Feminist Film Festival features submissions from Davis and around the world

The 2012 Davis Feminist Film Festival, a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues, takes place April 12-13 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent films spanning documentary, narrative and experimental genres to explore […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Artist speaks about her work Tuesday at UC Davis

In conjunction with her solo exhibition at the C.N. Gorman Museum, award-winning artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq/Athabascan) will give a public lecture about her work from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in 3201 Hart Hall at UC Davis. Kelliher-Combs’ artwork chronicles the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Her show, “Where They […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Connor’s photographs on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works by Linda Connor, titled “Images of the Sacred,” will be on display throughout April at Gallery 1855. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for the artist […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Shakespeare Ensemble presents ‘Relapse’

“Relapse,” a retelling of the Orpheus myth with Shakespeare’s sonnets, a devised work by Gia Battista, will be presented six times this month at two Davis venues by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. Showtimes at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., are 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 7 and 14, and Thursday, April 12; and 7 p.m. Sundays, […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland art exhibit is a tribute to Buffalo Nation

The vivid works of artist Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie are presented in “Double Vision,” the Gallery 625 exhibition that opens Friday and runs through May 2. In collaboration with the Great Plains Art Museum at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Tsinhnahjinnie offers new works derived from the permanent photographic collections. Presented alongside the historic images of photographers […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Thursday Live! features female folk rockers

Rita Hosking will headline this month’s edition of Thursday Live!, a free music showcase at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Opening the show at 7:30 p.m. will be Sandy Coldiron. Donations are welcome and will go to the musicians. Hosking is a descendant of Cornish miners who sang in […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kids can create clay maracas at Pence workshop

On Saturday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., artist and songwriter Heidi Bekebrede will show children how to make musical maraca in clay at a workshop at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Using hand-building techniques and underglazes, kids will create an instrument that will be fired. Bekebrede will demonstrate other instruments […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Morrow, Williams lead Nets past Kings, 111-99

SACRAMENTO — Anthony Morrow made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the New Jersey Nets past the Sacramento Kings 111-99 on Saturday night for their season-high third straight win. Deron Williams had 19 points, 15 assists and six rebounds for the Nets, who had lost 12 of their previous 13 visits to Sacramento. […]

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

Protesters march in Florida town

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made. Protesters carried signs, chanted “Justice for Trayvon,” and clutched the hands of their children while they walked to the Sanford […]

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

Releford leads Kansas to NCAA title game

NEW ORLEANS — Travis Releford stepped into the spotlight when the Kansas stars faded, his performance as much as any other the reason the Jayhawks are playing for a national championship. The junior guard so often overshadowed by teammates Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor had 15 points and six rebounds on Saturday night, boosting Kansas […]

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

California courts scrap $2 billion computer project

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s finances were reeling and the nation’s largest court system was sharing the pain. Every courthouse in the state closed one day every month — a drastic step never taken before, even during the Great Depression. Hundreds of workers received layoff notices and the wheels of justice turned […]

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

Storm brings heavy winds, rain to Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy winds and rain battered Northern California on Saturday, bringing down trees, leading to isolated power outages and creating hazardous conditions for boaters in coastal waters. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the state’s far northern coast and inland from Redding into the Central Valley. Parts of the […]

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

Think rain on your yard is yours? Think again

Like it or not, as winter turns to spring and our water usage begins to spike, I have a local water rate update that is not likely to put a smile on anyone’s face. Using the time-honored governmental power of “eminent domain,” the Davis City Council, after meeting in closed session late last week, has […]

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

Students enjoy a very special dance

Members of the Yolo County Office of Education’s Adult Living Skills class enjoyed “Dancing with the Stars” on Friday night at their ninth annual Spring Formal Dance. The class decorated the Woodland Lions Clubhouse in red, black and white before they hit the dance floor in attire fit for the red carpet. “However, unlike the […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,