Science matters: ARkStorms can be planned for in Tahoe

* Editor’s note: The Enterprise is highlighting some of the young UC Davis researchers who will be presenting at this week’s Ecological Society of America’s annual conference in Sacramento. As a post-graduate researcher at UC Davis for the past 2 1/2 years, Christine Albano has really enjoyed her time at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Albano has […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Hank (No. 126917), a 7-month-old neutered male mastiff mix. Also hoping for a good home is Randolph (No. 127367), a 6-month-old male domestic short-haired tabby cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Slacklining allowed at 3 Davis parks

The city of Davis has approved a 12-month pilot program permitting slacklining — think tightrope walking, on a slack rope — at three parks in town. Slackliners walk on a span of nylon climbing or slackline webbing, positioned horizontally above the ground and anchored at two fixed points. The pilot program, which began last December, will continue […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Got bikes? Donate ’em!

Local residents are invited to donate their unused bicycles to the Woodland Bike Campaign, a program of the Center for Families, that is dedicated to getting more people safely on bikes. Serviceable adult-sized bikes are particularly needed. “Your bike can change the lives of families in need in our community. Together, we are creating a […]

December 16, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ladderless peach and nectarine orchards explored

Can shorter peach and nectarine trees reduce labor costs without sacrificing fruit quality and yield? The answer may be developing soon at a 4-acre test orchard south of Fresno, where University of California researchers are planting semi-dwarfing rootstocks as part of a large, integrated experiment on virtually every aspect of peach and nectarine production. “We’re […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI hosts volunteer open house

Curious about NAMI-Yolo and what it does? Wondering if there might be a role for you in working to maintain and strengthen a community of mental health wellness in Yolo County? If so, you’re invited to NAMI-Yolo’s volunteer open house, a chance to learn more about the organization and its volunteer opportunities. “There is no commitment for […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Prunes take center stage at last agri-tour of the summer

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its final agri-tour of the year on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Martinez Ranch on Putah Creek Road. Owner Dan Martinez will draw on more than a century of family farming history in Yolo County as he leads the tour. The Martinez Ranch consists of 400 acres of farmland. Participants will […]

August 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter market season ends soon

Only two more weeks remain in the summer season for the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the hospital’s entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The summer market ends Aug. 28. Small-farm vendors at the market sell summer produce, local olive oil, honey and eggs […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carlton Plaza hosts talk on posture

As part of the Carlton Speaker Series at Carlton Plaza of Davis, 2726 Fifth St., Tiffany Pits will speak on postural health at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Pits will speak on the inevitable consequences of posture on one’s health, including the benefits of good posture and […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends will get some exercise

Fibromyalgia patients are encouraged to exercise, to help ease their condition. A program of easy, gentle exercise will be presented by the Calagrability group at the Northern Cal Fibro Friends’ monthly meeting on Saturday. The group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

A headline in Sunday’s edition atop a story about the Ecological Society of America’s conference this week was incorrect. The conference is taking place in Sacramento, not at UC Davis. We regret the error. Watch for more highlights from conference presenters throughout this week in The Enterprise. ———— Contrary to a report in Friday’s edition, […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Record highs for almonds, organics; field and seed crops remain even in 2013

Yolo County served up a bounty last year, recording the highest-ever gross income as almonds, olives and organic products logged huge gains, according to the 2013 Yolo County Crop Report released Tuesday. Field crops, vegetable crops and livestock essentially held steady. Almonds earned $30 million more in 2013 than 2012, leaping from sixth to third […]

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

Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops. A day after the end of a temporary truce, cross-border attacks continued Saturday, though at […]

August 10, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. aids displaced Iraqis as airstrikes continue

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military’s return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and provide humanitarian aid to refugees trapped by Islamic State militants on a mountain ridge near the Syrian border. “This is going to be a […]

August 10, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,