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Garamendi to speak on foreign policy at UCD

In a wide-ranging discussion on foreign policy, Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will describe critical issues facing policymakers, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the global agreement on climate change — and how they affect California — when he speaks Wednesday evening at the UC Davis School of Law. His 6 p.m. talk will take place in […]

Yancey moves on from Davis Chamber of Commerce

Matt Yancey, CEO of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, has announced that he has accepted a post with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in its economic development department and will leave the Chamber at the end of September. In this new role, Yancey will be working on regional innovation and economic development public policy, as […]

Sacramento author visits Avid Reader

Sacramento author Bethany Kohler will visit The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, to sign copies of her book, “Abigail,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Waking up in the royal castle was the last thing young peasant Abigail expected — and it was the last thing the evil Duke Von Wargenbergg expected, too. […]

Can you give them a home?

Sugar is a 1-year-old medium-sized spayed female poodle/Bischon cross who looks like a miniature sheepdog! She has a charismatic, cheerful and curious disposition, gets along well with other dogs and is young enough that she probably could learn to get along with cats. She’s housebroken and walks well on a leash. Skid is a 1-year-old dark silver and white spayed […]

Willett hosts sports gear sale

Willett Elementary School invites families to stock up on fall sports gear at a sale Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the school quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Willett Outdoor Education Program. Families can donate gently used and outgrown sports equipment, and pick up new […]

Winters hosts Earthquake Street Festival

The fun will be shaking on Friday evening as Winters celebrates its 24th Earthquake Street Festival from 5 to 11 p.m. on Main Street downtown. The free festival includes food and beer vendors, craft booths and live entertainment by Los Charros Los Caporales at 5 p.m., Terry Sheets Band at 6 p.m. a Winters town […]

Deadline nears for volunteer doula applicants

Local residents are invited to join the support team for laboring mothers at Sutter Davis Hospital by applying to be a volunteer doula. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 1. Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing […]

Movies in the Park series returns this fall

For the fifth year, free family movies are returning to Davis’ Central Park. Families are invited to gather at dusk under the trees and enjoy an evening with friends as they watch popular movies shown on a large inflatable screen. On tap are “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Saturday, Aug. 29; “Maleficent,” Saturday, Sept. 12; and […]

Davis Media Access: Media consolidation, the Kardashians and you

Free Press, a media advocacy organization, recently asked its New Jersey members to share how they receive and consume news. Respondents were polled on what issues they care about, and how well they believe local media reflects their communities. Free Press reports that 84 percent of its respondents said they want the media to cover local […]

Brown guests on KDRT radio show

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with host Koren Motekaitis, will air from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The guest will be Brené Brown, a university professor and researcher who also is a New York Times bestselling author and the CEO of The Daring Way. She’ll discuss vulnerability, shame, […]

Recycle old paint cans for free

Do you have old paint cans piling up in your garage? Bring them to Brooks Painting between Sept. 1 and 25 and the local painting company will safely recycle them, for free. Paint cans may be brought to 2860 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 5, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The office is […]

Spring Lake elementary school plans move forward

The Woodland school board will be asked on Thursday to vote to approve a $715,701 contract with HMC Architects to draw up design plans for a long-proposed elementary school in that city’s Spring Lake subdivision. A Spring Lake elementary campus has been on the drawing boards for about a decade. But those plans went on hold when […]

Yolo Microbrew Festival celebrates farm-to-glass movement

Join your friends and raise a mug Saturday when the Yolo Microbrew Festival settles into the Yolo County Fairgrounds for an afternoon of craft beer and home brew tastings, food, music and fun. Reacting to a regional industry that has grown more than 400 percent over the past five years, the brewfest organizers — members of the […]

Davis Arts Center: Make the arts a lifelong pursuit

As the new executive director at the Davis Arts Center, I am moved by the important role that the arts play in our lives and community. I thought I knew a lot about the Arts Center and its programs, but I have learned much more than expected. I would like to share with you some […]

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