MEChA members will rally at UC Davis

Members of MEChA at UC Davis will join hundreds of other members across California for campus rallies Saturday. Movimento Estudantil Chicana/o de Aztlan was created in the 1960s to empower young Chicana/o students; the movement successfully created and institutionalized Chicana/o studies on many college campuses. “Sadly, our spaces are still under attack and so is […]

Whole Foods offers behind-the-scenes tours

Davis residents are invited to sign up for VIP behind-the-scenes tours of Whole Foods Market, which will open next Wednesday at Davis Commons, 500 First St. in downtown Davis. Tours will take place Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.WFMDavis.eventbrite.com for details and tour times; tour attendees will each receive a free […]

Halloween gala will benefit SADVC

“Unmasking Violence,” a fall gala to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, is planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis The event will feature cocktails by Anna Del Castillo of Bella Bartending, live music by Roadhouse 5, costume contests […]

UCD research engineer wins Meyer Award

The 2012 James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to Masoud Kayhanian, a research engineer in the UC Davis department of civil and environmental engineering. Kayhanian will be honored at a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Alpha Gamma Rho Room at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on […]

Tuskegee Airmen raise funds for youth scholarships

An evening of music, food, information and fun is planned Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento to support a scholarship fund administered by the George S. “Spanky” Roberts Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. The museum is at 3200 Freedom Park Drive at the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento. […]

Latest Switzer fellow brings enthusiasm to sustainable agriculture

Special to The Enterprise Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, a UC Davis graduate student pursuing her passion for sustainable agriculture, has been awarded a fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Each year, at least 20 promising environmental leaders from around the country are awarded $15,000 each to complete master’s and doctoral degrees to advance their skills […]

No on H campaign launches website

The No on Measure H Political Action Committee announced that a “No on Measure H” website is online at http://www.yvm.net/vme/no-on-h. Measure H is a ballot measure in the Nov. 6 election that proposes to change the status of the Yolo County auditor/controller-treasurer/tax collector office from an elected to an appointed position.

Student government raises funds to offer scholarships

Special to The Enterprise Michelle Perez — wife, mother of an autistic child, part-time hospital worker and UC Davis student — breathed a sign of relief: A $1,000 scholarship from the student government came at just the right time to pay for a summer course required for her major. The Sacramento woman is among the […]

Shambhala hosts improv workshop for kids

The Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will host an improvisational theater workshop for children on Sunday, Nov. 4, taught by Lee Meddin. All participants will meet at the center, 133 D St., at 8:45 a.m. to get acquainted. At 9 a.m. there will be morning chants and a few minutes of silent meditation. Then, workshop participants will […]

Have wine and cheese with Peterson

Charlie and Dottie Bonneau will host a wine and cheese gathering for Nancy Peterson, candidate for Davis school board, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Voters will have the opportunity to hear about Peterson’s vision as well as offer their own ideas for the Davis Joint Unified School District. To RSVP and receive the address, […]

Tales from the maze on ‘Davisville’

Matt Cooley, co-owner of Cool Patch Pumpkins, talks about what it’s like to run the Dixon farm’s 53-acre corn maze on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Guinness World Records said the maze was the largest of its kind in the world in 2007. It was 40 acres then. The maze, which Cooley says has grown […]

Audubon plans two bird-watching trips this weekend

Yolo Audubon Society will lead a bird-watching trip Saturday to Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges and Sunday to Lake Solano Park. The marshes in the region will be full of waterfowl — geese, swans, ducks and grebes — and shorebirds. Saturday’s is a good trip for both novice and experienced bird watchers. Viewing will […]

Holiday home tour benefits Meals On Wheels

Mark your calendars for Dickens in the Valley, a holiday home tour presented by Friends of Meals On Wheels, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. This fundraising event to benefit Meals On Wheels in Yolo County, a meal program for senior citizens, will present a tour of six homes dressed in holiday […]

Housing construction jumps to 4-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started construction on homes in September at the fastest rate since July 2008, a further indication that the housing recovery is strengthening and could help the economy grow. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders broke ground on single-family homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 […]