Tales from the maze on ‘Davisville’

Matt Cooley, co-owner of Cool Patch Pumpkins, talks about what it’s like to run the Dixon farm’s 53-acre corn maze on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Guinness World Records said the maze was the largest of its kind in the world in 2007. It was 40 acres then. The maze, which Cooley says has grown […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Audubon plans two bird-watching trips this weekend

Yolo Audubon Society will lead a bird-watching trip Saturday to Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges and Sunday to Lake Solano Park. The marshes in the region will be full of waterfowl — geese, swans, ducks and grebes — and shorebirds. Saturday’s is a good trip for both novice and experienced bird watchers. Viewing will […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday home tour benefits Meals On Wheels

Mark your calendars for Dickens in the Valley, a holiday home tour presented by Friends of Meals On Wheels, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. This fundraising event to benefit Meals On Wheels in Yolo County, a meal program for senior citizens, will present a tour of six homes dressed in holiday […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly

Housing construction jumps to 4-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started construction on homes in September at the fastest rate since July 2008, a further indication that the housing recovery is strengthening and could help the economy grow. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders broke ground on single-family homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown pushes college students to support tax hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing a high-risk election next month, Gov. Jerry Brown began campaigning publicly Tuesday to win support for a proposed tax increase that he promises will invigorate California universities long trapped in cycles of cutbacks and tuition increases. Appearing at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Democratic governor said he recognized […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: The Big Game’s just another game now

“I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. The one week of the year that I dread more than any other. The week when I feel as if the weight of the world is upon my shoulders. Yes, it is Big Game Week, the annual football frenzy that ends Saturday when Cal visits Stanford […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Health problems delay surgery for ‘hero dog’

Kabang, the German shepherd mix that lost her snout saving two girls in the Philippines, is a good candidate for dental and facial surgery, a UC Davis veterinarian said Tuesday, but the dog has other health issues that will delay her surgery. Jane Sykes, director of the Small Animal Clinic, told reporters that tests and […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

For the record

A story on an award-winning kitchen remodeling project published Oct. 7 on the Business page gave an incomplete title for Nar Bustamante, principal designer and president of Nar Fine Carpentry Inc. Bustamante led Nicolette Patton, his co-designer on the project.

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School-year reduction, campus closures eyed

On Thursday night, the Davis school board once again will contemplate the potential financial abyss it could be plunged into if voters turn down two school finance measures at the polls on Nov. 6 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 and Measure E, a Davis parcel tax. As the agenda summary notes, “If Proposition 30 […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

UCD readies effort to repel Tahoe’s clam invasion

Call them unwelcome mats.

UC Davis staff and students on Tuesday worked at Bainer Hall to prepare 5 acres of rubber barriers meant to suffocate thumbnail-sized Asian clams invading Lake Tahoe.

Starting next week, excavators on a barge will lower 200 of the mats into the water near the mouth of Emerald Bay.

UCD’s Tahoe Environmental Research Center scientists first pioneered the use of the mats in 2010, killing all of the clams over 1 acre.

Candidates outline strategy as more schools enter Program Improvement

This week, The Enterprise continues a series of articles contrasting the views of the five candidates for the Davis Board of Education — incumbent Susan Lovenburg and challengers Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman. The top two vote-getters will be sworn in as trustees in December. This week’s question: Last year, two […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Paint big art at community mural workshop

Children, teens and adults can learn to paint a mural together at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The family-friendly art class will paint details and add depth to the evolving DAC shack community mural. Techniques taught include acrylic painting, stencil and tissue paper collage. […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Meet the Candidates,’ Measure E statements on Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access has produced a series of “Meet the Candidates” statements for the Nov. 6 election, as well as pro and con statements on school parcel tax Measure E. DMA is a nonprofit community media center supporting local content on television, radio and the Internet. DMA operates DCTV Public Access Channel 15, Educational Access […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food fair and Prop. 37 panel at Monticello

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine will host a Food Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in its parking lot at 630 G St. The event will feature artisan vendors, gardening demonstrations and activities, local beer and wine tasting, and  live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Ken Kemmerling & Friends, including Ephraim George, Steve […]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,