Thursday, July 24, 2014

Groundwater expert will speak in Woodland

“Groundwater: Past, Present and Future” will be the topic of Carl Hauge’s free talk at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in Woodland. Hauge’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Northern California Water Association, the Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Farm Bureau. The WRA and […]

‘Third Person’: Provocative points of view

“Third Person” 3.5 stars Starring: Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Moran Atias, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello, Loan Chabanol Rating: R, for profanity, nudity and sensuality Engaging characters populate deftly linked narratives By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Writer/director Paul Haggis’ film is too long, too self-indulgent and often too precious. […]

Bonanza King to play in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues with a free outdoor performance by Bonanza King from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center in Winters. This is a change from the previous-announced lineup. EGG was originally […]

No more fish in the sea?

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of a wonderful 5-year-old son and am expecting another baby in the winter. My son’s father cheated and lied and then left me for another woman. He briefly came back, and I thought he meant to stay, but it was only a one-night stand. I became pregnant, and […]

Don’t like the look of this storm

“You haven’t written about my illness,” my husband says. “That means it’s really affecting you.” He’s right. My silence in this column does mean his illness feels scary, as any heart ailment would. His illness is also complex and confusing. My heart is as troubled as his. Which leads me to an observation: getting older […]

And the rockets’ red glare lights up Winters once more

Enough’s enough. Now, I like the Winters Swim Team and Little League just as much as the next person. My kids participated on both. I was even a Little League coach for years. But this fireworks booth stuff? It needs to end. Either that, or Winters needs some groundbreaking city ordinances regarding “safe and sane […]

The Hucklebucks bring the blues to the Park

The Hucklebucks — Robert Sidwell, guitar; Doug Crumpacker, guitar and vocals; Ty Smith, drums; Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals; and Jim Monroe, piano and vocals — bring their crowd-pleasing blues, influenced by New Orleans, Chicago and West Coast blues, to Picnic in the Park from 5 p.m. to dark on Wednesday, July 16. The market […]

Ribbon-cutting for Davis Shakespeare Festival’s new home

The Davis Shakespeare Festival and the Davis Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Shakespeare Festival’s move to the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The ceremony will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. No RSVP is required. Chamber member attendees will receive complimentary drinks and […]

Fact or fiction on the Net?

Chelle Cordero It’s been said that sometimes a little knowledge is dangerous. It is easy to look up health care information online, but is self-diagnosis using the information you find the healthy thing to do? Internet sites that offer “a healthy dose of FREE medical info” also can cause a lot of anxiety and “cyberchondria” […]

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: A parable for our era

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” 3.5 stars Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kirk Acevedo, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Nick Thurston Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi violence and action, and brief profanity Thoughtful sci-fi series delivers another engaging chapter By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Given the long list of […]

‘Mary Poppins’ is one for all ages

Check it out What: “Mary Poppins” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $35-$80 Info: The Music Circus’s first-ever production of “Mary Poppins” is nothing short of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. In his introduction to […]

YoloArts awarded Creative California Communities grant

The California Arts Council announced YoloArts as a recipient of a Creative California Communities grant of $45,000. The grant is for a project called “Artful Plate” — an initiative that will expand YoloArts’ Art & Ag Project. “It is an honor to be awarded this grant to further explore the role of the arts in economic […]