Name droppers: UCD grad gets policy position

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jessica Pearson, 33, of Sacramento, as the legislative and policy adviser at the Delta Stewardship Council, where she has served as senior policy adviser since 2011. Pearson served as deputy secretary at the California Natural Resources Agency in 2010, and worked at the California Department of Water Resources as policy […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall birds can be seen at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Rice has been harvested and ponds flooded in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, setting the stage for migratory and seasonal waterfowl and shorebirds. Members of the public are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, to look […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Candidates eye management style, achievement gap, school year length, GATE

Four of the five candidates for the Davis school board expressed their views on their personal management style, how to narrow the achievement gap between different subgroups of students, the prospect of a budget-shortened school year and the district’s GATE program at a recent forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Davis. Candidate […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Shred your stuff and donate cereal, coats

Davis Realtor Kim Eichorn invites local residents to shred their old files this weekend and help a local relief agency at the same time. Free shredding will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot behind Lyon Real Estate, 409 Second St. in downtown Davis. Enter via the driveway between […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Candidates rate priorities if school funding ballot measures fail

This week, The Enterprise concludes 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: If the worst-case scenario […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Day of the Dead to be celebrated in Woodland

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library, Taller de Arte del Nuevo Amanecer and the Woodland Community College Ethnic Studies Cross Cultural Series have organized Day of the Dead celebrations in Woodland this week. All are invited to attend. First up is Dia de los Angelitos (Celebration of the Children) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

I-House hosts Haiti benefit, storytelling program, holiday dinner

International House, Davis, has several upcoming events designed to educate, amuse and celebrate. Saturday is “An Evening for Haiti” from 6 to 9 p.m., feauring keynote speaker Jowel Laguerre, president of Solano Community College. “Students at UC Davis formed a group called Ann Prepare Lavni to help build a library in a small town in […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Don’t Light’ season begins Thursday

The 2012-13 season of the Don’t Light Tonight program will launch Thursday, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has announced. Wood smoke is a significant contributor to wintertime air pollution in Yolo and Solano counties, an air district news release said. Wood smoke contains fine particulate pollution, which has been shown to have serious health […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breast cancer risk is topic of free talk

“Dinner and Drinks — Modeling How Lifestyle Factors Affect Breast Development and Breast Cancer Risk” is the title of Russ Hovey’s talk at the next Breast Cancer Open Door educational program. The free meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Hovey, an associate professor in the […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Expert will demonstrate flower arranging

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, to enjoy a program by a noted flower gardener and arranger from the Bay Area. Cheryl Feuerborn is a member of the Founders Council of Judges in San Francisco and is a prominent member of the Bay Area Arrangers Guild, the Petaluma Garden Club and the […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

MIND Institute gets grant to study ADHD in teens

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects the brain’s ability to assert self-control, of particular concern during adolescence. That’s when the negative consequences of poor self-control can result in choices that can diminish lifetime possibilities for achievement, such as dropping out of school, substance abuse, driving while under the influence or engaging in unprotected sex. How the brains of […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC advice: Buy local firewood to guard against spreading pests

Tips for buying oak firewood * Don’t buy green firewood from unknown sources; it has the highest chance of containing pests and pathogens * Ask where the firewood originated. If it isn’t local, ask what precautions the seller has taken to ensure that the firewood is free of harmful insects and disease or consider buying from […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New theater group on ‘Davisville’

The co-directors of “The Woman in Black,” a play performed by a new Davis theater group, discuss the ghost story and their Common House Productions on the latest edition of the radio program “Davisville,” on KDRT, 95.7 FM. Brianna Owens and Steph Hankinson are veterans of local theater. “Woman in Black,” presented in what they […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Storm leaves death and darkness in its wake

NEW YORK (AP) — As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation’s largest city unusually vacant and dark. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,