Explore remote Oregon river with Fly Fishers’ presenter

Local residents are invited to join the Fly Fishers of Davis on Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a program by Steve Cooper on fly fishing in eastern Oregon. “High Plains Adventure: Owyhee River Journal” will take attendees on a journey to the Owyhee River, a blue-ribbon fishery that offers anglers opportunities to stalk wild brown trout […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board candidates discuss surplus properties

This week, The Enterprise continues a series of stories 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: “What should the […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Military personnel still need hugs from home

Yolo Military Families are collecting supplies and funds to provide Hugs from Home packages for local service members who are deployed in combat zones overseas. Donation boxes are in place at several locations in Davis and Woodland through Friday, Nov. 2. In Davis, donation boxes are at Redwood Barn Nursery, 1607 Fifth St.; the Davis […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘The Warmth of Other Suns': Book project events set

Special to The Enterprise The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project is all about reading and talking — two kinds of talking, actually. There are talks, as in panel discussions and faculty presentations. And there are talks, as in informal conversations, in which students, faculty and staff discuss the book project theme. This year’s theme […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Making art happen

What is art worth? A thousand dollars, a cake, a cork? It’s a big, complicated question that, in my new job as the Davis Art Center’s director of development and special projects, I think about every day. What is the value of teaching a child to paint? Can we put a dollar sign on the […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Madrigal dinner reservations available

Area residents are invited to celebrate a traditional Olde English Christmas as the Davis High School Madrigals transport guests back in time at the 44th annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis. Friday’s dinner starts with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. and dinner […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Start your day with a linguica breakfast

On Sunday, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will serve a linguica breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Tumulty Hall on Walnut Street in Woodland. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family of four. The menu includes eggs, linguica, sweet bread, potatoes, juice and coffee, […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Relax with Watsu

Watsu practitioner Laurie Loving uses secure flotation devices to allow the use of both of her hands for a gentle arm and side stretch. Loving will host an open house with Watsu demonstrations on Sunday at her home in East Davis.

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

Hirschfield jury could have case by late next week

SACRAMENTO — The guilt phase of the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case seems likely to conclude this week with defendant Richard Joseph Hirschfield exercising his right to remain silent regarding the 1980 kidnap-murders of John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves. “He is not going to testify,” defense attorney Linda Parisi told Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

FIVE COMPLAINTS NOTHING TO BASE A LAW ON … thanks to some eagle eyes scrutinizing our wood smoke data, we now know that during the 120 days of last winter’s “burn” season, only five individuals complained about wood smoke in the air … that’s out of a city of 65,000 people, many of whom don’t hesitate […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Wash your tension away with Watsu

Imagine your senses taking a temporary vacation. Soft white light floats beyond your closed lids. Music filters toward your ears as though muffled by a pillow. Your muscles are given a reprieve from gravity as you float in a warm cocoon.

Assuming that you didn’t experience a fatal run-in with a motor vehicle in a schmaltzy 1970s romantic comedy, chances are you are undergoing a Watsu session.

If you are in Davis, that session is probably taking place in the serene, yurt-covered pool of Laurie Loving, owner of Loving Aquatic Bodywork and a licensed Watsu practitioner.

On California’s endangered list

In this July 2012 photo released by the National Park Service, two juvenile great gray owls are perched on a tree branch in Yosemite National Park. The owls, left to evolve after glacial ice separated them from their plentiful Canadian brethren 30 millennia ago, are both a mystery and concern to the scientists charged with […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

In Friday’s story on the Davis Water Advisory Committee’s surface water project recommendation, it was incorrectly reported that committee members Mark Siegler and Michael Bartolic voted against a motion to have the city of Davis enter mediation with Woodland to negotiate for more equitable cost sharing of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project. Committee chair […]

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

Mandatory wood-burning ordinance cooking for fall implementation

It may be illegal to burn wood in Davis, on certain days, very soon. At its meeting Tuesday, the City Council will be asked to approve an urgency ordinance that would allow the city to fine residents who fail to extinguish their wood fires on mandatory no-burn days. The new ordinance would go into effect […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,