Candidates outline strategy as more schools enter Program Improvement

This week, The Enterprise continues a series of articles contrasting the views of the five candidates for the Davis Board of Education — incumbent Susan Lovenburg and challengers Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman. The top two vote-getters will be sworn in as trustees in December. This week’s question: Last year, two […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Paint big art at community mural workshop

Children, teens and adults can learn to paint a mural together at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The family-friendly art class will paint details and add depth to the evolving DAC shack community mural. Techniques taught include acrylic painting, stencil and tissue paper collage. […]

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

‘Meet the Candidates,’ Measure E statements on Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access has produced a series of “Meet the Candidates” statements for the Nov. 6 election, as well as pro and con statements on school parcel tax Measure E. DMA is a nonprofit community media center supporting local content on television, radio and the Internet. DMA operates DCTV Public Access Channel 15, Educational Access […]

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

Food fair and Prop. 37 panel at Monticello

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine will host a Food Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in its parking lot at 630 G St. The event will feature artisan vendors, gardening demonstrations and activities, local beer and wine tasting, and  live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Ken Kemmerling & Friends, including Ephraim George, Steve […]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Hunt group’ informant says onetime suspect confessed

SACRAMENTO — His 18 years working as an undercover police informant hinged on his ability to lie. But Ray Gonzales swore he told “nothing but the truth” Tuesday about an alleged confession he elicited 25 years ago in the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case. He’s emerged as a key defense witness in the trial of […]

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

Speaker reminds us ‘the rocks don’t lie’

MacArthur Fellow David R. Montgomery, a geologist, will give a lecture Tuesday evening at UC Davis based on his book, “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood.” He’ll speak at 7 p.m. in Room 1100 at the Social Sciences & Humanities Building; the lecture is co-sponsored by the UCD Division of Mathematical and […]

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

Two nights of poetry this week at Natsoulas Gallery

The Poetry Night Reading Series will feature Emily Hughes and Traci Gourdine at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Poetry will be showcased again Friday evening at the gallery, when Allan Davis Winans will read his work at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Jazz Beat Conference. […]

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

Free festival showcases films made by foreign teens

International House, Davis, and Senses Cultural are combining forces to present a free film festival in Davis on Tuesday, Oct. 23, showing films made by 16-year-olds in Mozambiqe and India. The two short films to be shown are “Fire in our Hearts” (India, 27 minutes) and “Home is Where You Find It” (Mozambique, 27 minutes). […]

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

Norwood 4-H at Farmers Market on Saturday

Representatives of the Norwood 4-H program will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet 4-H members and learn more about the club. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn about ornamental grasses at Arboretum

Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum are invited to join a guided public tour Saturday of ornamental grasses in the Arboretum’s West End Gardens. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at Nature’s Gallery Court on Garrod Drive. “Come observe ornamental grasses in their finest season of the year, and learn more about the design […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ride the Lincoln Highway at Hattie Weber Museum

Maps, pictures, books, signs and license plates are featured in the latest Hattie Weber Museum exhibit highlighting the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first coast-to-coast automobile route. Local businessman and cyclist Bill Roe followed the old Lincoln Highway route on a 3,300-mile bicycle journey in 1999. His experiences are chronicled in his book, “All the Way […]

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

Fundraiser helps DHS student grant program

Enjoy dinner at The Davis Graduate on Wednesday and raise money for the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s student activity grant program. The program provides funding to support curricular and extracurricular activities — such as sports training camps, fine art workshops, tutoring and items such as costumes, sports equipment and musical instruments — […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DHS auto tech students offer oil changes, other services

Need an oil change? The Davis High School auto shop provides oil changes and general service throughout the school year. Make an appointment for your car, truck, van or SUV by emailing auto shop teacher Robert Thayer at [email protected] Most oil changes cost less than $30 and other services are available as well. All work […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Bluffing the reader

I guess I’m somewhere in between in terms of where I go for news and events. On the one hand, I still read the newspaper instead of getting news online. On the other hand, and I don’t know exactly where it falls on the spectrum between old and new news sources, but I listen to […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,