‘Listen’ to stories of the homeless

Will Lacey had a difficult childhood; he grew up in Seattle with strict parents and became a “rebellious teenager.” Drug addiction led to prison and, later, homelessness. Lacey, who has stayed at the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in Davis, describes his situation as temporary and one that he takes into his own hands. “I’ve made […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo offers free mental health education program

The spring sessions of the NAMI Family-to-Family Program will be conducted from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 26 to April 5. This 12-session program helps families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder to understand the causes and origins of the illness and how to cope with everyday problems that arise in lifestyle […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bryan stages one-man show to benefit African projects

“Manchild in the Wasteland,” a one-man show by Davis’ own Barton Bryan, will be presented later this month at International House, Davis, to raise funds for projects at two orphanages in Tanzania. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at I-House, 10 College Park. Tickets […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Heart to Heart’ discusses life, relationships

“Heart to Heart” radio show will air at 4 p.m. Wednesday on KDRT 95.7 FM in Davis. The show — hosted by Dr. Gitane, psychotherapist and coach — offers practical and compassionate approaches to help you live life “in the light” even when times are rough and the spirit is challenged. While this week’s show airs […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ready to rock

Rocknasium co-owners Mark Leffler, at top, and Carter Schmeck, holding the giant scissors, celebrate a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for their rock-climbing gym’s new space at 720 Olive Drive, Suite S — just 100 feet away from its old space in the same building’s Suite Z. The gym moved into its new digs Nov. 1. The new […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Contra dance set Saturday at Guinda Grange Hall

All are welcome at a contra dance on Saturday evening in Guinda, sponsored by the Western Yolo Grange. Contra dancing is a form of American folk dance in which the dancers form two facing lines that run the length of the dance hall. Each dance is taught by a caller. There will be live music by Driving With Fergus […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Sacramento rally decries court ruling

Local residents will mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that allowed corporate money in the election process at a rally Saturday in Sacramento. Participants will gather from 1 to 3 p.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol. “Come support the newly proposed Assembly Joint Resolution 22 that instructs […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Who will win the title of Davis High Idol?

Details What: Davis High Idol When: Preliminaries at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, finals Saturday, Jan. 28 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $6 for the semifinals, $10 for the finals or $20 for all three nights, in advance from Advanced Treble Choir members or at Watermelon Music, 207 […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Author tells stories about Winters families

The public is invited to meet Winters author Gloria Lopez at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Winters Library Community Room, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Lopez will share her experiences of writing the book and producing the video, “An American Paella: Becoming American While Staying Spanish: A Century of Memories in Winters, California.” […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Yolo Military Families gather for dinner next week

Yolo Military Families will hold their first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Black Bear Diner, Second and B streets in downtown Davis. The group welcomes all who have a loved one in the military to join them. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Language classes offered at I-House

Turkish language classes have been offered at International House, Davis, for more than a decade. They take place on Monday afternoons and evenings. All language classes are free for members, and student membership at I-House costs only $20 a year. I-House is at 10 College Park. Beste Bayramoglu teaches the beginning Turkish class at 5:30 […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Luigi’s postpones opening date

Luigi’s, the new Italian food restaurant going in at 213 E St. in downtown Davis, announced Sunday that it will not be ready to open Tuesday as planned. Owner Linda Brida said she hopes to have the restaurant open later this week, and will offer some free slices when it does. Watch the Comings & […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

What a catch!

Lea Rosenberg, right, noble grand of the Davis Rebekah Lodge, and Jeannie Pytel, right supporter of the noble grand, are happy with their crab catch and are getting ready to serve up lots of fresh cracked crab — along with salad, bread and pasta — at the first Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed. The event will […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

‘Children’s Nutcracker’ will air on DCTV

Did you miss the 2011 performances of  the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” or do you want the opportunity to see it again? Whether you’re watching it for the first time or the seventh time, experience the magic again as the annual holiday production airs on Davis Community Television. DCTV, Channel 15 on the Comcast cable system, […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,