The Busycle finds a home, at El Macero Country Club

By Paul Guttenberg It is a marvelous thing when a community comes together. Different people, personalities and predilections combine for the benefit of all. This is what occurred when the 15-person human-powered vehicle known as the Busycle was in need. Left outside, exposed to the elements, it surely was going to deteriorate. We attempted to […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Pepper-spray report delayed again

A task force examining the pepper-spraying of unarmed protesters by UC Davis police has again delayed the release of its findings. The task force is now looking at “early March” for the unveiling of its recommendations, according to a letter from its chair, former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, to UC President Mark Yudof […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Raising a glass to better health

No matter how you say it, around the world, glasses of wine are often raised and clinked with the hopes of long life and good health.

Davis residents Craig and Karen Senders are taking it a step further and using the proceeds from their hand-crafted Senders Wines to bring hope-filled and healthy lives to people around the world.

Craig Senders, M.D., a professor of pediatric otolaryngology at UC Davis, and Karen have been making their own wine since 2005. Dr. Senders was traveling abroad long before they bottled their first Pinot Noir, to perform surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates.

While he and all the other doctors on his team pay their own way, the wine sales offset costs of …

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Learn about electric vehicle transformation

SAN DIEGO — Learn about recent developments in the electric vehicle revolution sweeping across California during a presentation from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane. The workshop will focus on plug-in electric vehicles and feature a panel of local owners discussing their experiences with […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

St. James hosts its annual Wine-Tasting Festival

The St. James Parish’s ninth annual Wine-Tasting Festival will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the St. James Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. This social event embraces the parish community as well as the greater Davis community. It is also a fundraiser that supports the Memorial Center. The event will feature […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local congregation makes a change in affiliation

From its founding, the Baptist denomination has stressed autonomy among its churches and demonstrated this, in part, by lack of a uniting creed. Churches would be united in ideas, coming together to help with missions and social projects, but would be free to run their own affairs as they interpreted them according to scriptures. The […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn all about wolves at Woodland Library program

A wolf education program for all ages is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. All ages are welcome. Never Cry Wolf Rescue & Adoption, a local nonprofit organization, will bring two to four live wolves to the presentation. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Flowers leaving Patwin principal’s job

Michelle Flowers, the principal at Patwin Elementary School for the past four years, is stepping down at the end of the school year. “It was a tough, tough choice, because I love Patwin,” she told The Enterprise. Flowers will be moving to Folsom in June for family reasons, with her children and her mother. She […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County seeks grand jury members

Yolo Superior Court is  accepting applications for the 2012-13 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city and county […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Explorit staffer launches Pens for Pokanong

Lexi Barton has been volunteering at Explorit Science Center since June. In that time, she has facilitated hands-on science activities as a science teaching assistant for Explorit’s Exhibit public hours, discovery lessons, nature safaris and summer camp programs. Currently, Barton is Explorit’s volunteer specializing in animal care. In August, Barton also spent two weeks as […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD, wrestlers reach $1.35M settlement in Title IX case

UC Davis and three former student-athletes on Thursday announced a $1.35 million settlement in a Title IX case that stretched on for more than eight years. On Aug. 3, U.S. District Court Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. ruled that UCD did not discriminate against three women cut from its men’s wrestling team in 2001. At the […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Jolie Holland, Sea of Bees perform Tuesday

Just the ticket Who: Jolie Holland and Sea of Bees When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $12 each, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or davislivemusic.com Thanks to the Davis Live Music Collective — a group of local music fans committed to promoting high-quality performances in this […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visit church preschool at open house Feb. 27

The University Covenant Nursery School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. UCNS is a weekday Christian preschool with programs for 3-year-olds and pre-kindergarten students ages 4-5.. Two classes for 3-year-olds run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fundraiser benefits former foster kids

“Each year, thousands of 18-year-olds find themselves totally on their own because they have aged out of the foster care system,” says Lea Rosenberg, a member of Soroptimist International of Davis. “Suddenly, they must figure out how to live on their own, work out transportation issues, and find a job or enter college without the […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,