Sample all the ‘Colors of India’ at Davis benefit

“Colors of India,” an Indian cultural extravaganza, is planned Saturday, Nov. 17, to raise funds for children’s learning centers in rural India. The event is sponsored by the UC Davis chapter of Visions Global Empowerment, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership and life skills to youths affected by poverty and conflict in South Asia. […]

Program examines survival of democracy in Israel

Hillel Damron, filmmaker, author and blogger, will address the question of the survival of democracy in Israel, and the fading dream of the two-state solution, on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Davis. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Damron is former executive director of Hillel at UC […]

Blood drive competition pits UC Davis, Sac State

UC Davis and Sacramento State students, faculty and staff are saving lives again through a good-natured competitive fall blood drive coordinated with the Causeway Classic football game. Sac State kicked off the competition in late October, registering almost 1,800 Sac State community blood donors. UCD will host its blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

NAMI speaker addresses suicide prevention

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin community room, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. The community room is at the rear of the church, accessible from the parking lot and from […]

Holiday marketplace, shows benefit Jesuit scholarships

Christmas Tree Lane — a holiday marketplace and three fashion show musical productions featuring Jesuit High School seniors and their moms — will raise funds for Jesuit’s Loyola Guild to benefit the scholarship fund. The 56th annual event Nov. 26-27 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1209 L St. in downtown Davis. The marketplace […]

Hugs are coming from home

Funds raised through Yolo Military Families’ recent Hugs From Home drive will enable the group to send packages to service members deployed overseas throughout the year, and especially at the holidays. Another fundraiser is planned from 6 to 8 p.m .Sunday, Nov. 11, at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The barbecue on the patio […]

Per Capita Davis: Cows, wind and airplanes

WEIRD SCIENCE: My last article featured a “Bluff the Reader” challenge to find which of three seemingly ridiculous scientific efforts was, in fact, under way in response to climate change. One of these was to genetically engineer the human body to make it smaller (less resource consumption) and another approach was to create drugs that […]

Arboretum adventures

The public is invited to a free, outdoor, family reading program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wyatt Deck under the redwood trees in the UC Davis Arboretum. Events include traditional stories, games and arts from the cultural world of Native Californians. Free parking is available in UCD Parking Lot 5. In the […]

For the record

Susan Lovenburg’s campaign reported nonmonetary contributions in October of $1,055 for donated translation services by Transcend Translations of Davis (for Spanish and Chinese language versions of the campaign’s brochures), $580 for a catering discount from Gourmet Solutionz Catering of Davis and $145 for photos used in campaign literature by photographer William Goldell of Davis. Lovenburg’s nonmonetary contributions were […]

Church’s Christmas Bazaar helps needy artisans

Is your heart stirred by the plight of the poor around the world? Are you looking for a way to help? Come to the University Covenant Church’s second annual Christmas Bazaar to buy gifts for friends and family members while blessing those in need across the globe. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

Eurozone unemployment rises to new record

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 percent in September, official figures showed Wednesday, a sign the economy is deteriorating as governments struggle to get a grip on their three-year debt crisis. The rate reported by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, was up from an upwardly-revised 11.5 percent […]

Davis City Council sets its priorities

Davis City Council members sat down together Tuesday to chisel out policy goals for the next two years while they serve together on the dais. One by one, each council member prioritized the various issues facing the city of Davis, picking what they considered were the five most important to address, within six sub-categories: fiscal […]

A slowed, darkened New York begins to stir to life

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to — well, not quite normal. Morning rush-hour traffic appeared thicker than on an ordinary day as people started […]

Bob Dunning: Scary Halloween advice from Dr. Bob

* Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader response and personal requests from all five members of the Davis City Council, The Enterprise has again called on the services of Dr. Bob, a board-certified psychiatrist with a Halloween-specific practice in West Davis. While some of Dr. Bob’s timeless advice to Davis parents and children has appeared […]