May Festival takes us back in time at Gibson House

The Gibson House May Festival on Sunday, May 20, will transport visitors back to “olden days” with its Discovery Row from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discovery Row includes gold panning, face painting, old-fashioned clothes washing with a washboard, children’s games and a model railroad display along with a blacksmith who will demonstrate how his […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Epicurean Esprit set May 24 to benefit Elderly Nutrition

The 23rd annual Epicurean Esprit, which benefits The Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Tandem Properties, 3500 Anderson Road. This event, sponsored by Friends of Meals on Wheels, offers samples of some of Yolo County’s finest cuisine, wine and beverages donated by more than […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

‘Toy Story’ series featured in summer mini-musical camps at DAC

An animated classic is at the heart of the Davis Art Center Manville Mini-Musicals summer mini-camps, directed by Mindy Manville and choreographed by Breanne Frady. Mini-Musicals teach youngsters how to stage the song and dance portions of familiar shows and movies. This summer’s mini-camps kick off with a high-energy version of songs from all three […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

98th annual Picnic Day was fun in the sun

Thousands of visitors turned out for the university’s annual open house featuring animal events, live music performances, children’s activities, department exhibits and more.

After a wild and wet spring, the sun is expected to shine Saturday, hitting 87 degrees and bringing smiles to the faces of UC Davis students who have spent much of the past year organizing Picnic Day, the campus’ 98th open house. The event got its start in 1909, when the then-University Farm invited folks from the community to check out its dairy barn.

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Fights, arrests make downtown a police ‘hotspot’

Downtown Davis was the epicenter of Picnic Day police activity Saturday, with officers making at least 50 arrests by nightfall and breaking up dozens of fights throughout the day. A particularly ugly scene played out shortly after 8 p.m. on Third Street between F and G streets, where witnesses said a man was Tasered during […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Beerfest to benefit Citizens Who Care

Approximately 100 hand-crafted beers will be available for tasting at the eighth annual Davis Beerfest on Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Sudwerk Brewery parking lot, 2001 Second St. All proceeds will benefit Citizens Who Care, a nonprofit organization in Yolo County that provides social support programs and respite services to […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cinco de Bow Wow Pet Parade set May 5

The redesigned Putah Creek Nature Trail will play host to Cinco De Bow Wow, a community-wide picnic and pet parade, on Saturday, May 5, in Winters. Parade organizer Shaunie Briggs came up with the idea of gathering on Putah Creek to celebrate the renovations to the creek side while looking for slightly surreal subjects to […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cost of public retiree health care soars

SACRAMENTO (AP) — As Stockton contemplates a bankruptcy filing, cities, counties and school districts throughout California are grappling with the same issue that has led the delta port city to the brink of insolvency — soaring costs for retiree health care. San Francisco, which once allowed its public employees to qualify for full retiree medical […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

James Williams was misidentified in Thursday’s edition of the Enterprise. Williams and Friends will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle gathering. The free monthly open-mic event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. The featured act will play at about 8:30 p.m.

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts talk by daughter of Titanic survivors, wine tasting

Joan Randall, the daughter and granddaughter of Titanic survivors,  lecture titled “In Search scheduled for tonight at the Davis Musical Theater Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, was cancelled due to low ticket sales. Randall, whose mother was 4 when the ship sank, has spent years piecing together her family history. She took a […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The city council: worth every penny

“Council votes 3-2 to give itself a raise,” said the headline one day last week in Davis’ Only Daily Newspaper. Figuring they could slip one past an unsuspecting public that was perhaps distracted by the long-awaited release of the Reynoso pepper spray report, the council gave itself a whopping raise from $670 a month to […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

DMA screens ‘YERT’ on Tuesday

The award-winning movie “YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage?” is a docu-comedy that screened to much acclaim in Davis on March 24 at a Cool Davis event. For those who missed it, Davis Media Access will show “YERT” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. DMA, at 1623 Fifth St., is the nonprofit […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rainforest film to be shown Sunday at UCD

In keeping with the goal of Earth Day, a unique art-science fusion program titled “Mentawai: Listening to the Rainforest” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday in the UC Davis Main Theatre. The event, free and open to the public, is affiliated with the UCD department of theater and dance and the UCD Art/Science Fusion […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine tasting offered Sunday at Elevation Ten

Applegate Dance Company will celebrate its 20th anniversary season with a special wine tasting at Elevation Ten in Clarksburg from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Applegate Dance Company is a local, nonprofit organization directed by Davis native Lisa Applegate-Zimanyi. This year, ADC is celebrating its 20th season of supporting youth in the region with quality […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,