City seeks summer aquatics staff

The city of Davis Community Services Department is recruiting for spring/summer 2012 aquatics positions. Positions available include lifeguards, swim instructors, swim aides, pool cashiers and pool snack bar attendants. Becoming a lifeguard is great opportunity for individuals 15 and older to meet new people while developing leadership skills and gaining valuable work experience. An experienced team of […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Willy Wonka’ wants you!

Young actors ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition for the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater production of “Willy Wonka.” Try-outs are set at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. Callbacks will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. The musical […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Auditions set for DMTC’s ‘Damn Yankees’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for its next production, “Damn Yankees,” opening Feb. 24 and playing through March 18 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. Auditions are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for the show directed by Rand Martin. Choreography […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

UPDATE ON JAN. 4: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will give a repeat performance in Davis this month. Her performance will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Friday

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano’ When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; the Jan. 8 matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance Info: Visit […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Country-western kick-starts the new year

RootStock will kick off the new year Friday with music by country-western singer Denny Colleret, beginning at 6 p.m., along with tastings from three local wineries. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Colleret, a Vacaville singer and guitarist, has been recording and performing in Northern California since 1978. He has opened shows for […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fun for all ages as DMTC, Davis Diamonds team up

Davis Musical Theatre Company and Davis Diamonds Gymnastics are joining forces to offer parents an opportunity to see the musical “Chicago” on Saturday evening while their kids are enjoying energetic but safe entertainment. Kids will be treated to free gymnastics play, games, pizza, dessert and a Disney movie — all under the watchful eyes of Davis […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

French/German film to be screened Friday

“I’ve Loved You So Long,” a 2007 French/German film directed by Philippe Claudel, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Topete lawyers ask judge to toss death-penalty verdict

Attorneys for convicted cop killer Marco Topete will make a last-ditch effort to avoid the death penalty when their client appears for sentencing next week in Yolo Superior Court. A jury unanimously recommended that Topete be executed for the June 15, 2008, murder of Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz, though Judge Paul Richardson […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts

Welcome to the world

Melanie Gentles and Carlos Lanfranco of Davis and their children — Mahalia, 4 1/2 and Jemima, 2 1/2 — surround the family’s new baby, Leo “Mr. Tiny” Lanfranco, born at 3:24 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. Leo was Yolo County’s first baby of the new year.

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Iran warns US carrier: Don’t come back to Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s army chief on Tuesday warned an American aircraft carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf in Tehran’s latest tough rhetoric over the strategic waterway, part of a feud with the United States over new sanctions that has sparked a jump in oil prices. Gen. Ataollah Salehi spoke as a […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

GOP candidates vie for voters’ trust in fluid Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the kickoff contest of the 2012 presidential race, Republican candidates argued up to Tuesday’s finish line in Iowa over which candidate the voters can trust and who they can count on to defeat President Barack Obama. With large numbers of likely caucus goers still undecided or willing to change […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Learn folk dances this winter at DAC

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week Beginning Folk Dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting this week and continuing through Feb. 14. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dance from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art Center’s ongoing […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Los Angeles police probe motive in arson spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was another night of firefighters scrambling across the nation’s second largest city to snuff out a series of arson attacks when a tip came in about a German man who matched the description of someone with a shoulder-length ponytail captured on a surveillance video near where a car fire was […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,