Learn about home winemaking Wednesday

The Stephens Branch Library in Davis is offering the first of the “Farm It! Darn It!” series of workshops from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This workshop will be on home winemaking. Chik Brenneman — winemaker, manager of the UC Davis campus […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School board to hear update on enrollment, staffing

Classes got underway last week in the Davis Joint Unified School District, and when the school board trustees gather for a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, they will hear an update from district staff on enrollment, facilities, technology and other topics relating to the new academic year. Trustees also will hear an update on the […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk will speak to Solano Democrats

Assembly candidate Dan Wolk, mayor pro tem of Davis, will be the guest at Monday’s meeting of the Northern Solano Democratic Club. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at Benicia Grill II, on North Texas Street at Airbase Parkway, in Fairfield. Wolk is a deputy county counsel for Solano County. He will talk about his […]

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Elementary music information sessions offered

New elementary school music students — and a parent — should plan on attending one of the upcoming meetings with a music teacher as the school year begins. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 can enroll for beginning string lessons. Students in grades 5 and 6 can enroll for beginning band lessons. New elementary band […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rummage sale benefits Lions’ scholarships

Pete Zuniga of Davis will host a rummage sale to benefit scholarships awarded by the Davis Host Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1703 Donner St. in Davis. The Davis Host Lions meet at Original Steve’s, 314 F St. downtown, at noon on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. […]

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Cub Scout info night slated

Interested in Cub Scouting? Are you interested in camping, hiking, visiting decommissioned U.S. military ships, or cool places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium? Families of boys ages 7-11 (first through fourth grades) are invited to an information night at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Pioneer Elementary School, 5215 Hamel St. in South […]

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Kids sought for virtual reality autism study

UC Davis researchers are seeking children to participate in a study of how children with high-functioning autism learn in classroom settings, where the challenges of relating to teachers and classmates can form obstacles to success. The researchers are recruiting participants between ages 8 and 15 who have been diagnosed with high‐functioning autism to visit a […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Church opens for prayers for peace

The sanctuary of Davis Lutheran Church, Eighth and B streets, will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday for all who wish to offer prayers for peace in Syria and other places of conflict and violence around the world.

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis forum focuses on education reform

A free public forum for educators, parents and education policymakers throughout Yolo County will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The film, titled “A New Vision for Public Education,” will feature Rick Miller, executive director of the California Office to Reform […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pollution eyed in glaciers’ 1800s retreat

A study of the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps in the 1860s has uncovered strong evidence that absorption of sunlight in snow by soot, or black carbon, released by a rapidly industrializing Europe was to blame. The study, led by NASA and co-authored by a UC Davis researcher, is published Tuesday […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Project Linus volunteers cuddle up with blankets

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! Local residents who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are invited to Project Linus’ monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. […]

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Plastic bag law on ‘Davisville’

Davis Enterprise reporter Tom Sakash, appearing on the latest edition of “Davisville,” discusses Davis’ proposed plastic bag law as the City Council prepares to take up the issue once again this fall. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The show […]

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CBS, Time Warner deal ends blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — A monthlong standoff that prevented millions of viewers from watching hit shows like “Under the Dome” and “NCIS” — and threatened to interfere with the start of football season — ended Monday after Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. resolved a programming dispute. The deal covers more than 3 million homes […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crews make overnight gains on Yosemite wildfire

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park in California is now 75 percent contained. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says crews made good progress against the Rim Fire overnight, increasing containment from 70 to 75 percent. The fire — one of the largest in California history — also did […]

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