UC Davis law graduate slain; friend held

By Henry K. Lee SANTA CRUZ — A Santa Cruz woman who served as a deputy city attorney for three coastal towns was slain during a domestic dispute while vacationing in Hawaii, and her companion is being held on suspicion of murder after surviving a leap from a cliff, authorities said Wednesday. Officers who responded to calls […]

URC opens doors on expansion, wellness facility

University Retirement Community’s new two-story wellness center, unveiled last week at an invitation-only event, makes URC resident Polly Marion “feel like I’m at the Ritz Carlton.”

The wellness center is part of a $15 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion at the West Davis retirement community, which also includes 11 new apartments, six new assisted-living residences and a 60-space underground parking garage.

“My whole morning will probably be spent doing something healthy,” Marion said.

Community members will be able to check out the new amenities at a public open house at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

UC Davis medical student earns scholarship for primary care

UC Davis medical student Christina Kinnevey has been selected to receive the 2011-12 Janet Gordon Armour, M.D., Scholarship, which benefits an outstanding first-year female student pursuing primary care medicine. The award, established in 1997, honors Janet Gordon Armour, a 1978 graduate of the UCD School of Medicine. Originally from Riverside, Kinnevey is beginning her second year of […]

Food Co-op hosts Eat Local Fair on Sept. 23

The Davis Food Co-op,  620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a parking lot party to celebrate local food providers — those within 100 miles of Davis — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Guests will enjoy samples and get to meet the people who produce their food, including Rancho Llano Seco, […]

International festival celebrates unity in diversity

Join the fun What: International Festival, featuring music, dance, lectures, country showcase tables, children’s activities, refreshments, slam poetry, arts/crafts vendors When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Think globally, act locally, will take on new meaning at the free-admission International Festival on Saturday, Oct. […]

Brinley parking lot will close briefly for repainting

On Monday and Tuesday, city of Davis crews will repaint the stripes and space numbers in the Brinley parking lot in the 200 block of E Street. Half of the lot will be closed at 6 a.m. each day — likely, the south side Monday and the north side Tuesday. The city is aiming to have […]

United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

Five hundred local residents helped United Way California Capital Region and its partner nonprofits score a home run in kicking off the annual campaign this year at United Way Night at the River Cats on Aug. 18.

The event included a fair where residents learned more about United Way’s 140 certified local nonprofit partners, a barbecue dinner, live music and the game featuring the River Cats versus the Albuquerque Isotopes.

During the game, a United Way volunteer threw out the opening pitch, members of United Way’s Fit Kids project led…

Patwin Community Night connects families with activities

Patwin Elementary School is about to become a mall, of sorts. At least for one evening. The commodity: extracurricular activities. The vendors: Davis’ many outlets for recreation, community service and sports. It’s called Community Night, a one-stop-shopping event where families can discover — and sign up their children for — after-school and extracurricular activities. “It’s […]

Watermelon Awards give recognition to Farmers Market champions

Join the fun What: Film premiere and Watermelon Awards presentation When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $10 each, available through 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at brownpapertickets.com Info: davisfarmersmarket.org, (530) 756-1695 By Mandy Beck Special to The Enterprise The Davis community is full of quiet champions of the […]

Davis Community Church kicks off the year with a ministries open house

The ministries of Davis Community Church, 412 C St., will be showcased at an open house at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Newly renovated Sunday school classrooms, at the corner of Fourth and D streets, will be open. Representatives from many of the church’s ministries will be available at the open house in the Fellowship Hall to answer […]

Bargains galore at Bizarre Bazaar

The University Retirement Community will hold its 10th annual Bizarre Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. The bazaar sells household goods that new members of the retirement community donate as they downsize. There are literally thousands of like-new items for sale at bargain prices. […]

Flight simulation featured at next Linux Users Group meeting

On Monday, Sept. 19, the Linux Users Group of Davis will host a presentation about full-scale flight simulation, presented by John Wojnaroski, chief engineer of LFS Technologies, who develops flight simulators using Linux, FlightGear, JSBSim and other open source technologies. LFS Technologies has developed flightdeck simulators for NASA/Ames and other organizations. The meeting runs from 7 to 9 […]

From Mailman to Twitter, learn it all from DCN

Brush up on your computer skills, or learn some new ones, at a series of free classes offered this fall by the Davis Community Network. Each class meets at the city of Davis Training Lab, 600 A St. Space is limited; early registration is advised. To register, visit www2.dcn.org/dcn/classes/signup, or email admin@dcn.org. The website will have […]

Sutter qigong classes start Monday

Fall session qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday. Qigong for Healthy Aging runs from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by Qigong for Women’s Health from 5 to 6 p.m. and Qigong for Stress and Fatigue from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes take place at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The […]