Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bluegrass ensemble John Reischman and The Jaybirds at The Palms on Thursday

John Reischman and The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines instrumental mastery, spot-on vocal harmonies and five talented songwriters and arrangers into vibrant recordings and dynamic performances — will appear at The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, March 5. The members of The Jaybirds — John Reischman (mandolin, vocals), Jim […]

French-Algerian guitarist weaves acoustic spells at The Palms on Friday March 6

Internationally renowned French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan has won awards and accolades on several continents. He will bring his globally informed acoustic sound to The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Friday, March 6. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world […]

California Honeydrops drop in for ‘Down Home’ tour

Be there! Who: The California Honeydrops (a 21-and-over show) When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14; doors open at 8:30 p.m. Where: G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. Tickets: $15, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. Put on your dancing shoes, The California Honeydrops are back in town. For the first time since 2012, the […]

Name Droppers: Dunn graduates from Marine Corps basic training

From the time Blake A. Dunn was in the eighth grade, he knew he wanted to be a Marine, but he had no idea his desire would see him into the Marine Corps. Private First Class Dunn, a 19-year-old native of La Jolla and a Davis High School graduate, has now embarked on a career […]

A new perspective on life

Dear Annie: I was diagnosed with kidney disease as a child and started dialysis at age 11. Because I didn’t think I would live to adulthood, I adopted the philosophy of living each day like it was my last. In 2013, when I saw an ad for the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk, I figured […]

Distant water crisis has lessons for Davis

“You’ve come in the wrong door,” were the first words I heard when I gently turned a knob and poked my head into a meeting. “This is the legislators’ entrance, but OK, come on in.” The meeting I joined late was a hearing of the State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. It […]

Coming face to face with addiction, and making a different choice

So, there I was, one recent random morning, watching the morning news and drinking coffee, psychologically preparing myself to function in the grown-up world, and I realize I’m overwhelmed with gloom. I want to just go back to bed, flip the day into the garbage like a burned roast and call out for pizza. It […]

Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

By Lauran Neergaard, AP medical writer Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It’s a balancing act: Doctors don’t want to unnecessarily […]

Car Care: Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

Special to The Enterprise There is much to love about the nuances of the changing seasons. Through-out the year, it’s important to protect your vehicle from the great outdoors. Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running […]

Wolk to chair Senate wine committee

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has been appointed to chair the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry. The committee will develop policy to sustain and support the health of the industry. “California’s wine industry is a critical contributor to our state’s economy. California’s wine industry is facing many challenges including the effects of climate […]

DHS hosts ‘Blue Spirit‘ open house Thursday

Davis High School will present its “Blue Spirit” open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the campus, 315 W. 14th St. Parents, students and community members are invited to tour the campus, visit classrooms and see students’ work showcased. The Pep Band will perform at 5 p.m. on the Quad Stage, […]

The Davis Art Studio Tour plans preview exhibit

The Davis Art Studio Tour returns to Davis this spring. Sponsored by The Artery, this year’s studio tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12. This is a chance to take a peek into the studios of some of Davis’s best-known artists and get the scoop on emerging […]

‘McFarland USA': A true heart-warmer

‘McFarland USA’ Four stars Starring: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Carlos Pratts, Hector Duran, Morgan Saylor, Danny Mora, Martha Higareda, Sergio Avelar, Ramiro Rodriguez, Johnny Ortiz, Rafael Martinez, Michael Aguero, Elsie Fisher Rating: PG, for mild dramatic intensity   Disney scores with a fact-based slice of California history By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic For crowd-pleasing […]

‘Sweeney Todd’ opens next week

Davis Musical Theatre Company opens Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Sweeney Todd” Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 22. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. The show is recommended for theatergoers 13 and older. Tickets are $18 general, $16 for students and […]