Yolo County Fair catalogs available

The Yolo County Fair exhibitors catalogs and entry forms are available online at www.yolocountyfair.net. Catalogs also are available at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis; the Winters Community Library; branch libraries in West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Esparto and Knights Landing; the Dunnigan post office; the Zamora post office; and the Guinda General […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Portello passes the torch to next generation of farmers

He meanders through the Davis Farmers Market, saying “hi” and shaking hands with various people who are obviously glad to see him.

Les Portello is not running for any sort of office, but it appears he’d have the vote of just about everyone at Third and C streets.

He walks casually under the permanent shade/rain structure, pointing out vendors who sell “great” almond pastries or noting who has sold out early and is closing for the day.

Portello has been selling everything from nuts to citrus for more than 20 years at the Davis Farmers Market. A member of the market’s board for 24 years, he has decided to hang up the shingle and let a younger farmer take his slot.

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

School board to hear reports on Emerson, career tech ed

The Davis school board will hear presentations by the Emerson Junior High leadership team and the district’s Career Technical Education teachers when it meets Thursday evening. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The agenda also includes several items carried over from the April 19 school […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Voter registration, election information are goals of Winters event

A free “Celebration of Democracy” is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rotary Park in Winters, at the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue. Sponsored by the Western Yolo Democratic Club, the event aims to increase the number of people registered to vote in Winters in the June 5 election and offer […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Photoshop tips shared at club meeting

The Photography Club of Davis will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The guest speaker will be Henry Paine, who will present his photographic processes using Photoshop to bring out the detail in his digital images as he converts them to black […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police investigate home-invasion robbery

Davis police are investigating a home-invasion robbery reported Sunday morning at a South Davis apartment. The 20-year-old victim told officers he was asleep in his apartment at the Sharps & Flats complex, 1660 Drew Ave., when three males wearing white plastic masks burst into his bedroom at about 5:30 a.m. One of the robbers pointed […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bernstein, Rutter pieces highlight chorale performances

The Davis Chorale, directed by Alison Skinner, and the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, will present two concerts of music by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter twice this weekend. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The program includes Rutter’s […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Watch gliders soar at weekend events

Community members are invited to attend two upcoming glider events hosted by the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society at Grasslands Regional Park. The park is at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road, about 3 miles south of Davis. Electric gliders, some with 14-foot wingspans, will launch en masse at 10 a.m. Saturday using their electric motors, which […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bands wanted for Celebrate Davis!

Celebrate Davis! is still looking for middle school and high school bands to participate in the event’s Battle of the Bands. If you, or someone you know, is interested in performing for 10,000 people at this community festival, email [email protected] with a band biography, sample of music (if possible), style of music and instrumentation. The […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony to feature new concerto, German baritone

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, with German operatic baritone Wolfgang Brendel When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 adults, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra presents a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday that will feature the premiere of a new concerto […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Comedy show comes to Luigi’s starting Monday

Bay area comedian Ray Molina has teamed with Australian comedian Tim Logan to produce and host a weekly comedy show at Luigi’s Slice, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. Launching Monday at 8 p.m. and continuing each week at the same time, The Comedy Space will showcase some of the best talent from Sacramento and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Roots opens doors, presents first two companies

The bond between the Davis business community and UC Davis got a bit stronger this week as Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator, unveiled its new headquarters Monday at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion.

About 40 to 50 community members — including local business owners, UC Davis faculty, students and city leaders — gathered on the front lawn of Davis Roots’ historic new home to witness the grand opening.

“As a region that surrounds the university, we have many opportunities year after year to root those ideas in our community and to reap the many economic and cultural benefits that come from growing the companies here,” said co-founder Anthony Costello …

May 01, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Protesters vandalize S.F. police station

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say one person was arrested after a protest march in the city’s Mission District turned violent. Officers responded to a large group of demonstrators vandalizing property a little after 9 p.m. on Monday. Among the properties that were damaged was the Mission police station. The San Francisco Chronicle […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

University hails its land-grant legacy

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi joined UC President Mark Yudof and President Abraham Lincoln here on Monday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the federal law that launched dozens of public universities across the country. Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862, granting tens of thousands of acres to […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,