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New Harmony Jazz Band plans October performances

New Harmony Jazz Band plays from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, during the International Festival from in Central Park. Another show is set for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair in Central Park. Both shows are free and suitable for dancing.

Gallery 1855 to present Finkleman’s art

Gallery 1855 will present a solo exhibition featuring local artist Joseph Finkleman. A reception will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, with light refreshments and music by Joaquin B. Feliciano. Finkleman earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute and worked as a commercial photographer for more than 20 years. He began showing art […]

Davis Chinese Film Festival continues this month

The second annual Davis Chinese Film Festival moves into high gear on Saturday with an opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. At the opening ceremony, two noted Chinese singers living in Northern California — Manhua Gao and Weiguang Dan — will join […]

UCD Shields Library celebrates 75th anniversary with art show

Local residents can tour the University Library’s art collection and enjoy a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Shields Library at UC Davis. The library is celebrating its 75th anniversary. University librarian MacKenzie Smith will discuss the future of the library. Admission is $20. RSVP at www.alumni.ucdavis.edu/rsvp. For more information, contact Tracy Shields 530-752-8777 or […]

Prominent choreographer Twyla Tharp visits Mondavi on her 50th Anniversary Tour

Don’t miss it What: Twyla Tharp Dance Company 50th anniversary tour Where: Mondavi Center When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 Tickets: $65-$27 general at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787. Noted choreographer Twyla Tharp — who began her career in 1965 — is marking her 50th anniversary in the business by taking her Twyla Tharp Dance Company on a nationwide tour, stopping at […]

Followed by a moonshadow

The moon glows red during a total lunar eclipse Sunday evening, pictured behind an iconic UC Davis water tower. A lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. This straight-line spatial configuration results in the Earth blocking some or all of the sunlight […]

Wine, beer, food and music at TASTE 2015

The Robert Mondavi Institute will host the fourth annual Fall Festival: TASTE 2015 on Friday, Oct. 9, in the Good Life Garden at the institute on the UC Davis campus. More than 40 wineries, craft breweries and restaurants will provide samples of the region’s finest food and beverages. Guests will receive commemorative tasting glasses to […]

‘The Intern': Definitely one to hire!

‘The Intern’ Four stars Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, Christina Scherer, Anders Holm and JoJo Kushner Rating: PG-13, for suggestive content and brief profanity Talented cast makes the most of this droll, perceptive comedy By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic I love it when a […]

Davis Jazz and Beat Festival planned, poems sought

The public can experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisations set to the rhythm of live jazz at the free Davis Jazz & Beat Festival. It runs from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in Davis. This is an opportunity for attendees to […]

Bodega Marine Lab: UCD is poised to lead in aquaculture

* Editor’s note: This story is the second in a two-part series about UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory. Last Sunday’s article looked at the history of the facility, how it is being used and by whom. Today, the focus is on the lab’s function as a leader in aquaculture, agriculture of aquatic species. BODEGA BAY […]

Vines revisited: the good, the bad and the beautiful

Last month’s column about my top gardening mistakes (Garden Pitfalls) struck a chord with several readers. Some schadenfreude, but more shared experiences of plants that ran amok and outgrew their bounds. Mostly vines. “You should definitely add wisteria to that list!” Wisteria is an excellent choice to cover a sturdy arbor. It provides fast shade, […]

Healthy harvest: Researchers explore impact of raw manure on tomatoes

By Chris Brunner The tomato harvest is in full swing. Tomato harvesting equipment and trailers topped with mounds of ripe red fruit are a welcome sight on a warm summer evening’s drive along the dusty rural county roads. The scent drifting from a tomato processing plant provides a sense that all’s right with the world. Green-thumbed […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD, UCSD study new tool to evaluate early-stage Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s researchers at UC Davis and UC San Diego have launched a new study that aims to detect the earliest stages of cognitive dysfunction in people with pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease by using event-related brain potentials, or ERPs. ERPs are a promising tool to detect very early signs of synaptic dysfunction, one of the earliest features […]

September 02, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Got milkweed? The monarchs could use it

September and October are the birdiest months of the year. The great migration is happening; there are shorebirds in the ponds and mudflats, and warblers galore along Putah Creek. Large flocks of Swainson’s hawks are gathering. Listen for new songs and watch for new birds wandering through Davis during the migration from the north. Leigh […]

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