Sunday, December 28, 2014
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Writer’s arguments fall flat

Re: “Why I Want An Innovation Park,” by Jason Taormino I read with interest the recent column by Jason Taormino stating why he wants an innovation park in Davis. Here are some quotes: “First hundreds, and soon a few thousand more people will be working in Davis earning high salaries.” And he hopes to attract “… […]

Cuba policy changes highlight a momentous opportunity

By Lucas Frerichs and Ryan Galt In November of 2011, we spent nearly three weeks in Cuba learning about Cuban culture, including history, agriculture, architecture, music, art and dance (cha-cha, mambo, son and more). We even smoked those world-famous (and freshly rolled) Cuban cigars! The Cuban people are amazing — generous, kind, full of life, and […]

UC Davis alumni couple lends Inuit artwork for exhibition

Learn more What: The exhibition is part of the symposium “Arctic Indigeneities, Media, and Social Justice” organized by the Native American studies department. It will bring together scholars, artists and activists and include performances by Inuit vocalist Tanya Tagaq When: March 13-14 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis A UC Davis alumni couple […]

Monticello announces January music schedule

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis, announces its live music schedule for January. Monticello will be on vacation Jan. 6-14. Tuesdays, Jan. 20 and 27, will feature Ricardo Rosales, classical bassoon, from 5 to 7 p.m. The weekly wine-tasting is hosted by “Wineaux” columnist Susan Leonardi. On Fridays, Bob Wren will play violin and […]

Works of Steinert-Foley to be shown

The Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, will present an exhibit of works by Maryann Steinert-Foley, “Unrepentant,” from Jan. 6 through Feb. 22. A reception is planned for Friday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Steinert-Foley’s two-dimensional and three-dimensional works reflect her long-standing interest in capturing […]

‘I Served the King of England’ is next in film series

The International Film Series, now it its 18th year, continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD […]

‘Unbroken': A bit underwhelming

Heartfelt war drama doesn’t quite match its subject’s miraculous vitality “Unbroken” 3.5 stars Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Garrett Hedlund, Luke Treadaway Rating: PG-13, for war violence, brutality and fleeting profanity Depicting the human spirit’s strength and indomitable resolve can be a tough sell in the visual realm of […]

The electronic equivalent of war

By James K. Glassman North Korea’s state-run news agency claims that suggestions that Pyongyang was behind the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures are “wild rumor.” But, according to the New York Times and other media sources, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded otherwise. The attack, those officials say, “was both state-sponsored and far more destructive than any […]

The Green House effect: Homes where the elderly thrive

By Jane E. Brody In centuries past, when people got old, they were cared for in the homes of younger relatives until they died. This common custom began to change with the Industrial Revolution when women, who were the primary caregivers for the elderly, started to work outside the home. What happens now to America’s […]

Folk musicians will jam on Jan. 2

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The venue is on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, […]

Name droppers: Trio elected to academy of inventors

Kyriacos Athanasiou, Bruce Hammock and Saif Islam, all of UC Davis, were elected as 2014 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The academy announced its 2014 class Tuesday, bringing the total number of fellows to 414. All are academic inventors who have “demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made […]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with DMTC

Local residents can sail into the new year at a Davis Musical Theatre Company performance of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” The New Year’s Eve Gala also features a buffet dinner at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and will last into […]

‘Before Midnight’ is next in film series

The International Film Series, now it its 18th year, continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD […]

Tickets available now for CWC’s ‘Decades of Love’

Tickets are now available for the 23rd annual Citizens Who Care benefit concert, “Decades of Love.” The concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Though the songs that celebrate it may change, the timeless story of […]