UC leaders cancel executive pension program

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California’s governing board took steps Thursday to limit the pensions of top-earning executives who had threatened to sue the college system over what they claimed was a promise to increase their retirement packages. UC’s Board of Regents voted to rescind a policy, adopted in 1999, that would have based the system’s share of pension […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

A couple of dates in Thursday’s story about All Things Right & Relevant were incorrect, due to wrong information provided to The Enterprise. The store, which benefits nearly a dozen local mental health agencies, will accept consignments at its current location, 1640 E. Eighth St., through Thursday, April 19. It will close at 1 p.m. […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Community invited to watch LDS conference

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday for the church’s 182nd annual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days, with various inspirational programs from […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teenage motorist hurt in rollover

A Woodland teen was injured Wednesday night after crashing his truck north of Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported. Edmund Joseph Roth IV, 17, was driving a 1992 Nissan pickup westbound on County Road 29 just west of County Road 102 when he lost control of the vehicle at about 10 p.m., Officer Bryan Konvalin […]

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Students show off their nature knowledge

The three teams of third- and fourth-graders were each given a bag of plastic animals. The challenge: Using the animals, make a food chain that one would find in the Sacramento Valley or foothills. They had 2 1/2 minutes.

The students from Patwin and Korematsu elementary schools in Davis, as well as Lincrest Elementary in Yuba City, quietly conferred with each other and created their food chains.

Time’s up, they were told.

What have you got?

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

Talk will showcase Galapagos Islands photos

Rob Floerke will present his stunning photographs of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and discuss his most recent trip there as part of Flyway Nights, Yolo Basin Foundation’s public lecture series. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles […]

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

A trip back in time

Yolo County Supervisor Betsy Marchand, foreground left, and pioneer Davis resident Jane Van Sant hold the ribbon for Davis City Councilman Maynard Skinner to cut at the grand opening of the Hattie Weber Museum on March 28, 1992. With them are the remaining members of the Davis City Council, all wearing early 20th century period […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center interior stays dry through recent rains

Now that rain has been falling for several weeks, and inspectors have worked their way through the entire Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis officials have concluded that the recent repairs to the landmark building’s exterior were a success. “The interior stayed dry through the heavy rains of March, which served as final […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Snafu misled some UCD applicants

A mistake in an email message last week led at least a handful of applicants to believe they’d been admitted to UC Davis when they had not. At about 5 p.m. on March 20, the UCD Financial Aid Office sent out a message to about 4,144 applicants who had been offered a place on a […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Infiniti has fast first hybrid

By Ann M. Mob Here’s an intriguing fact: The Infiniti M luxury sedan that’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for its acceleration prowess is the same M that has the best fuel economy rating of the lineup. It’s because the Guinness record holder is the new-for-2012 M35 Hybrid, which pairs a gasoline […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Artists talk about their work at Pence on Sunday

On Sunday, the Pence Gallery will host a series of free talks by five of the participating exhibiting artists in the “Seeing Sound: Music & Visual Art” exhibit. Dean Moniz, a Sacramento-based painter and sculptor, pulls directly from his musical inspirations, in a series of gridded paintings and “baskets” constructed out of found objects. He […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Bike tour to raise funds for Yolo Basin Foundation

“Biking the Bypass — A Day at the Wildlife Area” is a fundraising event offered by Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will join local water management experts Steve Macaulay and Dr. Stephen McCord for a leisurely bike ride in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area east of […]

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

Explorit: Spring into science for spring break

By Lisa Justice Spend your spring break with Explorit! Our museum will be open every day from 1 to 5 p.m. April 2-13 with plenty of hands-on science fun. Next Monday through Friday, we will be featuring a new challenge in our Challenge Center. The Challenge Center is a place for budding engineers, architects and […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Volunteers sought for brain-imaging study

Volunteers ages 12 to 40 are being recruited for a brain-imaging study UC Davis researchers hope will shed light on a motivation in learning among the autistic. UCD’s MIND Institute hopes to enroll participants who are both typically developing and who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. “We are trying to better isolate the […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,