Traveling with a dog? Tips to improve long car trips

By Patty Ewald Tampa Bay Times Traveling across the country in a car is a challenge; traveling across the country in a car with a large, fluffy labradoodle named Lola in the back seat is something to write about. When my older son was transferred from Charlotte, N.C., to Los Angeles, his company moved all […]

Thompson sets meeting on Berryessa bill

Rep. Mike Thompson will discuss a bill that would designate the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Napa. Thompson, D-St. Helena, and the Lake Berryessa Chamber of Commerce will cohost the meeting at the Capell Valley Fire Station, 1193 Capell Valley Road. House Resolution 5545, co-authored by Reps. John […]

Da Vinci plans chili cook-off

Da Vinci High School’s fifth annual Chili Cook-Off runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1400 E. Eighth St. in Davis. The event supports the Da Vinci High School senior class trip by taste-testing chili prepared by students, families and community members. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and youths 18 […]

Study: Parents overestimate kids’ optimism

Parents consistently overestimate their children’s optimism and downplay their worries, according to new research by psychologists at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. The findings suggest that secondhand evaluations by parents or other adults of children’s emotional well-being need to be treated with caution. Many psychologists and researchers have long held that children […]

Grand jury accepts citizen complaints

WOODLAND — One of the functions of the Yolo County Grand Jury is to provide oversight over public organizations in Yolo County, including city and county governments and their various departments, school districts, fire and police departments and special districts. Yolo County residents who have serious legal or ethical concerns about the actions of these […]

Supervisors extend Williamson Act tax benefits

WOODLAND — Yolo County farmers will continue to receive a break on their property taxes in exchange for promising not to develop their land. County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to continue implementation of Assembly Bill 1265, which preserved the heart of the 47-year-old Williamson Act last year, even as state funds for the farmland preservation […]

TripAdvisor answers your travel questions

By Lesley Carlin Q: My colleague and I stayed at the same hotel. He’s a member of the hotel chain’s loyalty club and got all sorts of perks — an upgraded room, free bottled water, breakfast coupons, etc. I checked in at the exact same time and got nothing, and I was nice to […]

Central Park Gardens host open house, plant sale

Central Park Gardens volunteers will host their sixth annual open house and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. The sale includes fall vegetables, flowers, herbs, bulbs and natives, and proceeds will go toward maintenance of the gardens. The gardens are along B Street […]

Democrats plan a day of action, host phone bank

The Yolo County Democratic Party will join with the California Democratic Party this weekend for a statewide “Day of Action” to encourage voters to reject Proposition 32, approve Proposition 30 and elect Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove. Local elected officials and activists will reach out to voters from Democratic headquarters at 2939 Spafford St., Suite […]

Explore remote Oregon river with Fly Fishers’ presenter

Local residents are invited to join the Fly Fishers of Davis on Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a program by Steve Cooper on fly fishing in eastern Oregon. “High Plains Adventure: Owyhee River Journal” will take attendees on a journey to the Owyhee River, a blue-ribbon fishery that offers anglers opportunities to stalk wild brown trout […]

School board candidates discuss surplus properties

This week, The Enterprise continues a series of stories contrasting the views of the five candidates for the Davis Board of Education — incumbent Susan Lovenburg and challengers Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman. The top two vote-getters will be sworn in as trustees in December. This week’s question: “What should the […]

Military personnel still need hugs from home

Yolo Military Families are collecting supplies and funds to provide Hugs from Home packages for local service members who are deployed in combat zones overseas. Donation boxes are in place at several locations in Davis and Woodland through Friday, Nov. 2. In Davis, donation boxes are at Redwood Barn Nursery, 1607 Fifth St.; the Davis […]

‘The Warmth of Other Suns’: Book project events set

Special to The Enterprise The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project is all about reading and talking — two kinds of talking, actually. There are talks, as in panel discussions and faculty presentations. And there are talks, as in informal conversations, in which students, faculty and staff discuss the book project theme. This year’s theme […]

Davis Art Center: Making art happen

What is art worth? A thousand dollars, a cake, a cork? It’s a big, complicated question that, in my new job as the Davis Art Center’s director of development and special projects, I think about every day. What is the value of teaching a child to paint? Can we put a dollar sign on the […]