Nominations open for Golden Heart Awards

Nomination forms for the 2012 Golden Heart Awards are now available at www.davisteenscene.org. The Golden Heart Awards recognize outstanding youths in grades seven through 12 in the Davis community in two categories. The service award recognizes someone who has given outstanding service to their community, peers or school. The personal challenge award recognizes an individual who […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Signups due Nov. 10 for DHS alumni game

The Davis High basketball teams will take on alumni players at the second annual alumni basketball games on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The DHS varsity girls play the alumni women at 2 p.m., followed by JV boys going up against older alumni men at 3:15 p.m. and the […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City offers dance classes for adults

The city of Davis offers a pair of dance classes for adults age 18 or older, to help participants keep fit and have fun. Learn some fun, basic dance steps and move to vigorous classic and modern hip-hop music in Beginning Hip-Hop Dance for Adults. This four-part program includes warm-up, stretching, instruction of dance steps, […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Flower arrangers in holiday mood

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday for a program by Tina Crutcher on “Greeting The Seasons, Inspiring Possibilities for the Holidays.” The holiday theme will continue at the next meeting  on Dec. 7 with a workshop for all attendees to create their own wreath, swag or arrangement. Both traditional and contemporary styles will be […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spirits and spooky spots in Yolo County

In most places, when the calendar turns to October, the spooks come out to play.

But in Yolo County, spirits can be found no matter the time of year.

Down narrow alleys, on a moonless campus, in dark capacious theaters, around every corner ghosts seem to linger.

The following are but a few places that are either rumored to be haunted or where tragedy has once struck.

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Consumers boost spending despite stagnant incomes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ incomes have stagnated for three straight months. Yet they boosted their spending in September 0.6 percent — three times the increase in August. Under normal circumstances, that would be a troubling sign for the economy. But a closer look at Friday’s report from the Commerce Department on September income and spending […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Getaway forklift fails in sandwich caper

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pilfered Reuben sandwich and a stolen forklift have a Pittsburgh man in quite a pickle. Ross Township police say 38-year-old Sean Faulkner ordered the sandwich from a bar, then ran out without paying and climbed on a forklift for his getaway. Faulkner allegedly stole the forklift from a construction site on […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Run the clock, spare their feelings

MERCY, MERCY … last week in a 58-0 loss to perennial statewide football power Grant, the overmatched Davis High School Blue Devils were subjected to something called “running time” in the second half of the game … in other words, the clock moves into hyperspeed and doesn’t stop for anything in order to cut down […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Mondavi opens doors for ‘brunch and browse’

The volunteer organization that supports Mondavi Center’s arts education and outreach, the Friends of Mondavi, will again open the Center’s Gift Shop in the Grand Lobby from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29.  This annual “brunch and browse” event is free as is parking on campus. A large array of holiday-themed and gift-giving items will […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber of Commerce profile

The Davis Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members: Chase Bank, Cambridge Junior College, CHOC, Max Potentials, Relic Auto Glass, DeVere’s Irish Pub, Sacramento SCORE, Comcast Spotlight, Tiber Cottage, Davis Pedicab, Sole Desire and Sugar Daddies. The Chamber will hold the following events in the month of November. All listed events are open to […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Radio tower wins approval

WOODLAND — A Santa Rosa-based media company now has all the pieces needed to build a 365-foot-tall radio tower between Davis and Woodland. However, opponents of the “monstrous” tower vowed to fight through the 11th hour to halt its construction. “I think they made a mistake,” Davis resident Eileen Samitz said Thursday after Yolo County […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Initiative petition against water rate increases to begin collecting signatures

A second group aiming to counteract the City Council’s recently approved water rate increases began to collect signatures Thursday in Davis. This time it’s for an initiative petition that would reset rates back to their levels before the council voted 4-1 on Sept. 6 for the new schedule. Future rate increases would be tied to […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Student frustration fuels march on UCD campus

Echoing student protests that have rocked the UC Davis campus in recent years, students and faculty gathered Thursday on the Quad to oppose proposed tuition increases and stand in solidarity with the Occupy protests around the country.

About 100 protesters gathered, some giving speeches via megaphone before leading a sign-waving march around the Quad, through lecture halls and into the Memorial Union.

Many of the slogans and tactics were reminiscent of earlier public actions against tuition hikes — “Chop from the top,” “Whose University? Our University!” — but protesters also borrowed rhetoric from the growing Occupy movement: chants like “We are the 99 percent” and “Occupy Everything.”

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Study challenges link between poverty, fast food

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — A new national study of eating out and income shows that fast-food dining becomes more common as earnings increase from low to middle incomes, weakening the popular notion that fast food should be blamed for higher rates of obesity among the poor. “There is a correlation between obesity and […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,