Celebrate Happy Thursday at winery

Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks will perform at Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy discounted wine by the glass and California comfort food by Stone Soup Catering while they listen to this three-piece Sacramento-based band, which includes Cohen, an award-winning songwriter and veteran […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Film Festival becomes competitive this year

The ninth annual Davis Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Eleven hours of films from locally and around the world are planned. Twenty-one filmmakers will compete for three top prizes in the first competitive festival. Juried categories are Best Feature and Best Short. The […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘What’s Going On?’ airs Wednesday

Lenny Goldberg, a longtime Sacramento advocate for liberal and progressive issues, will talk with Davis resident Jon Li this week on “What’s Going On?” The show airs from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday on Davis Community Television Channel 15. The discussion will include Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget strategy and the battle for single-payer health care.

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film showcases Vietnamese boat people

“Journey from the Fall,” a 2006 film about the experiences of Vietnamese boat people after the fall of Saigon, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn to draw portraits at new Art Center class

A new session of “Portrait Drawing” begins Thursday at the Davis Art Center, taught by Marlene Lee. Students will learn to develop a likeness through an understanding of the facial proportion of the human head. Drawings will be done in charcoal or pencil, and students will use themselves and other students as models. Students should bring […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Band concert honors conductor Fred Lange

Check it out What: “Festivity of Bands” concert When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Bandleader Fredrick Lange — a graduate of the UC Davis music department in the 1970s, and the longtime leader of the band program […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Natsoulas to host authors’ event

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. in downtown Davis, will host several local authors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery. The guests will read short excerpts from recent publications and there will be food and wine, and lots of time to mingle and chat. This event is a […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Two Americans shot in Kabul, NATO pulls workers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A gunman killed two American military advisers with shots to the back of the head Saturday inside a heavily guarded ministry building, and NATO ordered military workers out of Afghan ministries as protests raged for a fifth day over the burning of copies of the Quran at a U.S. army base. […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Federal warning ends county truce with pot-growers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Mendocino County, the redwood and marijuana-rich territory in California’s fabled Emerald Triangle, thought they had reached détente in the decades-old clash between pot growers and local law enforcement two years ago when the sheriff agreed to stop raiding medical cannabis producers who paid to have their crops inspected. For […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Grazing at Costco, for free

As our Frugal February challenge moves on toward Miserly March and maybe even Abstinence April, we decided it was time for a short weekend trip down Road 102 to the nearby Costco, where “free samples” are the rule of the day. Not that Costco’s prices aren’t the next best thing to free anyway. According to […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Duck Days appeals to kids of all ages

For the past three years, Joe Lacoste and his two children have made the drive from Sacramento to Davis, where they join Lacoste’s brother Paul and his two kids at California Duck Days. “They love the fishing,” Joe Lacoste said as the four cousins — ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 — cradled four-day-old mallard […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

PG&E to begin replacing gas lines in Stonegate

PG&E will begin replacing 2,000 feet of natural gas distribution line on Monday in the area of Stonegate subdivision that has experienced the highest concentration of leaks since 2006. PG&E has reported finding about 50 leaks in the West Davis neighborhood over the past few years, mostly due to the deterioration of Aldyl-A pipe, which runs under most […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

New financial reports for Measure C campaign filed

New financial reports for the campaign committees in the Measure C election were filed this week, reflecting fundraising amounts and expenditures during January. The Yes for Our Students campaign — which supports Measure C, the five-year parcel tax proposed by the Davis school district — raised another $7,646 in monetary and non-monetary contributions in addition […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Elections Office starts processing Measure C ballots

On Friday, Yolo County Elections Office workers started processing — but not counting — completed Measure C ballots that have been sent in by voters. Measure C is the five-year parcel tax proposed by the Davis school district. Two-thirds of those voting must approve Measure C if it is to pass. The measure, which essentially renews […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,