Woodland festival celebrates ‘Year of the Tomato’

Take a bite What: Fourth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, featuring a restaurant salsa competition, Top Tomato Chef contest, public tomato tasting, live entertainment, children’s activities and a farmers market When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Freeman Park, Sixth and Main streets in downtown Woodland WOODLAND — On a recent sunny summer morning, a […]

Brown-bag discussion set on proposed water rate increases

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch presentation on proposed increases to city of Davis water rates from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The discussion is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee and will take place at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 B St. in downtown Davis. […]

D-QU alumni organization is forming

Graduates of D-Q University, a two-year Native American college that operated for many years west of Davis, are organizing an alumni association. The group hopes to revive the college and get it operational again. To participate, contact Rita Montes Martin at P.O. Box 73615, Davis, CA 95617; (530) 759-8434; or rita1215@aol.com.

Sacramento Choral Society seeks tenors, sopranos

Would you like to sing Sir William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” great cathedral classics, along with a spectacular Christmas concert? The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra and music director Donald Kendrick are holding membership auditions for tenors and sopranos only for the 2011-12 concert season. Experienced choral singers with good music-reading skills are […]

Enjoy music, pizza, wine at Happy Thursday

Visitors to Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy tuns by the Muke Justis Band and a slice from the Caffé Italia pizza oven while they sip discounted wine by the glass. Rominger West is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Justis, a singer/songwriter […]

Cameron: UK won’t let ‘culture of fear’ take over

LONDON (AP) — Britain will not let a “culture of fear” take over its streets, Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Wednesday, saying police have drawn up contingency plans to use water cannon if necessary to remove rioters from the streets. Thousands of extra police officers on the streets kept a nervous London quiet after three […]

Da Vinci Charter Academy registration starts this week

Da Vinci high school students entering grades 10 through 12 can register from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday at the school, 1400 E. Eighth St. in Davis. Registration materials are available online at www.davincihigh.net or call the office at (530) 757-7154 to request materials. Da Vinci junior high students entering grades 7-9 will register from 2 […]

Bringing new meaning to ‘snail mail’

PROTESTING THE PROTEST … several weeks ago, after much prodding and pulling of teeth, the Davis City Council reluctantly agreed to send out a “simplified” form for ratepayers to protest the proposed tripling or quadrupling of our water rates … they could have sent out this form months ago when they first began lobbying us […]

New drug gives Davisite a reprieve from a cancer death sentence

In September of 2005, Davis resident Allan McKillop was told he had developed metastatic melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, and that he had less than one year to live. Six years later, after participating in two experimental drug trials, the cancer has all but disappeared from his body. The former UC Davis professor of engineering […]

KDVS radio tower project delayed

Last year, UC Davis’ independent radio station, KDVS 90.3 FM, and Results Radio LLC announced their plans to construct a radio tower in South Davis, which would extend KDVS’ radio signal beyond Davis and into Sacramento. The tower received federal approval and was scheduled to be completed by last fall until South Davis neighbors objected. […]

New Davis cop cards now available

The seventh edition of Davis Police Department trading cards are now available. Forty-one officers, including Chief Landy Black, participated in the new edition, the first to be released since 2003. The purpose of the cards is to encourage youths to interact with the officers who serve their community. “It’s a good icebreaker,” said Sgt. Frank […]

Friend or foe: choosing trees to plant in Davis

Special to The Enterprise * Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Davis residents can choose the best trees to plant this fall by picking up the new “A Tree Guide for Davis,” developed by Tree Davis, the California Center for Urban Horticulture and PG&E. The guide can be found at Tree […]

To your good health

Shoppers line up for farm-fresh summer produce at the Toledo Farms stand at the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place. Seven farmers will be at the market this week, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, honey and flowers. Prepared foods […]

Two cats perish in Woodland blaze

The Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning blaze that killed two pet cats Tuesday morning. The fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. at a home at Idle Wheel Mobile Estates, 907 Bourne Drive. Firefighters arrived at unit No. 89 to find smoke and flames pouring from the single-story structure, […]