‘Factory Girls’ is the focus of Davis Read project

Looking for a great fall read? Curious about what’s really happening in China? Get ready for the second annual Davis Read and Book Talk at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. This year’s book is Leslie T. Chang’s “Factory Girls: From Village to City in Changing […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Buy a bra, support breast health

FIT House will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a uniquely supportive way on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Along with Fleet Feet Sports employees, the staff at FIT House Training Studio will offer personalized bra fittings of the sports bra Moving Comfort. The event will take place at FIT House, 630 Peña Drive, […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Love Free or Die’ to screen twice in Davis

“Love Free or Die,” the story of one man’s fight for equality, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the UC Davis Student Center. A second showing is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The movie chronicles the life of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Watch VP debate Thursday evening

The Yolo County Republican Association will hold a vice presidential debtate-watching party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Vince’s Mexican Restaurant, 140 Main St. in Woodland. All are welcome to watch Vice President Joe Biden and Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan debate the issues.

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Candidates differ on Measure E, Props. 30 and 38

This week, The Enterprise begins 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: “Where do you stand […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Gunrock goes ‘Gangnam Style’

Not to be left out of the global “Gangnam Style” craze, UC Davis has checked in with a parody of its own. You guessed it: “Gunrock style.” Checking in at a little less than four minutes, the YouTube video features the blue UCD mascot making like South Korean rapper Psy at the Student Farm, a […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Spanish and Portuguese conference set at UCD

The UC Davis department of Spanish and Portuguese presents the eighth annual Colloquium on Latin American and Peninsular Languages, Literatures and Cultures from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. This year’s colloquium will feature speakers and researchers presenting on a wide variety of topics, including Peninsular and Latin American literature and cinema, as well as […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Madrigals raise funds for trip to Russia, Italy

The fall season is under way for the Davis High School Madrigals, with fundraising events and concerts on the calendar during the weeks ahead. Their 2012-13 season includes concerts in Davis, Sacramento and Woodland leading up to a journey to Russia and Italy, where the Madrigals have been invited to sing at choral festivals, in […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lovenburg keeps a busy schedule this weekend

Mayor Pro Tem Daniel Wolk and Jaana Remes will host a wine and cheese mixer in West Davis for school board candidate Susan Lovenburg from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday. For the event location and to RSVP, email Remes at [email protected] Amy Abramson and Alan Brownstein will host a Central Davis meet-and-greet for Lovenburg from […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nobel laureate to discuss brain injuries

Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner, a neurologist who discovered a class of infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease and related neurodegenerative ailments in animals and people, will present a free, public lecture Friday at UC Davis. Prusiner’s public talk, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in Freeborn Hall, will be titled “Brain Injuries: Soldiers, Football Players […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Even Dr. Seuss couldn’t figure this one out

MOM BATTLES SCHOOL, WINS … thank goodness we have folks in town like my friend Tawny, who won’t take “no” for an answer from a Davis High School official when she knows the law is on her side … turns out Tawny was seeking an “excused absence” for her high school son, who was performing […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Shred old documents at two upcoming events

Davis residents can clean out their home offices and protect themselves against identity theft at two shredding events this month in Davis. The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will be the site of the first shredding day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Rapid Information Destruction Services will have its mobile unit […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jews of the West kicks off speaker series Oct. 21

“Jews of the West” by Marc Dollinger is the first presentation in the Lifelong Learning fall series at Congregation Bet Haverim. He will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the synagogue, 1715 Anderson Road. The speaker series, which began in January, is part of the synagogue’s 50th jubilee anniversary celebration. Dollinger is the […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carjacking suspect apprehended in rural corn field

Authorities arrested a Davis carjacking suspect Monday night following a four-hour search that ended in a corn field east of town. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the man, whose name had not yet been confirmed as of late Monday night, allegedly used force to steal a Honda Pilot in the parking lot of the […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,