Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Team Blend hosts fundraiser for Nicaragua project

Team Blend — a group of high school students from Da Vinci Charter Academy who are designing bike trailers and a public service announcement system for use in the rural village of Sabana Grande in Nicaragua — will co-host an Indian fundraising dinner Sunday. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall at Davis Community […]

Sign up for enviro organizations during Earth Week

Cool Davis and other community organizations will be at Picnic in the Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to sign up volunteers during Earth Week. Picnic in the Park is in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. Meet the expert: Can you afford not to install solar? Chris Soderquist and John […]

Davis businesswoman presides over conference

Davis businesswoman Janice Labadie will preside over the 38th annual conference of Soroptimist International’s Sierra Nevada Region, Friday through Sunday in Reno. Representatives of Davis’ two Soroptimist clubs will attend. Soroptimist is an international organization of business and professional women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities and […]

Bible fun featured at Parents’ Night Out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the church, 770 Pole Line Road. All parents need a night out without their kids while knowing that the children are safe and are having fun. All of the church’s workers have undergone background and reference checks, […]

Fire damages Woodland home

A Woodland resident had to flee early Sunday morning after their home was damaged by a fire. The fire broke out at about 1 a.m. in an attached storage room at the 70 W. Main St. residence, which was “well-involved” when crews arrived on scene, Woodland Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said. Firefighters, with […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Huey (No. 119980), a 6-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired kitten who was surrendered by his owner in Winters. Also hoping for a good home is Banjo (No. 124067), a 4-year-old neutered male […]

Fund drive aims to help Chilean fire victims

Local residents can help victims of a devastating fire half a world away, thanks to the efforts of the Chilean Student Association at UC Davis and the Chilean Cultural Association of Davis. The April 12 fire razed an entire neighborhood in Valparaiso, the main port in Chile, taking the lives of at least 15 people, […]

Davis Arts Center: See ceramics, join the Big Day of Giving

One of my favorite annual exhibits at Davis Arts Center opens on Friday: “Eight From ACGA,” a juried show by members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of Northern California, held each year in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. This year’s featured artists are Natasha Dikareva, Nina […]

Walk Saturday to benefit Patwin

“Walk with the Hawk” is the theme of the annual Patwin Elementary School Walkathon and Silent Auction, planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2222 Shasta Drive. The event is the school PTA’s primary fundraiser, and organizers hope to raise more than $20,000 this year to support a variety of school […]

Beronio lawn signs available, campaign events planned

Janene Beronio for Judge lawn signs are available now. To request one, visit or email Beronio at A commissioner for the Yolo Superior Court, she is a candidate for the position of Superior Court judge. Voters can meet Beronio every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central […]

Birch Lane sells garden plants, veggies

Birch Lane Elementary School will sell plants and vegetables grown by students in the school garden next week. Lots of heirloom tomatoes and Baker Creek heirloom plants will be available, with all funds benefiting the school’s garden program. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 28-May 2, and 8:30 […]

Tour renovated YCCC facility Thursday

Construction is completed and the doors will be open from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, to tour the renovated Yolo Community Care Continuum Farmhouse. The Farmhouse, a long-term residential treatment program for adults with mental illness, is on a 10-acre parcel of land seven miles northwest of Davis, at 24321 County Road 96. […]

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Wednesday

Davis Waldorf School will host a tour from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school, 3100 Sycamore Lane. Parents will be able to visit several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the tour and refreshments will be served. RSVP to 530-753-1651 or with your […]

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck is soon to be hatched

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck — a family- and fowl-friendly event — returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of local chicken coops. Funds raised by the tour benefit the programs of Davis Farm to School. Bicycle tour tickets are $15 for general and $10 for seniors and students […]