Earth Day: What is the value of a butterfly?

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.” — Clarisse Estés By Judy Moores I heard a minister recently tell a childhood story about when he carried and dropped a blue glass globe Christmas ornament that […]

California vaccine bill stalls; will come back next week

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California vaccination bill that has generated intense debates pitting personal rights against public health stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, with lawmakers saying it could unconstitutionally deprive unvaccinated children of an adequate education by barring them from schools. The measure would bar parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because […]

Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

By Fenit Nipappil The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown’s order for mandatory water use reductions, but it’s not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought. The State Water Resources Control Board’s proposal to meet Brown’s order has some cities slashing […]

Bob Dunning: Chasing criminals and water-wasters

SAY IT’S NOT SO … reading along in The Davis Enterprise about the burglurus interruptus Tuesday afternoon in West Davis, I was informed that “Instead of pulling over, the driver fled, leading officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of 80 to 100 mph on city streets. When the chase reached Portage Bay Avenue West, […]

Psychedelic rock posters recall 1960s concerts

Fifty years ago, a UC Davis undergrad named Thomas Morris got his start as a graphic artist creating psychedelic posters for rock concerts at Freeborn Hall on campus. Now, eight of those now-historic posters have been reprinted as a box set.

Morris came to Davis from Sacramento’s El Camino High School in 1964, intending to major in engineering, and play for the baseball team. He recalls how his career as a poster artist began: “I was walking though Lower Freeborn Hall, coming out of the bowling alley (in the Memorial Union building). And I smelled the unique smell of printer’s ink.”

See pups at Picnic Day

Irwin is a 3- to 4-year-old neutered male Brussels Griffon. He’s a happy, spunky comical little guy who loves to play with other dogs and gets along great with people, too. He’s small enough to easily take places and would make a perfect pet for a senior citizen. Barkley is a 3 1/2-year-old neutered male […]

UCD study: Crickets not enough to feed the world just yet

Crickets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein in the human diet to supplement or replace livestock consumption, according to newly published research at UC Davis. Worldwide, statistics show that crickets are the most widely cultivated insects for the human diet and are considered the “gateway bug” for […]

It’ll be a perfect day for a picnic — and lots more

Saturday promises to be a picture-perfect day — sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-80s — as UC Davis rolls out the welcome mat for 60,000 of its closest friends. Big crowds are expected to flock to campus for the 101st Picnic Day. UC Davis’ annual free open house will showcase more than 200 family-friendly activities […]

Doxie Derby crowns the winning wiener

One of the most popular events at Picnic Day are the beloved Doxie Derby dachshund races. Second-year students from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have hosted the annual Doxie Derby for more than 30 years and this year is no exception. The races will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in […]

Council will present environmental awards Tuesday

The Bike Campaign and Neighborhood Partners LLC will receive city of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards from the Davis City Council at a ceremony Tuesday evening. The awards were created in 1995 by the Davis Natural Resources Commission to honor and recognize the environmental accomplishments of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations working in and around Davis. The […]

Concert and dance party celebrate KDRT’s 10 years on the air

Davis Media Access and the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee will present an all-ages 10th Birthday Celebration & Dance Party benefiting KDRT, 95.7 FM, Davis’ community radio station. The show will take place Saturday, April 25, on the upper-floor concert venue at Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m., […]

Campus firearms bill passes Senate committee

Legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to restrict concealed weapons on school, college and university campus grounds passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday on a 4-2 vote. “As concealed weapons permits are becoming more prevalent and easier to obtain, campus public safety officials need more authority to regulate them on campus grounds,” Wolk […]

Explorit Science Center: Science and art meet in origami

Visit Explorit Science Center Sunday, April 26, for a special workshop on “The Science of Origami” from 2 to 4 p.m. Members of the Davis Origami Club will be on hand to introduce the basics of the Japanese art of paper-folding to beginners. Come practice and discuss origami with these advanced enthusiasts, and discover the […]

Take time to smell the roses at UC Davis event

Rose lovers are invited to UC Davis’ eighth annual “Your Sustainable Backyard: Rose Days” event on Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, sponsored by the California Center for Urban Horticulture and Foundation Plant Services. The Rose Days event, which will take place at 455 Hopkins Road on the UCD campus, is free to the public, and […]