Help make Cool Davis veggie bags

Organizers of the Cool Davis Veggie Bag Project have put out a call to all volunteers who like to sew. The goal is to make reusable veggie bags to give to each household at the Oct. 16 Cool Davis Festival as one small step toward more sustainable living. To volunteer to sew veggie bags, contact Nancy […]

Glover hired to lead downtown business association

Melanie Glover has been hired to lead the Davis Downtown Business Association, the board of directors has announced. She has been serving as coordinator of the Second Friday ArtAbout and as publicity coordinator at the Davis Art Center. Glover will start her new job on Aug. 22 and succeeds Joy Cohan, who stepped down from the […]

Woodland’s Stroll Through History is back

Woodland’s popular Stroll Through History event, which showcases the community’s historic homes and neighborhoods, is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. After taking a year off to raise funds, organizers of this popular local event have returned with a mix of free and ticketed events. The free events include eight guided tours through historic neighborhoods, each […]

The public health of water: a unique opportunity

Special to The Enterprise As I watered my tomatoes, my neighbor informed me that I will not be able to afford this in the future. “We are going to pay through the nose so our city can transition from ground to surface water,” he said, adding, though, that our “appliances” will last longer and the […]

Nominate a community hero for Red Cross recognition

As a community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention and response, the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a celebration to honor individuals in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion. This celebration, the 11th annual Red Cross Heroes Luncheon […]

High school students shine in UC Davis stem cell labs

SACRAMENTO — Summer vacation for high school students doesn’t typically consist of working inside the world’s most advanced scientific laboratories. But for a group of talented California teens, including Kalani Ratnasiri and Thomas Gepts from Davis High School, that’s exactly what this summer entailed. An innovative program sponsored by the state’s stem cell agency, the […]

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 […]