75 favorite plants showcased at Arboretum Plant Faire, Sale

Check it out What: UC Davis Arboretum’s 75th anniversary Plant Faire and Sale When: Saturday; member sale 9 to 11 a.m., public sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery welcomes Family Justice Center

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson The news is fantastic. Yolo County is, once again, on the cutting edge when it comes to supporting and protecting our families. That’s because the Yolo Family Justice Center is open and thriving. Those dealing with family violence can have many of their needs addressed at the same time, […]

Military families gather at Black Bear

Yolo Military Families invites anyone with a loved one in the military to join its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Black Bear Diner, 255 Second St. in downtown Davis. For information about the group or how to support service members, email yolomilitaryfamilies@gmail.com.

Police Department seeks public input for strategic plan update

The Davis Police Department is seeking public involvement in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2012-14. The current three-year strategic plan ends on Dec. 31. Input is being sought from community members including UC Davis students, police employees and other community stakeholders. It will be used to help the Police Department continuously focus […]

Yolo gets grant support for Art & Agriculture Project

YoloArts is among two dozen communities across the nation that have been recognized as leaders in weaving the arts into economic development. This recognition is in the form of a $63,000 grant from ArtPlace, a new public-private collaboration formed to accelerate creative placemaking across the United States. YoloArts received the recognition for its Art & […]

Tickets on sale for Everybody Dance Now!

Everybody Dance Now!, the second annual Davis High School Jazz Choir dance competition, is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” this one-night dance competition is open to all Davis […]

Vice chancellor revamping UCD’s Office of Research

Special to The Enterprise Harris Lewin arrived at UC Davis at the end of March, charged by Chancellor Linda Katehi with reforming the Office of Research and taking the campus’s research enterprise to $1 billion in annual funding. Lewin earned his doctorate in immunology from UC Davis in 1984, then spent the next 27 years […]

‘Zero net energy’ West Village welcomes first residents

In mid-August, the first students, faculty and staff began moving into apartments in West Village, UC Davis’ long-planned housing project south of Russell Boulevard and west of Highway 113. When finished, the $280 million, 200-acre project — which also will include single-family homes, a village square for businesses and a community college center — will […]

Report: Inland California drags economic growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s hard-hit inland areas will continue to be a drag on the state’s economy, with the construction industry that had fueled the regions’ growth showing little sign of recovering in the foreseeable future, according to an economic study released Tuesday. The quarterly Anderson Forecast from the University of California, Los Angeles, […]

Audubon group to hear about cavity-nesting birds

Steve Simmons of Merced will talk about his work with nine different species of cavity-nesting birds including American kestrels, western screech owls, barn owls, wood ducks and passerines such as ash-throated flycatchers, at the Yolo Audubon Society meeting on Wednesday. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All […]

Panel discussion set on government contracting opportunities

A panel discussion on “Bringing Government Contracting Opportunities to You” will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m. Attendees will learn about doing business with government. Panelists include Liza Whitmore, District 3 small business liaison for Caltrans; […]

Be part of the world’s longest bike parade!

The effort to set another Guinness World record for the “longest single line of bikes” happens on Sunday, Oct. 2. Riders who want to be part of the parade need to register soon, but not later than Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge announced in June that they would lead […]

UCD’s economic impact $5.5 billion, says study

UC Davis was responsible for about 56,000 jobs and $5.5 billion in economic activity in 2009-10. That’s about $10 for each dollar invested by the state, according to a report released last week by the UC Office of the President. “As we educate our students and create an unrivaled workforce for the state of California, […]

Supes approve solar panels in Winters

WOODLAND — Solar panels: 1. Agriculture: 0. Yolo County supervisors last week gave a walnut grower permission to build solar panels on top-notch farmland hugging the farm town of Winters. The panels will feed power to a quarter of the homes in the city. The 3.6-megawatt power plant will cover 18 acres and generate power […]