Will ‘Skyfall’ break the streak for Bond?

Best original song This one pleases me no end. The James Bond film series has won only two Academy Awards during its half-century run, for “Goldfinger” (sound effects) and “Thunderball” (special effects). Rather unbelievably, no song has ever won; heck, Shirley Bassey’s smoldering versions of “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever” weren’t even nominated. “Nobody Does […]

Trustees will consider policy increasing elementary homework

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv On the agenda for Thursday’s school board meeting is an item on the consent calendar related to the district’s homework policy. It’s […]

Yolo Hospice: Bereavement services offered to adults, youths

Frank Marrero and his family know about coping with loss. Eight years ago, his 19-year-old son died by suicide related to steroid use. Five months ago, his 49-year-old wife, the mother of his three children and the love of his life, died of cancer. Frank is doing his best to be strong for his 25-year-old […]

Expert in recovery from mental illness will speak at NAMI dinner

NAMI-Yolo, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, invites local residents to its flagship event of the year — the Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner, slated for Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The keynote speaker, psychologist Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D., […]

Bob Dunning: City tries to shoot the messenger

Now they’re getting personal. In a classic case of shooting the messenger, City Manager Steve Pinkerton sent a circle-the-wagons memo to all five City Council members and various city staffers involved with the water project, attempting to discredit the Above-Pictured Columnist. Worse yet, he did it on the public dime. All this because I had […]

Youngsters invited to enjoy ‘Peter and the Wolf’

The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra and the Puppet Art Theatre Company will present a family-friendly concert featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets are $5 each, available at the door before the concert. Conductor Angelo Moreno will lead […]

Diaper drive continues at clinic

Local residents can continue to help babies born to low-income families in Yolo County by supporting CommuniCare Health Centers’ third annual Diaper Drive. Donated diapers will be given to low-income families who are served by the centers’ Perinatal Program. Diapers were collected all day Thursday at the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in […]

Islamic Center burglar caught on camera

Local police are seeking a man who burglarized the Islamic Center of Davis last week. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the suspect was caught on camera at the mosque at 539 Russell Blvd., where he entered the building through an unlocked window at about 1:50 a.m. Tuesday and took an undisclosed amount of money from donation […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Lunada

Everyone is invited to a Lunada, an evening of song, art and storytelling celebrating women as part of Women’s History Month. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the atrium of the County Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland. The Esparto Teen Art Club’s women’s history art piece will make […]

Last chance to see Chinese artifacts in Woodland

Those interested in viewing the exhibit of Chinese artifacts at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, have one last weekend to see the Asian treasures. A docent will be available to answer questions and to guide visitors through the house and grounds from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission […]

Qigong meditation offered Feb. 24

Sutter Health will sponsor “Qigong Meditation for Health and Well-Being” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will learn seated, standing and walking meditation practices that can help reduce stress, build strength and energy (qi), foster greater feelings of emotional harmony, enhance immunity and jump-start the […]

City commission hosts affordable housing forum

The city of Davis Social Services Commission will host a forum on the future of affordable housing requirements in Davis as part of its meeting on Monday. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Valente Room of the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. With the statewide dissolution of redevelopment agencies, funding previously […]

Da Vinci students present scientific research

Community members are invited to Da Vinci High School’s first science fair. Students have been working to design and carry out an experiment that provides data to answer a real-life question. They will be presenting their experimental research from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Da Vinci’s campus, 1400 E. Eighth St. Questions […]

City will present annual business awards

The Davis City Council invites the community to a ceremony honoring the 2012 recipients of the sixth annual Business and Economic Development Awards. The recipients include Mori Seiki Manufacturing, recognized for its business contributions to local economic development, and John Natsoulas, recognized for his extended excellence in contributions. The award ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. […]