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. 

Our print publication is on hold during the pandemic, but not to worry: thedirt.online features the most comprehensive online entertainment listing in Davis. 


Our website homepage features “Davis Outside The Box,” 2019, courtesy of Lily Therens.

Lily is an art director, designer, and illustrator based in midtown Sacramento. A UC Davis graduate who grew up in rural California without electricity, she now spends most days creating on a computer with her pug Stanley at her side. From mural design to making pins, Lily deems humor, hard work & humility central to her approach.


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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 / @ashleymuirbruhn

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.