Sikhs are focus of free talk, discussion at UCD

A lecture by Gurinder Mann, a professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, on “Sikhs and Sikh Studies in the United States” will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the AGR Room at the Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. A reception at 6 p.m. precedes his talk. Admission is free. A discussion panel […]

Photographer/author presents new book on California glaciers

Award-winning photographer and nature writer Tim Palmer will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss his newest book, “California Glaciers.” Nestled high in the mountains of California among snowy peaks, alpine forests and flowing rivers lies an age-old phenomenon that is slowly fading from existence: […]

Motorcycle club collects toys for needy kids

The Woodland Roadrunners motorcycle club is planning its 23rd annual Toy Run beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Les Schwab Tire, 65 W. Main St. in Woodland. Participants will fuel up with doughnuts, bagels, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, then set off at 10 a.m. for a short ride through Woodland with Santa […]

Now’s the time to nominate Davis’ stellar citizens

Thursday is the deadline for nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award (Citizen of the Year) and the A.G. Brinley Award (for outstanding service). The Covell Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community in a number of areas. Criteria include leadership in civic activities, […]

UCD expert to lead effort to gauge livestock impact

Frank Mitloehner, a UC Davis professor and air quality specialist, has been tapped to chair a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Committee tasked with gauging the environmental impact of the livestock industry. Mitloehner will lead the committee during the first year of a three-year program to measure the carbon footprint of the industry, detail […]

Mediator to join labor talks

A mediator will be joining labor negotiations Tuesday between the Davis school district and the Davis Teachers Association. The two parties continue to discuss the district’s request for contingency language to deal with an immediate $3.7 million loss of state funds that will occur if California voters reject Prop. 30 on Nov. 6. Superintendent Winfred […]

For the record

Sunday’s story about the new Whole Foods store in Davis referred to the new store as “part of a trend toward smaller grocery stores in recent years,” but omitted the square footage of the new Whole Foods store. The store covers 20,000 square feet.

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 […]