Dispose of bulky waste this weekend

Has the spring cleaning bug bitten you? If so, you can dispose of your unwanted items for free at the 2013 bulky item drop-off days event Thursday through Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Items that will […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Ace hosts springtime events

Davis Ace will host two family-friendly events later this month: * Paint a pot: Bring your kids to paint their very own pot and then plant a seedling to take home and watch it grow. This free event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the garden department, 830 Fourth St. * […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI ends sunflower-related competitions

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has announced that it will no longer hold its Sunflower Art Competition and Tallest Sunflower Contest. After 10 years of this successful community event that used art and horticulture to spread awareness of mental health issues, the Sunflower Art Committee made the difficult decision to […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Radio show examines rejections, refusals and rebuffs

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books about changing the world of work, including the New York Times bestsellers, “A Whole New Mind” […]

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Collaging brings comfort in grief

Expressing grief through creative means can be a helpful way to cope with loss. Yolo Hospice will host a free, one-day grief workshop, “Collaging Through Grief,” which offers an opportunity to express grief through the process of creating. The workshop is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. It will be from […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Indian dinner supports Nicaragua trip to install pedal-powered water pump

Da Vinci High School’s Team Blend is a service-oriented club that like to build gadgets that are muscle-powered. Previous projects include a manually powered blender — hence the club’s name. Now they’re working on a bicycle-based pedal-powered water pump, which they intend to take to a rural town in Nicaragua this summer. To support the […]

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Two hurt in I-80 crash

The California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses to a Tuesday morning collision on Interstate 80 that left two people hospitalized. Officer Bryan Konvalin said a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Laredo driven by 19-year-old Paige Hopkins of Sacramento ran off eastbound I-80 east of Mace Boulevard and struck a tree shortly after 11:30 a.m. Both Hopkins and […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bike commuter, nonprofit group show how to trim transportation footprint

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, April 21 Where: Davis Community […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Eco Heroes tackle local ‘food print’

Each year, Cool Davis recognizes visionary Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their civic and everyday lives. The organization seeks to honor some of the hidden heroes among us who are forging and implementing new ways to live lightly with less impact on the environment.

Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, their community and their planet. This year’s Eco Heroes are Dani Lee, Robyn Waxman and Diane Swann. Climate Solutions Awards, which go to local businesses or organizations for exemplary efforts …

Taste of Davis tickets still available

Imagine tasting the best offerings of 26 local restaurants wineries and breweries, but on one evening, under one roof. That’s what awaits ticket holders for A Taste of Davis, which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Participating vendors include Paesanos, Seasons, […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Earth Day planting project raises funds for creek education

Local environmentalists can celebrate Earth Day by planting native plants on a hillside overlooking Berryessa Gap on Saturday, April 20, all the while raising funds for the Putah Creek Council’s education programs. The “plantathon” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Winters, where volunteers will plant the landscape around the Solano County Water […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Library hours reduced for training

All seven Yolo County branch libraries will have shortened hours on Monday so staff members may attend systemwide training. Branches normally open on Mondays will reopen from 2 to 6 p.m. The Yolo County Library’s Central Services and Archives also will be affected be the closure. Davis has two branches — at 315 E. 14th […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Craft fair features new vendors, entertainment

More than 40 vendors, guest performers and crafts tables for visitors will be featured at the Square Tomatoes Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. New vendors include Stephen Schuchman, a globe-trotting gemstone miner and lapidary artist. A mine owner, he has personally extracted 120 tons […]

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Brazilian academic will speak at UC Davis

“Challenges and Opportunities for Public Research Universities in Brazil” is the title of a talk to be given Wednesday, April 17, at UC Davis as part of the Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, scientific director and professor at the Sao Paulo Research Foundation and State […]

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