Fall fun for all

Marco, wearing a crown, joins classmates at the Children’s Center in enjoying their personally decorated bags of popcorn after finishing an obstacle course at the preschool’s Fall Festival last Thursday. Jaxon emerges from a tunnel as part of an obstacle course at the Children’s Center Fall Festival. Activities included tours of the chicken coop, gardening, face-painting, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Around the world at NDE

Sixth-grader Matoshi Bulkeley is an enthusiastic ambassador for South Africa during North Davis Elementary School’s Country Convention last Wednesday, held as an observance of United Nations Day. The school’s multipurpose room was filled with knowledgeable sixth-grade ambassadors representing 95 countries around the world. Students in grades 1-5 traveled through the MPR with a passport, collecting […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grant boosts effort to transform library catalog

UC Davis will lead the way for research libraries to transform how they catalog their collections to improve how online researchers can find and use them, thanks to a half-million-dollar grant. The University Library of UC Davis was awarded a $493,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is one of only […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Gamers aim to raise money for children’s hospital

By Tricia Tomiyoshi Supporters of all ages are using their joy of gaming to raise funds and awareness this month for UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The sixth annual Extra Life gaming marathon encourages game enthusiasts to sign up for free at www.extra-life.org, select UC Davis Children’s Hospital and […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Alzheimer’s Center to host caregivers workshop

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will hold a free workshop for those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will take place in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Charles DeCarli, director of the Alzheimer’s center; Ladson […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Young birders welcome at Yolo Audubon wetlands visit

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a bird-watching trip to city of Davis wetlands on Monday, Nov. 11. During this time of year, the wetlands are normally open only on Monday mornings. Visitors will see many species of waterfowl, shorebirds, egrets, gulls and raptors, with experienced Audubon trip leaders Joan […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ukulele luthier will speak at Davis Makerspace

Dave Iriguchi of Iriguchi Ukuleles will present a lecture and demonstration at the Davis Makerspace at 11 a.m. Sunday. A custom and experimental luthier since 2009, Iriguchi plans to bring several instruments to show how his design philosophy has evolved over the years. His notable ukuleles include a signature keystone shape, hand-carved semi-hollow-body designs and […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo’s new archivist leads photo, document preservation workshop

Learn how to protect and preserve your family photos and documents at a special preservation workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. This event, to which the public is invited, is sponsored by the Winters History Project Committee. Meredith Sarmento, Yolo County’s newly appointed archivist […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair meets twice monthly for the holidays

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair returns to Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring more than 30 vendors and food booths. During November and December, the fair will be held twice a month on the first and third Sundays of the month. “We are proud to promote creativity in Davis,” said […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free event promotes Learn to Brew Day

Sudwerk Brewing Co. will host the Greenbelt Brewers Association on Saturday for free community beer-brewing event to promote national Learn to Homebrew Day. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sudwerk Dock Store, 2001 Second St. in Davis.“I think the event is a great opportunity for people who are new to the craft beer […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bicyclists will ride Saturday for mental health

Local residents are invited to ride for mental health on Saturday as part of the NAMIBikes event that features 25K, 50K and 100K routes, all beginning and ending at Davis’ Central Park. Check-in and event-day registration begin at 7:30 a.m. in the park, Fourth and C streets. Or, to register in advance, visit www.FightStigmaAndRide.org or call […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Museum prepares exhibit on ‘The Purple Circle’

The staff of the Hattie Weber Museum is putting together an exhibit on an organization from Davis’ agricultural past — The Purple Circle. Members of this group, which was active from the 1920s through the ’60s, were mainly ranchers committed to raising purebred livestock, for which many had distinguished themselves by winning grand championships (purple […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Yolo Basin Foundation raises Bucks for Ducks

Yolo Basin Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser, Bucks for Ducks, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UCD, will be the guest speaker. This gala fundraising evening features an exhibit titled “Art and Photography of […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hargadon discusses research discoveries at SAY-IT gathering

Andrew Hargadon, director of The Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Davis, will offer a historical recount of the well-known but widely misrepresented discovery of penicillin at the next meeting of SAY-IT on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Hargadon will discuss how discoveries are made (and, no, it is […]

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