Pets of the Week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Sport (No. 112364), an 8-month-old neutered male brown domestic short-haired tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Daphne (No. 112063), a 6-month-old spayed female brown and white pit bull […]

Putting the ‘story’ in history

Sometimes it seems that those who’ve lived through history’s lessons are best able to teach them. And so, year after year, teachers at Holmes Junior High School have asked Jerry Kanenaga and Lester Uchida to come share with eighth-graders their childhood stories of being uprooted from their Elk Grove homes and transported with their families […]

Put this house on your holiday map

Besides The Enterprise’s annual contest winners published on Sunday, another house that is delightfully decorated for the holidays is Wanda Watson’s at 1611 L St., Davis. Children will be especially excited to see a sea of inflatable characters, including Mickey and Minnie schussing on a sled.

Aggies strike Gould with new football coach

For the first time in 20 seasons, the UC Davis football team has a new head coach.

Ron Gould, a former assistant at Cal, made his first public remarks Monday, after being introduced by Chancellor Linda Katehi at a morning news conference.

Gould replaces Bob Biggs, who retired this fall after his 20th season as head coach and 39th with the program, dating back to his playing career as a quarterback.

After spending 16 years with the Golden Bears …

Hobby offers galaxy of possibilities to locals

“I found Andromeda!” Zach Schumann excitedly proclaimed, as he stepped away from adjusting the long telescope that was pointed into Davis’ night sky. Schumann’s pinpointing of Andromeda, a spiral galaxy 2.5 million light-years from Earth, was just part of a normal outing for the local hobbyist. He’a a member of the Davis Astronomy Club, a group […]

Schools offer post-tragedy resources

The shock of Friday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., is wearing off but the impact of 20 slain children and six murdered school staffers will resonate across the country for days, weeks, even months. In Davis, school district administrators know children may have a hard time understanding and processing the grim […]

Seventh-grader’s clever video promotes Holmes orchestra concert

Seventh-grader Nicolas Martinez — a cellist at Holmes Junior High — had a bit of a problem this year getting to school on time for orchestra rehearsal with teacher and conductor Angelo Moreno. Nicolas also likes to put together home-made videos, several of which have been posted on YouTube. So when Nicolas needed to talk with […]

Panelists: The arts are flourishing in Yolo County

Sometimes living in a town like Davis or Woodland can feel a little isolated in terms of options for great art, music and dance. However, it means that you have a world of choices for entertainment, despite Yolo County’s population of about 200,000. This past year was a watershed year for the arts in Yolo. […]

For student borrowers, relief now may mean a big tax bill later

By Ron Lieber Those breathing a sigh of relief that their student loan payments are now in line with their income may want to re-examine the rules that set the payment in the first place. There could be a tax time bomb looming, slowly ticking away. And defusing it is not a big part of […]

Davis documentary to be screened in Sacramento

RSVPs are due Saturday for a free public screening of the documentary “From the Community to the Classroom,” produced by Jann Murray-García of Davis. The film will be shown from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th St. in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. The documentary tells the […]

Paws for Thought: Enrich your life with books about shelter animals

Let’s remember shelter animals during this season of love and compassion. Here are a few books and one film about shelter animals that will inform as well as entertain you. * Film: “A Dog Named Christmas” is a heartwarming rendition of Greg Kincaid’s novel. * Books (all ages): “A Dog Named Christmas,” Gregory Kincaid. One […]

In remembrance

Family, friends and volunteers of all ages participate in Saturday’s wreath-laying ceremony at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, 5810 Midway Road. Approximately 11,500 wreaths were placed on headstones throughout the cemetery. Everyone from sons to grand daughters honored their family members with the garland. Aside from family, volunteers and Junior ROTC members also […]

Boehner offers millionaire tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling new movement in “fiscal cliff” talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than $250,000, has not accepted the offer, this person […]

Santa cruise

Santa Claus is cruising Davis neighborhoods. However his sleigh and reindeer were not available, so members of Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494 stepped up and offered the department’s Fabco antique fire engine as his mode of transportation. Davis firefighters have been guiding Santa through the streets with care as they distribute candy canes and holiday […]