Violinist retires from UCD Symphony after decades of service

Clairelee  Bulkley — who first played in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra during the 1960-61 season — is stepping down after decades as a member of the violin section. Bulkley was honored at the orchestra’s June 1 concert with a plaque and framed photographs in recognition of her many decades as a participant. Her deep […]

Discover dance on Saturday at Davis gallery

Check it out What: “What Do You See?,” an evening of dance and discovery When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Admission: Free Picture this: It’s Saturday night, and you find yourself checking out the art at the Natsoulas Gallery. But wait, some of the art is moving! The Linda Bair […]

Spend an evening in Paris on Friday

“Midnight in Paris,” a 2011 U.S./Spanish film written and directed by Woody Allen, will wrap up the International Film Series’ season on Friday. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. The film […]

Wine, cheese, chocolate and Cash at RootStock

Thursday is the new Friday in Winters, as Route 3 Wines kicks off the weekend with a complimentary wine-tasting paired with artisan cheese and chocolate truffles. The fun runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. On Friday, Denny Colleret of Vacaville, lead singer in a Johnny Cash tribute […]

Recycle DHS graduation caps, gowns

Davis High School graduation was more than a month ago; now, students are getting ready to move on to the next phase of their lives. It’s time to recycle their graduation caps and gowns for use by future graduates. Davis resident Joan Anton collects and stores DHS gowns and caps for re-distribution to next year’s […]

Author of new novel speaks at bookstore

Neil Abramson, author of the novel “Unsaid,” will present his book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds it is not so easy to move on. She is […]

Author of adventure memoir speaks Tuesday

Francis Slakey, author of the new adventure memoir “To the Last Breath,” will discuss his book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St. in downtown Davis. Before Slakey, a Georgetown physics professor, set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off […]

UC, CSU pushed to cut low-enrollment programs

By Nanette Asimov It sounds like an obesity epidemic in higher education: program bloat. But rather than some sort of elephantine curriculum, the phrase refers to the hundreds of degree programs at California’s public universities with fewer than 10 graduates in a given year — at a time when many students are turned away from more popular programs because […]

Join Sierra Club for ‘brrrisk’ morning walk

The Sierra Club Yolano Group hosts “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane off Highway 113. All are welcome; rain cancels the outing. The walking distance is 4.5 miles in 90 minutes, and […]

Garamendi will attend Democrats’ Champagne Brunch

Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be the guest of honor as the Davis Democratic Club celebrates its 22nd annual Champagne Brunch on Sunday, June 24. Having won the June 5 open primary with more than 52 percent of the vote, Garamendi is campaigning for re-election in California’s newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District. He will […]

‘Tilt a K-9′

Science and engineering were on display Thursday, as the UC Davis College of Engineering — which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year — held its annual Design Showcase at the UC Davis Conference Center. Among the dozens of teams with exhibits was the “Tilt a K-9 Automated Tilting Platform for Surface EMG Muscle Activation […]

Winds down tree, fan fires

Saturday’s gusty winds toppled a tree on B Street and whipped up several small fires in the city, Davis police and fire officials said. The tree came down at about 10:45 a.m. on the 100 block of B Street, blocking both lanes and diverting traffic until a Public Works crew removed it, Davis police Sgt. […]

Longs parent company settles false billing allegations

CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $975,000 to settle allegations that Longs Drugs stores in six states used false billings to defraud the federal Medicaid health program, according to the Davis attorney who represented the plaintiff in the case. The whistleblower lawsuit alleged that the fraudulent billings occurred over an eight-year period before Longs […]

City trims nine employees from parks, public works

The city of Davis handed pink slips to nine public employees Wednesday to reduce costs in case it has to forfeit the money it saved by imposing a contract on the Davis City Employees Association in August 2010. That move was deemed unlawful by the Public Employment Relations Board in November. Should the PERB again […]