The scoop on a sculpture of shovels? It’s about stories

You can help What: Donate used shovels, spades, gardening trowels When: Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum spring plant sales: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6, April 28 and May 18 Where: UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Teaching Nursery at Garrod Drive, across from the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital Note: Donations also may be made […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ailey dancers return to Mondavi with modern classics, newer works

That’s the tickdet Who: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater When: 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35-$68 general, $17.50-$34 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Mondavi Center for two nights at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30. […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Save May 23 for 24th annual Epicurean Esprit

Mark your calendars for the 24th annual Epicurean Esprit to benefit the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County. The event, sponsored by Friends of Meals on Wheels, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Yolo Fliers Club, 17980 County Road 94B in Woodland. Guest will mingle and sample some of […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Odd Poetry is back at Odd Fellows Hall

Community members are invited to share verses, rhymes, ballads or musical ponderings at Odd Poetry, hosted monthly by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. Last month, 25 bards participated in the exchange of dreams and visions that takes place in conjunction with the Second Friday ArtAbout. All are welcome to drop by from 6 to 7 […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Oakley will speak at second ‘Solutions’ program

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder Freddie Oakley is the featured presenter in the second program in the “Solutions” series at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Oakley will share her thoughts on “Elections 2013: Who’s Voting and How” in an interview from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Time will be reserved for […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Before I graduate …’ on ‘Davisville’

For an art project this Wednesday and Thursday, UC Davis managerial economics undergraduate Henry Lam is inviting students and other passers-by to write, on a big chalkboard wall outside the Memorial Union, how they would finish this sentence: “Before I graduate, I want to …” On the latest edition of “Davisville,” Lam discusses his reasons […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Co-Dependents Anonymous moves meeting on Picnic Day

Due to Picnic Day events on Saturday, April 20, Co-Dependents Anonymous will meet outdoors that day at Chestnut Park at 9:30 a.m., instead of in the usual location at the Davis Lutheran Church. Chestnut Park is in East Davis, on Chestnut Lane, which runs from East Eighth Street to Pole Line Road (two blocks north […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies. The urgent race for such visas […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Eurozone unemployment at 12 percent

LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy has passed another bleak milestone. Official figures Tuesday showed that unemployment across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro has struck 12 percent for the first time since the currency was launched in 1999. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said the rate in February was unchanged at […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Everything old is new again

RECONFIGURE THIS … my buddy Ben says a four-year high school in Davis is not as novel as some folks claim … “In 1976, I was an eighth-grader at Emerson Junior High,” Ben begins, dating himself substantially … “One morning my homeroom teacher, Mr. Gill, came in wearing a black armband. When students asked why, […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Caregivers gather Thursday in Woodland

“Health and Safety in the Home” will be discussed at the next Caregiving 101 meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Courtyard Conference room at the Woodland Healthcare Railback Clinic Building, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Dessert will be served. For more information, call 530-666-8828.

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Much progress made in Rutilio Grande

By Cynthia Kellogg Rutilio Grande, Davis’ sister city in El Salvador, celebrated the 22nd anniversary of its founding this spring with a parade, horse races, soccer games, folkloric dancing, face painting and lots of food. Twenty-two years ago, most of these 80 families returned to their home country after 10 years of living in exile […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Russell Boulevard bike path gets more trees

Eight Tree Davis volunteers planted 50 valley oak trees on Saturday, March 16, in honor of Arbor Day. The plantings were done in conjunction with the Russell Boulevard Tree Project, which has planted more than 400 trees along the Russell Boulevard bike path west of Davis since 2009. Funding for this planting was provided to Tree […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Another Art Healing workshop slated

The third Art Healing workshop will take place at International House, Davis on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. This class is free and folks of all levels of ability are invited — children, adults, seniors and students. Bahram Khamjani is the artist who will help lead the workshop. The first class looked […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,