Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dan Wolk, at a glance

Name: Dan Wolk, D-Davis Elected offices held: Mayor pro tem, city of Davis Occupation: Solano County deputy counsel Age: 36 Education: Juris doctorate, UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, 2005; bachelor of arts in economics, Stanford University, 1999 Family: Wife, Jamima Wolk, and daughters, Avery, 5, and Layla, 3 Noteworthy: Founder of the Legal Clinic of […]

Drought summit aims to quench thirst for water crisis information

Thirsty for information on California’s water crisis? The UC Davis Institute for Watershed Sciences is hosting a summit on the drought Friday at the state Capitol. The all-day event is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is encouraged. Speakers include professors and scientists from across the state, as well as the state climatologist […]

MOMS Club plans open house

Are you looking for fun things to do with your little one and a group of moms? Join the MOMS Club of Davis at its open house, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Putah Creek Park, 1111 El Campo Ave. MOMS Club of Davis is a local nonprofit organization designed to provide […]

Not thrilled with lack of symmetry

Dear Annie: I have been dating “Pete” for three years and never get invited to his place. He lives in a mobile home. At first, he said he was embarrassed for me to visit. I did see it once and thought it wasn’t bad at all. He has since remodeled the place, so I expected […]

Election programming available through Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access has produced or recorded a variety of programs related to the June 3 election. DMA is Yolo County’s nonprofit community media center and operates DCTV public access Channel 15, DJUSD Educational Access Channel 17 and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM. “Coverage of local elections is core to DMA’s mission of strengthening community through media, […]

Reliving the agony and ecstasy of spring

* Editor’s note: Marion is taking the day off. This column has been slightly revised since it first ran in April 1998. Sometimes spring is too much for me. It makes me think of my mother, a person who was very clear about her favorite things. Spring was her favorite season, just as blue was her […]

For all good secular agnostics, Easter means the end of Candy Season

Today, as I write this, it’s Good Friday, and for the rest of us, it’s the 72-hour notice: Candy Season is almost over. Enjoy the Cadbury eggs while you can, because after Easter Sunday, there’s no more candy until Halloween (which now begins in September, replacing the Back to School sales, which now begin in […]

Keep your baby safe

By Jeff Ribordy, M.D. So you just brought home that new baby from the dealership with that new-baby smell. Now what? You are responsible for him or her for the next 18 years or beyond. How do you keep your child safe? For younger infants who do not move around much, it is pretty simple. […]

Groups join for a day of service

The city of Davis and local community groups will host a day of service on Saturday, April 26, featuring diverse projects with a common goal of creating community and a healthier, safer place in which to live and work. In April 2011, local congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints implemented a […]

‘One’ singular sensation to open at DMTC

Thousands audition. Twenty-four make it to the stage. But in the end, only eight will win the chance to dance. This is the story of the ones who make it … and the ones who don’t. Davis Musical Theatre Company continues its season with Broadway’s singular sensation, “A Chorus Line,” from April 25 to May […]

Wineaux: Good deals off the beaten path

My father used to sigh when I asked for 60 cents to go the movies. “When I was a kid,” he said (more times than I can count), “admission was 5 cents — and you got a free candy bar.” I remind myself of these predictable — and so very annoying to 10-year-old me — […]

Rockabilly phenom to play at The Palms

Oklahoman J.D. McPherson is a fast-rising, high-energy performer with a modern take on rockabilly and primal roots music. He and his band will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. McPherson’s newest CD “Signs & Signifiers” (Rounder Records) has been called “a rockin’, bluesy, forward-thinking album that […]

25th annual state clay competition exhibit at The Artery

California’s best clay artists’ works will be on display in the California Clay Competition at The Artery. The competition runs in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The exhibit will feature 44 works from 42 artists chosen by juror Don Fritz. He is on the faculty of Santa Clara University […]

Panel OKs bill to ease financial hardship for veterans’ spouses

On a bipartisan 6-0 vote last week, the state Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans. Senate Bill 1440 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, reverses a budget action that […]