Davis Chamber PAC hosts Friday mixer

The Davis Chamber PAC is hosting weekly mixers at different restaurants around town. This week’s gathering will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday on the patio at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. “Join us to promote sound economic policies, while supporting local business in the Davis downtown,” a Chamber news release said. Contributions […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Portland Cello Project brings classical music to the masses

Details Who: Portland Cello Project When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., downtown Davis Tickets: $7 at the door for patrons 21 and older; (530) 758-4333 Classical music fans chanting “we love PCP” might seem strange, until you realize they’re referring to the Portland Cello Project. Since its inception in 2007, […]

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

Open microphone featured Sunday

The microphone will be open Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. at International House to all comers, as the weekly music series begins to wrap up. The final date is Sunday, May 27, and will feature an all-star finale of encore performances. Admission is free, but donations are accepted with gratitude. Desserts and beverages will be […]

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Learn contra dance on Friday

All are welcome at a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. Erik Hoffman is […]

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Editors of new volume speak Friday

Local authors and editors Max Byrd and William Wood have recently re-published “First of Hearts: Selected Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams,” originally edited by Ward Thorton, and will be at The Avid Reader on Friday evening to discuss the book. Their talk starts at 7:30 p.m. at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Marian Hooper, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

City manager: Davis will be ‘south of green’ if parks tax fails

City Manager Steve Pinkerton painted a grim picture for the City Council on Tuesday when he described what would happen to Davis’ parks if voters reject a renewal of the parks maintenance tax on June 5. Pinkerton laid out two options for where cuts would be made if the city loses the $1.36 million generated […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Report: Female farmworkers suffer sex abuse

By Tracie Cone FRESNO (AP) — Farmworker women across the United States are commonly sexual harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The survey by the international rights group mirrors two previous reports on the risks facing women and girls that […]

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

Have some fun by dunkin’ Davis

Local politicians, coaches, business leaders, school leaders, UC Davis representatives and The Davis Enterprise’s own Bob Dunning will be sitting in the hot seat at a dunk tank Thursday at Celebrate Davis! The free family-friendly festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Community Park. The event includes […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

A sincere apology would be honorable

YE SHALL REAP WHAT YE SHALL SOW … alarmed to see his name listed as an endorser on one of the most vicious pieces of campaign literature ever to hit Yolo County mailboxes, Sheriff Ed Prieto wasted little time telling judicial candidate Clint Parish that he was withdrawing his endorsement … Ed Prieto is a […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Uniting UCD will take time, lawmakers told

Four reports have been written about the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of unarmed Occupy UC Davis protesters or the UC system’s policing of protests.

Now, the hard work begins.

“It’s time to move forward,” state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, said Tuesday during a three-hour joint legislative hearing on police use of force at UC and California State University campuses.

“What my concern, right now, is that there needs to be a shared understanding on the campus …”

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Meet Wolk at coffee, wine/cheese party

Davis voters have a couple of chances to meet and talk with City Councilman Dan Wolk over the coming week. On Sunday, Robert and Yvonne Mazalewski will host a coffee from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at their home in Central Davis. For more information and to RSVP, email Yvonne at [email protected] The following Wednesday, Heidy and […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet Brett Lee at neighborhood gathering

Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee invites Davis voters to attend one of his campaign’s friendly neighborhood gatherings. These are opportunities for voters to ask Lee questions about the issues that concern them most. On Sunday, Lee will meet voters at the home of Dorothy Place, 1724 Albion Place in East Davis, from 3 to […]

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Parents, teachers rally Wednesday

Parents and teachers will gather at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the oak tree deck in Central Park for a rally opposing a 20 percent increase in class sizes and proposed teacher pay cuts. The group then will march across the street to the Davis Board of Education meeting at the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parish ads heat up Yolo judicial race

What had been a cordial Yolo County judicial race changed dramatically in tone this week with the release of two campaign mailers linking incumbent Judge Dan Maguire to the shortened prison term for the son of one of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political allies — a decision that Maguire says he had no involvement in. […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,