Shopping for deals and treasures

From right, Christina Deniz, Erin Donahue and Maddy Fraioli peruse the artwork and jewelry by UC San Diego graduate Michelle Bonilla, left, her sister, Estrella Bonilla, and Phil Antipa at the first monthly E Street Plaza flea market on Sunday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Welcoming the Year of the Dragon

Members of the NewStar Chinese School class M2, directed by Meiyan Lin, perform the Lion Dance and Chorus during a celebration of the Chinese new year on Sunday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. 
NewStar runs on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at DHS. After-school 
programs are from 3:30 to 4:30 […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Coming together

Hamza El-Nakhal, at right, of the Islamic Center of Davis, watches Manasa Malek wash the hands of Fr. Arsanious Nady of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of 
Roseville during the ninth annual Celebration of Abraham on Sunday at St. James 
Catholic Church Memorial Center. The washing of another’s hands is a symbolic 
ritual at the […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Davisville’ focuses on local restaurants

The latest edition of KDRT radio program “Davisville” looks at the Davis restaurant business, including such local features as the quantity of Thai restaurants and the two-way connections with Sacramento. The guest for this program is reporter Mark Anderson. He writes about a wide swath of the local economy, including restaurants as a business, for the Sacramento […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Planning Commission says no on cell phone antennae

Crown Castle’s efforts to install a 25-node distributed antenna system to improve MetroPCS cell phone coverage in Davis appear to have hit another dead-end. The city’s Planning Commission voted 4-3 at its meeting Wednesday to deny Crown Castle the conditional use permit that would have allowed the company to install the antennae throughout the city. […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Woman injured in I-80 rollover

An Olympic Valley woman suffered the loss of several fingers in a rollover crash Friday in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Janeann Erman Kellermyer, 74, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 west of Richards Boulevard when she drifted into the center median and struck a plastic impact barrel shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Clinic brings health care back to Knights Landing

For a town reportedly founded by a physician — Dr. William Knight in 1843 — Knights Landing has been particularly lacking in health care services of late. Since 2008, in fact, when Knights Landing’s Communicare clinic closed, residents have had to travel 12 miles to Woodland for health care. And with so many migrant workers […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

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 Lucky (No. 102209), a 3-year-old spayed 
female Australian shepherd mix dog with a black-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Allie (No. 102344), a 10-month-old spayed female black-and-white […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Olive oil experts, producers call for level playing field

Members of California’s olive oil industry and experts from around the world pressed members of the state Senate last week for enforcement of oil standards, testifying about the damaging effects of fraudulent and low-quality olive oil on honest olive oil growers and producers, as well as consumers. “Clear laws exist on olive oil quality, adulteration, […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Marrow drives seek Asian-American donors

The Asian American Donor Program will hold three marrow registration drives in Davis this weeks in hopes of saving a 4-year-old Bay Area boy in need of a marrow transplant. Because Kyle Crawford, who suffers from aplastic anemia, is of both Chinese and Caucasian descent, it is likely someone of Asian or bi-racial heritage will […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed for Academic Decathlon

Davis High School will be representing Yolo County in this year’s North Bay Region Academic Decathlon on Saturday and volunteers are needed to proctor the event’s Super Quiz relay. The regional competition — the largest in California — takes place at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Proctors are needed from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Movie highlights the plight of local farmers

Have you ever wondered as you meandered through the produce section of the grocery store or sauntered around the Davis Farmers Market, “What does it take for this to get here?”

It’s a question that’s easy to overlook, especially in California where there appears to be an overabundance of crops. According to Californiagrown.org, the Golden State produces 99 percent of all garlic grown in the United States and is the leading grower of peaches, plums, strawberries and nectarines in the country. Additionally, California supplies more than 1 million fresh-cut roses to the nation each year.

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Filmmaker Oliver Stone speaks at Mondavi on Friday

Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will speak at 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Distinguished Speakers series at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Stone — a man who is seldom at a loss for words when it comes to discussing his take on American history and politics — won Academy Awards […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Project Linus to gather Feb. 8

The Project Linus of Yolo County group will meet for its monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis. The group makes and distributes gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,