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 ,

Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets. There was no immediate government response to the cease-fire statement. Ukrainian troops have made steady […]

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

Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn’t bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived. Nik Martinelli, […]

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

As Chamber looks to the future, new CEO mirrors its goals

It goes without saying, but then sometimes it needs to be said: Businesses are run by people. And people like to be listened to. Matt Yancey, Davis Chamber of Commerce’s CEO in waiting, knows this small-town touch from his experience with the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s efforts to recruit, retain and expand businesses of all sizes […]

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

Tom Adams joins school board race

Longtime Davis resident Tom Adams filed candidacy papers on Friday for a four-year seat on the Davis school board. The election is Nov. 4. Adams said, “The Davis school district will face new challenges with the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan, the Common Core State Standards, the California […]

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

Rottweiler rescue board ousts president

The president of a rural Davis Rottweiler rescue operation where dead and starving dogs were discovered last month has been removed from her position, according to a letter written by the organization’s board of directors. Posted on the rescue’s website, the letter offers additional details regarding recent events at Second Chance Rottweiler Rescue Inc. and […]

August 10, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,