Melodrama set for Winters dinner theater

Mark your calendars: On Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, the Winters Theatre Company will perform an original melodrama, “Green Gold of the Valley,” written by Germaine Hupe. This is a classic melodrama with evil villains, sweet heroines and handsome heroes. The audience will be encouraged to “boo” and “hiss” to their hearts’ content. Dinner will […]

An artistic glimpse behind the Cuban curtain

“Fashion is not something that exists in clothing only. Fashion has to do with ideas, with the way we live, with what is happening. Clothing tells the truth about an age.” — Bjork By E. Emmet Brady Heather Caswell has always envisioned The Wardro­be, her downtown Davis fashion boutique, as more than just a retail […]

Film series shows ‘The Station Agent’

“The Station Agent,” a 2003 American film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery plans open house

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson The year was 2001. Then-Assemblywoman Helen Thomson and Yolo County Supervisor Lois Wolk (among other local leaders) understood they were about to unveil something groundbreaking. It would change lives. And keep children safe. More than a decade later, it’s more evident than ever that the two women were right. […]

Holiday Sale application period opens June 1; workshops set to make Green Table items

Calling all vendors! The Davis Art Center’s 22nd annual Holiday Sale application period opens June 1. Special consideration will be given this year to non-jewelry vendors in response to feedback from the community requesting a more diverse selection of goods. An application form will be available online at The Holiday Sale is the Davis […]

Peacock featured at Poetry Night on Wednesday

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes award-winning poet Molly Peacock on a special night, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Peacock is described as one of the foremost poets writing in English today. She was an honorary fellow at Johns Hopkins University, served as poet-in-residence at […]

Hear about programs targeting bullying in school

Yolo County PFLAG — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — will present a program on bullying in schools at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Pam Whiteley, Mid Pacific regional director of PFLAG, will outline  the group’s educational program, “Safe Schools […]

Tour de Cluck tickets on sale soon

Tickets will go on sale this week for the Tour de Cluck 2012, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops planned for Saturday, May 26. They’ll be available in Davis at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St.; The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; Hibbert Lumber, 500 G St.; […]

Wild Family Day aims to educate and entertain

Learn about animals native to Davis and why they are important, have your face painted and photo taken as you pose as a threatened species, learn about sustainable living and learn how to become a conservation biologist at the first Wild Family Day at UC Davis on Sunday, May 20. The event, sponsored by student […]

Gala honors Dos Coyotes restaurants for diabetes volunteer work

An evening honoring Dos Coyotes restaurants for their tireless efforts on behalf of children and others with type 1 diabetes is set for Saturday. The gala will benefit the Northern California Inland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Bobby Coyote, Dos Coyotes owner, and Mark Casale, executive chef, and their employees past, present and future […]

Yodeling lessons offered Wednesday

Do you want to learn how to yodel? Sticky Vikki and the Pinecones will offer free yodeling lessons at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The band will play from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Spring and late-winter vegetables and fruits—asparagus, snap peas, strawberries and more — plus local […]

Paws for Thought: Service animals can get some TLC

Service animals help many people but we often forget that they have needs, too. The American College of Veterinarian Ophthalmologists has provided free screening eye exams to more than 10,500 qualified service animals since 2008. This year, the college and Pet Health Systems hope to provide free sight-saving eye exams and preventative health reports to […]

Nesbitt honored for advancing telemedicine

Thomas Nesbitt, associate vice chancellor for strategic technologies and alliances at UC Davis, and director of the Center for Health and Technology, received the Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award from the American Hospital Association. Nesbitt also is a professor of family and community medicine at UCD. The award recognizes people and organizations that have made […]

Forecasters: Dangerous storms threaten Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a dozen possible tornadoes were reported Saturday as forecasters warned residents across the nation’s midsection to brace for “life-threatening” weather. Reported tornadoes targeted Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, and strong storms pushed through Iowa during the day. But the most dangerous weather was expected to come Saturday night into Sunday […]