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Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111 (comments), 202-456-1414 (switchboard); fax: 202-456-2461; email: visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/policycomments.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me House of Representatives Rep. John […]

Ad blitz heats up climate change fight

By Laurel Rosenhall CALmatters The oil industry helped Democrat Jim Cooper win his first election to the Legislature last year. Now it’s seeking his help fighting Democratic leaders in the state Capitol. Cooper is one of a handful of potential swing votes the oil industry is targeting as it tries to kill a controversial proposal […]

As people stream into downtown, garbage piles up

City workers empty downtown trash cans once every day and still the garbage cans overflow. The city can’t afford to empty the cans more than once per day. Even if it could, it might not solve the problem, with downtown seeing a surge in visitors due to a stronger economy and enrollment growth at UC Davis. So […]

Wineaux: Do people really drink wine in the tub?

I took a (long, hot) tour of The Cannery, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt — and a baseball cap, a pen, sunglasses, a bike light, bottled water, cookies, a Popsicle, lemonade and grapes. I’m sure I must have missed something. Aside from the Popsicle (local Fat Face — good choice, folks) and […]

DMTC to present ‘Seussical, the Musical’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening show of its 31st anniversary season with “Seussical, the Musical.” Based on the wild, wacky world of children’s author Dr. Seuss, this Broadway musical is fun for the entire family. Come join the mischievous Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 in this fantastical, magical, musical […]

Gala honors Winters Theatre Company’s long history on stage

The year was 1980 and “Evita” and “Children of a Lesser God” took home the Tony Awards for the best musical and play, respectively. Meanwhile, in the bucolic town of Winters, a talented woman from Massachusetts with an undergraduate degree in drama embarked on a mission to find a local community theater group. “I had […]

Golden Bough celebrates 35 years with Palms performance

You might remember 1980 as the year the United States boycotted the Summer Olympics in Moscow — then went on to beat the Russian hockey team to win the gold medal in the Winter Olympics, CNN was launched, Ronald Reagan was elected president and Post-It Notes were introduced. Or you might remember 1980 as the year […]

Rehearsals start for the Davis Chorale

The Davis Chorale begins rehearsing for the fall semester on Monday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The first concerts are on Dec. 12 at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School — one short program for families at 3 p.m. and one full-length performance at […]

Garamendi seeks to limit private drones

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, the former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department and a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has introduced legislation that would restrict private drones within 2 miles of a wildfire or airport. The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in […]

DMTC’s Young Performers’ Theatre announces auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre plans auditions for its upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol,” a musical by Alan Menken (“Beauty & the Beast,” “Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” etc). Jan Isaacson will direct this nostalgic re-telling of the classic Dickens tale of Scrooge finding the joy in his heart during the Christmas season. The […]

‘Mistress America': Lunatics in charge

‘Mistress America’ 2.5 stars Starring: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Matthew Shear, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Heather Lind and Michael Chernus Rating: R, for profanity Chaotic ensemble piece wanders in too many directions By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Noah Baumbach’s films are like Off-Broadway plays. The settings are stage-y, the atmosphere mannered and theatrical; all conversations are […]

Organist will give farewell recital on Sunday

Local organist Alan Montgomery — who will shortly depart for London, where he will pursue studies at the venerable Royal College of Music (chartered in 1882) — will give a farewell recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. All are welcome, and donations will be accepted. Montgomery […]

Concert will jazz up the Woodland Opera House

Beyond Standard Jazz will be in concert at the Woodland Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Beyond Standard Jazz is directed by internationally celebrated bassist Jeff Chambers, who plays both acoustic and electric bass in a variety of musical styles including bebop, funk, Latin, blues, reggae and fusion. He has toured the world, and […]

Horse Feathers headlines October show

Check it out Who: Horse Feathers and River Whyless When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $15, available at davislivemusic.com or Armadillo Music, 207 F St. The Davis Live Music Collective will present Horse Feathers, with special guests River Whyless, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Veterans’ […]

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