Cannery project analyzed at Chamber luncheon

The Cannery, a 100-acre development proposed by ConAgra and The New Home Company for the former Hunt-Wesson canning site on Covell Boulevard, will be topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Davis Chamber of Commerce community luncheon. The Davis City Council begins final deliberations on The Cannery proposal on Sept. 10. Tuesday’s lunch will be one of the […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Roundabout way

In this quintessentially Davis image, a bicyclist pedaling through a roundabout near the UC Davis East Quad casts a shadow thanks to the setting sun. Ahhh, summer in Davis. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo RoundaboutW

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School libraries to feature wireless Internet

When the Davis public schools begin the new academic year in late August, students and staff may notice something new — there will be wireless Internet service in all school libraries. “Using a portion of last year’s donation of $100,000 by, our technology department is working in high gear this summer installing wireless infrastructure and […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get ready for Back to School Nights

Birch Lane Elementary: Grades K-3 on Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., and grades 4-6 on Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. Chávez Elementary: Aug. 26, 5-6 p.m., for morning kindergarten, 6-7 p.m. for afternoon kindergarten. First grade on Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m. Grades 2-3 on Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m. Grades 4-6 on Aug. 29, 6-7 p.m. Fairfield Elementary: […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

2013-14 calendar for Davis schools

2013-14 Davis school year Aug. 28: School year begins Sept. 2: Labor Day holiday Nov. 8: Teacher workday (elementary schools) Nov. 11: Veterans Day holiday Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving vacation Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Winter break Jan. 20: MLK holiday Jan. 21: Teacher workday (junior high, high school) Feb. 10: Lincoln’s Birthday holiday Feb. 17: Washington’s Birthday […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California author to discuss her book at The Avid Reader

California author and artist J.W. Winslow will discuss her new trilogy at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. The “Mystic Adventures in Big Sur” trilogy features love, death, nature and Hollywood. Winslow, who hosts a California-based television show about the art world, was inspired in her writings by real-life events and […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis will begin school year with several new principals

If you’re a high school student in the Davis school district, you’ve got a new principal this fall — no matter which school you attend. At Davis High School, the new leader is Will Brown, who comes to Davis after stints as principal at a high school and middle school in Sacramento County’s Twin Rivers […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

District phasing in new Common Core standards

Parents have been hearing about Common Core in the news for several years, as the new academic standards were developed and adopted by most states around the nation. This fall, Davis parents will start seeing the implementation at their neighborhood schools. “We’ll have copies of Common Core standards by grade level available for parents, posted […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explore ancient Egypt at home with a fruit mummy

Campers in Explorit’s summer science camps this week got to explore the culture and science of ancient Egypt as part of their afternoon program on social science. In addition to making pharaoh’s hats and learning to write their names in hieroglyphics, they also learned about the practice of mummification. The process of mummification was a […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sutter Health seeks sponsorship applications

Nonprofit organizations in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter and Yuba counties are invited to apply for sponsorships from Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region. Sponsored activities must improve access to health and wellness programs. Applications will be available through Sept. 30. This application period will provide sponsorship funds for January through May, […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Taste pedal-powered smoothies at fair booth

The Yolo County Health Department and the Network for a Healthy California encourage families to fill half their plates with healthy foods and learn healthy habits, such as making the switch to healthier beverages and being physically active. With that message, they will be providing interactive activities and information for all ages at the Yolo […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cal State expands availability of online classes

LONG BEACH (AP) — California State University students will be able to earn credit this fall by completing online courses offered through any of the system’s 23 campuses. CSU officials announced Wednesday that full-time students are being allowed for the first time to include in their schedules online classes that are not offered by the […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hall of Fame induction dinner set Sept. 14

Tickets are still available for the Davis High School Hall of Fame’s 2013 induction ceremony. Five new inductees will be honored — Bob Bowen, the city of Davis’ public relations manager and a DHS graduate; Theresa Hayes, director of instruction at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles; Gina Ostini Miles, an equestrian […]

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

Not a car or bicycle, but a blend — an ELF vehicle

RESTON, Va. (AP) — Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background. What he’s driving looks like a cross between a bicycle and a […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,