Patwin students celebrate with walkathon on Saturday

Patwin Elementary School is getting ready to “Celebrate Patwin!” at its seventh annual walkathon on Saturday. The walkathon is the school’s primary fundraiser and organizers hope to collect $15,000 this year. “It’s a great opportunity for students, teachers, staff and their families to come together to support our school,” said Grace DeMasi, event chairwoman. “Every […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Want to help Cool Davis?

Cool Davis is seeking out individuals who want to make a difference to our community and help ensure a sustainable future for all. The Cool Davis Initiative has exciting plans for the year as it implements Davis’ Climate Action Plans. Whether your expertise is talking to people, creative planning, writing grants, running events, fund-raising, sewing […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bet Haverim hosts open house on Sunday, April 29

Congregation Bet Haverim welcomes the community to its annual Israel Independence Day barbecue and celebration on Sunday, April 29. The food and festivities run from noon to 3 p.m., on the CBH campus, 1715 Anderson Rd., Davis. Celebrating the 64th birthday of modern Israel, the free lunch includes barbecued items, falafels, salads and drinks. Kids’ […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Reyes reads poetry Thursday at gallery

Carlos Reyes, a noted poet and translator who lives and works in Portland, Ore., is the featured poet at the Poetry Night Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Reyes is a frequent traveler and has given many readings internationally, including at the Bangalore International Centre, as well […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Clean sweep

UC Davis Sigma Nu fraternity members, from left, Matt McCullough, Liam Woodcock and Don Le  help pick up trash in downtown Davis on Sunday, following the Picnic Day celebration that brought thousands of visitors to the community for the university open house on Saturday. Almost 200 students from 27 sororities and fraternities pitched in Sunday, […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City, campus police release preliminary Picnic Day stats

Alcohol once again was the primary culprit in many of this year’s Picnic Day arrests and citations, according to preliminary numbers released Monday by the Davis and UC Davis police departments. Between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday, Davis police and the agencies assisting them arrested 53 people — 37 of them for public […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms on Friday, April 27

Northern California favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring their big, joyful sound to The Palms — 13 Main St., Winters — for a jubilant concert and dance party on Friday, April 27. While much of their early music was based in the Louisiana sound, their music has broadened to include Latin, African, reggae grooves, country- and […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Exhibit open to local artists

“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 from June 8 to July 8. There are no size restrictions, and the entry fee is $35 — $30 for Pence […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Warmth of Other Suns’ selected for book project

By Dave Jones In reading “The Warmth of Other Suns,” the recently announced Campus Community Book Project for 2012-13, third-year UC Davis student Samantha Huynh said she especially liked the personal accounts of people who participated in the Great Migration. It was an event that changed the face of America: 6 million blacks fleeing the […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Moe (No. 104971), a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat with a white-and-black coat. Also hoping for a good home is Sally (No. 104861), a 1-year-old spayed female short-haired Chihuahua […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis High counselors brace for cutbacks

They’ve been here before.

Several times in the past few years, in fact, the counselors at Davis High School have grappled with pink slips that threaten to undermine their ability to serve the nearly 1,700 students on campus.

Cathie Pereira, for one, has been pink-slipped five times in the past five years. But always there was something on the horizon to give them hope — a fundraising campaign, a parcel tax on the ballot — something that would lead head counselor Courtenay Tessler to say, “Everything will be fine.”

“I’ve always said that,” she said last week. “But this year, it’s different.”

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Nikki Smith appointed principal at Patwin

Nicole “Nikki” Smith — who has been teaching in the Davis school district since 1998 — will be the new principal at Patwin Elementary School. Smith has taught fourth-grade, first-grade and fourth-grade GATE classes at Korematsu and the former Valley Oak elementary schools. She also served as secondary summer school co-principal in 2006, and as […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Madrigals to sing at charity concert Thursday

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the stained-glass setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. This will be the third year that the Mads have been invited to give a spring concert at the cathedral. A free-will offering is […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Save the date for Rotary Barbecue on May 19

Save the date for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Central Park, at Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, a […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,