NAMI offers Family-to-Family course

A free, 12-session course for caregivers and family of those who suffer from a serious brain disorder will run from Sept. 12 to Nov. 21 in Woodland. The sessions are from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Mondays. The Family-to-Family education program, developed by NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, is in its 14th year in […]

Raise funds to help HIV-infected children at Sahaya Walks

First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. in Davis, will host Sahaya Walks from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. This fun family event, filled with music, children’s activities, snacks, drinks and a short walk, raises funds to make a difference in the lives of HIV-infected children who are part of Sahaya International’s programs in India. […]

County advisory boards have vacancies

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies. For more information on advisory bodies and specific vacancies, and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at (530) 666-8195, […]

Cool Davis Festival celebrates healthy paths to a low-carbon life

Did you know transportation-related carbon emissions compose more than 50 percent of the average Davis household’s carbon footprint? Just getting out of your car and onto your bike can make both you and the planet healthier. Did you know the average family emits 2.25 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year just by consuming processed […]

Transplant chief makes point of saying ‘thanks’ to donor families

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — Medical advances have made organ transplantation surgery — once considered a short-term, largely experimental option — remarkably successful, extending the lives of thousands of recipients each year. Of course, every transplant begins with a donation, which is not simply a clinical endeavor, but at its core reflects a humanitarian […]

Mo. teachers protest social media crackdown

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks. The law was proposed after an Associated Press investigation found […]

COSMOS points prep students to the future

For those worried about where America’s scientific leaders of the 21st century will come from, fear not. As another chapter in the ambitious California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) program at UC Davis closes today, 200 fast-tracked high school students from throughout the state — including Davis High — have provided empirical […]

Title IX ruling affirms what we already knew

BREATH OF FRESH AIR … I don’t know about you, but I was exceedingly pleased to see retired UC Davis administrators Pam Gill, Greg Warzecka, Bob Franks and Larry Vanderhoef completely exonerated of claims that they intentionally discriminated against three female wrestlers … the best part of the 147-page ruling by U.S. District Court Judge […]

Lee tosses 5th shutout of 2011 as Phils top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — For Cliff Lee it was just another game, another win that will help his team reach the postseason. There was no revenge factor, no statements. Lee threw a seven-hitter, Hunter Pence and John Mayberry hit back-to-back home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Thursday night. Lee (11-7) […]

Pujols’ 25th homer and solid pitching give St. Louis the win

MIAMI — Albert Pujols hit his 25th home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle, and six relievers combined to pitch six innings to help St. Louis beat Florida 7-4 on Thursday night. Pujols came into the game only 1 for 14 on the Cardinals’ trip. He walked and scored in the first […]

Mandatory meeting for DHS football players and parents

There will be a mandatory parent and player football meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Davis High library for all student athletes who wish to play football in the 2011 season at the DHS freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels. New registrants are asked to arrive earlier to fill out the necessary paperwork. Field […]

Woods off to strong start at Bridgestone with 68

By Doug Ferguson AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods appeared to face a big test Thursday in his return to golf. It was a 3-wood around the trees on the 658-yard 16th hole at Firestone that required him to go at it hard, cut short his back swing to produce the sharp fade, then let the […]

County saves farmland, but at a cost

The law heralded by farmers as a 46-year-old defense against urban sprawl seems to have found safe haven, despite being stripped of state money. AB 1265, authored by State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, will save the framework of the Williamson Act. So certain counties, including Yolo, can still enter into […]

Try this tasty albondigas recipe

Here is a sample recipe — scaled for a family to try at home — from the recently published “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans. Albondigas Serves 6–8 This is a classic version of the popular Mexican soup. The meatballs provide protein, while rice adds whole grains to […]