Longtime Progress Ranch director to retire

They are “survivors of the system,” Russ Kusama says of the six boys living at the Progress Ranch group home in East Davis. All between the ages of 6 and 11, the boys have come here primarily because they were unable to make it in foster care. One comes from a failed adoption. All are emotionally troubled. “Every […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Spring chickens

Noah Schmid, Karen Meng and Mia Sanchez take a turn feeding and petting one of the 13 newly hatched chicks in Linda McClain’s first-grade classroom at Korematsu Elementary School on Wednesday.

McClain hatches chicks in her classroom every year, getting the eggs from a local farm, which is where the chicks eventually return to live. She’ll be taking all but four of the chicks back to the farm this weekend, with the remaining four staying at school until summer.

Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Agency slashes water project cost by almost $40 million

The estimated cost of the surface water project has dropped by almost $40 million, or about 10 percent. Dennis Diemer, general manager of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, announced the anticipated cost reduction at the agency’s monthly board meeting last week. The price tag for the capital project that would siphon water from the Sacramento […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Rominger West Winery presents last Saturday, sustainable style

Rominger West Winery will host Last Saturday, its monthly event, on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Wine by the glass will be available starting at $5. Live music will be provided by Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks. This month, the winery is featuring green and sustainable […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Portrait painting workshop offered at Pence Gallery

The Pence Gallery is hosting an Alla Prima portrait painting intensive mini-workshop this weekend at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Students will explore aspects of single-pose portrait study. The fee is $120 ($10 off for members) and covers […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice needs volunteers

Yolo Hospice seeks volunteers from the community to give their time to others in need of companionship and support. Yolo Hospice has been serving patients in Yolo, Sacramento, Sutter, Solano and Colusa counties for 30 years and volunteers are a critical part of the service team. Yolo Hospice patient care volunteers work as part of […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Drawing for quilt set Tuesday

A drawing to determine the winner of the Lewis and Clark quilt will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stevens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. The quilt was made and donated by Marti Abbott of Vacaville. The raffle is a fundraiser for the American Association of University Women’s […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis police investigating ‘suspicious’ death

Davis police are calling “suspicious” the death of a 26-year-old man found underneath the Pole Line Road overpass Tuesday night. Thomas Anthony Conrad, 26, of Sacramento, was found unresponsive on the west end of the Sudwerk parking lot on Second Street at about 10:15 p.m., Lt. Tom Waltz said Wednesday. “The victim had some visible […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Don Shor: More on summer vegetables

Last month, we discussed selecting and growing tomatoes (Davis Enterprise, March 29): When to plant, how to plant, which to choose. Many of you garden in raised beds, and those have special issues. And there are many other summer vegetables to plant! May is really our main planting month for summer vegetables here. Raised garden […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Steve’s hosts fundraiser for charity walk

Original Steve’s Pizza, at 314 F St. in Davis, will host a fundraising event from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday for an effort to walk across the United States to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Former Davis resident Mario Landeros will set out on “Operation: Cheer” from Los Angeles in May, with […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Community media, rights are common ground

Last week, I spoke at a state Senate hearing against SB 1611, a bill that would eliminate many consumer rights afforded to our state’s most vulnerable citizens. A sizeable group of advocates opposed the bill, ranging from consumer rights agencies, labor unions, rural networks, and broadband and media advocates. Our comments emphasized the need for […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tour de Cluck silent auction team comes to Farmers Market

The Tour de Cluck silent auction team will be staffing the infamous coop crawl’s event table at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park on Saturday. “Stop by and take a gander at selected chicken, barnyard and bicycle-themed wares that will be up for bid in the Tour de Cluck silent auction tent (in Central […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD to host talk by ‘Dr. Oz Show’ regular

Wellness expert Michael Roizen — who appears regularly on “The Dr. Oz Show” as “The Enforcer” — will give a free public talk at noon Tuesday on the UC Davis Health System campus in Sacramento Roizen is scheduled to speak in Lecture Hall No. 1222 in the campus’ Education Building, 4610 X St. He will […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

IPM coordinator to talk about garden pests

What’s bugging You? It’s spring and garden plants are growing fast and so are pests and diseases. Martin Guerena, integrated pest management coordinator for the city of Davis, will be on hand to answer questions Saturday, May 5, “about the good, the bad and the ugly bugs in your garden,” a news release said. Guerena […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,