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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.

The Dirt
was founded in 2008 and returned to print in December 2022 after a three-year pandemic hiatus.


The Dirt is published entirely by the support of our local sponsorship partners. If you would like to reach readers while supporting local arts and culture, please consider taking out an ad space in the publication. The Dirt has a circulation of 3,000 and is distributed to a very targeted, local audience who are interested in learning about your business.  Email for a media kit with ad rates. 


Please submit events to our calendar for a FREE digital and print listing. Click here to submit events. Important: Submit events by 5p on the 23rd of each month to guarantee printing in the following month’s issue of The Dirt.


We love to hear from you. Email for article suggestions, press releases, general information and to chat about advertising partnerships. Follow and connect with our team on Instagram @thedirt.davis.


Hanna Nakano is publisher & editor of The Dirt.

She received her Master’s and undergraduate degrees in broadcast journalism & mass communications from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

A former television journalist, Hanna now writes online for a variety of online publications, produces fine art photography and manages the community journalism project that is
The Dirt.

She has taught journalism at the university level, in inmate workshops and through
The Dirt’s internship program.

Email her at

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