Davis High to host performance with orchestra, puppets

A musical performance of “Pinocchio,” complete with puppets, will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The production is jointly presented by the Davis High School Orchestra, Art Grueneberger’s Puppet Art Theater Company and the Davis School Orchestral Music Association. The music is […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo plays at Happy Thursday

Yolo Mambo, a quartet specializing in spicy Latin, blues and pop, will perform at Rominger West’s Happy Thursday gathering from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will sip on discounted wine by the glass and enjoy “California comfort food” from Stone Soup Catering. Composed of Catherine […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Get your golden ticket to see ‘Willy Wonka’

The youthful actors in the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will present a “scrumdidlyumptious” musical, “Willy Wonka,” March 3-25 in Davis. This new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” will take audiences into a world of “pure imagination” and is sure to delight fans of all ages. […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.S. stocks fall as Europe frets over Greece

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Wednesday as investors worry over the details of a new bailout plan for Greece. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 8 points in early trading at 12,957, a day after hitting 13,000 — albeit briefly — for the first time since May 2008. […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Syrian shelling kills two Western journalists

BEIRUT (AP) — A French photojournalist and a prominent American war correspondent working for a British newspaper were killed Wednesday by Syrian shelling of the opposition stronghold Homs as President Bashar Assad’s regime escalated its attacks on rebel bases by strafing from helicopter gunships, activists said. Weeks of withering barrages on the central city of […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ag and Art Project brings NEA chair to Yolo

Artists have long been drawn to the beauty of rural western Yolo County, but sometimes capturing that beauty meant risking life and limb.

Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain, who represents the sweeping, largely rural 5th District, recalls frequently seeing painters set up on the side of the road bordering his alfalfa fields.

“The dust and gravel would be flying everywhere and I’d go over to them and say, ‘You can go on the land,’ but they were always afraid of being chased off,” Chamberlain said.

Annie Main, who with her husband, Jeff, farms in the Capay Valley, said she, too, often heard about painters — usually women — working alone on the side of the road.

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Economic development roundtable highlights importance of university ties

Like the Five Families, the key players who run Davis’ economy pulled up chairs around a common table in the Community Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday night to talk business. In collaboration with the Business and Economic Development Commission, the City Council hosted an economic development roundtable to begin a discussion with the business […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Follow the four ‘simple steps’ to vote

X MARKS THE SPOT … if you were with me Sunday, you know I was doing my level best to sort through the five pieces of paper that arrived in a single envelope from the Yolo County Elections Office in the hope of actually finding a ballot somewhere in the pile … if you weren’t […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Stay tuned to DMA to connect to the community

My mantra as I talk to folks about Davis Media Access is “DMA builds community.” The more we know about each other, the better informed and more compassionate we’ll be. It’s the touchstone I return to, and it’s what keeps me doing this work. This month I’m reporting about local election coverage; digital literacy opportunities for […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Jazz praise concert set Saturday

After delighting a packed house at the Woodland Opera House on Saturday, Jim Martinez and his band will be back this week for a concert of church hymns and jazz standards at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive (corner of Gibson Road and County Road 98). Admission is free but […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Alzheimer’s training offered in Woodland

The Yolo Adult Day Health Center is offering the Alzheimer’s Association’s popular workshop, “Accepting the Challenge — Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia,” this spring. Caregivers will have an opportunity to view and discuss the educational series that inspires a new way of thinking. The workshop is free. The first two sessions are […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hosts sought for two legislative fellows

Host families are need this spring for two international fellows from the U.S. State Department-funded Legislative Fellows program. The project targets young professionals from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine who are pursuing careers in government. The administering organization, the Office of the Legislative Counsel, is looking for host families to provide the fellows a real American immersion […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon May Fair welcomes interim CEO

The Dixon May Fair has a new interim chief executive officer. Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Lake County Fair approved an agreement with the Dixon May Fair to provide management services for the 137th annual Dixon May Fair. Lake County CEO Richard Persons will be in Dixon two to three days […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Dispose of e-waste and help YCCC

Davis residents have the opportunity to get rid of their electronic waste and support the Yolo Community Care Continuum, a nonprofit agency that provides community-based programs for individuals suffering from a psychiatric disability. YCCC provides services for individuals in all points in the recovery process, emphasizing social rehabilitation and promoting independent living. E-Waste 4 Good, […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,