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Emerson, Patwin locked down due to prank caller reporting gunman

Davis police took two juveniles into custody Friday afternoon following a prank 911 call that prompted lockdowns at Emerson Junior High and nearby Patwin Elementary School. The caller reported a person with a gun near Emerson. The city of Davis Police Daily Activity and Arrest Log — http://police.cityofdavis.org — shows that two male suspects, ages 14 […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a guided tour of Grandma’s life

A beautifully designed, thoughtfully executed new journal provides a way for people to connect and share their life stories with generations to come. Atria Senior Living had the 130-page hardcover book — “Field Notes from an Adventurous Life: A Guided Journal” — produced and distributed as a gift to its 21,000 residents nationwide. Among the […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Life Science Innovation Center open for business

A new partnership between UC Davis and HM Clause has resulted in something that likely will prove to be beneficial to both: The Life Science Innovation Center.

At a grand opening on Thursday at HM Clause’s South Davis center, visitors were shown the new lab space that entrepreneurs can rent for their science-based businesses.

According to a news release by UCD, the new center houses three companies looking to capture a spot in the marketplace.

Whole Earth Festival will honor ‘Rooted Living’

Mother’s Day weekend just wouldn’t be the same without the Whole Earth Festival.

This year’s 46th annual event, themed “Rooted Living,” kicks off at noon on Friday on the UC Davis Quad and will feature 150 handmade craft and service vendors, 60 musical acts, 40 spiritual and educational workshops, 20 organic food vendors, 20 different spaces to explore and 10 art installations.

Whole Earth started in 1969 when an art class taught by José Argüelles organized an “art happening” at UCD. After the United Nations established Earth Day in 1970, the event was renamed the Whole Earth Festival.

In this year’s program guide, craft directors Betty Chen and Lois Richter say they have …

Who is Ralph Hexter? Chancellor’s No. 2 fills us in

“I love people!” says Ralph Hexter, provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Davis. Which goes a long way toward explaining the positive image the No. 2 to Chancellor Linda Katehi has garnered in his first four years on the job. Hexter sat down with The Enterprise to discuss his role at UCD, the challenges of […]

May 06, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged

Protesters traverse downtown Monday, snarl traffic

A protest organized by UC Davis students via Facebook with the theme “Not One More: Walk Out for Freddie Gray” started on campus on Monday and wound its way around town. Davis police kept apprised of the protesters as they moved from the flagpole at Memorial Union at about 1:30 p.m. to Richards Boulevard at […]

May 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Going back to college, one lecture at a time

Many adults say they’d love to go back to school to learn what they’re really interested in now that they have more wisdom, more life-experience. In fact, my in-laws recently were over for dinner, hearing about our son’s admitted students day for college. As part of his major, my husband, son and I attended an […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Big Day of Giving makes philanthropy easy

Only in its second year, the Big Day of Giving is already a household name.

The 24-hour marathon of charity giving — which happens on Tuesday from midnight to 11:59 p.m. — has become a celebration of sorts, and donors are encouraged to join the fun for a cause.

Shirlee Tully, chief marketing and development officer for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which has partnered with the Yolo Community Foundation, said this year’s goal is to raise $5 million for 500 nonprofit agencies from 25,000 donors …

Picture this: Photographer pedals to assignments

The Enterprise’s photo editor and esteemed photographer Wayne Tilcock is one of many in Davis who commute to work by bicycle. Many of us at the paper admire his dedication, as he rolls in and out of the office multiple times each day between assignments, all of his camera gear on his back. Indeed, a […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Chatting with local bike legend David Takemoto-Weerts

David Takemoto-Weerts had a “bike epiphany” while he was a student studying anthropology at UC Santa Cruz. Takemoto-Weerts, the bicycle program coordinator at UC Davis, didn’t have a car at UCSC in the late 1960s, so he used a bike to get around. The hilly campus was a challenge, but as he got more in […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Make your own ‘beer-view mirror’

Want a fun conversation piece? Build yourself a rear-view mirror with some cheap and free parts, including a colorful bottle cap (hence, the “beer-view” moniker). David Takemoto-Weerts advised starting with the basic instructions found many places online — http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-view-mirror has some easy-to-follow steps — and customizing as you choose. For example, Takemoto-Weerts said the original […]

New school of thought: UCD considers population and global health

SACRAMENTO — Should UC Davis open a School of Population and Global Health? And what exactly is that? Questions such as these have been asked for many years at UCD — as far back as the late 1980s, according to Kenneth Kizer, director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement at the UCD Health System. […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

‘Invaluable public servant’ retires after 20 years

From preschool teacher to trusted congressional aide is not a common career course. But it was Elly Fairclough’s. As the district director for Congressman John Garamendi, Fairclough describes her job as being similar to that of a reference librarian. There’s a lot of problem-solving, she said, and “we know how to go about getting the […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Running on empty isn’t for everyone

* Editor’s note: This column originally published in December 2011 I often wonder which of my traits are the fault of my parents’ DNA, versus which are due to their parenting mistakes. Obviously, one way or another, it’s them, not me. Having a sibling to measure against is often how I determine whether one of my […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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