Release party tonight for Blue Moon Literary and Art Review

The Poetry Night Reading Series will provide a launching spot for a new issue of The Blue Moon Literary and Art Review, the locally produced journal that features multiple genres of writing and visuals. Part holiday party, part celebration of the new publication, and part reading, tonight’s event will begin at 8 p.m. at the […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Scoring big is not always a good thing

They say it takes a village to raise an idiot, so I must admit I’m always grateful when our City Fathers and Mothers go out of their way to let me know when the Dunning household has screwed up royally, or conversely, when we deserve a little “attaboy” pat on the back. The most recent […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Flyway Nights talk focuses on birds in the bypass

Michael Perrone, a biologist for the Division of Environmental Services at the state Department of Water Resources, will kick off the new year with a Flyway Nights presentation Thursday, Jan. 2, on population shifts in bird species of the Yolo Bypass. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area headquarters, […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Alzheimer’s and art: Drawing out memories, one detail at a time

When Christopher Burright was a boy, doodling and drawing pictures, his grandmother — a professional artist — would give him little tips: “Try this,” she’d say, “or that.” She’d remind him of how important the details are, and of drawing “what you see; not what you think you see.” “It was always something easy for […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

6 geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches

By Leanne Italie Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas? It’s that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we’re hearing. Mondegreens, the moniker for misheard words in song, aren’t restricted to holiday standards, of course, but the old-timey […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Christmas tree safety tips

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer. Placing the tree * Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. * Make sure […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: The end of the year as we know it

Paraphrasing R.E.M.’s 1987 song, and poking a bit of fun at my own proclivity toward doomsday scenarios, “it’s the end of the year as we know it (and I feel fine).” Each year, dating back to 2007, my last column of the calendar year has been an opportunity to reflect back and to peer forward, […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UC professor talks on Middle East issues

The UC Davis department of  Middle East/South Asia studies presents a public lecture by UCD law professor Karima Bennoune on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom A on the UC Davis campus. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the lecture, “Sidi Bouzid Blues and the Green Wave: Journeys through the Arab Spring […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Lecture looks at law in Occupied Territories

The UC Davis department of Middle East/South Asian studies will present a public lecture by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian,  a law professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A reception begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom B at UC Davis, followed at 7 p.m. by the main presentation, “Criminality in Spaces of […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free yoga class set for beginners

TriYoga Davis and the Davis Holistic Health Center will offer a free yoga class designed for first-timers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Others are also welcome.

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles! gives away free lights

The last time this year that Davis Bicycles! will host a booth and bike light giveaway event will be at Saturday’s Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Members will be giving away tail lights, selling Davis Bicycles! T-shirts and talking about grant funding the city of […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elf on the Shelf backlash is bubbling up

By Leanne Italie Carly Kerby, a mom of four girls, doesn’t have the greatest track record as the Tooth Fairy, but it was another family tradition that nearly did her in: The Elf on the Shelf. In case you’ve been hitting the egg nog a little too hard all these years, the elf is a […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

New England digs out after more snow

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Crews worked through the night to clear roads in time for the morning commute Wednesday and school was canceled or starting late for some children across New England after several inches of snow fell. Slippery roads were blamed for accidents throughout the Northeast, including a head-on collision in Vermont that killed […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City may propose taxes to help balance its budget

For the past few years, the City Council essentially has mandated that the city tighten its belt. So, Davis has cut, reorganized and negotiated its way to serious cost savings. On Tuesday, however, the council learned that all of those efforts combined, which have saved the city’s general fund almost $6 million per year, likely […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,