Photography Club meets next week

Judith Monroe, a mixed-media artist with a background in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques, will be the speaker at this month’s meeting of the Davis Photography Club. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Monroe has incorporated mixed media into her […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

UC Davis Arboretum celebrates 75 years

Garden goodies What: Member Appreciation Sale, open to Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Davis Botanical Society; anyone may join or renew at the gate When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus Info: arboretum75th.ucdavis.edu By Diane Cary Over the past 75 years, […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New exhibit at Pence Gallery plays with ‘Seeing Sound’

Recently, I read an article about a famed violinist from Germany who saw bright colors when she played specific musical passages. Diagnosed with synesthesia, where one sense involuntarily triggers a response in another sense, she saw this condition as actually improving her musical performances. While synesthesia is a relatively rare phenomenon, the idea of representing […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Share your passion for wetlands by being a docent

The Yolo Basin Foundation is recruiting volunteers to train as docents for the guided monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Anyone with a passion for wetlands conservation and an enthusiasm for sharing this with others is invited to join the team of Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area volunteers. Current docents also are invited to […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

South Indian musicians perform Friday

South Indian classical music vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan will present a lecture-demonstration followed by a concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the TCS/Art Annex Building on the UC Davis campus. He will be accompanied by a traditional full live ensemble, featuring Lakshmi Balasubramnya on violin and Vignesh Venkataraman on percussion (mridangam). The event is sponsored […]

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Port of Sacramento gets $960K grant for rail loop

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced Tuesday that the Port of Sacramento has been awarded a grant of more than $960,000 from the Federal Railroad Administration for construction of a rail loop track that will increase freight capacity and handling efficiency. “The Port of Sacramento is a lynchpin of Northern California’s economy,” Thompson said in […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Free info night set for homeowners

Casa Verde Designs, a local source for sustainable home improvement products and services, is offering a free information night for homeowners from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Renovation 101 for Homeowners,” will take place at the new Casa Verde Designs showroom at Fifth Street Crossing, 912 Fifth St. in Davis. The event is designed to […]

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Bingo benefits Concilio scholarships

Looking for something fun to do on Sunday? Join the Davis Odd Fellows for their Second Sunday Bingo fundraiser and enjoy a fun-filled day of bingo with all proceeds going to the Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County. The mission of the Concilio is to provide support and assistance to low-income students in Yolo County, specifically those of […]

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Registration starts for Boredom Busters at UCD

Boredom Busters, a spring break program for children at UC Davis, is now taking sign-ups. The week of activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade is offered by Youth Programs, a unit of the UCD Department of Campus Recreation. Children will familiarize themselves with the UCD campus and discover all the interactive opportunities Campus […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Linus gathers March 14

The Project Linus of Yolo County group will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children in the community. All are invited […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Children’s Summer Activity Faire planned Saturday

The city of Davis Community Services Department and the UC Davis Department of Campus Recreation will present the sixth annual Children’s Summer Activity Faire from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park. In an effort to promote summer activities in Davis, local organizations and nonprofit groups are coming together to showcase the fun […]

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‘Qigong for Healthy Aging’ class offered

After the rest of winter, according to Chinese medicine, spring calls for more activity and motion. With that in mind, qigong classes will be offered for 10 weeks starting Monday, March 26, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The cost is $140 for all 10 weeks or $15 per class on a […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

All ages welcome at contra dance

The third Friday of the month is coming, and you know what that means: a contra dance at 8 p.m. at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

UC Berkeley police board reviews use of batons

By Demian Bulwa UC Berkeley’s Police Review Board saw a series of videos this week — some from police cameras, others from YouTube — showing officers using batons to prod, push, jab and strike protesters who put up seven tents on campus last fall and then linked arms in a bid to protect those tents. […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,