Ron Paul to rally supporters at UCD

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Thursday on the UC Davis Quad. While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has amassed 847 of the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination, according to an Associated Press estimate, supporters of Paul — who has just 80 delegates — have proved […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunday’s Gran Fondo prompts street closures

Downtown streets around Central Park will be closed Saturday afternoon following the Farmers Market and again Sunday to accommodate Sunday’s Legends Gran Fondo bicycle ride. Motorists are encouraged to avoid C Street alongside Central Park between Third and Fourth streets between 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday, until 7 p.m. On Sunday, […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Israeli diplomat to talk at Bet Haverim

Israel Consul General Akiva Tor will review current events in Israel and the Middle East during a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Tor, who represents the state of Israel in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, will give an update on the continuing missile attacks on […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Genome scientist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Special to The Enterprise Harris Lewin, vice chancellor for research and professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Including Lewin, 21 UCD faculty are members of the academy. “I’m delighted […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Hear music on weekends at Monticello

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout May. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. On Saturdays, pianist Donna Wren can be heard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 5, […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ballinger plays Sunday at I-House

Singer/songwriter Erica Ballinger will perform at Sunday’s music series at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. She is known for her bold, precise alto voice, smooth jazz-rock guitar playing, and intelligent songwriting. “From heavy metal ballads to African-American spirituals, Ballinger presents a style uniquely her own, both subtle and engaging,” a news release said. The […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Taliban kill 7 after Obama visit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners’ housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people. It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Frerichs to meet voters at two neighborhood gatherings

Susan Lovenburg and Louise Walker are hosting a neighborhood gathering to meet Davis City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs, at 4 p.m. Saturday at 1229 Deodara St. Frerichs, who chairs the Davis Planning Commission, will talk about his campaign for the council and answer questions at this informal gathering. On Sunday, Frerichs will be meeting voters […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing

OAKLAND (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland. Black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco. And thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Activists across the U.S. joined in worldwide May Day protests […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to help in plant nursery

The Putah Creek Council is seeking volunteers to help in its native plant nursery, every other Tuesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Work started this week. The plants in the nursery are grown from cuttings and seeds taken from the Putah-Cache Creek watershed. The nursery-grown native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, rushes and sedges are […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Colonoscopy isn’t fun; let’s have some anyway

I realize the responsible thing to do here is to admit I’m scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow and urge everyone else in a high-risk group to do the same. Colon cancer is not funny. Nevertheless, tell someone you’re scheduled for a colonoscopy and you’ll be the butt — literally — of more jokes than you’ll […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Dinner, auction boost Korematsu School

The Korematsu Parent-Teacher Organization is holding a Cinco de Mayo dinner and auction fundraiser from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $25, available at the door, and include a Mexican dinner, music performed by Crazy Eights and lots of surprises. For more information, […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Affordable housing task force applicants sought

The city of Davis is accepting applications for its newly created Affordable Housing Task Force. The deadline is Monday. The task force will explore options for potential future use of 20 single-family affordable homes that were part of the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association. The task force also will review methods and options for the provision of […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Author will read from her first novel

Katherine Longshore of Davis, a young-adult fiction author, will celebrate the launch of her first book, “Gilt,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Gilt,” which is set in the court of King Henry VIII, tells the story of Kitty Tylney, a […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,