Speaker showcases Cosumnes River Preserve

On Thursday, March 7, the Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights lecture series will feature Harry McQuillen of Cosumnes River Preserve. McQuillen has worked for the Bureau of Land Management as the preserve manager for six years. Previously, he was chief of the Endangered Species Recovery Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has […]

Linux Users Group learns about statistics using R

The Linux Users Group of Davis will host a presentation titled “Making Predictions Using Linux and R” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. R is an open-source programming language tailored to output statistics. R’s syntax is similar to C and […]

Volunteers go hog-wild for Pig Day

When Pig Day rolls around Saturday, March 2, at the Davis Farmers Market, local volunteers will provide nearly all the fun, with farmers and food vendors providing all the yum. Now in its 22nd year, Pig Day holds fast to its status as one of the more unique farmers market events in California, celebrating local […]

Davis Girl Scouts make ‘chemo caps’ for cancer patients

Several Girl Scouts — representing nearly 600 members in 76 troops in the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit — donated 200 hats to patients receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center on Tuesday. These colorful and soft “chemo caps” keep patients warm while they receive their treatments, which can last up to eight hours. […]

Grand jury alumni organization to meet

The Yolo chapter of the California Grand Jurors’ Association will meet at 5 p.m.Tuesday at Mojo’s, 428 First St. in Woodland. All county residents who have served on a grand jury, whether in Yolo County or elsewhere, are invited to attend. The Yolo chapter is in the early stages of organization. The February meeting will […]

Pick up a Davis map at Chamber office

Do people still use printed maps? Indeed, they do; in an average week, the Davis Chamber of Commerce distributes about 100 maps of Davis. A new and improved street and bicycle route map of Davis, updated from the 2010 version, is available now at the Chamber office, 604 Third St. in downtown Davis. Hours are […]

Scorecard for colleges needs work, experts say

The steps that President Obama promised in his State of the Union address to control college costs and give consumers more information on the prices and values of individual colleges have drawn tepid responses from educational groups, who said the measures seemed generally positive but had many blanks to be filled in. As Obama promised, […]

Celebrate Purim with carnival, magic show

Congregation Bet Haverim will present its annual Purim Carnival and magic show on Sunday at the synagogue, and community members are invited to join in the fun. Bet Haverim is at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The carnival will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More than 20 games and activities for children […]

Young ad designers honored for creativity

Davis students gathered with their parents at the Veterans’ Memorial Center on Tuesday to receive their awards in the annual Design-an-Ad competition sponsored by The Davis Enterprise. The 47 students, representing 10 local schools, won for their original ad designs. The winners were chosen by 37 local businesses. Enterprise readers will be able to see all […]

Get answers to Measure I

Supporters and opponents of Measure I, the Woodland-Davis surface water project, will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday to answer voters’ questions before ballots are due on March 5. The market is held in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Experts and community leaders are volunteering their time to inform voters about Measure […]

Hear market update at Provedor’s coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Konditorei, 2710 E. Fifth St. in Davis. The coffee club is a free, informal gathering at which Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on the stock market and the economy. “The coffee club offers us […]

Young immigrants shut out of health care reform

By Drew Joseph California’s young immigrants who have been granted reprieves to stay in the country stand to gain little from the federal health reform law that the state Legislature is working to implement. The Affordable Care Act excludes illegal immigrants from accessing the law’s benefits, but some immigrant and health advocates are angry that […]

Stanford is first university to raise $1 billion

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday. For the eighth straight year, Stanford ranked first in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual college fundraising […]

From Legos to horses, city offers fun options for spring break

Need something to do for spring break? The city of Davis has several opportunities to check out: * Lego Pre-Engineering: Have your child become a play-well engineer, building cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to more than 100,000 Legos, students will be able to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of […]