Author examines our ‘Emotional Currency’

Cultural taboos often limit our conversations about money to general topics, such as where to find good deals or the high cost of child care, housing and gas. The personal details — what we earn, what we save and what we spend — are rarely discussed and our feelings about money can be equally guarded. Veteran […]

This summer, music is free at UC Davis

Cajun sounds and Indian rhythms are featured as the popular free SummerMusic series returns to the UC Davis Quad this year. Two shows designed to appeal to all ages will be presented by the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The lineup includes Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys on Saturday, July 16, and Non […]

Groove to Cold Shot on Friday

Wind down after work Friday with Cold Shot at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The Davis-based duo will perform iconic songs of the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and today from 6 to 9 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages, and there is no cover charge. For more information, call (530) 756-1107. […]

‘Party at the Ranch’ planned Sunday

“Party at the Ranch,” a dinner Sunday at the Rominger family ranch north of Winters, features music and art as a fundraiser for the West Yolo Democratic Club. The event runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 28681 County Road 29. The Dick Livingston Jazz Duo — featuring Dick on keyboards and his son Rich […]

Sticky Vikki & The Pinecones bring the heat

It’s going to be hot Wednesday; AccuWeather predicts temperatures topping 100 degrees. And Sticky Vikki & The Pinecones are just the band to take the afternoon a sizzling notch higher, playing rockabilly tunes from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the weekly Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park. The park is at Third and […]

Craft Center exhibits instructor’s work

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis is exhibiting drawings and paintings by instructor Hannah Moore through July 22. Located in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus, the Craft Center Gallery is open from 12:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For […]

Local artist teaches class at Crocker Art Museum

Davis artist Marie-Therese Brown will teach a three-day plein air painting class on July 16, 23 and 30 for the Crocker Art Museum’s Summer of Impressionism exhibits. The class will gather at Miller Park, the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area and the UC Davis Arboretum. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-1182. Crocker Art […]

Woodland moves to save 74-year-old movie theater

WOODLAND — The State Theatre movie house, “an architectural gem” born in 1937, faces one last hurdle to resurrection. The city of Woodland’s redevelopment agency on Tuesday will consider spending $2 million to rehab the 11,000-square-foot theater at 322 Main St., as well as give a facelift to the Woodland Opera House, a historic landmark […]

For the record

Incorrect times for next weekend’s matinee performances by the Davis-based Applegate Dance Company were published in Thursday’s edition. The shows are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

‘Midnight in Paris': Be careful what you wish for

‘Midnight in Paris’ 4.5 stars Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Corey Stoll, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody Rating: PG-13, and needlessly, for mild sexual content Back in 1979, Woody Allen opened his film “Manhattan” with the following rhapsodic voice-over: He adored New York City. He romanticized it all out of proportion. To […]

DCTV spotlights Putah Creek Council, Goldman, music festival

The Putah Creek Council, nuclear power expert Marvin Goldman and the Davis Music Festival will be featured on upcoming episodes of “In the Studio” on Davis Community Television. Host Martha Teeter and guests Libby Earthman, executive director of the Putah Creek Council, and Wendy Rash, a board member, will discuss the local group’s history and upcoming […]

Peach farmer’s daughter shares memories

Brenda Nakamoto of Davis didn’t set out to write an entire book when she penned her first essays on her life on her parents’ peach farm several years ago. “I was just pushing it as far as I could,” she said. It was only after she attended a writing workshop that she realized her words […]

Festival brings 20 bands to five Davis venues

Feel the beat What: Davis Music Festival, to benefit arts in Davis schools When: Saturday, June 25, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Where: E Street Plaza, Odd Fellows Hall, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Delta of Venus and Little Prague Tickets: $20 each, available at The summer festival season is here. Unfortunately, Davis is not a destination […]

9/11 questions at heart of new film

Big Screen Cinema presents “Firehouse 911 — Expose 9/11 Myths” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The screening is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The film features Eric Lawyer, founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Richard Gage, […]