Expert fly tier will speak to Davis enthusiasts

The Fly Fishers of Davis will meet Tuesday to hear from Charlie Bisharat speaking on fishing for striped bass in the delta. The program touches on where to fish, what to look for, flies, rods, reels and, most importantly, fly lines. Bisharat will share some of the trials and tribulations with creating several of his […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

House concert benefits children of Haiti

N Street Music will host a benefit house concert for the children of Haiti on Saturday, March 31. The concert will feature a live band — T-Rosemond and the Ital Souls — a DJ, a silent auction and a Haitian art sale. Proceeds will benefit Zanmi Lakay, a grassroots group dedicated to improving quality of […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Photographic art on exhibit at Nelson

Can we still trust photography to tell the truth? Vanessa Marsh and Sean McFarland address this issue with separate suites of non-traditional photographic artworks in an exhibition, “Dreams of the Darkest Night,” opening next week at the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. A panel discussion is planned at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hear Mike Justis perform solo at winery

Mike Justis, a longtime Davis resident and musician who usually performs with the Mike Justis Band, will take the stage solo Friday evening at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy everything from folk to blues with their wine at the Friday Night Live concert from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Take […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear music in English and Haitian Creole at I-House

Roots rock and reggae songs in English and Haitian Creole will be performed Sunday evening at International House by T-Rosemond & Ital Souls. Featured performers are Daniel Korenblum, Bart van der Zeeuw, Warren Jones, Toby Seeger and April Seeger. Their concert, at 8 p.m., is part of the ongoing weekly Mid-Winter @ I-House series that continues […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

British a cappella group sings Saturday at Farmers Market

Out of the Blue, Oxford University’s premier all-male a cappella vocal group, will give a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday on the oak tree deck at the Davis Farmers Market. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The award-winning group was a finalist on the “Britain’s Got Talent” […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

US home re-sales dip but best winter in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied home dipped last month but the sales pace for the winter was the best in five years. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million. That’s down from a revised 4.63 […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD College of Engineering celebrates 50 years

The UC Davis College of Engineering is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an entire year of special events, exhibitions, noted guest speakers and much more.

Full details about the expanding schedule are available at

“No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering,” said Enrique Lavernia, dean of the College of Engineering. “Our students move on to careers that give them the opportunity to have a huge, positive impact on people’s everyday lives.

The college’s golden anniversary reflects enormous and remarkable growth from humble origins. The University Farm, as it was known in 1905, became the second campus in the University of California system. Although the department of agricultural engineering was established in 1915 …

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

City Council will look to compromise with Crown Castle on cell antennae

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. That’s the way the City Council decided to handle the appeal by Crown Castle on Tuesday night for a conditional use permit to install a 25-node Distributed Antenna System to improve cell phone network infrastructure throughout Davis. Understanding that Crown Castle likely would sue the city should […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Their work has not gone unnoticed

END OF AN ERA … for years, the Davis Religious Community for Sanctuary has made itself known in this community by selling Guatemalan crafts at the Farmers Market, by putting on an annual dance featuring Mumbo Gumbo and by sending thousands of dollars to various human rights projects in Central America and Haiti … the […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

New book details life of pioneering American aviator in China during WWII

California author Greg Crouch will sign copies of his new book “China’s Wings” — which just entered the Los Angeles Times’ list of bestsellers in the hardcover nonfiction category — at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “China’s Wings” — which was just reviewed in the Wall Street […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pepper-spray reports now set for April release

The task force investigating the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters now plans to release its long-awaited findings during the first week of April. That despite a Superior Court judge’s ruling last week that most of the task force report and a fact-finding report by security firm Kroll Associates Inc., on which it is based, […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Worker rescued from Dunnigan grain silo

An employee of Adams Grain Co. in Dunnigan was hospitalized Tuesday after falling into a grain silo, authorities said. The 26-year-old man was cleaning the silo at about 9:20 a.m. when he fell through a wooden floor and became partially buried in wheat grain, said Gary Fredericksen, Yolo County fire coordinator. Rescuers were able to […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

High school bands support Da Vinci senior trip

A concert featuring local high school bands — including Spectrum, 0% Juice, Simply City, Eluminati and Nat Lefkoff — is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Da Vinci High School, 1400 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds raised at the event will support the Da Vinci senior class trip.

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,