Moon over Sacramento

An almost-full moon sets over the state Capitol building in Sacramento early Monday morning, lending an ethereal quality to the capital’s skyline. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo Moonset over the California State Capitol in Sacramento. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Watermelon genome doorway to other plant studies

The genome sequence of watermelon has been published by an international consortium of scientists including researchers at UC Davis. The information could dramatically accelerate both breeding of more nutritious, tasty and disease-resistant fruit, and progress on understanding the role of the plant vascular system as an information superhighway. The watermelon genome sequence was published Sunday […]

Trustee candidates reflect on campaign

Transitions are nearing on the Davis Board of Education as trustee Richard Harris prepares for his last meeting on Dec. 6 and Susan Lovenburg and Nancy Peterson are sworn in to office on Dec. 20, Lovenburg for her second term. The three school board candidates who were unsuccessful in their bids for election on Nov. […]

Yolo officials certify final vote tally

The Yolo County Elections Office certified the final results of the Nov. 6 election last week, and the tally confirmed that Davis residents like to vote. Some 78.8 percent of Davis residents cast a ballot this election, the highest percentage for any community in Yolo County. The turnout was 72.5 percent in Winters, 71.4 percent […]

Watching the weather at Birch Lane

UC Davis atmospheric science students Nicholas Sowa and Rajveer Phillon visit Birch Lane Elementary School on Monday morning along with their professor, Kyaw Tha Paw U, to work with fifth-grade science students on their GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) project. The program has been ongoing since 1998 when a GLOBE weather […]

Lecture looks at integrated GATE program

Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Harper Junior High School multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. in Davis. Brill will explain how the Lafayette district adapted from a GATE program model in which 20 to 30 percent of students were assigned to segregated classrooms to […]

National Charity League comes to Davis

A chapter of the National Charity League has formed in Davis. The league is a nonprofit organization with a mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Membership is open to mothers and daughters in seventh through 11th grades who either live in or attend […]

Research plane detects natural gas leaks

UC Davis atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s natural gas pipeline for methane leaks. Specialized instruments on Conley’s plane allow UCD researchers to detect gas leaks several miles downwind from the source. “What sets us apart is we use atmospheric science […]

Market board has opening for community member

A community representative seat, with a two-year term, is open on the Davis Farmers Market board of directors, market manager Randii MacNear has announced. Community representatives are elected by market association sellers. This is a volunteer seat aimed at people interested in supporting the market and acting as a liaison between Davis consumers and the Davis […]

Nominate a deserving teen for a Golden Heart Award

The deadline for the city of Davis Golden Heart Award nominations is fast approaching. The awards, created to honor Davis student Andrew Mockus, who died in 1992, recognize local teens for outstanding service to their community or for overcoming significant personal challenges. Teens may be nominated by anyone in the community and will be recognized […]

McKinney featured at poetry reading

Poet Joshua McKinney will read his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series. Poetry lovers will gather at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. McKinney is the author of three books of poetry: “Saunter,” co-winner of the University of Georgia Press Poetry Series […]

Fiscal cliff and schools on ‘Davisville’

Davis Enterprise education reporter Jeff Hudson discusses the fiscal cliff and other topics involving Davis schools on the current edition of the community radio show “Davisville.” The program, hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and midnight both Saturday and Sunday. The discussion […]

Spirit of creative exchange goes on year-round at Art Center

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: 1919 F St. Info: www.davisartcenter.org The holidays are here, but the elves have been working all year long. I’m not talking about Santa’s elves (although I’m sure they’ve been very busy, too). I’m talking […]

December flea market is Sunday

The Davis Flea Market — a nonprofit organization promoting community through grassroots commerce, art and performance — sets up shop on the first Sunday of every month. The next market is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Sunday on the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. More vendors and performers are needed; visit www.davisfleamarket.com.