Culture at church

Adelita Serena, capitana of Dance Azteca, performs to the drumbeat with her group Monday afternoon at St. James Catholic Church in Davis. The pre-sunset performance was in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A Mass and reception followed.

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Pianist plays Wednesday at Our House

Jason Whitcomb — who once owned Mousie’s, a nightclub and restaurant at 212 F St. — will play piano beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Our House Restaurant and Lounge, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. Whitcomb played at Jilly’s in Palm Springs for several years, accompanying Frank Sinatra on his many performances there. Jilly […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Buddha’s hand is not just for fruitcake

I bought a Buddha’s hand to sketch, as I was struck by its odd shape — a lemon with fingers — but I had no idea what to do with it afterward, other than frightening young children in a dimly lit room. I learned a long time ago that you cannot judge a fruit by […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Yummy Dummy Chocolate Company shutting down

After six years, 30,000 chocolate bars and $7,000 in charitable donations, Yummy Dummy Chocolate Company is closing down.

The girl-owned and operated company will see three of its seven founders heading off to college in the fall with the remaining four not far behind, so they’ve collectively made the decision to stop operations this month.

Remaining chocolate bars may be purchased through their website,, through Saturday or until ….

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

School board to name new officers, consider budget, possible layoffs

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming video on The Davis Board of Education will meet an hour earlier than usual Thursday — at 6 p.m. — in the Community Chambers at […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Science teacher relates experiences in Afghan schools

Davis residents will have an opportunity Sunday afternoon to hear and see what it’s like to teach children and adults in war-torn Afghanistan. Camilia Barry, who founded the organization, Classrooms Across Cultures, will describe her experiences teaching science and mathematics there. Her talk begins at 3 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Faculty recognized for contributions to science

The following scientific societies have named UC Davis professors as fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science and society: * Seven professors have been named fellows in the American Chemical Society: Distinguished professor Alan Balch, professor emeritus William Jackson and professors Sheila David, Susan Kauzlarich, Gang-yu Liu and Claude Meares, all of the department of chemistry; along with James […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

The other student loan problem: too little debt

By Justin Pope LONG BEACH (AP) — Jesse Yeh uses the UC Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He’s stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits — a course load so heavy he had […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City ups its goal for recycling

Thanks to action taken last week by the Davis City Council, Davis is the first city in the Sacramento region and Central Valley to adopt a zero-waste resolution. This resolution sets a new goal for Davis to achieve 75 percent recycling by 2020 by implementing zero-waste strategies. According to Dean Newberry, chairman of the Natural […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bergman film to be screened Friday

“The Inn of the Sixth Happiness,” a 1958 U.S. film directed by Mark Robson, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bohart open house features insects in winter

Where do insects go in the winter? UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology will answer this question at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, themed “Insects in the Winter Wonderland.” The event, free and open to the public, is the last of the 2011 weekend open houses at the Bohart Museum, in […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Protein helps bacteria ‘talk,’ triggers plants’ defenses

Special to The Enterprise Scientists have discovered a new signal that helps invading bacteria communicate but also helps targeted rice plants coordinate defensive attacks on the disease-causing invaders, a finding that could lead to new methods of combating infection not just in plants, but in humans. Findings from the study, conducted by a team of […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Courthouse parking site purchase gets state approval

Planning for a new Yolo County Courthouse reached another milestone Friday with the State Public Works Board’s approval of a land purchase for off-site parking, court officials announced Monday. The land purchased from Union Pacific Railroad will be used to construct an estimated 226 parking spaces southeast of the courthouse, which is slated for the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,