Learn how to make an insect collection at Bohart Museum

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis is launching a series of 10 special weekend programs beginning Saturday and continuing through the academic year. The museum, in 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, houses a global collection of more than 7 million insect specimens and also maintains a live “petting zoo” with such residents […]

Paws for thought: Lose your pet? Here are tips to find it

Ways to help Volunteer, foster and make tax-deductible donations to local nonprofits such as the Yolo County SPCA, www.yolospca.org Save a life. Find a friend. Adopt a pet from Yolo County Animal Services, www.yolosheriffs.com/ animalser.html Special to The Enterprise Losing a pet can be devastating. Fortunately, most lost pets are reunited with their families. Here are […]

Look ahead to winter gardens on Saturday

Why should we be thinking about winter vegetables now when our tomatoes have just reached their full, bountiful harvest? On Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Tamar Rein will cover early seed starts, when to plant and strategies for a successful fall and winter garden. The free workshop will take place at the […]

Families, friends of mentally ill persons get support

A support group for those who care for a family member or friend with serious mental illness will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the César Chávez housing complex multipurpose room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The complex is just north of the Lexington Apartments on the east side of Olive Drive. The […]

Church plans immigration discussion

The Rev. Beth Banks will present “Some Angels Walk in the Desert,” a discussion about immigration, at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in West Davis. “One of the most disputed issues of our time is immigration, from the deaths of undocumented border-crossers, to the treatment […]

Sahaya International sends hope across the globe

Many people in impoverished countries who are afflicted with AIDS don’t have the means to combat the disease by themselves. So 15 years ago, Koen Van Rompay, a research scientist at the California National Primate Research Center on the UC Davis campus, decided to do something about that. When he first traveled to India in 1997, […]

Volunteer boaters sought for kids fishing event at Lake Berryessa

The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the Catch a Special Thrill for Kids Foundation and Pleasure Cove Marina, will host a CAST for Kids fishing event at Lake Berryessa on Saturday, Oct. 15. The agency is seeking boaters and fishermen who wish to volunteer their time and use of their boat. The event will […]

Baby-sitter training class offered this weekend

The American Red Cross baby-sitter’s training course will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Davis Community Pool building. This class is open to youths age 11 to 15 (participants must be at least 11 years old by the last day of the course). […]

PTA sponsors Back-to-School Night paper drive

Parents of Davis High School students are invited to return to class on Thursday evening. Back-to-School Night begins with a general program for all parents in the North Gym at 6 p.m. Then, parents will follow their student’s schedule of classes. Student Government leaders are sponsoring a barbecue on the DHS Quad starting at 5:15 […]

Free talk on genomics planned Saturday

Did you know there are more microbial cells in and on us than human cells? Or that our buildings, from hospitals to homes to stores, and every nook of our planet harbor thriving ecosystem of fungi, bacteria, viruses and other entities we generally ignore? At a free public event Saturday, “An Evening with the Genome […]

U.S. exaggerated bin Laden’s role in al-Qaida, expert says

Special to The Enterprise The United States — in a rush to hold someone accountable — oversimplified its views of Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida terrorist organization, based in part on misleading court records, poor translations and an inadequate understanding of al-Qaida’s history, according to a UC Davis professor who has listened to audiocassettes […]

Puck tweaks our sprockets in delightful ‘Dream’

Check it out What: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble When: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 2, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday and Oct. 2 Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, Garrod Drive (parking costs $7 on weekdays and is free on weekends) Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students, $5 […]

Fairy tales come alive at DHS drama fundraiser

Davis’ Central Park will be transformed Sunday into a fairy tale land filled with knights, a dragon, princes, princesses and Renaissance games as the Davis High School drama department presents Faerie Tale Frenzy: A Children’s Carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. DHS drama students will dress in costume and host an afternoon filled with games […]

Woodland crash leaves driver with major injuries

A single-vehicle crash in Woodland has left the driver hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries, police said. Sgt. Don Beal said officers were dispatched at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of East Gibson Road and Washington Drive, where they discovered a gold Honda whose driver was unconscious and bleeding. The driver — whose identity […]