Monster Bash to raise funds for Madrigals

The third annual Monster Bash featuring the Davis band Custom Neon is planned Saturday, Oct. 29, as a fundraiser for the Davis High School Madrigal Singers. This Halloween costume party will run from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Custom Neon will perform classic rock ‘n’ […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Celebrate Halloween at DMTC party

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will host a free Halloween party at 7 p.m. Saturday in the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. The evening will feature a potluck dinner and a costume contest, with DMTC tickets awarded as prizes. Mel Brooks’ classic film, “Young Frankenstein,” will be shown at 9 p.m. while the […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fundraiser benefits city dog park

A fundraiser for the city of Davis’ Toad Hollow dog park is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free appetizers and discounted beverages will be available at Monticello Restaurant, 630 G St. near the Davis Food Co-op. The $10 suggested donation will be used to provide a separate entrance to the small dog park. […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Leaf thief

A Davis Waste Removal tractor scoops up leaves Wednesday afternoon from Anderson Road near Tanager Avenue in Northstar. Rakes have been flying all over town this week as residents and business owners clear their lawns and driveways of autumn’s debris.

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Topete’s father testifies about his son’s childhood

WOODLAND — The father of convicted cop killer Marco Topete took the witness stand for a second day Wednesday, offering a more positive view of his parenting skills under cross-examination by Yolo County prosecutors. A day earlier, during questioning by his son’s defense attorneys, Manuel Topete told of alcohol-fueled beatings of his son during his […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

For the record

Eileen Samitz, who is appealing a county planning decision to allow a 365-foot-tall radio tower at the Yolo County Landfill, lives in the Green Meadows area. A story in Tuesday’s Enterprise incorrectly said she lives in the Wildhorse neighborhood.

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farmers Market wants holiday musicians

The Davis Farmers Market is looking for Davis community musical groups who would like to perform holiday music at the Saturday markets in December through Christmas Eve. Groups can perform for 30 minutes or one hour, and can sign up to play on one or more dates. Performance times are available  from 9 to 11 […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See migrating birds at city wetlands

The public is invited to see which species are making migratory stops at the city of Davis wetlands during a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, led by Yolo Basin Foundation docents. Greater yellowlegs and black-necked stilts may be seen using the available shorebird habitat. Waterfowl species including northern pintail, […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Eat, and be merry

James Bimson listens intently as members of Grace Puppets tell “A Tale of Two Sons: The Story of the Prodigal Son” (from Luke 15). All are invited to a Reformation Day celebration at Grace Valley Christian Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. The evening will begin in the sanctuary with a worship service and the puppet […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

From Domes to Gaza to Yolotales, catch up with DCTV, KDRT programming

Special to The Enterprise Part of my brain is still occupied with remodeling and revamping, while another part is turning its attention to programming on plastic bags, potential water referendums and parcel taxes. But before we get into all of that, I’d like to focus on some programming highlights: Currently airing on DCTV (Channel 15 […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A party with a purpose

Gabriel Guillen, center, a Spanish linguistics major, gets a winning cupcake during a celebration Tuesday of the 100th birthday of the UC Davis campus code of academic conduct. The Campus Judicial Board threw a party on the Quad marking the occasion. The honor code was unique in the University of California system in that it was […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sutter Diagnostic Imaging centers offer free mammograms

Sutter’s Diagnostic Imaging centers across the region — including Sutter Davis Imaging in Davis — gave uninsured women the opportunity to receive free digital mammograms on Saturday in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Twenty-seven women were seen in Davis during the free screening sessions. Women will receive their results within several days and […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Easy water conservation in the garden

Water rates are in the news, and we at Red Barn Nursery are getting more interest in lower-water landscaping. It is estimated that 80 percent of residential water use is outside, with a very large percentage of that due to the lawn. There are a number of easy ways to reduce your landscape water use. […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Get some harmony in your life

The West Valley Chorus will present the 23rd Harmony in Our Lives concert to benefit music programs in the Davis schools on Sunday, Nov. 13. Two shows are planned, at 1:30 and 4 p.m., at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Angelo Moreno, a Davis teacher and school orchestra […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,