Days of Thunder

Members of Cub Scout Pack 75 watch as their homemade cars race down the track Saturday morning in their annual Pinewood Derby competition, which took place at Hanlees Nissan dealership in South Davis. The races are a culmination of lots of work by the young Scouts. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Council to present details on greening project

Locals will have the opportunity to see how feedback has shaped plans to improve the North Davis Channel during a meeting Monday hosted by the Putah Creek Council. Included in the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt project are plans for planting native vegetation, removing invasive weeds, creating a new pathway and educational area and enhancing wildlife […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to consider water subsidy for low-income households

With substantial water rate increases on the immediate horizon for all Davis residents, the City Council will receive a proposal Tuesday night on its consent calendar to launch a program that will assist some ratepayers who may have a more difficult time bearing the heavier costs. The proposed “Lifeline Water Utility Rate Assistance Program” would […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

DHS speech and debate team plans showcase

The Davis High School speech and debate team invites the community to its first showcase on Friday, March 29, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Members of the DHS forensic program will present award-winning speeches and a debate on gun control. The evening will begin with a silent auction starting […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Women’s rights book is next community pick

The 2013-14 Campus Community Book Project selection is more than words on paper. The book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” is also a movement. The 2009 book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is “a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Conductor Angelo Moreno receives statewide award from music teachers

Conductor Angelo Moreno, who leads string ensembles at Davis High School and Holmes Junior High, in addition to working with the Sacramento Youth Symphony, was honored in February by the California Music Educators Association with the Richard L. Levin Orchestra Educator Award. Moreno did his academic work at UC Davis, where he was a conducting […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wennberg Festival showcases young musicians at Mondavi Center

That’s the ticket What: Bodil Wennberg Music Festival, featuring performers from the Davis schools When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $14-$17 general, $13 seniors and $9 students;, 530-754-2787 The Davis school district hosts an uncommonly large and popular string music program, with literally hundreds of kids […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Med school grads pursuing careers in primary care

SACRAMENTO — Nearly half of the 107 medical students graduating from UC Davis in June will enter primary-care medicine residency programs, the highest percentage in more than a decade, demonstrating the school’s ongoing commitment to alleviating the nationwide shortage of providers in the specialty. Of the 107 students in the UC Davis Medical School Class […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Elected officials deliver Meals On Wheels

Mayors and City Council members from throughout Yolo County will show their support for hungry senior citizens in local communities Wednesday by delivering Meals On Wheels and working in the kitchens and dining rooms of the Elderly Nutrition Program’s congregate meal programs. The event is part of the program’s March For Meals campaign. “We are […]

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High-speed chase, then a search, end in suspect’s arrest

A 24-year-old Sacramento man was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed chase from Interstate 80 into Davis before crashing his vehicle and setting off a three-hour search for his whereabouts. The California Highway Patrol reported that Reginald Elmore had three female passengers — ages 3, 16 and 21 — in his […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

History and nature walk set at Lake Solano Park

Visitors are invited to stroll along the Shoreline Trail of Lake Solano Park west of Winters from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop. Guests will learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers and John Wolfskill’s impact on the region. They’ll also discover how Putah Creek was transformed […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Expert to address educational needs of high-potential students

Barbara Branch, incoming executive director of the California Association for the Gifted, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pioneer Elementary School multipurpose room, 5215 Hamel St. in Davis. Her talk is titled, “You Can’t Fit a Square Peg Into a Round Hole: Helping High-Potential Students.” Branch is an educational consultant who helps school […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community collects 145 books for Yolo kids

Local residents helped 145 Yolo County kids reach for the stars by participating in United Way California Capital Region’s second annual STAR Readers Book Drive that ended March 8. The drive exceeded its goal by collecting 660 books for more than 650 children across five counties in United Way’s STAR Readers project, which is working […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Preschool takes applications for fall

Davis Community Church Nursery School, a parent cooperative preschool in its 40th year of operation, is accepting applications for its 2013-14 school year. DCCNS is accepting applications for all of its programs: early explorers, toddler and preschool. DCCNS is at 412 C St. For more information about dates and times of the programs, along with […]

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