Hattie Weber Museum celebrates 20 years

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will celebrate 20 years of community service with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the museum, 445 C St. There will be short program during which City Council members involved in the establishment of the museum and early volunteers will be honored. The public is invited […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Country stars join entertainment line-up at Dixon May Fair

Country music’s piano man and a former “American Idol” contestant-turned-country star will entertain thousands at the 137th annual Dixon May Fair. Fair officials announced this week that Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar will co-headline a concert in the fair’s arena on Friday, May 11. Pickler’s life has played out like a classic country song. From […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

UC Farmers Market has new look, location

Despite all of the media attention on eating right, not everyone gets the message. Especially those who don’t get their information from “mainstream” sources. A 2011 survey conducted by Oregon State University and published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that both male and female college students’ nutritional intake was less than […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Rosie is a gentle and calm 7-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who loves to play with male dogs and wants nothing more than to be a couch potato with you. Clyde is a calm and friendly 3-year-old neutered male Walker hound who loves being with people of all ages and plays well with other dogs. Both […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cat survives 19-story plunge from Boston high rise

BOSTON (AP) — A veterinarian says acting like a flying squirrel may have saved a cat from serious injury in a 19-story plunge from a Boston high rise. Sugar the cat had no broken bones or cuts, just some bruising on her lungs after the fall from a window owner Brittany Kirk had opened to […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Portugal strike disrupts public transport

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A strike by Portugal’s largest trade union confederation forced the cancellation of most public transport services Thursday, making it hard for commuters to get to work. The Lisbon subway, which carries more than a half-million passengers every weekday, stayed closed. Train, bus and ferry companies in the capital and the second-largest […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Terror suspect leaps to his death

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — An Islamic extremist who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died Thursday after jumping from his window, gun in hand, in a fierce shootout with police, authorities said. Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Mohamed Merah, 23, a French citizen of Algerian descent who claimed links to al-Qaida, […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Arguments about my criticism are plastic

Because I have spies everywhere, I now have in front of me one of those “inside baseball” communiqués between an esteemed member of our Natural Resources Commission and his equally esteemed commission colleagues. Writes the commissioner (let’s call him Alan): “Bob Dunning has recently been very critical in the Enterprise about efforts to reduce plastic […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Picnic in the Park is back!

From left, Moira Eckert, 5, Madeline Zafonte, 5 and Adela Huey, 2, dance to the music of Blue Blazes at Picnic in the Park Wednesday in Central Park. Mother Nature smiled on organizers of the popular weekly festival by providing a relatively warm, dry evening for its 2012 return. The event runs from 4:30 to […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Biting cat, owner sought by animal services officers

Yolo County animal services officers are searching for the owner of a cat that bit a man in East Davis earlier this week. Supervising Animal Services Officer Wayne Buckley said the 49-year-old man was bitten Sunday in the area of M Street and Duke Drive by a large, brown Siamese mix with black and white […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

I-5 crash injures freeway worker

A freeway worker was injured Tuesday night after being struck by one of two cars that collided on Interstate 5 near Woodland, according to the California Highway Patrol. Parnell Demetrius Perry, 45, was placing cones in the slow lane of southbound I-5 south of County Road 102 at about 8 p.m. when a Ford Taurus […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Alleged DUI driver hits YONET car

An alleged drunken driver had the misfortune Tuesday of not only getting into a crash, but one that involved a carload of cops, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Bryan Konvalin said officers were dispatched at 6:30 p.m. to Elliot Street west of Railroad Avenue in Woodland, where a Dodge Intrepid had collided with a […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Kemmerling tickles the ivories on Saturday

Ken Kemmerling will play classic jazz standards on the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit http://monticellocuisine.com.

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bee sanctuary is the place to be Saturday

The Davis Bee Collective, a community of small-scale beekeepers founded by a former UC Davis entomology graduate student, will host a grand opening celebration Saturday, March 31, for its newly landscaped apiary, the Davis Bee Sanctuary. The event, free and open to the public, will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the site adjacent to The Domes […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,