Sunday, April 20, 2014

League hosts a series of candidate forums

Candidates for Assembly, Yolo County superintendent of schools, Yolo County clerk/recorder/assessor, Yolo Superior Court judge and Woodland City Council will face off in public forums to be hosted by the Woodland League of Women Voters. All will take place at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The first […]

KDVS launches fund drive on Monday

Campus and community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, kicks off a week of on-air fundraising and fundraising events starting at midnight Monday. The on-air fundraiser continues through Sunday, April 27. KDVS DJs will break from normal programming and ask listeners and supporters to donate to the station at or by calling 530-754-KDVS. Listeners who […]

Calling all Scrabble fans

Scrabble lovers are invited to join members of the Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club for games starting at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Picnic in the Park, which takes place weekly from April through October in Central Park, Third and C streets. All levels of players are welcome; bring your board if you can. For more […]

Students have new options on leasing front

Young adults are familiar with the concept of plug-and-play. Now, they are learning about drop-and-stay, thanks to bed leasing. With a focus on international students, many area apartment complexes have switched the focus from renting rooms to leasing beds where students can drop their luggage and call it a day. “Our goal is to provide […]

Check out the night sky

A children’s astronomy night is planned for Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Conaway Ranch in Woodland. Here, kids check out the stars using a high-powered telescope with John Oberholtzer. Tuleyome Home Place Adventures will present the family-friendly evening exploring the night sky with UC Davis graduate student Daniel Phillips. Guests should bring lawn […]

Barbecue celebrates winter shelter program

A celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, on the west patio of Davis Community Church across from Central Park. This annual event will recognize the community support for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis, which provides services to the homeless. In this eighth year of operation, the program […]

Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

Saturday will be a busy day at the Hattie Weber Museum. The Easter Bunny will leave a jelly bean-filled egg for each young visitor to find during the day, and at 2 p.m., local historian Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis. The tour starts and ends at the museum and […]

Garden doctor: Veggie gardening available year-round

Question: I moved from the Midwest last year, where we planted a vegetable garden in the spring and “put it to bed” in the fall. California is different! How can I grow onions here? Do people ever use sets? Mine bolted last summer. Also, when can I plant peppers? Tomatoes? Answer: In the Sacramento area, […]

Historic Winters ranches open for May 1 program

About 100 people are expected Thursday, May 1, when two of the oldest ranches in the Winters area are open for a Winters History Project event. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the historic Wolfskill Ranch — now the Wolfskill Experimental Orchards of UC Davis — at 4334 Putah Creek Road, director Ted DeJong will lead […]

Tribal members will speak at UCD

Local residents can hear Lummi tribal members talk about coal, corporate power, climate change and honoring treaties at a presentation Monday at UC Davis. The Lummi Indians of northwest Washington state are one of 57 tribes in four states opposed to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point outside Bellingham, Wash. If built, the […]

Explorit: A major light show in the night sky

By Vinita Domier Look skyward late Monday night to experience the spectacular phenomenon of a total lunar eclipse. You don’t need any special equipment to view this celestial event occurring between 10:58 p.m. and 2:33 a.m., with totality from 12:07 to 1:25 a.m. and peaking at 12:46 a.m. The last total lunar eclipse visible from […]

Bunny Run will benefit Yolo SPCA

On Saturday, April 19, the inaugural Bunny Run 5K/10K will start at 9 a.m. at Whole Foods Market Davis, 500 First St. Other scheduled events are the kids’ quarter-mile “Bunny Hop” run (8:30 a.m.) and the Yolo County SPCA 1-mile dog walk (9:15 a.m.). Breakfast will be provided for all participants. After the race, the […]

School board hears pitch for Montessori charter school, ratifies raise

The Davis school board heard supporters of the proposed Montessori Charter School of Davis make their case during a public hearing Monday. It was the first phase in a process that will lead to a vote in early May on the charter’s fate. Also Monday, the board also voted to formally ratify contracts with the […]

Time running out for bunny breakfast tickets

Only a few days remain to purchase tickets for the annual Breakfast with the Bunny. Just 200 tickets have been printed and more than half have already been sold, organizers report. Breakfast with the Bunny is Saturday, April 19, at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St. Festivities start at 9 a.m. with a continental […]