Learn more about our ‘mad side’ at Walters’ solo show

Details What: “Madhouse Rhythm” with Joshua Walters When: Wednesday, Jan. 4; doors open at 7 p.m., performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis Admission: Free, but a $5 donation is suggested By Roger M. Pehlke He knew he had a mad side. Diagnosis in February 2001 confirmed it: bipolar […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gorman Museum features Blalock Jones retrospective

“Ruthe Blalock Jones: A Retrospective” will be on exhibit from Jan. 10 through March 16 at the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis. Featuring the works of internationally acclaimed artist Ruthe Blalock Jones (Chu-Lun-Dit), who traces her heritage to the Delaware, Shawnee and Peoria tribes, the retrospective exhibition presents artworks from throughout her career. An […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hear Cold Shot on Fridays at The Grad

Cold Shot, a Davis duo featuring Rene Martucci and Richard Urbino, will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday in January at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. There is no cover charge, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call (530) 758-GRAD (4723).

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Wanted: women who love to sing

If you have been known to sing in the shower or the car, covet the karaoke microphone and enjoy dancing in the aisles, the Sacramento Valley Chorus wants you. The award-winning chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is a women’s singing group specializing in four-part harmony, a cappella singing in the barbershop style. The […]

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Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Jan. 6

Adventure, comedy, romance and, above all, honor are featured in Acme Theatre Company’s production of “Cyrano,” opening Jan. 6. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. “Cyrano,” by Edmond Rostand, adapted […]

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Ripped from the headlines, ‘Chicago’ makes its way from Broadway to Davis

Check it out What: DMTC production of “Chicago” When: 8:15 p.m. New Year’s Eve (featuring a buffet dinner, champagne, desert, party favors and DJ), plus 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 6-29 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $50 for New Year’s Eve; $18 general, $16 students/seniors; www.dmtc.org; (530) […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

French, Spanish and poetry at Logos Books

La Table Française gathers for its monthly French conversation circle on the second Wednesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. In January, the group will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. El Círculo Español meets, with native speaker and moderator Nelly Salazar, the third Monday of […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

I need interesting council candidates

As we look down the road to a most interesting election in June, there will be three seats up for grabs on the Davis City Council. And, since Davis elects all council members “at large,” we all get to vote for our favorite three candidates, no matter where in town we live or they live. […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Don’t light tonight, air district says

A Don’t Light Tonight Advisory is in effect until midnight tonight. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District forecasts today’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. According to the district, on winter […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

CHP reports two post-holiday arrests

Two Yolo County men made a post-Christmas visit to the county jail Monday following separate encounters with California Highway Patrol officers, the agency reported. Fredi B. Garcia Camposeco, 23, of Davis, found himself inside the Woodland jail after allegedly rear-ending another vehicle on westbound Interstate 80 in West Sacramento, then fleeing the scene — all […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

DVD examines ‘how money corrupts Congress’

“Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It,” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Author Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor, has adapted the message of his book into DVD form. “You may […]

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Chamber changes site for January mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce has changed the location of its mixer Thursday, Jan. 12, to West Yost Associates, an environmental engineering firm, 2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 100. The event will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., offering an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a prize drawing. The mixer had been planned for […]

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Local author’s success is no mystery

The first thing that Davis mystery novelist John Lescroart would like people to know about Tuesday’s launch party for his latest novel, “The Hunter,” is that everyone is invited. Yes, everyone.

“I hope everybody comes,” Lescroart said several times during an interview in his downtown Davis office.

Though he describes finding a local venue large enough for a book-signing to be “challenging” in the wake of the closure of Borders Books & Music, Lescroart’s enthusiasm for the event at the Odd Fellows Hall downtown is infectious.

“There’ll be food and wine, and we’re going to have a band. And lots of books,” he said. “It’s a really great location. It ought to be a blast in the night.”

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

UC Davis urban forester engages youths in greening inner city

OAKLAND — Near the corner of Market and 32nd streets in West Oakland, a minivan swerves to avoid a man pulling three shopping carts. A pair of tennis shoes dangles from an overhead telephone line and a battered motor home sits on a side street lined with chain-link fences and coiled barbed wire. To an outsider, […]

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