Sheep labor

A flock of sheep graze Thursday on the city of Davis’ South Fork Putah Creek Preserve, keeping the weeds and grass down and making it unnecessary to spray herbicide or mow the property, according to Martin Guerena, the city’s integrative pest management specialist. The sheep are owned by livestock rancher John Hays, who lives outside […]

Blues legend B.B. King comes to Mondavi

Talk about a bio. B.B. King was born on a plantation in rural Mississippi in 1925, and at age 12 purchased his first guitar for $15. He eventually migrated to Memphis, where he played on live radio — ultimately earning a show of his own on a popular station — and in clubs.

He also picked up the nickname “Beale Street Blues Boy,” which ultimately got shortened to “B.B.” He began recording songs and toured constantly on the “chitlin’ circuit,” then began releasing albums in 1956.

The legendary blues guitarist will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Tickets are $35-$75 general, $17.50-$37.50 for students …

Study: High blood pressure harms brain of those in early 40s

SACRAMENTO — UC Davis researchers have found that uncontrolled high blood pressure damages the structure and function of brains among people in their 40s or even younger. The study found accelerated brain aging among those in early middle age with hypertension and prehypertension. That included damage to the structural integrity of the brain’s white matter, […]

UCLA goes smoke-free; other UCs to follow

UCLA got a jump on the rest of the University of California system this week, announcing plans to go tobacco-free starting April 22. The campus will ban cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco in what UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said in a news release was part of his goal is to become the nation’s healthiest college campus. […]

Prop. 37 language may lead to legal tangle, experts say

California’s ballot initiative that proposes to require labeling of genetically engineered foods raises important legal and policy issues that could take years to resolve through the courts and other means, UC Davis School of Law researchers caution. “While Proposition 37 generally captures the spirit of the genetically engineered food labeling movement, it also contains several […]

Woodland gang members guilty of attempted murder

Three Woodland men, all confirmed gang members, were convicted Tuesday of attempted murder by a Yolo Superior Court jury, District Attorney Jeff Reisig reports. Rolando Arismendez, 34; Juan Reyes, 21; and German Vizcarra, 19; were found guilty of being involved in a shooting on Donnelly Circle in Woodland on Nov. 16, 2011. According to the […]

Environmental update: Tips offered for efficient recycling

Did you know that recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help slow climate change and global warming? Recycling one ton of paper, bottles and cans can prevent the release of 3 tons of greenhouse gas. Do you ever find yourself wondering if something is recyclable? Check out our recycling display case at […]

Cabrillo Civic Club meets Monday

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. in Woodland. The agenda includes the election of 2013 officers and discussion of an All Sports Hospice Pedro Party, the Nov. 10 installation dinner, the 2013 Reno train trip and the spring […]

For the record

In Wednesday’s edition of The Enterprise, the photo caption for the University Farm Circle’s Dec. 9 Holiday Home Tour misidentified homeowner Leslie Tuel. Tickets for the tour will be available Thursday, Nov. 8, at Beyond the Garden Gate, 1015 Olive Drive, and The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

Halloween DUI sweep nets four arrests

Between 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Thursday, the Davis police deployed officers for a total of 12 hours specifically to target suspected drunken drivers. During that time, those officers made 23 vehicle stops, evaluated three drivers for possible DUI and took one driver into custody for suspected DUI. Patrol officers not assigned to the DUI […]

Workshop offers details about energy-efficiency upgrades

Davis homeowners are invited to a free educational workshop starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, to learn about practical and affordable ways to improve home comfort, conserve energy and save money on monthly utility bills through the statewide Energy Upgrade California program. Residential property owners can hear about energy-saving home improvements, learn how to […]

Lovenburg supporters will walk South Davis

Susan Lovenburg’s campaign team will host a precinct walk in South Davis from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Walkers will meet at 11:45 a.m. at 1309 Notre Dame Drive in West Davis. Those interested in walking on their own schedule may inquire at If you need a Lovenburg lawn sign, contact or call […]

Holiday tables will be filled with Food Bank gifts

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to local residents in need this holiday season. Those interested in receiving food should call the Food Bank at 530-668-0648 by Friday, Nov. 9, to sign up. Individuals and families who miss the Thanksgiving deadline will be signed up automatically to receive food at […]

Native leaders, experts address grave desecration, water, land issues

Winnemen Wintu chief Caleen Sisk, Chochenyo Ohlone community leader Corrina Gould and Woodland Community College student Johnella LaRose will speak about water, land and grave desecration in Northern California on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at UC Davis and Woodland Community College. The conversation on protecting water and impacts on community will begin with Sisk from 9 […]