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Victor Krummenacher will play concert in Davis

Sponsored by Armadillo Music, Bill Wagman and KDRT, Victor Krummenacher will be performing in Davis on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at Davis Media Access, 1623 Fifth St. Tickets are $20, available at Armadillo Music. Victor Krummenacher, co-founder of Camper Van Beethoven, recently released his latest solo album, “It’s hard to see trouble coming.” […]

‘Rogue Nation': Solid Cruise control

‘Rogue Nation’ 3.5 stars Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Jens Hultén Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and action violence   Newest ‘Mission’ action saga should keep fans happy While not quite the exhilarating thrill ride of 2011’s “Ghost Protocol,” which so spectacularly revived […]

Davis Media Access: Catching up, branching out in summertime

It’s late July, and on this particular day, the peasants pushed past the guards to commandeer my office. I’d be more alarmed, but the peasants are all short, about 10 years old, and remarkably good-natured. Welcome to the last of four summer youth camps at Davis Media Access. As far as I can tell, their […]

Kids can learn outdoor safety tips

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventure program will host an outdoor safety event for youths at Conaway Ranch in Woodland. Participants will play games and learn what to do if they’re lost outdoors. Kaye Hall, author of “Stop and Stay Put: A Guide to Safer Adventures Outdoors,” will demonstrate how she […]

Blue Devils celebrate 50 years

Members of the Davis High School Class of 1965 gather under a tribute to their 50th reunion on the marquee at the Varsity Theatre last weekend as part of their three-day celebration. The festivities began with an informal gathering Friday evening at The Graduate. On Saturday, many classmates toured downtown to visit old haunts like the Varsity, […]

Drought, climate change fuel high-elevation California fires

Wildfires in California’s fabled Sierra Nevada mountain range are increasingly burning high-elevation forests, which historically have seldom burned, reports a team of researchers led by the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis. The phenomenon — likely driven by climate change, forest-management practices and other factors — may influence the rate at which […]

Does he really want to come back?

Dear Annie: Last year, my husband told me that he was having an affair. I was shocked. All I knew was that he had been drinking excessively and I was concerned. He told me that the Other Woman “gets him” and that he is in love with her. She makes him feel young again. He […]

Are we there yet? Davis culture shock, in a good way

The Carpentier family, our friends from France, flew home Monday night after a fun-filled two-week stay with us. We all had a wonderful time together, and they would say it’s the best vacation they’ve ever had. Much of why they enjoyed themselves is that they were in awe of Davis … the bike trails, the […]

Study: Early clue to reading woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it’s noisy. Scientists are looking for ways to tell, as young as possible, when children are at risk for later learning difficulties so they […]

‘Paper Towns': Things aren’t as they seem

‘Paper Towns’ Four stars Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage and Jaz Sinclair Rating: PG-13, for mild profanity, partial nudity and teen sexuality John Green’s young adult novel makes a smooth transition to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic “Paper Towns” comes from the pen of best-selling […]

Hear Crow’s Nest at Village Homes concert

Crow’s Nest, an acoustic folk duo from Davis, is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, July 27, in Davis. Crow’s Nest is Kat Austin (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki) and Matthew Harral (vocals, guitar). Their music is textured with tasty vocal harmonies and unique arrangements of lesser-known cover songs from artists […]

Yolo Community Band plays closing summer concert Tuesday

The Yolo Community Band plays its closing Summer Concert on Tuesday, July 28, in Freeman Park, at 1001 Main St. in Woodland. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to bring folding chairs and blankets. Bobby Rogers, conductor and music director for Pioneer High School, said this concert will bring a […]

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