Sahaya International sends hope across the globe

Many people in impoverished countries who are afflicted with AIDS don’t have the means to combat the disease by themselves. So 15 years ago, Koen Van Rompay, a research scientist at the California National Primate Research Center on the UC Davis campus, decided to do something about that. When he first traveled to India in 1997, […]

Volunteer boaters sought for kids fishing event at Lake Berryessa

The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the Catch a Special Thrill for Kids Foundation and Pleasure Cove Marina, will host a CAST for Kids fishing event at Lake Berryessa on Saturday, Oct. 15. The agency is seeking boaters and fishermen who wish to volunteer their time and use of their boat. The event will […]

Baby-sitter training class offered this weekend

The American Red Cross baby-sitter’s training course will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Davis Community Pool building. This class is open to youths age 11 to 15 (participants must be at least 11 years old by the last day of the course). […]

PTA sponsors Back-to-School Night paper drive

Parents of Davis High School students are invited to return to class on Thursday evening. Back-to-School Night begins with a general program for all parents in the North Gym at 6 p.m. Then, parents will follow their student’s schedule of classes. Student Government leaders are sponsoring a barbecue on the DHS Quad starting at 5:15 […]

Free talk on genomics planned Saturday

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 Saturday, “An Evening with the Genome […]

U.S. exaggerated bin Laden’s role in al-Qaida, expert says

Special to The Enterprise The United States — in a rush to hold someone accountable — oversimplified its views of Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida terrorist organization, based in part on misleading court records, poor translations and an inadequate understanding of al-Qaida’s history, according to a UC Davis professor who has listened to audiocassettes […]

Puck tweaks our sprockets in delightful ‘Dream’

Check it out What: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble When: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 2, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday and Oct. 2 Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, Garrod Drive (parking costs $7 on weekdays and is free on weekends) Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students, $5 […]

Fairy tales come alive at DHS drama fundraiser

Davis’ Central Park will be transformed Sunday into a fairy tale land filled with knights, a dragon, princes, princesses and Renaissance games as the Davis High School drama department presents Faerie Tale Frenzy: A Children’s Carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. DHS drama students will dress in costume and host an afternoon filled with games […]

Woodland crash leaves driver with major injuries

A single-vehicle crash in Woodland has left the driver hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries, police said. Sgt. Don Beal said officers were dispatched at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of East Gibson Road and Washington Drive, where they discovered a gold Honda whose driver was unconscious and bleeding. The driver — whose identity […]

Standing In: I say, bring on the food trucks!

Leave it to Bob Dunning to give me a perfect reason to enter his “Contest to Replace the Above Pictured Columnist.” He claimed in this very newspaper that I “offended nearly every other restaurant owner in town” because I stated, among other things, “There’s not lot of good food in Davis,” in response to Jonathan […]

Fly Fishers to hear about ‘Steelheading on the Feather’

Lance and Kirsten Gray will present “Steelheading on the Feather” at the next meeting of the Fly Fishers of Davis on Tuesday. The presentation covers history, angling information, access points, fly-fishing techniques and flies. Lance also will also demonstrate setting up rods and tying flies in a hands-on setting if time allows, and will provide […]

Retro video game event planned at library

Retro-gaming aficionado and expert Bill Kendrick will bring the dinosaurs of gaming — Sega, Atari, Nintendo and Gameboy — to the Stephens Branch Library for teens to play for free from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event takes place in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. It is open to […]

Event honoring Earth features local author, musicians

The Cool Davis Initiative and the Village Homeowners Association invite community members to walk, bike or Rollerblade to a Moving Planet Event: An Evening in Honor of Earth featuring internationally acclaimed local author Kim Stanley Robinson and local musicians. Come for desserts and iced tea from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Village […]

Pinkerton learns the ropes as city manager

Davis’ new city manager, Steve Pinkerton, spent his first day on the job two weeks ago brushing up on local issues. But no amount of preparation could ready him for the marathon City Council meeting that started at 6:30 p.m. and ended nine hours later, just before daylight broke the following morning. That was his […]