Meet blind photographer at open house Sunday

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The gallery […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Talk on bee gardens tonight

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams, assistant professor of entomology at UC Davis, will present a public lecture on “Promoting Native Bees for Gardens, Farms, and Native Plants” at the Davis Botanical Society meeting on Thursday night, May 10, in the Davis Public Library, 315 E. 14th St. Williams, to speak from 7 to 8 p.m., will […]

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

‘Breaking the Barriers’ event open to the community

The public is invited to a Sigma Alpha Zeta community event and luncheon, “Breaking the Barriers,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Silo Union at UC Davis. Free parking is available on campus next to the Silo. “The event is about coming together and celebrating a diverse community as well as […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

As Katehi talks of ‘lessons learned,’ some faculty call censure wrong

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said Wednesday that relying on bad information and a flawed decision-making process caused her to be to quick to send in police to remove an Occupy Davis encampment. The bungled police operation of Nov. 18 followed, with a dozen protesters pepper-sprayed and 10 more arrested. The chancellor gave some of her […]

Obama, backing gay marriage, on fundraising tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Vice President Joe Biden got “a little bit over his skis” in publicly embracing gay marriage, forcing Obama to speed up his own plans to announce his historic support for the right of same-sex couples to marry. “Would I have preferred to have done this in my own […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Yes indeed, character truly counts

CHARACTER OR CHARACTERS? … ironically, just a day or two before that ugly mailer slamming Sue Greenwald hit mailboxes all across town, the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams and I had just finished reading Tom Sakash’s profile of Dan Wolk on the front page of this very newspaper … as my sweetheart put down the […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

University files suit over farm encampment

By Terry Collins SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California filed a lawsuit Wednesday against protesters occupying a patch of UC Berkeley property where they planted crops nearly two weeks ago. The suit filed in Alameda County Superior alleges that the group of 14 unnamed protesters conspired to cut locks, trespass and establish an illegal encampment. University officials are […]

Dance, dance, Davis

Piper Byun, 2, the daughter of flashmob organizer Shelly Gilbride of the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance, watches dancers twirl around her Wednesday evening in Central Park. An estimated 200 people ranging in age from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens danced to the beat of “Bang Bang,” played by Jenny […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Origami artists gather Saturday at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Blanchard Room at Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Alternative vision': Whole Earth returns Friday

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival arrives Friday at noon with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event is set to include dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

This year’s staff has selected the theme “The beginning is here” …

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

City Council candidates talk water

Water — the source, the sustainability and the cost — is high on the minds of Davis residents. In the first of four weekly stories, The Enterprise asked the five City Council candidates to respond to the following question: What is your position on the city of Davis’ water utility? Specifically, does the city need […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Ballots, pamphlets should be arriving in mailboxes

Vote-by-mail ballots and the corresponding voter education pamphlets were mailed Monday to local voters. About 15,000 ballots were mailed in Yolo County. The ballots were mailed separately from the pamphlets, said Susie Patenaude, assistant clerk/recorder in the Yolo Elections Office. Each should arrive in mailboxes across the city over the next few days, though not […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Water Advisory Committee debates ground vs. surface water

The city’s Water Advisory Committee invites interested members of the public to attend its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thurday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The City Council created the committee to review the city’s utility rates, with special focus on water. At Thursday’s meeting, the group will be discussing the […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Feeling cooped up? Enjoy a clucking good time at ArtAbout

May’s Second Friday ArtAbout focuses on “Chickens, Barnyards & Bicycles!” in honor of the Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl, which also will feature a silent art auction on Saturday, May 26, in Central Park. The ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in cowntown Davis and […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,