Words Take Wing Ying Chang
is a prolific children's literature author whose
novel for young adults about the Chinese revolution received more
than 30 awards. Compestine will be the featured speaker at
this year's Words Take Wing children's literature lecture series on
Thursday. The event will take place at UC Davis' Freeborn
Hall and is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Education
than 1,000 children are expected to attend.
California's Unfunded Pensions
California's independent pension plans are underfunded by more than
$135 billion, according to a new report. The report
was released on Tuesday by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
. It says all of California's independent
pension systems, not including CalPERS or Calstrs, are less than 80
percent funded, which is the minimum standard for pension funding.
Most are hovering around 55 percent funded, including
Sacramento County's pension system.
See the full report Here.
In the Next Room Capital Stage
provocative and intimate production "In the Next Room or the vibrator play
gotten excellent reviews in the past few weeks. The play is
set in the sexually repressive 1880's and takes a comical look at
an invention created to treat hysteria in women. We'll speak
with the director of the vibrator play, Peter Mohrmann
, and two actors as the
production enters its final weekend.
The Chieftains The Chieftains
, who play traditional Irish
music, are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour that
brings them to the Mondavi Center i
n Davis on Feb. 23.