Celebrate lavender at Cache Creek festival

The public is invited to the 2011 Cache Creek Lavender Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. Held at the Cache Creek Lavender Farm, 3430 Madrone St. in Rumsey, the free festival features crafts demonstrations, field tours, carriage rides and the opportunity to pick your own lavender. Visitors will learn more […]

Learn about Atari history at the library

The third annual Atari Party will bring four decades of Atari history to the Stephens Branch Library in Davis from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Hundreds of games on dozens of various Atari computers and systems, from the collections of volunteers, will be available to play. Learn about the early years of home computing and […]

Summer reading program kicks off at libraries

The Yolo County Library is rolling out its popular summer reading program on June 1, running through mid-August. The program includes free reading clubs at all branch libraries and prizes for all ages. Beginning June 1, visit any Yolo County branch library to pick up a schedule of summer events and sign up for the […]

Quick-thinking custodian rescues owl

Surely, the school known around the world for its love of picture books deserves to be featured in one of its own now. Just call it “Mr. Ramirez Rescues an Owl,” based on a true story, no less. It all started early Thursday morning when longtime Birch Lane custodian Luis Ramirez arrived at the school […]

UCD Orchestra’s Family Concert to feature local pianist

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert When: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center Tickets: $12 general, $8 students/children; http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with the annual Family Concert — and the evening will feature an […]

DHS Class of ’86 will reunite in August

The Davis High School Class of 1986 is planning a 25th class reunion for the weekend of August 26-27. Activities will include family time at the Farmers’ Market and an evening event at Bistro 33. If you can help reunion organizers find missing classmates, email Danyelle Dolan at danyelle.ellis@sbcglobal.net or Dana Christiansen at dpwelch5@comcast.net. Follow […]

Fellowship winner to study nature’s place in architecture

Special to The Enterprise For centuries, nature has inspired architectural design, but recent computer-based technologies are giving architects new tools to mimic nature. To explore this transformation, Christina Cogdell, an associate professor of architectural and design history at UC Davis, has received a $225,000 New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The prestigious […]

Female wrestlers at last face UCD in Title IX match

SACRAMENTO — An attorney for the plaintiffs painted four UC Davis administrators as indifferent to female athletes. The defense portrayed those same administrators as champions for gender equity. So it went Monday as U.S. District Court Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. heard opening arguments in a decade-long dispute in which three female wrestlers allege that […]

Smash-mouth entry makes Target a tourist attraction

OFF TARGET … I think we all knew that when the Major Minnesota Merchandiser beat back the opposition and opened a massive Target store in Davis, it would be controversial … and while picket signs never materialized and feared impacts on the nearby neighborhood seem minimal, no one possibly could have guessed that this Target […]

UC reaches tentative agreement with nurses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union for registered nurses at five University of California campuses says a tentative contract agreement has been reached that would offer better pay and workplace safety measures. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says more than 11,000 nurses would get incremental pay increases averaging 11 percent over the next 26 months if the contract is […]

Holmes invites community to arts festival

Holmes Junior High School invites the community to its annual “Festival of the Arts” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The event features musical performances by the Holmes choirs and bands, and all of the school’s elective classes will sell handmade crafts, art and food. The home economics department will barbecue hot dogs and corn; […]

High court to California: Cut prison population by 30,000

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California must drastically reduce its prison population to relieve severe overcrowding that has exposed inmates to increased violence, disease and death. The decision, however, doesn’t mean the prison gates will swing open in an uncontrolled release. The high court’s 5-4 decision calls on […]

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 Jack (No. 95657), a 2-month-old male Jack Russell terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Meenie (No. 95231), a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat with a black-and-white […]

Drug court graduation celebrates sobriety, success

WOODLAND — Seven people whose drug use led to run-ins with the criminal justice system celebrated a new lease on life Monday with their graduations from Yolo County’s felony probation drug court. The ceremony coincided with National Drug Court Month, observed each May. Four men and three women who once collectively faced 32 years in […]