CSU whistle-blower loses job; accused teaches on

By Nanette Asimov Justin Schwartz, a lecturer at Cal State East Bay in 2009, told his bosses that a colleague in the recreation department was spending thousands of dollars of university money to buy himself a $4,000 bicycle, passes at a climbing gym, sailing equipment and paragliding lessons while claiming they were for classes he […]

Davis Chorales join orchestra in May concerts

The Davis Chorale, the Davis Children’s Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present “Grant Us Peace,” a concert featuring the Mass of the Children by John Rutter and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The two concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Davis United Methodist […]

Sports briefs: Aggies drop baseball series in paradise

After taking host Hawaii into the 11th inning on Saturday night, losing 5-4, the UC Davis baseball team’s trip to the islands ended on Sunday when it fell 7-1 at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu. The Aggies (11-13) had just two hits in the series finale and wasted a strong mound performance from Evan Wolf, who […]

America, in song

Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo Fifth-graders at César Chávez Elementary School perform in the 10th annual “Musical History of North America” at the school on Monday morning. The performance features drummers, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, speakers and actors; the nearly 100 students involved have been rehearsing weekly since late September. Here, Margo Fenton is dressed as a Native […]

Court upholds California affirmative action ban

By Christina Hoag LOS ANGELES — Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities. The ruling marked the second time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned back a challenge to the […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Leo (No. 104161), a 4-year-old 
neutered male Chihuahua/Welsh corgi. Also hoping for a good home is Calvin (No. 104253), an 8-month-old neutered male tabby-and-white cat who’s described as affectionate and […]

Acoustic tunes from The Syncopaths

N Street Music will host a house concert at 716 N St. in Davis for the nationally touring acoustic band, The Syncopaths, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish and American folk traditions. With […]

Mondavi opens 10th season with 2 weeks of special events

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis will start its 10th anniversary season this fall with two weeks of “opening events,” including some performers who are new to the center, several familiar favorites and two free events.

The new-to-Mondavi artists include singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who will perform Sept. 18, with soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples as an opening act.

Returning artists include jazz bassist Christian McBride, the first jazz artist to appear in Mondavi’s Studio Theatre, in 2002; the Alexander String Quartet, kicking off a cycle of Schubert concerts, marking the group’s 10th season as regular Mondavi performers; the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas …

‘Your Life, Take Care’ classes offered in Davis

Woodland Healthcare and Atria Covell Gardens in Davis will present “Your Life, Take Care,” a program designed to assist caregivers and people living with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and obesity. The six-week series of classes will focus on helping patients take care of themselves […]

Spring cleaning services offered

Davis residents can get an early start on their spring cleaning at the city of Davis’ annual Bulky Item Drop-Off Days next week at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Bring your unwanted bulky items: […]

‘Steeled’ on exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

Blacksmithing and welding instructor Anne Compton’s work, including this clock, is on display in “Steeled” through May 4 at the Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis. A reception in her honor will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the South Silo Building on campus. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. […]

Songwriting workshop offered for teens, adults

Local songwriter/composer Laura Sandage is teaming up with teen songwriters Nat Lefkoff and Susanna Thomson to offer a new class for songwriting enthusiasts. “We will create a fun, playful setting open to all levels of skill and experience,” Sandage says. “And we will dive into the nitty-gritty of songwriting, with every session including solo or […]

Mutual Housing hires Chin as operations manager

Ryan Chin recently was hired as operations manager by Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association. In that position, he will oversee human resources, risk management, contracts administration, computer networks and systems, and office management. He also will play an integral role in organizational development of the nonprofit and be a member of Mutual Housing’s management team. In […]

As special programs grow, fewer kids pedal to school

Davis’ neighborhood schools are situated convenient distances from students’ homes. The community boasts one of the nation’s best networks of bike lanes on city streets and bike paths through greenbelts and parks. But there’s been a noticeable decline in the percentage of children who ride their bikes to school, a fact that is of concern […]