Israel film to be screened at library

The Davis Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East presents a free showing of “Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat To Civilization” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This film interviews leading thinkers about criticism by academic groups, cultural and religious institutions […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Input sought for Vets’ Center study

The Community Services Department will host an interactive community workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The workshop is designed to gain broad community input on potential design components to be considered for incorporation into the final design alternatives for the Veterans’ […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Trick-roping stunts featured Sunday at May Festival

Cowboy showman James Barrera will bring his “jaw-dropping” lasso and whips routines to the 34th annual May Festival on Sunday at Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. He will perform two sets, at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. when he’ll team up with the Folklorico Latino de Woodland. Barrera has introduced […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber PAC hosts Friday mixer

The Davis Chamber PAC is hosting weekly mixers at different restaurants around town. This week’s gathering will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday on the patio at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. “Join us to promote sound economic policies, while supporting local business in the Davis downtown,” a Chamber news release said. Contributions […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Portland Cello Project brings classical music to the masses

Details Who: Portland Cello Project When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., downtown Davis Tickets: $7 at the door for patrons 21 and older; (530) 758-4333 Classical music fans chanting “we love PCP” might seem strange, until you realize they’re referring to the Portland Cello Project. Since its inception in 2007, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Open microphone featured Sunday

The microphone will be open Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. at International House to all comers, as the weekly music series begins to wrap up. The final date is Sunday, May 27, and will feature an all-star finale of encore performances. Admission is free, but donations are accepted with gratitude. Desserts and beverages will be […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn contra dance on Friday

All are welcome at a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. Erik Hoffman is […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Editors of new volume speak Friday

Local authors and editors Max Byrd and William Wood have recently re-published “First of Hearts: Selected Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams,” originally edited by Ward Thorton, and will be at The Avid Reader on Friday evening to discuss the book. Their talk starts at 7:30 p.m. at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Marian Hooper, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

City manager: Davis will be ‘south of green’ if parks tax fails

City Manager Steve Pinkerton painted a grim picture for the City Council on Tuesday when he described what would happen to Davis’ parks if voters reject a renewal of the parks maintenance tax on June 5. Pinkerton laid out two options for where cuts would be made if the city loses the $1.36 million generated […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Report: Female farmworkers suffer sex abuse

By Tracie Cone FRESNO (AP) — Farmworker women across the United States are commonly sexual harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The survey by the international rights group mirrors two previous reports on the risks facing women and girls that […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Have some fun by dunkin’ Davis

Local politicians, coaches, business leaders, school leaders, UC Davis representatives and The Davis Enterprise’s own Bob Dunning will be sitting in the hot seat at a dunk tank Thursday at Celebrate Davis! The free family-friendly festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Community Park. The event includes […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

A sincere apology would be honorable

YE SHALL REAP WHAT YE SHALL SOW … alarmed to see his name listed as an endorser on one of the most vicious pieces of campaign literature ever to hit Yolo County mailboxes, Sheriff Ed Prieto wasted little time telling judicial candidate Clint Parish that he was withdrawing his endorsement … Ed Prieto is a […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Uniting UCD will take time, lawmakers told

Four reports have been written about the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of unarmed Occupy UC Davis protesters or the UC system’s policing of protests.

Now, the hard work begins.

“It’s time to move forward,” state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, said Tuesday during a three-hour joint legislative hearing on police use of force at UC and California State University campuses.

“What my concern, right now, is that there needs to be a shared understanding on the campus …”

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Meet Wolk at coffee, wine/cheese party

Davis voters have a couple of chances to meet and talk with City Councilman Dan Wolk over the coming week. On Sunday, Robert and Yvonne Mazalewski will host a coffee from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at their home in Central Davis. For more information and to RSVP, email Yvonne at [email protected] The following Wednesday, Heidy and […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,