Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are still needed for the 8th Annual Davis Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Volunteers will take tickets at the door, sell concessions and help with cleanup. A volunteer projectionist is also needed at the Davis Film Festival Preview Party, a free, community event from 7 […]

Fencing academy hosts fundraiser for Japan

Davis Fencing Academy is offering a free one-hour introductory fencing lesson while asking for a $10 or more donation to help victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The free lessons, for ages 8 and up, will be given on Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 2 p.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and […]

Interrupted burglars assault resident, police say

A North Davis resident was assaulted after interrupting two men who were burglarizing his home, according to Davis police. Sgt. Paul Doroshov said the two unidentified burglars entered the Impala Place home at about 11 p.m. Monday and started to ransack the house, at one point making enough noise to wake up one of the […]

Of course, the ultimate solution would be a trough

One of the joys — and hazards — of living and working in the Second Most Educated City in America is that everyone has an opinion. And more often than not, there’s a Ph.D. or some other fancy set of initials to back up that opinion. Sometimes those opinions end up in my mailbox. And, […]

DUI charges filed against Woodland police sergeant

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office filed misdemeanor charges against a Woodland police sergeant arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving under the influence. Steven Edward Sexton, 52, faces two DUI-related counts — driving under the influence of alcohol and with a blood-alcohol content at or above the state’s legal limit of .08. Each […]

For the record

A March 17 article, “Supervisor and scientist question county’s climate change plan,” quotes Dan Putnam, who referenced a draft of Yolo County’s Climate Action Plan that went before the Planning Commission Jan. 13 and the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 1. In that draft, officials predicted a 25 percent decrease in nitrogen fertilizer usage would […]

Bicycling Hall of Fame has come a long way

* Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series looking at the evolution of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, its current offerings at Third and B streets and Community Day on Saturday, presented by the Hall and The Davis Enterprise. Less than three years ago, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame was […]

Watch Muslim program on CNN

Davis residents are invited to gather at 8 p.m. Sunday in the lounge at International House to watch a CNN broadcast of a program titled “Unwelcome, The Muslims Next Door.” I-House is at 10 College Park. Admission is free and all are welcome. I-House board member Hamza El-Nakhal will lead a discussion following the broadcast.

Davis Adult School spring classes start Monday

Spring quarter classes begin Monday at the Davis Adult School, and there’s still time to sign up for courses in subjects ranging from digital photography to yoga. Teacher Jock Hamilton’s digital photography course, which meets in a computer lab at Davis High School, covers the basics of digital imaging and camera use — but also […]

Scouts host dance for dads, daughters

The Davis Girl Scouts annual Father/Daughter Dance is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. This year’s theme is Dance Safari. All Girl Scouts and girls who might be interested in scouting are welcome to attend the dance with their father, grandfather, uncle or other […]

Learn more about wilderness camp

Camp Unalayee, a nonprofit wilderness backpacking camp since 1949, offers wilderness experiences to children ages 10-17 in the Trinity Alps Wilderness of Northern California. Organizers will conduct an informational meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The director and past staff […]

Da Vinci hosts Spring Fling

A unique shopping experience provides a fun day for friends and fundraising for the Da Vinci High School Boosters and 2011 senior class. Vendors from Miche Bag, PartyLite, Stella & Dot, Tastefully Simple and a quilter will demonstrate and sell their products from at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Da Vinci High School multipurpose room, […]

Library festival celebrates reading

The Winters Community Library invites local residents to attend the annual Family Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. The festival is free and open to all ages. It offers an opportunity for children, parents, grandparents and other caregivers to participate in Spanish and English […]

Seats open on county boards

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on several advisory bodies. To submit an application or obtain more information, visit http://www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at (530) 666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies are available […]