Gable Mansion featured at Stroll Through History

Planning is continuing for Woodland’s annual Stroll Through History, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 8, and features guided tours through historic neighborhoods, two bike tours and two bus tours. The ticketed open home tours feature five beautiful homes with distinctive building styles, and the featured home this year is the Gable Mansion, one of […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free synchronzied swim classes offered

Davis AquaStarz is teaming with SwimAmerica to offer a free synchronized swim class at SwimAmerica, 2121 Second St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Potential swimmers should be at least 5 years old and comfortable in deep water. No registration is necessary. Interested swimmers also can join the Junior AquaStarz program, which will meet twice […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dances portray beauty of life after death

Details What: “and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead,” a dance performance in memory of Della Davidson When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors; “and the snow fell softly on all the living and […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Putin insists on diplomacy for Syria

BERLIN (AP) — Russia wants to help U.N. envoy Kofi Annan achieve “positive results” and prevent an all-out civil war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in Germany on Friday. Russia, along with China, has twice shielded Syria from U.N. sanctions over a crackdown on the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime. Putin, on his […]

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

Trustees may be ready to demolish Davis High MPR

The Davis school board moved closer Thursday night to authorizing the demolition of the aging multipurpose room at Davis High School. The MPR has been closed since October 2010, when toxic mold was found growing beneath the 50-year-old building’s visually distinctive but leaky zig-zag roof, which has been patched again and again over the decades. […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Greek leftists aim to cancel bailout

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s Radical Left Coalition, whose strong gains in last month’s elections deepened concerns over his country’s future in the European single currency, vowed Friday to cancel Greece’s international bailout agreement if he wins an upcoming repeat ballot. Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party came second in the inconclusive May […]

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

Economy added 69K jobs in May, fewest in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up. The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It could also damage President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects. And it could lead […]

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

Getting to vote is just common sense

COMMON SENSE … City Council candidate Brett Lee, asked by The Enterprise’s Tom Sakash for his opinion on the surface water project, put it all in very simple terms … said Lee: “We get to vote on the parks tax, which is $49 per year for six years, and yet we do not get to […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘Snow White’ a gorgeous take on grim fairy tale

“Snow White & the Huntsman” 3 stars Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality By Christy Lemire Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, “Snow White & the Huntsman” is […]

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

Grand jury asked to investigate campaign mailer

In an effort to uncover all who were involved in sending the campaign mailer last month admonishing Sue Greenwald for “bad behavior,” or to uncover those involved with the groups that paid for the hit piece, a Davis man has filed a complaint with the Yolo County Grand Jury. The man, who asked to remain […]

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

Endive: how you say it makes a difference

Po-tay-toe; pa-tah-toe.

Toe-may-toe; tah-mah-toe.

In-dive; on-deev.

Wait. What? Back up the tractor.

There may be no more than a pronunciation variance between the first two crops, but there is a vast difference between the third.

While both crops are spelled e-n-d-i-v-e and are in the chicory family, the proper pronunciations are as different as the vegetables themselves.

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

‘Light up your life’ at UCD insect museum

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis promises to “light up your life” at its open house Sunday, the last of the academic year. The theme of the event, set from 1 to 4 p.m. in 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, is “Bug Light, Bug Bright, First Bug I See Tonight!” The open […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

A pharaoh’s tale

A parent presses Sam Amezcua’s button to begin the sixth-grader’s presentation about Ramses II at Birch Lane Elementary School’s Ancient Cultures Night on Wednesday. The students, who were dressed as important figures from the past, were “wax figures” until they were activated to recite speeches about their characters to appreciative family and friends. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Young DMTC alums gather for reunion

Alumni from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will be back for a performance Saturday to celebrate YPT’s 25th anniversary. The show, titled “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” will highlight returning alumni performing musical numbers from their YPT shows, as well as other Broadway favorites. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for children ages […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,