Community comes together for bone marrow screening

Interested persons are encouraged to participate in a bone marrow screening from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the Muslim Mosque and Islamic Center in Woodland, 1023 North St. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is needed. The initial screening is a brief  procedure involving a simple cheek swab. A bone marrow donor is being sought […]

Council to explore cutting $2.5 million more this year

A big budget discussion is planned for Tuesday night’s Davis City Council meeting, which is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The task at hand: figure where and how the city will cut $2.5 million in spending in the current fiscal year. This, on top of an […]

I-House hosts storytelling program

International House, Davis, continues to host its Children’s International Storytelling Program for children ages 5 to 10 with accompanying adults. Performances take place monthly during the school year and may include drama, music, dance and puppetry as well as traditional oral storytelling. Each performance features the talents of various performers from Davis and the surrounding […]

UCD lands $3.8 million grant for mouse-based research

Special to The Enterprise The National Institutes of Health has awarded $3.8 million to UC Davis to fund a new mouse-based research center devoted to studies of the physiology and genetics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. A major focus for the new mouse metabolic phenotyping center will be cardiovascular disease, which affects more than […]

Novelist Franzen to open speaker series

Award-winning novelist Jonathan Franzen will open the Mondavi Center’s distinguished speaker series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Franzen’s 2001 novel, “The Corrections,” won the National Book Award for fiction and was nominated or was a finalist for, among others, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2005, […]

Tour Shields Oak Grove on Saturday

It’s Oaktober at the UC Davis Arboretum, which contains one of the nation’s largest collections of oak trees. In fall, the oaks are ending their cycle, preparing to drop their seeds and hunkering down for the winter. Visitors to the Arboretum for a free guided tour at 10 a.m. Saturday of the Shields Oak Grove […]

The Specktaculars get personal at ALS fundraising walk

All are welcome to join the ALS Association’s 11th annual Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk getting under way at 11 a.m. Face painters, clowns and vendors will entertain the crowd in the morning. The event is free and includes a […]

All are invited to Farm Circle Tea

Members and prospective members of the University Farm Circle are invited to the group’s annual tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the UC Davis chancellor’s residence, 16 College Park. An affiliation with UCD is not required. Reservations are not necessary and there is no charge. Parking is free. At the tea, UFC will […]

Men’s Talk Circle meets Oct. 4

The next Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the Davis post office. There will be no Drum Circle this month, so the evening begins at 7:30 p.m. instead of the usual 6:30. Attendees will discuss how their […]

GMO labeling initiative campaign organizes

LabelGMOs — It’s Our Right to Know, a 2012 ballot initiative campaign, will hold an organizing meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis Parking is available across the street at the Davis Police Department. Pamm Larry, the campaign’s statewide coordinator, will present the goals and timeline information needed to […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of Sept. 26: Monday: Davis Natural Resources Commission, 6:30 p.m., Community Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Business and Economic Development Commission, 7 p.m., East Conference Room, Davis Joint Unified School District Administration Building, 526 B St. Tuesday: Davis City Council/Redevelopment […]

Craft Center looks at corsets as art

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Of Corset” — an exhibit of corsets as undergarment, outerwear, costume and art object — by Craft Center staff members Kaleigh Brady, Clinton Gibson, Sarah Beth Rawls, Laura Reyes,Jennifer Rutherford and Carrie Tamber. The exhibit opened Monday and will continue through Friday, Oct. 28. The artists will […]

Freed U.S. hikers describe harrowing ordeal in Iran

By Verena Dobnik NEW YORK — Two American hikers being held in an Iranian prison got a big surprise one day after their exercise routine: Instead of being blindfolded and led back to their cell, they suddenly heard the words, “Let’s go home.” That’s what a diplomatic envoy from Oman told them before whisking them […]

UC Berkeley student senators respond to bake sale

By Nanette Asimov UC Berkeley student senators voted Sunday to condemn discriminatory behavior on campus — even if done in satire — in response to a Republican student group’s plans for an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” with pastries labeled according to race and gender. The 19-0 vote, with one absence, came during a special meeting of the Associated Students […]