Bob Dunning: We’re still emphasizing the wrong thing

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING … the University of California is making much too big a deal of President Janet Napolitano’s recent proposal that coaches’ sometimes lucrative bonuses for wins and losses will now be tied to academic performance as well … the athletic performance bonuses will still be paid, mind you, but only after certain minimal […]

UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California’s governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation’s second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom. The new policy approved by UC President Janet Napolitano […]

Yolo County air quality has almost perfect record in 2014

Last year, Yolo County had clean air 364 out of 365 days — an exceptional record. But what happened on that solitary January day, when particulates put sensitive groups at risk? The drought — or rather, the weather patterns responsible for the dryness — likely was at fault, said Tom Hall, public information officer for […]

No room at the inn

Emerson Jr. High School eighth-grader Anthony Cannata plays guitar with librarian Ximena Jackson on the five-string vihuela and her husband Hiram Jackson on the guitarrón, as they lead more than 100 Spanish students in song Friday at the school’s Posada, a traditional Latin American holiday celebration that re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging on […]

Dude, Be Nice to Ty Brown

Members of the Davis High School wrestling team congratulate Ty Brown, wrestling coach, assistant football coach and DHS paraeducator, as he is surprised at noon Thursday with a Dude Be Nice recognition. The Southern California clothing retailer, which encourages people to be kind to one another, inspired the DHS LEAD peer counseling class (Learn, Educate, […]

Resolutions you can keep, with help from local businesses

We’re nearly through the first month of 2015. How many of your resolutions are still in place?

The owners of four downtown Davis businesses that focus on good health have some tips to help you stick to your good intentions.

If you walk into NutriShop at 612 Fourth St., owner Brandon Platt doesn’t want to hear which supplement you want to buy. He wants to know what your goal is so he can develop just the right plan for you.

Whether you’re trying to lose 5 pounds or 20, or put on 20 pounds and build muscle, he is ready to help.

Spend ‘Better Days’ with Speck at ALS fundraiser

The community is invited to attend “Better Days with Cathy Speck: An ALS Documentary Benefit,” featuring the longtime Davis resident and Nadine El Khoury, director, producer and writer of “Better Days: the ALS Documentary.” Speck will present an extended version of her inspirational 2014 TEDxUCDavis talk, “What Do I Do Now?,” which resulted in a standing ovation. […]

Abraham event focuses on justice

The 12th annual Celebration of Abraham runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. That theme is justice, and soothing injustice in all its forms. “Examples of injustice abound,” said Helen Roland, one of the founding members of Celebration of Abraham and a member of Davis […]

Little improvement seen in fight against tobacco use

The fight against tobacco use in California and the greater Sacramento region gained little ground in the last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. The report, which is published annually and issues grades for all 482 cities and 58 counties in California, gave much of the state the same […]

Explorit’s Challenge Center unleashes inner engineers

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made out of Legos? A doll house? Maybe a toy car? What about a sofa you can actually sit on? Or how about a fully functional record player or chain saw? People are using the ubiquitous child’s toy to make all kinds of useful things, but last year a […]

Yolo County seeking grand jury candidates

Yolo Superior Court is accepting applications for the 2015-16 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the Yolo Superior Court impanels 19 grand jurors who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city […]

Explore at the YOLO Outdoor Expo

The Heidrick Ag History Center, a nonprofit educational museum, will host the YOLO Outdoor Expo (you only live once, get out and explore) March 14-15, featuring more than 70 recreational vendors for hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, skiing, SUPing, climbing, golfing and travel. The event also offers food, beer and beverages, raffles, prizes and […]

Need a new best friend?

Mogley is an adorable 2-year-old tri-colored neutered male Shih Tzu. A true sweetheart, Mogley’s only goal in life is to love and be loved. He is a very gentle-natured, fun-loving boy who plays well with other dogs. Abbey is a gorgeous 8- to 10-month-old spayed female Plott hound. Abbey is a medium-sized with a chocolate-brown brindle-colored coat and […]

Share your love (story) with us

The Enterprise is seeking local love stories to share in our Valentine’s Day pages publishing Sunday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 5. Did you meet locally in high school or college, or maybe in the produce aisle at the Davis Farmers Market? Did you have a Picnic Day proposal? Maybe you got married in the […]