Stem cell agency grant is good news for DHS biotech students

A $264,000 grant awarded to the UC Davis Health System by California’s stem cell agency could provide Davis High biotechnology students with some exciting opportunities over the next few years. The grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will support summer internships for high school students over the next three years. The internships will be […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Happy 95th birthday, city of Davis

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will recognize the 95th anniversary of the founding of the city of Davis on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The historical presentation will take place on the raised berm where bands regularly play at Picnic in the Park. On March 20, 1917, 404 […]

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

April planting events scheduled along Putah Creek

The Putah Creek Council will host 10 events throughout April to help create wildlife habitat, stabilize stream banks and improve water quality in the Putah Creek Nature Park in Winters. Volunteers are needed to help plant native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, sedges and grasses along the newly reformed channel and floodplains. “It’s important to get the […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Senior homeowners may apply for Measure C exemption

Davis senior citizens who own the home they live in may apply for an exception to Measure C, the school parcel tax that was recently approved by local voters. Forms for the Measure C senior exemption — as well as other senior exemptions for CFD No. 1 and Measure A — are available online at http://www.djusd.net/district/business/senior-exemptions/?searchterm=exemption. […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City plans César Chávez celebration

The 12th annual Davis César Chávez celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, weather permitting, during the Davis Farmers Market. The free event, to take place on the Rotary Stage near the children’s carousel, is sponsored by the Davis Human Relations Commission. Community members, especially children and families, are invited to attend. […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Cheap eats, great dates, all for $25

What kind of fun can two people have in Yolo County with $25? You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

The Enterprise sent five staff members out with this mission, and they came back with a variety of ideas for cheap dates.

From sports — both playing and watching — to art, music and tasty food, a good time was had by all, including a canine companion.

Read on for our suggestions on how to have fun for 25 bucks …

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

For the record

Allison Scull and Victor Martin’s acoustic jazz-soul performance is Saturday, March 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. An incorrect date was published Friday.

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis prepares for Cool California Challenge at gathering Wednesday

The city of Davis and the Cool Davis Initiative are in the final preparation stage for the start of the Cool California Challenge which begins April 1. All those interested in helping make Davis the “coolest city in California” are invited to gather Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Davis […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

State report recommends changes in teacher layoffs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s process for teacher layoffs needs to be revamped because it’s too costly and school districts are sending more pink slips than necessary, according to a report released Thursday by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The number of full-time teachers has dropped by 32,000 since 2007-08, a result of budget cuts. Legislative Analyst […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crisis line volunteer training starts next month

Volunteers are being recruited for the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County’s crisis line. Training runs from April 19 to May 17. Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness. Initially, volunteers serve six hours per […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

Unitrans featured on DCTV

Jon Li’s interview program, “What’s Going On?,” will focus on ASUCD’s Unitrans bus service on Wednesday. The show airs from 5 to 6 p.m. on Davis Community Television’s public access Channel 15. “We will look at the 40-year history of the partnership between the UCD students and the city of Davis,” a news release said.

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chair yoga class offered at Senior Center

A new chair yoga class will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays starting April 5 at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Classes are conducted while sitting on and standing next to a chair. This is the perfect class for beginners. “It is an opportunity to feel the body relax to your […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Explore, and support, the California Raptor Center

What would you do if you found a raptor nestling that could not fly? And let’s say the nest it fell from was 40 to 50 feet up in a Canary pine? Or what if you found an injured raptor — a bird of prey such as a hawk, eagle, owl or falcon? In our community, […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

U.S. new-home sales fall for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of U.S. new homes fell for a second straight month in February. But prices surged to their highest level in eight months, suggesting builders anticipate more demand in the months ahead. The Commerce Department says new-home sales fell 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000 homes. […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,