From frugal February in Davis to midtown Manhattan in March

When the sole of Maev Dunning’s right boot began separating from the rest of the shoe during her family’s very first week of frugal February — when spending any money on anything was out of the question — she solved the problem with the magic of duct tape. And quite fashionably at that. Fast-forward a […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: Keeping your garden free of pesticides and snails

Learn more At the Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets: April 14: “Easy Propagation Techniques for the Home Gardener,” taught by Jim Fowler, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; “How to Create a Water Garden,” taught David Studer, 11 a.m.-noon. May 5: “California Natives to Enhance the Yolo Garden,” taught by Ann Daniel, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; “A ‘How To’ On Water Saving Irrigation […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prof educates peace activists about changes in law

Omar Dajani, a professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, will speak Wednesday evening about how the U.S. Supreme Court case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the Patriot Act affect us. The rights and potential criminal activity of those who wish to interact directly or indirectly on peace issues with groups that […]

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Legislative maps on exhibit in Woodland

Confused about the result of last year’s legislative boundary redistricting process? The Woodland League of Women Voters has maps of the new districts on display in the lobby of the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The display […]

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Peregrine School open house is Wednesday

Peregrine School will host an open house at its elementary campus from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The open house will include a tour of the school, lunch with academic director Lorie Hammond and an observation of an academic session. Peregrine School is a nonprofit private school that strives to integrate the rigorous academics of […]

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Film examines bullying in schools

The film “Bullied: A Student, A School and a Case That Made History” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. It is presented by the church’s Reconciling Congregation Committee and PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The film, produced by […]

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Scrabble fanatics gather for weekly games

The Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club hosts Scrabble games at Picnic in the Park (and afterwards at Crepeville) between April and October. Games start at about 5:30 p.m. All levels of players are welcome. “So come and play Scrabble with fun people and eat great food,” a news release said. “Bring your board if you can.” […]

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Project Linus volunteers get blankets ready for donation

Project Linus of Yolo County will meet for its monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children. At the meeting, club members will […]

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Chat with Saylor about county issues

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor invites community members top stop by and chat from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the new Woodland location of Common Grounds, 729 Main St. Saylor invites discussion of community concerns and countywide issues. Reach him for Yolo County business at [email protected] or (530) 757-5557.

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Spring book sale planned at Davis library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday, with a members-only sale from noon to 2 p.m. As always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and […]

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Neuropathy support group meets Tuesday

The Davis Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. For more information, call (530) 756-5102.

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Facebook leaning toward Nasdaq, reports say

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will list its shares with Nasdaq, according to media reports. That would be a big win for the Nasdaq, which competes fiercely with NYSE Euronext Inc., especially for an initial public offering as large as Facebook’s, pegged at $5 billion. The New York Times and CNBC cited anonymous sources on […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

A memorial service for Joel Lubin — sponsored by Sutter Medical Group, Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter Davis Hospital — will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the UC Davis Hyatt Place Hotel, at 173 Old Davis Road Extension, Davis. A wrong location was published in Friday’s Enterprise.

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Behind the mask: DLL umpires share love of the game

It’s opening day for Davis Little League and the weather is perfect; sunny with a slight breeze. On the east field of the DLL complex at F Street and Covell Boulevard, umpire-in-chief Brian Riley oversees a Majors game between the Nationals and the Rays.

He calls players out and calls them safe. He dusts off home plate. He ensures that the game between these 9- to 12-year-olds proceeds in a safe and sportsmanlike manner.

Every spring, a similar scene plays out in towns across America on Saturdays. Baseball, after all, is the national pastime and Little League is no less of an American tradition. For more than 65 years, kids have been making friends, getting their first hits and falling in love with baseball, all while being taught the core principles of character, courage and loyalty, on fields across America.

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