International folk dancing offered Sundays

The Davis Arts Center offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1919 F St. Newcomers are welcome. This Sunday, Syrtos Paros from Greece will be taught, and Codreneasca and Floricica Olteneasca, both Romanian, will be reviewed. Sept. 14 will be an all-request night. […]

Sierra Club leaders to hear about Nishi Gateway Project

The Management Committee of the local Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Place in Davis (near the Stephens Branch Library, off 14th Street). The agenda will include a presentation by Katherine Hess, community development administrator for the city of Davis, […]

Rose garden bricks to be dedicated Saturday

The Hattie Weber Museum will dedicate newly laid bricks in its rose garden adjacent to the museum, 445 C St. in Central Park, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Brick donors will have an opportunity to say a few words about the person or people being honored by their brick. A reception will follow in the museum, […]

It’s About Time plays Davis Farmers Market’s Picnic in the Park

It’s About Time will bring their Big Band music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Central Park. Music starts at 6 p.m. In addition to playing many of the stock swing arrangements of the Big Band Era, the band’s repertoire has expanded to include more Latin tunes and contemporary pieces. It’s […]

Robbery, pursuit in Central Davis lead to one arrest

A Woodland man is in custody and two other men on the loose after a robbery and pursuit through Central Davis early Saturday morning. The incident included a truck stolen out of Woodland, a robbery on Anderson Road and a pursuit at 50 to 60 miles per hour through Davis residential streets and onto the […]

Grande site has been a convoluted saga

The Davis school district bought the approximately 8.4-acre property on Grande Avenue in North Davis in February 1971 for $57,768. The seller was Liggett Development. The land was purchased with an eye toward eventual use as an elementary school site, in the expectation that Davis would be growing to the north. What was life in […]

Five U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq’s Mosul Dam. In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations conducted by Iraqi security forces. Officials say the airstrikes destroyed an armed vehicle, a fighting […]

Trustees may be ready to sell land on Grande Avenue

Forty-three years after spending $57,768 to buy 8.4 acres on Grande Avenue in North Davis for a possible school site, the Davis school district is considering selling the land — for $5.4 million. The Board of Education will a consider a resolution during Thursday’s meeting that would initiate the sale process for the property it bought […]

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic sanctions that could be adopted within a week, according […]

Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and a deadly rampage in a Santa Barbara college community drove support for legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the final weeks of the legislative session. State lawmakers adjourned early Saturday […]

Bob Dunning: This new kid might have a future

I opened the paper last Sunday and, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a brand-new Davis Enterprise columnist splashed all across the top half of the Forum section. I’ll say this, the new guy is certainly wordy. I mean, I’d have to call ahead and alert the guys in the press room if […]

City Council finds Valero crude-by-rail impact report lacking

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at www.cityofdavis.org/media The Davis City Council has released a draft of the letter it plans to send to the city of Benicia in response […]

Davis audience hears from civil-rights hero

The promise of equality contained in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark desegregation ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, might have remained little more than a promise were it not for people like Melba Pattillo Beals.

At the age of 15, Beals was chosen as one of what would become the “Little Rock Nine” — nine African-American teenagers selected because of their excellent grades and attendance to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957.

Not many in Little Rock wanted the high school integrated …

Bean Feed supports for Yolo Democrats’ activities

Beans are on the menu at the Yolo County Democratic Party’s 38th annual Been Feed Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. This year’s theme is “Taking Back the House.” The Bean Feed is the primary fundraiser of the Yolo County Democratic Party and […]