Open house examines academic support programs

Parents, educators and professionals are invited to learn about Lindamood-Bell’s program for reading, comprehension, spelling and math at a free open house at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event takes place at the Social and Cognitive Learning Center, 907 Third St. in downtown Davis. Experts also will discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges — […]

Documentary film and discussion to focus on immigration issues

Details What: Screening of the documentary “Why We Come,” followed by a discussion When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: International House, 10 College Park, Davis Info: Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso will be a special guest when the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Project presents a screening of the documentary film “Why We Come” at […]

Da Vinci students present water information nights

Da Vinci High School’s environmental science students invite all members of the Davis community to a pair of water education nights intended to educate the community and raise awareness about the myths and realities of Davis water. The students will present information on watersheds, fresh water, water treatment, the Woodland-Davis water supply project, funding for the water supply […]

Davis businessman has a heart for families

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson J.D. Denton was just shy his 2nd birthday when his dad died. At the time, single motherhood was extremely rare. There were no examples and little support to help the fatherless family of four survive. When things were especially tough, “usually friends, neighbors or family stepped in,” Denton said. […]

School board to focus on details of parcel tax measure

The Davis school board will devote virtually all of Thursday night’s meeting to a single subject: the details of the parcel tax renewal measure that will go to the voters next spring. The board is expected to review the results of a telephone poll of voters that was conducted within the past week. The poll […]

Lend a crèche, raise your voice at annual festival

Members of the local community are invited to display their personal nativity scenes or perform in the musical program as part of the 10th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival. The event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse on the […]

Care packages shipped to troops in Afghanistan

UC Davis cadets, community supporters and members from Yolo Military Families met Saturday at the ROTC office on the UC Davis campus to pack 100 boxes that will be sent to deployed military personnel in Afghanistan. Most packages will arrive by Christmas. Donations from the community made all this possible. A Yolo Military Families fundraiser Saturday, […]

Nelson Collection showcased at tour

Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, will take visitors on an informal talking tour of selections from The Nelson Permanent Collection on view in the Nelson Gallery. The tour is planned at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6; the gallery is in Nelson Hall, formerly the University Club. On view are works by Paul […]

Multicultural program benefits kids in South Asia

CultureShock, an evening of multicultural music, dance and magic, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Featured performers include 3D, Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness, The Spokes, Afterglow, Lashkara, Popping Club and Unbound Progression. The event is a fundraiser for Visions, which works with underprivileged youths in South […]

Muzzy gets jazzy at RootStock

Local art teacher Bob Muzzy is jazzing things up Friday evening at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. He’ll play classic jazz on solo guitar from 6 to 8 p.m. Muzzy has been a musician for more than 30 years, but only recently has found the time and opportunity to begin sharing his talent […]

Yolo Mambo plays Thursday at winery

Yolo Mambo will uncork some new Christmas songs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Berryessa Gap winery, 27260 Highway 128, just west of Winters. For more information, call (530) 795-3201 or visit or

UCD theater crew on the radio

Judith Plank, host of “Two Broadscasting,” which airs every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on KDRT, 95.7FM, will interview five members of the upcoming UC Davis production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” this week. Joining her in the studio will be Michael Barakiva, director; Kourtney Lampedecchio, scenic designer; Maggie Chan, costume designer; Jeremy Oase, who plays Claudius; and […]

Gibson House Christmas Celebration supports school history program

Jeff and Starr Barrow are the honorary chairs of the 2011 Gibson House Christmas Celebration (formerly the Festival of Trees). The Barrows have offered the use of their historic home, the Gable Mansion, for the Christmas Gala on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. At the Gala, trees and other holiday decorations created by […]

Fibromyalgia sufferers gather for support

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of the VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville. The purpose of the meeting is to share new information, and provide support and encouragement to the members suffering from fibromyalgia. There is no charge […]