Per Capita Davis: Cows, wind and airplanes

WEIRD SCIENCE: My last article featured a “Bluff the Reader” challenge to find which of three seemingly ridiculous scientific efforts was, in fact, under way in response to climate change. One of these was to genetically engineer the human body to make it smaller (less resource consumption) and another approach was to create drugs that […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Arboretum adventures

The public is invited to a free, outdoor, family reading program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wyatt Deck under the redwood trees in the UC Davis Arboretum. Events include traditional stories, games and arts from the cultural world of Native Californians. Free parking is available in UCD Parking Lot 5. In the […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Susan Lovenburg’s campaign reported nonmonetary contributions in October of $1,055 for donated translation services by Transcend Translations of Davis (for Spanish and Chinese language versions of the campaign’s brochures), $580 for a catering discount from Gourmet Solutionz Catering of Davis and $145 for photos used in campaign literature by photographer William Goldell of Davis. Lovenburg’s nonmonetary contributions were […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Church’s Christmas Bazaar helps needy artisans

Is your heart stirred by the plight of the poor around the world? Are you looking for a way to help? Come to the University Covenant Church’s second annual Christmas Bazaar to buy gifts for friends and family members while blessing those in need across the globe. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Eurozone unemployment rises to new record

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 percent in September, official figures showed Wednesday, a sign the economy is deteriorating as governments struggle to get a grip on their three-year debt crisis. The rate reported by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, was up from an upwardly-revised 11.5 percent […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis City Council sets its priorities

Davis City Council members sat down together Tuesday to chisel out policy goals for the next two years while they serve together on the dais. One by one, each council member prioritized the various issues facing the city of Davis, picking what they considered were the five most important to address, within six sub-categories: fiscal […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

A slowed, darkened New York begins to stir to life

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to — well, not quite normal. Morning rush-hour traffic appeared thicker than on an ordinary day as people started […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Scary Halloween advice from Dr. Bob

* Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader response and personal requests from all five members of the Davis City Council, The Enterprise has again called on the services of Dr. Bob, a board-certified psychiatrist with a Halloween-specific practice in West Davis. While some of Dr. Bob’s timeless advice to Davis parents and children has appeared […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

At Tahoe, research gets spotlight

When UC Davis researchers Katie Webb and Brant Allan bubbled to the surface in scuba gear on Tuesday, they were greeted by two boatloads of news cameras and reporters.

Such is the iconic status of the lake that even the fingernail-sized Asian clams scooped from the bottom by Webb and Allan get that sort of attention.

UCD’s Tahoe Environmental Research Center is helping to lead an $810,000 project to eradicate 5.5 acres of the invasive clams along the mouth of Emerald Bay by smothering them with rubber mats.

Beef’s for dinner at fundraiser Sunday

A fundraising dinner Sunday for the California Farm Academy’s scholarship program will showcase agricultural bounty from both sides of Putah Creek. “Knives Across the Creek” will feature a grass-fed beef dinner at 5 p.m. at Buckhorn Steakhouse, 12 Main St. in Winters. The event is a collaborative effort of Buckhorn Steakhouse, Agricola Grass-fed Beef and […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Older adults gather for monthly meeting

Readers are welcome at the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group, which meets from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month. On Nov. 8, participants will hear about the recent Sage-ing International […]

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

Name droppers: UCD grad gets policy position

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jessica Pearson, 33, of Sacramento, as the legislative and policy adviser at the Delta Stewardship Council, where she has served as senior policy adviser since 2011. Pearson served as deputy secretary at the California Natural Resources Agency in 2010, and worked at the California Department of Water Resources as policy […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall birds can be seen at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Rice has been harvested and ponds flooded in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, setting the stage for migratory and seasonal waterfowl and shorebirds. Members of the public are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, to look […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Candidates eye management style, achievement gap, school year length, GATE

Four of the five candidates for the Davis school board expressed their views on their personal management style, how to narrow the achievement gap between different subgroups of students, the prospect of a budget-shortened school year and the district’s GATE program at a recent forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Davis. Candidate […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,