Blind photographer’s work goes on exhibit

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hear poetry in the UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poets Andy Jones and Bob Stanley at noon Thursday, April 26. Jones is a lecturer in the UCD University Writing Program. He is faculty adviser to the undergraduate journal of creative writing, Nameless Magazine, and in 2006 he […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Performers Circle meets Monday evening

James Smith and Friends — Jamie Knapp, Rick Palkovic, Goran Muhlert and Lucas Silva — will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle gathering. The free monthly open-mic event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. The featured act will play at about […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

C’mon, Davisites, get up and dance!

Davis residents of all ages are invited to join Dance Dance Davis, a community dance project organized by Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D., a theater and dance alumna and local arts consultant and dancer. Gilbride seeks to recruit at least 100 Davisites to celebrate the joy of dancing and the adventurous spirit of Davis, which will culminate […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Free preschool hearing testing expands

More than 500 Yolo County preschool children will receive free hearing screenings thanks to Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, and its partners. Testing will be done by trained personnel from the Center for Hearing Health, a contract provider offering hearing tests to school districts throughout the Northern California region. […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Free workshop set for special education parents

Parents of special education students are invited to a free workshop from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in the Yolo County Conference Room, 600 A St. in Davis. The session is titled “Special Education: Basics and Beyond,” and will feature education advocates from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, who will discuss the laws […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fairfield native wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

By David DeBolt FAIRFIELD — The past 48 hours have been a “whirlwind” for Tracy K. Smith. The Fairfield native and Brooklyn poet turned 40 Monday, and won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. “It’s really surreal,” Smith told the Daily Republic by phone Tuesday. “I’m so happy and I’m also so very stunned.” The Pulitzer […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sisters offer tips on handling a family estate

The Davis Genealogy Club invites community members to hear about the “Highs and Lows of Cleaning Out a Family Estate” with sisters Susan Steinbach and Marilyn Schiveley. They’ll speak at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Schiveley and Steinbach will relate their story of cleaning out the family […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Creative women gather Saturday

The Creative Women’s Circle will have its April meeting in the clubhouse at Walnut Terrace Apartments, 3101 E. Fifth St. in Davis, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information or questions, call Phyllis at (530) 601-6401.

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City Council struggles with project that doesn’t fit neighborhood vision

The Davis City Council voiced its support Tuesday for the concept of a new condominium complex for senior citizens on B Street but stopped short of giving the project a thumbs-up because of several concerns. The project’s total square footage and unit density do not comply with the B Street visioning process the council approved […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Nurse charged with murder in shooting of Texas mom

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A registered nurse has been charged with capital murder in the shooting of a young mother and the abduction of her newborn son at a pediatric clinic near Houston, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Verna McClain, 31, was charged early […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Worried about reaction? Just redact

REDACT THIS … considering all the time and effort that was put into both the Reynoso and Kroll reports on our infamous pepper-spray “incident” at UC Davis, and considering the number of names that were redacted in the name of truth, justice and the American Way, I’m figuring this must be the wave of the […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC reports jump in out-of-state student admissions

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The percentage of non-Californians admitted to University of California campuses next fall has spiked dramatically, officials reported Tuesday, meaning more tuition for the financially troubled system but anxiety for residents who worry they are being squeezed out of the prestigious schools. A record 80,289 students, nearly two-thirds of the 126,455 students who applied as […]

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Katehi: UCD will follow task force blueprint

Recommendations for change following the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters will not gather dust, Chancellor Linda Katehi said Tuesday. “I have heard that on other UC campuses there have been reports that were not followed very carefully, and we need to avoid that. Our efforts will be transparent and collaborative,” she said […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,