Collaborative mural project kicks off Art Center’s new program

If you passed by the Roe Building at Fifth and G streets recently, you may have noticed something interesting — an experiment of sorts — happening on the other side of the big glass doors. Four artists, of broadly different styles and tastes, have gathered together in the makeshift studio at 764 Fifth St. to […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Blue & White Foundation hosts Concert on the Green

Everything from gypsy music to polka, rock to Mexicali can be heard when Diego’s Umbrella headlines the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s fourth annual Concert on the Green. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive in Davis. Also featured are Beso Negro and Davis’ own […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Late photographer’s work will go on exhibit

An exhibition of the influential work of the late photographer Oliver Gagliani can be seen throughout June at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members can meet Gagliani’s daughter at a free open house and reception from 1 […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Rock fans take a Sucker Punch

Davis musician Colin Stambusky is back in town with his hard-rock band Sucker Punch, performing at 9 p.m. Friday at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Patrons must be 21 and older. Adonis DNA, an Elk Grove band, will open the show.

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Quilters guild members show their best work

The Flying Needles Quilters Guild will host its annual quilt show at the Woodland Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 per day. Parking is free and lunch is available on site. The show offers […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Full lineup of bands at Luigi’s

White Fang, Fine Steps, Bad Daddies and Sneeze Attack will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, downstairs in the Fun Garden at Luigi’s, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. All ages are welcome; admission is $5.

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Zip through Shakespeare at Acme’s free show

Check it out What: “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” presented by the Acme Theatre Company When: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, with a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means it’s time for Acme Theatre Company’s gift to […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn first-aid for mental health at Woodland class

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you. Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis; now, you can learn how to help them. Mental health first-aid classes are available free to Yolo County residents. The next 12-hour course is scheduled […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Measure D on ‘Davisville’

Two people with key roles overseeing the parks and greenbelts in Davis discuss Measure D, the citywide parks tax on the June ballot, on the current edition of “Davisville.” The guests are Charlie Russell, a local businessman and chairman of the city’s Recreation and Park Commission, and David Luckscheider, park manager for the city. “Davisville,” […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rookie cop misled by Parish campaign

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB … several weeks ago, before he got himself into a great big tub of hot water with a libelous, defamatory, down-and-dirty and just plain mean mailer about his opponent for Yolo County Superior Court judge, candidate Clint Parish sent out a mailer that showed him posing with a person we […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Three of six Clean Air Award winners are from Yolo County

Breathing air usually isn’t thought of as an award-winning activity, but helping make it a little less polluted deserves some kind of recognition, especially for those who do the most to clean up some of the dirtiest air in the nation. For the 36th year, Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails highlights the heroes who make […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

I-80 rollover leaves two hospitalized

Two people were hospitalized Sunday night when their vehicle rolled over on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said the driver, 20-year-old Kyle Vlach of Davis, was traveling westbound near the Dave Pelz bicycle overcrossing at about 10:15 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, he braked “in an unsafe […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Input sought on proposed pool complex

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites interested residents to provide input on the final design for a Community Pool complex at a workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. This design workshop will be the third in a series of community input meetings […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Juvenile Hall volunteers appreciated at dinner

More than 100 community volunteers bring a variety of programs to youths detained at Yolo County Juvenile Hall. Last Wednesday, the Probation Department thanked those helpers at its 13th annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. What made this year’s event extra-special was that for the first time, youths were involved in planning the event and ultimately mingled […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,