Trackside construction

Fence posts line the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near downtown Davis on Thursday morning as work proceeds on a 3,800-foot-long fence that will prevent Olive Drive residents from crossing the tracks on foot and by bicycle. The construction is occurring despite pleas from city officials to postpone the project until an at-grade pedestrian crossing is designed to get people safely and conveniently from one […]

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UCD joins effort to revive Africa’s native crops

Special to The Enterprise UC Davis will play a role in boosting the health and economies of Africa by genetically sequencing and breeding native crops as part of a consortium announced this week in New York. The recently formed African Orphan Crops consortium will work with African scientists to identify at least two dozen African […]

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Conflicts between zebras, ranchers not black and white

African ranchers often prefer to keep wild grazers like zebra off the grass that fattens their cattle. But a new study by UC Davis and Kenyan researchers shows that grazing by wild animals doesn’t always harm — and can sometimes benefit — cattle.

The research team found that during the dry season, cattle that grazed with wild animals had reduced weight gain — the bottom line for ranchers. But in the wet season, cattle actually put on more weight when they grazed alongside wildlife.

Truman Young, a professor of plant sciences at UCD and senior author of the study, said the interaction between cattle and wildlife is more complicated than has been appreciated.

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Incentives offered to tune up your house

Mark Berman, one of the energy efficiency experts at Davis Energy Group, says people should treat their houses as well as they do their cars. “Everyone is taught how to drive,” Berman says. “Part of the lesson is always, ‘Take care of your car, and it will take care of you. Don’t, and you’ll be […]

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For the record

In an article published last week, “Locals Plan to Stop Water Rate Hikes,” campaign and election law attorney Ashlee Titus misstated the number of signatures required for a water rates initiative to be placed on an election ballot. An initiative, under Proposition 218, requires only 1,163 signatures, which is 5 percent of the number of […]

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Tickets available now for High Holy Days services

Non-congregants are welcome to attend the upcoming High Holy Day services at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar as the Days of Awe, occur this year between Sept. 28 and Oct. 8. Congregation Bet Haverim will observe these […]

Free composting classes start Oct. 1

The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering the following free composting classes: * Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; * Monday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St.; and * Friday, Oct. 14, […]

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Students, grab Mondavi tickets now

UC Davis students can purchase tickets to any sold-out show in the Mondavi Center’s 2011-12 season on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mondavi ticket office. Officials hold up to 10 percent of the house for each show to ensure that UCD students have the opportunity to see every artist who visits Davis. […]

Are you feeling lucky?

Members of Soroptimist International of Davis invite local residents to play bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. From left are Juelie Roggli, Lea Rosenberg, Crystal O’Hara and Elaine Barratt. Doors open at noon. Guests may buy a packet with cards for all games for $20, and […]

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Animal rescue effort planned Saturday

Judd is a sweet 3-year-old neutered male Rottweiler/German shepherd mix who is calm and loving. Francine, a Sheltie cross, is French (ask us about it!) who is friendly, loves other dogs and is well-mannered and housebroken. They are two of nearly 50 dogs and cats available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on […]

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Doctor: A ‘perfect storm’ for fatal shooting

WOODLAND — Extreme stress, combined with mental disorders, created “a perfect storm” of panic and impulsivity the night Marco Topete allegedly shot and killed a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy, a defense expert testified Thursday in Yolo Superior Court. Dr. Douglas Tucker, a forensic psychiatrist, was the last of the witnesses for the defense, which rested […]

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Support group addresses suicide loss

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County announces a fall session of the “Friends and Family of Suicide Loss” support group for adults. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for eighth consecutive Wednesdays beginning next week at the Suicide Prevention business office in Davis. Suicide loss can have an extraordinarily overwhelming […]

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Explorit returns to its roots

By Lisa Justice Explorit Science Center welcomes you back to its Mace Ranch Park facility for the opening of its new “Forces of Nature” exhibit. The exhibit opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3141 Fifth St. in Davis. Explorit has been housed in Mace Ranch Park since 1992, but the facility itself has […]

Lineup of outdoor movies changes

The Davis Sunset Rotary Club has changed the lineup and schedule of movies that will be shown this year on the giant inflatable screen in Central Park. Saturday’s show is “Toy Story.” On Oct. 8, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be screened, and the series wraps up Oct. 15 with “Harry Potter and the […]