Fun for kids of all ages at Jelly Belly factory

It is hard for Jenny Gruenemay to say what it is that draws her again and again to the Jelly Belly factory tours — watching the colorful candy making process through the eyes of her children or the magical place it sparks inside her that returns her to the joy of childhood. “It’s fun for […]

Name droppers: Martha West receives high honors from alma mater

Martha West, an alumna of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has been inducted into the law school’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor the school can bestow upon an alumnus. West is a distinguished legal scholar and professor and tireless advocate for women in many walks of life. Her interest in […]

Name droppers: Todd Sasano receives Excellence in Education award

Woodland Community College’s Disabled Students Programs and Services department and its program director, Todd Sasano, were recognized on Monday, March 7, at the Excellence in Education Awards. The event, sponsored by the Yolo County School Board Association honored programs and educators throughout Yolo County for excellence in the field of education. Since his recent hire […]

From the ground up: A quick spring trip to France

On a recent trip to France and an intense week of research on the French school lunch, we were once again reminded of how special France, French food, and the French sensibility for beauty and practicality are, from macaroons to free bicycles. Eggs seemed to be in the air this spring. From macaroons to fabulous […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday It’s national Poem in your Pocket Day, and poetry activities get underway at the Davis branch library at 1 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room, 315 E 14th St. Elementary-age students are invited to recite a poem (either one they’ve written or an old favorite) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., […]

Drunken drivers pay the price

It was boredom, essentially, that led to John’s tour through the criminal justice system. The UC Davis graduate student was new in town and decided to check out the Sacramento nightlife one night last July. “I went to a bar and drank a fair share, but I didn’t feel overly inebriated,” said John, 22, who […]

Puppy in training: Davis teenager raises second assistance dog

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about Mikaela Zufelt’s experience training an assistance dog. It was published Dec. 30, 2010. The second story was published April 8, 2011. Thirteen-week-old Neffa poses enthusiastically for photos as he sits, then lies down and curiously sniffs the camera. When shown a treat, his nose eagerly […]

Dog in training

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about Mikaela Zufelt’s experience training an assistance dog. The first story was published in December 2010. At six months old, Neffa has doubled in size and learned more than half of the 30 commands he needs to master before leaving the Zufelt household. “He’s very advanced […]

Library activities revolve around poetry

Thursday is national Poem in Your Pocket Day and Davis poet laureate Allegra Silberstein has an afternoon of poetry activities planned at the Davis public library. Activities start at 1 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Participants, from toddlers to seniors, are […]

Birch Lane students love their picture books

Birch Lane students have a message for the publishing world: They love their picture books. So much so, in fact, that students read a grand total of 4,590 picture books during their recent “Love a Picture Book Month.” During the month of February, students received punch cards and kept track of how many picture books they […]

Rec Report: Party like it’s summer 2011

By Anne Marquez Special to the Enterprise The sun has been teasing us and we hope it starts to hang out more often. We are over the rain. Ugh. Bleck. Enough already. We here in the Community Services department, love the rain, but we are really ready to get outside! Thoughts of 90 degrees and […]

Avid gardener shares the wealth

By Valerie Durbin Many Davis residents are contributing “under the radar” and in unique ways simply for the satisfaction of doing something to enhance their community. One is Varda Topkis, whose handiwork — purple bearded iris beginning to bloom on the Senda Nueva greenbelt in North Davis — brightens the day of all who walk along […]

Davis herbalist shares recipes for good health

Meet the author Who: Kami McBride, author of “The Herbal Kitchen,” presenting her book and serving teas and hors d’oeuvres made with her recipes When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 Kami McBride wants people to peek inside their spice cabinets and imagine […]