Bob Dunning: Smoke obscured the real issues

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK … in my many years of covering the comings and goings of our esteemed City Council, I’ve been able to detect some disturbing trends … for one, every time I leave this space for a few days of R&R, the council calls up its most contentious issues and tries to pass […]

No treats in store for DUI drivers this weekend

If you think a Halloween costume will disguise your drunken or drug-impaired driving, Yolo County’s Avoid the 8 DUI task force has a message just for you: Keep the party off the road. The task force will be deploying additional saturation patrols to supplement routine patrols in several communities in the county during the weekend […]

Address holiday stress with qigong meditation for health

Prepare for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by exploring ways to become more quiet, still and centered internally. Sutter Health is sponsoring “Qigong Meditation for Health and Well-being — Holiday Edition” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will explore several […]

Study: Immune activity of pregnant mice affects brains of offspring

Special to The Enterprise A brief kick to the immune system of a pregnant mouse can cause persistent changes in the brains of the offspring, according to new research from the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience. The findings may help researchers better understand the causes of such neurodevelopmental disorders as schizophrenia and autism, and could […]

Human rights advocate speaks Sunday in Davis

The United Nations charter outlines a faith in fundamental human rights, and protecting each person in this regard is a constant struggle worldwide. Ryan Kaminski, a 27-year-old Leo Nevas Human Rights Fellow for the United Nations Association of the United States, is traveling to Davis on Sunday to remind people of that. His appearance this […]

For the record

Thursday’s story about Cal Aggie Alumni Association Award winners included information about Janice Eberly that was not up to date. Eberly, an assistant secretary for economic policy for the U.S. Treasury, no longer serves on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. ———— Thursday’s story about the Dos Pinos housing cooperative put the complex at […]

Saylor meets constituents on Wednesday

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold office hours from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mishka’s Café, 610 Second St. in downtown Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at dsaylor@yolocounty.org or 530-757-5557.

Gibson House open for tours

The Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call the museum office at 530-666-1045 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Poll shows voters wary of November tax initiatives

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO — Support is slipping for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, with 48 percent of likely voters saying they favor the proposal to raise the statewide sales tax and increase income taxes on the wealthy, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey found that […]

Fun for the whole family

Downtown Davis is the place to be over the next few days as the Davis Farmers Market celebrates its Fall Festival and Davis Downtown hosts a Halloween Treat Trail (trick-or-treating) and a Dia de los Muertos celebration on the E Street Plaza. Highlights: * Fall Festival: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Third and […]

Halloween celebration gets a new twist

Children age 10 and under in costume are invited to trick-or-treat in downtown Davis on Halloween and participate in two new holiday activities — free showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and the first Dia de los Muertos Festival. Trick-or-treating will take place rain or shine at participating businesses from 2 to 4:30 […]

Special plants highlight Central Park Gardens’ open house, sale

Central Park Gardens will celebrate six years of volunteer-led garden improvements at its annual open house and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Master Gardener volunteers and members of the gardens’ Steering Committee will answer questions and sell plants in four of the seven demonstration gardens, which are near Third and B […]

Halloween gala will benefit SADVC

“Unmasking Violence,” a fall gala to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, is planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis The event will feature cocktails by Anna Del Castillo of Bella Bartending, live music by Roadhouse 5, costume contests […]

Fall Festival celebrates harvest and Halloween

Break out the kids’ Halloween costumes for the Davis Farmers Market’s Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Third and C streets. This year’s Halloween-themed festival features fun-filled activities and harvest specialties for the whole family, including a costume parade for kids, sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital, at 11 a.m. […]