Have coffee with Peterson near Davis High

With just two weeks until Election Day, there’s still time to meet Nancy Peterson, a candidate for Davis school board. On Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m., voters can learn about Peterson’s candidacy at a coffee hosted by Lexie Lear and Marion Jazwinski. The residence is near Davis High School. To RSVP and receive the […]

Free English conversation groups meet at Davis library

English conversation learners are invited to join the library’s free conversation groups. The groups provide informal opportunities to meet other English learners and practice speaking English in a friendly, welcoming environment. “Learning English can be fun and made easier in a group setting,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “Please consider joining one of the English […]

Study: Rice farming accelerates climate change

Special to The Enterprise More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change by a research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist. But the authors note that relatively simple […]

Sierra Club members walk early

The Sierra Club hosts “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis year-round on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. All are welcome; rain cancels the outing. The walking distance is 4.5 miles in 90 minutes, and the group returns to Peet’s at […]

Día de los Muertos celebration set in Winters

The Winters Community Library and the Winters High School Personas del Mundo club will co-host the second annual Día de los Muertos Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Margaret Parsons Room of the library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. This year’s event will pay special homage to authors and library […]

Genealogy Club looks at German roots

The public is invited to the Davis Genealogy Club’s free program, “Beginning German Genealogy,” presented by expert researcher and author Shirley J. Riemer at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. In this introduction to German genealogy research, Riemer will guide the audience step by step through the cultural, historical […]

Auditions for talent show coming up

The city’s Community Services Division is seeking performers for the third annual Davis’ Got Talent event. Area residents of any age with a performing talent are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be on Friday, Nov. 9, with a time yet to be determined based upon the number of people auditioning. Twelve finalists will be selected to compete during […]

Hear more from Granda on Wednesday

Davis voters can meet school board candidate Jose Granda and hear more about his ideas for Davis schools at a meet-and-greet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The theme of his campaign is “Excellence in Education with Sound Financial Responsibility.” […]

Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

By Tracie Cone YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique great gray owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice separated them from their plentiful Canadian brethren 30 millennia ago, are both a mystery and concern to the scientists charged with protecting them. […]

Former chief probation officer accused of improper conduct, ethical conflict

In the weeks leading up to her abrupt resignation as chief probation officer for Yolo County in June, Marjorie Rist was the subject of a grand jury investigation into her relationship with a Utah-based contractor, who was providing risk assessment software and training to the probation department. The grand jury report released on Thursday found […]

Katehi lauded for pointing way for women, girls

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi was among 12 women honored last week at the 2012 California STEM Summit for advancing science, technology, engineering and math education initiatives in the state and for being role models for women and girls. “For our economy to thrive in the future, we need more young women, as well as […]

Whole Foods store opens doors on Wednesday

Opening festivities The public is invited to attend a Whole Foods “Harvest Hullabaloo” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Commons shopping center, 500 First St. in Davis. The event will feature more than 20 local vendors offering samples of various tasty products. Attendees can meet the staff of the new Whole […]

Mural walk finds ‘Hidden Treasures’

It seems a mural springs up on a wall just about every other day in Davis, so Friday’s transmedia mural walk drew large crowds to learn about all the new art. The walk around downtown Davis featured many styles of painting, including “Hidden Treasures” by Myron Stephens. Individuals can take self-guided tours using a phone […]