Kid-friendly campaign encourages healthy beverage choices

First 5 Yolo has launched a campaign to encourage parents and kids to “rethink your drink” and choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Drinking sugary beverages has been linked to obesity and the development of severe health problems like type 2 diabetes. “Did you know the average preschooler consumes 65 pounds of added sugar per […]

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

Yoga for Kids offered Sunday

Parents and their children are invited to take part in “Yoga for Kids” offered by Debbie Eernisse of FitDeb and Bo Tree at 2 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Refreshments will be served. The program is free to I-House members; others are asked to donate $2 or $5 for a family. […]

July 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Festival show will highlight fashions from around the world

It’s still three months away, but organizers are already making plans for an international fashion show to take place at the 2012 International Festival at the Veterans’ Memorial Center in Davis. The event, a fundraiser for International House, Davis, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6. “Last year we had a beautiful array of colors as […]

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

County’s bounty featured at fair’s opening-night gala

Local residents are invited to celebrate Yolo County’s bounty at a gala event on opening night of the 76th annual Yolo County Fair. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Ag Business Building at the fairgrounds in Woodland. Guests will get the first peek at the educational booths […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bastille Day Feast benefits Winters school lunches

The Winters Farm to School Program will host a Bastille Day Feast from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the historic Wolfskill Ranch in Winters. One, long row of tables seating more than 150 guests will be nestled under the canopy of the 150-year-old olive trees lining the driveway at the ranch. Guests will […]

July 10, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Davis strike team battles Colusa County wildfires

A strike team from the Davis Fire Department is among the crews battling multiple wildfires in Colusa County. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said an acting captain and three firefighters left Davis at 5:45 p.m. Sunday bound for the Stonyford/Maxwell area. She said they worked fire lines through the night and will be reassigned to additional duties […]

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

Mount Shasta summit climb continues 60th birthday tradition

By Gary Wegener Davis High School graduates Kaycee Wegener, Courtney Stuekerjuergen and Brede Wegener, searching for something special for their dad’s 60th birthday, thought back to stories of their grandpa’s 60th birthday ascent of Mount Shasta. Their dad, Mark Wegener, a UC Davis graduate and practicing civil engineer, had been climbing the mountain since 1973, […]

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

Online votes sought for Brooks’ Charity Paint Giveaway

Local residents can vote online through July for the three finalists in Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in time and painting services. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, Davis Summer House and Hillel House. […]

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

Vote for your favorite daily comics

In this election year, sometimes it may feel as if your one vote doesn’t count for much. However, here at The Davis Enterprise, we’d like to change that, at least a little. Theo Puleston, 10, wrote a letter to the editor noting how he disliked certain Sunday comics, especially “Mutts.” From comments generated by his […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Label GMO supporters will meet

The Yolo County Chapter of California’s Right To Know Campaign (Label GMOs) will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the conference room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Anyone interesting in helping get this statewide food labeling law passed in November is invited to attend. Volunteers are needed to help with […]

July 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Three volunteer language teachers needed at I-House

With great thanks for a job well done, International House says goodbye to UC Davis graduate student Yutong Wang, who will be leaving Davis next month. A new Mandarin teacher is needed to take over the beginning language class, which meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Hagan Room at I-House, 10 College Park. This […]

July 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

1 hurt as SUV rolls over on I-80

A car carrying four passengers rolled over Saturday on Interstate 80 after the tread of one of the vehicle’s tires became loose. Only one person was hurt. According to the California Highway Patrol, Jose Mendoza, 32, of Richmond was driving eastbound on the highway with his family to Sacramento when he lost control of his […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Frank spokesman Harry Gural says the 72-year-old congressman married 42-year-old Jim Ready in a Saturday evening wedding at the Boston Marriott hotel in Newton. Gural says more than 300 friends, […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Unrelenting heat wave bakes half of U.S.; 30 dead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air-conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 people across half the country. The heat sent temperatures soaring over 100 degrees in several cities, including a record 105 in Washington, St. Louis […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,