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‘Minions': Banana-rama!

‘Minions’ Four stars Starring (voices): Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Coogan and Pierre Coffin Rating: PG, and too harshly, for cartoon action and occasional rude humor   Beloved blobby lackeys score in their own wacky adventure By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Thrusting supporting players into their […]

Newcomers, old favorites for DMTC’s 2015-16 season

Davis Musical Theatre Company announces its 2015-16 season of main-stage musicals, its 31st, starting in September with “Seussical” and closing in July with “The Music Man.” “Seussical,” which will be presented Sept. 11 to Oct. 4, is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Follow the Cat in the Hat as he and the Boy imagine […]

Wait till the Smiths hear of this …

Dear Annie: After living and working for 35 years in a large city, my husband and I were able to return to our hometown to help care for our elderly parents. I reconnected with a high school friend who asked me to work part-time in her large, nationally known family business. One of my duties […]

Was the Wave Broadband outage a terrorism dress rehearsal?

There I was, early last Tuesday morning, Twittering away, when suddenly … connection lost. Just then, my husband called to me, “Is your internet working? Nope. Although we rarely have problems with our Wave Broadband service (overall, I give them two thumbs up), I’ve learned from the handful of interruptions to check the television. If […]

I learn about myself from how I treat my guest

* Editor’s note: Marion is on summer break. This column first ran in May 2008. I studied my daughter’s list of suggestions, which ended with, “You shouldn’t be worried if he throws up. This usually happens in the middle of the night.” Nighttime makes it better? She added, “We’re giving you some carpet cleaner just in […]

Study seeks link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was pulled off the market abroad, […]

‘Terminator Genisys': Out of time

‘Terminator Genisys’ 2.5 stars Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith and Byung-hun Lee Rating: PG-13, for relentless sci-fi violence and gunplay, partial nudity and fleeting profanity Fifth franchise entry makes a muddle of the entire series By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Not since the original five-cycle “Planet […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Clyde Elmore’s nature photos to show at Buehler Alumni Center

Photojournalist Clyde Elmore will host a photographic exhibit from Monday, July 6, through Aug. 28 at the Buehler Alumni Center, off Mrak Hall Drive on the UC Davis campus. This will be the seventh annual exhibit of wildlife and landscape images. He will show animals and landscapes from Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as North America, […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis Youth Flute Choir presents annual summer camp concert

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, will present its 32nd annual Summer Flute Camp Concert on Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. The choir performs both classical and jazz music, the latter under the direction of Fredrick Lange. The […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Candidates sought for Yolo advisory boards

Local residents are being sought 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 www.yolocounty.org (go to Residents > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies exist on: […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nurturing the workers of the future

As the first in her family to earn a university degree, Maria Muñoz of Dixon said she needed help not only taking the steps to get into UC Davis, but also embarking on her career. “Getting confident and learning how to network and how to communicate — it helped a lot,” Muñoz said. Muñoz made […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Aeromodelers will fly scale jets

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual radio-control Jet Fly runs from Friday, June 5, to Sunday, June 8, at the club’s field at 42875 County Road 29. The field is 1.3 miles east of County Road 102, northeast of Davis. Visitors will see scale “true turbine” jet-powered aircraft fly and execute aerobatic maneuvers. There will be F-86s, F-100s, […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Battery and domestic violence charges send 2 Davis men to jail

Two Davis men were arrested in separate domestic violence incidents on Friday and Saturday, Davis police reported. In the first, Jonathan Ramirez, 23, was arrested for battery after allegedly attacking a resident at the Alhambra Apartments at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Davis police Cpl. Michael Moore said a resident knocked on a neighbor’s door after he heard […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Wal-Mart settles allegations of false warranty claims

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Friday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $820,000 to settle a consumer-protection action brought by prosecutors in the offices of the Yolo County District Attorney, the Tulare County District Attorney and the City Attorney of San Diego. The legal action involved the sales of Goodyear automobile tires. Prosecutors […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,
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