Backlot and beyond — much ado at DMA

Special to The Enterprise I’m not sure if it was the crowd of kids running around with flip cameras or making artist trading cards in the kids’ space, or the fact that local singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff took the stage to sit in with Hardwater during their set, or the fire dancers who showed up to […]

Stone Soup Catering plans grand opening gala

Stone Soup Catering & To Go will celebrate its grand opening with a gala on Saturday. The restaurant, which serves California soul food at 423-B L St., will offer free samples of barbecue chicken or tofu sandwiches on fresh-baked rolls. Davis native Sarah Clanton, owner and head cook, has 14 years of experience catering events […]

Red Cross heroes nominations are due Oct. 15

Every year, the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross recognizes Yolo County residents who have gone beyond what is expected to help save the lives of fellow citizens. Nominations for the awards are being accepted now. Awards are given in the categories of: * Animal rescue: An animal who has performed an act […]

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Congregation Bet Haverim celebrates 50 years

Special to The Enterprise Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis will launch a 15-month-long celebration of the synagogue’s 50th anniversary during Thursday night’s Rosh Hashanah services, which mark the Jewish New Year. It is the only synagogue in Yolo County. Seventeen families founded the congregation as the Jewish Fellowship of Davis in November 1961; many moved […]

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Infiniti adds first gas-electric hybrid

Luxury brand Infiniti finally joins the gasoline-electric hybrid car market with the 2012 M35h that’s rated 38 percent more fuel efficient overall than its non-hybrid, V-6-powered M35 sibling. Drivers can get 9 more miles from a gallon of gas in city traffic and 6 more miles a gallon on the highway by driving the M35h […]

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UCD part of effort to grow biofuels industry

By Kat Kerlin UC Davis will receive $3.1 million of a $40 million biofuels grant announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Led by researchers at the University of Washington, the five-year project is intended to expand what has been a Midwest-centric biofuels industry into Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and Northern California. […]

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Travel the world Saturday at International Festival

Grab your passport and embark on an adventure around the world at the International Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission is free. International House, Davis, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with entertainment, educational presentations, arts and crafts vendors and an interactive children’s area. Visitors […]

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Forecasters assess California quake predictions

Special to The Enterprise Earthquake prediction remains an imperfect science, but the best forecasts are about 10 times more accurate than a random prediction, according to a study published Sept. 26 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the study, UC Davis researchers compare seven different earthquake forecasts (including their own) […]

Scientists unveil fabric that can kill bacteria

UC Davis scientists have developed a self-cleaning cotton fabric that can kill bacteria and break down toxic chemicals such as pesticide residues when exposed to light. “The new fabric has potential applications in biological and chemical protective clothing for health care, food processing and farmworkers, as well as military personnel,” said Ning Liu, who conducted […]

City youth basketball deadline coming up

The city of Davis is taking registration for its Junior Basketball Program.  Many classes are still open but they are filling fast. The program is for third- through sixth-grade grade boys and girls and seventh- to ninth-grade boys. The league starts the week of Jan. 16 and the fee is $110 per child. The deadline for […]

Sign up now for pee wee basketball

The city of Davis is taking registration for its Pee Wee Basketball Program. This program is geared toward first-time players in first and second grades. Basic basketball fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun will be emphasized. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Gym at Davis High School, […]

Grant boosts researchers’ mouse models of diseases

Special to The Enterprise UC Davis and a consortium of U.S. and Canadian health science partners have been awarded $34 million in grants by the National Institutes of Health to support creation of mouse models of such human diseases as cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The new five-year cooperative agreement funds the second phase […]

Arboretum talk focuses on medicines from nature

Ted Molinski, a professor at UC San Diego and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will discuss the development of medicines from plants and other natural sources at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the UC Davis Arboretum. Molinski’s informal discussion, which will be free and open to the public, will be held […]

Last chance to sign up for parade

Organizers of Davis’ bid to break its own record for the longest single line of bicycles in motion have put out an urgent call for participants. The parade takes place Sunday morning. “We need a few more good men, women and children to register to ride in the World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade, or we won’t […]