Explore Cache Creek at Nature Preserve

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Visitors are invited to come out and observe the natural area along Cache Creek, hike along the trails and see wildlife. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20 west of […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Caper supports Yolo Crisis Nursery

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson As co-presidents of Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery, it’s no mystery that we respect this unique child abuse prevention program. Protecting children ages 0-5 from abuse or neglect, the nursery is funded solely by private dollars. It also doesn’t require a detective to deduce one simple fact: In […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Nursery teacher has ‘a heart for children’

Nancy Kam, a preschool teacher at the Yolo Crisis Nursery, received the Rotary Club of Davis’ first “Have a Heart for Children” award at the club’s recent Big Night fundraiser. The annual dinner has raised more than $300,000 for child abuse prevention programs over the past 12 years. Kam, an early childhood education specialist and […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Pink slips, enrollment projections on school board agenda

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17, and as live streaming video at www.djusd.tv The Davis school board will consider a new resolution authorizing layoff notices for another 50.1 full-time-equivalent positions — one way […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker discusses Christian support for Israel

Christian support for Israel as the Jewish homeland is the topic of a program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The discussion will be led by Randy Neal, the western regional coordinator for Christians United For Israel, a national organization. The program, sponsored by the CBH Israel Matters […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Madrigals teach kids’ choral workshop

Children in grades kindergarten through six are invited to participate in a choral workshop Saturday taught by members of the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Choir. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. Applications may be downloaded at davismadrigals.com. The workshop will […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Finding Fable comes home

RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, welcomes back hometown band Finding Fable for a performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the live music. The acoustic trio features Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial; they play a mix of originals and covers […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cold Shot plays The Davis Graduate

Cold Shot, featuring Rene Martucci and Richard Urbino, will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. There is no cover charge, and the show is open to all ages. For more information, call (530) 758-GRAD (4723) or visit www.coldshotnow.com.

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gershwin concerts raise funds for Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care presents its 20th annual benefit concert, “ ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin,” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Ira Gershwin is best known for his work with his brother George — one of the most successful […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Hot jazz, cool evening for DHS Bands

Tickets are still available for “An Evening at the Coconut Grove,” a fundraiser to support the Davis High School Bands. For one magical evening in March, the DHS Band Boosters will recreate the ambiance of the legendary Coconut Grove jazz club, where patrons can relax and enjoy dinner and a full evening of jazz entertainment. […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

For the record

Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations for grant funding for 2012. The deadline for submission is March 15. A story in Sunday’s Enterprise contained an incorrect deadline date. Applications are available online at http://sidavis.org, or by contacting Juelie Roggli, Service Grants Committee chair, at [email protected] or (530) 219-5444.

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

January retail sales gain points to modest growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans rebounded from a weak holiday season and stepped up spending on retail goods in January. The latest government report on retail sales pointed to a slowly improving economy. Retail sales rose at a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Consumers spent more on electronics, home and […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Frerichs enters City Council election race

A fifth candidate for the 2012 City Council campaign has emerged, just as the filing period to run for the council opened on Monday.

Lucas Frerichs, 32, chairman of the city’s Planning Commission, has decided to seek one of the three seats on the council that will become vacant in June.

Frerichs joins four confirmed candidates, including three incumbents — Sue Greenwald, 64; Stephen Souza, 56; and Dan Wolk, 34 — and one other newcomer, Brett Lee, 46.

February 14, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

‘Yes’ voters, are you willing to donate?

OPEN MOUTH, INSERT WALLET … let’s imagine for a minute the unimaginable … suppose Measure C fails … not likely, given that Tommy Randall and Jose Granda appear to be the only Davisites against it, and, based on Sunday’s newspaper ads and letters to the editor, there are thousands and thousands in favor … still, […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,