Tuesday, September 2, 2014

‘The November Man’: Who can be trusted?

“The November Man” 3.5 stars Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Amila Terzimehic, Lazar Ristovski, Eliza Taylor, Will Patton, Caterina Scorsone Rating: R, for violence, rape, profanity, sexuality and brief drug use Pierce Brosnan brings world-weary panache to this twisty espionage drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic I always enjoy a […]

B Street’s ‘The Ladies Foursome’ is aces

“The Ladies Foursome” Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: Through Oct. 5; 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $23-$35 Info: Call 916-443-5300, visit bstreettheatre.org Everyone has secrets. That seems to be the takeaway message from the very […]

Stroll Through History highlights Beamer Park

Homes in Woodland’s Beamer Park neighborhood, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will be featured at the 26th annual Stroll Through History on Saturday, Sept. 6. The popular community event features free docent-led walking and ticketed tours throughout Woodland’s historic neighborhoods, and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club. Activities start at 8:30 […]

All are welcome at monthly sing-along

The Davis Senior Center hosts a monthly sing-along on the first Wednesday from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. at the center, 646 A St. Participation is free. Pianist Sharon Cuthbertson will play songs from the 1960s and ’70s as well as some classics and show tunes from years past. Come join the fun!  

Wolk’s infrastructure bill clears state Senate

The California Senate voted Monday to provide local governments with a tool to finance clean-water projects and other desperately needed infrastructure in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities. The bill passed on a 22-13 vote and now moves to Gov. Jerry Brown for his consideration. “SB 614 helps ensure that local planning responds to the unmet needs of California’s […]

Hosts sought to befriend international visitors

International House, Davis, is looking for volunteer local hosts for its Friendship Program, which will match participants with an individual, couple or family from another country. It is recommended that the host and the visitors get together once or twice a month for friendship and cultural exchange — meeting for coffee and conversation, including them in […]

Gagnon Landscapes honored for safety on the job

Andy Gagnon Landscapes Inc. has received an Overall Safety Achievement Award from the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The award, part of PLANET’S annual Safety Recognition Awards Program, honors companies with thorough, high-performing safety programs that create and maintain safe work environments in the green industry. It is designed to reward green industry companies that consistently […]

Yogurtland deserts its Davis dessert shop

Yogurtland in The Marketplace closed on Friday, Aug. 15, and never reopened. Customers who arrived the next day saw covered windows and a removed sign. A spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday that it closed. “Please note, it was not an easy decision, at all, to close this location in Davis,” Barbara Caruso said. “We have wonderful […]

$200K given to UCD researchers to help bring ideas to market

By AJ Cheline Four UC Davis researchers have been given $50,000 each in the first year of a competitive grant program that helps convert university research technologies into commercial applications. The UCD Science Translation and Innovative Research Grant program provides university funding and support for innovative research, allowing selected researchers to generate early proof-of-concept models to […]

Davis Legal Center celebrates first anniversary

The Davis Legal Center celebrated its one-year anniversary in July. Its attorney and founder, Emil Dixon, opened the office in West Davis to provide immigration and landlord-tenant services to residents in the surrounding communities. The center has hosted free seminars for community members as well as one at International House, Davis, designed to help immigrants […]

Edward Jones among best places to work in IT

Edward Jones was named to IDG’s Computerworld 2014 Best Places to Work in IT ranking, which recognizes the 100 top organizations that challenge their information technology staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. There are five Edward Jones financial advisers in Davis: Michael Clark, Manny Provedor, Carolyn Stiver, Nicole Davis and Matt Uno In 2014, Edward Jones […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2128 Bueno Dr. 7     $230,000 2145 Bella Casa St.     317,000 1101 Arthur St.     380,000 716 Bianco Ct.     440,500 1121 Auburn Dr.     470,000 618 Villanova Dr.     475,000 1917 Drexel Dr.     480,000 3490 Oyster Bay Ave.     490,000 713 Mulberry […]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Gail Collins: the panda angle

About politics and pandas … This is obviously an attempt to get your attention by bringing up a cute and cuddly animal. But give me a break. It’s August. Congress, as you know, has gone on vacation after setting a spectacular record for nonachievement. Some members are now home, preparing for hard-fought re-election battles in […]