Tickets on sale for Everybody Dance Now!

Everybody Dance Now!, the second annual Davis High School Jazz Choir dance competition, is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” this one-night dance competition is open to all Davis […]

Vice chancellor revamping UCD’s Office of Research

Special to The Enterprise Harris Lewin arrived at UC Davis at the end of March, charged by Chancellor Linda Katehi with reforming the Office of Research and taking the campus’s research enterprise to $1 billion in annual funding. Lewin earned his doctorate in immunology from UC Davis in 1984, then spent the next 27 years […]

‘Zero net energy’ West Village welcomes first residents

In mid-August, the first students, faculty and staff began moving into apartments in West Village, UC Davis’ long-planned housing project south of Russell Boulevard and west of Highway 113. When finished, the $280 million, 200-acre project — which also will include single-family homes, a village square for businesses and a community college center — will […]

Report: Inland California drags economic growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s hard-hit inland areas will continue to be a drag on the state’s economy, with the construction industry that had fueled the regions’ growth showing little sign of recovering in the foreseeable future, according to an economic study released Tuesday. The quarterly Anderson Forecast from the University of California, Los Angeles, […]

Audubon group to hear about cavity-nesting birds

Steve Simmons of Merced will talk about his work with nine different species of cavity-nesting birds including American kestrels, western screech owls, barn owls, wood ducks and passerines such as ash-throated flycatchers, at the Yolo Audubon Society meeting on Wednesday. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All […]

Panel discussion set on government contracting opportunities

A panel discussion on “Bringing Government Contracting Opportunities to You” will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m. Attendees will learn about doing business with government. Panelists include Liza Whitmore, District 3 small business liaison for Caltrans; […]

Be part of the world’s longest bike parade!

The effort to set another Guinness World record for the “longest single line of bikes” happens on Sunday, Oct. 2. Riders who want to be part of the parade need to register soon, but not later than Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge announced in June that they would lead […]

UCD’s economic impact $5.5 billion, says study

UC Davis was responsible for about 56,000 jobs and $5.5 billion in economic activity in 2009-10. That’s about $10 for each dollar invested by the state, according to a report released last week by the UC Office of the President. “As we educate our students and create an unrivaled workforce for the state of California, […]

Supes approve solar panels in Winters

WOODLAND — Solar panels: 1. Agriculture: 0. Yolo County supervisors last week gave a walnut grower permission to build solar panels on top-notch farmland hugging the farm town of Winters. The panels will feed power to a quarter of the homes in the city. The 3.6-megawatt power plant will cover 18 acres and generate power […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Sherman (No. 98762), a 5-year-old neutered male Yorkshire terrier mix with a black-and-tan coat. Also hoping for a good home is Elliot (No. 98415), a 4-month-old neutered male, domestic short-haired […]

Water ratepayers have a chance to ask questions on Wednesday

Davis residents will have an opportunity this week to learn more about the local water rate increases adopted two weeks ago by the City Council. The city will host an informational water rate forum from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Public works and other staff […]

UCD grad killed in Reno crash

UC Davis and Cal Aggie Band-uh alumnus John Craik was among 10 people killed when a racing plane crashed last week in Reno, Nev. “He was one that was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died in the hospital,” Craik’s sister-in-law, Shannon Wilhite, told KUSA-TV in Colorado. “He will be missed and I […]

County Road 99 to be closed for reconstruction

Due to road reconstruction, County Road 99, between County Road 25A and the Woodland city limits, will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, through Oct. 21. Detour signs will direct motorists to alternate routes. The reconstructed road will have 11-foot-wide travel lanes and 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes. The existing road […]

College day-trippin’ set for teens

The city of Davis is organizing day trips for teens to visit some of the most popular colleges in Northern California in the next month. “This is a great way to get your teen excited and ready for college,” a news release said. “Trips are led by two of our experienced, knowledgeable, responsible and caring […]