Police investigate home-invasion robbery

Davis police are investigating a home-invasion robbery reported Sunday morning at a South Davis apartment. The 20-year-old victim told officers he was asleep in his apartment at the Sharps & Flats complex, 1660 Drew Ave., when three males wearing white plastic masks burst into his bedroom at about 5:30 a.m. One of the robbers pointed […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bernstein, Rutter pieces highlight chorale performances

The Davis Chorale, directed by Alison Skinner, and the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, will present two concerts of music by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter twice this weekend. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The program includes Rutter’s […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Watch gliders soar at weekend events

Community members are invited to attend two upcoming glider events hosted by the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society at Grasslands Regional Park. The park is at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road, about 3 miles south of Davis. Electric gliders, some with 14-foot wingspans, will launch en masse at 10 a.m. Saturday using their electric motors, which […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bands wanted for Celebrate Davis!

Celebrate Davis! is still looking for middle school and high school bands to participate in the event’s Battle of the Bands. If you, or someone you know, is interested in performing for 10,000 people at this community festival, email [email protected] with a band biography, sample of music (if possible), style of music and instrumentation. The […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony to feature new concerto, German baritone

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, with German operatic baritone Wolfgang Brendel When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 adults, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra presents a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday that will feature the premiere of a new concerto […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Comedy show comes to Luigi’s starting Monday

Bay area comedian Ray Molina has teamed with Australian comedian Tim Logan to produce and host a weekly comedy show at Luigi’s Slice, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. Launching Monday at 8 p.m. and continuing each week at the same time, The Comedy Space will showcase some of the best talent from Sacramento and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Roots opens doors, presents first two companies

The bond between the Davis business community and UC Davis got a bit stronger this week as Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator, unveiled its new headquarters Monday at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion.

About 40 to 50 community members — including local business owners, UC Davis faculty, students and city leaders — gathered on the front lawn of Davis Roots’ historic new home to witness the grand opening.

“As a region that surrounds the university, we have many opportunities year after year to root those ideas in our community and to reap the many economic and cultural benefits that come from growing the companies here,” said co-founder Anthony Costello …

May 01, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Protesters vandalize S.F. police station

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say one person was arrested after a protest march in the city’s Mission District turned violent. Officers responded to a large group of demonstrators vandalizing property a little after 9 p.m. on Monday. Among the properties that were damaged was the Mission police station. The San Francisco Chronicle […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

University hails its land-grant legacy

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi joined UC President Mark Yudof and President Abraham Lincoln here on Monday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the federal law that launched dozens of public universities across the country. Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862, granting tens of thousands of acres to […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Ban? What ban? I want volunteers

PICKING ON THE PICNIC … one kind reader wants to know why I’m so quick to ban the sale of alcohol on Picnic Day, but not willing to ban the burning of firewood … other than the fact it’s difficult to compare apples with avocados, I’ll try to answer that question … this person apparently […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Stroll through gardens, gallery

“Change is good, and sometimes in the garden it is even successful.” — Dale Brooks, garden owner I’m in the midst of pulling out more than 30 plantings in my Davis garden as I write this article. As I think about Dale’s quote in regards to his garden, one of those selected for the Pence […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Senior resources available at fair

The Woodland Senior Center and Commission on Aging will present a Senior Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland. The fair is open to anyone who is looking for information, assistance or answers to common questions pertaining to seniors. […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo seeks entries for sunflower art contest

Ten years ago, NAMI-Yolo developed the Seeds of Hope program to help educate local communities about mental health issues and to raise funds for programs for mental health clients and their families. Using the sunflower as a symbol of light and hope, one of NAMI-Yolo’s goals is to provide an opportunity for the wider community […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Train-track mishap leads to DUI arrest

A mishap on the railroad tracks east of Davis led to a Sacramento man’s arrest on drunken-driving charges, according to the California Highway Patrol. John Neil Ardoin, 50, caught officers’ attention at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate the turn on westbound County Road 32A near County Road 105. His Hyundai Elantra […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,