shows and movies. This summer’s mini-camps kick off with a high-energy version of songs from all three […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

98th annual Picnic Day was fun in the sun

Thousands of visitors turned out for the university’s annual open house featuring animal events, live music performances, children’s activities, department exhibits and more.

After a wild and wet spring, the sun is expected to shine Saturday, hitting 87 degrees and bringing smiles to the faces of UC Davis students who have spent much of the past year organizing Picnic Day, the campus’ 98th open house. The event got its start in 1909, when the then-University Farm invited folks from the community to check out its dairy barn.

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Fights, arrests make downtown a police ‘hotspot’

Downtown Davis was the epicenter of Picnic Day police activity Saturday, with officers making at least 50 arrests by nightfall and breaking up dozens of fights throughout the day. A particularly ugly scene played out shortly after 8 p.m. on Third Street between F and G streets, where witnesses said a man was Tasered during […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Beerfest to benefit Citizens Who Care

Approximately 100 hand-crafted beers will be available for tasting at the eighth annual Davis Beerfest on Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Sudwerk Brewery parking lot, 2001 Second St. All proceeds will benefit Citizens Who Care, a nonprofit organization in Yolo County that provides social support programs and respite services to […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cinco de Bow Wow Pet Parade set May 5

The redesigned Putah Creek Nature Trail will play host to Cinco De Bow Wow, a community-wide picnic and pet parade, on Saturday, May 5, in Winters. Parade organizer Shaunie Briggs came up with the idea of gathering on Putah Creek to celebrate the renovations to the creek side while looking for slightly surreal subjects to […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cost of public retiree health care soars

SACRAMENTO (AP) — As Stockton contemplates a bankruptcy filing, cities, counties and school districts throughout California are grappling with the same issue that has led the delta port city to the brink of insolvency — soaring costs for retiree health care. San Francisco, which once allowed its public employees to qualify for full retiree medical […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,