Delta blues in Davis

Guitar Mac will be joined by the Blues Express at Wednesday evening’s Picnic in the Park celebration, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Born in Cotton Plant, Ark., Mac learned to play Delta-style guitar at a young age. Since moving to the south Bay Area in 1968 and settling […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Enjoy breakfast pizzas at Chamber mixer

Guests at Wednesday’s morning mixer of the Davis Chamber of Commerce will enjoy freshly made breakfast pizzas, hot off the Caffé Italia mobile oven, as a benefit for the Davis Schools Foundation. Also available will be assorted pastries, fruit and drinks. The event is hosted this month by Ink Monkey Graphics, 2500 Fifth St., from […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Winery hosts Shayna and the Bulldog

All are welcome to stop by Rominger West Winery’s tasting room, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday to enjoy a glass of wine and some music by Shayna and the Bulldog. The Davis band features Charles Caskey on vocals and keyboards, Joel Daniel on vocals and bass, Nina Doherty on […]

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Yolo Federal hosts open house Thursday

Yolo Federal Credit Union will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at its new branch at 501 G St. in downtown Davis. The two-story building features many eco-friendly elements, following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design guidelines. “The open house provides us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase […]

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Local orchestra students to perform on Mondavi stage

That’s the ticket Who: Davis orchestra students, from elementary through high school What: Wennberg Music Festival When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $17 general, $13 seniors, $9 students/children; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Hundreds of local orchestra students will pack the Jackson Hall stage at the Mondavi Center […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Community invited to grand opening of Café Diablo

Students in the Davis High School food service class invite the community to the grand opening of Café Diablo on Wednesday. Located on the high school campus — directly across from the attendance office — at 315 W. 14th St., the cafe will serve quiche, baked goods, coffee, tea and hot chocolate from 7:30 to 8:45 […]

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DHS’ Momentum Dance Company revives spring concert

Davis High School’s Momentum Dance Company, which was sidelined four years ago by budget cuts, will resume its performances of eclectic modern, balletic and hip-hop-styled dance this weekend at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Titled “Dance Till the World Ends,” the performances will consist of student choreography as […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Plant sale will benefit Grace Garden

Grace Garden at the United Methodist Church of Davis will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14. There will be tomatoes, squash, lettuce, spinach, sunflowers, peppers and more. The church is at 1620 Anderson Road. The special this year is a mini-garden — a six-pack of different vegetables, including tomatoes, […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cross-country bike trip raises funds, awareness

This summer, UC Davis students Lauren Greenberg and Caroline Bohlken will bike from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara to raise money and awareness about housing affordability with Bike & Build. Bike & Build, started in 2003, has contributed $3.39 million to housing groups to fund projects planned and executed by young adults. Each summer, eight […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Chinese history featured at Gibson House

The Yolo County Historical Museum invites the public to an open house Saturday featuring docent-led tours of the new Chinese exhibit, which depicts some of the cultural history of the Chinese population in Yolo County in the early 1800s. The museum is at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, and will be open from noon to […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Motorists advised to watch for cyclists on county roads

On Saturday, the UC Davis Cycling Team will host a collegiate cycling race on County Roads 20, 92C, 19 and 94B (riding in a 6.2-mile clockwise loop). The event will be throughout the day, starting at 8 a.m. and ending about 4 p.m. “The cyclists will make all possible attempts to ride single file and […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Hear from mystery authors on Friday

California mystery authors Cara Black and Denise Hamilton will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis, at 6 p.m. Friday to discuss their newest titles and mystery writing in general. Black is the author of the award-winning Paris-based Aimée Leduc mysteries. Her works have been translated from English into five other languages […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Radio show eyes parenting stress

Edwin Edebiri, “chief happiness officer” of the “I Am Happy Project,” will be the guest on “Heart to Heart” at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. He and host Dr. G, a psychotherapist and life coach, will talk about kids and parenting in this stressful age of speed, competition and technology overload. The show […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lake Berryessa residents face hefty utility fix

By Peter Fimrite On a sun-dappled hillside on the south end of Lake Berryessa, Stuart Williams thought about the old days before the world, as he and his neighbors knew it, turned upside down. There were five thriving resorts on that part of the lake back then, including a big, bustling retreat where he was standing, and a […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,