Sunday, August 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: president@whitehouse.gov 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 Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

City panel working to tighten scrutiny of taxpayer dollars

By Jeff Miller and Dan Carson Last February, Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning mused on the city’s serious fiscal problems and controversies, and suggested a solution. “Maybe it’s time to convene a citizen-based Budget Advisory Commission to turn over every rock looking for spare change that could get us out of this mess,” he opined […]

Try round-robin storytelling at crafts fair

By Sally Parker What do Japanese court poets, Girl Scouts and partying fraternity members have in common? It’s a social event, suitable for all ages, and best done around a crackling fire. Japanese court poets did it with cups of heated sake. Think of one of the most powerful but underused weapons against writer’s block. […]

Outdoor art classes to close out summer

Two outdoor art classes will help close out summer in Davis. Joanne Andresen will host classes on drawing and painting on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3-4, and Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10-11, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $15 per class for drawing and $20 per class for painting, with a savings of $5 […]

Point of Brew: Police officers and wisdom from tasting home brew

From time to time, enthusiastic home brewers ask me to taste their beers. I am always reluctant to engage in this exercise because their home brew was not made for my palate and so my opinion is of no consequence. Furthermore, I have expectations and experiences and make assumptions that are quite different from the […]

Ethereal dream pop to illuminate Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

When John and Bridgette Seasons were drawing Tarot cards to divine the nature of their upcoming tour, they pulled the six of pentacles — a sign that when you have something extra to give, you should. “It’s kind of about being generous and taking what you have and putting as much of it out there […]

Woodland Opera House auditioning for ‘A Christmas Carol, the Musical’

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, for roles in “A Christmas Carol, the Musical.” Auditions will take place at the WOH studio, 415 Fourth St. in downtown Woodland. Please come with a prepared song and the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Dress to dance and move. Actors […]

‘If I Stay’: Existential angst

“If I Stay” 3.5 stars Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Stacy Keach, Jakob Davies Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and sexual candor Beloved young-adult novel makes an honorable jump to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic We certainly can’t imagine what it would be like, […]

Timnatal Music’s next show highlights Middle East compositions

TimnaTal Music is preparing for its next show, which will see the Faisal Zedan Trio bringing their brand of Arabic music to Davis. The program will consist of compositions of Egyptian, Tunisian and Syrian composers, according to a news release. The performers are Faisal Zedan, percussion and direction; Gary Hegedus, oud and fretted instruments; and […]

Winters Theatre Company puts out casting call for next show

The Winters Theatre Company soon will hold auditions for its upcoming production, “Night of the Anemic Vampire.” The comedic melodrama requires six men and four women, and auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, and Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Winters Community Theatre, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. The plot revolves around the […]

Well-known artist will be juror for exhibition

Gregory Kondos, a landscape painter, will be the juror for the upcoming “Art Farm” exhibition, YoloArts announced Thursday. YoloArts will accept submissions for the exhibition through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. The exhibition will open Friday, Oct. 3, at Gallery 625 at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. According to a YoloArts new […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: president@whitehouse.gov 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 Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

Maureen Dowd: Alone again, naturally

WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political […]

Our biology is our history

By Mark Rollins There are certainly many lessons to learn from history if you choose to pay attention. Historians and archaeologists are always around to teach us lessons from history and point out how we are repeating the same mistakes of the past, whether it is spreading diseases, starting wars, destabilizing governments, exploiting people or […]