Putin insists on diplomacy for Syria

BERLIN (AP) — Russia wants to help U.N. envoy Kofi Annan achieve “positive results” and prevent an all-out civil war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in Germany on Friday. Russia, along with China, has twice shielded Syria from U.N. sanctions over a crackdown on the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime. Putin, on his […]

Trustees may be ready to demolish Davis High MPR

The Davis school board moved closer Thursday night to authorizing the demolition of the aging multipurpose room at Davis High School. The MPR has been closed since October 2010, when toxic mold was found growing beneath the 50-year-old building’s visually distinctive but leaky zig-zag roof, which has been patched again and again over the decades. […]

Greek leftists aim to cancel bailout

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s Radical Left Coalition, whose strong gains in last month’s elections deepened concerns over his country’s future in the European single currency, vowed Friday to cancel Greece’s international bailout agreement if he wins an upcoming repeat ballot. Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party came second in the inconclusive May […]

Economy added 69K jobs in May, fewest in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up. The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It could also damage President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects. And it could lead […]

Getting to vote is just common sense

COMMON SENSE … City Council candidate Brett Lee, asked by The Enterprise’s Tom Sakash for his opinion on the surface water project, put it all in very simple terms … said Lee: “We get to vote on the parks tax, which is $49 per year for six years, and yet we do not get to […]

‘Snow White’ a gorgeous take on grim fairy tale

“Snow White & the Huntsman” 3 stars Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality By Christy Lemire Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, “Snow White & the Huntsman” is […]

Grand jury asked to investigate campaign mailer

In an effort to uncover all who were involved in sending the campaign mailer last month admonishing Sue Greenwald for “bad behavior,” or to uncover those involved with the groups that paid for the hit piece, a Davis man has filed a complaint with the Yolo County Grand Jury. The man, who asked to remain […]

Endive: how you say it makes a difference

Po-tay-toe; pa-tah-toe.

Toe-may-toe; tah-mah-toe.

In-dive; on-deev.

Wait. What? Back up the tractor.

There may be no more than a pronunciation variance between the first two crops, but there is a vast difference between the third.

While both crops are spelled e-n-d-i-v-e and are in the chicory family, the proper pronunciations are as different as the vegetables themselves.

‘Light up your life’ at UCD insect museum

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis promises to “light up your life” at its open house Sunday, the last of the academic year. The theme of the event, set from 1 to 4 p.m. in 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, is “Bug Light, Bug Bright, First Bug I See Tonight!” The open […]

A pharaoh’s tale

A parent presses Sam Amezcua’s button to begin the sixth-grader’s presentation about Ramses II at Birch Lane Elementary School’s Ancient Cultures Night on Wednesday. The students, who were dressed as important figures from the past, were “wax figures” until they were activated to recite speeches about their characters to appreciative family and friends. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise […]

Young DMTC alums gather for reunion

Alumni from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will be back for a performance Saturday to celebrate YPT’s 25th anniversary. The show, titled “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” will highlight returning alumni performing musical numbers from their YPT shows, as well as other Broadway favorites. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for children ages […]

Create jewelry, crafts from nature

Children and their families are invited to join the UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors for a free two-hour sustainable crafts workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Participants will create jewelry and crafts using items found in nature and around the home. All ages are welcome. The workshop will be on the Wyatt Deck, on Old […]

Cargo bike ride slated Wednesday

A cargo bike ride — for all bike riders who pull trailers or tag-a-longs, or ride longtails, Bakfeits or other cargo-carrying bicycles or tricycles ‚ is being organized for Wednesday evening beginning above the skatepark at Davis’ Community Park. Riders will gather at 5:15 p.m. and will ride together to Central Park to join the […]

Man gets prison time for bank robberies in Davis, Roseville

An Auburn man was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison Thursday for bank robberies he committed in Davis and Roseville, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Paul Michael Schmeer, 30, pleaded guilty in March to serial bank robbery charges. He faces three years of supervised release following his prison term […]