Grad Night tickets on sale this week

Tickets to Grad Night 2011 will be sold every day this week at lunch on the Davis High School Quad. Kindergarten photos for the popular display wall also may be dropped off at this time. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://www.davisgradnight.org. Tickets are $90 until May 31 and will increase to $110 at […]

Child development sessions planned in Davis, Woodland

Two free two-hour session describing “Your Child’s Development: Birth to Five Years” will be offered in Davis and Woodland during coming weeks. Tarin Varughese, a speech-language pathologist and early interventionist, and Nicole Mank, a marriage and family therapist and sensory planning disorder advocate, will discuss a child’s emotional development, speech and language development and social skill […]

Composers to discuss music prior to concert

Monday’s concert by the Empyrean Ensemble will be preceded by a 6:15 p.m. discussion in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, at which graduate student composers will discuss the original works they have written for the 7 p.m. concert program. The pre-concert talk is free for those who have tickets to the concert […]

Benefit concert for tsunami relief is Wednesday

The Young Musicians Outreach Club from Davis High School will perform a benefit concert to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Newman Chapel, Fifth and C streets in downtown Davis. The originally announced time was 6:30 p.m., but the hour has been changed to 7 […]

Ecology, evolution showcased

Marissa Walker, 15, and Gabe Mager, 15, students at the Da Vinci Academy at Emerson Junior High School, present and explain their Galapagos Island sea turtle at a public event Thursday evening at the school. Families, friends, community members and school staffers toured the exhibit hall, which featured a variety of student projects covering ecological […]

Council to discuss railroad crossing

The Davis City Council on Tuesday will consider plans for an at-grade crossing at the railroad tracks near the downtown train station. The council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. City staff is recommending an at-grade crossing that will connect the downtown with the […]

Davis budget proposal cuts six employees

The city manager’s 2011-12 budget proposal identifies $918,000 in spending cuts, which includes the loss of six public-employee jobs in Davis. Interim City Manager Paul Navazio presented a budget to the City Council earlier in the week that closes an estimated general fund deficit of $709,000, plus an additional assumed loss of $90,000 in law enforcement funding that […]

Hear Boylan on Monday on KDVS

France Kassing will interview one of her most popular guests over the past 12 years, Paul Boylan, on her radio show, “It’s About You,” at 8:30 a.m. Monday on KDVS. The animated and respectful discussion might offer solace from the partisan animosity that seems to prevail these days, Kassing says in a news release. The […]

Walk briskly with Sierra Club members

All are welcome to join members of the Sierra Club on “brrisk” morning walks at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Walkers cover almost 5 miles in 90 minutes, visiting Davis greenbelts, wildlife ponds, fields, ditches, […]

‘Home-grown’ band performs at school fundraiser

South City Lights, a Davis pop/rock band, is partnering with the Davis Farm to School Connection and Rominger West Winery to raise funds for Davis’ school lunch and gardening programs. The winery is at 4602 Second St. In addition to a free concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 27, Rominger West will sell […]

New farmers market opens June 2 at Sutter Davis Hospital

Yolo County will add another farmers market on Thursday, June 2, with the opening of Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market at 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The Davis Farmers Market began partnering with Sutter Davis Hospital in 2010 to promote healthy eating under the slogan, “Good health begins with farm-fresh food,” with the goal […]

See quilts at downtown Winters festival

The third annual Winters Outdoor Quilt and Textile Art Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in downtown Winters. Admission is free. Quilts and other textile arts will be on display outdoors throughout downtown, as well as inside many businesses. The event is co-sponsored by the city of Winters and […]

At the Pond: Habitat is everything

Folk singer Bill Oliver sings, “Habitat, habitat, have to have a habitat. You have to have a habitat to carry on.” What’s the habitat in your yard and whom does it serve? Last week I went on Yolo Audubon’s 7:30 a.m. tour to Manfred Kusch’s habitat/property on Putah Creek east of the Stevenson Bridge Road. […]

Jazz on a Summer’s Eve

An exciting year for the Davis High School Jazz Band will draw to a close with the annual Jazz on a Summer’s Eve concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. The band will take the stage at the Brunelle Performance Hall on the Davis High School campus, 315 W. 14th St., for an evening of […]