Mike Justis Band makes it a Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band are the featured performers at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday gathering this week. All are invited to join the fun from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy local wine, discounted by the glass, the music and appetizers provided by Stone Soup Catering in downtown […]

Tasty vegetables inspire colorful art

Oh to have a MacNear in your class. For nearly three decades, Randii MacNear, executive director of the Davis Farmers Market, has been bringing her passion for and knowledge of fresh fruit and vegetables to Birch Lane students. It began back when her own son, now 31, entered kindergarten and continues with her two grandchildren […]

Carnival coming back to town

The carnival is coming back to town. From Thursday, April 19, to Sunday, April 22, the vacant cannery grounds on Covell Boulevard will be transformed into a playground of rides, games and food, with all proceeds supporting a library technology upgrade at Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools. This year’s carnival features 17 rides […]

Berryessa Snow Mountain photos exhibited Friday

A photo exhibit, “Exploring the Undiscovered Landscape,” featuring nature photos of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, will be showcased from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Vigilance Winery, 13888 Point Lakeview Road in Lower Lake. The region includes more than 500,000 acres of public lands in the Northern Inner Coast Range stretching over 100 […]

Director of National Science Foundation speaks at UCD

Subra Suresh, a distinguished engineer and professor, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation and leads the only federal agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and education. He oversees […]

Suspect in dismembering is from Woodland

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his girlfriend told a newspaper that he met her through Facebook while looking for new friends and that he met two of his alleged accomplices at a library just three days before the killing. Matthew Puccio, 25, is among five people charged in […]

Concert, reception will honor Lange’s retirement

The annual Davis High School Bands’ Senior Concert, which traditionally honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors, will have special meaning this year as it also will include a celebration of the distinguished career of director Fredrick Lange, and will be his last concert as conductor of the Symphonic Band. The concert will begin at 7:30 […]

Sierra Club leaders will meet April 19

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The agenda will include discussion of responses to Sierra Club questionnaires by candidates for Yolo County supervisor and Davis City Council, and […]

Autism risk rises if woman obese during pregnancy

CHICAGO (AP) — Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests. It’s among the first studies linking the two, and though it doesn’t prove obesity causes autism, the authors say their results raise public health concerns because of the high level of obesity in this country. Study women who were […]

Field trip unlocks region’s geologic secrets

Local residents are invited to explore the geology of the region northwest of Davis with retired UC Davis geologist Eldridge Moores and his wife Judy on a circle route from Davis to the Cache Creek Canyon and back. At each stop, in addition to learning about the geology, participants will enjoy brief readings to add […]

Business of the Year nominations due soon

Nomination forms for the 16th annual Bill Streng Business of the Year Award, presented by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, are now available. The award recognizes members of the business community who exemplify the qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in business, industry or the community. Nominees will be judged on: * Demonstration of creativity […]

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Wednesday’s market celebration

The Anderson-Gram Duo — featuring Gayle Anderson-Gram on vocals, guitar and percussion, and Bob Gram on vocals and guitar — will play folk and Americana music at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The free music, sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, will run from 5 to 7:45 p.m. in Central […]

Students’ work showcased at The Edge Performance Festival

After an exciting inauguration last year, The Edge Performance Festival is back at UC Davis. Two new events have been added to the program: a staged reading of Caridad Svich’s “The Way of Water” and Hour of 5’s Performance Work, which will feature five-minute acts such as scenes, monologues, dances and songs. This year’s festival […]