Romney turns to killer instinct to win Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney embraced a killer instinct and leveraged a dominant political machine to crush chief rival Newt Gingrich in Florida’s Republican presidential primary. It was a remarkable turnaround for a candidate who lost big just 10 days earlier in South Carolina. “I stand ready to lead this party and our nation,” […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

A bone marrow drive that hopes to find a match for a 4-year-old Bay Area boy in need of a marrow transplant will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Chinese Christian Church, 536 Anderson Road. An incorrect time was published in Tuesday’s edition. Organizers hope to attract donors of Asian or […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Aggies shoot sky-high this football season

I guess you could say the sky’s the limit when it comes to Aggie football next year as our local heroes move up into the Big Sky Conference, one of the top conferences in all of NCAA I-AA football. Now, I know we’re supposed to call it the Football Championship Subdivision, but as long as […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Popular Trocks return to Mondavi

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is one of the most popular dance troupes in the United States — they sold out their previous appearance at the Mondavi Center in 2010. This company of professional male dancers performs the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, achieving high comedy by incorporating and exaggerating the […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Protesters who occupied cottage arrested in Oakland

Ten UC Davis protesters who had been holed up in a cottage on campus last week were hauled in by police during mass arrests in Oakland on Saturday. Geoffrey Wildanger, a graduate student, said he was among nine arrested on suspicion of failure to disperse. Protesters were ordered to disperse but were blocked into a […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

That’s an (un)wrap!

Work crews continue unwrapping the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Monday, as the water-sealing and retiling project that began last August moves toward completion. About 50,000 sandstone tiles were removed so that waterproofing underneath could be replaced, and new tiles from the same quarry in India were installed. The lack […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Biotech company to move from Woodland to Davis

A biotech company from Woodland  has decided to pull up its stakes and move to Davis. In fact, it has already broken ground on the city’s east side. Expressions Systems, LLC, which cultivates and manufactures cell culture media to sell to the pharmaceutical industry, has begun construction on a two-floor, 27,484-square-foot laboratory at 603 Cantrill […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fundraising concert ‘s Wonderful

Citizens Who Care presents its 20th annual benefit concert, “ ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin,” Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ira Gershwin is best known for his work with his brother George — one of the most successful and prolific collaborations in popular music history.

Their many hits include “Fascinating Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “’S Wonderful,” “How Long Has This Been Going On,” “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “A Foggy Day,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.”

After George’s death, Ira worked with …

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

School board to consider budget, elections, Emerson enrollment

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming vide0 on The Davis school board will talk about three E’s at Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting: education funding, elections and enrollment at Emerson […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Montessori ‘living legend’ to speak at Birch Lane

Birch Lane Elementary School invites the Davis community to a presentation by Judi Bauerlein, a Montessori education pioneer who has trained many Montessori teachers, including several in Birch Lane’s program. Bauerlein, who was named a “Living Legend” by the American Montessori Society in 2010, will speak at the school on Tuesday, Feb. 21, beginning at […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rebekahs’ crab feed is sold out

The Davis Rebekah Lodge has announced that its crab feed Saturday evening is sold out. The event — which also features live music, a chance auction and a no-host bar — will raise money for Team Davis, a nonprofit organization that supports children and adults with developmental, cognitive and physical disabilities. No tickets will be sold […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis art faculty’s work showcased at exhibit

It’s been a wonderful beginning to the new year at the Pence Gallery. Our exhibit, “Between the Quotes: Work by the UC Davis Art Faculty,” continues through Feb. 29. Spanning two rooms, the exhibit looks at recent work by 12 members of the art department, and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and video by these […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Lion dancers at Farmers Market

The Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association will celebrate the lunar new year with a performance from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market. The troupe, a student-run, cultural performing arts club based in Davis, will perform on the oak tree deck in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Lion dancing originated in […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Provenza to hold office hours

Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will hold open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café, 2710 Fifth St., and from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Community members are invited to drop by and chat about issues […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,