Infiniti has fast first hybrid

By Ann M. Mob Here’s an intriguing fact: The Infiniti M luxury sedan that’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for its acceleration prowess is the same M that has the best fuel economy rating of the lineup. It’s because the Guinness record holder is the new-for-2012 M35 Hybrid, which pairs a gasoline […]

Artists talk about their work at Pence on Sunday

On Sunday, the Pence Gallery will host a series of free talks by five of the participating exhibiting artists in the “Seeing Sound: Music & Visual Art” exhibit. Dean Moniz, a Sacramento-based painter and sculptor, pulls directly from his musical inspirations, in a series of gridded paintings and “baskets” constructed out of found objects. He […]

Bike tour to raise funds for Yolo Basin Foundation

“Biking the Bypass — A Day at the Wildlife Area” is a fundraising event offered by Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will join local water management experts Steve Macaulay and Dr. Stephen McCord for a leisurely bike ride in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area east of […]

Explorit: Spring into science for spring break

By Lisa Justice Spend your spring break with Explorit! Our museum will be open every day from 1 to 5 p.m. April 2-13 with plenty of hands-on science fun. Next Monday through Friday, we will be featuring a new challenge in our Challenge Center. The Challenge Center is a place for budding engineers, architects and […]

Volunteers sought for brain-imaging study

Volunteers ages 12 to 40 are being recruited for a brain-imaging study UC Davis researchers hope will shed light on a motivation in learning among the autistic. UCD’s MIND Institute hopes to enroll participants who are both typically developing and who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. “We are trying to better isolate the […]

Bee sanctuary open house postponed to Sunday

The grand opening for the Davis Bee Sanctuary, originally planned for March 24 and then changed to Saturday, has been postponed again, to Sunday. “It’s supposed to rain hard on Saturday and be nice on Sunday,” said organizer Derek Downey, who heads the Davis Bee Collective and its newly landscaped site, the Davis Bee Sanctuary. […]

Ravioli Feed benefits Garamendi’s campaign

Local Democrats are welcome at Rep. John Garamendi’s Ravioli Feed fundraiser, which runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, who has represented Davis as part of the 1st Congressional District, will be a special guest. Most of Yolo County, […]

Garamendi addresses Chamber on Tuesday

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s membership luncheon of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. He will discuss business and economic development opportunities for Davis and the region. The luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The […]

Shakespeare Reading Group tackles ‘Richard III’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble welcomes all comers to a reading of “Richard III” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, upstairs at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary, just a willingness to read, learn and play. Admission is $10 general and $8 for students. RSVPs are […]

Autumn Sky, jazz duo featured at winery

Pop, folk and indie artist Autumn Sky will perform at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week. Guests are invited to enjoy wine by the glass and music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Sky, 22, plays many instruments and has won awards for […]

Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will return to Davis for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 in advance, available by calling (530) 867-1032, or $15 at the door. For more information, email […]

Sinatra songs showcased at choral concert

“My Way: Songs of Frank Sinatra” is the theme of a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, by the West Valley Chorus and the Pioneer High School Choir. In addition to the high school singers, the show features the 35-man chorus, the Davis/Vacaville/Woodland chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, directed by Ollie Brilhante. The chorus […]

Grad Night party needs donations

Grad Night organizers are putting out a call for donations to help make the all-night celebration for Davis’ graduating seniors a success. Items needed are boxer shorts in all sizes and a variety of fun patterns and colors; raffle prizes such as $10 to $20 gift cards; items valued from $15 to $30 to go […]

Origami artists will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email or call (530) 753-6093.