Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thanks for your kindnesses

I’ve had occasion to be grateful for the kindness of strangers many times over the past weeks, and I’d like to offer up my thanks publicly. My dad has been dealing with a health crisis, and recently took two falls within 15 minutes of each other. The first occurred in the parking lot of Grocery […]

Questions, questions, questions

Regarding the proposed Innovation Center: UC Davis is also in the planning stages to do something similar with the Nishi property and surrounding properties. Is this too much too soon? Will one kill the other? Is there enough innovation business and enterprise to support two similar projects? Is any coordination between UCD and the city […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

Ross Douthat: Democrat, Republican patterns are changing

When Barack Obama won the White House in 2008, he did so in an unusual way for a Democrat: as the candidate of the rich. He raised more in large-dollar donations than any of his rivals and raked in more cash from Wall Street than John McCain. In November, he won the upper class’ votes: […]

Pogledich named Yolo County counsel

Yolo County supervisors this week decided to stay in-house for their top legal advisor, naming current Senior Deputy County Counsel Philip Pogledich to replace outgoing County Counsel Robyn Drivon after a lengthy search process. Pogledich, who has served as senior deputy county counsel since 2007, will take over as county counsel in August. The decision […]

Fay Evans: 100 years young

On Feb. 24, 1914, Fay Evans was born in Chicago. Four months later, Europe — and later the world — was thrown into chaos by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and the advent of a worldwide war. And this year World War I and Fay — who now sports the last name of Libet — are celebrating […]

Author, author! Fowler up for Man Booker prize; Clark’s book ‘bumped’ by Colbert

For the first time in the Man Booker Prize’s 45 years, American writers are eligible to win the literary award. And Davis native Karen Joy Fowler has been long-listed for the prestigious British honor for her novel, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.” Fowler won the PEN/Faulkner prize for fiction earlier this year for her […]

Local therapists bring ‘Daring Greatly’ movement to Davis

There amid the 100 books that book editors believe should be read in a lifetime, among the Orwell and Hawking, the Dickens and Dahl, is a small tome called “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead,” by Brené Brown. The book takes its title […]

Truth and authenticity 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 Authenticity and truth. Those are two powerful words. Do you stand in your truth? Are you living authentically in your life? Kelly McNelis Senegor is the […]

Landscape exhibition returns to Davis

The John Natsoulas Gallery will host the 13th annual California Landscape Exhibition from Wednesday, July 30, to Saturday, Sept. 20. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the gallery, 521 First St. From the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, California has an abundance of natural beauty […]

Hear live music at Monticello

Ricardo Rosales will play classical bassoon from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout August at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. His musical stylings will be paired with wine tasting from Enterprise Wineaux columnist Susan Leonardi. Fridays feature Bob Wren (violin and octave mandolin) playing World music, Klezmer, jazz, Django Reinhardt, folk and Baroque […]

Point of Brew: Europeans thirst for American craft beers

Travel in foreign parts is not just about the scenery or historic places or architecture or museums full of amazing things; it’s also about eating and drinking. This last item comes with risks and benefits. On a trip from which we have just returned, and from which we have suffered, for some reason, the worst […]

New KDRT show features touring musicians

“Live in the Loam” is a new show on KDRT community radio designed to highlight musicians as they travel through town. Show host and KDRT Music Director Doug Kelly is excited about the opportunity to share more live music with the community, and to provide a forum for the musicians who are part of the […]