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What’s happening

Sept. 1-30 The third annual “Best of Davis” photo contest takes place during the month of September. Participants enter in one of three age categories: 6-11; 12-17; and 18 and up. Visit http://www.cityofdavis.org for contest rules and how to enter. Thursday, Sept. 3 High school students interested in applying to one of the service academies — […]

Street Smarts program reminds families to be safe out there

Students in the Davis Joint Unified School District hit the bike lanes, bike paths and sidewalks last week as they returned to school. And whether they’re arriving on foot, bike, skateboard or in the car, the city’s Street Smarts program reminds parents to follow basic safety guidelines to make sure children arrive at school — […]

College Corner: Seniors, it’s time to get those applications in order

I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are ready to get back to school. For many seniors, this means college applications! If you haven’t already done so, go online and set up your UC and Common Application accounts to start filling out applications. There are also several public out-of-state universities that are not on […]

At my table: Checking out Southern California’s food heritage

Santa Monica, the progressive Southern California beachfront city of 93,000 in western Los Angeles County, has one of the great California farmers markets, where chefs shop alongside 9,000 other weekly shoppers. The Los Angeles region in general — with its 3.8 million people, museums, public markets and entrepreneurial culture in food — is an urban […]

Children’s programs planned at library in September

The following children’s programs will be held during September at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis: * A Lego Block Party at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5; * A family movie at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12; * A stuffed-animal sleepover at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Stuffed animals are invited to […]

Big Band, swing and jazz to fill Picnic in the Park

It’s About Time will bring its own blend of Big Band, swing, jazz and Latin music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Central Park. It’s About Time, founded in 1996, has expanded its repertoire in recent years to include Latin tunes and more contemporary pieces. The band features […]

Bonanza King will play at winery

Bonanza King will be featured at Sundstrom Hill Winery’s First Saturday gathering on Labor Day weekend. Bonanza King has been a band for just three years, having come together to perform for Winters’ annual Earthquake Festival in 2012. They quickly discovered that they enjoyed playing a quirky blend of old country, Western swing, jazz and […]

Pro teams push California to offer raffles

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams. California’s major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers for the exclusive right to conduct charitable gambling at professional sports venues to sell raffle tickets that pay out half the proceeds as prize […]

Baria-Cavalero wedding

Anne Camille Baria was married Saturday, Aug. 1, to Anthony John Cavalero. Josh McDermitt, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated at the private estate of the bride’s family friends at Lake Tahoe. The 29-year-old bride is a writer and actress in Los Angeles. She is the creator […]

‘Pirates of Penzance, Jr.,’ coming up at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre presents “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.,” every weekend, Sept. 19 through Oct. 11, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Suite 10, Davis. The production is directed by Kendra Smith, with musical direction by Peter Kagstrom and choreography by Jan Isaacson. Young performers highlighted include Brandon […]

Solano Junior Strings is looking for cellists

The Solano Junior Strings, under the sponsorship of the Young Artists Conservatory of Music, needs cellists. Director Isaac Pastor-Chermak invites young cellists to sit in on a rehearsal with the Solano Junior Strings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the YACM campus, 500 Davis St., Vacaville. Other string musicians are welcome as well. The […]

I-House International Film Series resumes in September

The International Film Series returns after a summer break at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the 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 rental […]

Point of Brew: Iconic beers and memories from the shadows

The Heineken Experience in Amsterdam is quite an experience. It is based on what remains of the old brewery very close to the Museum District of the city, near the Rijksmuseum. We walked from Breugel’s images that included drinking and revelry and the consequences of overindulgence and maybe brewing activities to the real thing just […]

Artist captures ‘Life Histories’ in fish prints

“Life Histories” by Davis artist Christopher Dewees will be featured at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. “Life Histories” provides the viewer an unusual experience blending science, history and the ancient art form of gyotaku. The exhibition will open Tuesday, Sept. 1, and run throughout September. A reception in the […]

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