Wednesday, April 23, 2014

School board hopefuls identify ‘most important issues’ facing district

What are the three most important issues facing the Davis school district? The eight applicants seeking appointment to the open seat on the Davis school board offered different answers to that question in their application for the job. Board members will narrow the field from eight applicants to three finalists at their May 1 meeting, […]

4-H members prepare for Spring Show

Check it out What: Yolo County 4-H Spring Show When: Friday through Sunday, May 2-4 Where: Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1325 East St., Woodland Info: A lot goes into raising a pig for market. The right feed is important, and can be expensive. Unexpected veterinary bills can take a toll. And then there is the […]

Food insecurity remains an issue for many county residents

One in six Yolo County residents lacked the resources to put food on the table on a regular basis in 2012, according to new data from Feeding America. About a third of those residents — 10,750 of them — were children, and one-third of those children were ineligible for federal nutrition programs because their family […]

Davis honors ‘green’ citizens

Isao Fujimoto, a lecturer emeritus at UC Davis, above, poses for a photo with former Davis Mayor Ann Evans, after receiving the city of Davis Environmental Recognition Award at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Evans was one of the local residents who nominated Fujimoto. As a lecturer at UCD, Fujimoto mentored and inspired the community and regional […]

Fifth Street work will resume after UCD graduation

City Manager Steve Pinkerton announced at Tuesday’s Davis City Council meeting that the road re-striping for the Fifth Street safety improvements will not take place until after UC Davis commencement ceremonies are complete in mid-June. The announcement was largely greeted with approval by the majority of the City Council, but bicycle advocates like Mont Hubbard […]

Youth sports in focus on radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at John O’Sullivan, who spoke earlier this spring to the Davis Parent University about youth sports, is this week’s guest. He is the founder of the Changing the […]

Rummage sale will benefit preschool

A rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the big play yard at the Davis Community Church Nursery School, along Fourth Street between C and D streets. More than 50 families will contribute children’s clothing, toys and other household items. Proceeds will benefit the preschool. For more information, contact sale co-coordinator Amber Wiltermood at

Concert benefits South Korea exchange

A concert to benefit the Davis High School Cultural Exchange Club is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St. Performers are members of the DHS Young Musicians’ Outreach Club, including club president Rachel Baek, DHS Baroque Ensemble concertmistress Jacqueline Liu and DHS Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Brian […]

Mondavi to screen Branaugh’s ‘Henry V’ on Monday

The Mondavi Center’s Focus on Film series concludes on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. with a screening of actor/director Kenneth Branaugh’s 1989 film version of Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” The screening will be preceded by a talk at 6:30 p.m. by associate professor Elizabeth Constable of the women and gender studies department at UC Davis. […]

Emerson, Da Vinci to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Emerson and Da Vinci junior highs will present six performances of “Once Upon a Mattress,” this weekend and next. This musical version of the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” is adapted for all audiences, and features a sad prince, an overbearing queen and an unconventional princess from the swamplands. Performances will be […]

Winters Plein Air Festival begins Friday

The eighth annual Winters Plein Air Festival will host artists involved in “painting the town” and environs in a weeklong, open-air painting celebration in and around Winters. Beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, artists will be painting scenic downtown Winters, and throughout the following week will take part in painting in the open air, […]

Point of Brew: Risus paschalis and the Craft Brewers Conference

April has been a busy month, what with the Craft Brewers Conference taking up one week and the Easter spring break taking up another. We spent Easter week in Vienna, Va., with my son David and his lovely wife Kristen and family, and we enjoyed that a lot. Their boys — Mac, 9; Teddy, 7; […]