Next up: art museum, music recital hall

UC Davis celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts during Monday’s Fall Convocation, and university leaders spoke with anticipation about two future facilities that will further enhance UCD’s arts programs: the Shrem Museum of Art and the new Music Recital Hall. Margrit Mondavi spoke briefly, recalling how she and her late […]

Katehi touts arts, worries over Prop. 30

Chancellor Linda Katehi said Monday that arts programs are “critical” to UC Davis’ future, but voters may dramatically alter what that future looks like on Nov. 6.

If Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase measure, Proposition 30, fails, UCD could face $50 million in cuts on top of an existing $45 million budget shortfall.

Speaking after her fourth Fall Convocation since coming to Davis, Katehi said a $50 million cut would …

Demolition time

A mechanical claw is ready to gobble up more of the former Phi Delta Theta fraternity house at Third and C streets, across from Central Park, on Monday morning. The existing building and outbuilding are being demolished and will be replaced with a two-story, 19-bed fraternity house with parking for seven cars and 26 bicycles. […]

‘Sweethearts’ trial resumes after hiatus

SACRAMENTO — Their outfits reflected the festivities that lay ahead of them. First, ushering duties at a “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” performance, followed by a surprise birthday party. That evening, Sabrina Gonsalves donned a black zip-up jacket, gray plaid skirt and Italian leather boots for the occasions. Her boyfriend and fellow UC Davis student, John Riggins, […]

Parents go back to school at DHS

Davis High School will host its annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday on campus at 315 W. 14th St. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a general program for all parents in the North Gym. Then, parents will attend classes according to their child’s schedule. In addition to the opportunity to meet teachers and school staff, […]

Accidental dog poisoning on the rise

Veterinarians at UC Davis warn pet owners to be careful about using rat poisons and similar compounds. In recent weeks, doctors at the university’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital have seen a spike in accidental rodenticide poisonings. In the last two weeks of August alone, they diagnosed and treated six canine cases. Ingesting rodenticides, which also […]

Free gardening workshops set Saturday

The Food Bank of Yolo County will host two free gardening workshops Saturday, taught by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Steve Radosevich and Robert Dragoon. The Food Bank of Yolo County is committed to empowering community members to grow their own food. A fall garden class — at which participants will learn how to […]

Economic development proposals to be discussed

Davis Downtown will host a brown-bag lunch discussion of economic development proposals for downtown Davis and the wider community. The event will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room at River City Bank, 239 E St. It is free and open to the public. Representatives of Davis Downtown, the Davis Chamber of […]

Yu kicks off chancellor’s speaker’s series

Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies since 2003, will give a talk titled “The Humanities, Without Apology” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Yu is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of […]

Waldorf School presents parenting lecture

Kim John Payne, an author and family consultant, will give a parenting lecture titled “Soul of Discipline” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. His appearance is sponsored by the Davis Waldorf School. A donation of $5 to $10 will be collected at the door. […]

UC Davis School of Nursing hosts information night

An information session for prospective students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the UC Davis Health System’s Education Building, 4610 X St., Room 1222, in Sacramento. Faculty, staff and current students will be on hand to answer questions about the school’s master […]

Spend ‘after hours’ with Peterson

Nestware, a downtown Davis boutique featuring home decor and fanciful gifts, will host “After Hours with Nancy Peterson” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 207 F St. Guests will be treated to refreshments, a drawing, and time to meet Peterson, who is seeking a seat on the Davis Board of Education in November. Donations […]

First tour of the season set at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

The Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. October can be one of the best birding months of the year at the Wildlife Area, with many species migrating to the area for the winter. Songbird activity is […]

Winters ag tour features walnuts, hops, vegetables

Three farms owned by Craig and Julie McNamara — Sierra Orchards, Heron Hopyard and Free Spirit Farm — will be the focus of an ag exploration tour offered Wednesday, Oct. 17, by the Winters Chamber of Commerce. Participants will start the day with pastries and beverages at 9 a.m. at Steady Eddy’s, 5 Main St. […]