Woodland crash leads to DUI arrest

There was no luck o’ the Irish for a Woodland man who was jailed on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his car outside a local business on St. Patrick’s Day, Woodland police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said officers responded at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday to Baskin-Robbins, 91 W. Court St., where a Dodge Ram […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cops break up sex activity in Woodland park

Woodland police arrested four people Sunday on suspicion of committing lewd acts in a public park, not far from a children’s playground. According to Sgt. Aaron Delao, a witness called police shortly before 1 p.m. to report that two men and two women were acting suspiciously at Everman Park, 929 Cottage Drive. An officer who […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Missing Cache Creek rafters found OK

Two Sacramento-area women reported missing Monday morning after they failed to return from a Cache Creek rafting trip have been found, Yolo County sheriff’s officials said. “Due to low water, it took them a long time to travel (the distance) they expected to travel,” Sgt. Lance Faille said. The women — along with three other […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Grimm or not, Ballet Preljocaj knows how to tell a story

I grew up reading fairy tales — the real ones — before political correctness and cultural “sanitization” took place. They were stories of love and terror, of cruelty and revenge, of retribution and atonement. Good ultimately conquered evil, although there was often a price to pay, by both victim and perpetrator. Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj understands […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Enjoy Plainfield Pickers at Happy Thursday

Live music by the Plainfield Pickers, discounted wine by the glass and tasty fare from Stone Soup Catering will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday celebration Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The quartet, a local Western swing and bluegrass band that […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Beer Brothers return to RootStock

RootStock welcomes back The Beer Brothers from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The acoustic duo features local musicians Bob Vollmer and Wayne Rigot, who have been playing music together for many years with groups such as 48 Straight, the RB&C Band and Casualties of Friendship. They play songs […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dine out downtown for a musical cause

Local residents are invited to enjoy pizza and frozen yogurt on Sunday in downtown Davis in support of the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association. From 4 to 8 p.m., Cultivé, 231 E St., will donate up to 25 percent of its sales from customers who mention the fundraiser or present a flier. The same deal […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Brain Week talk focuses on ‘Who’s the Boss?’

Dr. Catherine Fassbender will talk about “Who’s the Boss? Temptation or Deliberation?” in her Brain Awareness Week public lecture Wednesday evening at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event, which runs from 6 to 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Fassbender, an associate professional researcher at the MIND Institute […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Davis Community Folk Orchestra

Are you an acoustic musician looking for a low-key, friendly group that plays traditional folk music from all over the world? The Davis Community Folk Orchestra, a class offered by the Davis Adult School, is looking for sign-ups right now. All levels of musical skill are invited, from beginning to advanced. Classes meet from 6:30 […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Theater students will present ‘Wizard of Oz’

The Davis Art Center still has a few openings in a youth theater class that will present a performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill and develop acting skills. Experiential exercises will include improvisation, characterization, acting technique, voice, story analysis, movement and […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Certificates of merit presented to young musicians

Following statewide tests that concluded earlier this month, the Music Teachers’ Association of California awarded certificates of merit to 275 piano, viola, violin and cello students from 22 music studios. The awards were made after live auditions and ear-training and music theory tests in Davis. The goals of the certificate of merit are: * To […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food Co-op wants to fill jugs with money for African water project

Most people aren’t big fans of Davis tap water. It has a distinctive taste, it leaves a residue on everything it touches, and the effect on pipes and water heaters is awful to contemplate. In fact, the symbol of Davis might not be the bicycle but the 5-gallon water bottle. Say what you will about […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Hear Cape Breton Island fiddler in concert Saturday

Playing traditional and original tunes, Cape Breton Island fiddler Andrea Beaton will be joined by fellow Nova Scotia native Troy McGillivray in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Cape Breton’s fiddle music was brought to North America by Scottish immigrants during the Highland Clearances. It is highly accented, with […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Compassionate Life’ reading group will meet

The Center for Spiritual Living in Davis will host a reading group this spring to study Karen Armstrong’s “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.” The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning March 27, at Fair Plaza Community Center, 35 W. Clover St. in Woodland. The discussion group “promises to uplift your […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,