Three from UC Davis win NIH research awards

The National Institutes of Health last week named three UC Davis researchers the recipients of highly competitive awards totaling $8.9 million. The multi-year grants to James Hildreth, Jan Nolta and Emanual Maverakis are designed to encourage innovative, high-risk research and accelerate the translation of science into improved health, according to a news release. Hildreth, dean of […]

Weather, economy squeeze wine grape supply

Special to The Enterprise The sluggish economy and unusually cool weather this season have dramatically tightened the supply of wine grapes, a situation that likely will continue for several years, reports Robert Smiley, dean and professor emeritus at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Smiley presented findings from two recent surveys of wine industry […]

Indian feast Oct. 15 to benefit CA House

Community members are invited to the CA House’s annual Indian dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 15, to benefit the student programs and activities of CA House and its multifaith living community. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., and will feature an Indian […]

Fall-prevention workshop set Oct. 19

The most effective way to reduce the risk of falling is to engage in a consistent exercise program. Anyone who is afraid of falling or concerned about a loved one who may fall is invited to the FallProof balance and mobility workshop planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Chapel at St. John’s […]

Aloha: UCD looks to nurture ties to Hawaii

This weekend, UC Davis administrators will be rooting for more than their underdog Aggies, who are in Hawaii to face the Rainbow Warriors on the football field for the first time. UCD officials also are hoping to strengthen ties between UCD and the University of Hawaii and reconnect with some 600 alumni scattered throughout the […]

Follow these tips to ensure safety on two wheels

By John Neves My job with the Davis Police Department is to patrol the downtown area on a bicycle. The city of Davis has put a great deal of effort into making our city bicycle-friendly. With so many bikes, we have our share of collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. Many such collisions result in […]

Trackside construction

Fence posts line the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near downtown Davis on Thursday morning as work proceeds on a 3,800-foot-long fence that will prevent Olive Drive residents from crossing the tracks on foot and by bicycle. The construction is occurring despite pleas from city officials to postpone the project until an at-grade pedestrian crossing is designed to get people safely and conveniently from one […]

UCD joins effort to revive Africa’s native crops

Special to The Enterprise UC Davis will play a role in boosting the health and economies of Africa by genetically sequencing and breeding native crops as part of a consortium announced this week in New York. The recently formed African Orphan Crops consortium will work with African scientists to identify at least two dozen African […]

Conflicts between zebras, ranchers not black and white

African ranchers often prefer to keep wild grazers like zebra off the grass that fattens their cattle. But a new study by UC Davis and Kenyan researchers shows that grazing by wild animals doesn’t always harm — and can sometimes benefit — cattle.

The research team found that during the dry season, cattle that grazed with wild animals had reduced weight gain — the bottom line for ranchers. But in the wet season, cattle actually put on more weight when they grazed alongside wildlife.

Truman Young, a professor of plant sciences at UCD and senior author of the study, said the interaction between cattle and wildlife is more complicated than has been appreciated.

Incentives offered to tune up your house

Mark Berman, one of the energy efficiency experts at Davis Energy Group, says people should treat their houses as well as they do their cars. “Everyone is taught how to drive,” Berman says. “Part of the lesson is always, ‘Take care of your car, and it will take care of you. Don’t, and you’ll be […]

For the record

In an article published last week, “Locals Plan to Stop Water Rate Hikes,” campaign and election law attorney Ashlee Titus misstated the number of signatures required for a water rates initiative to be placed on an election ballot. An initiative, under Proposition 218, requires only 1,163 signatures, which is 5 percent of the number of […]

Tickets available now for High Holy Days services

Non-congregants are welcome to attend the upcoming High Holy Day services at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar as the Days of Awe, occur this year between Sept. 28 and Oct. 8. Congregation Bet Haverim will observe these […]

Free composting classes start Oct. 1

The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering the following free composting classes: * Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; * Monday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St.; and * Friday, Oct. 14, […]

Students, grab Mondavi tickets now

UC Davis students can purchase tickets to any sold-out show in the Mondavi Center’s 2011-12 season on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mondavi ticket office. Officials hold up to 10 percent of the house for each show to ensure that UCD students have the opportunity to see every artist who visits Davis. […]