Wood picked to lead Minnesota campus

The University of Minnesota, Crookston, on Monday named as its new chancellor Fred Wood, UC Davis’ vice chancellor of student affairs. Wood will take office July 2, pending approval by the university’s board of regents. He will replace Charles Casey, who plans to retire in June. “Fred brings outstanding administrative and academic credentials, a passion for […]

Applicants sought for Volunteer Ombudsman Program

Ombudsman Services of Northern California is seeking Yolo County applicants for its July 2012 Volunteer Ombudsman Program. A classroom training session is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 9 to Aug. 1 in West Sacramento. Upon completion of the classroom training, participants will go through a 20- to 30-hour internship to be arranged […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Retired teachers will gather Wednesday

The California Retired Teachers Association of Yolo County will present scholarships to six high school students Wednesday and hear Christopher Ailman, the chief investment officer of the $145 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System. The general meeting at the Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 100, will start at 9:30 a.m. […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Brown-bag chat to focus on downtown beautification

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag meeting Wednesday to discuss beautification efforts for downtown Davis. This special lunchtime meeting will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. in downtown Davis. In a workshop format, topics will range from developing downtown’s burgeoning arts and […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Democrats announce endorsements

The Yolo County Democratic Party has announced its endorsements in the June 5 election. The Democrats endorse the incumbents for president (Barack Obama), U.S. Senate (Dianne Feinstein), Congress (John Garamendi and Doris Matsui), state Senate (Lois Wolk) and state Assembly (Mariko Yamada and Roger Dickinson). In county and local races, the Democrats give the nod […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn more about the Jews of Cuba

“Jubanos,” a community of about 1,500 people — are the remaining Jews in Cuba. Hillel, the Jewish student organization at UC Davis, will present a program on this small community from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at its new house, 328 A St. in Davis. The program features the screening of a documentary […]

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

Men gather for monthly talk, drum circle

The next monthly Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle meets Tuesday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. in Davis. There is no charge for this event and all men 18 years and older are welcome to attend. The Talk Circle helps men build community and deepen their connections […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, located on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film examines justice system inequities

“The Cooler Bandits,” a film that follows the story of four teenagers arrested in 1991 for a string of robberies of fast-food restaurants, will be screened at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in 194 Young Hall at UC Davis. The event is sponsored by the UCD Religious Studies Program. “They became a media sensation, infuriating police and […]

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

Creative ambition runs high at 12th annual UC Davis Film Festival

Details What: 12th annual UC Davis Film Festival When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $7, or $10 for a two-night pass Info: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu View past years’ winning films: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu/season/videos.aspx By Janice Bisgaard Talented UC Davis filmmakers will showcase their work at the 12th annual UC Davis […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Hear oud stories Saturday

Gari Hegedus, a master of string instruments — both plucked and bowed — in Balkan and Middle Eastern music, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. West. Tickets are $13 in advance — available by emailing [email protected] or calling (530) 867-1032 — or $15 at the […]

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

Pickin’ on the patio

The Narrow Gauge String Band returns to Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis, with an evening of bluegrass music from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The local band — Bruce Eldridge on banjo, Mark Brothers on bass, David Riggs on fiddle and Ken Eldridge on guitar — plays a variety of […]

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

Auditions set this weekend for Barnyard Theatre

Barnyard Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer productions Sunday and Monday, May 28. The company will present a mainstage production of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche,” a darkly humorous retelling of the Greek myth, and a workshop of Briandaniel Oglesby’s “Dammed,” an original work being developed about a family’s struggle to come together during the […]

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