DMA presents ‘Meet the Candidates’ series

Davis Media Access has produced a series of “Meet the Candidates” segments for the June 5 election. The programs spotlight candidates for Davis City Council, Yolo Superior Court judge, 5th Yolo County Supervisorial District and 4th Assembly District. Links to individual segments, as well as a schedule of upcoming air dates, are available at There […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Breast cancer heroes to be honored at film screening

Local breast cancer heroes will be honored before a special screening of the move “FIVE” at the Varsity Theatre on Sunday, May 20. Sponsored by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), the event will feature a silent auction and breakfast, followed by a ceremony honoring five breast cancer heroes and concluding with the screening of […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sandino teaches California water law, policy

Davis resident David Sandino will teach a one-day overview class on California water law and policy for the UC Davis Extension on Wednesday, May 16, at the Sutter Square Galleria in Sacramento. This class will be of equal interest to water professionals and members of the public who are interested in California’s most precious natural […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Schools team up for online plant sale

Birch Lane and Korematsu elementary schools have teamed up with Davis High School for a Spring Plant Sale. View the large variety of plants, vegetables and herbs available now for planting in your garden by visiting Order your selections online and choose the day and time you wish to pick up your order. Many […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet Frerichs at receptions Thursday

Former Davis Mayor Ann M. Evans, her mother, Audrey Lippman and friends Delaine Eastin, former superintendent of public instruction, and Ruth Coleman, California State Parks Department director, invite local residents to a gathering to meet Davis City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs. The event will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 516 Rutgers Drive in […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate moms, veterans

The Woodland Chamber Singers, along with artistic director Lenore Turner-Heinson and accompanist Lori Jarvey, presents its spring concert, “A Dedication,” in two performances this weekend at Pioneer High School in Woodland. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer, 1400 Pioneer Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NPR’s ‘From The Top’ to audition young musicians

“From the Top,” the popular nationally syndicated  NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, will be at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. The show is seeking talent for the live concert recording at the Mondavi Center. Application and scholarship information is […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Anti-bailout party rejects Greek austerity pledge

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s commitment to austerity is no longer valid because voters have rejected those deals, a left-wing party leader declared Tuesday as he tried to form a new coalition government. Alexis Tsipras, head of the Radical Left Coalition that came a surprise second in Sunday’s tumultuous election, called upon Greece’s two main […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ready for some fun? Visit park tomorrow

WILD AND WOOLLY WEDNESDAY … according to expert sources high within the local artistic community, there will be a spectacular, top-secret, not-to-be-missed event taking place tomorrow night (Wednesday) around 6 p.m. in the general vicinity of Central Park … I plan to show up just to see if my sources can be trusted … PEPPER […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

East Davis standoff ends in peaceful surrender

A Davis man wanted on weapons charges held police at bay for more than five hours Monday before surrendering peacefully to negotiators. The standoff on Adrian Drive resulted in the evacuations of several homes on that street, as well as the closure of surrounding blocks as SWAT and crisis negotiations teams set up command posts […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Playoffs? Playoffs? At Davis High, everybody’s in!

In an unprecedented season of sports at Davis High School, teams from all 13 spring athletic programs will make postseason appearances, beginning this week.

From badminton to boys volleyball; knifing through a swimming pool or flying over the bars in field events; from softball to hardball … every Blue Devil team will be vying for section crowns this month.

In lacrosse, both local boys and girls squads are competing in the rugged North Coast Section in an attempt to put a Sacramento stamp on a Bay Area athletic staple.

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Hear fados Sunday at I-House

Goran Muhlert, Scarlet Huber, Jan Peters and other friendswill play a mix of traditional and contemporary fados — a genre of urban Portuguese music — on Sunday evening at International House, 10 College Park. Fados are known for emotionally charged lyrics, soulful melodies and themes of longing, passion, melancholy, geography and even poetry itself. The Sundays […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,