Davis artist wins People’s Choice Award

Davis artist Susan von Borstel won the People’s Choice Award at the 22nd annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles earlier this month. Her booth displayed her oil paintings on natural stone. Von Borstel has been painting on stone for 10 years after being inspired by old stone buildings during a horseback tour of […]

Artist leads ‘Drawing Closer to Nature’ workshop Sunday

The UC Davis Arboretum invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a drawing and painting workshop with Peter London from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Employing simple, expressive art media in a safe and supportive setting with a few like-minded folks, participants will learn to create images that explore the connections between […]

New downtown spaces debut at Second Friday ArtAbout

This month’s Second Friday ArtAbout features the debut of Open Door Art Studios in Court ‘N’ Cedar, 231 G St., a grassroots project that gives local artists a place to create and share their work, and The Work Shop, 213 E St., Suite F, a drop-in work space for anyone who needs to work on various […]

Dispose of bulky items this weekend at DWR

Davis residents can load up their old refrigerators and freezers, other large appliances, mattresses, furniture, electronics, scrap wood and scrap metal for free disposal this weekend at Davis Waste Removal. The annual city-sponsored bulky waste drop-off program is offered Thursday through Saturday at DWR, 2727 Second St. It is open to all DWR residential customers […]

Art, music and theater due at winery

Rominger West Winery will be all about the arts Friday — artwork by Barry Focha, live jazz and pop music by the Greg Willett Trio and a theater performance by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. The winery, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Focha is the featured artist […]

Calvin Handy & The Jazz Patrol play at I-House

Calvin Handy & The Jazz Patrol are the featured performers at Sunday’s Mid-Winter @ I-House music series. Open-mic sessions also are planned during the event, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. All ages are welcome. The Handy quintet has an eclectic approach to jazz standards, is known […]

Rabin explores Jewish foundation for American laws

How does the Jewish Bible influence American political ideals? Ed Rabin, emeritus professor of law at UC Davis, will explore this topic in a talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the KOH Library and Cultural Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd. in Sacramento. Rabin will outline how the Old Testament provided the basis for such […]

Finish those sewing projects at Art Center class

The Davis Art Center is offering a four-week sewing classes for teens and adults, meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 1. Elaine Busch of Sew Many Things! will be the instructor. Students are invited to make anything they want — a garment, a simple home decorating project or any unfinished projects that […]

Davis Roots co-founder appears on ‘Davisville’

The basic idea behind Davis Roots is to help good ideas grow into companies located in or near Davis. Andrew Hargadon, who co-founded Davis Roots with Anthony Costello, explains on the latest “Davisville” how this new entrepreneurial “accelerator” will work. In the interview with “Davisville” host Bill Buchanan, Hargadon talks about how to test the […]

Experimental rock shakes the Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Explosions in the Sky and Zammuto When: 8 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $29.50; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Prepare to have your mind blown and ears ringing as instrumental post-rockers Explosions in the Sky and experimental rock band Zammuto hit the town for an 8 p.m. […]

A cappella concerts inspired by poetry masters

“Inkspell — Choral Music Inspired by Masters of Poetry” is the theme of the Vocal Art Ensemble’s spring concert series. The ensemble, under the artistic direction of Tracia Barbieri, conjures an alchemy of song and stage: Poems penned by Shakespeare, Frost and Rumi magically weave into luminous vocal textures and choral masterpieces bubbling with beauty and humor. Two […]

Experts see progress on autism’s causes

By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA (AP) — More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade researching autism. In some ways, the search for its causes looks like a long-running fishing expedition, with a focus on everything from genetics to the age of the father, the weight of the mother and how close a child […]

‘Koch Brothers Exposed’ to be screened at library

Take Back Our Democracy, a local action group, will screen “Koch Brothers Exposed” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The film is part of the group’s ongoing effort “to publicize the corrupting influence of money in our governments […]

Texting offers promise but also peril to campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) — Text messaging is posing both new opportunities and dangers for America’s political campaigns. The most widely used form of mobile communication, it has become one of the most effective ways for campaigns to reach supporters, using 160-character messages to encourage last-minute donations or provide information such as where to vote. And […]