Hinshaw collects big payout for Hawaii sabbatical

HONOLULU (AP) — The outgoing chancellor of the University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus will be paid nearly $300,000 for a 10-month sabbatical. Virginia Hinshaw announced last year she’ll be stepping down from the position as of June 30. She earns $344,880, which reflects a 5 percent pay cut administrators took last year and other […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Polls show an attitude adjustment

About 10 years ago, it seemed every opinion poll showed significant public awareness (usually 75 percent and up) of climate change and support for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the past five years or so, the percentage has been reported as trending downwards to where it’s about a 50-50 proposition. Most reports attribute […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Malcolm X, remembered

The Davis Action Coalition presents “Malcolm X — Make It Plain” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This is the sixth annual Malcolm X event, which was rescheduled from May 19. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Admission is […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Music teacher passes the baton

After four decades of teaching at St. James School, longtime music teacher Mary Klisiewicz is passing the baton to a younger teacher. “I know I’m going to miss the kids, and directing the choir. Students are like cake to me, and the choir is like frosting,” Klisiewicz said. Klisiewicz — better known around campus as […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

On budget, for council candidates it’s all about personnel

Davis faces daunting economic circumstances: a down economy, rising costs of employee health care and pensions, the loss of Redevelopment Agency funds and growing unmet needs (roads, bike paths, sidewalks). In the second of four weekly stories, The Enterprise asked the five City Council candidates the following question: If elected, how would you guide the […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

New services at Yolo Adult Day Health Center

Woodland Healthcare’s Yolo Adult Day Health Center announces two new programs to promote independence and safety for older adults — care coordination and extended hours. Care coordination is individualized support by a medical social worker and registered nurse to assist with health monitoring, service needs and planning. Also, recognizing the challenges of the working caregiver, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speaker addresses threats to teaching evolution in public schools

A lecture next week at UC Davis will examine threats to teaching evolution in the public schools. Glenn Branch, deputy director for the National Center for Science Education, will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in 2205 Haring Hall at UCD. He will discuss recent strategies used by anti-evolution activists to promote […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Aquadarts host Splash and Dash fundraiser

The Davis Aquadarts invite the community to the first annual Splash and Dash Duathlon on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at Community Pool and Park. The event, open to participants of all ages, is a fundraiser that will help Aquadarts cover the cost of leasing Community Pool this summer. The duathlon will […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Davis promotes healthy eating, active living

The city of Davis has been recognized by Kaiser Permanente as one of more than 100 communities that have joined the statewide Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign. HEAL cities adopt resolutions recognizing that obesity is a serious public health threat to children, adults and families; work to attract healthy food retailers; pledge to help […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Solemn Memorial Day ceremony will be followed by a thank-you lunch

Davis residents are invited to pay tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice at the community’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28. The ceremony, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Davis Post 6949 and the Davis Professional Firefighters Association, will take place at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. […]

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

Israel film to be screened at library

The Davis Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East presents a free showing of “Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat To Civilization” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This film interviews leading thinkers about criticism by academic groups, cultural and religious institutions […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Input sought for Vets’ Center study

The Community Services Department will host an interactive community workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The workshop is designed to gain broad community input on potential design components to be considered for incorporation into the final design alternatives for the Veterans’ […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Trick-roping stunts featured Sunday at May Festival

Cowboy showman James Barrera will bring his “jaw-dropping” lasso and whips routines to the 34th annual May Festival on Sunday at Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. He will perform two sets, at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. when he’ll team up with the Folklorico Latino de Woodland. Barrera has introduced […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber PAC hosts Friday mixer

The Davis Chamber PAC is hosting weekly mixers at different restaurants around town. This week’s gathering will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday on the patio at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. “Join us to promote sound economic policies, while supporting local business in the Davis downtown,” a Chamber news release said. Contributions […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,