Audubon hosts a talk on Tanzania

From migrating wildebeest and zebra to ostriches and secretary-birds, the plains of northern Tanzania remain one of the wildlife spectacles of the world. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., local residents are invited to join Yolo Audubon Society board members Sid England and Rick Meredith along with Randy Beaton to learn about their birding and mammaling safari to East […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DHS students perform annual Tony Fields tribute this weekend

That’s the ticket What: “What I Did for Love — A Tony Fields Tribute” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students Students from the performing arts program at Davis High School will honor the memory of a local kid […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Pepper-spray costs keep mounting

“It’d be cheaper to put two Porta-Potties and have the police patrol than if something goes wrong,” Griselda Castro warned other members of UC Davis’ ad hoc leadership team last November.

The assistant vice chancellor’s comments are included in a 130-page report by Kroll Associates Inc., a New York-based security firm detailing the decisions that led up to the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters.

Kroll has since submitted its bill for its work: $445,879.40.

Kroll’s fee — about $300 per hour for the six investigators and three supervisors — is one more indication of how costly those mistakes will turn out to be, in dollars and cents alone.

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

Bicyclist injured in crash near Davis

A 29-year-old Madera woman was hospitalized Monday after being struck by car while riding on a rural Davis bike path, the California Highway Patrol reported. Tera Louise Pitman was struck shortly before 4 p.m. while riding her bike westbound on the Russell Boulevard bike path at County Road 98. The driver, Dixon resident Buel Vincent […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Yolo DA to hold sixth annual Crime Victims’ Tribute

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will host its sixth annual Crime Victims’ Tribute on Monday, in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which begins Sunday. This year’s theme — “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim” — celebrates the nation’s progress in advancing crime victims’ rights and the ideal of serving all victims of […]

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

Report highlights California’s clean air progress

Yolo and Solano counties were two of 34 California counties that had no “unhealthy” air days in 2011, a statewide report released Tuesday shows. Yolo had 319 days with “good” air quality in 2011, and Solano had 285. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District is a member of the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association, and […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Life advice given on KDRT show

 Tune in to “Heart to Heart,” a radio program focused on light, love, inner peace and well-being, at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. Hosted by Dr. Gitane, psychotherapist and life coach, the topic this week is driving on the well side of the road — a look at driving forces that may or […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Join Wolk on Friday at DMTC performance

All are welcome to join Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk for cocktails Friday at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive, before a performance of DMTC’s current production, “Titanic: The Musical.” Wolk will be there at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:15 p.m. Wolk, a veteran of the DMTC stage, will discuss […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elementary string students invited to Saturday workshop

Second- and third-year elementary school string musicians are invited to participate in the school district’s annual Elementary School Strings Workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive in Davis. This free afternoon session is full of fun new music, as elementary students work with the eighth- and ninth-grade orchestra […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Trokanski’s dancers are ‘Negotiating Meaning’

Check it out What: “Negotiating Meaning,” a spring performance by Pamela Trokanski’s three dance companies When: 3 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 Where: Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, Davis Tickets: $12 each, available in advance at the dance studio or 30 minutes before each show Info: (530) 756-3949 Three […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

UCD students present ‘The Midnight Club’

“The Midnight Club: what we are is where we’ve been” is a participatory late-night ritual investigating intimacy, presence, existence and desire. The performance, directed by Sean Feit, a musician and dancer in the Performance Studies Graduate Group at UC Davis, will be presented from 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesday in Nelson Hall on the UCD […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chicken & Dumpling on the menu at RootStock

RootStock in downtown Winters is cooking up some Friday night fun. On the menu is music by Chicken & Dumpling, wine-tasting and tasting of fresh local olive oil. Chicken & Dumpling, a down-home delta-style blues duo — featuring Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on bass — will play from 6 to […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Musicians have a pet project

Mm Mm Good — featuring Wendy Silk, Ron Goldberg, Meri Superak and Meg Alison — will be joined by a host of other musicians Sunday as they present some bits from “Puttin’ On the Dog,” a CD for family fun. Other performers will include Scarlet Huber, Goran Muhlert, Martha Teeter and Norm Milstein. They’ll be […]

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Homebuilders request most permits in 3½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders requested the most permits in March for single-family homes and apartments in 3½ years, suggesting that many expect the housing market to improve over the next year. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that permits, a gauge of future construction, rose 4.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 747,000 […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,