Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies. Investors now turn their focus to corporate earnings, which will start to pick up next week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.74 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,084.49. […]

Church studies best-selling memoir

Davis United Methodist Church is offering a three-week study of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ memoir, “Between the World and Me,” from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 1. Meetings will be in the Walker Room of the church, at 1620 Anderson Road. This best-selling book is written as a series of letters from father to son describing, […]

California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California wants more drivers to dump the pump. Under new climate change legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday, the most populous state in the nation is encouraging major utilities to compete as an alternative transportation fuel source by installing thousands of charging stations where people live, work and play. The new law, […]

US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack

SACRAMENTO — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, was in intensive care and expected to recover this morning after being repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, brawl early Thursday morning in a Sacramento nightclub district. Stone was hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on […]

West Davis standoff ends peacefully

A stretch of Anderson Road in Davis was cordoned off Thursday night while police negotiated the surrender of an armed, suicidal man. He was apprehended without force shortly before 10:30 p.m., about 2½ hours after the incident began, Lt. Tom Waltz said. Officers transported him to an area hospital for a mental-health evaluation. Waltz said […]

Bob Dunning: Is there a way to use a negative amount of water?

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT … as if we haven’t all done enough already, the city now wants each of us to save an additional 90 gallons of water a day, which would be impossible in many households, ours included, that don’t use that much water a day to begin with … but I guess we […]

Defense experts back Hoskins domestic violence claims

WOODLAND — On the night she fatally shot her husband, Susan Hoskins had suffered such chronic abuse at his hands that she acted in fear for her life, and that behavior was consistent with being a victim of domestic violence, two mental health experts testified on her behalf this week in Yolo Superior Court. Seeking to […]

For the record

Antony J. Baldwin’s organ concert Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin will begin at 3 p.m. A story published earlier this week reported an incorrect time due to erroneous information provided to The Enterprise. The church is at 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Admission is free but donations will be accepted with gratitude.

Clery crime report for UCD shows similar rates to 2013

A summary of reported crimes on and around UC Davis property in 2014 shows little change from the previous year. The university compiled the data for the campus’ annual security report as required by the federal government’s Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The report comes out as UCD […]

Native American culture showcased at preserve

Native American history and culture will be at the forefront on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. The day features Native American cultural demonstrations, including basket-weaving, tule projects, acorn use and storytelling. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the preserve, 34199 County Road 20. It is sponsored […]

Bucks for Ducks will honor Kulakow’s legacy

The Yolo Basin Foundation’s annual benefit, Bucks for Ducks, will honor Robin Kulakow of Davis, the organization’s founder and visionary. She will retire after 25 years of leadership and her efforts will be celebrated at Bucks for Ducks on Friday, Oct. 16, at the UC Davis ARC Pavilion.

The event, which runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m., includes live and silent auctions, a raffle and dinner catered by The Buckhorn.

Twenty-five years ago, Kulakow had a vision to establish a wildlife area along the Pacific Flyway. What started as a conversation among friends and community leaders around her kitchen table ultimately became a reality in 1997.

Explore plant chemistry mysteries at Arboretum

Have you ever wondered what makes up the flavor of your wine? Or how a plant can cure cancer? What the smell is in your perfume? Or how a tree defends itself? Join chemistry pro­fessor Dean Tantillo, plant biology professor Philipp Zerbe and chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nhu Nguyen for a talk and tour in the […]

Walk with Warren on Wednesday

All are welcome to join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an engaging noontime exploration of fall at the Arboretum’s west-end gardens. The group will gather at noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Arboretum gazebo for a one-hour jaunt. The event is free; limited free one-hour […]

Learn more about how to help Syrian refugees

Local residents who are concerned about the fate of Syrian refugees can learn more about what is being done by attending an event Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Representatives of four nonprofits in Sacramento who are working with the refugees will speak. They are Amira Kobt, executive […]