Recycle furniture into something you can use

By Matt Fox Got an old piece of furniture you no longer use? Recycle it into something else. I’m a big believer in recycling. I like the idea that the metal can I’m using today might be transformed into part of the car I’m purchasing a few months from now. The plastic juice bottle that […]

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

Author returns to radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at This week’s guest, Daniel Coyle, is the author of “The Talent Code” and his latest book, “The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills.” […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Harvest Party planned for children

Children of all ages are welcome to attend a Harvest Party from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Guests may win a sweet snack on the Cookie Walk, dance to some spooky sounds, munch on freshly popped […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

And it came crashing down

Tuesday evening’s high winds claimed a victim in the 600 block of I Street in Davis — a 60-year-old hackberry tree that was uprooted and crashed down on a Honda Accord parked in front of John Lambert’s home. Crews from West Coast Arborists, which contracts with the city for tree maintenance, were chopping up the […]

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

Parents’ Night Out at Pole Line Baptist

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents’ Night Out is a fun evening for children with games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments while parents spend some time on their own.  All children, infants through sixth grade, may attend any time […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Praise be to independent lifetime sports and block schedules!

Last year when my older son was a freshman at Holmes, I told him not to worry that his school schedule would always be so hectic. Although it seems counterintuitive, I said, it actually gets a lot easier when you get to college and don’t have so much to juggle. Inside, I shuddered to imagine […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD alum talks about crowdsourcing a ‘doculecture’ course

UC Davis alumnus Dr. Greg Möller, an award-winning filmmaker and professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology, will speak at his alma mater at noon Monday. He’ll talk about “Principles of Sustainability: A Case Study in Crowdsourcing a Cinematic Doculecture Course for a Global Classroom.” Möller teaches at University of Idaho-Washington State University Joint School of Food […]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

MEChA members will rally at UC Davis

Members of MEChA at UC Davis will join hundreds of other members across California for campus rallies Saturday. Movimento Estudantil Chicana/o de Aztlan was created in the 1960s to empower young Chicana/o students; the movement successfully created and institutionalized Chicana/o studies on many college campuses. “Sadly, our spaces are still under attack and so is […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Whole Foods offers behind-the-scenes tours

Davis residents are invited to sign up for VIP behind-the-scenes tours of Whole Foods Market, which will open next Wednesday at Davis Commons, 500 First St. in downtown Davis. Tours will take place Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for details and tour times; tour attendees will each receive a free […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Halloween gala will benefit SADVC

“Unmasking Violence,” a fall gala to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, is planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis The event will feature cocktails by Anna Del Castillo of Bella Bartending, live music by Roadhouse 5, costume contests […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD research engineer wins Meyer Award

The 2012 James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to Masoud Kayhanian, a research engineer in the UC Davis department of civil and environmental engineering. Kayhanian will be honored at a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Alpha Gamma Rho Room at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on […]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuskegee Airmen raise funds for youth scholarships

An evening of music, food, information and fun is planned Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento to support a scholarship fund administered by the George S. “Spanky” Roberts Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. The museum is at 3200 Freedom Park Drive at the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento. […]

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

Latest Switzer fellow brings enthusiasm to sustainable agriculture

Special to The Enterprise Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, a UC Davis graduate student pursuing her passion for sustainable agriculture, has been awarded a fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Each year, at least 20 promising environmental leaders from around the country are awarded $15,000 each to complete master’s and doctoral degrees to advance their skills […]

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

No on H campaign launches website

The No on Measure H Political Action Committee announced that a “No on Measure H” website is online at Measure H is a ballot measure in the Nov. 6 election that proposes to change the status of the Yolo County auditor/controller-treasurer/tax collector office from an elected to an appointed position.

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,