Isaac nears New Orleans, floods rural levee

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac pushed water over a rural levee to flood some homes, knocked out power and immersed beach-front roads in Louisiana and Mississippi early Wednesday as it began a drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico with a newly fortified New Orleans in its path. Wind gusts of more than […]

Davis Media Access: Election coverage tops busy schedule

Special to The Enterprise It’s nearly September and as we all know, that heralds a season of intense activity in our community. Here’s a look at some of the activities and programs happening at Davis Media Access this fall: * Elections: As the only nonprofit community media center in Yolo County, DMA produces “Meet the […]

Mud pits? Hay bales? Run sounds like fun

Got mud? Woodland Christian School will host the second annual Woodland Mud Run beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the high school campus, 1787 Matmor Road. “This is a great event for individual runners and the whole family,” said Natalie Smith, a co-founder of the event. “Last year we had nearly 300 runners […]

Yes, school taxes invoke ageism

They’re calling this latest raid on the taxpayers’ pocketbook Measure E. And that’s appropriate, since the next sound you hear if this thing doesn’t pass may be “eeeeeeee” as the budget ax continues to fall on our struggling public schools. The conventional wisdom in Davis has always been to vote “Yes” on any school measure […]

Locals can help clean up Davis ponds, Putah Creek on Sept. 15

The city of Davis and the Putah Creek Council invite local residents to join 100-plus other volunteers in removing trash from Davis’ stormwater ponds and Putah Creek on Saturday, Sept. 15. The cleanup effort will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Every year, volunteers from Yolo County and surrounding areas join forces on the third […]

Artwork unveiled as museum dedicates new bricks

A centerpiece name plate crafted by artist Susan Shelton for the rose garden patio adjacent to the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will be unveiled at a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The patio is adjacent to the museum at 445 C St. in downtown Davis. Shelton is a nationally recognized ceramic […]

Peña items for sale only through Saturday

Saturday will be the last day to purchase items salvaged from the Peña house and donated to the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum. Remaining items include a table and six chairs, light fixtures, lace curtain panels, a toaster and an oak medicine cabinet with a mirror. The […]

Artworks go up for bids at the Pence Gallery

Beginning Saturday and continuing through Sept. 22, the work of more than 110 local and regional artists will be on display and open for silent auction bidding at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The paintings, sculpture, photographs and more have been created by some of the region’s best artists. No tickets […]

SCD membership ready to oust board

About 60 members of the Senior Citizens of Davis, most of whom were barred from attending Tuesday’s meeting of the organization’s board, have called a special meeting in October to consider dumping the board entirely.

Their action came after a bizarre scene unfolded at the Davis Senior Center, where dozens of members tried to cram into a small conference room where the board meeting was being held.

The members were there to vote on the new bylaws …

City Council delays action on plastic bag ordinance

City leaders had been on track to restrict the distribution of single-use plastic bags in Davis until the state decided to try to beat it to the punch. The Davis Natural Resources Commission drafted an ordinance in March that would force businesses, specifically grocery stores and other large retailers, to refrain from bagging their goods […]

Brown gets partial win in pension reforms

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systematic reforms to California’s badly underfunded public pension system that he says will save taxpayers billions of dollars over time, but he also was unable to persuade his fellow Democrats to give him some of the fundamental changes he had sought. The reform […]

Holmes students raise big bucks for Red Cross

Vicki Faye was a bit nonplussed when the check arrived in the mail over the summer — a donation of $2,752 to the American Red Cross from Holmes Junior High School in Davis. “We got the check out of the blue and couldn’t figure out what it was all about,” said Faye, regional manager of […]

Family secrets: Male snails baby-sit for others

Pity the male of the marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira. He does all the work of raising the young, from egg-laying to hatching — even though few of the baby snails are his own. The surprising new finding by UC Davis researchers puts S. macrospira in a small club of reproductive outliers characterized by male-only child […]

Bill to strengthen protections for ag pilots signed into law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 511, legislation that Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada says will help save the lives of pilots who fly near unmarked and nearly invisible meteorological evaluation towers. Yamada, D-Davis, and her staff have worked for two years to overcome wind energy industry opposition to the measure. “With the governor’s signature (Monday), wind […]