Beginning Shambhala training workshop set Aug. 4-5

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5, the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will host a beginning Shambhala training workshop. These workshops are suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and […]

Davis Media Access: Connecting people, changing lives

Special to The Enterprise Late summer finds us putting the wrap on several projects and relationships here at Davis Media Access, as well as planning for the future. In no particular order, here’s a quick look at events at your community media center: * Patrick Shearer has been interning this summer as host for “In […]

Apartment move-out program wins award; volunteers still needed

The city of Davis’ efforts to encourage reuse and recycling during the annual apartment move-out/move-in season has won a statewide award. The Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award recognizes special achievement by a business, government agency, community-based organization or school in the reuse of materials. The California Resource Recovery Association awards committee “was impressed by the efforts […]

Davis resident builds a library in a box

What do you get when you combine a bunch of books, some paint and recycled scrap wood? A library in a box. Last April, Davis resident Joaquin Feliciano made something out of nothing with the scrap wood in his garage. “I’m going to open my own library and it’s going to be open all the […]

Deadline nears for vegetable, flower exhibitors

For vegetable and flower exhibitors who want to compete in the Yolo County Fair, the closing date for entry forms is Friday, Aug. 3, for the following categories: * Adults division — agriculture, horticulture, potted plants, cut flowers and arrangement; and * Junior division — artistic arrangements, agriculture, horticulture and potted plants. Exhibitors’ catalogs are available […]

Man jailed after allegedly fleeing DUI crash

Drunken driving, no license and a hit-and-run crash earned an Esparto man a trip to the Yolo County Jail late Tuesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators say Hertiberto Hernandez Castillo was under the influence of alcohol when he allowed his eastbound Chevy Silverado to drift into the westbound lane and collide with […]

Options for a lower water lawn

As Davis faces water rate increases, garden professionals get lots of questions about ways to conserve water in new and existing landscapes. Previous columns have discussed low-water options for shrubs, ground covers and trees in the landscape. The biggest water-user of all is the lawn. But that presents a conundrum, because the lawn is part […]

Taking the plunge: The Army’s Golden Knights skydive over Davis

At an altitude of 12,000 feet, the Army’s Golden Knights are soaring over Davis this week with tandem skydiving partners. Community members are invited to visit SkyDance SkyDiving at the Yolo County Airport to watch the Knights as they showcase their aerial talents. They are jumping with key educators and other influential residents of the Sacramento […]

At least that parks money isn’t missing

MONEY, MONEY EVERYWHERE … I will say that the discovery of $54 million in hidden assets at the California Department of Parks and Recreation is shocking in the extreme and those who were relieved of their duties probably had it coming … clearly, that money could have been used to save the many state parks […]

UC Berkeley to offer free online courses this fall

BERKELEY (AP) — UC Berkeley will start offering free online courses through a nonprofit initiative launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Officials say UC Berkeley courses on artificial intelligence and software engineering will be available on the website www.edx.com, which was formed in May. The two Berkeley courses brings to seven […]

Explorit solicits stories, poems about spiders

Do you live in Yolo County? Do you have a short story or poem in you just waiting to get out? An original piece — a spidery piece? Spidery? Yes. Explorit Science Center’s countywide Community Science Project titled “Spiders In Your World” is inviting and encouraging county residents to write a short story or poem […]

Woodland boy, 11, found OK after eight-hour search

An 11-year-old boy who went missing from his Woodland home was found safe Tuesday night, Woodland police announced. Justin Harris was found at about 9 p.m. near his grandmother’s house, about three miles from his North Street home where his mother reported him missing at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Steve Guthrie said. “No foul […]

Yolo County opts for jobs in approving plant expansion

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday approved Clark Pacific’s planned expansion of industrial operations at the old Spreckels Sugar Co. site near Woodland.

The unanimous vote will allow Clark Pacific, which manufactures precast concrete structures — including key pieces of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium being built in Santa Clara — to increase from the current 90 acres to 143 acres, and to begin operating around the clock.

Da Vinci teachers win award for history project

A history project at Da Vinci Charter Academy in Davis has won the Best in Network Project award at the New Tech Network Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. The award, presented Friday, recognizes Da Vinci teachers Tyler Millsap and Lynn Fowler for their project, “America at War.” Da Vinci students were required to research […]