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Learn more about city organics program

By summer, Davis’ current system of collecting yard waste loose in the street will change to a hybrid system of yard waste piles and organics carts. Once this new system — dubbed the organics program — begins, all residents and business in Davis will have access to food-scrap recycling service through Davis Waste Removal. The organics […]

Garden doctor: Tackle those weeds now!

Question: I have so many weeds. How do I get rid of them? Answer: There’s a reason why everything looks green after the rain. Everything is growing, including (or especially) the weeds. Rather than be overwhelmed by the number and variety of weeds in your garden, it helps to have a strategy and the focus to […]

Join in a bird count Saturday at nature preserve

Local residents can join in the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20 west of Woodland. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts, starting at 9 a.m. Knowledgeable leaders will help with identification and tally sheets and will submit the group check sheet to organizers of the Great […]

New program repowers local nonprofits when homeowners go solar

RepowerYolo, a Davis-based program that provides discounts for residential solar systems, has launched YoloShines, a campaign to support nonprofit organizations when Yolo County homeowners go solar. “The YoloShines program is simple: Every time a community member goes solar in 2016, we will donate $500 in their name to their favorite Yolo County nonprofit organization,” says Chris […]

Art Theater of Davis presents Ibsen’s ‘The Master Builder’

The Art Theater of Davis continues its 2015-16 season with an original translation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic “The Master Builder,” which will be presented Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 11-14, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Written in 1892, “The Master Builder” tells the story of Halvard Solness, a celebrated small-town builder who […]

Camp Shakespeare returns this summer for sixth year

Camp Shakespeare will return for its sixth year this summer, this time as “Camp Shakespeare: Summer of Heroes.” Campers will take on some of the greatest heroes in Shakespeare and beyond: Henry V, Joan of Arc, Romeo, Juliet, Imogen and Cyrano de Bergerac. Through theater games, acting workshops and a culminating performance, campers will explore […]

Montoya, Simonsen featured at Stories on Stage Davis

Stories on Stage Davis returns Saturday, Feb. 13, with two local authors, Maceo Montoya and Nicole Simonsen. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the reading starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. A minimum donation of $5 is requested. Montoya, a professor of Chicana/o studies at UC Davis, […]

Love-themed theatrical recital set Feb. 17

The Well Seasoned Players return to the Davis Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 12:15 p.m. The theatrical “recital” will feature a condensed sample reading of the first part of “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, starring Sandy Weiss and Rick Duff. The program also includes two individual performances of short comic pieces presented by […]

Wineaux: The many wines of the many Valentines

The many notions about the origin of Valentine’s Day don’t even agree on which of several Saint Valentines lends his name to the celebration. Being a sort of literary-minded person, I favor the theory that Geoffrey Chaucer invented it when he wrote in “Parlement of Foules” (1382): For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan […]

The perfect date

In California’s desert at this time of year, there’s a blessing of the dates. The ceremony opens the Riverside County Fair, since dates are a large part of the agricultural industry in Coachella Valley, and includes prayers for the date palms, and for the safety of the workers and equipment as they prune, pollinate and harvest […]

A cappella music party helps out Winters school music programs

Community members can enjoy some a cappella music and fun from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters, and help support music in Winters public schools. Harmony from the Heart will feature a cappella performances from The Spokes, an all-female UC Davis group; The Threshold Choir, which […]

Acme’s ‘I Gelosi’ honors early Italian acting troupe

Check it out What: Acme Theatre Company presentation of “I Gelosi,” directed by Acme alum Hope Raymond When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $13 general, $8 students in advance at acme.brownpapertickets.com […]

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