Explorit: Science and sunshine at Explorit’s Summer Camps

Registration for Explorit’s popular Summer Science Camps is off to a roaring start. Camps are filling up, so register now to secure a spot in your first choice. For 10 weeks this summer, Explorit’s facility in Mace Ranch Park, 3141 Fifth St., will be home base for a variety of inquiry-based, hands-on science explorations by […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sign up for Camp Kesem caterpillar crawl

Camp Kesem is hosting a 5-kilometer run at the UC Davis Memorial Union Quad at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 27. Sign-ins begin at 8:15 a.m. with the run starting at 9 a.m. The fee is $15 to run or walk. The run is neon-themed, so participants are encouraged to dress in their brightest clothing. Prizes […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volkssporting Club plans North Davis walks

Davis Dynamos Volkssporting Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with walks on the greenbelts of North Davis. Individuals may choose either a 6- or 10-kilometer walk — primarily on off-street paths — at 8 a.m. and noon Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27. All walks start at CVS/pharmacy in The Marketplace, 1471 W. Covell Blvd. Individuals […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local authors’ book release party is fundraiser for special-needs children

Davis residents Andy Jones and Kate Duren, who recently published a book of poems and essays about raising their special-needs son, will have a book release party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. “Where’s Jukie?” was published by Absurd Publications, a Davis-based press, and is available in Davis and […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Groups join for a day of service

The city of Davis and local community groups will host a day of service on Saturday, April 26, featuring diverse projects with a common goal of creating community and a healthier, safer place in which to live and work. In April 2011, local congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints implemented a […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Card party benefits hospice services

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a Springtime All Sports for Cancer Pedro Party at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11 a.m. for a sandwich lunch with beverages. The tournament will start promptly after lunch. Entrance fee for […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Schwenger lawn signs available

David Schwenger, a candidate for Yolo County County Clerk/Recorder-Assessor, has yard signs available. Email your name and address to [email protected] and Schwenger will personally deliver a yard sign. For more information, visit www.schwenger4yolocounty.com.

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Diva is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred long-haired Rottweiler. She is a very good-natured, happy dog who loves nothing better than to play ball. She is very people-friendly and gets along well with large male dogs. Cleopatra is a 2-year-old fox terrier mix. Unlike most fox terriers, she is calm and quiet, and she plays well […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Quilters gear up for annual show

The Flying Needles Quilters Guild will host its annual quilt show at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland, on May 17-18. The annual show offers quilters the opportunity to display their work to the public and gives the community a chance to see the new and exciting directions quilt-making is taking, […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed for Grad Night

Be a part of the excitement, glitz and glam that is Grad Night 2014. Volunteers have planned an amazing event for the graduating seniors from all Davis high schools, but to bring the dream to fruition, help is needed. Even if you are not a parent of a high school senior, Grad Night organizers appreciate […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Hitchhiking’ dog looking for new home

Yolo County is no stranger to hitchhikers. But this may be the first of a four-legged variety. On the night of April 8, a woman driving her minivan was stopped at the intersection of Gibson Road and West Street in Woodland when she noticed an Australian cattle dog running at full speed down the street. […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis grad makes rain collection a business

Learn more What: BlueBarrel Systems hands-on installation workshop When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Where: Location confirmed upon registration Cost: $45 Info: Sign up online at www.bluebarrelsystems.com A Davis High School graduate who noticed that many food products are shipped in 55-gallon drums used that knowledge to build her own rain-catching business. BlueBarrel Systems […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo caption in Wednesday’s edition misidentified the person helping children with a telescope to promote Friday’s astronomy night at Conaway Ranch. It is John Oberholtzer.

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

State’s health care sign-ups beat projections

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California’s health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration. Through Tuesday’s end of the enrollment period, nearly 1.4 million Californians had selected a policy through the state’s online marketplace, about 1 million more than the federal government had projected last fall. Covered […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,