NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group meets Wednesday

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group, for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The group offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained NAMI-Yolo […]

August 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to avoid identity theft

Dave Edwards, an enforcement officer from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Elder Protection Unit, will talk about how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, mail fraud, check scams, foreign lotteries and telephone solicitations in a presentation Saturday. The free event will run from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Blanchard Children’s Activity Room […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Compassionate Friends to meet Wednesday

Yolo Compassionate Friends, a peer-led support group for families who have suffered the loss of a child, will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court in Davis. Anyone who has lost a child or grandchild at any age is welcome to attend, whether the loss […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Musicians jam in arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Fridays, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you […]

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

Check out these tall trees

Get outside and beat the heat? It’s possible in the UC Davis Arboretum’s T. Elliot Weir Redwood Grove. Enjoy the cathedral-like cool and quiet of the redwood grove on a guided tour Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m., while learning about the plants of the redwood forest in this shaded and unique campus microclimate. Ann […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Committee member’s motion, surface water project decision, hang in balance

As promised, Water Advisory Committee member Alf Brandt arrived at the WAC’s meeting Thursday armed with a motion to approve one of the three possible surface water project options. The motion was to have staff begin drafting a recommendation to the City Council, which has vowed to put the project to a public vote in […]

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

Greece to auction T-Bills to help repay debt

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Friday it will auction €3.125 billion ($3.83 billion) in short-term debt to help pay off a €3.2 billion bond repayment due on Aug.20. The Public Debt Management Agency said the auction for 13-week T-bills would be held on Aug. 14. The decision allows Greece to avoid having to seek […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Higher gas prices expected after refinery fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Analysts expect West Coast gas prices to rise beyond $4 a gallon after a fire knocked out a key section of one of the nation’s largest oil refineries. Meanwhile, the same U.S. Chemical Safety Board team that investigated the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico was standing by with state […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

District voting would shake up Davis politics

TO DISTRICT OR NOT TO DISTRICT … earlier this week I made mention of district elections in town for both school board and City Council, noting that groups of attorneys are trolling the political waters of California looking for opportunities to file suit under the California Voting Rights Act signed by Gray Davis 10 years […]

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

Pleased to meet you

Laura Cotler gets acquainted with a Congo African grey “Einstein parrot” last month on E Street in downtown Davis. The parrot’s owner, Robert England of Vacaville, brings his birds to various venues to socialize them. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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

Summer showers

Mathew Galloway, 22 months, plays in the Manor Pool splash pad in Davis while visiting his grandparents with his mother Gretchen Galloway of Live Oak, not pictured. The pool is likely to be a popular place this weekend as temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits through Sunday. Katie Helland/Enterprise photo Pool6w Avery Gibbs, […]

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

Lawmakers question special-funds practices

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers called Thursday for greater oversight of state accounts after expressing outrage over revelations that state park officials hid money. Assembly members used an oversight hearing as an opportunity to blast state agencies and the governor’s Department of Finance for accounting practices that led to hundreds of millions of dollars […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Night bike riding is magical

By Susan Handy One of my favorite things about summer in Davis is biking after dark. I love the feel of the cool night air across my skin as I bike after yet another hot, sunny day. After sundown, the intense heat radiating from the asphalt soon dissipates. The temperature drops 10 degrees more as […]

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

A fowl showing

Davis High’s Future Farmers of America members Amelia Crary, right, with Henrietta and Daniel Tsang, with his unnamed hen, prepare to show their animals at the 2011 Yolo County Fair. At this year’s fair, the FFA and Junior Open Birds are Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m., followed by FFA Showmanship in the Feather/Fur & […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,