Folk musicians will jam in Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

South Korean film to be screened Friday

The International Film Series continues Friday with “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring,” a 2003 South Korean film directed by Ki-duk Kim. Films are shown on the first and third Friday nights of each month, from September through June, at International House, 10 College Park. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., and the film […]

Fairies cavort through Arboretum in Shakespearean play

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble kicks off its second season with Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The human and fairy worlds collide in this hilarious and enchanted adventure through the forest inspired by what makes Davis one of a kind — bicycles! Performances, directed by Rob Salas, are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through […]

Sutter Davis market in its final weeks

Only three weeks remain for the Thursday Farmers Market at Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance. Vendors this week include Neufeld Farms in Petaluma, selling apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums; Toledo Farms in Lodi, selling tomatoes, corn, […]

Needy residents can pick up food

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Sept. 21, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at […]

UC tuition could rise by 16% a year

By Nanette Asimov The University of California would raise student tuition by at least 8 percent — or as much as 16 percent — every year through 2016 under a plan that UC leaders will propose to the regents Thursday in San Francisco. Basic tuition could top $22,000 in just four years, not including other mandatory fees, books, […]

UC invests millions in new cyber studies program

By Nanette Asimov The University of California will unveil its first top-tier cyber courses in January — 26 online offerings, from global climate change to game theory. At the same time, it’s eyeing China and even American soldiers as potential sources of cash to pay for them. Academically, the UC system is venturing into territory that supporters hope will […]

Gunmen attack U.S. Embassy in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday while suicide bombers struck police buildings in an attack blitz that displayed the ability of militants to bring their fight to the doorsteps of Western power […]

Lawyer: Iran sets bail for two jailed Americans

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said. Lawyer Masoud Shafiei […]

Vacaville Rotarians host free kids’ fishing derby

The Vacaville Sunrise Rotary Club will once again host a free fishing derby for children at Lake Solano Park, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. As always, the Sunrise Rotary Club will stock the Alvin Bonifacio Memorial Fishing Pond with fish in order to provide a great fishing experience for youngsters age […]

Toy Library plans rummage sale

The Woodland Toy Library will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at Freeman Park at Sixth and Main streets in Woodland. The rummage sale is the toy library’s only fundraiser and helps to keep it open. The organization is accepting donations of games, puzzles, books, CDs and DVDs […]

‘Cutting the Cable’ class moves to larger venue

Davis Community Network has changed the location of its upcoming class on “Cutting the Cable.” It will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Attendees will learn how to drop their cable or dish service and get their video from the web. Visit to register for […]

Standing In: Sleeping single in a double bed

This column has nothing to do with sleeping or beds. It’s about surviving as a senior citizen in a college town. From September to June, the median age in Davis plummets from 93 to 12. I chose the title because it’s important to appear sexy when 73.5 percent of the population is preoccupied with mating, […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Lexie (No. 98661), a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired dil tortie cat. Also hoping for a good home is Murphy (No. 98589), a 4-year-old male black-and-tan, short-haired Chihuahua dog. Fees […]