Davis Media Access: Election coverage in full swing

Special to The Enterprise I first came to Davis Media Access — then Davis Community Television — in late 1995. I was in charge of our college interns and with them produced hours of community-centered programming every week. I believe 1996 was my first taste of local election programming. I watched in fascination as more […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Empyrean Ensemble presents new music for silent films

Details What: Empyrean Ensemble concert featuring new music written to accompany silent films When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the resident professional new music group at UC Davis — will wrap up its season with a […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Obsolete books available for free

Birch Lane Elementary School is offering obsolete library books and textbooks to the community, beginning Wednesday, May 30. Books will be available after school dismissal outside the library while they last. For more information, email [email protected]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Register for summer enrichment programs

Registration is under way for a summer enrichment program for children entering kindergarten through senior year of high school. Offered through the Davis Adult School, the program takes place during July and features everything from art and computer courses to cooking, drama, writing, math and more. Classes are taught by credentialed teachers and cost approximately […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bookstore expansion opens Friday

The expansion of downtown Davis’ popular bookstore, dubbed Avid Reader Active, will celebrate its grand opening Friday at 605 Second St. The store is two doors down from the longtime Avid Reader outlet at 617 Second St. Owner Alzada Knickerbocker says the new store features book selections for the “can-do” reader, including travel, sports and […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

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

Man Tasered after alleged officer assault

The Davis Police Department is conducting a routine internal investigation after a Taser was used on a 20-year-old man who allegedly assaulted an officer last week. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were summoned at about 10 p.m. May 23 to the Glacier Point Apartments, 2225 Glacier Drive, where a 911 caller reported that a man […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Five injured in CR 102 collision

Five people were hospitalized Saturday night after their vehicles collided at County Roads 102 and 29 north of Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said the crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. when a Toyota Camry driven by 58-year-old Sanshan Wang of Davis made a turn into the path of an […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Meet Wolk at former mayor’s home

Former Davis Mayor Ann Evans will host a meet-and-greet for Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at her home, 526 Rutgers Drive in Central Davis. Refreshments will be provided. This will be one of the last opportunities to meet Wolk before Tuesday’s election. RSVP to Will Arnold at [email protected] For […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

It’s a free-for-all on the June 5 ballot

Got my “Combined Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet” in the mail the other day from my good friend Freddie Oakley in Woodland and threw my back out just trying to get this weighty volume in the front door. For reasons not entirely clear, I have ballots for the “Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election,” not […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Supervisors express frustration with delta plans

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors continued to express concerns on Tuesday that the various plans being drawn up by state agencies to restore habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta while also providing flood protection and a reliable water supply, fail to take into account the impact on agriculture in the county. The draft Central Valley […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Rotarians put service above self

Members of the Rotary Club of Davis — from left, John Siemens, Wayne Schrader, Randy Alston and Allan Telford — finish building and installing a bench recently in the North Davis Elementary School garden. It will provide seating in the school’s California native plants area. The donation of the bench is part of an ongoing series […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Pilot project shows fish, farmers can coexist in bypass

For years, the floodplains of the Central Valley provided a sort of nursery for young salmon. During winter, when swollen rivers and streams overflowed their banks, the acres of slower-moving, warmer waters flooding open land provided a place for very young salmon to take a break from river currents and predators and feast on plankton […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Garamendi, four from GOP aim for top-two finish

By David DeBolt and Cory Golden A new congressional district with new rules will see Davis represented by a new face in Congress after November. In the June 5 primary, lone Democrat John Garamendi of Walnut Creek, currently representing District 10, will face off against four Republicans: prosecutor Tony Carlos of Yuba City, airline pilot and […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,