Davis City Council sets its priorities

Davis City Council members sat down together Tuesday to chisel out policy goals for the next two years while they serve together on the dais. One by one, each council member prioritized the various issues facing the city of Davis, picking what they considered were the five most important to address, within six sub-categories: fiscal […]

A slowed, darkened New York begins to stir to life

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to — well, not quite normal. Morning rush-hour traffic appeared thicker than on an ordinary day as people started […]

Bob Dunning: Scary Halloween advice from Dr. Bob

* Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader response and personal requests from all five members of the Davis City Council, The Enterprise has again called on the services of Dr. Bob, a board-certified psychiatrist with a Halloween-specific practice in West Davis. While some of Dr. Bob’s timeless advice to Davis parents and children has appeared […]

At Tahoe, research gets spotlight

When UC Davis researchers Katie Webb and Brant Allan bubbled to the surface in scuba gear on Tuesday, they were greeted by two boatloads of news cameras and reporters.

Such is the iconic status of the lake that even the fingernail-sized Asian clams scooped from the bottom by Webb and Allan get that sort of attention.

UCD’s Tahoe Environmental Research Center is helping to lead an $810,000 project to eradicate 5.5 acres of the invasive clams along the mouth of Emerald Bay by smothering them with rubber mats.

Beef’s for dinner at fundraiser Sunday

A fundraising dinner Sunday for the California Farm Academy’s scholarship program will showcase agricultural bounty from both sides of Putah Creek. “Knives Across the Creek” will feature a grass-fed beef dinner at 5 p.m. at Buckhorn Steakhouse, 12 Main St. in Winters. The event is a collaborative effort of Buckhorn Steakhouse, Agricola Grass-fed Beef and […]

Older adults gather for monthly meeting

Readers are welcome at the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group, which meets from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month. On Nov. 8, participants will hear about the recent Sage-ing International […]

Name droppers: UCD grad gets policy position

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jessica Pearson, 33, of Sacramento, as the legislative and policy adviser at the Delta Stewardship Council, where she has served as senior policy adviser since 2011. Pearson served as deputy secretary at the California Natural Resources Agency in 2010, and worked at the California Department of Water Resources as policy […]

Fall birds can be seen at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Rice has been harvested and ponds flooded in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, setting the stage for migratory and seasonal waterfowl and shorebirds. Members of the public are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, to look […]

Candidates eye management style, achievement gap, school year length, GATE

Four of the five candidates for the Davis school board expressed their views on their personal management style, how to narrow the achievement gap between different subgroups of students, the prospect of a budget-shortened school year and the district’s GATE program at a recent forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Davis. Candidate […]

Shred your stuff and donate cereal, coats

Davis Realtor Kim Eichorn invites local residents to shred their old files this weekend and help a local relief agency at the same time. Free shredding will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot behind Lyon Real Estate, 409 Second St. in downtown Davis. Enter via the driveway between […]

Candidates rate priorities if school funding ballot measures fail

This week, The Enterprise concludes a series of articles 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: If the worst-case scenario […]

Day of the Dead to be celebrated in Woodland

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library, Taller de Arte del Nuevo Amanecer and the Woodland Community College Ethnic Studies Cross Cultural Series have organized Day of the Dead celebrations in Woodland this week. All are invited to attend. First up is Dia de los Angelitos (Celebration of the Children) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. […]

I-House hosts Haiti benefit, storytelling program, holiday dinner

International House, Davis, has several upcoming events designed to educate, amuse and celebrate. Saturday is “An Evening for Haiti” from 6 to 9 p.m., feauring keynote speaker Jowel Laguerre, president of Solano Community College. “Students at UC Davis formed a group called Ann Prepare Lavni to help build a library in a small town in […]

‘Don’t Light’ season begins Thursday

The 2012-13 season of the Don’t Light Tonight program will launch Thursday, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has announced. Wood smoke is a significant contributor to wintertime air pollution in Yolo and Solano counties, an air district news release said. Wood smoke contains fine particulate pollution, which has been shown to have serious health […]