Clinton draws huge crowd to UCD

The man who was serving as president when many of them were born exhorted UC Davis students on Tuesday to throw their support behind the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election, telling them, “It’s your future. … It’s your life.”

“We have to do the smart thing,” former President Bill Clinton told the throng of thousands gathered on the UCD Quad on Tuesday morning. “We have to do it together, and it all starts with you.”

Clinton was in town to campaign for four Democratic congressional candidates …

Mind-training classes set at Shambhala Center

The Davis Shambhala Center is offering a mind-training class beginning Thursday and continuing for five consecutive Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 133 D St., Suite H. The 59 Lojong slogans of Atisha have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for 1,000 years to help meditation students remember and focus on the principles of “mind training.” Through […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police identify carjacking suspect

The suspect in a South Davis carjacking has been identified as an Arkansas man whose rap sheet may explain why he ran from the cops Monday afternoon. James Hammons, 34, is a parolee at large wanted on six felony warrants charging him with forgery, fraud, burglary, identity theft and being a fugitive from justice, Davis […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Obama: ‘Today we celebrate César Chávez’

By Ben Feller KEENE (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader César Chávez as a national monument, calling Chávez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained “invisible” to much of the nation. “”Today, we celebrate César Chávez,” Obama said […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hirschfield trial puts focus on DNA

SACRAMENTO — A California Department of Justice expert said Tuesday there’s “strong evidence” that Richard Hirschfield is the donor of DNA material that cracked the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case, with the chances of another person having the same genetic profile about one in 240 trillion. “The chance of a random match would be an […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Tree Davis: Fall tree planting 101

By Sydney Vergis As fall colors start to emerge, tree planting season begins here in Davis. Cooler temperatures allow for new trees to establish their roots, without the stress of the heat. Are you thinking about planting a tree in your front or back yard? The success of that tree will be dependent largely on […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Winefest will benefit Woodland schools

Mojo’s Kitchen 428 will host a Harvest Winefest to benefit the Woodland Schools Foundation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, on Mojo’s balcony and patio, 428 First St. in Woodland. This event will feature wine tasting and heavy appetizers for a $25 admission charge. Tickets are available at Kitchen 428; National Town and […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gable’s role highlighted at Blues Harvest fundraiser

Myra Gable, one of the founders of the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, has been selected as honorary chairwoman of the 11th annual Blues Harvest. The event, a fundraiser for the center, will run from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland. In 1975, Gable was appointed […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tribal donation supports Yolo County foster youths

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund, one of the first philanthropic organizations established by a Native American tribe, has donated $48,500 to serve Yolo County youths in foster care. Woodland Community College’s Foster & Kinship Care Education Foundation received the funds. Over the past decade, the Yocha Dehe fund has donated more than $18 million to […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Factory Girls’ is the focus of Davis Read project

Looking for a great fall read? Curious about what’s really happening in China? Get ready for the second annual Davis Read and Book Talk at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. This year’s book is Leslie T. Chang’s “Factory Girls: From Village to City in Changing […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Buy a bra, support breast health

FIT House will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a uniquely supportive way on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Along with Fleet Feet Sports employees, the staff at FIT House Training Studio will offer personalized bra fittings of the sports bra Moving Comfort. The event will take place at FIT House, 630 Peña Drive, […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Love Free or Die’ to screen twice in Davis

“Love Free or Die,” the story of one man’s fight for equality, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the UC Davis Student Center. A second showing is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The movie chronicles the life of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Watch VP debate Thursday evening

The Yolo County Republican Association will hold a vice presidential debtate-watching party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Vince’s Mexican Restaurant, 140 Main St. in Woodland. All are welcome to watch Vice President Joe Biden and Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan debate the issues.

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Candidates differ on Measure E, Props. 30 and 38

This week, The Enterprise begins 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: “Where do you stand […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,