Justices will review racial preference for college

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. A challenge from a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas flagship campus will be the high […]

Souza, Wolk first and second to file for council election

The first candidates to walk to the starting gates of the June 2012 City Council election are incumbent Council members Stephen Souza and Dan Wolk. According to Davis City Clerk Zoe Mirabile, Souza, 56, an eight-year member of the City Council, filed his candidate statement and his list of 20 nominators Thursday to officially vie […]

Nearly 10,000 Measure C ballots returned to Elections Office

As of midday Tuesday, the Yolo County Elections Office had received 9,446 ballots from local voters in the Measure C Davis school parcel tax election. A total of 42,416 ballots were mailed to voters on Feb. 6, and roughly 5,300 had been marked and returned by voters a week later. Voter registration for the Measure […]

Occupy focuses on Saturday ‘tent-ins’

By definition, a movement is something that moves or changes. Things that stay the same are usually inert or dead. The Occupy Davis movement is alive and well after a few changes. Occupiers maintained an original 24/7 presence in Central Park from mid-October until the first week in December when they pulled up their tents […]

Huynh Memorial Award nominations due March 16

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. The commission will honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 16. The awards were established in the wake […]

Martinez hands reins of Food Bank to Sanchez

The Food Bank of Yolo County announces that José Martinez, its longtime executive director, will retire Feb. 29. Martinez served the Food Bank for eight years, beginning in 2004. Under his leadership, the organization grew significantly in terms of the amount of food the Food Bank collects, warehouses and distributes; the number of people and other […]

Spend your summer at the Davis Art Center

Craving summer? The warm weather is still months away, but you can curb the winter blues by planning your summer activities now. Luckily, the Davis Art Center’s summer catalog is coming out soon. Look for it in The Davis Enterprise on March 22, or stop by the Art Center at 1919 F St. to pick […]

Learn how to make an elderberry flute at Sunday workshop

People of all ages are invited to learn how to make and play a Native Californian elderberry flute in a free two-hour workshop at the UC Davis Arboretum on Sunday. East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute-making and also about the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be […]

Learn Persian cooking at I-House class

A Persian cooking class will be offered at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at International House, Davis. The class will be limited to 10 people and the cost is $10 each. Reservations must be made by calling (530) 753-5007. The menu will consist of lima bean rice with chicken, Persian eggplant dip, yogurt and cucumber dip […]

I-House adds Farsi to its list of language classes

International House, Davis, offers a wide range of language classes at 10 College Park. Classes are free to members, and the first class is free to those who are interested in a test run. The newest class is beginning Farsi, taught by Paravaneh Keyvanfar at 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hagan Room at I-House. “Farsi […]

Local artist speaks at The Avid Reader

Local artist Pete Scully will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss his involvement in the new book “The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on Location Around the World.” “The Art of Urban Sketching” is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings […]

Author featured in Words Take Wing events Thursday

Chinese-American author Ying Chang Compestine — who has written picture books for children, a collection of Chinese ghost stories, a novel for young readers about a girl living through China’s harrowing Cultural Revolution and several cookbooks — will be featured Thursday as the main speaker at this year’s Words Take Wing event at UC Davis. […]

Computer Club to hear from phone help expert

Are you having problems with your phone bill, or your computer? The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club will address both topics at its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the Woodland Senior and Community Center, 2001 East St. Admission is free to any resident of Yolo County. The featured speaker will be Tisha Araluz, […]

UC chancellor raised no objection to baton report

By Nanette Asimov Emails have surfaced that for the first time reveal UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was informed on Nov. 9 while traveling that police used batons to forcibly remove an encampment involving hundreds of student Occupy protesters, yet did not call a halt to their use. The use of force was criticized as excessive not only […]