Family history seminar helps search roots

“Unlocking Our Family Treasures” is the theme of the seventh annual African-American Family History Seminar, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Sacramento. The seminar is sponsored by Sacramento Council Member Bonnie Pannell, the California Black Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau Juneteenth Committee and the Church of Jesus […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band featured at Happy Thursday

Come celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, featuring discounted wine by the glass, catering by Stone Soup and lively tunes by the Mike Justis Band. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each week. The second Thursday of […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deffner plays organ recital at Davis Community Church

Mozart called the pipe organ the “king of instruments,” if not for its impressive power, perhaps for the wide range of its sounds and the resulting capability to convey a wide breadth of emotion and mood. Calling his program “High Drama on the Keyboard,” David Deffner will perform evocative music in his organ recital at […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Connors’ watercolors on exhibit at I-House

In 2006, Davis artist Matt Connors, decided to sketch and paint his favorite places in and around Davis. “Things seem to change so rapidly, that I wanted to capture scenes and give them a permanency,” said the 74-year-old artist. Six years later, Connors completed hundreds of sketches and paintings and selected a sampling for his […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

City offers fitness, golf and clutter-clearing classes

The city of Davis offers a slate of adult special-interest classes in March, providing a chance to learn a new skill and meet new people. * Body Blast, a high calorie-burning class, alternates strength training exercises with high-energy aerobic activities for two workouts in one. Instructor Ali Loge will lead various exercises (jump rope, resistance bands, […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Classes | Tagged ,

Help plant native plants along banks of Putah Creek

As part of California Arbor Week, Putah Creek Council will host four planting events along the banks of Putah Creek in Winters on Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11. Volunteers will plant native trees, shrubs, sedges and rushes to help create wildlife habitat and stabilize the stream banks in the newly re-formed channel just downstream of […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

College Democrats honor Chiang, Saylor

The Davis College Democrats will honor California State Controller John Chiang as Democratic Leader of the Year and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor as Local Democratic Leader of the Year when they present their Indigo Awards on March 12. The fifth annual celebration will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Guitar series starts with Trio7 on Friday

Local seven-string guitar act, Trio7, continues the Davis Art Center’s third annual Classical Guitar Ensemble Series with a performance Friday. Trio7 is known for presenting works by composers who are not associated with the guitar, and playing the pieces on extended seven-string guitars. The band also likes to entertain audiences with renditions of popular movie […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food given to needy local residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, March 21. Distributions are planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Owendale […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Back on Earth: Aggie astronaut shares thoughts about space

After 174 straight days living within the confines of the International Space Station, watching crews come and go, not being able to have so much as a private conversation with her husband of less than a year, Tracy Caldwell Dyson surely would be forgiven if she hopped in that Soyuz capsule for a return trip […]

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

For the record

Sunday’s edition of USA Weekend features an item on The Monkees, with a reference to singer Davy Jones. The magazine was printed and distributed before Jones died last week.

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Squeals of delight at market’s Pig Day celebration

Piglets for petting, piggy banks for painting, pig noses for wearing — it’s all about our porker friends at Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market. Here, Charlotte Sikes, 3, marvels at her pig pop Saturday with mom Belinda and twin sister Margaret. Thousands of people flocked to Central Park to enjoy the children’s arts […]

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

Measure C ballots due at library drop box by 8 p.m. Tuesday

The die will be cast very soon. Davis area voters have until Tuesday at 8 p.m. to turn in their ballots in the Measure C school parcel tax election. Measure C would charge $320 per single-family home per year or $150 per unit annually for multiunit housing, generating about $6.5 million per year for classroom […]

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

Pepper-spray task force’s findings set for release

A task force examining the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters will outline its findings during a public meeting Tuesday. Its report is scheduled for release on the UC Davis website at noon. The task force will then discuss its recommendations from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the UCD Conference Center ballroom. A live webcast […]

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