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Reject Sterling Apartments project

The Sterling Apartments project will not be good for our community. I can foresee many problems with this project. One of which will be the 1,200 students, doing as they should, riding bikes to campus. The core streets would be jammed during the day with accidents waiting to happen. Tearing down the FamiliesFirst facility is a […]

Council must set priorities for a tax

At the Feb. 2 Davis City Council meeting, there was a very muddled discussion by council members of potential city tax proposals for the June ballot. The deliberation was quite startling and unsettling: * The City Council couldn’t decide what any potential tax revenue should be spent on. Disparate interests were mentioned: road maintenance, Rainbow City, more […]

$14,500 raised for UNICEF

The Davis United Nations Association offers its sincere thanks to the residents of Davis for contributing so generously to the children of the world who receive aid from UNICEF. Schoolchildren at Birch Lane, Chávez, Korematsu, St. James, Montgomery, North Davis, Patwin, Peregrine, Pioneer, Willett and Fairfield elementary schools raised thousands of dollars Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. These […]

Show young musicians some respect

My grandson plays the viola with the Montgomery Elementary School orchestra. The teacher works extremely hard to teach the students and it is obvious from her attitude and demeanor that music and the students are her passion. For the students, it means hours of practice at home. Sadly every time — and I mean every […]

A Year of Renewal? Not so much

By John Minker Dan Wolk has called 2015 the Year of Renewal. Let’s take a random walk through issues as of Jan. 1, 2016. First, take a walk to Julie Partansky Pond. But wait, it is still closed due to arson. Instead, take a trip to the deck under the large tree near the Davis […]

Oops … we know the capital’s Montpelier

Jeff Hudson, in his article about the “Davis Duo #FeeltheBern in Iowa” on Sunday, casually notes that the University of Vermont is in the Burlington, the capital of Vermont. Although the former is correct, the latter is not. Sorry to remind you, that although Bernie is getting all the press these days, Montpelier has been […]

Tracks, freeway pose health risks

Thank you for the guest opinion piece Sunday, “Greater Risk for Oil Train Explosion.” We learned much from author Alan Miller, especially on junctures between train tracks in Davis and train speeds required, and chances of derailment. As a layman, I already had noticed the tight rail curve entering downtown from the north, and another, […]

Art Theater of Davis presents Ibsen’s ‘The Master Builder’

The Art Theater of Davis continues its 2015-16 season with an original translation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic “The Master Builder,” which will be presented Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 11-14, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Written in 1892, “The Master Builder” tells the story of Halvard Solness, a celebrated small-town builder who […]

I See Hawks brings roots rock to The Palms on Friday

“We got a big gig at The Palms in Winters tonight!” sing I See Hawks In LA in “Yolo County Airport” — which will be true Friday when the Hawks alight at The Palms. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20. The Hawks’ sound blends rock, country, bluegrass and psychedelia and is powered by […]

Bad boy of Baroque: Organ virtuoso returns to Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Organist Cameron Carpenter When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $27-$51 general, with discounts for students; MondaviArts.org or 530-754-2787 Organist and musical revolutionary Cameron Carpenter is coming back to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and this time, he’s bringing his […]

Tragedy unfolds at WOH in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

That’s the ticket What: “Romeo and Juliet” When: Through Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: Main-floor seats are $25 general, $23 seniors, $12 youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general and seniors, $7 youths; call 530-666-9617 or visit www.woodlandoperahouse.org “Romeo and Juliet” […]

‘The Realistic Joneses': Give this quirky show a try

Check it out What: “The Realistic Joneses” When: Through Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $25-$35 plus $5 student rush tickets (valid college ID required); visit bstreettheatre.org or call 916-443-5300 “Variety” described “The Realistic […]

Gary Lee Yoder revisits ‘Davisville’

Oxford Circle, which formed at Davis High School, played the Fillmore, Avalon and other major stages in San Francisco and Sacramento in the 1960s, sharing the bill with bands like the Grateful Dead. Gary Lee Yoder, Oxford Circle’s main singer and writer, and later a member of Kak and Blue Cheer, returns to the KDRT […]

Make a date for Winters’ ‘Calendar Girls’

The Winters Theatre Company will present Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls,” the stage version of the 2003 movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, this March. The show is based on a true story. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the […]

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