Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Learn Chinese crafts at I-House

International House, Davis, 10 College Park, will host a program on Chinese New Year crafts for children from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Participants will celebrate the Year of the Horse by making traditional Chinese crafts, such as 3D paper mobiles, mosaic candles, panda cookies, goldfish kites, pop-up greeting cards and gift-money holders. […]

Preschool open house set at Davis Waldorf

Wondering what a Waldorf preschool has to offer your child? Parents and children are invited to spend the morning at the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, on Saturday, April 26. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. and the event will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy creative play, prepare and eat a small […]

Birch Lane celebrates its 50th anniversary

Birch Lane Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a party Saturday, April 26, at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and will include appetizers, a dessert buffet and silent and live auctions. A special toast will be held to honor retiring […]

Hotel/conference center info meeting set

Community members are invited to an informational open house on the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center proposed for Olive Drive and Richards Boulevard near downtown Davis. The meeting will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the University Park Inn & Suites Conference Room, 1111 Richards Blvd. Hotelier Ashok Patel will offer an […]

Lescroart welcomes all to book-launch party

Local residents are invited to join Davis’ own New York Times bestselling author, John Lescroart, as he reads from and talks about his latest novel, “The Keeper,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. The party will be at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., and features live music by Zorelli. All are welcome […]

DEVO set to serve up 14th annual Winkler Dinner

The 14th annual Winkler Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences at UC Davis. This annual fundraiser put together by the Davis Enology Viticulture Organization supports activities such as educational wine-tastings, immersion trips to various wine regions and events connecting students to industry and alumni. […]

Davis startup offers a low-cost ‘Learn to Code’ class

Everybody Codes, a startup company in Davis, will offer an introductory “Learn to Code” course starting in late April. The curriculum teaches computational thinking to solve math applications, from algebra to calculus. Anyone who wants to learn to code is welcome. This is a beginning course, and no prior programming experience is expected. The goal […]

Design-build firm wins honors

Davis remodeler MAK Design Build Inc. received two Contractor of the Year Awards from the Greater Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry. The awards were in the categories of entire house remodeling project for less than $250,000 and for a residential interior element. Contractor of the Year Awards recognize and reward […]

Talk stocks at monthly coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering at which she’ll provide an update on the stock market and the economy. Reservations are not necessary; for more information, […]

Peruvian grapes to use MBI biopesticide

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, announces that Peru has approved the use of its Regalia Maxx to control a variety of bacterial and fungal diseases in crops. Peru joins El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Mexico as Latin America countries having approved the fungicide. “Peru […]

Lyon hires new property manager

Lyon Real Estate has hired Aleena Weiss as a full-time, dedicated property manager. Weiss, a graduate of Sacramento State, is a licensed Realtor with more than nine years of experience as a property manager. She was previously with Realty Roundup in Elk Grove, where she managed portfolios for more than 180 properties, advancing from executive […]

Budget Masters help manage family finances

Local residents are invited to learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals. Meetings of Budget Masters run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 200 B St., Suite G, in downtown Davis. The next meeting will be Tuesday. The cost for the first class […]

Kia doesn’t lose any Soul for 2014

The Associated Press The animated and dapper hamsters in Kia’s television ads aren’t the only ones who ride comfortably in Kia’s newly revamped Soul five-door hatchback. People of nearly all sizes and budgets can find the five-passenger, 2014 Soul to be a satisfying small car. For 2014, it has a more responsive engine, more rigid […]

Affordable housing developer gets $25K grant

Wells Fargo recently gave a $25,000 grant to Yolo and Sacramento-based nonprofit Mutual Housing California to continue developing and expanding its affordable housing communities. “We believe in supporting organizations that are working to help our communities succeed financially,” said Wells Fargo Area President Kevin Barri. “Giving grants like this is one way to do that.” […]