Sunday, April 20, 2014

University Honda wins another President’s Award

University Honda in Davis once again has received the President’s Award, given by American Honda Motor Co. to its top-ranking dealerships across the country. Dealers are selected for the honor based on their achievement of excellence in all areas of operation — customer service and satisfaction, sales, training and facility operation for the prior calendar […]

I’m the weiner

Greta, a long-haired dapple dachshund, won her heat in the Doxie Derby at the 100th annual Picnic Day. PicnicDay271W

Davis Roots will showcase its graduating startups

Davis Roots, a local business incubator, will host a Demo Day event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, at its offices at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion, 604 Second St. in downtown Davis. The second class of graduating startups will be pitching and presenting tech demos of their products at the event, and the third […]

Go to the next Davis Cruise-In

Experience some car history at the upcoming Davis Cruise-In. What: Davis Cruise-In When: Tuesday, April 15 (third Tuesday of the month from April to October) Time: 5 to 7 p.m. (or later) Where: The Marketplace, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis Who: 45 to 80 participants share their interesting and unique vehicles monthly

Dutch Bros. raises $19,000 for girl with leukemia

Dutch Bros. Coffee customers raised more than $19,000 to help Brooke Beaubier, a 9-year-old Sacramento area girl who was diagnosed recently with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. All local Dutch Bros. stores, including those in Davis and Woodland, participated in “Shake it For Brooke,” March 10-21. “I’m so happy to see everyone’s support for me,” Brooke […]

Can you give them a home?

Monkey is a tiny little guy — less than 5 pounds. He’s a 1- to 2-year-old neutered male Brussels Griffon mix. The Brussels Griffon is known as a very affectionate breed, and Monkey is no exception. He is a sweet and cheerful boy who loves to play with other dogs and snuggle up with his human friends. Gordie is […]

Final tuneup set for robotics team

The Citrus Circuits robotics team is competing in its third regional competition this season, the Silicon Valley Regional, being held through Saturday at San Jose State University’s Event Center. So far this year, Citrus Circuits, made up of Davis high school students, has won two regional competitions — the Inland Empire Regional and the Sacramento […]

Master Gardeners share tips at free workshops Saturday

Master Gardeners will lead four free workshops Saturday at Woodland Community College’s Horticulture Garden, in conjunction with the college’s spring plant sale. WCC is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. On the agenda are: * Wise Gardeners Use Water-Wise Plants, 9-9:30 a.m., Room 402, taught by Leslie Olaya. Learn to add plants to your garden that make […]

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 2014 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. Bring your unwanted […]

Wetlands visitors may see shorebirds, swallows

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, for a free guided tour. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month year-round. It’s the season for shorebirds and swallows. Some shorebirds — such as […]

Local author sets book-signing

Author I.A. Bisson of Sacramento will sign copies of her book, “Rotar and the Silver Book of Knowledge,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book follows Peter, who is desperate for an antidote after testing a regressive potion on himself. He calls his wife […]

Study Chödrön’s teachings at Shambhala Center

Local residents can study the teachings of Ani Pema Chödrön from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in April at the Davis Shambhala Center, 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. The four-week study is to prepare for a Bay Area teaching retreat in May. It will use video teachings and selections from her book, […]

Scouting for food

Davis Boy Scouts — from left, Evan West (Troop 66), Jacob Levin-Fay (Troop 111) and Aaron Lee (Troop 111) — sort food donations collected Saturday morning for STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. This year, Girl Scouts joined the citywide philanthropic effort for the first time. The Scouts delivered and sorted the tons of food […]