Don’t light for Jan. 11

Don’t Light Tonight Advisory is in effect through midnight Wednesday, Jan. 11. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. Wednesday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) is forecast to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. On winter nights when inversion layers are strong and air […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

MLK Day of Service activities planned along Putah Creek

To pay tribute to the heroic public service of Martin Luther King Jr., Congress designated the MLK federal holiday as a national day of service — a “day on, not a day off.” On Saturday, Putah Creek Council and the Sacramento Tree Foundation will host a special community service activity along Putah Creek in Winters, […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dome homes take on residents’ personality

From right, Greta Lelea, Sheryl Sensenig, Anna Aronowitz and Uma Venkatraman talk about their sustainability project plans Monday for the Baggins End Domes at UC Davis. Students began moving back in to the unique campus dwellings over the weekend.

January 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Chamberlain to be honored by Yolo County Farm Bureau

This year’s annual meeting of the Yolo County Farm Bureau will take place Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. A social hour and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner catered by The Buckhorn at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and the […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Supporters of Berryessa Snow Mountain will gather

Yolo County residents who want to see the Berryessa Snow Mountain region earn permanent protection will gather from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The meeting, which will be hosted by Tuleyome, will include a presentation on the region, […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Walk the Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to visit the Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday for a guided interpretive walk from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk on hillsides of native grasses, shrubs and trees is of easy to moderate difficulty, and will be led […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Author challenges obesity’s causes, remedy

Author Julie Guthman will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to discuss her new book, “Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.” “Weighing In” takes on the “obesity epidemic,” challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Guthman examines […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Cell phones, helmets and car seats — stay safe in 2012

Special to The Enterprise Happy 2012 from Street Smarts! While you’re reviewing your list of new year’s resolutions this year, commit to making safety a top priority. Distracted driving: Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the road, including eating, using a cell phone, looking at directions, adjusting a radio and grooming. […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Butterfly’s early arrival is a result of sunny, dry winter

Professor Arthur Shapiro of the UC Davis department of evolution and ecology netted the first cabbage white butterfly of 2012 on Sunday in West Sacramento, to win his own beer-for-a-butterfly contest. The noted butterfly expert has sponsored the contest since 1972 and recalls having lost only three times, each time to one of his graduate […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

See seasonal visitors at Wildlife Area tour

Visitors to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area this time of year are treated to sights of plenty of seasonal visitors — waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and marsh birds. A public tour of the Wildlife Area is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All interested tour participants should meet in Parking Lot A (the first parking […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale now for Davis High Idol

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Davis High Idol competition, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, and Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The event is hosted by the DHS Advanced Treble Choir and features competitors who are students in grades 10-12. The […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

N.J. governor postpones speech after legislator’s death

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will remember a friend instead of delivering his State of the State address as a new legislative session begins on a somber note Tuesday. The top Republican in the Assembly collapsed and died as the 214th legislative session came to an end Monday night. Assemblyman Alex […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Supreme Court to weigh GOP claims on Senate maps

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republicans on Tuesday will ask the California Supreme Court to prohibit the use of newly drawn state Senate districts in this year’s elections while they try to qualify a ballot initiative intended to overturn the maps. GOP interests argue that their initiative is likely to qualify for the November ballot. That would […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Jim and Kristy Powell, please take a bow

MONEY MADNESS … wow, the Powells of Candy Cane Court actually earned this town 100,000 completely free dollars, and it’s not even a government grant that we paid for through the back door with our tax dollars … and everyone who voted early and often for the Powells in the Patch.com Christmas light contest can […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,