Experience Kenyan folk music at I-House concert

Local residents are invited to start the new year with folk music from East Africa at a concert by Kamatana, a musical duo from Kenya, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 The group will perform at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. “Dominic Ogari and Samwel Osieko will share the traditions and sounds of Kenya […]

Nelson Gallery showcases artists who focus on understanding nature

What brings together the work of Peter Edlund, from Brooklyn via San Francisco; Fred Tomaselli, also from Brooklyn via Los Angeles; and Leslie Shows, from San Francisco via Alaska; all at one time in Davis? All three revel in the natural world and make art that seeks to find a way to understand the human […]

Hands-on compassion: Teens take over shelter

Guests lined up one by one last Monday night to enter St. James Catholic Church’s multipurpose room, the host site that week for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter.

High school interns Sarah Kolarik and Nicole Olichney checked in guests at the main desk; Kolarik handed each guest his or her numbered sleeping bag while Olichney assigned each guest to a site chore.

The duo, along with more than 10 other high school students, became Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter interns this winter through Davis Community Church’s Youth Leadership Institute program, created this year …

A house to call their own

There’s no telling how old the dollhouse is. Sally Ozonoff’s parents bought it for her at a garage sale more than 40 years ago, “and it was already pretty old then,” she said. Her parents fixed it up for her, lining the interior walls with wallpaper, painting the exterior, and providing their daughter with hours […]

Compost your Christmas tree

Christmas is over and it’s time to get the house back in order. If you’re finished enjoying your cut Christmas tree, you can keep it “green” and have the tree composted. Remove the lights, ornaments, tinsel and tree stand. Cut trees over 5 feet tall in half and put on the street in front of […]

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California chief justice urges re-evaluating death penalty

By Maura Dolan Los Angeles Times Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who heads the state’s judicial branch and its highest court, said in an interview that the death penalty is no longer effective in California and suggested she would welcome a public debate on its merits and costs. During an interview in her chambers, as she […]

Roses are topic for Davis Flower Arrangers

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet at International House, 10 College Park, for their first monthly meeting of the new year at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. The program will be devoted to roses and the speaker will be Pat Murray from the Woodland Library Rose Club. Murray will discuss the various types of roses […]

State community colleges set to ration classes

By Nanette Asimov During World War II, there was food rationing. In 2012, California’s community college leaders are poised to approve education rationing for thousands of students. The proposal is controversial, with many students and educators critical of a shakeout that could end free courses offered for generations, including classes such as music appreciation and memoir writing. Also squeezed out […]

Project aims to show crops, marshland can coexist

By Peter Fimrite WOODLAND — Five acres of mud and rice stubble doesn’t look much like fish habitat, but the rectangular patch of summertime cropland is in the process of being converted to a teeming marsh filled with young salmon. The conversion to wetland of the rice paddy at Knaggs Ranch, north of Woodland next to the Yolo […]

GOP: Gingrich, Perry will not be on Va. ballot

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia’s March 6 Republican primary, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the ballot. The Republican Party of Virginia announced Friday night and early Saturday on its Twitter website […]

Husband-and-wife team will teach how to create a spiritual partnership

Bestselling author Mike Robbins will speak to members and guests of the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis at noon Sunday, Jan. 29. The service will take place at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Robbins not only will speak at the service but also will co-lead a workshop following, from 2 to […]

Miracles thicker than fog on flight of No. 10607

By Jerry Murphy It was the day after Christmas. As I was wheeled backward through the glaring hospital corridor, rows of overhead lights looming up behind me like little suns and then fading away to the front, I remember thinking that this day was just 45 years since the day of the five miracles. The […]

Gospel DJs feel the spirit, especially on Christmas

How do you measure a volunteer’s personal dedication? There are many different ways. For volunteer gospel disc jockeys Bobby H and Dr. Kwame, the definition includes getting up before dawn on Sunday morning — every week — and coming to the basement studios of campus/community radio station KDVS on the UC Davis campus. There, they […]

Children, the word of the day is hope

* Editor’s note: Bob Dunning is taking the day off. This column was first published on Dec. 23, 2001. Those of us who type for a living dread days like this. Two days before Christmas. The final column before Christmas. Nothing new to say about a story that’s 2,000 years old. Truth be known, I’ve […]