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Jazz on a Summer’s Eve celebrates end of another school year

Check it out What: Davis High School Jazz Band performing Jazz on a Summer’s Eve concert When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: Donations will be accepted at the door Do you think the good ol’ days were back in the Jazz Age? If so, […]

Eilen Jewell brings ‘Sundown Over Ghost Town’ to The Palms

Eilen Jewell can sing with swagger or sweetness, and she can write with muscle and delicacy. She does this and more on her new album, “Sundown Over Ghost Town,” due out Tuesday, May 26. Jewell and her band will be at The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Thursday, May 28, for a CD release show; […]

Mike Justis band plays for next Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer-songwriter Mike Justis has been playing an unusual brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. This week, he’ll be playing for Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Justis will be joined by guitarist Steve McLane and bassist Jim Ivler. Justis’ music, both solo and with The Mike Justis Band, can be […]

Front Country brings fresh take on bluegrass to The Palms

Since forming just four years ago, Front Country has become one of the country’s top young bluegrass bands, earning a reputation for soulful vocals, blazing instrumental arrangements and a knack for writing songs that bridge the traditional and progressive camps of bluegrass. Front Country will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, May 29. When […]

At the Pond: Enjoy a staycation at Wildlife Area

I took a 75-minute stacation last week — door to door. I drove out to the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area. (http://yolobasin.org/directions). There is not much water out there now and it’s kind of the end of spring migration, but it was delightful. There were fewer birds but those foraging seemed very un-skittish. I drove the auto loop and […]

Get Sidetracked at Picnic in the Park

Sidetracked bring eclectic folk music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Davis’ Central Park. Together more than 10 years, the band has been taking its music train on a variety of tracks, all with a “Sidetracked” twist, playing bluegrass, folk, Irish-American, Cajun, country swing, old and new rock-and-roll, […]

Students experience traditional Japanese ‘tiger dance’ and a bit of sumo

Students at North Davis Elementary got a taste of traditional Japanese music, dance and street entertainment on Wednesday, as a cultural exchange group from Aomori performed before a capacity audience in the school’s multipurpose room. Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu. The presentation included a lively “tiger dance” in which […]

‘Like’ this photo to land it on the cover

A photo submitted by the city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department is one of 12 finalists vying for the cover image of the July edition of Parks & Recreation magazine. “We are the only photo to make it from the entire state of California and would love to bring the honor home to our […]

Legal scholar explores British role in Palestine

Can the British government be sued for its actions in preventing the admission of Jews to pre-World War II Palestine? Tony Tanke, a Davis attorney and legal scholar, will explore this topic in his talk on “Jewish Legal Rights in The League of Nations: The British White Paper of 1939 and the Palestine Mandate” at […]

Country music concert helps fund Woodland sports

“American Idol” finalist and country music sensation Casey James will be featured at this year’s Country 4 Coaches concert, along with Steven Lee Olson, Josh Dorr and local talent, The Terry Sheets Band and Branded. The fourth annual show is set for Saturday, May 30, in Rotary Park at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. It […]

Break up with your lawn

* Editor’s note: This story was published originally in March 2014. You hear it on the news. You read it in the papers. Then, there’s that nagging inner voice telling you every time you walk out the front door, “Break up! You’ve got to break up!” But you ignore it all in favor of making […]

Soderquist Award presented to alum, his wife

UC Davis alum Douglas Muhleman and his wife Julianne, residents of Healdsburg, are the recipients of the 2015 Charles J. Soderquist Award from the UC Davis Foundation. The annual award is presented to individuals who demonstrate excellence in philanthropy, volunteerism, leadership and overall commitment to UCD. “We would like to thank the university and the UC […]

Governor proposes record $115.3B budget

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a record $115.3 billion California spending plan that would send billions more to public schools, freeze in-state undergraduate tuition and establish a new state tax credit for the working poor. The spending plan reflects surging revenues that have climbed by $6.7 billion since […]

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