City seeks new poet laureate

Allegra Silberstein has served the city of Davis ably as its poet laureate for the past two years; now it is time to find her replacement. Applications for the two-year honorary position will be accepted through April 30, city officials have announced. The selected candidate will act as an advocate for poetry, literature and the arts […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Free tax preparation workshop is Saturday in Winters

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D–Davis, will host a free tax assistance workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. “Our goal is to ensure that every family has the opportunity to claim all the tax credits for which they are eligible, not leaving a single penny on the […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

‘Hoppy beers’ featured at Friday tasting

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of “hoppy beers” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5 to taste the slate of beers, or $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Davis Parent Nursery School, […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Men invited to talk, drum circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle is Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main post office. There is no charge for this event and all men, 18 years and older are welcome. “We have learned that younger men and older men have much […]

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Progress Ranch seeks board members

Progress Ranch, a licensed residential home providing nurturing, therapeutic services for emotionally troubled boys ages 6 to 12, is recruiting new board members. The agency was founded in 1976. Members would have have the opportunity to direct and support decisions and programs that positively impact the lives of the boys. The time commitment would be one […]

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Summer ‘Kid Vid’ and Animation camps offered

Davis Media Access is continuing registration for its popular summer “Kid Vid” Camps and Animation Camps. The nonprofit, membership-based media center offers community members the tools and training to develop and distribute their own media “Our training is generally geared to individuals aged 14 and older, so Kid Vid Camp presents a unique summer learning […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Down-home sounds at Picnic in the Park

The sounds of bluegrass will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday evening as The Notorious Shank Brothers play Picnic in the Park, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The band is well-known in Yolo and Sacramento counties, and regulars at the weekly celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The two Shank brothers relied on a traditional […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free computer classes offered by DCN

Davis Community Network launches its spring session of free public classes and workshops on Thursday. All classes take place in the technology lab building at the Davis Joint Unified School District office, 526 B St. Pre-registration is required, at; click on “upcoming classes.” For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 750-1170. * Website […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Space available in class for beginning weavers

Would your child like to weave material for a pillow or bag, or perhaps make a scarf or small blanket? Opportunities for these and other projects are available in the “Weaving on Small Two-Harness Looms” class at the Davis Art Center. No prior weaving experience is required. The six-week class for students ages 6 to […]

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Guitar trio to perform piece by UCD composer

Just the ticket Who: The Mobius Trio When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors, $5 for youths 12 and under Info: (530) 756-4100; The Mobius Trio — formed in 2010 by three guitarists who were studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music — will […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear Kemmerling on piano at eatery

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, popular tunes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Campus cuisine

A UC Davis student checks out fresh tomatoes last spring at the UCD Farmers Market, which returns for the season on Wednesday. The market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday for 10 weeks, will be at a new venue this year — in front of the Silo Union on campus. Special […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dingle School students paint the Masters for art auction

Yolanda Hudson’s sixth-graders at Dingle Elementary School in Woodland have done many art projects this year, but Tuesday’s lesson was special. A working artist, Cath Posehn, gave a lesson that will be translated into six 20-by-24-inch paintings that are copies of some of the world’s most famous paintings, including Leonardi da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Frida […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Happy Thursday

Guests at the Rominger West Winery Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy discounted wine by the glass while listening to music by the Anderson-Gram Duo. Stone Soup Catering will provide tasty appetizers. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The duo from Roseville create “spirited live performances featuring rich vocal harmonies and […]

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