Community Services featured at City Hall at the Market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Councilman Stephen Souza will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be at the north end of the market. The Community Services Department will be […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos Books hosts conversation groups, art exhibit

Logos Books has several events coming up in April. La Table Française, a French conversation group, meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 11. Check for topic information. Also, the works of artist Linda Galusha will be on exhibit […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Free Baby Signs sample class offered

Parents are invited to bring their babies and toddlers to a free Baby Signs sample class at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Mother & Baby Source, 714 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Baby Signs sample class is a great outing with your little one with singing, signing, bubbles and play time,” a news release said. […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Above and beyond

The high school students at University Covenant Church had their annual car wash Saturday and were surprised by the arrival of a giant tractor from a local farm. Students washed 157 cars (and one tractor) in an effort to spread the word and raise funds for this year’s spring break mission trip to San Luis […]

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Red Meat, Keri Carr Band turn The Palms into a honky-tonk

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat mixes rockabilly, country, Western swing, gospel-style harmonies and warmly irreverent fun into their own infectious blend of honky-tonk twang. Red Meat returns to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Friday, with the Sacramento-based Keri Carr Band opening the show. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smoking-hot evening of intense drama

Check it out What: “The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors;; (530) 754-2787 Federico García Lorca, called by some […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Pinball festival benefits youth programs

Mark your calendars now to play pinball at the 16th annual Pin-A-GoGo pinball show, Friday through Sunday, May 18-20, at the Dixon May Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event features more than 100 pinball machines from the 1950s through today, all set to “free play.” Adult admission ranges from $10 to $15 per day, kids are half-price […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear Kemmerling at Monticello

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis.  Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, Beatles, Irish tributes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Swiss bus crash kills 28, including 22 children

GENEVA (AP) — A tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps, killing 22 school children and six adults returning to Belgium from a ski vacation, police said Wednesday. Another 24 students were hospitalized, police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet told The Associated Press, after one of the deadliest highway accidents in Swiss history […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC Berkeley chancellor to step down this year

By Nanette Asimov and Will Kane Robert Birgeneau will step down as chancellor of UC Berkeley in December after eight years navigating the public university through massive budget cuts and raucous student protests, even as he maintained its status as one of the world’s great research institutions. As if to symbolize Birgeneau’s tenure in microcosm, two […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Committee had been treading water

CLEAR AS DAVIS WATER … “Clear goals set for city water panel,” said the front-page headline in last Friday’s paper … never mind that the Davis Water Advisory Committee has been meeting for several months now, the City Council finally got around to defining its mission … that mission includes, according to Tom Sakash’s report, […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Neighborhood Partners disputes city’s statement; settlement offer still on table

The ongoing dispute between the city of Davis and two local affordable housing developers turns on two key questions: Was an official settlement offer extended to resolve two pending lawsuits? And was that offer — or framework of an offer — considered serious enough to push the parties forward? David Thompson, president of Twin Pines […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Layoff notices sent to 57 Davis teachers, staff

Last week, Davis voters approved Measure C, a school parcel tax that will generate about $6.5 million annually for classroom programs over the next five years. The tax measure saved nearly 87 jobs that would have been eliminated if it had failed. Layoff notices were ready to be mailed by the March 15 deadline to […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotarians, Willett students see a way to help

Grandparents can help their orphaned grandchildren with their homework again in the Lower Nyakach region of Kenya, thanks to eyeglasses provided by students and community leaders half a world away.

Members of the Davis Sunset Rotary Club recently partnered with intermediate students at Willett Elementary School to raise money for reading glasses for Kenyan residents.

Residents of the Lower Nyakach region of the African nation are among the poorest of the poor in the world, a Rotary news release said. A California organization, International Water and Health Alliances, has been working in Lower Nyakach for years on projects to improve water quality.

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,