Friday, December 19, 2014

Taylor Morrison unveils new Woodland community next weekend

Local residents are invited to join Taylor Morrison, a Northern California home builder, at the official grand opening of its new Woodland community — Parkview at Spring Lake — on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parkview offers a collection of new home designs featuring front porches, state-of-the-art kitchens and open living […]

Rob White: What is an ‘innovation center’?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about how an “innovation center” might help Davis create new job opportunities for residents while increasing revenue for city services. The concept of an innovation center (or park) would be to provide a location where local tech and research companies might grow and expand and where new […]

Catie Curtis brings folk-rock ‘Flying Dream’ to The Palms on Friday Sept. 19

Catie Curtis, dubbed a “folk-rock goddess” by The New Yorker, will perform at The Palms on Friday, Sept. 19. Her most recent album, “Flying Dream,” came out earlier this year. Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the United States for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. Her credits include touring […]

Tom Rigney and Flambeau with Michael Doucet bring Cajun-based dance music to The Palms

Tom Rigney and Flambeau — with special guest Michael Doucet, legendary frontman fiddler of BeauSoleil — will bring Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, Sept. 20. This rare collaboration promises to bring a special evening full of twin fiddles and duets. Fiery violinist and composer Rigney joins forces with some […]

Wineaux: Back and forth in the high and low debate

On a business trip to the Central Coast, daughter Julian took a sip of a local red that her colleagues had ordered up at the end of the long work day. “It nearly burned my throat,” she reported. Being my daughter, her first impulse was to grab the bottle and check the alcohol content: 17.4 […]

Chamber Music Society launches season with Haydn, Schubert and modern composers on Saturday

The new season by the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento begins on Saturday, with a 7:30 p.m. concert that will span music from the late 1700s through the present day, to be held at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The concert will highlight flutist Mathew Krejci and clarinetist Patricia Shands. Krejci is […]

Classic ‘Hello, Dolly!’ wows at Woodland Opera House

Check it out What: “Hello, Dolly!” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 4; 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 5; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors, $12 children 17 and younger; $15 adult balcony, $7 children balcony Info: Visit www.woodland Well, […]

Davis students prepare dishes for Empty Bowls fundraiser

This fall, Holmes Junior High School students committed themselves to preparing 100 bowls to help raise money for the hungry and the homeless. Students in Deanna Leveque’s ninth-grade ceramics and sculpture class are making the bowls for the Fourth and Hope Foundation’s seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Students have learned slab construction over the past […]

Nugget Markets’ cheese specialists achieve certified professional status

Nugget Markets, a family-owned and -operated local grocer since 1926, announces that specialty cheese executive buyer Rebekah Baker and cheese specialists Jeremy Patin (at the Covell Boulevard store in Davis) and Reed Pattison (at the El Dorado Hills store) are Certified Cheese Professionals. Baker, Patin and Pattison are part of an elite group of 153 individuals […]

‘The Drop': A masterpiece of tension

“The Drop” Five stars Rating: R, for profanity and strong violence Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Michael Aronov Slowly percolating crime thriller fires on all cylinders By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Getting close to two decades ago, Alec Baldwin starred in an adaptation of “Heaven’s Prisoners,” second in […]

Talks continue for proposed Old Soul site

Although negotiations have slowed, there’s life left in this Old Soul. That’s the word from the commercial real estate brokers helping land a lease for the former Little Prague site at 330 G St. “The parties have bargained in good faith and are continuing to do so,” said Jim Gray of Cassidy Turley Commercial Real […]

Qigong classes available for heart health

Autumn-session qigong classes begin Monday, Sept. 22, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Beginning and experienced students are welcome to the classes, sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital. “Qigong for a Healthy Heart,” from 5 to 6 p.m., features a form designed by a Chinese grandmaster specifically for the heart. The class also […]

Sacred Harp singers will gather

The Davis Area Sacred Harp group, which sings uniquely American traditional songs and anthems, is gathering in a larger space at 345 L St. at Fourth Street. The group meets the fourth Friday of every month, from 7 to 9 p.m., and welcomes all singers, beginning and experienced. They sing from a book called “The […]

Diane Patterson brings ‘folkadelic’ music to Davis

Former UC Davis student Diane Patterson is returning for an all-ages house concert on Friday, Sept. 12. Diane Patterson & Spirit Radio, a “folkadelic” band, is led by Patterson on vocals, guitar and ukulele, and backed by Ajeet Campbell on bass guitar, Bobi Lori on drums and Al Torre on lead guitar. The show begins […]