‘Carrots in the Classroom’ programs available for Davis schools

The Davis Food Co-op has opened enrollment to Davis public schools for its “Carrots in the Classroom” program. Started in 2001, Carrots in the Classroom offers free classroom visits to provide hands-on lessons in cooking, storytelling, breathing and movement, the 4Rs and farms and food. Interested teachers can get more information or schedule a visit […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis PD offers self-defense course for women

The Davis Police Department is taking sign-ups for a five-week self-defense course this fall 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 […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Children’s Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

To celebrate a decade of helping children and families, the  Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council are hosting a New Orleans-style good time with food, wine and music from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, 35265 Willow Ave. Keeping the celebration lively will be Yolo County […]

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

Scams featured on ‘Davisville’

Fraud, online and otherwise, exists in Davis as it does anywhere. But the local experience isn’t always the same here as it is in other places. For one thing, the relatively low crime rate can lull people into inattention. On the latest “Davisville,” Davis attorney Elaine Roberts Musser — who specializes in consumer protection and […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cal State weighs tuition hike if tax measure fails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees are set to vote on a plan that would raise tuition by 5 percent next year if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative in November. The finance committee of the CSU board of trustees is scheduled to consider the “contingency strategy” to address Proposition 30’s potential […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Al-Qaida threatens attacks on U.S. diplomats

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in North Africa on Tuesday called for attacks on U.S. diplomats and an escalation of protests against an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States and triggered a wave of demonstrations and riots in the Middle East and beyond. While demonstrations have tapered off in nations including Egypt […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Roxie (No. 110017), a 1-year-old spayed female terrier mix with a tri-colored coat. Also hoping for a good home is Charlie (No. 109593), a 2-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired black […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Standing in: I’m ready to reveal Davis’ Lettergate

By Will Portello I have a confession to make. I figured that since The Enterprise would break it any time, I should own up to it. Here it is: The Davis Enterprise has discovered that Mayor Pro Tempore Dan Wolk has been allowing me to answer his constituent mail, and sign it in his name. I’m […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

All spruced up

With its exterior repainting project now complete, the Odd Fellows Lodge has wrapped up its multi-year facelift of the hall at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The new colors of the building are sage and straw with black trim, which lodge spokesman Dave Rosenberg calls “very elegant.” The exterior painting concludes the major refurbishment […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Occupiers commemorate one-year anniversary with Davis Monsanto protest

On the one-year anniversary Monday of the first Occupy protest in New York City, about 100 protesters in Davis filled the sidewalk in front of the Monsanto plant on Fifth Street to join a national effort to shut down the agricultural biotechnology corporation, at least for one day. Nearly 100 similar protests occurred around the world, […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davis Downtown plans an artistic month

Anyone with an art itch that needs scratching next month will be in luck when Davis Downtown unleashes 31 straight days of creativity during the business association’s first ever monthlong Artober.

Beginning Oct. 1, downtown businesses will be joined by other organizations throughout the community and at UC Davis to sponsor daily art events to help commemorate National Arts and Humanities Month.

The Pence Gallery will feature an artist four days a week in an open artist studio setting all month long, the Mondavi Center at UCD will dedicate every performance in October to Artober …

Davis High Hall of Fame gets five new inductees

A warm sense of community wafted over Freeborn Hall on Saturday night as the Blue and White Foundation inducted its fifth class into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. With longtime educator Floyd Fenocchio, Blue Devil athletic icon Marc Hicks and Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning joining Eric Hoeprich, a world-class virtuoso on the […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fighting his own battle with illness, he works to help others

How to help What: Fundraiser for Ben Davis’ health care needs When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery, 2001 Second St., Davis Donate: Visit www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=8747&url=bendavisfundraiser Ben Davis, 31, can’t walk; he uses a wheelchair. He can’t hold his children. He can’t feed himself. But he’s not a man who believes in “can’t”s. Davis […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grad Night tickets on sale now

If you’re a senior at Davis, Da Vinci or King high schools or the Davis School for Independent Study, now is the time to buy your paperless Grad Night ticket for $75, if purchased before Dec. 31. Scholarships are available if needed through your school counselor. Grad Night is an alcohol- and drug-free all-night celebration, […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,