Sunny, hot and happening at Whole Earth

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival continues Sunday with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event features dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

Cain uses arm, bat to lead Giants over D-backs 5-2

By Bob Baum PHOENIX — Matt Cain gave up three hits in six innings and singled in a pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants end a nine-game losing streak against Arizona with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Cain (2-2) allowed a run, struck out eight, walked two and […]

McCarthy strikes out 10, leads A’s past Tigers 3-1

By Antonio Gonzalez OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Saturday night. The A’s opening-day starter scattered four hits in seven innings to quiet fears of another serious injury setback. McCarthy […]

Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s president will meet with political party leaders Sunday in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election. Karolos Papoulias took the step Saturday after socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos officially gave up the mandate to form a coalition government after three rounds of […]

Natsoulas asks community to help public art flourish

You can help What: Flourish Davis: a benefit to support art in public places When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., downtown Davis By the end of the day Sunday, Davis artist William Maul, in collaboration with several other local artists, will have completed the first mural of a 10-piece series that will […]

Na takes a 1-shot lead at Players Championship

By Doug Ferguson PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Na didn’t feel comfortable about anything Saturday except his name atop the leaderboard at The Players Championship. Na rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for one of only three rounds without a bogey on a tough day at the TPC Sawgrass. It […]

Wolk gives power to residents who want clean energy with SB 843

Homeownership may not be necessary much longer. At least, it may not be necessary to own a house in order to utilize solar power. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, unveiled Senate Bill 843 at a news conference Friday morning with city of Davis leaders. The legislation would give millions of residents statewide the opportunity to […]

Supervisors to look at impact of bypass flooding on ag land

Plans to increase the frequency and duration of flooding in the Yolo Bypass to preserve fish habitat likely can be done with minimal impact to Yolo County’s agricultural industry, says Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis. Provenza and his colleagues on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will receive a report Tuesday from UC Davis researchers that […]

Slander seems to work for the victim

My goodness gracious, talk about the law of unintended consequences. Back when the Steamfitters and Pipe Smokers and various and sundry other labor unions hired an allegedly seasoned political “pro” to go on a $25,000 search-and-destroy mission, little did they know how much bang they were about to get for their buck. The $25,000 mailer […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Alex Kieffer greets his mother Melissa with a red rose Friday morning at Montessori Country Day School’s annual Mother’s Day Tea. The youngsters performed skits and songs for their moms, then everyone enjoyed refreshments. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

Street renaming to honor slain Yolo deputy

Tuesday’s meeting of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will begin at the Sheriff’s Department on East Gibson Road in Woodland, where an access road will be named after slain Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz, Sheriff Ed Prieto said. Diaz, 37, was fatally shot on June 15, 2008, following a high-speed pursuit of a drunken driving […]

Davis train station worth visiting

USA Today put Davis’ Southern Pacific Depot on its list of “10 Great Places to Celebrate National Train Day.” The national newspaper published its list, compiled Ed Breslin, co-author of “America’s Great Railroad Stations,” on Friday. Amtrak started National Train Day in 2008 to commemorate the anniversary of  the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Falling on Saturday for 2012, the […]

Rotary Barbecue adds pie-baking contest

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, […]

Discuss ‘The Alma Drawings’ on Tuesday

A screening of “The Alma Drawings” and a discussion afterward are planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. The event is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A Home for Intercultural/Interfaith Celebration and Harmony. Alma Rumball lived […]