Scientists: Change needed in study of deepwater oil spills

By Kat Kerlin A national team of scientists, including two researchers from UC Davis, warns that inadequate knowledge about the effects of deepwater oil well blowouts — like Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — threatens scientists’ ability to help manage comparable future events. The findings are reported in a paper titled […]

Flower arrangers to meet May 2

The Davis Flower Arrangers will gather Wednesday, May 2, at International House-Davis, 10 College Park, for the group’s last meeting before summer break from June to August. The program will be presented by M.J. Kelly, who has been a member of the Davis group for many years and “whose artistry and ease with flower arranging […]

Robinson talks about his latest book, ’2312′

Local writer Kim Stanley Robinson will discuss his newest book, “2312,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at a Davis Astronomy Club meeting at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. There are no dues required to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. Anyone interested in astronomy is welcome to attend the meeting. Robinson, whose “2312″ […]

DCC participates in Global Art Project for Peace

This week, 15,000 artists, including two groups from Davis, are joining in a worldwide, multicultural celebration of peace and diversity. Organized through the 10th Biennial Global Art Project for Peace, thousands of messages of global goodwill and friendship will simultaneously encircle the Earth as artists exchange their personal expressions of a World at Peace. In […]

Register now for Blue & White golf tournament

Local golfers can have a day of fun on the links and benefit the Davis Blue and White Foundation at the same time by playing in the organization’s golf tournament. The scramble-format event starts with check-in at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m. at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 […]

Flea Market book sale to support disability education

The Davis Flea Market will host a benefit book sale for Supported Life Institute from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Music on the Green in Central Park. Books on a wide range of topics will be on hand. Supported Life Institute works to promote inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in local communities […]

Foreclosures squeezing U.S. home prices and sales

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON — Rising foreclosures are weighing on the U.S. housing market, reducing prices and keeping new-home sales weak. Foreclosed homes are usually sold at steep discounts, thereby lowering average prices. And by expanding the supply of low-priced previously occupied homes, foreclosures tend to limit demand for new homes. Some economists expect […]

Discovery of mad cow in Calif. was stroke of luck

By Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone HANFORD — A non-descript building in the heart of California’s dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow. The finding, announced Tuesday, is the first new case of the disease in the U.S. since 2006 […]

Picnic Day arrest numbers are clearly unacceptable

HAIL TO THE CHIEF … sad to think we now have “Officials Stats” for Picnic Day, just like they do in Major League Baseball … only we’re not talking hits, runs and errors, but arrests, citations and Tasers … and, despite early reports to the contrary, things really weren’t any better this year than last, […]

For the record

The time of a concert was omitted in Tuesday’s edition of The Enterprise. The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacramento, 1017 11th St., Sacramento.

Entomology event to feature talk on bed bugs

Contra Costa County’s integrated pest management coordinator, Tanya Drlik, will discuss that area’s efforts to stave off a bed bug infestation in a talk Thursday, May 3, at UC Davis. Drlik is one of five speakers who will give public talks at a meeting of the Northern California Entomology Society. The event will run from […]

PG&E hopes to offer Green Option

PG&E may soon make “going green” a little easier for its customers. On Tuesday, the utility went before the California Public Utilities Commission to formally propose a “Green Option” program that, if approved, would allow PG&E to offer 100 percent renewable energy to its customers for an additional “modest” premium added on to their monthly […]

Yolo County Library celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

The Yolo County Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month throughout May with cultural displays and drop-in crafts at all eight library branches. On Sunday, the Stephens Branch in Davis, 315 E. 14th St., will host a variety of demonstrations and performances, starting at 1 p.m. with a performance by the Golden Turtle Lion Dancers […]

Police: No charges for drivers in fatal collisions

Davis police say no charges will be sought against the drivers in two crashes that claimed the lives of two UC Davis students in recent months. Megan Elizabeth Glanville, 25, died Dec. 22 — a day after being struck by a pickup truck while jogging at Russell and Lake boulevards in West Davis. Renne Lyra […]