Davis, California - “Il divino Cipriano: New Perspectives on the Music of Cipriano de Rore” will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Music in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Flemish composer Cipriano de Rore. The conference and events take place Jan. 13-15 at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

San Diego, California - The San Diego County Library closes 2015 with some big numbers and not just in terms of circulation. According to a national statistical report of 1,100 libraries last fiscal year, the San Diego County Library ranked:

San Diego, California - The best strawberries you’ll ever taste will come from a garden, because fully ripened strawberries have a rich, aromatic flavor unmatched by their supermarket counterparts. Savoring the melt-in-your-mouth juiciness of freshly picked strawberries is but one reason to grow your own. As the first fruits to ripen in spring, strawberries are nutritious assets to any garden. The sturdy little plants prosper when planted in properly prepared beds or rows, or you can put them to work as edible edgings or let them sprawl over the top of a wall. Strawberries are happy to grow in strawberry jars and hanging baskets, too.

San Diego, California - San Diego has plenty of great trails that many of us take advantage of in the summer months. But what about when we want to get out during winter? One County Park trail is just right for those cooler months.

San Diego, California - This savory dish makes a satisfying meal when served with a crusty loaf of French or Italian bread, or atop pasta or rice. Use herbs from your garden if you have them, for the freshest flavor. As for the shrimp, it’s fine to use frozen; just be sure to thaw them in the fridge first.

San Diego, California - Though everyone cherishes the holidays as an opportunity to catch up with friends and family, they don’t always feel like a vacation. AAA estimates that more than 98.6 million people travel over the holidays each year - meaning that neither trains, planes, or automobiles are going to protect you from the crowds.

Lakeside, California - Come enjoy free cookies and cocoa at the Lakeside Library for the holiday season, while supplies last. Relax and enjoy some holiday music. Drop by during library hours.