Sample new artists on KDVS label

Hear more What: KDVS Recordings’ dance party When: Friday evening, and the last Friday of each month Where: Delta of Venus, 122 B St., (530) 753-8639 Info: Freeform community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, has an unfortunate stigma attached to it: strange, experimental music for socially awkward, hipster art students. While that set does exist, […]

‘MST3K’ creators bring show to Mondavi

Five cast members from the beloved television show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will bring their movie mocking to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinsten, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl have reunited to riff on movies on DVD and in live […]

Davis could show the world how to save the environment

By the end of the year, Davis could be selected as one of six cities that can save the world. Or at least to act as a model on just how to save it. David Gershon, former White House and United Nations adviser, has embarked on a tour to invite select cities to apply for […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Family swap meet planned for Saturday at DAC

The plan is simple: Bring 10 items or more to a local swap meet — high chairs, shoes, socks, shirts, skirts, pants, hats, family-friendly movies, toys, jumpers, etc. — and leave with as much as you need. Peace.Love.Swap — an organization that organizes events for parents to swap their gently used baby, kid, teen and […]

Oakland tense after police, protesters clash

OAKLAND (AP) — The scene was calm but tense early Wednesday as a crowd of hundreds of protesters dwindled to just a few dozen at the site of several clashes between authorities and supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement a night earlier. Police in riot gear stood watch only a few yards away from […]

Birthday motorcycle ride leads to heroic rescue effort

October is a month of milestones for Greg and Ali Steele. It’s when they celebrate their birthdays, their wedding anniversary and, as of a year ago, the birth of a baby girl.

This year, it happened to be the month the West Sacramento couple jointly aided three seriously injured crash victims.

It was Saturday, Greg Steele’s 33rd birthday. The couple, former Davis residents, first enjoyed lunch at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, where they had had their first date. Afterward, on a whim, they decided to take a motorcycle ride along the Sacramento River.

Give us rates that really mean something

When I noted in this space last Sunday that our water rates will rise far more dramatically than the 14 percent annual increase the city has promised, several city officials wrote to say the 14 percent figure was only an estimate for the “average” user that presumed the higher rates would cause people to conserve […]

Oakland man beaten, robbed in West Davis

Davis police are seeking two suspects who beat and robbed an Oakland man Tuesday afternoon at a West Davis apartment complex. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to reports of a fight in progress involving three males in the area of Covell Boulevard and Highway 113. At some point, the trio […]

West Davis speed limit soars to 55 mph

WOODLAND — Over protests from police and their staff, Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday jacked up the speed limit of a half-mile stretch of Russell Boulevard leading into West Davis from 35 to 55 mph. The board raised the speed limit on 14 roads dotted throughout the county. New studies sparked the changes by showing […]

Traffic stop yields vehicle theft, drug arrest

A Sacramento man is in jail custody after being caught with drugs inside a stolen car, Davis police said. Jacolby Baca, 33, was stopped for a mechanical violation shortly after midnight Monday on Baywood Lane north of Covell Boulevard. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the officer “smelled a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle. […]

For the record

Petitions bearing 5,124 signatures were turned in Monday at City Hall in an effort to qualify a water rate increase referendum for the ballot. An incorrect number provided by Monica Harris of Momentum Political Services was reported in Tuesday’s Enterprise story.

UCD, Chinese firm plan joint genome research center

UC Davis and the Chinese company BGI have announced the establishment of a sequencing facility and plans to build a shared genome center. Plans call for adding a 10,000-square-foot facility, dubbed the BGI@UC Davis Joint Genome Center, and about 20 skilled jobs to the UCD Health System campus in Sacramento. The university’s DNA mapping capabilities […]

Team mapping paths to citywide net zero

UC Davis researchers are plotting how the city of Davis might use the lessons of West Village to reach its goal of net zero energy consumption by 2050. The report will lay out what technology, funding and programs it might use so the city could reach net zero energy consumption and net zero carbon emissions, […]

New English conversation group starts at library

Want to practice English with other beginners? A new adult conversation group starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., and meets from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Led by Julia El-Ahmadiyyah, the group meets in the small conference room at the back of the children’s department. Participation is free. […]