Don’t light on Friday

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory is in effect through midnight Friday. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District forecasts Friday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. According to the district, on winter […]

DHS grads ‘pay it forward’ to support Jazz Band

Details What: Concert benefiting the Davis High School Jazz Band’s spring trip to New Orleans When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students In June 2010, students Jon Hatamiya, Colin McDaniel, Erik Maroney and Neil Heaton donned caps and gowns and received diplomas at […]

City to close Lake Boulevard bike path for safety

The city of Davis will close the bicycle path on the west side of Lake Boulevard, between Marina Circle and the Stonegate Country Club entrance, until further notice. The path is unsafe due to the upheavals in the asphalt from the nearby stone pine trees. City staff will place barricades and signage at the intersections […]

NORAD Santa trackers stand by for another big day 


By Dan Elliott DENVER — Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve. “We expect our numbers to be very high this year,” said Joyce […]

Give Santa’s helpers a home

Tiny is a handsome purebred 3-year-old neutered male Rottweiler and Joe is a calm and sweet, housebroken, 3-year-old neutered male Queensland heeler. Both dogs loves kids, play well with other dogs and would make great family pets. Joe and Tiny are two of more than 50 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal […]

Scout out seasonal visitors at Wildlife Area tour

On the water and in the sky, early winter brings a plethora of bird life to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Impressive numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds dabble and wade on the water as raptors soar and glide over fields and in the sky. For those looking for a less obvious but equally exciting sight, […]

Unemployment applications lowest since April ’08 


By Daniel Wagner WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest level since April 2008, extending a downward trend that shows the job market strengthening. First-time applications for unemployment benefits fell 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 364,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the third straight […]

Festival of Lights

Rabbi Shmary Brownstein of Chabad of Davis lights the second Hanukkah candle at nightfall Wednesday during a grand menorah-lighting celebration in Davis’ Central Park. The menorah is 8 feet tall. Families who attended the celebration also enjoyed dancing, singing and Hanukkah latkes and beverages. Davis’ is one of thousands of large public menorahs sponsored by […]

Wave of bombings across Iraqi capital kills 60

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra BAGHDAD — A wave of at least 14 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday morning, killing at least 60 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently coordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis between Shiite […]

Lose football games? Now that’s the ticket

As UC Davis continues to wrestle with the direction to take its athletic program, it may wish to take a look at a just-completed study by one of its own, UCD graduate Jason Lindo, now an assistant professor of economics at the University of Oregon. Lindo, who earned a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. […]

Board members represent the heart of Davis Media Access

Special to The Enterprise It’s the end of the year, and in the reflective state currently upon me, I find myself thinking about the role of nonprofit board members, and specifically, those I get to work with at Davis Media Access. Recently, I attended on the same day the 90th birthday celebration for one former […]

Celebrate the holidays at Davis Farmers Market

Holiday music will fill the air at the Davis Farmers Market on Christmas Eve morning. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Performers are Fifteen Strings, Jazzy Horns, violinist Kate Saylor, Grace Valley Carolers, Valley Brass, Eclectic Garden, Peter Franklin Band and Steve Hamilton. New […]

Mercury mining is focus of talk

The Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights speaker series will feature Charles Alpers on Thursday, Jan. 5. Alpers, a research chemist with the U.S. Geological Survey, has led numerous water-quality investigations involving the environmental effects of historical mining since 1991. His talk is titled “A Tale of Two Sources — Legacy Mercury Contamination from Historical Mining […]

No Wednesday market next week

There will be no Wednesday Farmers Market next week, market organizers have announced. The market will be open on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with local produce, meats, eggs, cheese and more for your holiday celebrations. The market is held in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in […]