TRUCKEE (AP) — A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of California’s Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions Friday for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche. The fatality came after rescuers on snowmobiles came to the […]
I suspect that most of you have voted by now. Then again, if you’re like me, you’re still looking for that elusive ballot that arrived weeks ago and has now mysteriously disappeared from the top of the dresser where you put it for safekeeping. Given that a similar measure passed by the hair of its […]
TreeCircus, a group of arborists, environmentalists and entertainers, will stop in Davis on Wednesday as part of their ride from Sacramento to Santa Rosa in celebration of Arbor Day and Luther Burbank. The group will be in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, at about 11 a.m. In coordination with the city of Davis and […]
Members of Norwood 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. This month, the 4-H clubs of Yolo County will host the annual Green & White Social, a barbecue and fundraiser for adults only. Also happening this month is the first of Norwood’s […]
A lively evening of storytelling Friday by international peacemaker Rick Ufford-Chase will address the impact of global debt and structural adjustment programs on local economies across Latin America and the United States. His talk will highlight what it looks like to be a part of the global 99 percent, a local organizer said. The program starts […]
John Munn, who recently announced his bid for state Assembly in the newly drawn 4th Assembly District, will be featured Wednesday on Davis Community Television. Munn, a longtime Davis resident, will be the guest on “What’s Going On?,” hosted by Jon Li, from 5 to 6 p.m. DCTV is on Comcast cable Channel 15. Munn […]
Senior citizens will gather at noon Tuesday to sing “the oldies” at the monthly Soup ‘n’ Song event at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event begins with a light lunch followed by singing around the piano with David Deffner and Judy Gabor.
Thousands of University of California, California State University and community college students will descend on the state Capitol on Monday for a “Fund our Future” march and rally. “We are coming to Sacramento, and we are united with a simple message: Our future depends on the state fully funding higher education. Balancing the state budget […]
Test your wits against previous quizzes. Remember, drink all you want, but don’t use a smart phone during the test. ———— The following questions were asked in the past year at various trivia contests in Davis. How would you have stacked up against the competition? (Answers at the end — don’t peek!) 1. What recognizable […]
*I think, therefore, I attend pub quizzes
An engineer, a poet and a geologist walk into a bar …
And while it may be the beginning of an unseemly joke, it is more likely the making of a solid pub quiz team.
Just about every night there is at least one trivia contest in a Davis restaurant or pub. On some nights, two.
Monday features a quiz double-feature with the first showing at de Vere’s Irish Pub at 7 p.m., followed by the second at the G Street Wunderbar at 9 p.m. On Tuesday …
The Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a garage fire that displaced a family Friday morning. Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said the fire was reported at 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Owens Valley Drive. Crews arrived to find the home’s attached garage fully involved in flames, and the family of four […]
The Davis Odd Fellows’ Second Sunday Bingo on March 11 will benefit the Mexican-American Concilio of Yolo County. The remodeled Odd Fellows Lodge is at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at noon and the first game begins at 1 p.m. There are 15 games, with the final one determining a $250 winner. The […]
The ACI Sacramento/Davis Buddhist Group will sponsor a four-class exploration of mindfulness meditation with John Douthitt, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday nights, March 5 to 26, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Douthitt is just back from a pilgrimage to India with his own meditation instructor and brings his own experience […]
The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will present local poets Ann Privateer and Sibilla Hershey in a reading on Friday, March 16. The event — a special celebration of Hershey’s recently published book, “The Bleeding Tree” — starts at 7:30 p.m. in the library at the church, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments […]