‘Hole’ Lotta Love to benefit Yolo Crisis Nursery

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson Golfers and sponsors, it’s time to dust off your clubs — and your checkbooks — when Wildhorse Golf Club transforms into a “hole” lotta fun on Monday, Oct. 8. What better way to beat the Monday blues by teeing off for the Yolo Crisis Nursery at its “Hole” Lotta Love […]

Clarissa Lyons makes her mark as a soprano

Then, summer of 2002: After growing up in Davis, including three years as a member of the Davis High School Madrigals, soprano Clarissa Lyons was packing her bags for 2002 for her freshman year at UC Berkeley. Now: Earlier this summer, Lyons was picked as the grand prize winner at the Carmel Music Society’s Vocal […]

Docents will lead first autumn tour of city wetlands

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 1, for a free, guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands. Visitors will experience the final days of summer in the wetlands on the first afternoon tour of 2012. The city wetlands, northeast of Davis, provide wetland habitat […]

Katehi leads delegation of university leaders to Israel

By David Shamah Seeing is believing — and understanding. In early July, a delegation of American university presidents visited Israel, some of them for the first time, to get a better understanding of the many things they have heard about the Middle East nation. “I read the book ‘Start-Up Nation,’ and I found it to […]

Hike Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday

Visitors are invited to hike the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk passes through hillsides of native California grasses, shrubs and trees, and is of easy difficulty, with a slow pace and many stops to observe surroundings. […]

NewStar Chinese School kicks off another year

The Davis NewStar Chinese School will host its 12th annual open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Davis High School’s old gym, 315 W. 14th St. Registration for the 2012-13 school year will be taken. The school’s mission is to teach students Chinese language and culture through classroom instruction, extracurricular activities, cultural events […]

Laughs fill the rafters at Barnyard Theatre’s ‘Or,’

That’s the ticket What: “Or,” presented by the Barnyard Theatre Company When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31, west of Davis Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255961; (530) 574-1318 Aphra Behn was the first professional English female playwright, in the middle of the 17th century. She was one of […]

Cruise in to classic car show

An estimated 50 to 70 classic vehicles will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cruise-In, in The Marketplace Shopping Center parking lot at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. New and old, restored and unrestored cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, go-karts and military vehicles will be on display. There is no […]

DPNS has openings for older preschoolers

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its pre-kindergarten session for the coming school year. The class is designed for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Director Kathy Douglas uses current transitional kindergarten curriculum developed specifically for the year prior to kindergarten, weaving both phonics and numeracy into DPNS’ play-centered approach. The pre-K class, which […]

Major tuition break OK’d by Assembly

By Marisa Lagos SACRAMENTO — Middle-class students at California’s public universities are one big step closer to receiving a major tuition break, after the Assembly narrowly approved a measure Monday that would fund college scholarships by eliminating a corporate tax break. Democratic Assembly Speaker John Pérez, who has made the measure his top priority this […]

Retail sales up a solid 0.8 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses in July by the largest amount in five months, a surge that could help lift the economy out from its slump. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in July from June, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the largest increase since February and followed three […]

Veteran officer, gunman die in Texas shootout

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A law enforcement veteran of 19 years was making what was supposed to be a routine house call to serve an eviction notice at a property near the Texas A&M University campus. But the recipient opened fire and shots were exchanged, leaving him, the police constable and another man mortally […]

Brown’s office launches climate change website

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday launched a website to document the effects of climate change and respond to those who question it, calling them climate change “denialists.” Brown’s office announced the site while he was at Lake Tahoe with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for an annual summit focused on the health of […]

29 reasons not to ban plastic bags

Those of us who have been following the water debate for months now realize it is all one giant diversion to keep us from dealing with the city’s plan to ban plastic bags at the grocery store. Yep, once they wear out the loyal opposition with plain, old-fashioned water torture, the City Council will have […]