Hear the harmony with a harmonium at benefit Saturday

By Shyamal Randeria-Leonard A lecture-demonstration on harmonium tuning by artist Vivek Datar is planned Saturday evening at International House, Davis. He will be accompanied by V. Sundaresan on tabla. The event is a benefit for a music school in Mumbai, India. The event, presented by Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe and Raagmala, a Davis-based nonprofit Indian classical music group, […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Alphabet Moon leaves a lasting legacy at Yolo Crisis Nursery

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson History’s a funny thing. Sometimes we have ample understanding of how important traditions and events originated. But without careful record, we are deprived of knowledge that allows for accurate respect and gratitude. Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures is the beginning of an incredibly important story for Davis’ history — […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Healthy aging is focus for discussion group

Active older adults who are interested in discussing healthy aging will gather from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. They’re brought together by the Active Older Adult Book Group, sponsored by the library, which meets on the second Thursday […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Museum exhibit examines Davis during the Depression

A new exhibit will open Saturday at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St., examining “1930s Davis: Progress and Challenges.” The exhibit features accounts  of happenings in Davis during this decade in the Great Depression. Artifacts from the era — including kitchen implements, depression glass, Japanese china, clothing, a radio, books and sheet music — […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary challenges local nonprofits to a trivia contest

Local residents are invited to put their trivia knowledge to good use for a favorite cause at the third annual Davis Sunrise Rotary Community Trivia Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 23. Hosted by the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club, the fundraiser takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. Dr. Andy […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

California flood plan calls for up to $17 billion in repairs

By Gosia Wozniacka FRESNO — California water officials have recommended a historic investment in the state’s aging flood control system, saying more than half of the state’s levees do not meet standards and the system needs up to $17 billion in repairs and investment. The Department of Water Resources’ release last month of the first […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Speaker describes Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement

The public is invited to a program titled “On the Cutting Edge of the Struggle for a Democratic Israel: The Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement,” to be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The speaker is Shira Wilkof, co-founder of the movement and a graduate student at UC […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Funds boost African vegetable research

Small-farm operators in Africa and parts of Asia are intended to reap the benefits from two $1 million grants supporting seed-related research for indigenous African vegetables, awarded by the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program in UC Davis’ department of plant sciences. The first of the newly funded projects is led by Kent Bradford, director of […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

New student center opens on campus

Special to The Enterprise Arms flung out, Erica Kelly twirled around in a lime green chair. Kelly, a junior at UC Davis, was relishing the bright new space for student life programs and academic resources in the $22 million Student Community Center that opened its doors last week. “I have this elated feeling,” said Kelly, […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Two Nobel laureates to speak at symposium

Special to The Enterprise UC Davis will host two Nobel laureates for a symposium this month about the shared characteristics of plants, flies and people in terms of how they fight infections. “Evolution of Common Molecular Pathways Underlying Innate Immunity” will feature four speakers: the laureates, Jules Hoffmann of the University of Strasbourg, France, and […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Teachers learn, with Shakespeare, ‘the play’s the thing’

Shakespeare got a physical workout at the Mondavi Center last weekend as teachers learned how to get their students “into the act,” so to speak.

Some 80 teachers and representatives from leading Shakespeare festivals and theaters — including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London — gathered for a three-day conference at UC Davis that covered effective methods for teaching Shakespeare in middle schools, high schools and community colleges.

Titled “Shakespeare Works When Shakespeare Plays,” the workshops included many hands-on, theater-centered activities.

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cache Creek Nature Preserve open Saturday

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday. Visitors are invited to observe the natural area along the creek, hike the trails and enjoy the outdoors. Admission is free. The preserve is located at 34199 County Road 20 west of Woodland. For […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

School board to discuss school climate, Emerson enrollment

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall Watch it: On cable Channel 17 or online at www.djusd.tv The Davis school board will hear the annual presentation from the school climate coordinator, discuss the enrollment at the Emerson Junior High campus, recognize a group of recent retirees […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Changing the world with hot sauce

Trying to change the world — even a little bit — is not easy, but most would agree it’s worth the try. It’s like the Chinese proverb states: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Davis resident Matt Blake is taking that first step to try to bring a little more […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,