Sign up for a Greenwald sign

Want to show your support for City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election? Request a lawn sign by emailing [email protected] or [email protected], or visit

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deadline nears for art exhibit entries

“Slice: A Juried Cross-section of Regional Art” is looking to showcase the best in art in all media by artists in California. The juried art exhibit will be on display at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., from June 8 to July 8. There are no size restrictions, and the entry fee is $35 ($30 for […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Explorit: Community science project examines spiders

By Sarah Thomas The audience had a collective look of shock on their faces. Had they really just seen a spider build an underwater cave with its silk? Did that spider really just use a single strand of its silk to “lasso” a moth? The tremendously comical courtship dances of the jumping spider got everyone […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Take a walk with Warren on Wednesday

All are welcome to join Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts for a free lunchtime stroll Wednesday in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Enjoy the glorious spring weather, see the demonstration flower gardens in full bloom and get a little exercise,” a news release said. The group will meet at noon at the Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Arboretum visitors go in search of native ants

UC Davis entomology professor Phil Ward has studied ants for more than three decades, and he’s ready to share that knowledge with inquisitive local residents. Ward will lead a tour exploring the refuges of native ants in the UCD Arboretum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. He will highlight interesting features of the natural history […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC Davis hosts Rose Day workshop, sale

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year at Rose Day, an all-day workshop for rose lovers on Saturday. Participants will enjoy a morning tour of roses at the UC Davis Arboretum Storer Garden (offered in English and Spanish) and presentations by rose breeding experts Dr. James Sproul and Jacques Ferare. After lunch, they’ll enjoy a tour […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water conservation is theme of two garden workshops

With long, hot days of summer not far off, now is a good time to consider ways to conserve water and still have an attractive garden. This month’s Central Park Gardens workshops will cover two ways to conserve water, considering what plants you choose for your garden and how you water your garden through the […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rotarians at work, improving the environment

Davis Rotarians joined their counterparts around the world in improving the environment Saturday on Rotarians at Work Day. Members of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club planted a water-efficient landscape to welcome incoming residents at the Davis Migrant Center, a 64-unit community for migrant farm workers that is open seasonally, from spring through fall. Rebuilt over […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

They need a home

Jersy is a sweet and loving 10-month-old white-and-gray neutered male Staffordshire terrier puppy who loves to play and is great with people. Both dogs would make perfect family pets. Spunk is a friendly 2-year-old black-and-white neutered male purebred boxer who has received obedience training and would make a super jogging partner or a new best friend. They […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young performers sought for ‘Music Man’ auditions

The Young Performers Theatre of the Davis Musical Theatre Company will host auditions for Meredith Willson’s theater classic, “The Music Man,” next week. Auditions will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, with select callbacks on Wednesday. Auditions are open to actors ages 7 […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Holoman to sign books at Sunday’s concert

Professor D. Kern Holoman, conductor emeritus of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, will sign copies of his new biography of conductor Charles Munch (published by Oxford University Press) at the orchestra’s concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Holoman will be in the lobby at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UCD. Conductor Christian Baldini […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Maguire earns Yolo bar endorsement

The Yolo County Bar Association has endorsed Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan Maguire in the June 5 judicial election. The Dept. 15 judge is being challenged by Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Clint Parish. The endorsement follows a March 22 judicial forum, sponsored by the bar association, where the two candidates spoke about their judicial […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘The Scream’ fetches $119.9 million at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the art world’s most recognizable images — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York. The 1895 artwork — a modern symbol of human anxiety — was sold at Sotheby’s. Neither the buyer’s name nor any details about the buyer was […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,