Thursday, August 28, 2014

UCD West Village gets an electric Zipcar

Zipcar has announced it will park a 2014 Honda Fit electric vehicle at UC Davis’ West Village, the largest planned net zero energy community in the United States. In the course of a year, the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. The electric vehicle aims to help address one of the […]

Davis Arts Center: Kids’ art contest promotes healthy food choices

Here in Yolo County, we are surrounded by beautiful farmlands and gardens that produce delicious, healthy foods. We are lucky to live in an area where farmers markets, school gardens and nutrition education are central aspects of our community’s culture. In celebration of that culture, and to encourage continuing conversations about healthy eating choices among […]

Celebrate these Hall of Famers

What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction dinner for Doug Arnold, Rachel Moore, Paul Ochs, Marcy Place Sheehan and Wanda Winton When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: $65 per person, or a table of 10 may be reserved for a $1,000 sponsorship; in addition, locals are asked to thank […]

Documentary reveals ‘The Village Under the Forest’

The documentary, “The Village Under the Forest,” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The screening is sponsored by the Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights. This South African award-winning film reveals the disturbing and poignant story of Israel’s […]

Workshop teaches how to convert water-hungry lawn to drought-tolerant landscape

The California Native Grasslands Association will host a lawn conversion workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theater at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. This one-day workshop will give participants in-depth information for converting high water-use conventional lawns into low water-use, native and climate-appropriate landscapes. It will provide a variety of […]

A warm welcome from the boss

Davis schools Superintendent Winfred Roberson says hello to Allison Henley, left, who will teach art at Davis and Da Vinci high schools, and Kaitlyn Fuller, who will teach English at Da Vinci High, at Friday’s welcome breakfast for 90 new teachers and staff in the Davis Joint Unified School District. It’s the largest group of new […]

Wolk bill would require reporting of water system leaks

In the face of California’s ongoing drought, the state Senate voted unanimously Tuesday in support of strengthening requirements that urban water districts report to the state their water losses through leaks in their water systems. SB 1420, authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. He has 12 days to consider the […]

Writing couple stops at Davis bookstore

Want to discuss the writing process? Interested in knowing more about how the publishing industry works? Want a bit of inspiration from a pair of Random House authors who’ve juggled real life with the writing life for years? If so, visit The Avid Reader in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, for the “He […]

Explorit: Final Blast show returns for second year

Button up your lab coats and fasten your safety goggles because Explorit’s Final Blast Chemistry show is back for a second year of sending summer off with a bang! This popular fundraising event on Sunday, Sept. 7, is full of fun for the whole family. The doors will open at 11 a.m. with a variety of […]

Join the fun at the DMTC Gala on Saturday

What: Davis Musical Theatre Company 30th Anniversary Gala, featuring hors d’oeuvres, a light dinner and an evening of musical theater songs and highlights from dozens of DMTC productions When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $15 each, available at

Food that travels well for cooking out

My friend Rebecca is planning to drive her car from Alaska to Davis (long story). She wrote me after my camp food article appeared: “I just saw an article you wrote and realized that I’m stupid for not having asked you before this. So I’m driving down through the Canadian Rockies and we’re planning on […]

Fire destroys Woodland garage

The Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a second-alarm blaze that destroyed a residential garage Sunday. Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said crews dispatched at about noon to reports of a structure fire in the 100 block of Oak Avenue arrived to find the detached garage “well involved” in flames, which also were threatening […]

Downtown scuffle ends in two arrests

Two men are facing criminal charges after allegedly scuffling with police officers last week in downtown Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the two men, Ray Brent of Davis and Agapito Curiel of Bowie, Md., were reported to be fighting at about 2 a.m. Friday in the area of Second and G streets and were separated […]