Robinson signs his new book Saturday

Prize-winning novelist Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident, will read from his new book “2312″ and sign copies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. As the book’s title suggests, “2312″ is set 300 years in the future, an era in which scientific and technological advances have […]

Davis poet laureate speaks at Woodland Library

Davis poet laureate Allegra Silberstein will be the featured reader at the Woodland Public Library’s poetry series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. The event at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland, begins at 7 p.m.; the microphone will be open following Silberstein’s reading. Silberstein was named Davis’ first poet laureate in 2010. A […]

Collaborative mural project kicks off Art Center’s new program

If you passed by the Roe Building at Fifth and G streets recently, you may have noticed something interesting — an experiment of sorts — happening on the other side of the big glass doors. Four artists, of broadly different styles and tastes, have gathered together in the makeshift studio at 764 Fifth St. to […]

Blue & White Foundation hosts Concert on the Green

Everything from gypsy music to polka, rock to Mexicali can be heard when Diego’s Umbrella headlines the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s fourth annual Concert on the Green. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive in Davis. Also featured are Beso Negro and Davis’ own […]

Late photographer’s work will go on exhibit

An exhibition of the influential work of the late photographer Oliver Gagliani can be seen throughout June at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members can meet Gagliani’s daughter at a free open house and reception from 1 […]

Rock fans take a Sucker Punch

Davis musician Colin Stambusky is back in town with his hard-rock band Sucker Punch, performing at 9 p.m. Friday at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Patrons must be 21 and older. Adonis DNA, an Elk Grove band, will open the show.

Quilters guild members show their best work

The Flying Needles Quilters Guild will host its annual quilt show at the Woodland Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 per day. Parking is free and lunch is available on site. The show offers […]

Full lineup of bands at Luigi’s

White Fang, Fine Steps, Bad Daddies and Sneeze Attack will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, downstairs in the Fun Garden at Luigi’s, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. All ages are welcome; admission is $5.

Zip through Shakespeare at Acme’s free show

Check it out What: “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” presented by the Acme Theatre Company When: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, with a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means it’s time for Acme Theatre Company’s gift to […]

Learn first-aid for mental health at Woodland class

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you. Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis; now, you can learn how to help them. Mental health first-aid classes are available free to Yolo County residents. The next 12-hour course is scheduled […]

Measure D on ‘Davisville’

Two people with key roles overseeing the parks and greenbelts in Davis discuss Measure D, the citywide parks tax on the June ballot, on the current edition of “Davisville.” The guests are Charlie Russell, a local businessman and chairman of the city’s Recreation and Park Commission, and David Luckscheider, park manager for the city. “Davisville,” […]

Rookie cop misled by Parish campaign

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB … several weeks ago, before he got himself into a great big tub of hot water with a libelous, defamatory, down-and-dirty and just plain mean mailer about his opponent for Yolo County Superior Court judge, candidate Clint Parish sent out a mailer that showed him posing with a person we […]

Three of six Clean Air Award winners are from Yolo County

Breathing air usually isn’t thought of as an award-winning activity, but helping make it a little less polluted deserves some kind of recognition, especially for those who do the most to clean up some of the dirtiest air in the nation. For the 36th year, Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails highlights the heroes who make […]

I-80 rollover leaves two hospitalized

Two people were hospitalized Sunday night when their vehicle rolled over on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said the driver, 20-year-old Kyle Vlach of Davis, was traveling westbound near the Dave Pelz bicycle overcrossing at about 10:15 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, he braked “in an unsafe […]