Free pertussis vaccine offered Thursday

The Davis Unified School District, Dr. Paula Watts-White’s office and the Yolo Health Department are teaming up again for a freeTdap clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday King High School, 635 B St. The clinic offers convenient access for students who still need the immunization so they can attend school. Parents are advised to […]

Photographers needed for Cool Davis projects

The Cool Davis Initiative has put out a call to local photographers to help capture upcoming events for posterity. Photographers are especially needed on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. The events include: * The 2011 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, co-sponsored with Sierra Club and Tuleyome at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, […]

UFC kicks off another year

Members and prospective members are invited to the University Farm Circle’s annual tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the chancellor’s residence, 16 College Park in Davis. An affiliation with UC Davis is not required. Reservations are not necessary and there is no charge. Parking is free. UFC Co-Presidents Sue Colombano and […]

DHS students find sewing project is ‘cool’

Students in Jeanne Pettigrew’s fashion class at Davis High School have been sewing with a purpose in the first few weeks of class. The beginning sewing students have carefully measured, pinned, ironed and sewed reusable vegetable bags for the Cool Davis Festival from unbleached muslin after cutting four to a yard from the fabric. The […]

Free ice cream, U-pick discounts offered Sunday

The fruit and vegetable stand at the Cloverleaf at Bridgeway Farms — on the Kidwell Road exit off of Interstate 80 between Davis and Dixon — is having a fall open house Sunday. Visitors will enjoy a free ice cream sundae with homemade blackberry sauce and be able to pick fresh produce at discounted prices. The […]

SPCA’s block-party fundraiser offers fun for all

The Yolo County SPCA will host its once-a-year block party and fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday in front of its thrift store, 920 Third St. in downtown Davis. Guests can buy tasty snacks from Jamba Juice, Cenarios, Pizza Guys and the Davis Creamery; drop thrift store staffers into a dunk tank; get henna […]

See fall foraging at the city of Davis wetlands

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands to watch for fall foraging behavior. October offers feeding opportunities for shorebirds and raptors alike. The presence of shorebirds like black-necked stilts, American […]

75 favorite plants showcased at Arboretum Plant Faire, Sale

Check it out What: UC Davis Arboretum’s 75th anniversary Plant Faire and Sale When: Saturday; member sale 9 to 11 a.m., public sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery welcomes Family Justice Center

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson The news is fantastic. Yolo County is, once again, on the cutting edge when it comes to supporting and protecting our families. That’s because the Yolo Family Justice Center is open and thriving. Those dealing with family violence can have many of their needs addressed at the same time, […]

Military families gather at Black Bear

Yolo Military Families invites anyone with a loved one in the military to join its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Black Bear Diner, 255 Second St. in downtown Davis. For information about the group or how to support service members, email

Police Department seeks public input for strategic plan update

The Davis Police Department is seeking public involvement in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2012-14. The current three-year strategic plan ends on Dec. 31. Input is being sought from community members including UC Davis students, police employees and other community stakeholders. It will be used to help the Police Department continuously focus […]

Yolo gets grant support for Art & Agriculture Project

YoloArts is among two dozen communities across the nation that have been recognized as leaders in weaving the arts into economic development. This recognition is in the form of a $63,000 grant from ArtPlace, a new public-private collaboration formed to accelerate creative placemaking across the United States. YoloArts received the recognition for its Art & […]

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 […]