Grammy-winning album has multiple links to UC Davis

The album “Lonely Motel: Music from Slide” — which picked up a Grammy Award  on Sunday night for Best Small Ensemble Performance — features artists with multiple links to UC Davis. Composer Steven Mackey, who also plays electric guitar on the album, earned his bachelor’s degree in music in 1978 at UC Davis. Mackey came […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Conversations with Writers series brings Klinenberg to UC Davis

The UC Davis University Writing Program Conversations with Writers Series presents Eric Klinenberg, social scientist, who will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in 126 Voorhies Hall at UCD. Klinenberg is professor of sociology, public policy and media, culture and communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. His new […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Spicy stew served up for a good cause

Cooks Kevin Hollowell and Jim Silva stir the Cabrillo Cioppino Stew at last year’s scholarship dinner hosted by the Yolo Cabrillo Club No. 26. This year’s event, a benefit for the club’s high school student scholarship fund, will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Walnut and Court streets […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Are they bluffing?

From left, Lea Rosenberg, Mary Parton, Ashley Rose Smith and Robert Hughes prepare to win it all at Soroptimist International of Davis’ annual Texas Hold ‘Em & More poker tournament and casino night. The charity fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., and features a […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Superintendent plans community budget forum on Wednesday

With the Davis school district facing unprecedented fiscal challenges, Superintendent Winfred Roberson will lead a community budget forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. “Our objective is to keep the community updated about the district’s fiscal position,” Roberson said. “We also hope to bring […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board considers second layoff list

As if the nearly 87 layoffs that will be necessary if Measure C fails on March 6 aren’t enough, now the Davis school district has released a list of 50 more jobs at risk because of a stubborn budget deficit. The dramatic layoffs — 31 elementary teachers and the vice principals at the three junior […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cold weather returns to the South; snow possible

ATLANTA (AP) — Cold weather has been making a comeback in the South this weekend, after what’s been a very mild winter so far. The National Weather Service said north Georgia was in for windy and cold conditions Saturday with temperatures in the 20s. Snow showers were possible in the mountains. And a freeze warning […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Recording superstar Whitney Houston dead at 48

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Habitat restoration project wins national partnership award

PG&E employees spent Wednesday at a workday at the utility’s property along Pleasant Creek in Yolo County to celebrate an award jointly shared by Audubon California’s Landowner Stewardship Program and the Center for Land-Based Learning. The Community Partner of the Year award was announced in November by the Wildlife Habitat Council at its 23rd annual symposium […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

As Fifth Street changes loom, neighbors play traffic engineer

A young cyclist pedaled behind stopped eastbound cars at Fifth and E streets. She wobbled, putting her foot down, just in time for an oncoming, westbound car to stop and let her cross. A minute or two later, a car horn blared — a fender-bender, narrowly avoided along troublesome Fifth Street. “Maybe we can have […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

At The Candy House, nothing says ‘love’ like chocolate

Walking into The Candy House of Davis around Valentine’s Day can be a little overwhelming. Two tables in the middle of the store are set aside just for the holiday, burdened with chocolate bricks stamped with the word “LOVE” in big red letters, along with pink, heart-shaped chocolate boxes bulging with more chocolate. In addition […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

For the record

A story published Wednesday about the Davis City Council’s vote on dissolution of DACHA, the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association, reported that the council voted 4-1, with Mayor Joe Krovoza dissenting, to approve DACHA’s application to dissolve. Krovoza clarifies that he supports the dissolution but disagreed with the wording of the motion.

February 12, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

I’m available to proofread these ballots

Got my sample ballot for the “Davis Joint Unified School District Special Election” that will be coming to a mailbox near you if it hasn’t already arrived. And I’ll tell you, tongues were wagging on my under-educated side of the tracks when word got around that this was an all-male ballot, just like the Founding […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Internet safety workshop slated

A workshop on “Internet Safety for Families” is planned at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at Davis Community Church, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The presenter is Tim Valdepena, a Davis Community Church Nursery School parent and a software engineer at UC Davis. Topics to be covered include safe browsing habits, wifi […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,