Women’s self-defense course starts this week

The Davis Police Department is taking sign-ups for a five-week self-defense course for women. RAD — Rape Aggression Defense — teaches awareness and prevention techniques, as well as realistic self-defense tactics. The course is taught by Davis Police Department employees who are nationally certified RAD instructors. The upcoming series will be taught from 6 to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Why should chickens have all the fun?

So here we are, a couple of weeks removed from the wildly successful Tour de Cluck, which brought all sorts of chicken lovers, not to mention The New York Times, to our humble burg over the Memorial Day weekend. Why anyone would want chickens cooped up in their backyard is another subject for another day, […]

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

Time to celebrate: DHS Class of 2012 graduates

Cynthia Ochoa was nervous. In many ways, this was to be expected. Ochoa was about to give a graduation speech to the 505 other graduating Davis High School seniors and the countless relatives and friends milling just outside the Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on campus Friday night.

There was a clear air of excitement as the students, friends and family listened to the speakers and waited for the distribution of diplomas.

“I was excited all day,” DHS principal Jacqui Moore said. “I have great hopes for them.”

In welcoming the crowd, Moore gave a short speech comparing students to “ninjas” …

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

What a trip!

Greg and Susan Melcher, reflected in the Elvis-shaped mirror, check out the boys’ bathroom decorated like Nashville for the Davis High School Grad Night celebration at Emerson Junior High. Decorations were centered around a road trip theme. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Ballots left to be counted in local elections

A total of 4,826 absentee votes have yet to be counted from Tuesday’s election, according to Freddie Oakley, Yolo County clerk/recorder. However, Oakley does not know how many of those votes are from Davis or how greatly they will affect the City Council election results. As it stands, incumbent Councilman Dan Wolk received the most […]

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

Naturopathic doctor speaks to group Tuesday

June marks the last month until October that the local peripheral neuropathy support group will meet. This month, the speaker is Bianca Garilli, a naturopathic doctor, who practices at the Institute for Restorative Health in Davis. Garilli uses clinical nutrition, botanical (herbal medicine) and homeopathy in her treatment protocols, a news release said. She addresses […]

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Wolk lawn signs being picked up

Volunteers for Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk’s campaign are collecting his lawn signs. If yours has not been picked up, call Steve Boschken at (530) 756-7000 or Will Arnold at (530) 219-8918.

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Hear local children’s book author on Wednesday

“HUGE,” a children’s book set in Davis and the surrounding region, will be read by local author Stan Dundon, aka Dr. D, at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Admission is free. Also present will be the book’s illustrator, Sophia Lu, a student at Harper […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

DMA takes June orientation ‘on location’

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. Generally held at DMA’s studios on Fifth Street, this month’s orientation will take place instead at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. DMA is the nonprofit community media center whose main projects are […]

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

North Davis reading specialist to receive Thong Hy Huynh Award

Celebrate! What: Thong Hy Huynh Awards presentation recognizing achievement in human and civil rights When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. To understand why Martha Beetley would receive the Thong Hy Huynh Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Davis, one need look no further than her résumé. It is […]

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

Squash bugs are likely culprits attacking zucchini

Question: Last year, my zucchini plants had yellow specks on the leaves that turned brown and then black as they became crisp and dry. What happened? Chances are you had squash bugs, Anasa tristis. These insects (true “bugs”) suck the plant juices through their needle-like mouthparts. Look for the colorful adults, more than half an […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Junior high schools recognize outstanding students

As the 2011-12 school year wrapped up, the three junior high schools in Davis announced student awards and recognitions: Emerson Junior High: * Rotary Award, based on outstanding academic performance and scholarship: Frankie Spinardi, Kasey Carlson * Ilana Edwie Davis Human Relations Award: Maya Gilardi, Eric Walker, Andrew Walker * Del Bryant Award for friendliness, helpfulness, a […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Fiction writers group is forming

Are you a fiction writer interested in participating in a writers’ group? Come to the first meeting to organize weekly sessions on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Delta of Venus, 122 B St. in downtown Davis. For more information, email [email protected]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

TP drive benefits local charities

The next time you visit the local store, pick up one or two or three extra rolls of toilet paper to benefit the fourth annual Live United Toilet Paper Drive on Thursday. The rolls will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s 142 certified partners in Yolo, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and […]

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