Multi-faceted doesn’t even begin to cover it. When you finally corner the ironically rather shy Robert Amstrong to discuss his musical background, it’s not just the number of instruments he plays, but the type. Guitar, steel guitar, banjo, ukulele, accordion, mandolin — sure, not so unusual. But add to that commodion, kazoo, jug and musical […]
Until Tuesday night, the Davis Water Advisory Committee had an identity problem. At the committee’s first few meetings, the members — local residents drafted by the City Council to help make decisions on the city’s water future — weren’t exactly sure what they were supposed to be doing. That changed at the City Council meeting […]
Harper Junior High School students will hold a free electronic waste drive-through drop-off on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 4000 E Covell Blvd. Drop off computer monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook computers, VCRs, microwaves, stereo equipment, speakers and more, all without getting out of your car. Just pop […]
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 14 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as February’s Students of the Month. They are: * Jeffery Bagwell, nominated by practical arts teacher Robert Thayer, who wrote, “Jeffery Bagwell has distinguished himself recently as one of the most improved and most successful ROP Auto Tech students in […]
Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Sacramento mother and son on burglary, conspiracy and other charges, thanks to some helpful texts from the crime victim’s bank. It began at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, when a woman reported being the victim of a vehicle break-in on Old River Road, just outside the West Sacramento city […]
UC Davis Health System will host the fifth annual Spanish Mini-Medical School on Saturday, April 7, at UCD’s Sacramento campus. The event is sponsored by the UCD Alzheimer’s Disease Center, UCD Center for Reducing Health Disparities and the UCD Clinical and Translational Science Center. Unique in the nation, the one-day school provides Spanish-speaking middle-aged and […]
The star and director of the award-winning movie, “IndoctriNation,” judged best Christian documentary film of 2012, will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Chapel Woodland. The film discusses “the reality of immoral values being pushed in the public schools that should concern parents,” a news release said. Calvary Chapel Woodland is at 1580 Case […]
The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation on the Java Enterprise Edition development platform on Monday, March 19. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. No RSVP is necessary. Guest speaker Brian Lavender’s talk […]
The Davis Police Department has a brand-new teen resource section on its website, all thanks to the leadership class at Da Vinci Junior High School. Students there have been working for months to compile information and resources on six issues of concern to teens and their parents, including cyberbullying, substance abuse and sexting, and they got to see their hard work […]
By Lisa Justice Scientists use special pH paper to determine if a substance is acidic or not. But you can make your own kind of pH paper in your kitchen and use it to observe your own chemical reactions. You will need: blackberries, water, dish soap, vinegar, three small bowls, scissors, paper towels, construction paper […]
The Great Patriot Race, a charity fun run benefiting Pioneer High School’s athletic and music programs, is planned for Saturday, March 17, at the school, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Rainy weather last year didn’t deter the determined the runners. This year’s race will be professionally timed by Synergy Race Timing and is sponsored by […]
Friends and family of the Rev. Dina Gardner, daughter of longtime Davis residents Barbara and Bill Greene, are raising funds to help her with mounting medical bills after she was diagnosed last year with a pleomorphic sarcoma. Gardner is a Presbyterian minister and spiritual life coach in Marin County. She graduated from Davis High School […]
How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the academy’s kindergarten classroom. The seminar will provide parents with fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning math and reading skills. A […]
The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association and de Vere’s Irish Pub are getting in the spirit of a saint — no, not St. Patrick, yet — St. Baldrick.
Instead of putting up shamrocks and raising glasses of ale, the Celtic cousins will be taking off their tams and shaving their heads to raise funds for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at de Vere’s, 217 E St. in downtown Davis.
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer organization raising money for research against childhood cancers. Last year, 40,065 men and 5,276 women shaved their heads en route to raising more than $28 million.