Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

Point of Brew: Big brewers have good reasons for going rogue

In days gone by, the marketplace for beer was monolithic and the beer made for that market was monotonous. Rather few, very large, national producers owned the market and all produced one kind of beer. Our national producers now are only two, Miller-Coors and Anheuser-Busch InBev, but in the meantime a feisty, irreverent, vigorous, innovative, […]

Joaquin Feliciano set to play at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

Joaquin Feliciano is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, Sept. 22. Feliciano’s performances burst with energy, humor, emotion and wisdom. Augmented by his engaging storytelling, his original and cover songs include early and contemporary folk and cowboy music that speak about the sorrow, joy, pain, absurdity and learning that accompany […]

Anais Mitchell to play Third Space

Anais Mitchell returns to Davis after playing a sold-out Veterans’ Memorial Theater show earlier this year. This time, the new mother will be playing a set of songs from her upcoming record “XOA,” as well as songs from her critically acclaimed album “Child Ballads.” The concert is Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. at Third Space, […]

Stories on Stage presents authors Yiyun Li and Lois Ann Abraham

The Stories On Stage Davis 2014-15 season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 13, with readings from “Kinder Than Solitude,” a new novel by Yiyun Li, and “Circus Girl and Other Stories,” a collection by Lois Ann Abraham. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The suggested donation […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1302 Chestnut Ln.     $425,000 2417 Sparrow Ct.     510,000 521 Waxwing Pl.     789,500 225 Guaymas Pl.     824,000 Davis (95618) 3169 Newport Ter.     $286,000 3164 Newport Ter.     359,000 2015 Klee Pl.     685,000 3722 Washoe St.     860,000 Woodland (95695) 17990 Ruddy St.    […]

Young artist gathers peers for benefit exhibition

How do you use your abilities to help others? That’s a question that senior artist Wenhui Sophia Lu asked herself at an uncommonly young age. Lu, however, has found an answer. “When I was younger I just used art to paint the image in my head,” Lu said. “But now I want to influence, to […]

Five Three Oh! featured at Davis winery

Five Three Oh!, a Davis-based acoustic trio, will perform at Sundstrom Hill Winery for this week’s Wine’d Down Thursday. The group features Chris Pilon on guitar and vocals, Michael Ann Pedone also on guitar and vocals, and Eileen Jaffe, vocals and kazoo. From folk to blues to original tunes, their wide-ranging mix of music is […]

Woodland Opera House presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The Woodland Opera House will present the classic Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!” opening Friday, Sept. 12, and running Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 5. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The show is underwritten by Tom and Meg Stallard. Winner […]

Nine Davis artists chosen to show in KVIE Art Auction

Nine Davis artists will have their work shown and auctioned in KVIE’s Art Auction in mid-September. One of the pieces, submitted by Cindy Wilson, received a juror award, according to a news release. The nine pieces accepted into the auction are: * Marieke deWaard’s “Pomegranate,” airing Sunday, Sept. 21, at approximately 6 p.m.; * Marie […]

Heartfelt thanks to Gretchen Peralta

Members of the board, the staff and the boys at Progress Ranch Residential Home for Boys wish to acknowledge Gretchen Peralta for her many contributions while serving on our board of directors since 2007. We are sorry to see her go, but we rest assured knowing that her service to our community will continue. Thank […]