Bees, Berries & Bouquets benefits Yolo Land Trust

The Yolo Land Trust announces its spring event — Bees, Berries & Bouquets — an afternoon celebration of the conservation work of the Yolo Land Trust. The fundraiser will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Butler Farm, 28360 County Road 23 in Madison. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: Consider thrillers, fillers and spillers for container pots

Question: I want to plant some container pots in a sunny location. What are some guidelines? Remember that container gardening, while rewarding, is not the natural environment for plants. You will have to make up for some of what is usually provided in nature, especially unlimited space for root growth and the insulation of a […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Teachers can tour CalSTRS building

The Yolo County California Retired Teachers Association has arranged a tour of the State Teachers Retirement System building in West Sacramento at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The public tour will last 45 minutes, and chief investment officer Christopher Ailman will lead a tour of the investment offices for another 30 to 40 minutes. Ailman also will […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Get rose care tips at free seminar

Local gardeners can learn from an expert how to grow and maintain a lush and healthy rose garden at a free seminar Saturday. The event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Davis Ace Hardware garden department, 830 Fourth St. downtown. For more information, visit or

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Community Folk Orchestra performs

The Davis Community Folk Orchestra, a class offered through the Davis Adult School, will present its final concert of the school year at 7 p.m. Thursday at King High School, Seventh and B streets. Admission is free. The repertoire includes traditional folk tunes from many different parts of the world. The community is welcome.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to perform Saturday

The Davis Children’s Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Rachel Kessler, who is retiring as the group’s longtime leader. The concert will take place in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 
421 D St. Donations will be accepted with gratitude.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Choral leader is ready for a third retirement

Details What: Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Admission: Donations will be accepted with gratitude Saturday’s pre-Mother’s Day concert by the Davis Children’s Chorale is something of a swan song for longtime director Rachel Kessler. She’ll soon turn leadership of the […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beloved DPNS teacher set to retire

There’s something about Davis Parent Nursery School that keeps bringing them back. Take teacher Jackie Radin. In the early 1970s, not long after moving to Davis from her native France, Radin enrolled her young son at DPNS. That meant, of course, that Radin herself was enrolled there as well, since the school requires parents and caregivers to regularly work in the classroom, […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Greenwald seeks campaign volunteers

Davis City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s campaign is organizing literature-dropping this week to complete between now and Election Day on June 5, and is in need of volunteers. If you would like to walk a precinct and leave a campaign brochure at houses (no need to knock and talk), email [email protected] or [email protected], or call (530) […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cookbook authors will sign copies on Saturday

Just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving, cookbook authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will sign copies of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” on Saturday at the market. They’ll be at the market booth from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) celebrates […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

For the record

A former warden of San Quentin State Prison, Jeanne Woodford, and Deputy State Public Defender Ellen Eggers will give a free public talk about their opposition to the death penalty at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. An incorrect day (not date) was published Wednesday.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a close-up look at moths

What’s Mother’s Day without moths and caterpillars? Moth specimens and a fun caterpillar craft will highlight a pre-Mothers Day open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The museum is in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on California Drive on the UC Davis campus. The event is free and open to […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Food Bank announces closure of Quick & Fresh Market

Quick & Fresh Market, the retail store owned and operated by the Food Bank of Yolo County, will close its doors Thursday, May 31, the agency announced this week. The store opened in December 2010. “Though we are saddened by the closure of Quick & Fresh, we are proud to be one of the first […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Author to discuss music of American West

Beth Levy will discuss her new book “Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West” at noon Friday, May 25, in the UC Davis Memorial Union’s Bookstore Lounge. In her book, Levy, an associate professor of music at UCD, explores “how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American […]

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