NPR’s ‘From The Top’ to audition young musicians

“From the Top,” the popular nationally syndicated  NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, will be at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. The show is seeking talent for the live concert recording at the Mondavi Center. Application and scholarship information is […]

Anti-bailout party rejects Greek austerity pledge

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s commitment to austerity is no longer valid because voters have rejected those deals, a left-wing party leader declared Tuesday as he tried to form a new coalition government. Alexis Tsipras, head of the Radical Left Coalition that came a surprise second in Sunday’s tumultuous election, called upon Greece’s two main […]

Ready for some fun? Visit park tomorrow

WILD AND WOOLLY WEDNESDAY … according to expert sources high within the local artistic community, there will be a spectacular, top-secret, not-to-be-missed event taking place tomorrow night (Wednesday) around 6 p.m. in the general vicinity of Central Park … I plan to show up just to see if my sources can be trusted … PEPPER […]

East Davis standoff ends in peaceful surrender

A Davis man wanted on weapons charges held police at bay for more than five hours Monday before surrendering peacefully to negotiators. The standoff on Adrian Drive resulted in the evacuations of several homes on that street, as well as the closure of surrounding blocks as SWAT and crisis negotiations teams set up command posts […]

Playoffs? Playoffs? At Davis High, everybody’s in!

In an unprecedented season of sports at Davis High School, teams from all 13 spring athletic programs will make postseason appearances, beginning this week.

From badminton to boys volleyball; knifing through a swimming pool or flying over the bars in field events; from softball to hardball … every Blue Devil team will be vying for section crowns this month.

In lacrosse, both local boys and girls squads are competing in the rugged North Coast Section in an attempt to put a Sacramento stamp on a Bay Area athletic staple.

Hear fados Sunday at I-House

Goran Muhlert, Scarlet Huber, Jan Peters and other friendswill play a mix of traditional and contemporary fados — a genre of urban Portuguese music — on Sunday evening at International House, 10 College Park. Fados are known for emotionally charged lyrics, soulful melodies and themes of longing, passion, melancholy, geography and even poetry itself. The Sundays […]

Host families needed for international students

International high school exchange students are coming to study in the Davis area during the 2012-13 school year. These students will integrate themselves into a local family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student does. In turn they will provide insight into their own culture. STS Foundation, a nonprofit […]

See Dan run (for office)

All are invited to join Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk, his wife Jamima and others for a run Saturday at 8 a.m. at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 Second St. in downtown Davis. Dan and Jamima will be running with the Golden Valley Harriers running club. “Whether you are a novice or an experienced runner, get […]

Celebrate Davis set May 17 in Community Park

Mark your calendars: The annual Celebrate Davis festival is coming up on Thursday, May 17, at Community Park at 14th and F streets. The event, presented by the Davis Chamber of Commerce from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., features booths hosted by businesses and community organizations, live music and food vendors, and culminates with a fireworks […]

Pursuit, by car and foot, ends in two arrests

Two men were jailed on auto theft and other charges Sunday after leading Woodland police on a vehicle and foot pursuits. Geovaughno Belli, 20, of West Sacramento; and 22-year-old Roberto Rojas of Woodland were spotted at about 5 p.m. in a Honda Accord that had been reported stolen, Sgt. Aaron Delao said. Belli, the driver, […]

Woman, child hurt in collision east of Davis

A Davis woman and child were hospitalized Friday morning after their vehicle sideswiped another on County Road 32A east of Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kristy Lee Labourdette, 24, was driving a Mercedes C300 westbound on the roadway, near County Road 105, when according to an oncoming driver the vehicle drifted into the […]

Driver flees scene after causing I-80 crash

A wayward lane change by one car caused two others to collide Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Bryan Konvalin said a gray vehicle made the unsafe lane change while traveling westbound near the Pole Line Road overcrossing shortly before 10 a.m. The driver of a Dodge Stratus […]

Ex-warden to discuss opposition to death penalty

A former warden of San Quentin State Prison, Jeanne Woodford, and Deputy State Public Defender Ellen Eggers will give a free public talk about their opposition to the death penalty at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Woodford, who is now the executive director of […]