Carnival returns to the Cannery

A whole lot of family fun can be found at the Davis Spring Family Carnival sponsored by the Emerson Junior High School PTA on Thursday through Sunday at the former Hunt-Wesson Cannery site, at J Street and Covell Boulevard. Butler Amusements will bring some of its most popular rides, games and food to the site […]

Tickets still available for Pence Garden Tour

The gorgeous gardens of El Macero are the focus of this year’s Pence Gallery Garden Tour on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 5 p.m. This fundraising event includes a diverse array of seven gardens to meander through, a silent auction with a host of gift items and certificates, and complimentary refreshments. Tickets are $25 […]

Kids can learn how to write a song

Songwriting is the focus of a KidsCreate program from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Dave Nachmanoff is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has taught children and adults across the nation the fine art of how to write songs. Participants will learn how to construct a song, […]

Gibson House features women’s organizations

The Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Tour guides will be available to answer questions about the Gibson family and life in Yolo County during the 1800s. The museum is featuring a new exhibit honoring women’s organizations in existence […]

Raptor Center hosts spring open house

Community members are invited to the California Raptor Center’s spring open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Special presentations are planned at 10 a.m. and noon. A Hawk Walk starts at 8 a.m.; guests are advised to bring binoculars. Both the open house and Hawk Walk are free, but donations are […]

Peregrine School offers summer camps

Peregrine School has announced its summer program for July and August. Each year, the school offers two-week summer programs at its Early Childhood Center in West Davis for kids ages 2 to 6 and one-week camps at its elementary school in South Davis for students in grades one to eight. For more information about Peregrine’s […]

‘Neigh’borhood comes together

For a celebration that embraces artwork made with maggots, having a horse with a painted representation of musculature and skeletal structures is a comparably tame Picnic Day staple.

The brightly painted steed has been part of the local festival for more than 10 of its 99 years of running. It’s part artistry and part textbook anatomy done by Josephine Trott, an assistant project scientist in the department of animal science at UC Davis.

Have you seen him?

Co-worker Marissa Tidrick posts a “missing” flier in a University Mall business window Friday as friends and co-workers continue their search for Daniel Brian Thompson, 25, a scene technician at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts who has been missing since Saturday, April 13. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

Train ticket, car rental add to mystery of missing Davis man

UPDATE: Daniel Thompson has been found alive and well in California, Davis police announced via Twitter at about 5 p.m. Sunday. Family members posted on Facebook that they are en route to meet him. Around the time he went missing just over a week ago, Daniel Brian Thompson rented a Zipcar in Sacramento that has […]

Five snowboarders killed in Colorado avalanche

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) — Five snowboarders were killed Saturday afternoon after apparently triggering a backcountry avalanche on Colorado’s Loveland Pass, authorities said. Search and rescue crews recovered the bodies several hours after the slide, which was 600 yards wide and eight feet deep, said Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger. A sixth snowboarder caught in […]

Residents allowed back home after Texas blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — After days of waiting, the first group of residents who fled their homes when a Texas fertilizer plant exploded in a blinding fireball were allowed to go home Saturday to find out what remained. The news came after a nervous day where West officials told residents packed in a hotel waiting […]

Boston bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard

By Bridget Murphy and Katie Zezima BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hospitalized in serious condition under heavy guard Saturday — apparently in no shape to be interrogated — as investigators tried to establish the motive for the deadly attack and the scope of the plot. People across the Boston area […]

WAC is back to debate water fluoridation

Details What: Water Advisory Committee hearing on water fluoridation When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and at www.cityofdavis.org/media The work of the Water Advisory Committee isn’t finished just yet. After a yearlong debate on the merits […]

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Water project RFP adjustments will yield millions in savings, agency says

The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency board took action last week to trim the overall price tag of the two cities’ surface water project by another $10 million. The board amended the request for proposals documents last week, asking the two remaining design-build-operate teams competing for the contract to submit bids that are 10 percent cheaper […]