Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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 […]

Maybe David can beat Goliath again

Learn more What: People’s Climate Action Day featuring speakers at noon, music, electric cars and bicycles, action tables and two climate film screenings at Davis Community Church When: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 Where: Central Park Pavilion, Fourth and C streets Info: I confess I love the climate action days that organizes each year. I […]

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones': Well-executed noir

Much-admired thriller series makes an absorbing leap to cinema ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Four stars Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Brian “Astro” Bradley, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Rating: R, for strong violence, disturbing images, profanity and fleeting nudity Veteran novelist Lawrence Block’s Matt Scudder hasn’t been seen on […]

‘Shrek, The Musical’ shines at DMTC

Check it out What: “Shrek, The Musical” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive When: 8:15 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; 2:15 p.m., Sundays through Sunday, Oct. 5 Tickets: $18; $16 for students and seniors Info: Visit The Davis Musical Theater Company has opened a lively, splashy, thoroughly enjoyable production of “Shrek, The […]

Irish fiddlers come to Davis house show

Two masters of Irish fiddling are coming to play a house show in Davis on Sunday, Sept. 28. Kevin Burke and John Carty will perform at Bill Wagner’s house, with music starting at 7 p.m. A donation of $20 is suggested, with all donations going directly to the performers. Burke has spent the last four […]

‘Tribes': Communication, or the lack of it, focus of powerful play

What does it mean to “hear”? Can you hear if you are deaf, by understanding the world around you through lip-reading or sign language? Can you be deaf to those loudly speaking around you, though your hearing is just fine? Can you hear with your eyes, reading what others are signing? These are some of […]

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies play at Picnic in the Park

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies bring their bluegrass music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Music starts at 5 and ends at 7:30 p.m. This solid four-piece Northern California-based rockabilly band — Matt Dudman, electric guitar and vocals; Mark Eagleton, doghouse bass; Jenny Lynn, […]

Garden doctor: Our trees are getting thirsty

Workshops At Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets: * Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:30-10:45 a.m.: “Winter in the Year-Round Garden” with Master Gardener Peg Smith * Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon: “Irrigation from A to Z: Save Water — Save Dollars!” with Master Gardeners Arlen Feldman and Peg Smith and “Preserving Trees through the Drought” presented by Tree Davis […]

Two-day birding trip set on Monterey Peninsula

Terry Colborn of Davis will lead a weekend birding trip to the Monterey Bay area, Oct. 11-12, for the Marin and Yolo Audubon Society chapters. This annual two-day trip will feature a pelagic trip on Saturday with Monterey Seabirding ( and land birding on Sunday. Monterey Seabirding uses a local skipper with more than 30 years’ experience. […]

Renegade Rendezvous Bike Show comes to Dixon

The ninth annual Renegade Rendezvous Bike Show & Tattoo Expo comes to the Dixon May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Special guests include Corey Miller, renowned tattoo artist featured on “L.A. Ink,” and Moonshine Bandits, a country and hip-hop group. Other attractions include stunt shows and […]

Enjoy a walk through Winters on Saturday

All are invited to join the Davis Dynamos Walking Club for a 5K or 10K walk around Winters on Saturday, Sept. 13. Participants should register at the gazebo in Rotary Park, on Railroad Avenue in downtown Winters, anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. The route passes many historic homes and buildings in residential areas and […]

Cache Creek Preserve open house set for teachers

Cache Creek Conservancy invites teachers and other youth group leaders to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, to learn more about the conservancy’s outdoor education program. As the school year starts, now is the ideal time to plan a field trip to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve for a day of learning […]

Nominations sought for Democracy Works Award

The League of Women Voters of Woodland is seeking nominations for its annual Democracy Works Award for 2014. Since 2006, this award has been given annually to honor an individual or organization who promotes the spirit of democracy in Woodland. The group seeks nominees who, by their positive actions, have furthered the democratic process in tangible ways, thus […]

Boy Scouts raise funds at rummage sale

Are you looking for some good buys, shopping for back-to-school items or do you just want to support your local community? Come to Boy Scout Troop 466’s rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. All proceeds will go to support the Scouts’ camping trips and other outings.