Beauty pageant benefits leukemia research

Tickets are still available for the first “Princess of Hope” charity beauty pageant, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Youths ages 3-18 are competing. The pageant will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, Second and Main streets in downtown Woodland. Tickets are $16 general and $10 for children 12 and […]

Local booksellers and buyers reposition as Borders liquidates

The current liquidation of Border Books & Music is opening up business opportunities for several downtown Davis merchants. The biggest beneficiary could be The Avid Reader, a bookstore established in 1987. “We’re coming up on 25 years,” said owner Alzada Knickerbocker. The Avid Reader thrived as a local independent bookseller — until the 20,000-square-foot Borders […]

Whymcycles film screens Wednesday

“Whymcycles: A Boy and His Bikes,” a short film by Nicolette Daskalakis about Davis resident/bike creator Peter Wm. Wagner, will premiere at Bike Forth, 1221 1/2 Fourth St. in Davis, at the intersection with L Street, at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Steve’s to reopen Friday

Original Steve’s Pizza has been closed for the installation of a new tile floor in the kitchen, prep and storage areas. The restaurant originally was set to reopen Wednesday, but the job has taken longer than projected. Steve’s will reopen at 11 a.m. Friday, owner Jeff Wilkinson said.

Final closing date for county fair entries is Aug. 5

Adult and junior agriculture, horticulture and floriculture entries are due by Friday, Aug. 5, for this year’s Yolo County Fair competition. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties may participate. Catalogs are available at the fair office and online at yolocountyfair.net. Entries may be dropped off at the fair office, 1125 East St. […]

Yolo Library open Aug. 6 for community celebration

In honor of the Yolo County Library system’s 100-year anniversary, and to join in the community of Yolo’s first community celebration, the Yolo Branch Library, at 37750 Sacramento St. in Yolo, will host special activities from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. On that day, all are invited to visit the Yolo Branch Library, […]

Restoration is a priority at Winters Putah Creek Park

By Libby Earthman A large-scale restoration project in Putah Creek is scheduled to begin in August. The project will narrow the channel, and create floodplains and walking paths. In 2004, the Winters community began a series of meetings to identify priority projects for the lower 30 miles of Putah Creek. The community identified the Putah […]

Study: Blacks less likely to survive advanced breast cancer

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — UC Davis researchers have found that blacks are more likely than patients from other racial and ethnic groups to die from advanced breast cancer and that the disparity cannot be explained by the fact that blacks are less likely to receive radiation therapy, a standard treatment for advanced disease. […]

Davis Art Center’s Junk 2 Genius features more junk, teams and treasure

Special to the Enterprise For one night out the year, the Davis Art Center becomes a bustling recycling facility. Only instead of melting down bottles and cans, community members are diving into piles of trash and quickly churning out elaborate and inventive sculptures — things like whales, mini-rollercoasters and quirky creatures. Junk 2 Genius 2011 […]

Host a block party for Neighbors’ Night Out

The city of Davis, UC Davis and Associated Students of UC Davis are planning the sixth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 9. The event provides an opportunity for neighborhoods to come together to increase familiarity and communication by way of a block party. “It is a fun and casual way to meet […]

Rising country star will sing at The Grad

Nashville recording artist David Nail and his band will perform a live concert Thursday at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The Missouri-born Nail bridges the gap between traditional country and the soulful stylings of a Lionel Richie and Ray Charles, and includes among his musical influences Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the […]

Can’t we carve our initials somewhere?

I truly think every school kid in California would benefit from a field trip across the northern Nevada desert in the middle of summer when there’s enough daylight to take in all the sights. It took us one easy day a while back to reach Elko, which, believe it or not, has enough activity in […]

Brown signs private-scholarship part of Dream Act

By Wyatt Buchanan SACRAMENTO — Undocumented immigrants who attend California universities and colleges will have greater access to privately funded scholarships after Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a portion of what is known as the Dream Act. A more controversial portion of the act, to allow undocumented students to receive publicly funded financial aid, is still pending […]

Mace Ranch death believed to be suicide

A body found inside a vehicle Monday morning in Mace Ranch is being investigated as a possible suicide, Davis police said. Construction workers called police at about 7:20 a.m. to report that a man was slumped over the wheel of a car parked on Faraday Avenue north of Second Street, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. The […]