Paws for Thought: Here’s how you can help our four-legged friends

Want to make a difference for animals in the new year? Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Got pets? * Exercise more: Take two 15-minute-plus walks with your dog every day. Be mindful of weather conditions. Keep your dog warm and dry with a coat or sweater on winter walks. In summer, opt […]

Paw patrol

* Friday, Jan. 15: Pet Food Express, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Yolo County Animal Services cat and dog adoptions, 5 to 7 p.m. * Saturday, Jan. 16: Adoption day at Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue, 34505 County Road 29 in Woodland, 8 to 11 a.m. * Saturday, Jan. 16: Pet Food Express, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Yolo County […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Abby (No. 140692), a 6-month-old spayed female gray-and-white tabby cat. She would like to be the only kitty in her household. Also hoping for a good home is Po (No. 140871), a 3-year-old female […]

Here, kitty, kitty

We all know the Internet was created to spread cute and funny cat videos, but how much time do we really spend watching felines frolic? The Enterprise is looking for the best of the best. Send us the links to your favorites — the most adorable, funniest, wackiest cat videos out there. And tell us […]

Humble Pie: Whatever you cook, make it memorable

I just finished reading the 1983 New York Times article titled “What Makes a Great Cook Great?” by Bryan Miller and I have bad news. I am not a great cook. By the standards of the nearly two dozen chefs, cooking teachers and authors who contributed to Miller’s three-decades-old article, I may not even be […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Music is sweet; otherwise, reduce the sugar

I understand that, in the new Davis Enterprise, this column will appear in the Food section, rather than Arts. So here is my last appeal under the rubric of Arts and the first column under Food. The Citizens Who Care Winter Concert — “Decades of Love — The Vinyl Years” — is coming up; performances are […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Cheap ‘fixes’ for pet dogs and cats

Starting Saturday, Jan. 16, pet owners in Yolo and Sacramento counties can apply to have their pets spayed and neutered at a deep discount at Spay Day Sacramento 2016. Davis residents are encouraged to apply. * Who is eligible? Yolo and Sacramento County residents who receive public assistance or have an annual household income of […]

January 15, 2016 | Posted in Pets | Tagged ,

New TALK session starts next month

TALK (Teach Another Language to Kids) welcomes elementary students back to a new session of learning American Sign Language, French or Spanish, and is excited to announce the expansion of its popular foreign-language program to Korematsu Elementary School when TALK’s winter/spring session begins on Feb. 1. TALK is a parent-led nonprofit that has offered foreign-language […]

January 15, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: London calling for UC Davis pest expert

Integrated pest management specialist Frank Zalom, a distinguished professor of entomology in the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology, is a newly selected fellow of the Royal Entomological Society in London. Zalom was given the honor this week for his “significant contributions to insect science.” A past president of the 7,000-member Entomological Society of America, Zalom […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged

Paw patrol

* Friday, Jan. 8: Pet Food Express, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Yolo County Animal Services cat and dog adoptions, 5 to 7 p.m. * Saturday, Jan. 9: Adoption day at Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue, 34505 County Road 29 in Woodland, 8 to 11 a.m. * Saturday, Jan. 9: Pet Food Express, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Yolo County […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Pets | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Theo is a 2-year-old neutered male Cairn terrier with maybe a little something else thrown in. He’s playful when it’s time to play, but then he settles down quickly. He’s alert, cheerful and can keep himself entertained. Clancy is a 2-year-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler who almost starved to death when the family he grew up […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Pets | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing * The city of Davis holds “Teen Open Gym” every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to drop in for a game of badminton or basketball. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment but some equipment is provided. Hours […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

City and school district issue call for mentors

In his 2015 book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam offers compelling evidence about an opportunity gap that exists among America’s children. On one side are children from primarily two-parent households with incomes capable of covering the cost of things like after-school music and art lessons or private sports […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Stitch (No. 140752), a 2-month-old male Labrador retriever mix with a tan and white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Colby (No. 140848), a 3-month-old male buff-colored domestic short-haired kitten. Fees are […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Pets | Tagged ,