Tickets on sale for second annual Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

Della Davidson: passing boldly into another world

Details What: “and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead,” a dance performance in memory of Della Davidson When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors; Art fulfills a wide range of functions for both viewers […]

‘Twelfth Night’ auditions set in Winters

Auditions are planned in June for the Winters Theatre Company’s summer production of “Twelfth Night.” The show will be presented on weekends, Aug. 10-12 and 17-18. This is the company’s annual Shakespeare in the Park performance in the Winters Community Center amphitheater. Auditions will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, at the Winters […]

Immigration drama featured in film series

“Welcome,” a 2009 French film directed by Philippe Lioret, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. 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. There is no charge, but […]

Enjoy music at Monticello on June weekends

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis, will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout June. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play world music, klezmer, jazz, folk and baroque music on his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday, with the exception of this […]

Patriotic music, Aggie pride featured at Picnic Pops Concert

Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration features the popular Picnic Pops Concert, with the Davis High School Combined Band playing from 6 to 7 p.m. and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh from 7 to 8 p.m. The weekly family-friendly gathering takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The […]

Miami officer shoots, kills naked attacker

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer on Saturday fatally shot a naked man who was chewing on the face of another man on a downtown causeway off-ramp, police and witnesses said. The Miami Herald reports that gunshots were heard at about 2 p.m. on the MacArthur Causeway off-ramp, which is near the newspaper’s offices. […]

Ceremony will pay tribute to veterans

Davis residents are invited to observe Memorial Day at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. The Davis Brass Ensemble will play patriotic music beginning at 9:30 a.m.. The Davis High School Madrigal Choir and the Davis Children’s Chorale also will perform. The ceremony, hosted by the VFW […]

‘No one goes unnamed, no one goes unknown’

In the quiet of the Knights Landing Cemetery, where the usual sounds are the cars passing by on County Road 102, the birds chirping overhead and the grazing of nearby livestock, about 60 people gathered on Friday to acknowledge 112 people who otherwise might have left the world this year without much notice. “Richard Adam, […]

$50,000 gift kicks off school fund campaign

A local family has committed $50,000 to the Davis Schools Foundation to kick off a campaign that aims to raise at least $500,000 by July 4 for Davis public schools. “This generous family has young children and is coming forward in the hopes of inspiring others to give to this DSF campaign in order to help […]

Green power, baby products are hits at business competition

The biggest bang in this year’s UC Davis business plan competition came from the S2E Energy founder who touted a thin, clear windowlike material said to conduct the sun’s power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology. As first-prize winner, Jon Servaites received $10,000 in the 12th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition, run […]

Don’t be a chicken

One of Davis most unusual events, the Tour de Cluck — a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops — attracted dozens of chicken aficionados to town on Saturday. The tour was sold out weeks ago, but related activities were attractive to all comers, including a “Courage to Cluck” competition; a silent auction of artwork and […]

GIS map keeps residents informed about city traffic

There’s a new gadget on the city of Davis website that residents can use to educate themselves, or perhaps just enjoy. It’s an interactive data map that details traffic information throughout the city. Residents can use the GIS map, which can be found at, in several ways. The map can be organized to show traffic […]

Egypt’s top candidates try to broaden support

CAIRO (AP) — The two surviving candidates in Egypt’s presidential election appealed Saturday for support from voters who rejected them as polarizing extremists in the first round even as they faced a new challenge from the third runner-up who contested the preliminary results. Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, vowed he won’t revive the […]