Sunday, April 26, 2015

At the Pond: Plenty of pleasures in our bioregion

Courting, nest building, egg hatching, goslings at the ponds — it’s all happening now. I watched harriers mating on top of a telephone pole on Covell Boulevard. On the north greenbelt, a Swainson’s hawk wrestled with an upper branch of a redwood tree, broke it off and flew it over to a taller pine to build […]

Bet Haverim marks Israel’s Independence Day

Congregation Bet Haverim will celebrate modern Israel’s 67th Independence Day on Sunday, April 26, at 1715 Anderson Road. The community is invited to the annual Israel Matters’ food fest that includes hot dogs, falafels and Israeli salads. The event also will feature bounce houses and face-painting for children, and a special “honey stand.” During the festivities, everyone will be […]

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Enjoy streetside dining at Winters Fourth Friday Feast

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth Friday Feast and Street Fair from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday on Main Street in historic downtown Winters. The goal is to encourage community spirit and allow guests to discover Winters’ charm and save local food, wine and beer. Guests will enjoy a mix of locally […]

Brooks seeks nominees for free paint job

Sunday, April 26, is the deadline for nominations for Brooks Painting’s ninth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence […]

Woodlanders convicted in carjacking, theft case

Two Woodland women are facing prison time for their roles in a November vehicle theft, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. A Yolo Superior Court jury trial last week resulted in convictions for Marissa Price, 19, on carjacking, robbery and vehicle theft charges; and Vanessa McKee-Salazar, 23, for vehicle theft and grand theft. […]

Meet the experts at Picnic in the Park

Mark Braly of the Valley Climate Action Center will be at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday to answer questions about the upcoming Community Choice Energy forum. Other green organizations at the Earth Day celebration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Central Park include Cool Davis, Davis Bicycles!, Safe Routes to Schools program and Citizens […]

On KDRT: Report from the listening tour

Davis Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis and City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson are hosting a “listening tour” this spring to collect comments and questions from the Davis public about the proposals to build one or more innovation centers in town. The current edition of the KDRT program “Davisville” presents their context for the discussion, plus a […]

UCD Store employee named Student Employee of the Year

A UC Davis Stores employee — who has helped fellow students save almost $2 million through textbook rentals — is stacking Aggie Pride sky high. Senior Andrew Musca of Ripon is being honored as the 2015 Northern California Student Employee of the Year. The award, presented by the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators, considers […]

California’s scenic byways inspire locals to experience the open road

Home to some of America’s most diverse and abundant scenic byways, California’s residents frequently opt to vacation in-state. With so many incredible road trips — from California’s iconic coastal Highway 1 and magnificent High Sierra thoroughfares, to towering redwood highways and dramatic desert roads — travelers in California can experience a variety of vacations without ever crossing […]

Sierra Club leaders will meet April 30

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Place in Davis (near the Stephens Branch Library, off of 14th Street). The agenda will include a presentation by Susan Rainier, senior project manager of UC Davis Design […]

Rancho Yolo residents face weekend power outage

The power has been out at the Rancho Yolo senior mobile home park since 7 p.m. Friday, and residents aren’t sure exactly when it will be restored. Residents are facing a weekend-long power outage as PG&E representatives and Rancho Yolo managers engage in a finger-pointing battle. Park managers told residents the outage was a result of […]

Art helped sell California’s agriculture

By Luis Avalos With all the ways to tell the story of California agriculture, few are as picturesque as one collection in the UC Davis University Library. A treasure trove of commercial art is stored in the form of seed packets and box labels created in the first three decades of the 20th century. “These […]

Doxie Derby crowns the winning wiener

One of the most popular events at Picnic Day are the beloved Doxie Derby dachshund races. Second-year students from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have hosted the annual Doxie Derby for more than 30 years and this year is no exception. The races will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in […]

Pollinate Davis opens creative and communal working space

For creative minds and those that work from home, Pollinate Davis is opening its doors to build a second home, a coworking space for individuals to work side-by-side. This Friday, Pollinate Davis — at 508 Second St. Suite 208 — will host a grand opening to welcome innovators, entrepreneurs, and young people with a vision into their coworking space. “It’s […]