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Welcome 2015: Be an Aggie Tradition-keeper

Sneaking out of their dorms in the middle of the night way back in 1912 to welcome UC Davis alumni for Homecoming weekend launched the tradition of Pajamarino. Today, that tradition lives on as students and community members — joined by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and Spirit Squad — gather at the Davis Amtrak […]

Housing market tight for students just arriving in town

Apartment vacancy in the city of Davis is down and rents are static or up slightly, according to the most recent survey commissioned by Student Housing at UC Davis, released in February. The annual vacancy and rental-rate survey, now in its 39th year, is designed to provide the campus and the Davis community with information […]

Plenty of places to play

The city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department maintains a total of 48 acres of parks, which include play areas, sport facilities, picnic areas and open areas. Bike paths connect parks and greenbelts to each other, great for jogging, biking or walking. A few notable parks include: * Mace Ranch Community Park: This 23-acre […]

Welcome 2015: Davis residents benefit from active service organizations

There are more than 850 nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, but only a fraction of those groups solely service and are operated in the local community. Two of the largest, STEAC (Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee) and Davis Community Meals, provide food, shelter and funds for locals struggling financially. Two others — Team Davis and All Things […]

How do the gardens grow?

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food but don’t have the land? The city of Davis sponsors the Davis Community Garden at 1825 Fifth St. There are 113 garden plots; most are 18 feet by 20 feet, although a few are half-plots. The city provides the land, water, some facility maintenance and some […]

Blackman, Jacobsen promoted at Yolo FCU

Yolo Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Christina Blackman to the newly created position of community relations manager and Kelley Jacobsen to marketing manager, Blackman’s former job. Blackman has worked at the credit union for more than 22 years. Throughout her tenure, she has worked in several areas of the organization and brings […]

Bored? Go boarding or be a beach bum in Woodland

Want to hang out on a white-sand beach and chill by the water? You can — in Woodland. Velocity Island, the wake park that opened a year ago in Woodland, just added an on-site restaurant and bar, and a stage for concerts. What’s more, there’s a new white-sand beach, where you can relax on an Adirondack chair […]

All in the Family: Davis Swim and Fitness

Davis Swim and Fitness, 303 Ensenada Drive in Davis, is in its 10th year of keeping Davis families fit. Owner Tammy Hengel is a certified group exercise AFFA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) instructor, Pilates mat instructor and level 1 instructor in CrossFit and CrossFit Kids. Hengel manages the club, boyfriend Tony Ten Broeck […]

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

Turn up the heat with summer grilling

Davis is hot, but these grills give the summer heat a run for its money. Davis Ace Hardware serves up its own slice of heat in its housewares section at 240 G St. While a walk through the barbecue section might make you say ”charcoals and smokers and gas grills, oh my!,” sales associates are there to help beginners […]

Drought tolerant gardening adds interest and color

By Solvej Schou When my fiancé and I moved to Pasadena a couple of years ago, we quickly learned that planting perkily delicate flowers is a no-no. They wilt like socks in the brutal sun. So we dug two beds near our front porch and set out to create drought-tolerant gardens dotted with beautiful, twisty […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hard water, hot summers and drought conditions yield beauty

There are many colorful, drought-tolerant plants that thrive in our area and will have your gardens ready for year-round enjoyment. Featured are just a few ‘Yolo Wonders’— plants that have proven to grow extremely well in our region, seeming to love our hard water, hot weather and clay soils. — Courtesy of Three Palms Nursery […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Halloween at the Hattie

Ghosts, goblins, kids of all ages and their escorts are invited to visit the Hattie Weber Museum in Central Park on Saturday, Nov. 1, for healthy treats and some simple craft projects. The museum is at 445 C St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Exhibits on the history […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Unitrans persists through changing times

In 1968, when the Associated Students of UC Davis decided to start a bus system for UCD students, they considered contracting with a school bus operator. But the little-kid image associated with a yellow school bus “wasn’t what students wanted,” said Unitrans general manager Anthony Palmere. “The idea was to make the service attractive to […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Snapshot: 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 Fame, Third […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged
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