Sign up for enviro organizations during Earth Week

Cool Davis and other community organizations will be at Picnic in the Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to sign up volunteers during Earth Week. Picnic in the Park is in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. Meet the expert: Can you afford not to install solar? Chris Soderquist and John […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

From identifying the effects of Twitter hashtags on the German language to engineering a harp that uses lasers in place of strings, nearly 500 UC Davis, undergraduates will showcase their discoveries and artistic creations on campus Friday and Saturday. The 25th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference is a cornerstone of the undergraduate […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis businesswoman presides over conference

Davis businesswoman Janice Labadie will preside over the 38th annual conference of Soroptimist International’s Sierra Nevada Region, Friday through Sunday in Reno. Representatives of Davis’ two Soroptimist clubs will attend. Soroptimist is an international organization of business and professional women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities and […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UFC hears from two local historians

On Tuesday, April 29, local residents Bob Warren and Joann Larkey will offer insights into local history in a program hosted by the University Farm Circle as part of its Speaker Series. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Admission is $10. Both speakers are recognized […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Church hosts discussion of mental health needs, services

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis, will feature a discussion of mental health needs and support services in the church and the larger Yolo County community at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Mental health professionals Carlye Wilder, a social worker at César Chávez Plaza in Davis, and Joan […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunder hosts campaign event for kids

Kids, you’re the experts! Madhavi Sunder, a candidate for the Davis school board, wants to hear what you think is awesome about your school at a free event Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The fun takes place in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Kids are […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bible fun featured at Parents’ Night Out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the church, 770 Pole Line Road. All parents need a night out without their kids while knowing that the children are safe and are having fun. All of the church’s workers have undergone background and reference checks, […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraiser benefits Oakley campaign

A fundraiser for Freddie Oakley, who is running to retain her position as Yolo County clerk/recorder and assume the newly consolidated duties of assessor, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Oakley has been a longtime champion of marriage equality, who showed her […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Work on Highway 50 begins

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Repairs starting Tuesday at the convergence of three major freeways in Northern California could cause massive traffic delays for vehicles passing through the state capital. California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Bradley says hour-long delays are possible on Highway 50 through Sacramento, which links the capital to South Lake Tahoe. Officials are urging […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

Bob Dunning: Easter Bunny photo violates city ordinance

BOOK ‘EM, DANNO … the Diversity, Inclusion and Sensitivity subcommittee of the city of Davis’ Human Relations Commission has fined The Davis Enterprise $48,000 for Sunday’s front-page photo identifying a very large rabbit as the “Easter Bunny” instead of the “Spring Bunny” as required by City Ordinance No. 12345 … since the bunny in question […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD dairy department awaits new facilities

The UC Davis Dairy Teaching and Research Facility may soon be moved and receive some long-awaited upgrades.

The facility occupies 10 acres — five of which are for feed storage and barn corrals, the other five of which are for grazing for a herd of about 200 head. The dairy is scheduled to be moved to one of several locations by mid-2016, UCD officials say.

Two possible locations, each about 14 acres, have been named so far. Dan Sehnert, animal facilities coordinator for the department of animal science said …

Up in flames

Davis firefighters respond to the scene of a vehicle fire at about 2 a.m. Saturday along westbound Interstate 80 at Highway 113 in Davis. One person was transported to Sutter Davis Hospital with a burn injury to the hand as a result of the incident, Davis Fire Department Division Chief Bruce Fry said. Bruce Fry/Courtesy […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fire damages Woodland home

A Woodland resident had to flee early Sunday morning after their home was damaged by a fire. The fire broke out at about 1 a.m. in an attached storage room at the 70 W. Main St. residence, which was “well-involved” when crews arrived on scene, Woodland Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said. Firefighters, with […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,