Church open house celebrates renovation, expansion

Neighbors and travelers along Russell Boulevard in West Davis have watched the months-long remodeling project at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Now, they’ll get to see the finished space, as the church hosts an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the expansion and remodeling. The church is at […]

Artists turn utilitarian into fun

Utility boxes positioned next to traffic signals downtown are no longer drab and boring, thanks to a public art program launched recently by the city of Davis. Artists have been contracted to paint five of the boxes, transforming “necessary structures into lively pieces of art,” city officials said. Each received $1,000 to cover their costs. […]

Transformed Central Park oak deck to rise again

More than a year after an arsonist set fire to the oak tree deck in Central Park, the City Council on Tuesday will approve the design and some money necessary to rebuild the stage, making it sturdier — and in many ways, perhaps better — than before. The city is not just rebuilding the deck […]

UCD researchers reduce water needs for grape-growing, winemaking

At a time when agriculturists are looking for ways to cut back on water usage, researchers at the UC Davis viticulture and enology department are paving the way for sustainable techniques in winemaking and grape-growing. To make a gallon of wine, it takes 4 to 6 gallons of water under current production techniques. Researchers such as […]

Fulks wins national Trails Worker Award

Andrew Fulks of Davis received a national Trails Worker Award at the 2015 American Trails Association’s award symposium in Portland on May 19. Fulks, a licensed landscape architect, is the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve manager for UC Davis, managing 6 miles of stream and several hundred acres. He also is president of the board of […]

Birch Lane holds clothing drive

Birch Lane Elementary School, in partnership with ReUseIt, is providing an opportunity to de-clutter homes while making a difference locally by hosting a mobile clothing drive. The drive continues through May 31 at the school, 1600 Birch Lane in Davis. A ReUseIt drop box will be on the school campus and items may be placed in it anytime. […]

Battery and domestic violence charges send 2 Davis men to jail

Two Davis men were arrested in separate domestic violence incidents on Friday and Saturday, Davis police reported. In the first, Jonathan Ramirez, 23, was arrested for battery after allegedly attacking a resident at the Alhambra Apartments at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Davis police Cpl. Michael Moore said a resident knocked on a neighbor’s door after he heard […]

Drivers on Covell caught in a paper jam

Cars swerved in and out of their lanes when a large amount of paper fell from a delivery truck on East Covell Boulevard near Alhambra Drive at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, police reported. Reams of perforated printer paper lay unfolding on the road until the city’s public works employees cleared the mess. The cleanup took about 30 […]

City to choose trees over grass as it conserves water

Save the trees, kill some grass. That’s the most simple message in the city of Davis’ comprehensive plan to tackle its own water use to help the community reach a 28-percent water conservation mandate from the state, compared to 2013 numbers. From holding public water workshops to strategic grass conversion in city parks and greenbelts, the […]

Vitiello will retire from Davis Arts Center; Stacie Frerichs to take over

By Michael Azevedo The Davis Arts Center has announced that its executive director, Erie Vitiello, will retire in July. After a rigorous search process, the board has selected Stacie Frerichs of Davis as the new executive director. For the past eight years, Vitiello has led the center through a period of growth, as the organization has increased its […]

Taste winning recipe at Tour de Cluck

Tickets are still available for the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of Davis’ backyard chicken coops, on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Davis Farm to School, a program of Yolo Farm to Fork. The nonprofit organization supports farm-fresh and local produce in school […]

Community Choice Energy is focus of Wednesday talk

Davis Downtown invites member businesses and the community to Wednesday’s brown-bag discussion of community-scale electricity purchasing, also known as Community Choice Energy. The city of Davis has formed an advisory committee to evaluate whether CCE is a good fit for Davis, and if so, what options exist. CCE is not the same as a city-owned […]

‘In the Studio’ serves up new episodes

Two new episodes of “In the Studio” are airing on Davis Media Access, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays on DCTV on Comcast Channel 15, and on demand at Menu 99 on AT&T’s U-verse. They are: * Episode #516: Diversity, racial oppression, minority cultures, equity — could any work touch on more spheres at present? Find […]

DMA highlights ‘Zen and The Art of Bicycle Commuting’

The latest episode of “Davis Media Access: From the Vault” gives a nod to May as Bike Month and features information about bicycling between Davis and Sacramento. The short film, “Zen and The Art of Bicycle Commuting,” was produced by Davis resident Ken Celli and a group of students comprising an action research team at […]