STEAC helps families over the holidays

Migrant workers arrived to Davis in the ’60s with the promise of work. But in 1967, it wasn’t work that greeted those workers, it was rain. That winter, rain disrupted picking season and kept those workers from providing for their families. It also forced them to live on the street or in their cars without […]

As if we didn’t have enough to worry us …

Lost in all the talk about pepper spraying Aggies, occupying Dutton Hall, inflated water rates and the proposed demolition of the historic Central Park restrooms is the fact that the city’s Natural Resources Commission is back with a plan to keep you from packing your groceries in either plastic or paper bags. Unable to ban […]

Delightfully decorated: Behold our contest winners

Our annual decorating contest saw many wonderful entrants, and we at The Enterprise are grateful to the families who have provided us with so much holiday cheer.

Although the economy is still causing many to scale back, it was heartwarming to see how many people are willing and able share the joy of the season. Plus, it’s hard to beat this no-/low-cost entertainment!

By bundling up and strolling or biking through Wildhorse, or driving along our route map of delightfully decorated displays, the entire family will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas for just …

Market has board opening for community representative

Local residents are invited to apply for a community representative seat on the Davis Farmers Market board of directors. A two-year term is required. Community representatives are elected by market association sellers. This is a volunteer seat aimed at people interested in supporting the market and acting as a liaison between consumers who live in […]

Community Services Department moves public counter next door

The city of Davis Community Services Department’s public service counter has moved from Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., to 600 A St., Suite C. This new location is on the north side of the City Hall parking lot adjacent to A Street. Directional signage is posted throughout the parking lot. Services include recreation class […]

Put those single socks to good use by helping UC wildlife research team

A University of California wildlife research team working in the Sierra Nevada is asking the public to donate clean, gently used socks for research on a rare weasel called the Pacific fisher. The team is part of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project, which is examining the effects of forest thinning, as currently done by […]

City of Davis announces holiday closures

Several city of Davis offices will have altered hours during the holiday season. The following offices will be closed starting Friday, Dec. 23, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3: City Hall (City Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development and Sustainability, 23 Russell Blvd.; Community Services, Child Care Services, 600 A St.; Senior Center, 646 A St.; Community […]

NAMI-Yolo offers free mental health education program

The spring sessions of the NAMI Family-to-Family Program will be offered from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 26 to April 5. This 12-session program helps families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder understand the causes and origins of the illness and how to cope with everyday problems that arise in life […]

Working through grief during the holiday season

Special to The Enterprise This is the third holiday season since the death of Beverley Radford’s beloved husband. Often, people mark the time by how many holiday seasons have passed since their loss. The loss and grief can be intensified during the holidays. Radford has an additional hurdle. Christmas Day was her husband’s birthday. “The […]

Yoga offered for the bereaved

Yolo Hospice is offering a free, low-impact yoga and breathing techniques grief workshop for the bereaved. Traditional grief support groups offer assistance through discussion and sharing. This yoga workshop offers the additional physical dimension, opening a new path to healing from grief. No yoga experience is necessary. The workshop will include education, group discussions and […]

Coldwell Banker donates $5,000 to Measure C campaign

Yes for Our Students, the community campaign for the Davis parcel tax renewal — Measure C — to fund quality public education programs in Davis schools, has announced a $5,000 contribution from Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate in Davis. “Coldwell Banker is excited to recognize how much our amazing Davis schools contribute to the fabric […]

Enjoy string quartet at Konditorei

Konditorei invites local residents to enjoy the sounds of the season at a free concert on Christmas Eve at the Austrian pastry cafe, 2710 Fifth St. in Davis. A string quartet will perform Christmas carols from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, while patrons enjoy a late breakfast, a snack or a hot beverage. […]

UCD names museum for Napa pair after $10M gift

After a $10 million donation, UC Davis’ planned art museum will carry the name of a pair of immigrants, friends, art patrons and Northern California success stories.

Jan Shrem, owner of Clos Pegase winery, made the donation in his name and that of his friend and fellow Napa Valley resident, Maria Manetti Farrow, most recently a producer of olive oil, UCD announced today.

The 40,000-square-foot Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Farrow Museum of Art is slated to open …

World trade body agrees to Russia becoming member

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization has agreed on Russia becoming its newest member, giving a boost to the ailing economy of its biggest trading partner, the European Union. The 153-nation global trade body approved by consensus Russia’s application for membership Friday, capping Moscow’s 18-year effort. The deal is expected to quickly increase EU […]