Nigerian insurgents examined in talk

Veronica Obodo-Eckblad will lead a discussion of “Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Who are they and what do they want?” at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meetinghouse, 345 L St. Boko Haram is a fundamentalist Islamic group that is waging an insurgency against Nigeria’s government. This talk is sponsored by the Davis Friends Meeting Peace […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kids, make an animal friend at art workshop

Children will explore color, shape and line while creating paper animals at a family art workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Kids will have fun designing animal friends using bold construction paper shapes and patterned fabric, under the guidance of artist Jennica Forrest. The […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Why I bicycle but my neighbors don’t

By Susan Handy Davis is one of the few places in the United States where bicycling is a substantial mode of transportation. According to the latest American Community Survey, more than 15 percent of Davis workers usually commute to work by bicycle. Surveys we have conducted at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Learn how to plan a fly-fishing trip to Alaska

The Fly Fishers of Davis will host John Squires on Tuesday to learn how to put together an affordable fishing trip to Alaska. Squires has been a fly fisher for 40 years, is a past president of a California fly-fishing club, and has planned and carried out wilderness fishing trips in California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, […]

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

Early Music Ensemble performs Monteverdi

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble will present music by the great Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Monteverdi holds a pivotal position in the history of music; he wrote numerous madrigals over a period of 40 years, in addition to highly […]

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

Music of Bali to waft through Mondavi Center

Just the ticket What: Gamelan Sekar Jaya When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8 students;, (530) 754-2787 Musicians from the Gamelan Sekar Jaya — a Bay Area-based professional ensemble dedicated to the music of Bali — and members of the UC […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Student cast presents a quality version of ‘Rent’

Check it out What: “Rent,” presented by Studio 301 When: 8 p.m. through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: UC Davis’ Wyatt Pavilion Tickets: $16 general, $14 for students, available at Freeborn Hall box office or (530) 752-1915 It is tragic that composer/lyricist Jonathan Larson never lived to see the phenomenon that his musical, “Rent,” has […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Teachers turn their backs on budget presentation

Restive Davis teachers, upset at a proposal to cut their salary by 5 percent, disrupted Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting by turning their backs while the superintendent spoke and loudly clapping to drown out other speakers. Board president Susan Lovenburg called a five-minute break shortly before 8 p.m. and threatened to adjourn the meeting altogether […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Obama requesting help to pay for Afghan army

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mapping the way out of an unpopular war, the United States and NATO are trying to build an Afghan army that can defend the country after 130,000 international troops pull out. The alliance’s plans for arm’s-length support for Afghanistan will be a central focus of the summit President Barack Obama is hosting […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Census: Minorities surpass whites in U.S. births

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. New 2011 census estimates highlight sweeping changes in the nation’s racial makeup and the prolonged impact of a weak economy, which is now […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Is this the way a judge should behave?

POINTING THE FINGER OF BLAME … Clint Parish, that take-no-prisoners candidate for Yolo County Superior Court judge, claims he is all for “personal accountability” … he does, of course, make an exception for himself and his own bad behavior … after admitting to The Enterprise’s Lauren Keene that no, his opponent, Judge Dan Maguire, did […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC regents confront budget shortfall

The University of California’s Board of Regents on Wednesday weighed a possible tuition increase to close a major budget shortfall and named a new chancellor for UC San Diego.

UC officials took no action after discussing ways to tackle a growing budget deficit caused by rising expenses and state budget cuts. During the current fiscal year, the state reduced UC funding by $750 million, or roughly 20 percent.

Under one scenario, the 10-campus system would raise tuition by 6 percent, or $731, this fall if the state doesn’t increase funding by $125 million for 2012-13. The board would not vote on a tuition increase until July, and the amount could change based on the state budget situation, officials said.

If tuition increases by 6 percent, in-state undergraduates would pay $12,923 …

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis burglary suspect considering plea deal

WOODLAND — A man accused of breaking into three Davis houses — including one where a 12-year-old boy was home alone — is considering a plea deal that would result in a two-year prison term, his lawyer said. “He is extremely remorseful,” defense attorney Steven Sabbadini said Wednesday following a brief Yolo Superior Court hearing […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Senior homeowners may apply for Measure C exemption

Davis senior citizens who own the home they live in may apply for an exception to Measure C, the school parcel tax that was recently approved by local voters. Forms for the Measure C senior exemption — as well as other senior exemptions for CFD No. 1 and Measure A — are available online at […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,