Explorit spins a spectacular spider web

By Sarah Thomas “Is that a real spider?” These words were heard over and over last weekend at Explorit Science Center’s Spider Spectacular. It was a weekend all about the itsy bitsy spiders, and the not so itsy bitsy tarantulas. Twenty different live species were on display, many on loan from the Bohart Museum of […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Surveyor talks about historic issues in Davis

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange will host lunchtime speakers Eddie Moravec and Andrew Newman at noon Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park. Moravec, a surveyor, will talk about historical land surveying issues in the city of Davis. Newman, a CPA, will discuss his latest projects for the benefit of the children of Davis. The […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Third day of lost power in North Davis

Another day, another power outage in North Davis — this one to repair damaged equipment discovered during a previous outage, according to PG&E. The lights went out at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, affecting about 100 customers primarily on Balboa, Cabrillo, Del Oro and Anza avenues, PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said. Power was restored at about […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two dead, eight injured in collision north of Davis

Authorities continue to investigate what caused the driver of a truck to drift into an oncoming traffic lane north of Davis on Wednesday, causing a head-on collision with a small bus that left two people dead and eight others injured.

The crash occurred at 2:47 p.m. as the Ford Econoline bus, registered to United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento and carrying seven special-needs passengers in wheelchairs, traveled northbound on County Road 102 …

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Five coyotes trapped, killed near Wildhorse

Five coyotes were euthanized in North Davis last month by USDA Wildlife Services and Animal Care officials after the agency learned that the coyotes were acting aggressively toward residents and their pets. On June 15, responding to a request by the Wildhorse Golf Club, the department’s trapper “lethally removed” one adult and four juvenile coyotes […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged

Teachers learn how to put Shakespeare on stage

Students in Davis classrooms will have a chance to learn Shakespeare not just by reading, but by doing, thanks to a program connecting local teachers and Globe Education, a branch of the London-based Shakespeare’s Globe program. Carrie Pilon, an English teacher at Harper Junior High in Davis, was part of a group of 12 teachers […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Website gets a new look

The Davis Enterprise website gets a new look today, featuring revamped categories, an intuitive navigation bar and the option to purchase high-quality images directly from the site. Every story in the paper will appear online, together with others of its kind under the same, familiar categories from the print edition. Pull-down menus have been replaced […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Dolcini named to SFSU foundation board

Val Dolcini, of Davis, was named recently to the San Francisco State University Foundation board of directors. The SFSU Foundation board works closely with university leaders on a wide range of philanthropic and advocacy issues on behalf of the SFSU campus. Dolcini, 49, received a bachelor’s degree in American history from SFSU in 1985. He is […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Boxer pushes Berryessa Snow Mountain designation

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Wednesday introduced a bill that would designate 319,000 acres of federal land in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, including portions of western Yolo County. “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one of California’s treasures, and this bill will help ensure that it is protected for future generations to enjoy,” Boxer […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Whoooo’s that?

A barn owl, with its distinctive, heart-shaped face, gazes down from the huge evergreen tree at the corner of Third and F streets in downtown Davis. Bistro 33 diners have been treated to sights — and sounds — of this bird and a companion who live in an owl box high in the tree.

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Doctors urge caution during hot weather

With temperatures climbing over 100 degrees, doctors from UC Davis are urging caution for seniors and anyone working or exercising outdoors. Signs of heat exhaustion include: weakness, nausea, dizziness and clammy skin. If not relieved, it can lead to heat stroke — symptoms that may include confusion, agitation and double-vision — which can be fatal. […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Innovative project aims to transform New River

There’s new hope for one of North America’s most polluted rivers. In a strategic plan recently released by the California-Mexico Border Relations Committee, faculty of UC Davis Extension — commissioned by the New River Technical Advisory Committee — outline a plan for restoring the New River, which runs from Mexicali in Mexico to the Salton […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Learn about energy benefits at Cool Davis booth

Davis residents are now eligible for Energy Benefits Yolo, a new solar and energy-efficiency discount program for Yolo County. Representatives of the Cool Davis Initiative will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, to explain the program. By aggregating installations, the […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See Japanese films at festival this weekend

The Japanese Film Festival returns to Sacramento this weekend for its eighth running at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. The opening movie on Friday night, “A Good Husband,” is about a famous photographer who is jobless and has the marriage blahs. He and his wife commemorate their upcoming divorce at a seaside resort. It […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,