Dancing for joy

Adriana Rodriguez demonstrates the belly dancing she will be teaching this summer at the newly renamed Davis Arts Center during an “arts love”-themed open house on Saturday. The center, founded in 1960, is being rebranded to reflect the fact that it has always been a place for multi-disciplinary arts education. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo ArtsCenter4W ArtsCenter3W […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Did anyone yell ‘timber’?

Local residents gather to check out the roots and a 4-foot-diameter tree trunk after a huge evergreen toppled over Saturday morning about 11:30 a.m. at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in West Davis. The tree, tall enough to reach the front yard of a home across the street, caused no damage or injuries, […]

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New bike tunnel mural, street mandala and art benches ready to debut

Several public art projects are moving forward this week, as the Community Built Association — a national nonprofit organization based in Oakland that helps communities “reshape public spaces” — holds its annual conference in Davis. Conference attendees are participating in several local projects that demonstrate the organization’s approach. The projects include: * A new outdoor […]

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New trustee, Montessori charter petition on board’s agenda

Two major issues — appointment of a new trustee and a Montessori charter school petition — will confront the Davis school board when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The board will meet in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. A midterm opening was created on the board when trustee Nancy Peterson […]

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Church volunteers show they care

From rototilling to painting to weeding to cleaning, an estimated 500 volunteers from eight churches in Davis fanned out across the community and the region Saturday to participate in iCare. The volunteers worked at more than 20 project sites — including schools, parks and community organizations — in Davis, Woodland and Yolo County on Friday […]

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Two Dans will speak to local business group

Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk, a candidate for the 4th Assembly District, and Davis City Council candidate Daniel Parrella will be the speakers at the Davis Progressive Business Exchange’s lunch meeting at noon Wednesday, April 16. The group meets for lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the International House, […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

8th annual Crime Victims’ Tribute set for Tuesday

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will host the eighth annual Crime Victims’ Tribute on Tuesday, with crime victims, community leaders, victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and service professionals joining District Attorney Jeff Reisig to recognize victims’ rights and the devastating impact of crime on victims, schools, neighborhoods, and our nation as a whole. […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

205-year prison term for former West Sac cop

WOODLAND — Disgraced former police Officer Sergio Alvarez was sentenced Friday to 205 years to life in state prison, moments after his estranged wife called for “strict and swift” punishment for the man convicted of raping five women while patrolling the streets of West Sacramento. “He lacks the moral compass and direction in life,” Rachel […]

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Food will be given to needy residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, April 16, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Go to the next Davis Cruise-In

Experience some car history at the upcoming Davis Cruise-In. What: Davis Cruise-In When: Tuesday, April 15 (third Tuesday of the month from April to October) Time: 5 to 7 p.m. (or later) Where: The Marketplace, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis Who: 45 to 80 participants share their interesting and unique vehicles monthly

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Take a ride in a ’59 Sprite

When Glen Byrns said of his 1959 Austin Healey “Bugeye” Sprite, below, “It’s a go out in the country and blow your hair back kind of car,” Enterprise photographer Fred Gladdis took him up on it. Gladdis explains the experience here: We take a short drive west on Russell Boulevard down the avenue of trees. […]

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Jungerman honored with broadcasts

“Memories of the Manhattan Project,” an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course taught in winter 2010 by John A. Jungerman, will be re-broadcast this week on Davis Media Access Channel 15. Jungerman, an emeritus professor of  physics at UC Davis and founding director of the university’s Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, died March 28, 2014, at the age […]

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Walk with Warren on Wednesday

All are welcome to join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for a noontime exploration of spring at the UC Davis Arboretum’s West End gardens on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. The event is free. Limited, free one-hour parking is available along Garrod Drive near the Arboretum Gazebo, […]

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‘Call of the Wolf': Earth Day celebration

Learn more What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Preregister: at www.cooldaviscallofthewolf.eventbrite.com Info: [email protected] Local residents can enter a wolf’s world at an Earth Day presentation of “Call of the Wolf,” featuring a performance […]

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