Genealogy Club to hear about maiden names

The Davis Genealogy Club will present a program on “Discovering Maiden Names” with longtime researcher Glenda Gardner Lloyd at 1 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. A missing maiden name in the family tree is a common brick-wall problem that may be solvable using other relatives’ records and some […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students fight to save yearbook class

Students in the yearbook class at Davis High School hit the ground running in the fall. Just weeks after the start of school each year, they face their first deadline — 10 completed pages due to the publisher in early September. Then it’s on to the next deadline, and the next, all year long. In […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself; two girls OK

GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday. Authorities who tracked Adam Mayes to a wooded area Thursday evening said […]

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

Bank stocks hurt after surprise $2B JPMorgan loss

Bank stocks were hammered in Britain and the United States on Friday, partly because of fear that a surprise $2 billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase would lead to tougher regulation of financial institutions. In Britain, shares of Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland were down more than 2 percent. American banks were poised to […]

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

This may be too much house

You know, every time I see that ad on TV or in print suggesting I can win a $1.7 million “Dream House” and help Ronald McDonald House Charities to boot, I’m intrigued. Saw yet another ad in the paper just the other day telling me there was only a week left to secure my place […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

For the record

Thursday’s story, “As Katehi talks of lessons learned,” misidentified Christopher Reynolds, chair of the UC Davis music department.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bank protesters plead not guilty

The so-called “Banker’s Dozen” crowded into Yolo County Superior Court on Thursday with five attorneys in tow — well-known San Francisco defense attorney J. Tony Serra among them — then pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from their blockade of a bank branch.

The 11 UC Davis students and one professor will next appear before Judge David Reed for a pre-trial conference on June 1, with the case likely to receive a July trial date.

The protesters face 20 counts each of obstructing movement on a street or in a public place and one count each of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Rollin’ along

Alondra Franco, 9, pushes a giant hamster ball from inside the orb to make it roll Wednesday during Picnic in the Park. The inflatable balls were offered by Bob’s Bouncing Bungalows. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bees, Berries & Bouquets benefits Yolo Land Trust

The Yolo Land Trust announces its spring event — Bees, Berries & Bouquets — an afternoon celebration of the conservation work of the Yolo Land Trust. The fundraiser will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Butler Farm, 28360 County Road 23 in Madison. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: Consider thrillers, fillers and spillers for container pots

Question: I want to plant some container pots in a sunny location. What are some guidelines? Remember that container gardening, while rewarding, is not the natural environment for plants. You will have to make up for some of what is usually provided in nature, especially unlimited space for root growth and the insulation of a […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Teachers can tour CalSTRS building

The Yolo County California Retired Teachers Association has arranged a tour of the State Teachers Retirement System building in West Sacramento at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The public tour will last 45 minutes, and chief investment officer Christopher Ailman will lead a tour of the investment offices for another 30 to 40 minutes. Ailman also will […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Get rose care tips at free seminar

Local gardeners can learn from an expert how to grow and maintain a lush and healthy rose garden at a free seminar Saturday. The event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Davis Ace Hardware garden department, 830 Fourth St. downtown. For more information, visit or

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Community Folk Orchestra performs

The Davis Community Folk Orchestra, a class offered through the Davis Adult School, will present its final concert of the school year at 7 p.m. Thursday at King High School, Seventh and B streets. Admission is free. The repertoire includes traditional folk tunes from many different parts of the world. The community is welcome.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to perform Saturday

The Davis Children’s Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Rachel Kessler, who is retiring as the group’s longtime leader. The concert will take place in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 
421 D St. Donations will be accepted with gratitude.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,