Hear Yolo Mambo at Sudwerk on Saturday

Yolo Mambo will perform its spicy blend of world music outdoors on the Sudwerk patio, 2001 Second St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.sudwerk.com/Sudwerk.html.

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy music on weekends at Monticello Cuisine

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout May. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, May 18 and 25. On Saturdays, pianist Donna Wren can be heard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 19 and 26. […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis comedy show set Saturday

Joe Klocek is the featured comic at a comedy show Saturday evening at Bistro 33, 226 F St. in downtown Davis. Klocek has been seen on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He was voted best comic in 2011 in SF Weekly’s readers’ poll. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Music makers

Members of the Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestra prepare for their end-of-the-year concert on Monday evening. From left are students Diana Jian, Miguel Soler, Sam Lee, Christine Chung and Jill Bavetta with their teacher, Greg Brucker. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Get out and enjoy nature

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20, west of Woodland. Visitors are invited to hike the trails along the creek, see wildlife and enjoy a picnic. Admission is free. For more information, call […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Butterfly Fairies, ballet students of Hanneke Lohse, rehearse for their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Friday through Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. From left are Biavanna Moreno, Noriko Smallwood, Margaret Yang, Tessie Ottaway-Chung and Sarah Nguyen. The company of ballet students, ranging in age from 4 to 65, will […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

‘Peter and the Wolf’ presented at family concert

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will offer a festive springtime Family Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, with Provost Ralph Hexter appearing as the narrator in Sergei Prokofiev’s popular piece “Peter and the Wolf.” Also on the hourlong program will be two winners of this year’s UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]

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

Food truck festival will roll into Davis June 1

The Davis Dirt, a free local event calendar, will present a Street Food Rodeo — a roundup of food trucks and carts from around the region — from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Sixth and G streets in downtown Davis. Admission is free. Live music will be performed by Tha Dirt Feelin’, Belle Francisco, ZuhG, […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer bloomers featured at Arboretum plant sale

Local residents can get ready for summer in the garden and find some great bargains on sustainable, beautiful plants at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum end-of-season clearance plant sale Saturday. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. It will feature hundreds of different kinds of plants, […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Poetry in the garden accompanied by music

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poet Justin Desmangles, with musical accompaniment by Harley White Jr., at noon Thursday. Desmangles, a native of Sacramento, is host of the weekly radio broadcast, “New Day Jazz,” on KDVS, 90.3 FM. His poetry and journalism have appeared […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon sisters star in ‘House Hunters’ episode

For the past five years, Dixon Realtor Bret Wedow has quietly helped local buyers find that special home to call their own. But on Thursday night, the Coldwell Banker residential brokerage agent, along with two Dixon sisters, will step into the national TV spotlight when they star in a new segment of HGTV’s “House Hunters.” […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Housing & Growth | Tagged ,

Judicial candidate gets down and dirty

Just as I thought local politics had sunk to a new low with last week’s mailer slamming Sue Greenwald for an incident 2 1/2 years old, along comes yet another mailer in a completely unrelated race that puts the first piece to shame. Ladies and gentlemen and fellow citizens of this fine town, let me […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police raid Occupy camp on UC Berkeley land

ALBANY (AP) — University of California police raided a four-week Occupy encampment at a college-owned farm used for agriculture research early Monday, arresting nine people after protesters ignored yet another weekend deadline to leave. About 100 officers clad in riot gear arrived shortly after 6 a.m. at the camp known as Occupy the Farm, but there was no violence, university spokesman […]

Brown proposes four-day week for state workers

By Wyatt Buchanan SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown proposed significant cuts to state courts and state worker pay — including reducing state employees’ work week to four days — to help close a $15.7 billion gap between revenue and expenses for California’s fiscal year that begins July 1. In announcing his revised budget proposal, which he called both “difficult” […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,