Standing In: It’s not the town, it’s the people

Dear Davis, Once, I thought I was in love with you. As a child and young man, I loved you for many reasons; your numerous and flat bike paths, your pleasant weather (yes, even your hot summers are pleasant compared to most other summers across the globe), your skilled teachers at your excellent schools, your […]

Art Center offers folk dance class

The Davis Art Center offers a six-week beginning folk dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 4 and continuing through Nov. 8. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dance from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art […]

Mosquito season is not over yet

While the weekend brought milder weather and light rain, last week’s hot temperatures and an expected warming trend in coming days have kept mosquito populations and West Nile virus activity constant. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District announced Monday that 26 new mosquito samples and three dead birds have tested positive for West Nile. […]

Local families to participate in Walk to Cure Diabetes

More than 4,000 area walkers — including Davis and Woodland families, schools, local corporations and organizations — are expected to turn out for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 18th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the state Capitol in Sacramento. Radio DJs Baltazar and Nina from NOW 100.5FM will […]

Director to share vision for UCD’s MIND Institute

The new director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Leonard Abbeduto, will open the annual “Behind the MIND” speaker series with a talk about his vision for the institute’s future at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Abbeduto oversees more than 250 faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students researching and treating neurological disorders, including autism […]

Health festival to benefit Blue & White Foundation

More than a dozen local sports and health professionals will offer free services at The Good Health Festival, a fundraiser for the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Covell Professional Center, at Anderson Road and West Covell Boulevard. At the health festival, free services include spinal […]

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 Solitaire (No. 98012), a 5-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat with a black-and-white coat. A shelter spokesperson said he would do best as an only pet, but “picks and chooses […]

Picket signs cropping up as labor groups, individuals protest

The sight of picket signs became more common during September, as several demonstrations have been visible in or near Davis. Last week, the California Nurses Association called on 23,000 members to strike for one day, from 7 a.m. last Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday. The strike affected about two dozen hospitals around Northern California, including […]

Community comes together for bone marrow screening

Interested persons are encouraged to participate in a bone marrow screening from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the Muslim Mosque and Islamic Center in Woodland, 1023 North St. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is needed. The initial screening is a brief  procedure involving a simple cheek swab. A bone marrow donor is being sought […]

Council to explore cutting $2.5 million more this year

A big budget discussion is planned for Tuesday night’s Davis City Council meeting, which is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The task at hand: figure where and how the city will cut $2.5 million in spending in the current fiscal year. This, on top of an […]

I-House hosts storytelling program

International House, Davis, continues to host its Children’s International Storytelling Program for children ages 5 to 10 with accompanying adults. Performances take place monthly during the school year and may include drama, music, dance and puppetry as well as traditional oral storytelling. Each performance features the talents of various performers from Davis and the surrounding […]

UCD lands $3.8 million grant for mouse-based research

Special to The Enterprise The National Institutes of Health has awarded $3.8 million to UC Davis to fund a new mouse-based research center devoted to studies of the physiology and genetics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. A major focus for the new mouse metabolic phenotyping center will be cardiovascular disease, which affects more than […]

Novelist Franzen to open speaker series

Award-winning novelist Jonathan Franzen will open the Mondavi Center’s distinguished speaker series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Franzen’s 2001 novel, “The Corrections,” won the National Book Award for fiction and was nominated or was a finalist for, among others, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2005, […]

Tour Shields Oak Grove on Saturday

It’s Oaktober at the UC Davis Arboretum, which contains one of the nation’s largest collections of oak trees. In fall, the oaks are ending their cycle, preparing to drop their seeds and hunkering down for the winter. Visitors to the Arboretum for a free guided tour at 10 a.m. Saturday of the Shields Oak Grove […]