It’s all about the bicycles: In this town, we take our bikes — and their maintenance — seriously

* Editor’s note: This story was published originally on Sept. 24, 2009. By Joe Krovoza There are lots of jobs in every Davis household. There’s Take Out Recycling, Get Mail and usually Rodent Control. One job doesn’t get proper recognition: Fleet Manager. As family members head back to school and into new fall activities, it’s […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Fixit stations help cyclists

The Davis Bike Club and the city worked together to bring do-it-yourself bicycle maintenance stands to Davis. Bicyclists in need of a tune-up can now find blue Dero Fixit stations around town, including in front of the Southern Pacific Train Depot, Second and H streets, on the south side of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,

Welcome 2015: Davisites come together for cooperative living

The cooperative lifestyle isn’t just for hippie communes. In Davis, residents join together to build community through the city’s 40-plus business and housing cooperatives. A cooperative (or co-op) is a group of people who come together to work on an economic goal, be it a living space, a storefront or even a communitywide credit union. […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

All in the Family: The Avid Reader

Question: Who’s “family” for The Avid Reader and The Avid Reader Active and their owner Alzada Knickerbocker? Answer: The staff at the two stores and the community they serve — the residents of Davis, of course, but also all those who believe in the local, independent store and consciously choose to buy there. The Avid […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in All in the Family | Tagged ,

Area has plethora of summer music options

Great music and great evening weather just seem to go together in and around Davis. While watching a show in a climate-controlled first-class concert hall is great for the winter months, one of the pleasures of the summer season is throwing a blanket on the grass and enjoying some great tunes on a pleasant summer evening […]

Snapshot: Live theater abounds in Yolo

With a vast array of local live theaters — focusing on musicals to dramas — Davis residents have plenty to see all year. * Acme Theatre Company is an entirely youth-run, award-winning theater company that has produced high-quality dramatic performances for nearly three decades. For more information, visit * Art Theater of Davis, the […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Snapshot: Inspect insects at Bohart Museum

The R.M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, founded in 1946 at UC Davis, is dedicated to teaching, research and service. It has the seventh largest insect collection in North America, totaling more than 7 million specimens. The museum also is home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect bio-diversity of California’s deserts, mountains, […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Snapshot: A night out with the neighbors

Are you new to Davis, have new neighbors or just looking for an excuse to party? Then the ninth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 12, is just what you’ve been waiting for. The community celebration is a get-to-know-you event that builds a sense of connection and safety among residents. Neighborhoods are encouraged […]

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stabler’s A-1 Appliance

The original Stabler’s A-1 Appliance has been in the area since 1961, when Walt and Joanne Stabler, Paul’s parents, opened the store in a warehouse on County Road 100A. The store is now at 1226 E. Harter Ave., off East Street. “We’re a little off the beaten path, but our customers don’t seem to mind, […]

July 31, 2014 | Posted in All in the Family | Tagged ,

Polio Plus seeks to eradicate crippling disease worldwide

By Bill Hollingshead Rotary International created Polio Plus in 1985 with the mission of totally eradicating polio, also known as infantile paralysis, across the globe. At that time, there were 375,000 cases in 125 countries. Recently, the polio cases were down to fewer than 1,000 cases in only three countries. However, The World Health Organization (WHO) has […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visitors’ Guide: The Bohart Museum

f you’re into bugs, the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus has plenty of them. Butterflies? Check. Dragonflies? Check. Native bees? Check. In fact, the Bohart houses more than 7 million insect specimens, plus a live “petting zoo” that includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, a millipede and six different kinds of […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Visitors’ Guide: Bat talks

At the beginning of every June, 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats — one of this species’ largest colonies in California — migrate to the 3-mile-long Yolo Causeway for some quality hunting. All of them sleep during the day in the bridge’s expansion joints, crevices that are about 12 inches deep, directly beneath causeway traffic. The spectacle […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Ask the Expert: BY DESIGN

12 Tips For A Successful Remodel! By Elma Gardner By Design Remodeling an existing home can prove challenging but with some foresight, common sense and the following tips you can eliminate most of the potential problems before you start the project. Tip 1. Proper planning. Use a design professional to plan your project. Make sure […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Ask the Expert | Tagged ,