The mission of The Dirt is to showcase Davis’ and Yolo county’s unique people, places, and events, inspiring readers and promoting local arts, culture, and community. 

Each month, 6,000 copies are printed and available for free at over 70 locations throughout town and on the UC Davis Campus. Check these locations to Find The Print. In addition to the monthly printed publication, thedirt.online features the most comprehensive online entertainment listing in Davis. 


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Recognizing how many exciting things are happening in Davis, but also around us—in Winters, Woodland, Capay Valley, for example—you’ll find some notable events outside of Davis are included in The Dirt. Our new website lets you view events by month, week, day, or venue as well. Find All Events


We’ve also added stories about the people, places, and events that make Davis a special place. These, too, can be found online, giving them a chance to have a life beyond each issue. Find All Articles


Ashley Muir Bruhn spent years as a writing instructor in Los Angeles, and a book editor in New York—where she founded the still popular travel & lifestyle site Hither & Thither. She has been featured in Sunset Magazine, and her writing has appeared in various publications, such as Travel & Leisure and Time Out New York.

A UC Davis alumna, Ashley returned to Davis in 2012 to raise her family with her husband Aron—whom she met working on campus at the CoHo as an undergraduate. Aron’s parents are retired faculty who came to Davis in the early ’60s. Ashley’s parents have since moved to Davis from southern California. The couple have two children, Hudson and Skyler, and an affectionate dog named Sawyer. 

Ashley Muir Bruhn / @ashleymuirbruhn