Men invited to talk, drum circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle starts at a new time — 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. next door to the main post office. There is no charge for this event and all men, 18 years and older are welcome. Men may bring an item […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Last chance to see sandhill cranes

By Jean Jackman What’s there not to like about sandhill cranes? They are huge, 3 to 4 feet high, and easy to identify. They dance year -round. Their unusual rattle/bugle/gargled call can be heard for more than a mile. Their majestic 6- to 7-foot wingspan is impressive. I am drawn to revisit them each year. […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Stonegate sidewalk safety discussed at meeting

Stonegate residents will meet Monday evening with city officials to discuss Lake Boulevard sidewalk safety hazards caused by the roots of stone pine trees. The meeting will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stonegate Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd. The bike path and sidewalk on the west side of Lake Boulevard between Marina […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farm Fresh To You starts tour season

Come see where your food is grown. Farm Fresh To You, the organic produce home delivery community-supported agriculture service, invites the public to its farm in Capay for a tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16. A tractor tram will take visitors around the farm […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

West Davis residents invited to meet Brett Lee

All interested neighbors are invited to an informal gathering Sunday, March 4, at the home of Ken and Diane Wagstaff, 1114 Kent Drive, to meet City Council candidate Brett Lee. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Lee, an industrial engineer and financial adviser, faces four other candidates in the June 5 election. Three council seats are on […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Library offers Nook digital download workshop

Those with a Nook digital reader can learn how to download library e-books at a workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This session is intended for users of the Nook Simple Touch, Nook Color and Nook Tablet. Vicki Lorini, Barnes & Noble community […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

I-House offers English class on Sundays

International House Davis is offering a new English conversation class — one of eight such classes held weekly — at 10 College Park in Davis. This class will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays in the Hagan Room at I-House, accessible through the parking lot. The teacher is Thomas Kollmann, who has lived and worked […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Frerichs kicks off his council campaign

Lucas Frerichs, chairman of the Davis Planning Commission, invites the public to the kickoff of his City Council campaign at a “Celebrate Green” event Saturday, March 17. The fun runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Blue Oak Energy, 1560 Drew Ave. in South Davis. The minimum donation is $25 and the maximum donation is […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo CASA ‘I Am for the Child’ dinner, auction set March 25

Yolo Court Appointed Special Advocates is planning a fundraising dinner and auction, “I Am for the Child,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the El Macero Country Club. Yolo CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains and supports volunteers to speak out and act as advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children. […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Supervisors focus on supporting agriculture during workshop

Yolo County supervisors will hear from local farm leaders and experts on Tuesday during a workshop aimed at enhancing the economic output of agriculture. The workshop takes place at 9 a.m. during the supervisors’ regularly scheduled meeting in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St., in Woodland. Supervisors Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, both from Davis, […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Cycling Hall of Fame continues in high gear

It’s been more than two years since the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame made its cross-country journey, emerging from boxes in New Jersey storage to be showcased in a new Davis home at Third and B streets.

The spoke shrine has raced forward at breakneck speed in an effort to find its niche in the American sporting world.

Anthony Costello of Davis, president of the Hall of Fame board, believes this will be a breakout year for the Hall.

“We’ve always said this was a start-up project,” Costello explained. “We’ve spent the last two years restructuring the board, reworking the building, bringing the collection out of storage, rebuilding the website … doing a lot things that corporate funders expect to see in place.”

The hard work is paying off …

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

School Arts Foundation celebrates 30 years

The Davis School Arts Foundation will hold its 30th Anniversary Celebration and Student Art Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Community members are invited to enjoy music performed by the Davis High School Jazz Choir and a string quartet from the high school led by award-winning […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Morning tour planned at city wetlands

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead the first morning tour of the 2012 season on Saturday, March 3, at the city of Davis wetlands. The tour will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at these specially created wetlands that use treated waste and storm water to create habitat for year-round residents and migrating birds wintering in […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Energy efficiency forum targets local businesses

Area business owners and residents are invited to a free public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave., to discuss energy efficiency opportunities for local businesses. The forum is co-sponsored by the Yolo County Library, PG&E and Yolo Energy Watch. The program will be repeated in Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,