Celebrating music and media, ‘On the Backlot’

Special to The Enterprise Davis Media Access is the nonprofit media center offering community members the tools and training to develop and distribute their own media. DMA helps document important moments and traditions in community life, preserving them for the future and helping to ensure a diversity of viewpoints and voices. And periodically, we like […]

Parasite can quickly halt spread of dengue fever, researchers say

Special to The Enterprise The spread of Dengue fever in northern Australia may be controlled by a bacterium that infects mosquitoes that harbor the virus, Australian and U.S. researchers report Aug. 25 in two papers published in the journal Nature. The result grew out of work more than 20 years ago by population biologist Michael […]

DA warns of new twist on ‘Grandma, It’s Me’ scam

In the past several weeks, four older adults have contacted the Yolo County district attorney to report that they have been contacted by scam artists pretending to be grandchildren who are in some sort of trouble. In all instances, the caller asks for money to be wired out of the country. In this recent version of […]

Davis police sergeant injured during bomb exercise

A Davis police sergeant was treated for numerous superficial injuries he suffered Tuesday during a bomb-disposal training exercise. Sgt. Dan Powell, a member of the Yolo County Bomb Squad, sustained cuts and burns to his face, arms and legs during the incident, which occurred shortly before 3 p.m. at the police range along Pole Line […]

Parent info session precedes teen sexuality class

Our Whole Lives, a yearlong sexuality and relationship class for seventh- to ninth-graders, begins Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. This program is based on the values of inclusiveness, respect for individuals and an open-hearted, open-minded belief in empowering youths with the information they […]

Dance the night away at I-House

Yolo Mambo will play international dance music at an end-of-summer dance party Saturday, Sept. 17, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. “We will have a blast!” promises Calvin Handy, I-House board president. Admission is $10 at the door. There’s plenty of parking in the lot at I-House and on the street. Doors open […]

Two local theater groups nab Elly Award nominations

Woodland Opera House and the Davis Musical Theatre Company are among 57 theater groups honored with more than 400 Elly Award nominations for the 2010-11 season. The nominees were announced at an informal nomination reception Sunday sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. The top 81 vote-getters will receive the awards at the 29th […]

Workshop shares tips about apartment living

International House, Davis, and Team Sequoia are joining forces to present a workshop on apartment living specifically aimed at new international students and scholars and visitors. The informal workshop will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at International House, 10 College Park. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the evening. Free parking is […]

Support sought for second annual Cool Davis Festival

Sponsorships are still available for the second annual Cool Davis Festival, planned for Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Businesses, community organizations and individuals can make tax-deductible financial contributions or gifts of in-kind resources or prizes for the on-site drawing to help support this year’s festival. The festival — […]

Learn more about genomics at Davis talk

Did you know there are more microbial cells in and on us than human cells? Or that our buildings — from hospitals to homes to stores — and every nook of our planet harbor thriving ecosystem of fungi, bacteria, viruses and other entities we generally ignore? At a free public event dubbed “An Evening with […]

Stepping Stones helps kids cope with grief

Grief is a process affecting mind, body and spirit. It does not affect everyone in the same way. Children, in particular, experience grief differently than the adults around them. The Yolo Hospice Stepping Stones program is specifically designed to help children express and cope with their grief using art, education and sharing. A Stepping Stones […]

Interfaith service planned as 9/11 remembrance

An interfaith memorial service observing the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is planned for Sunday, Sept. 11, in Davis. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the sycamore grove in Central Park, Fourth and C streets downtown, and is organized by the Celebration of Abraham planning committee. Attendees will […]