All are welcome at Soup ‘n’ Song

Senior citizens will gather at noon Tuesday to sing “the oldies” at the monthly Soup ‘n’ Song event at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event begins with a light lunch followed by singing around the piano with David Deffner and Judy Gabor.

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Student leaders turn their focus on Sacramento

Thousands of University of California, California State University and community college students will descend on the state Capitol on Monday for a “Fund our Future” march and rally. “We are coming to Sacramento, and we are united with a simple message: Our future depends on the state fully funding higher education. Balancing the state budget […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Are you smarter than a quizmaster?

Test your wits against previous quizzes. Remember, drink all you want, but don’t use a smart phone during the test. ———— The following questions were asked in the past year at various trivia contests in Davis. How would you have stacked up against the competition? (Answers at the end — don’t peek!) 1. What recognizable […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Cogito ergo quiz*

*I think, therefore, I attend pub quizzes

An engineer, a poet and a geologist walk into a bar …

And while it may be the beginning of an unseemly joke, it is more likely the making of a solid pub quiz team.

Just about every night there is at least one trivia contest in a Davis restaurant or pub. On some nights, two.

Monday features a quiz double-feature with the first showing at de Vere’s Irish Pub at 7 p.m., followed by the second at the G Street Wunderbar at 9 p.m. On Tuesday …

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Fire damages Woodland home

The Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a garage fire that displaced a family Friday morning. Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said the fire was reported at 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Owens Valley Drive. Crews arrived to find the home’s attached garage fully involved in flames, and the family of four […]

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

Bingo to benefit Concilio’s Summer Soccer League

The Davis Odd Fellows’ Second Sunday Bingo on March 11 will benefit the Mexican-American Concilio of Yolo County. The remodeled Odd Fellows Lodge is at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at noon and the first game begins at 1 p.m. There are 15 games, with the final one determining a $250 winner. The […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meditation class offered this month

The ACI Sacramento/Davis Buddhist Group will sponsor a four-class exploration of mindfulness meditation with John Douthitt, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday nights, March 5 to 26, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Douthitt is just back from a pilgrimage to India with his own meditation instructor and brings his own experience […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The Other Voice presents poetry reading March 16

The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will present local poets Ann Privateer and Sibilla Hershey in a reading on Friday, March 16. The event — a special celebration of Hershey’s recently published book, “The Bleeding Tree” — starts at 7:30 p.m. in the library at the church, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments […]

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

Woodland murder trial slated for June

WOODLAND — The alleged killer of a Davis woman whose trial has been postponed multiple times since the 2010 crime is now scheduled to face a jury in June, according to Yolo Superior Court records. Susan Marie Sheppard, 33, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 13, 2010, strangling death of Aretha […]

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

Skier dies after Sierra avalanche rescue

TAHOE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a skier who was caught in an avalanche near a Northern California ski resort has died at the hospital. Nevada County sheriff’s officials say the 29-year-old man died late Thursday, hours after he was rescued. KOVR-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/wU3vd4 ) that the victim was identified by the coroner as Benjamin Brackett […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pink slips hang in balance as Measure C deadline looms

Thursday night’s school board meeting featured what amounted to the parting shots in the Measure C campaign, as Tuesday’s deadline approaches for ballots to be returned. The month-long election will determine the fate of the Davis school district’s five-year, $320 per home per year parcel tax that funds scores of positions across the school district. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

California college students protest education cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Students, educators and Occupy Wall Street activists held demonstrations Thursday across California to protest state budget cuts to education, partially shutting down at least one college campus. Hundreds of students blocked entrances to the UC Santa Cruz, and prevented cars and buses from entering the coastal campus, school officials said. “The […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Invasion of the transfer students

UNEQUAL TREATMENT … my friend Bob on the Telescope Street says he’s a strong believer in Davis schools, having sent four daughters through the system … however, he adds he is “very troubled” by the “approximately 400 students who are non-residents of Davis and are not in the DJUSD and should attend schools in their […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woodlander looks to ‘Kickstart’ film

Six years ago this May, Christian Rodriguez grabbed his camera and headed for the state Capitol to cover the International Worker’s Day rally in Sacramento. As hundreds gathered at the Capitol — and thousands joined them around the country — Rodriguez recorded the day’s events that highlighted the United States’ immigration policy. “I was very […]

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