UCD Jazz Bands play May 30

The UC Davis Jazz Bands, directed by Delbert Bump, will present their spring quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children, available at www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787.

Chamber Orchestra performs in Esparto

The VITA Chamber Orchestra will present a concert in the Capay Valley at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in Esparto High School’s auditorium, 17121 Yolo Ave., Esparto. Conductor Pete Nowlen and the VITA Chamber Orchestra will be joined by students of the VITA-sponsored Esparto K-8 violin, choir and music classes for a concert titled “Voices […]

Sign up now for summer theater workshop

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will offer its annual Summer Youth Theater Workshop for students ages 7-17, beginning Monday, July 9. The workshop will be taught by Helen Spangler and DMTC co-founder Jan Isaacson. Students will learn the basics of acting, singing, dance steps, vocal projection and other basic performing skills through theater games, improvisation […]

Davis High orchestras wrap up their season

All three of the orchestras at Davis High School will greet the coming conclusion of the academic year with a finale concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Featured will be the Baroque Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra, under the direction […]

Holmes orchestras perform Wednesday

The Holmes Junior High School orchestras, under the direction of Angelo Moreno, will wrap up their spring season with a finale concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The free concert will feature both the Holmes Intermediate Orchestra and Advanced Orchestras, performing selections by […]

Willett students honor the everyday heroes among them

The sixth-graders in Leslie Whiteford’s class at Willett Elementary School decided this year that they were going to be the change that they wanted to see in the world. Too often, they said, kids are acknowledged only for the bad things they do. When they are honored for accomplishments, it’s usually for academics, or athletics. […]

History underpins local author’s new book

Katherine Longshore may be a new author on the young-adult scene, but she’s certainly not sticking to the genre’s standard locales. “Gilt,” Longshore’s first book, is set in the court of King Henry VIII, and starts off what will be a series of books depicting the rise — and fall — of some of England’s […]

Parish expresses ‘regret’ for Maguire ads, but supporters jump ship

Yolo County judicial candidate Clint Parish’s endorsement list continued to shrink Thursday, fallout from a pair of election ads Parish now says “reflected an aggressiveness that was not appropriate for this campaign.” Parish’s boss, District Attorney Jeff Reisig, and the Woodland Professional Police Employees’ Association both withdrew their support for Parish’s candidacy, two days after […]

PG&E to replace 3,200 feet of steel pipe under Olive Drive

It appears that PG&E isn’t concerned only about its distribution pipeline underneath the Stonegate subdivision in Davis. About a month after it finished a project in Stonegate that replaced more than 2,000 feet of plastic natural gas distribution and service line pipe, the utility has embarked on a similar effort along Olive Drive, this time […]

Solar panels going up at DHS parking lot

As the parking lot shared by Davis High School and the Veterans’ Memorial Center stretched out before them, school and city leaders gathered Thursday morning to break ground on an array of solar panels that soon will generate energy and provide shade at the same time. The carport-style solar panels, similar to a system already […]

Rummage sale benefits Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 1397 will host a multi-family rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 602 Angela St., on the corner of Cowell Boulevard, in South Davis. Cold water and lemonade will be for sale as well. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the troop’s service projects and travel expenses.

A special Senior Ball

Stephanie Keider shares a dance with John Wren at Wednesday evening’s Senior Ball at Atria Covell Gardens, a Davis retirement community. Keider and her Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters, along with gentlemen from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at UC Davis, tripped the light fantastic with Covell Gardens residents to big-band music performed by the […]

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Epicurean Esprit benefits nutrition program

Local residents are invited to feast Thursday at the 23rd annual Epicurean Esprit, and raise money for the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tandem Properties, 3500 Anderson Road in Davis. This event, sponsored by Friends of Meals on Wheels, offers samples of some of […]

Rotary Barbecue slated Saturday

Davis’ three Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset — will host their annual Rotary Barbecue from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, a new vegetarian dish, baked beans, salad and rolls. Beer, wine, soda and water will […]