Gibson House seeks crafters for gala

The Gibson House Museum is looking for crafters and decorators for the fifth Gibson House Christmas Gala (formerly the Festival of Trees) on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the historic Gable Mansion. At the gala, holiday decorations made by local artisans are auctioned during an evening of music, food and fun. The Simas Family Vineyard will be […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Judge denies bids for new trial, charge dismissal in hit-and-run case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge on Wednesday denied a Dixon woman’s bid for a new trial on charges stemming from a hit-and-run collision west of Davis. Noelle Marie Warren, 27, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 7 for her role in the Aug. 27, 2007, crash that seriously injured Davis motorcyclist Jonathan Pinkerton. […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Halloween costume rentals benefit UCD theater, dance department

Need a Halloween costume? Look no further than the UC Davis department of theater and dance’s Enchanted Cellar. UCD students, faculty, staff and community members may choose from dozens of detailed and whimsical costumes inspired by history, popular culture, fantasy and more. New offerings this year include Superman, Catwoman, Spectra from Watchmen, Captain America, Raggedy […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Chávez’s values live on

Join in What: Grand opening of César Chávez Plaza, unveiling of Susan Shelton’s mural and dedication of the Helen M. Thomson Community Room When: Noon Saturday Where: 1220 Olive Drive The basic rights of life according to César Chávez, the late farm labor leader — agriculture, health, shelter and work — are the key features […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Housing & Growth | Tagged ,

They need a home

Paula is a friendly, 1-year-old spayed female, purebred Rottweiler who is intelligent, loves people, plays well with other dogs and would make a great family dog. Frankie is a 7-month-old neutered male Labrador/Weimaraner who loves water, kids and other dogs. They are two of nearly 50 dogs and cats available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Solar co-op celebrates housewarming

All are invited to a housewarming party from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the completion of the Solar Community Housing Association’s project at 233/239 J St. The new low-income housing cooperative was built by saving two old Davis historic houses, retrofitting them using green building practices, and bringing together community volunteer support. The […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Housing & Growth | Tagged ,

Do I need a flu shot?

I was having coffee at the hospital a few weeks ago and overheard colleagues at the next table talking about the influenza vaccination that is mandatory for all health care workers. “I have never been sick a day in my life,” one said. “I don’t see why I need it.” His friend chimed in, “the […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Lewis brings his caring full circle

The Rev. Ernest L. Lewis was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church at a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis. Lewis is a professor emeritus of clinical urology and associate dean emeritus of medical education at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Lewis has been active […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘First 30 Days’ author on radio show

Ariane de Bonvoisin, “chief change optimist,” founder of First30Days.com and author of “The First 30 Days,” will be the guest on “How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show. The show, hosted by Koren Motekaitis, airs from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. “We will discuss defining spirituality, living consciously, self-inquiry, […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Melton, Madrigals, YCCC host fundraisers in refurbished hall

People who are interested in checking out the refurbished upper hall at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge — and giving an assist to three local nonprofit organizations — may wish to attend one of the following upcoming events in the hall, at 415 Second St. * On Thursday, Oct. 20, Barry “The Fish” Melton and […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows to reopen refurbished upper hall

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge — which has been refurbishing its building on Second Street in phases over the past six years — is about to reopen its upper hall. Work crews are finishing up the final trim and details this week. “The upper hall is even larger than the lower hall,” said Dave Rosenberg, […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Cook a vegetarian holiday dinner

Who needs a turkey? Try an all-vegetarian Thanksgiving this year or just incorporate more vegetarian dishes into your meal without sacrificing on flavor and the traditional foods you love at this time of the year. A vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner cooking class for adults is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Indian dinner to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Yolo County will present its annual Indian dinner and silent auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. “Since Habitat was established in 1995, one of our founding members, Mary Philip, has volunteered her time and skills by cooking an authentic Indian […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Understanding our ‘food print’

Special to The Enterprise “Our culture teaches us to value what we put on our bodies more than what we put in our bodies. Folks who might gasp at the price of organic heirloom tomatoes will spend quite a lot on a pair of shoes, jeans, or a handbag, etc.,” says Rhonda Gruska of Monticello […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,