Thursday Live! brings worldwide holiday celebration to Davis

Experience a trip around the world this holiday season with one visit to the Davis Odd Fellows Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Thursday Live! continues its series of concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the hall, 415 Second St. The show is free and open to all ages.  There are nine groups […]

School board to recognize outgoing trustee

The Davis school board will recognize outgoing trustee Richard Harris on Thursday night, when the board meets at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Harris was elected to a four-year term in November 2007. He came into an additional fifth year of trustee duty when the school board […]

Vocal Art Ensemble presents an exotic holiday caravan

Cinnamon and silk, and belly dancers, too. Choral music from the Middle East, the Slavic countries of Eastern Europe and other parts of the world as well. These are the things that went through choral director Tracia Barbieri’s mind as she assembled “Frankincense and Myrrh — A Caravan of Exotic Choral Treasures,” the program that […]

Woodland teacher ‘jailed’ for a good cause

Marianne Cates, principal of Holy Rosary School in Woodland, agreed to spend the day in “jail” on campus if students collected enough food for the KCRA Kids Can Food Drive this year. Students at the school collected, packaged and donated more than 3,877 pounds of food for the drive. The donations will help feed area […]

Enjoy the holidays with Haute Again

Haute Again Consignment invites residents to celebrate the holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday as it teams with Sassafras Beauty at The Marketplace in Davis and Bare Escentuals make-up. Guests may enjoy complimentary cider, sweets and Mishka’s coffee. The consignment store is at 129 E St., Suite 1, in downtown Davis.

Davis Chorale plans busy concert schedule for holiday season

The Davis Chorale has a busy schedule of seasonal music in store for December. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the choir will present a vespers performance at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., composed of Christmas choral music and carol singing by the audience. Highlights of the hourlong program will be the Christmas Story, a short […]

Donate jeans Wednesday and Thursday

For the fourth year in a row, Renew Denim is partnering with the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee to provide jeans to those in need. The community is asked to donate gently used men’s, women’s and children’s jeans between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Pomegranate Salon, 123 D St., in downtown Davis. […]

Online learning pioneer will speak Thursday

Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, a major provider of massive open online courses, will talk about this new development in online learning when she visits UC Davis on Thursday. Her talk, “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone,” will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1003 Kemper Hall on the UCD campus. It is free […]

Wolk resumes effort to help fund local public projects

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has resumed her effort to remove obstacles barring the use of infrastructure financing districts, a flexible financing tool that can be used to pay for public works projects, create high-paying jobs and promote sustainable growth. “Having served in local government, I know how important public works projects are to our […]

Yamada sworn in for third Assembly term

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, was sworn into office Monday at a state Capitol ceremony to represent California’s newly drawn 4th Assembly District. Although this is Yamada’s third term, she will be representing a constituency that is 68 percent new following the statewide redistricting approved in 2011. The 4th District includes portions of her previous district […]

Donate, volunteer for wreath project

Donations are still being collected for holiday wreaths that will be laid on the graves of every veteran at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. About 11,500 wreaths are needed this year, each one costing $8, but donations in any amount are much appreciated. Checks may be sent to, P.O. Box 773, Winters, […]

Older adults meet for discussion group

Active older adults will meet for their monthly book discussion group from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This month, the group will share resources on aging. Participants are invited to bring materials they find helpful related to aging with […]

Garden emporium hosts open house

Beyond the Garden Gate, a garden accent and gift shop in Davis, is all decked out and ready to celebrate the season with an open house Thursday evening. The shop is at 1015 Olive Drive, next to Design House. Refreshments and shopping discounts will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit […]

Bob Dunning: East Davis: the land that all forget

THE STING OF THE BEE … writes Barbara on the Eastside, “I was reading the Davis Community Profile in the Real Estate section of The Sacramento Bee and I was astounded and disappointed to see that there was no mention of East Davis.” … Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, you can’t expect the Major Metropolitan Daily to […]