Former president in intensive care

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after suffering “a series of setbacks,” including a stubborn fever, his spokesman said. In a brief email Wednesday, Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman in Houston, said the 88-year-old former leader had been admitted Sunday to the […]

Beer sales help rebuild NorCal monastery

VINA (AP) — Monks in a small Northern California town are rebuilding a centuries-old Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer. The first phase of the building’s decades-long restoration project in the Sacramento Valley town of Vina has been completed, with the Chapter House of Ovila now standing, the San […]

Storm whips into Northeast bringing snow, rain

By Dan Sewell and Holly Ramer CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A powerful winter storm brought snow to inland parts of the Northeast and driving rain and wind to areas along the coast Thursday, a day after it swept through the nation’s middle, dumping a record snowfall in Arkansas and wrecking post-holiday plans for thousands of […]

Feds set to reject No Child Left Behind waiver

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal education officials are poised to reject California’s self-styled bid to avoid the strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, which could lead to radical reforms at hundreds of low-income schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said U.S. Department of Education officials informed him last week that […]

Bob Dunning: Council has some water rates cleanup to do

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD … a couple of problems have surfaced with the water rate structure the Davis City Council approved several weeks ago as part of the Prop. 218 process … turns out the actual rates the council was presented in making its decision were in error … a stunning development, to be […]

Green presents floral designs to start the new year

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, for a presentation by Patti Green. Her demonstration will begin immediately after a short business meeting that starts at 7 p.m. Green designs for Beyond the Garden Gate in Davis and is well-known for her wedding arrangements. […]

Explorit Science Center: Experiment with corny chemistry

Special to the Enterprise This time of year you may find yourself with a little extra time on your hands and a few extra baking ingredients cluttering up your pantry. Why not bust out your chemist’s curiosity and whip up some organic plastic in your microwave? You will need: a microwave-safe container (a ceramic cup […]

Sagara will be honored as Agriculturalist of the Year

The Yolo County Farm Bureau will host its 99th annual meeting and the installation of officers and directors at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are at 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland. The event begins with a social hour and silent auction at 6 p.m., […]

Explore Quail Ridge Reserve on Jan. 12

Visitors are invited to walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is easy, and will be led by Frank Maurer, a zoologist and ecologist and […]

Learn to spot winter birds in Davis

All are welcome to learn about local birds during a free slide show and tour of the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday, Jan. 12. Visitors will enjoy a slide show highlighting birds they might see in winter in the Arboretum. Then, weather permitting, the group will take a stroll with a docent to look for […]

Training set for new Arboretum volunteers

Local residents are invited to spend more time in the UC Davis Arboretum in 2013, learn new skills and give back to the community by joining one of the Arboretum’s volunteer teams. Volunteers are needed in gardening, nursery propagation, nursery caretaking and plant curation. New volunteers must sign up in advance and complete a half-day […]

Catch a butterfly, win a beer

A butterfly for a beer, or a beer for a butterfly. Collect the first cabbage white butterfly of 2013 in the three-county area of Yolo, Solano or Sacramento and collect a pitcher of beer (your brand) or its cash-prize equivalent from professor Art Shapiro of the UC Davis department of evolution and ecology. Shapiro launched […]

Celebrate 14 years of Linux Users’ Group

On Monday, Jan. 21, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host Charles Blas, co-founder of Hacker Lab, a hacker space that occupies a 10,000-plus-square-foot warehouse in Sacramento. This also marks the group’s 14th anniversary, and members and guests will celebrate with free pizza, snacks and cake, and free prizes. The group will gather from 7 […]

Men will gather for talk, drum circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main post office. The group gathers upstairs in the Program Building. All men 18 years and older are welcome, and there is no charge for these […]