Learn more about artist at Pence film screening

All are welcome to attend a screening of “Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?,” a 2006 film, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The film’s running time is 74 minutes; guests are welcome to enjoy all-you-can-eat popcorn. The film chronicles Teri Horton’s 15-year journey clasing with the […]

Business expert on the radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. This week’s guest, Pam Slim, helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business. Her blog, “Escape from Cubicle Nation,” is […]

City leaders, staffers at market booth Saturday

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Councilmen Stephen Souza and Dan Wolk will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be located at the north end of the market, near Fourth and […]

Spend a winter evening with Shakespeare

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will present a staged reading of The Bard’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Putah Creek Lodge in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Come ready to indulge in wine and scrumptious holiday treats,” a news release said. Tickets are $10 each; call (530) 802-0998 or email davis.shakespeare@gmail.com.

DHS Concert, Symphonic bands present ‘Winter Rhapsody’ concert

Clarinetist Evan Hamaguchi will be the featured student soloist at the Davis High School “Winter Rhapsody” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. This annual concert will put guests in the holiday spirit with a performance by the Concert Band, under the direction of […]

United Way funds local projects

United Way California Capital Region will make grants totaling $267,393 to the Yolo Family Resource Center and the West Sacramento-based Health Education Council over the next year, United Way president and CEO Steve Heath has announced. The Health Education Council, based in West Sacramento, is a funded partner in United Way’s Fit Kids project, helping […]

Teenage photographers to be honored

Local youths who participated in the city of Davis’ sixth annual Teen Photo Contest will be honored at a reception at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. All entries will be on display. The winning photographs in each category will be showcased throughout January at City Hall, 23 Russell […]

Palm Gardens supports Alzheimer’s research

Palm Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care in Woodland has donated $628 to the Alzheimer’s Association, representing the proceeds from its document-shredding event last month. “All of us here at Palm Gardens and the local Alzheimer’s Association would like to thank everyone who participated and generously donated to this worthy cause,” said Laura Wayman, marketing director […]

Project Linus volunteers provide cuddly love for kids in need

The Project Linus group will meet for its monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children in our community. Those attending Wednesday’s meeting will […]

Holiday music and shopping aplenty at Farmers Market

Holiday music will add a festive air to the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 10, 17 and 24, under the pavilion in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. This weekend’s musicians include Grace Valley Carolers, Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, Susanna Holland, Peter Franklin Band and Davis Carolers. Shoppers […]

Yolo, Solano farmers qualify for natural disaster assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Solano County as a natural disaster area due to losses caused by the combined effects of unseasonably cool spring weather, a freeze, hail, below-normal summer temperatures and unseasonable rainfall that occurred from April 7 to Sept. 30. Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties of Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Contra […]

Davis Community Gift Project needs more help

There’s still time to participate in the Davis Community Gift Project. Run by members of the Davis Community Church, the project is trying to collect 800 toys for a highly discounted “toy shop” where low-income families can purchase holiday gifts for their children at a minimal price. The families’ donations will pay for a free […]

Council ready to repeal water rates, put project on ballot

The Davis City Council moved closer Tuesday to repealing the higher rates it approved Sept. 6 that would have more than doubled local water users’ bills. With the intention of honoring the referendum that qualified last month for the ballot, the council voted 4-1 to ask city staff to draft an ordinance repealing the five-year rate […]

Hey, Woodland, this is OUR house

ROCHELLE TO THE RESCUE … expressing concern about the enormous amount of confusion and division in town over the water rate increases that were passed on Sept. 6, Mayor Pro Tem Rochelle Swanson spoke clearly and deliberately at Tuesday night’s council meeting when she proposed scrapping those rates and going back to the drawing board […]