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 […]

UCD researchers receive $2 million from W.M. Keck Foundation

The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded $2 million to UC Davis researchers to build a microscope that can peer deep into cells and measure their properties, and to identify genetic changes associated with heart disease. UCD is one of only three institutions to receive grants from the foundation’s medical research program this year, and one of only […]

There’s a seat at the Holiday Meal for you

Born from the hearts of two displaced people, the first Holiday Meal put together by the Davis Food Co-op was humble and close-knit.

It was a gathering for others who either didn’t have a place to go or the money to get away.

“It started out when two employees didn’t have a home to go for the holidays because they were lesbians and neither of their families would take them,” said Julie Cross, the education coordinator for the Co-op. “They decided to put together a meal for others who didn’t have a place to go.”

Approximately 600 guests are expected at Saturday’s Christmas Eve meal, the 26th annual celebration. The meal is open to everyone and runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. …

Enroll your chicken coop in the 2012 Tour de Cluck

Is a chicken coop on your holiday wish list? Come join the flock — Tour de Cluck coop applications are online now. This benefit for the Davis Farm to School Connection, returning on May 26, promises more fowl fun for all. There is no better way to experience the most eggcellent Tour de Cluck: A […]

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Winter Qigong from Sutter includes new class

If your resolutions for 2012 include moving more or stressing less, Sutter Integrative Holsitic Health offers qigong classes to help, including a new class called Yin Yang Medical Qigong. A 10-week winter session begins Monday, Jan. 9, and all classes take place at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for Healthy Aging,” […]