Climate Solutions Awards go to Corbett, Davis Flea

Join the fun What: Earth Day celebration/John Muir’s 175th birthday party, featuring a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero and Climate Solutions Awards For kids ages 4-10: An adventure outing with Nature’s Theater, plus birthday cake and party favors When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Community Church, 412 […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Through the eyes of another has new meaning with local’s app

UC Davis student Alexa Adams wants to change people’s perspective — by literally changing what’s in their perspective — using the Google Glass technology. Google’s Project Glass, which was first announced last year, are futuristic glasses that would provide what’s essentially an augmented reality for its users. It’s a heads-up display that offers many of […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Middle East lecture at UCD on Wednesday

Professor Asef Bayat of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will present a free lecture on “The Green Revolt: How different was it from the Arab uprisings?” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the ARC Ballroom A at UC Davis. A reception precedes the lecture at 6 p.m. Bayat taught at the American University in Cairo […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tree Davis, city will plant 30 new trees to mark Arbor Day

Tree Davis, the city of Davis and PG&E will commemorate Arbor Day next month by planting 30 new trees on Claremont Drive behind Nugget Market, 1414 E. Covell Blvd. in East Davis. On Saturday, May 4, members of Tree Davis, a local organization whose mission is to enhance and expand the urban forest in town, […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cool California Challenge extended through May 31

Since April of 2012, some 375 Davis households have been participating in a statewide competition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These households have kept Davis firmly in the lead. Last month, Cool California extended the competition and added some new team-building capabilities to its website. Now, participants can invite their friends and neighbors to join […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Buddhists gather for Sanghafest

A group of local Buddhists from different traditions will host Sanghafest, an inclusive Buddhist gathering, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Members of all local meditation groups, individual practitioners and interested newcomers are all welcome at this free community event. The day offers morning and […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop continues conversation on racism

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is planning a workshop on Saturday, April 27, as a second follow-up to the original forum on Breaking the Silence of Racism, which took place Dec. 1. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon at International House, 10 College Park in Daivs. The purpose is to […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD history book sales benefit local museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will celebrate Picnic Day by selling copies of the history-minded person’s ideal souvenir of the day — Arcadia Publications’ new book about the history of UC Davis. Dennis Dingemans, museum director and one of the book’s authors, will be at a table on the museum’s front porch from 8 […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kindergarten readiness seminar set

How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in the academy’s kindergarten classroom. The seminar will provide parents with fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning math and reading skills. A kindergarten instructor […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police investigate apparent double homicide in South Davis

Relatives say it was a married couple in their 70s and 80s who were the victims of what’s being investigated as a double homicide case in South Davis. Yolo County coroner’s officials have not yet released the names of the couple, whose bodies were discovered at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday after their daughter called the […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts

Spanish-speaking CoDA study group starts

CoDependents Anonymous is starting a new 30-question study group for Spanish speakers. The group will meet right after the regular CoDA meeting on Saturday mornings in Davis. The regular, English-speaking meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the study group will follow from 10:35 to approximately 11:15 a.m. The location is the Davis Lutheran Church, […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Visit Peregrine School on Friday

Peregrine Elementary School in Davis has scheduled a Visiting Day during which prospective families may visit and experience a day at the campus. Prospective students will have the opportunity to participate in Friday projects with current students while parents observe. Visiting Day will take place Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can join […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Couple open their garden for tours

Landscape designer Tara Watt and metalworker Roger Madison will open their Davis garden for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the garden paths and relax on the informal, rock seating to enjoy the floral display and to get a sense of how […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vacation Bible Camp explores caring for the Earth

Children entering pre-kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall can spend five days this summer exploring creation and how to care for the Earth at Davis United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible Camp. The camp will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day, June 24-28. Activities themed around “Caring for God’s Creation” will include Bible stories […]

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