Suspected arson fires worry neighbors, firefighters

Authorities believe an arsonist may be to blame for several small fires lit Sunday along a South Davis greenbelt.

Davis fire investigators say the first of the three fires occurred shortly before 3 a.m., followed by two more at about 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on the pathway between Cowell Boulevard and Albany Avenue, putting nearby residents and users of the popular trail on edge.

“It’s pretty worrisome,” Dixon resident Sam Simes, who walks a local family’s dog through the area four days a week, said Monday as she inspected the damage from the first fire.

That blaze began on a patch …

So much more than a cute baby store

Shop Davis Mother & Baby Source is one of many retailers in Davis who are part of the Shop Davis campaign. Why shop Davis? Sales taxes help pay for infrastructure, schools and city services; local business owners support local charities and causes; convenience; jobs; creating a city brand helps grow tourism and attract other businesses; and […]

Super-fun 5K run will support UCD students

Put on your cape, mask and running shoes and take part in UC Davis’ 5K Heroes Run on Saturday. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the UCD East Quad. Registration fees are $35 for the general public (alumni should mention the “CAAA” promo code when registering to receive the faculty and staff discount); $15 […]

Downtown menu: coffee, boba tea, dessert

Having trouble keeping up with all of the business changes downtown? Here’s a summary from recent Comings & Goings columns. Food and beverage news: Temple Fine Coffee and Tea just secured a lease to anchor the new building development at the corner of Third and G streets. Lease negotiations appear stalled for Old Soul Co.’s […]

Yolo Knitters Guild plans fall meetings

Local residents who are interested in needle arts are welcome at meetings of the Yolo Knitters Guild. The next meeting will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Davis Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Eighth and B streets in Davis. In November and December, the guild meets only on the second Thursdays, Nov. […]

Birding field trip planned Saturday

All levels of birders are welcome to join the Yolo Audubon Society on an outing to Lake Solano Park on Saturday, Oct. 25. Here, where Yolo County meets Solano County, the group will look for fall regulars such as resident ospreys, phainopeplas, wood ducks and various woodpeckers. There could be some surprise birds like pileated woodpeckers, […]

Terez will perform at Wine’d Down Thursday

Anna Terez, a locally based vocalist who performs jazz, jazz standards and blues, will sing in the barrel room at Sundstrom Hill Winery for Wine’d Down Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Terez grew up in a music-filled home and comes from a family of opera and folk singers. Her passion for jazz music […]

Essay contest winners will be honored Tuesday

The winners of the second annual Davis Constitution Essay Contest will be honored Tuesday by the Davis City Council, and will have an opportunity to read their essays aloud at a reception later that evening. The winners are elementary student Iris Harshaw, junior high school student Kenneth Wang, high school student Emmett Barnes and Joan […]

For the record

A photo caption in Sunday’s Enterprise misidentified the woman helping Jon Hammond at a straw bale work party at the site of the new Indigo Hammond + Playle Architects office. She is Sayako Dairiki.

Walkin’ the Dawg through the park

Walkin’ the Dawg — from left, Dan Sadler, bass and lead and harmony vocals; John Rice, lead and rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals; and Steve Wood, lead and rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals — bring their classic rock music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. The band covers artists […]

DPNS has play group, preschool openings

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its newly created Thursday play group session at 1 p.m., and a few openings in its nursery school programs and extended-day options. Interested parents should contact the registrars at registrar@davisparentnurseryschool.com or visit www.davisparentnurseryschool.com.

Psychiatric clinic hosts open house

Brainefit LLC, a private psychiatric clinic in Davis, will host an open house beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at 324 Madson Place, Suite 150. Dr. Guohua Xia, M.D., Ph.D., has been in the field of academic psychiatry for the past 27 years. Brainefit LLC itself is fairly new, only about 10 months old. […]

Peruvian tales featured at I-House

A Peruvian celebration featuring stories told in English and Spanish will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Davis residents Emily and Americo Meza, owners of Barefoot Books, will tell the tale of several children adventuring through Peru to celebrate Inti Raymi, the Festival of the […]

Apply now for community mediation training

The Yolo Conflict Resolution Center — a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides conflict resolution services within Yolo County to residents, employees, students and the general public — is accepting applications for a community mediation certificate training. The center, in partnership with Da Vinci High School, will offer the 40-hour certificate training that will include lectures, discussions, communication skills exercises […]