Sunday, March 29, 2015

Grab your baskets, Picnic in the Park is back

Davis’ favorite weekly party — Picnic in the Park — has returned to Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The fun — which includes live music, a food fair, a beer and wine garden and children’s activities — runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market. An eclectic mix of musicians is featured […]

‘Two Days, One Night’ is every worker’s nightmare

“Two Days, One Night” Four stars Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Christelle Cornil and Baptiste Sornin Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity Absorbing drama functions as quietly scathing social commentary By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This one’s brutal. Writer/directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have uncorked an absorbing splash of cinema verité that is no […]

Sundays at I-House open-mic event returns

The fourth season of Sundays at I-House cross-cultural open-mic hour, including a featured performer, returns on Sunday, March 29. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at International House, Davis, 10 College Park, Davis. Local performer and producer James Williams hosts the return of the popular free open-mic series. The first hour of the […]

Despite divisions, Cannery CFD seems set to move forward

Going into Tuesday night’s meeting with a 3-2 split, the City Council is set to enter into the second phase of creating a community facilities district for The Cannery, Davis’ newest housing development. Proponents on the City Council — Mayor Dan Wolk and Council members Lucas Frerichs and Rochelle Swanson — set the process in […]

Sacramento Ballet brings two generations of family history to ‘Swan Lake’

The Sacramento Ballet will present its first production of “Swan Lake” in 15 years, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Co-artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Carrine Binda have a long association with “Swan Lake.” […]

Yolo County’s looking for a few good advisers

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on more than two dozen county advisory bodies. For more information on advisory bodies, specific vacancies and to submit an application, visit (go to Residents > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your supervisor. Openings exist […]

Rob White: Davis can solve the local broadband crisis

The draft Yolo Broadband Strategic Plan was presented to the Davis City Council at its meeting Tuesday. The plan is the culmination of almost a year’s worth of effort by representatives from throughout Yolo County, including each of the four cities. Working with a national consultant on the assessment activities, the agencies surveyed a sample from each […]

Talk stocks at Stiver’s coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club, held the second Tuesday of each month, is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on […]

Budget Masters helps manage finances

Join Budget Masters and learn how to manage your monthly budget and achieve your financial goals. Newcomers are always welcome. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 10, in the Manzanita Room at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. This is […]

Pig out at Pig Day Saturday

The Davis Farmers Market will pay tribute to all things porcine on Saturday when it hosts the 24th annual Pig Day celebration. The market opens at 8 a.m. in Central Park, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will find baby pigs to pet, people in pig costumes to dance with, and pig-out eats […]

St. John’s shows off cuisine at brunch

St. John’s Retirement Village kicks off its “Experience What St. John’s Has to Offer” series with a Spring brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, at 135 Woodland Ave. in Woodland. Executive Chef Kap Vong will share his culinary expertise by preparing fresh omelets prepared with local ingredients from Yolo County farmers. He will be […]

Porkers on display at Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum will get into the spirit of Pig Day on Saturday with an exhibit of the pig collection amassed by senior docent Roberta Stevenson. The porkers range from huge to tiny, from costumed to not, in glass, wood, fabric and clay. Attitudes range from the innocence of the three little pig house […]

Seniors serious about fitness

It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday, and instead of sleeping in or grabbing coffee and doughnuts as do so many young students in Davis, a group of women age 40 and older are getting ready for Julia Kable’s AM Aerobics class at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The music radiates through the studio as the women, some […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2923 Coho Pl.     $668,500 Davis (95618) 1720 Monarch Ln.     $337,000 1413 Buckeye Ln.     445,500 1206 Farragut Cir.     450,000 1335 Via Colonna Ter.     461,000 1900 Manet Pl.     519,000 802 San Tomas St.     629,000 3806 Del Valle Pl.     900,000 5328 Rogers […]