For the record

An article in the Back to School section of Wednesday’s Enterprise misspelled Frank Thomsen’s last name. Thomsen is president of the Davis Teachers Association.

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Doggie day care on hold during search for new site

A nonprofit leader, who proposed to open a doggie day care center in a downtown residential neighborhood, has been forced to fetch a new location for the business. John Buck, the CEO of a nonprofit organization that sought to open up a business where people could drop off their dogs for the day while away […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Children’s health package – School-aged Vision: 6 to 18 Years of Age

A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80 percent of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child’s eyes are […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Children’s health package: Immunizing your kids keeps the community healthy

Dr. Paula Watts-White August is the time that most parents begin enrolling younger children in local schools, with older teens entering college. This makes August a particularly good time to focus community attention on the value of immunization. Immunizations are recommended because they protect individuals and the entire population (e.g., the residents of Davis) against diseases, […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Children’s health package: Poor vision can lead to poor school performance

By Dr. Sara Niyati-Haddadan With the first day of school just around the corner, most parents are busy checking off lists for things to do before school starts. Is a visit to the optometrist on the list? A comprehensive eye exam is one of the most important things to do and yet one that is […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local company converts waste to energy

Today’s trash could power houses and fuel cars tomorrow when local startup Sierra Energy’s innovative FastOx technology reaches the public. Put simply, the FastOx Pathfinder system takes in trash and uses a high temperature — created by chemical reaction — to break down and vaporize waste into synthetic gas. That gas can then be used […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rec Report: City classes appeal to children of all ages

By Christine Rivard I remember as clear as day the classes that I took as a child: dance, art, sports camps and more. Excitement filled my belly as I prepared for the first day of a new program. I am sure that is why working in recreation appeals to me so much. Designing and implementing […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Village Feast coming up on Aug. 25

Davis Farm to School will present the eighth annual Village Feast from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Central Park. The feast features a meal prepared and catered by the Buckhorn Restaurant of Winters with all produce, meat and wines local growers. Sutter Davis Hospital is a major sponsor, and SlowFood Yolo is a major supporter of […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Labyrinth artist to give talk at St. Martin’s

Master labyrinth designer Robert Ferré will give a talk about labyrinths, their uses and what has been happening in the labyrinth world in the past 15 years, on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Ferré will answer audience questions and talk about his 16 years of experience as a […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: The reliability of our power supply

Back in February, I wrote a column about nuclear power and the trouble I was having balancing the risks against the benefits. Basically, is the benefit of energy generated without producing any greenhouse gas emissions worth the potential downsides of catastrophic meltdown and nuclear proliferation? I’m still gathering information (thanks to all who sent in […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Exhibit may turn arachnophobes into arachnophiles

By Sarah Thomas Although most spiders are small and rather shy, they have a reputation for being scary and feared by many people. But the more you learn about these industrious creatures, the more you may find that fear turn into fascination. Spiders inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Some can live underwater. More than 43,000 […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Study: Friends, neighbors influence voters

Neighbors’ lawn signs, public opinion polls and even a conversation in the next restaurant booth can affect how people vote in an election, suggests a new UC Davis study. But it all depends on how far away the election is. “Research like this highlights the fact that we are social creatures,” said Alison Ledgerwood, assistant […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Adult School’s summer project draws nearly 300 eager kids

Then: The Davis Adult School, which ordinarily focuses on students age 18 and up, announced in March that it would launch a summer “pilot project” — a group of enrichment classes designed for students in grades K-12.

The fee-based summer classes — lasting one week, two weeks or, in the case of one class, three weeks — were planned to take place primarily at North Davis Elementary School.

Now: As the month of July ended, Clumpner was all smiles.

All told, there were 15 classes (and a total of 21 sections), with a total enrollment of …

UCD researchers examine California’s vulnerability to climate change

As climate change threatens to reshape California’s landscape, UC Davis researchers are helping to inform policymakers about the state’s vulnerability and provide strategies for adaptation. The UCD research appears in a report, “Our Changing Climate,” released Tuesday by the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission. The report is the third assessment from […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,