By Shawn Collins
An old favorite and some impressive newcomers highlight The Davis Enterprise’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest. From homes wrapped in green, red and white lights to those sporting hand-made holiday figures, Davis residents are treated to a festive fantasy that appeals to all ages.
Many homeowners who are proud of their innovative, ambitious and cleverly designed decorations nominated themselves for judging by a team of Enterprise employees, who selected winners in five categories.
Looking for a fun way to ring in the new year? Try New Year’s Eve at the Fair, sponsored by the Yolo County Fair Heritage Foundation. The event will run from 7 p.m. Dec. 31 until the wee hours of New Year’s Day in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, on Gum Avenue in Woodland. […]
Start your new year outdoors, on a two-hour birding and botanizing walk Wednesday, Jan. 1, along the West Pond in Davis. The free walks — jointly sponsored by the Yolo Audubon Society and the Friends of the West Pond — take place monthly on the first Wednesday. The West Pond area is a comfortable locale […]
The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a bird-watching trip to Cosumnes River Preserve on Sunday, Jan. 12. The trip will include opportunities to see the preserve when it has a maximum number of waterfowl, plus, hawks, songbirds and other water birds. As a bonus, the area abounds with sandhill cranes. Participants […]
Community members invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a bird-watching trip to Bolinas Lagoon and Five Brooks Ranch in Marin County on Saturday, Jan. 11. For a mid-winter change of pace from the Central Valley, this trip to the southern Point Reyes area is sure to satisfy. Trip participants should get excellent looks […]
The city of Davis is accepting applications until Wednesday, Jan. 15, from residents who are interested in serving on the Utility Rate Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of seven regular members and one alternate, as follows: * One member appointed directly by each council member and ratified by a majority vote of the council; […]
A 12-month pilot slacklining program in Covell and Oak Grove parks was approved Tuesday by the Davis City Council. The parks and urban forest staff will be providing a four-month, eight-month and one-year review of the pilot program and report findings to the Recreation and Park Commission and City Council throughout 2014. City staff, in […]
A new study by UC Davis researchers finds that a controversial blood test likely has played an important role in reducing deaths by catching prostate cancer early. Since the late 1980s, prostate cancer mortality has fallen by 40 percent. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test in 1986. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she will use authorities in the law to issue a […]
The Davis school district’s academic calendar will remain pretty much as is for the 2014-15 school year, following discussion of possible changes at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Two-term school board member Sheila Allen also announced Thursday she will not seek a third term. She passed the gavel to trustee Gina Daleiden, who will serve […]
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Much of the nation is bracing for something: Freezing rain, then 6 inches of […]
SINGING FOR STEAC … the whole town — kids included — is invited to belt out some holiday tunes for a great cause at the third annual Sing for STEAC at the Nugget/CVS plaza on East Covell Boulevard at 4:30 p.m. Sunday … no need to sign up ahead of time or attend any rehearsals […]
The winners of the city of Davis photo contest have been announced.
The contest — open to anyone 6 years old and older — was designed to showcase the “unique and special” aspects of Davis.
Eighty-four entries were received in the following categories: architecture, black-and-white, community life, environment and people portraits.
Judges were asked to rate each photo on representation of Davis, composition, creativity, technical quality and overall impression. Participants were allowed to submit up to three photos. Total scores were calculated to determine the selected photos in each category.