Q&A set with local Emmy-nominated screenwriter

Learn more What: Free Q&A with screenwriter Sterling Anderson When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Barista Brew Café, 431 G St., downtown Davis Register: email [email protected] No windows. No plumbing. It was “abject poverty,” Sterling Anderson recalled of his childhood home near Tuskegee, Ala. His father’s decision to move the family to Davis, where he found […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fund drive aims to help Chilean fire victims

Local residents can help victims of a devastating fire half a world away, thanks to the efforts of the Chilean Student Association at UC Davis and the Chilean Cultural Association of Davis. The April 12 fire razed an entire neighborhood in Valparaiso, the main port in Chile, taking the lives of at least 15 people, […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Arts Center: See ceramics, join the Big Day of Giving

One of my favorite annual exhibits at Davis Arts Center opens on Friday: “Eight From ACGA,” a juried show by members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of Northern California, held each year in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. This year’s featured artists are Natasha Dikareva, Nina […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Program explores STEM careers for girls

Save a salmon, build a mecha, design a kaiju or breed a better cow. Girls can learn about these and other career opportunities from leading women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at an upcoming program in Davis. The American Association of University Women will host an event from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Embroiderers plan a hands-on project

The Valley Oak chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. A hands-on project from EGA National will show how straight stitches can make curved designs. Card stock and perle cotton in a choice of colors will […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk Saturday to benefit Patwin

“Walk with the Hawk” is the theme of the annual Patwin Elementary School Walkathon and Silent Auction, planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2222 Shasta Drive. The event is the school PTA’s primary fundraiser, and organizers hope to raise more than $20,000 this year to support a variety of school […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beronio lawn signs available, campaign events planned

Janene Beronio for Judge lawn signs are available now. To request one, visit www.janeneforjudge.com or email Beronio at [email protected] A commissioner for the Yolo Superior Court, she is a candidate for the position of Superior Court judge. Voters can meet Beronio every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Birch Lane sells garden plants, veggies

Birch Lane Elementary School will sell plants and vegetables grown by students in the school garden next week. Lots of heirloom tomatoes and Baker Creek heirloom plants will be available, with all funds benefiting the school’s garden program. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 28-May 2, and 8:30 […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Men will talk about Mendocino conference

For 24 years, Davis men — fathers and sons, men’s groups, young men and elders alike — have been attending the annual Redwood Men’s Conference in Mendocino, held over Memorial Day weekend. “We welcome all men who are curious about the collective healing process and the deep meaning that comes from sitting shoulder to shoulder, […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Measure O: Saving city jobs or enabling more waste?

Whether Davis voters support or oppose an increase in the local sales tax may come down to their perception of how well the city has been managing its money. According to the ballot argument for Measure O — which would increase in the sales tax rate from 8 percent to 8.5 percent and extend another […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Election programming available through Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access has produced or recorded a variety of programs related to the June 3 election. DMA is Yolo County’s nonprofit community media center and operates DCTV public access Channel 15, DJUSD Educational Access Channel 17 and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM. “Coverage of local elections is core to DMA’s mission of strengthening community through media, […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Library celebrates El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

As the importance of early literacy and preparing children for school continues to make headlines, the Yolo County Library joins libraries across the country in April and May by recognizing El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) through various events celebrating reading. Known as Día, this is a celebration of […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

One-day challenge looks to raise funds for area nonprofits

GiveLocalNow is gearing up for the region’s first Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving challenge benefiting the region’s nonprofit sector. The event — under the leadership of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, Yolo Community Foundation, and others — will run from midnight Tuesday, May 6, to 11:59 p.m. that night. The region has […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD cheese: a lost legacy

Did you know? It takes 21.2 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of butter, and 10 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of cheese Gone are the days in which UC Davis made its own cheese, milk and ice cream. Those wanting to study the art of making dairy products from […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,