Sunday, April 20, 2014

Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed U.S. earnings

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region’s exchanges closed for Good Friday. Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 14,504.47. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.4 percent to 2,090.4 after data this week showed […]

Yolo Federal Credit Union gets WISH funds

First-time home buyers in Yolo County may apply for federal WISH grant funds from Yolo Federal Credit Union, the institution announced this week. The funds are granted by the Federal Home Loan Bank for disbursement to eligible home buyers in Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento. Those eligible may apply for up to $15,000 in […]

PG&E pays taxes, fees to county, cities

PG&E paid $1.67 million in property tax to Yolo County plus franchise fees of $2.27 million to the county and its four cities, the utility reported. “We have the privilege of serving more than 15 million Californians,” said Kent Harvey, PG&E senior vice president and chief financial officer, in a news release. “With that privilege […]

Will Davis get an Old Soul?

Old Soul Co., an artisan coffee and baking café with four locations in Sacramento, is looking to brew something up in Davis, sources confirm. Tim Jordan, a coffee expert who co-owns the business with craft baker Jason Griest, told me he’d provide more details next week. The Old Soul cafés in Sacramento include The Alley […]

Red Union Blue inks record deal

Teacher by day, rocker by night, Chris Lee is following his dream with Red Union Blue. The Davis High School teacher started the local rock/pop/country band two years ago, and now has signed a record deal. Want to hear their music? Red Union Blue will play a free, local show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May […]

Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Possibilities,” the imaginative exhibition of Craft Center veteran Paul Ulbrich. The opening reception — with Ulbrich in attendance to answer questions — will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the gallery. The exhibit is open now and runs through May 2. The exhibit will […]

RootStock to host wine themed plein aire exhibit

The public is invited to come out and enjoy vineyard and wine themed art and to celebrate the bountiful season of spring from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. RootStock will be hosting a group exhibition featuring plein aire paintings focused on vineyards in the Yolo County […]

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for ‘Grease’

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for “Grease” at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and 26. Auditions will be held at the Woodland Opera House Dance Studio, 415 Fourth St. A callback is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, as needed. Actors age 15 and older may audition. Come to auditions with a prepared song […]

‘Old West’ opera to be screened at I-House

A taped performance of “La Fanciulla Del West,” from the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Leonard Slatkin in 1992, will be screened Friday, April 18, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and […]

Pediatricians, nurse practitioner hired at Woodland Healthcare

Dr. Ashley Sens and Dr. Mathew L. Fruzza and Dr. Ashley Sens have joined Woodland Healthcare as pediatricians, and Vi Dam-Pearson has been hired as a nurse practitioner. Sens received her medical degree from the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. She completed her pediatrics internship and residency at Dartmouth Medical School […]

Madrigals, choir present NYC tour repertoire

The community is invited to a free concert by the Davis High School Madrigal Singers and the Advanced Treble Choir performing the repertoire from their recent musical tour in New York City. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The two […]

Spring Finale concert set for April 27

The Capitol Chamber Players will perform the Spring Finale concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. The concert will feature baritone James Gentry and a string quartet performing three songs: “Last Letter Home” by Lee Hoiby, “Dover Beach” by Samuel Barber and “None but the Lonely […]

Catch the Road Crew at Picnic in the Park

Road Crew will bring its eclectic mix of folk, oldies rock, country, blues, calypso and Tex-Mex music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, April 16, from 5 p.m. to dark. The festivities are in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The band consists of Wendy Silk (vocals, accordion and keyboards), Ron Goldberg (vocals, guitar, mandolin […]