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‘Gravity': Grim survival drama

“Gravity” Four stars Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Paul Sharma, Amy Warren, Ed Harris Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, disturbing images and fleeting profanity Impressively conceived film deftly exploits the dangers of space By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic On Jan. 11, 2007, the Chinese military destroyed one of its orbiting satellites with a ground-based […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Common Grounds may open Tuesday

Common Grounds Coffee may reopen as soon as Tuesday in its new grounds, owner Son Chung reports. “I just want my customers back,” he said Thursday night, as he showed me the inside of the new space, next door to the old one. Chung lost his lease in March when Oakshade Town Center’s landlord, Regency […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Tours reveal vibrant downtown, historic sites and colorful art

Downtown Davis is highly walkable, as it has benches, lighting, landscaping, kiosks, signage and trash receptacles — all important amenities for walkability — as well as many points of interest, including historic and modern architecture, trees of significance and public art. Tours to take * Since 1977, the National Arbor Day Foundation has designated the […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Bring bells for Saturday’s Day of Peace

The Davis Phoenix coalition was formed in response to the March beating of Mikey Partida, a hate crime for which the defendant has accepted a plea deal and will spend five years in Yolo County Jail. The coalition asks the community to bring bells to help celebrate the International Day of Peace at noon Saturday […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Water rate foes at Farmers Market

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, collecting signatures on petitions. The market is held in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Representatives will be present to answer questions. For more information or to volunteer to help, call 530-756-6856.

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo to play Picnic in the Park

Yolo Mambo bring its world music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. Yolo Mambo’s transglobal rhythms will transport listeners to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain, New Zealand and across our country. A Picnic in the Park favorite, the […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lack of access to site is problem for some

The location of the site — at the northeast corner of East Covell Boulevard and F Street — in relation to the rest of the city has been a problem for business park prospects in the past.

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

September trial set in Davis hate-crime case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge set a Sept. 23 trial date for the defendant accused of a hate-crime assault against a gay Davis man. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony assault, battery and criminal threats charges stemming from the March 10 beating of 32-year-old Lawrence “Mikey” Partida outside his […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Salome’ screening Monday at Mondavi

The Mondavi Center will present a high-definition screening of the San Francisco Opera’s 2009 production of “Salome” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Jackson Hall. Considered scandalous when it premiered a century ago with its provocative “Dance of the Seven Veils,” composer Richard Strauss’ adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock, […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Free events part of Migration series

The UC Davis department of theater and dance is contributing two free performances to this week’s Art of Migration series at the university. Actors will present two scenes from the play “Today I Live” by Susan-Jane Harrison as well as choreography by Christine Germaine, Jarrel Iu-Hui Chua, Bobby August Jr. and others at 8 p.m. Thursday, […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Empyrean Ensemble to feature music by Lei Liang

Details What: Empyrean Ensemble When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $20 general, $8 students/children; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the resident professional new music group at UC Davis — will perform four recent works by contemporary composers in a Friday night concert that is part of […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Posts’ art work exhibited at The Artery

Thomas Post will exhibit altered photographs and Sara Post will show cold wax paintings and watercolor drawings at The Artery gallery Friday, Feb. 8, through Tuesday, March 5. The artists will be honored at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Thomas’ work tells a […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS Idol showcases local talent

Davis Idol 2013, which features local high school talent, kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High. Tickets are still available and may be purchased at the door or from Watermelon Music, 207 E St., in downtown Davis. Friday and Saturday’s preliminary rounds feature 24 contestants. The red-carpet finale is 7 p.m. Saturday, […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rock of Ages’ a predictable romp through the ’80s

Check it out What: “Rock of Ages” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $19-$86 Info: 916-557-1999 At its core, “Rock of Ages,” now at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, is a simple story — boy meets girl, boy loses girl, […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,
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