Event will unveil mural celebrating food justice

The unveiling of a mural celebrating food access and pre-colonial agriculture will take place Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Woodland Community College. The free event, running from noon to 1 p.m. in the college’s Three Sisters Garden, is free and open to the public. Professor Melissa Moreno, former Chicano studies student Horacio Segundo Gonzalez, and artists […]

Village Feast offers a taste of Yolo County with a hint of Europe

Guests at the Provencal-style Village Feast on Saturday in Davis’ Central Park will enjoy food, friends and fun at the long, white linen-covered tables under the sycamore trees at Fourth and C streets. Yolo Farm to Fork and Davis Farm to School host the 10th annual Village Feast, which is modeled after “Le Grand Aioli” […]

NAMI support group meets Sunday

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next meeting of the Family Support Group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Meetings will continue there at that time on the second and fourth Sundays. […]

Summer jobs aren’t always in the bag

How did you spend your summer? In Davis, plenty of teenagers spent theirs earning their first paychecks.

The sheer number of students in Davis looking for jobs as the final school bell approaches can make finding, and securing, such a job very difficult. Fortunately, however, there are a lot of job opportunities for high schoolers looking to bankroll his or her summer exploits.

The No. 1 employer of teens? The city of Davis.

Coroner: Bones, teeth were prehistoric Native American

Several human bone fragments and teeth discovered along the Sacramento River near West Sacramento last week were determined to be prehistoric Native American, Yolo County coroner’s officials announced Tuesday. Chief Deputy Coroner Gina Moya said the remains were analyzed by the Human Identification Laboratory at Cal State Chico, which made the determination. The remains were discovered […]

Bob Dunning: Taking on a Specktacular challenge

When one of Davis’ Truly Great People makes a difficult request of you, there are really only two choices. You can jump into Putah Creek, hold your breath and hope no one finds you. Or, you can comply. Given that the person doing the asking was Cathy Speck, Davis High School Hall of Famer and […]

Report details the face of hunger in Yolo County

More than one in five Yolo County residents relies on the local food bank and other food assistance programs in order to stave off hunger, with Hispanics and seniors among those most in need, according to a report released this week.

The study, Hunger in America 2014, is a comprehensive examination of hunger in the United States conducted every four years by food banks nationwide. Locally, the study provides a snapshot of clients served by the Woodland-based Yolo Food Bank and its partner agencies.

That snapshot reveals 44,400 Yolo County residents receive assistance from the Yolo Food Bank and local emergency food …

UCD drops to No. 55 in Sierra’s ‘coolest schools’ rankings

Seeing UC Davis drop to No. 55 in Sierra magazine’s eighth annual ranking of the “coolest schools” in the country is, at first look, a bit disconcerting. In fact, The Enterprise splashed UCD’s No. 1 position on the front page in 2012, and last year favorably reported that UCD was No. 4 in the country. […]

School board preps for new academic year

The Davis school board faces a short agenda for Thursday night’s meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The board will hear a staff update on preparations for the new school year; the first day of classes will be Wednesday, Aug 27.  Included will be the […]

Davis Art Garage honored; bench dedication set

The Davis Art Garage — a community effort involving more than 200 local residents and artists — has won a Grassroots Initiative Award of Merit from the American Planning Association of California. Judged the best community project in the state, it now will compete for a similar national honor. Participating artists and volunteers will gather […]

For the record

Tuesday’s story about Davis’ recycling efforts contained a couple of errors. John Geisler, manager of Davis Waste Removal, said the volume of paper is 40 percent less than 10 years ago, not 70 percent. He attributes the reduction to the fact that people get more of their news on the Internet now. DWR also has […]

Bicycle advocates push for container-only yard waste

Bicycle and environmental advocates are launching a kind of rebellion against yard waste piles — this time aimed at the Davis City Council. The Bicycle Advisory Commission voted Monday night to accept and endorse another recommendation from the Natural Resources Commission in a rebuke of the council’s decision to phase in the yard waste containers. The council wanted […]

Curbside recycling celebrates 40 years

The city of Davis boasts a plethora of environmental interest organizations, and it was dubbed the “Coolest California City” in 2013. Davis residents celebrate the Whole Earth Festival every spring, UC Davis students study environmental science, and residents recycle — a lot.

Forty years ago, Davis launched a curbside recycling program. It was one of the first in the nation, trailing only recycling efforts in Berkeley and Woodbury, N.J.

Davis’ historical interest in the environment has since blossomed to one of the most impressive efforts in the nation.

What is now a five-day a week recycling operation started with one man …

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

LONDON (AP) — Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. A new interactive arts project is giving a voice to dozens of statues of historical and fictional characters in London, allowing them to tell their stories and entertain curious visitors and weary commuters as […]