The Beer Brothers will play Friday

Visitors to RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, can sip a glass of wine while they enjoy the music of The Beer Brothers, an acoustic duo featuring local musicians Bob Vollmer and Wayne Rigot. They’ll perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The pair have been playing music together for many years with groups such […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Talk set on ‘Christians Supporting Israel’

Why do so many Christians support Israel as the Jewish homeland? Randy Neal, the western regional coordinator for Christians United For Israel, will discuss “Christians Supporting Israel” at Congregation Bet Haverim at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. The program will take place in the CBH Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis. It is sponsored by […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A Night of Blues slated at Vets’ Theater

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites local residents to A Night of Blues beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The concert begins with the rocking sound of the Blue Blazes playing songs by Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran, along with the […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Kick up your heels at contra dance

Contra dancing continues in Davis on the third Friday of every month at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. Robin Steen is […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obama administration rejects Medi-Cal copayments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday said California cannot force Medi-Cal recipients to make a co-pay for doctor visits and prescription drugs, a decision that brings relief to low-income patients but complicates the state’s effort to close a $9.2 billion budget deficit. A letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo of a Hillstone Olive Oil bottle that was published on Feb. 1 with a story about a state Senate hearing on enforcement of olive oil industry standards was for illustrative purposes only. Hillstone Olive Oil produces extra-virgin olive oil certified by the California Olive Oil Council and is not tied to any fraudulent […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Base exemption on income, then it’s fair

A TAX FOR THE AGES … according to the county counsel’s “impartial” analysis of the Measure C parcel tax, “Persons who are 65 years of age or older and who occupy their parcels as a principal residence shall be exempt from the payment of the special tax upon application for exemption.” … in other words, […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD student clings to life after West Davis collision

A 19-year-old UC Davis student remains on life support at a Sacramento hospital Monday night, two days after being struck by a car in West Davis, local police said. It marks the third major pedestrian accident involving a University of California student to occur in the Davis area in about six weeks. Lt. Paul Doroshov […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Flower Whisper’ blends ancient traditions, modern techniques

Davisites can learn more about Chinese culture at an exhibition of 25 mixed-media paintings on exhibit this month at International House, Davis. The artist, Grace Fang Chang, is an associate professor at the College of Art and Design at Wuhan Textile University, China. She is visiting the UC Davis design department until summer. Her artwork […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Vet students plan dog wash

UC Davis veterinary medicine students in the Class of 2014 plan a dog wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Arden Animal Hospital, 1824 Fulton Ave. in Sacramento. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2014 vet students and their educational expenses. A basic wash costs $25 and dogs weighing over 60 pounds […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Taking more seats on campus, foreigners also pay the freight

By Tamar Lewin SEATTLE — This is the University of Washington’s new math: 18 percent of its freshmen come from abroad, most from China. Each pays tuition of $28,059, about three times as much as students from Washington state. And that, according to the dean of admissions, is how low-income Washingtonians — more than a […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

ArtAbout is all about heart

Friday’s ArtAbout is a special art and dessert walk celebrating Valentine’s Day. Participants are invited to discover the sweet spots of downtown Davis and view the romantic, heart-themed work of local artists. Special valentine sweets, provided by downtown eateries at several venues, are first-come, first-served. And, many receptions include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Council to consider dissolution of DACHA

The Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association may finally meet its maker if the City Council decides to approve dissolution at its meeting Tuesday. The council convenes at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The council postponed the decision from a September meeting to allow for proper notice to all […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis High headed to state academic decathlon

FAIRFIELD — Davis High School once again will represent Yolo County in the state Academic Decathlon in Sacramento next month. As the only school in the county to send a team to the regional competition in Fairfield over the weekend, Davis High was assured a spot in the state competition, but used the regional event […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,