Meet Brett Lee at former mayor’s home

All interested local residents are invited to meet Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee at an informal gathering from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of former Mayor Ann Evans, 516 Rutgers Drive. Admission is free to the event hosted by Evans, Audrey Lippman and Brian Johnson. Lee, an industrial engineer and financial […]

DA to charge students, prof in campus bank protests

Eleven students and one professor could face jail time for their role in a blockade that led U.S. Bank to close its UC Davis branch and sever a deal with the campus. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office mailed letters Thursday to the protesters ordering them to appear for booking at the Yolo County Jail. […]

Apple pledge likely to boost China factory wages

By Joe McDonald/Michael Liedtke BEIJING — This week’s pledge to trim work hours and effectively raise wages for the hardscrabble Chinese employees who assemble Apple’s iPads and iPhones isn’t likely to drive up the prices that consumers pay. Labor expenses remain such a small portion of the total bill for most gadgets made in China, […]

Celebrity fashion show benefits Yolo children’s programs

Yolo County celebrities may have felt like they had just become members of the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night as they strutted, marched and danced down the fashion runway in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria. Each was introduced with flair by Kings public address announcer Scott Moak. Well-known Yolo County figures such as Supervisor Don […]

All hands on deck at DMTC

Just the ticket What: “Titanic: The Musical” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, April 13-May 6 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 for groups of 10 or more; $100 for special April 14 dinner and show;, (530) 756-3682 As the Davis Musical Theatre Company […]

In her shoes: Stories from a Titanic descendant

Joan Randall carefully arranges the photographs on her kitchen table.

Some photos are black-and-white, some yellowed from age, a few in color. She talks about each of them, pointing out her family — noting her mother’s shoes.

The shoes, brown and tattered, have their own separate photo. Randall reaches out for it and examines it for what may be the thousandth time.

“These used to be here, but now they are on exhibit in Europe,” the Davis resident explains.

Ice cream sundae ‘fun-rai$er’ set for Souza

The community is invited to attend an ice cream sundae “Fun-Rai$er” to support Stephen Souza’s re-election to the Davis City Council from 2 to 4 p.m Sunday, April 15, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, First and E streets in downtown Davis. Guests will be able to create their own sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, sorbets and […]

‘My Abandonment’ chosen for Woodland Reads

Peter Rock’s “My Abandonment” has been chosen by Woodland Reads as this year’s community book selection. The citywide project will feature several author visits and include the local high schools, book clubs, libraries and a community luncheon. Rock’s award-winning story revolves around a 13-year-old girl who lives with her father in a vast nature preserve […]

Woodland Library Rose Club hosts spring garden tour

The Woodland Library Rose Club kicks off spring with its 21st annual garden tour from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29. If it rains, the tour will be postponed to the following Sunday, May 6. Featured this year will be the Library Rose Club Garden and six private gardens. Tickets are $20 for adults, […]

Property taxes are due April 10

The second installment of 2011-12 secured property taxes is due by 5 p.m. April 10, Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens announces. A 10 percent penalty and $10 fee is added to delinquent payments. Mailed payments must be postmarked by April 10. Taxpayers also may pay by credit card (plus convenience fee) or electronic check (no charge). […]

Coffee and Conversation group discusses healthy aging

The monthly Coffee and Conversation group for older adults will gather from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 12, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The discussion group that meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month. On April 12, the group will share resources on aging. […]

Library parking lot will close for pavement work

The parking lot at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis, 315 E. 14th St., will be closed April 7-10 for resealing and restriping work. On Sunday and Monday, April 8-9, the library itself also will be closed as part of a systemwide closure due to budget cuts. However, the library will be open on Saturday, […]

International film traces remarkable life of Somali model

“Desert Flower,” a 2009 U.K., German and Austrian film directed by Sherry Hormann, will be screened Friday, April 6, to launch the International Film Series’ 16th year. 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 […]

Youths can pay back their library fines by reading

Davis children, are your library fines building up? In lieu of paying them back, you can “read them off,” thanks to a program back for the fifth year at the Stephens Branch Library. The campaign targets children and young adult library card holders, ages 5 to 18, who are able to read by themselves and […]