Yes — we’re open and planning for an exciting future

By Lars Anderson It seems that every month or so a new study is published that decries the state of science “literacy” in the U.S., and the poor preparation college graduates have for 21st century careers in technology-based areas. Tragically, in this economy, just when more resources are needed to bolster science education and to […]

Explorit: Hands-on health education for families

By Lisa Justice On a recent Tuesday night in Tracy, visitors at an Explorit Science Center program took turns squeezing a tennis ball through a nylon stocking to simulate how the esophagus carries food from your mouth to your stomach. They also measured flat and ridged surfaces to discover that a ridged surface is longer, so […]

Hazardous waste accepted during holiday season

Weekly collection of household hazardous waste will continue at the Yolo County Central Landfill during the holidays. The household hazardous waste facility is open every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including Dec. 30-31, at the landfill, 44090 County Road 28H, between Davis and Woodland. The landfill will be closed Sunday for […]

Linux group celebrates birthday with ‘Processing’ talk

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis, a local nonprofit computer club that hosts regular meetings and other events in town, will celebrate its 13th birthday with free food, cake and give-aways from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 213 E. 14th St., Davis. The event, free and […]

Stuff the Car

Willett Elementary School student Maren Klineberg, 10, places a musical keyboard into the back of CHP Officer Cindy Leal’s cruiser Wednesday as part of KCRA 3’s “Stuff the Car” toy donation program, which benefits hospitalized and disadvantaged children in the area. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Thomson named honorary chair of Women’s History Month luncheon

The Yolo County Women’s History Month Committee has announced Helen Thomson as its honorary chair and speaker for the 25th annual Women’s History Month luncheon, which is planned at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland. Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month, […]

Toyota grows the Prius

Toyota sold more than a million Prius gasoline-electric hybrid cars in the United States, but anyone who needed more room than the mid-size hatchback could provide was left out. Not anymore. Toyota’s biggest Prius, the 2012 Prius v, has arrived as a minivan-styled vehicle with 58 percent more cargo space than the current Prius and […]

Food Bank hosts Christmas basket giveaway

The Food Bank of Yolo County will host the second of two holiday basket giveaways as part of the Holiday Food Project 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. This distribution to more than 500 families will take place at the food bank, 1244 Fortna Ave., Woodland. The effort was made possible thanks to […]

Visitors Bureau offers new Davis area maps

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau’s new edition of the Davis & UC Davis Guide and Map is now available. The free map features things to do, places to stay, attractions, UC Davis, festivals and other information. The Visitors Bureau also offers guides and maps for Winters, Woodland, Yolo County and local wineries. All of these […]

PG&E urges customers to protect themselves from carbon monoxide

As temperatures begin to drop, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. urges customers to be mindful of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide. Several tragic cases of carbon monoxide poisoning take place each year during the winter months as people try to stay warm. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that is created […]

Average 30-year loan rate ties record: 3.94 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell back down to 3.94 percent, the record low set earlier in the fall. Low rates offer a historic opportunity for those who can afford to buy or refinance. Still, few people are able to take advantage of the record-low rates or have already done so. […]

Panetta formally shuts down U.S. war in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Panetta stepped off his military plane in Baghdad today […]

It’s not that we look down on Woodland, but …

LET CIVILITY RULE … the “mature” folks in Yolo County say this Woodland-Davis rivalry business is silly … maybe so, but it’s not silly to natives of these two towns … trust me on this … For those of us who grew up in Davis, Woodland was the place you went to face the dreaded […]

School districts decry end to bus funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state’s largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they’ll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service. “It’s an incredibly unfair […]