Eldercare column: The myth of dementia

Special to The Enterprise The filmmaker shuts the camera off. “I don’t think your father even knows who you are. And I think you’re just pretending to understand what your mother is talking about.” The filmmaker is in our house to make a documentary about my caring for my parents. I’ve agreed to the project […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

City invites proposals for social services projects

The city of Davis expects to distribute more than $900,000 to help local groups provide affordable housing and social services to low- and moderate-income Davis residents in the coming year, thanks to Davis’ share of federal Community Development Block Grant and Housing Investment Partnerships programs. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Resolve to reduce your waste size in 2012

If you are still trying to think of a good new year’s resolution, how about a resolution to reduce our waste size — the pounds of waste that we generate every day? Here’s an easy way to start reducing waste — bring your own bag with you when you shop. Many of us have a […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Five days from next contest, rivals race for money

WASHINGTON (AP) — As they try to derail Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, his challengers face an urgent task: raising enough cash to compete. The campaign for the GOP nomination is moving into states that are more dependent on TV advertising, and nobody has yet been able to match the former Massachusetts governor’s financial operation. Rick […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Learn how insects are discovered

Visitors to the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology on Saturday will learn about drawing, describing and naming new species of insects. Admission to the open house is free. Guests of all ages also can enjoy a live “petting zoo” with such residents as Madagascar hissing cockroaches and walking sticks. The Bohart Museum, directed by […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sprouting science in a shoebox

By Lisa Justice Because plants get so much of their energy from sunlight, they will go to extraordinary lengths to grow in the direction of sun. You can test this for yourself by growing a potato in a shoebox. You will need: a potato, a knife, a cup of water, some toothpicks, a shoebox, small […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

OAKLAND (AP) — Police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall. KGO-TV reports that officers in riot gear moved in on the protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza late Wednesday night and made several arrests. Occupy Oakland organizers said as many as 12 people were arrested. The police action […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City hosts bridal show at the Vets’

Is a wedding in your future? Everything a bridal couple needs — from gowns to gourmet food, photography to flowers — can be found at the city of Davis’ bridal show Saturday. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Businesses represented include ceremony sites, […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

I’ll chase those plastic bags for you

“Paper, plastic or cloth?” said the headline on the front page of the newspaper of record in the first Pro-Choice City in America. Davis, a city that values personal choice and personal responsibility, now wants to make criminals out of ordinary citizens who dare to bring home a bag of oranges in a plastic bag. […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Serial bank robber targeted Davis branch

A Dec. 20 robbery at U.S. Bank in downtown Davis is now believed to be part of a series of holdups that has spanned the Bay Area and Sacramento region since early September. At least eight U.S. Bank branches have been robbed, apparently by the same suspect, since Sept. 1, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gallery 1855 features Ross’ photos

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Jean Ross featuring the people of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, will be on display throughout January at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for the artist […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Crab feed tickets are going fast

A limited number of tickets are available for a crab feed Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The hall is at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $40 per person. The event is sponsored by the Davis Rebekah Lodge and features salad and bread, pasta and lots […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food given to needy local residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Jan. 18, as follows: * Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., from 6 to 7 p.m. […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Workshops help students get cash for college

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, is hosting 15 Cash for College Workshops throughout Yolo and Solano counties to help students apply for Cal Grants and other financial aid for college. “We want to help families overcome financial barriers to their higher education goals. A Cal Grant can be the first step in making a quality education […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,