Musicians jam in arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Fridays, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you […]

Check out these tall trees

Get outside and beat the heat? It’s possible in the UC Davis Arboretum’s T. Elliot Weir Redwood Grove. Enjoy the cathedral-like cool and quiet of the redwood grove on a guided tour Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m., while learning about the plants of the redwood forest in this shaded and unique campus microclimate. Ann […]

Greece to auction T-Bills to help repay debt

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Friday it will auction €3.125 billion ($3.83 billion) in short-term debt to help pay off a €3.2 billion bond repayment due on Aug.20. The Public Debt Management Agency said the auction for 13-week T-bills would be held on Aug. 14. The decision allows Greece to avoid having to seek […]

Higher gas prices expected after refinery fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Analysts expect West Coast gas prices to rise beyond $4 a gallon after a fire knocked out a key section of one of the nation’s largest oil refineries. Meanwhile, the same U.S. Chemical Safety Board team that investigated the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico was standing by with state […]

District voting would shake up Davis politics

TO DISTRICT OR NOT TO DISTRICT … earlier this week I made mention of district elections in town for both school board and City Council, noting that groups of attorneys are trolling the political waters of California looking for opportunities to file suit under the California Voting Rights Act signed by Gray Davis 10 years […]

Pleased to meet you

Laura Cotler gets acquainted with a Congo African grey “Einstein parrot” last month on E Street in downtown Davis. The parrot’s owner, Robert England of Vacaville, brings his birds to various venues to socialize them. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo 0810parrotsW

Summer showers

Mathew Galloway, 22 months, plays in the Manor Pool splash pad in Davis while visiting his grandparents with his mother Gretchen Galloway of Live Oak, not pictured. The pool is likely to be a popular place this weekend as temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits through Sunday. Katie Helland/Enterprise photo Pool6w Avery Gibbs, […]

Lawmakers question special-funds practices

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers called Thursday for greater oversight of state accounts after expressing outrage over revelations that state park officials hid money. Assembly members used an oversight hearing as an opportunity to blast state agencies and the governor’s Department of Finance for accounting practices that led to hundreds of millions of dollars […]

Night bike riding is magical

By Susan Handy One of my favorite things about summer in Davis is biking after dark. I love the feel of the cool night air across my skin as I bike after yet another hot, sunny day. After sundown, the intense heat radiating from the asphalt soon dissipates. The temperature drops 10 degrees more as […]

A fowl showing

Davis High’s Future Farmers of America members Amelia Crary, right, with Henrietta and Daniel Tsang, with his unnamed hen, prepare to show their animals at the 2011 Yolo County Fair. At this year’s fair, the FFA and Junior Open Birds are Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m., followed by FFA Showmanship in the Feather/Fur & […]

Enjoying the ride

Allan Garcia, 3, of Woodland, smiles as he rides the carousel with his mother, Alicia, at the 2011 Yolo County Fair. The 2012 version of the fair kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo YCFmerryW Allan Garcia, 3, of Woodland, smiles as he rides the carousel with his mother, […]

Granda joins Davis school-board race

Longtime Davis resident Jose Granda — a prominent critic of local school parcel tax proposals in recent years — filed his paperwork to become a candidate for the Davis school board on Wednesday. Granda is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at Sacramento State University. He is also affiliated with NASA and served as […]

2012 Yolo County Fair events schedule

All events for the following five-day Yolo County Fair ar free except where prices are quoted or mentioned. Sunday (Aug. 12) 8 a.m. Junior Horse Show Arena Tuesday (Aug. 14) 5:30 p.m. FFA Catfish followed by FFA Showmanship — Feather/Fur & Fin Barn 5:30 p.m. FFA Market Goats followed by Jr. Market Goats, Feeders & […]