Bergman film to be screened Friday

“The Inn of the Sixth Happiness,” a 1958 U.S. film directed by Mark Robson, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bohart open house features insects in winter

Where do insects go in the winter? UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology will answer this question at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, themed “Insects in the Winter Wonderland.” The event, free and open to the public, is the last of the 2011 weekend open houses at the Bohart Museum, in […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Protein helps bacteria ‘talk,’ triggers plants’ defenses

Special to The Enterprise Scientists have discovered a new signal that helps invading bacteria communicate but also helps targeted rice plants coordinate defensive attacks on the disease-causing invaders, a finding that could lead to new methods of combating infection not just in plants, but in humans. Findings from the study, conducted by a team of […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Courthouse parking site purchase gets state approval

Planning for a new Yolo County Courthouse reached another milestone Friday with the State Public Works Board’s approval of a land purchase for off-site parking, court officials announced Monday. The land purchased from Union Pacific Railroad will be used to construct an estimated 226 parking spaces southeast of the courthouse, which is slated for the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC inks deal with clerical workers

The University of California on Monday announced a new five-year agreement with clerical workers. The pact with the Coalition of University Employees calls for a 3 percent wage increase for 2011-12, retroactive to July, 3 percent annual raises for the next three years and then a 2 percent raise in 2015-16. The average salary for […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Fibromyalgia support group will meet

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of the VacaValley Hospital, at 1000 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville. All who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or have a member of their family or a friend with fibromyalgia are welcome at these meetings. There is no […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

SoCal storm leaves behind heavy rain, 1 death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A winter storm is heading out of Southern California after dumping an inch or more of rain in some areas and contributing to at least one traffic death. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will linger through part of Tuesday. The mountains in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

New data narrows hunt for elusive particle

GENEVA (AP) — Scientists hunting for an elusive subatomic particle say they’ve found “intriguing hints” that it exists, narrowing down the search for what is believed to be a basic building block of the universe. The Higgs boson — popularly referred to as the “God particle” — is more likely to be found in the […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Retail sales rise for sixth straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more on autos, furniture and clothing at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season, boosting retail sales for a sixth straight month. Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in November, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s lower than October’s gain, which was revised higher to show a 0.6 percent increase. […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Two dead after Belgian grenade attack

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Belgian media are reporting that 64 people have been injured, and two killed, in a hand grenade and gunfire attack in the eastern city of Liege. The attack took place at midday Tuesday near a courthouse in a busy central square. The scene in the city center is chaotic, and news […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Protesters halt operations at some Western ports

OAKLAND (AP) — Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they’re hurting wage earners. Thousands of demonstrators forced shipping terminals in Oakland, […]

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The buzz here is wrong on water issue

COUNCIL HAMMERED BY OUT-OF-TOWN PRESS … they say if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes fact … and while I’m not suggesting that the Major Metropolitan Daily east of the Causeway intentionally fabricated anything, The Bee did fall for the city’s long-ago discredited “14 percent” rate hike figure in an editorial blasting our […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Residents have concerns about doggie day care in their neighborhood

Neighbors of the proposed site for a doggie day care at 212 I St. in downtown Davis say their concerns about the business have not yet been resolved. On Saturday, about a half-dozen residents showed up at a meeting hosted by John Buck, CEO of Turning Point Community Programs, a mental health support organization. The […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,