Capay Valley Almond Festival celebrates 99 years

From music to art, a car show to a craft fair, the 99th annual Capay Valley Almond Festival on Sunday has something for the whole family. The event runs from 8 to 5 p.m. in six towns along Highway 16 in northwestern Yolo County. Starting in the south in Madison, festivalgoers can stop in Esparto, Capay, […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

University Farm Circle celebrates 100 years of fellowship and service

By Elizabeth Sagehorn A long time ago — 100 years, as a matter of fact — in a little town called Davis, a woman named Kate Fizell had an idea for a social organization for women. She was the matron of the dormitory and dining hall at the University Farm School, and she wanted to […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis events celebrate trend of students helping students

An award-winning student organization that provides emergency support to UC Davis students will mark the growing trend of students giving to fellow students on International Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Feb. 27. We Are Aggie Pride, which has provided more than $27,000 to help about 30 students stay in school, is organizing activities […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mural workshops move downtown

Public workshops this week to brainstorm plans for a community art project have been moved to the former site of Dimple Records, 212 F St. in downtown Davis. The workshops were to have taken place at Third Space, 946 Olive Drive. Caryl Yasko, a nationally recognized muralist, will lead design development workshops from 7 to […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DPNS welcomes visitors on March 1

The Davis Parent Nursery School will host an open house on Saturday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both of its Davis locations — 426 W. Eighth St. and 1447 Danbury St. Parents and children are invited to stop by and learn about DPNS’ play group, two-day, three-day, pre-kindergarten and five-day programs. […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Governor plans $687M for drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday announced a $687 million plan to provide immediate help to drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies. The proposal comes amid one of the driest periods in the history of the nation’s most populous […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: And more on that costly report …

A BLANK CHECK … no one seems to know how much the Davis Joint Unified School District was willing to pay for the volleyball investigation that resulted in a 72-page top-secret report that will never see the light of day … had the bill been for $50,000 instead of $22,000 would the district even have […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC Davis presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Miles Anderson directs Frank Galati’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” the story of tenant farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression in pursuit of jobs, dignity and a future.

Presented by the UC Davis department of theater and dance, this staging with both original and traditional American music honors this 75th anniversary year since the publication of Steinbeck’s epic novel.

Learn more about bird-friendly coffee movement

Research supporting the bird-friendly coffee movement is the subject of the next Flyway Nights lecture, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles Road. John Sterling will present the Smithsonian Institute’s research that supports the movement, discussing discuss why some coffee farms are better than others for birds […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moms-to-be can enjoy free water massage

Are you feeling the heaviness and low back pain of pregnancy? Would you love to float weightlessly in warm water while your entire body is gently massaged and stretched? Imagine the pain melting away, allowing you to move freely in the water and deeply relax. This is the magic of Watsu (water shiatsu), or aquatic […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Internet back story is focus of talk Monday

Any computer user who marvels at the power of modern Internet search engines can learn “the rest of the story” when Internet technologist Tom Elliott presents a program Monday for the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club. Elliott, a club member, titles the presentation “Human-Based Computation — A Look into the Work of Luis vonAhn.” The […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Preschool hosts open house March 1

Davis Community Church Nursery School, a parent cooperative preschool, will hold an open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1. The school is across the street from the Farmers Market, on D Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. DCCNS will accept applications starting March 1 for the 2014-15 school year for all its […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Project Runaway’ author visits bookstore

Portland-based author Anne Hendren will be at The Avid Reader at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, to discuss her newest book, “Project Runaway.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Set in New York and the Rocky Mountain west, “Project Runaway” wraps suicide and fraud inside the opulent intrigue of fashion and design […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sudwerk uncaps two specialty beers

Sudwerk Brewing Co. will release the first two of its limited Brewers Cut series at a free event Friday in its taproom. The release party runs from from 4 to 8 p.m. and features Diddly Flanders — a barrel-fermented sour (6.75 percent alcohol by volume) — and California Wild Péche Saison — a Belgian-style tart […]

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