Thursday, November 27, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Local business branching out after acquisition

Vitalea Science, a Davis company that’s now owned by Germany-based Eckert & Ziegler, is in the process of increasing its services and is considering expansion. The technology-driven business, which has a laboratory at 2121 Second St., has provided bio-analytical measurements for drug development and biological research since 2003. Stephen Dueker, the company’s chief scientific officer […]

I hope my No. 1 Fan can read this from the great beyond — and smile

I’m going to tell you about my friend, Shirley Marks, one of our local characters. She passed away unexpectedly one random morning last week. Sure, she was in her 80s, and was looking a bit worn and thin lately, but don’t be fooled — she was still a firecracker. Truly, I didn’t see this coming. […]

Field to fork: From bracero to granddad of the market

A great many people walk on by, but there are those who stop. It’s a small stall, as vendor space goes at the Davis Farmers Market. It’s fundamental, easily passed, as it doesn’t sport the eye-catching retail design displayed by some of the other vendors. Small baskets, boxes, piles. Whatever’s fresh that week is on […]

You’ve got mail, at least for a little while

It’s time to start thinking outside the mailbox. The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it has a $6 billion deficit, and that’s on the heels of last year’s $16 billion deficit. Apparently the extra pennies we’re paying for stamps aren’t closing the gap. The problem isn’t merely the cost of maintaining and staffing post […]

‘Prisoners': We cannot escape our nature

“Prisoners” 4 stars Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Dylan Minnette, Len Cariou Rating: R, for profanity, torture and disturbing violent content Riveting performances highlight cleverly crafted crime drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Revenge thrillers have become a violent — often tawdry — Hollywood […]

Art is everywhere!

Anthony Padilla paints a mural earlier this month on a large wall in the Pence Gallery’s courtyard, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. It is the first mural commissioned by the Pence Gallery. Murals have been added to many Davis buildings by a team of artists. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

At a glance

Who: Pam Marrone, Ph.D., CEO and founder, in 2006, of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company that discovers and develops effective and environmentally responsible natural products for pest, weed and plant disease management Products: MBI’s award-winning Regalia biofungicide is rapidly growing in fruit, nut and vegetable markets; its Zequanox targets invasive zebra and quagga mussels; and […]

Get involved with Cool Davis

What: Cool Davis Festival, featuring interactive exhibits, entertainment and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Getting there: Ride your bike, walk or take the bus; Unitrans is offering free rides all day Info: www.cooldavis.org

Beginning synchronized swim class set

The Davis AquaStarz synchronized swim team still has openings in its upcoming beginning synchronized swim class. The class is open to all swimmers ages 6 to 18 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least one lap of freestyle. The class will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and […]

Cashore Marionettes bring music-themed family show to Mondavi

The Cashore Marionettes return to the Mondavi Center on March 15-17 with a family-oriented program titled “Simple Gifts,” a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion and artistic insight, the […]

In their own words: Family, friends reflect on sentencing

Excerpts of victim impact statements from Friday’s sentencing hearing for Richard Hirschfield: “I see Sabrina all around me, in all that is good, in her beautiful smile, her laugh, her devotion to others, but mostly her compassion.” — Terese Atallah, Sabrina’s sister, in a letter read by her husband Carlos Atallah “My family and I […]

‘Promised Land': Rock-solid advocacy cinema

“Promised Land” Four stars Starring: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Titus Welliver, Lucas Black Rating: R, for profanity Matt Damon hasn’t written many scripts since 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” his Academy Award-winning debut effort with Ben Affleck. His prudence is understandable; where does one go, from up? No doubt Damon […]

Acme’s historical ‘Radium Girls’ has message for today

Check it out What: “Radium Girls” Where: Pamela Trokanski Performing Arts Center, 2720 Del Rio Place When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students; save $2 online at brownpapertickets.com Info: Acmetheatre.net I am continually amazed that Acme Theatre Company, whose young members spend a maximum of three, […]

Anarchic Scottish troupe to present Festival Fringe hit in Studio Theatre

The National Theatre of Scotland comes to the Mondavi Center this month for a five-day run of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on as the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre transforms into a rural Scottish pub for a “locked-in” show (i.e., you’re not supposed to leave until it’s over) titled “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.” One […]