Assembly members hear about agritourism

UC Davis agritourism officials and local farmers met Thursday before state Assembly members to discuss opportunities and challenges of becoming an agritourism destination as a means of diversifying a farm’s potential income.

The hearing — “Agritourism in California: Opportunities and Challenges of Becoming a Destination” — was held by the Assembly Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture and took place at the UC Davis School of Law.

Typhoon relief effort continues with fundraising concert on Saturday

You can help Who: Pianist Francesco Attesti and organist Matteo Galli When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: St. James Church, 1275 B St. Tickets: $30 general, $15 for students; proceeds will go to typhoon relief efforts Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines last November. And Davis — where many residents have connections to the Asian island nation — responded […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Boy hospitalized, man arrested in child-endangerment probe

A 2-year-old Davis boy was hospitalized late Wednesday night following what police are calling an act of violence that resulted in a Sacramento man’s arrest on child-endangerment charges. The boy, whose name was not released, is continuing to receive medical treatment at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, said Davis Assistant Police Chief Darren […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Water initiative signatures turned in to city

Water rate opponents who have been gathering signatures for an initiative on the June 3 ballot turned their final lot of signatures in to the city clerk on Thursday. The move launches a series of events in motion, and if enough signatures are verified — 1,161, according to state law — it will place a […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Officially submitted

Davis City Clerk Zoe Mirabile, center, asks Ernie Head if these are all of the water rate initiative petitions that will be turned in as he, Pam Nieberg, left, and several other supporters submitted more than 2,200 signatures Thursday afternoon at City Hall. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New library group starts Sunday

A new library group for sixth- through ninth-graders is starting on Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 in the staff room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The group will help the library create a “tween” bookshelf and space for books that appeal to this age group. For more information, email Jennifer Borenstein […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCSF’s medical dean named interim chancellor

By Erin Allday SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday appointed an interim chancellor for UCSF. Dr. Sam Hawgood, currently dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, will take over from outgoing Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann on April 1. Desmond-Hellmann announced last month that she was leaving the campus to become […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young Community Leader award established to remember Jay Gerber

Emerging Davis leaders will get their moment in the spotlight, thanks to a new award created by the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club in honor of the late Jay Gerber. Naming the honor the Jay Gerber Young Community Leader Award is a fitting tribute to the longtime local businessman who died last April at age 69, […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour de Cluck makes a call for coops

Tour de Cluck, Davis’ favorite fowl-fashioned bike tour, returns on May 24, offering the chicken lovers and chicken curious among us the opportunity to tour a variety of Davis backyard chicken coops. This will be the fifth year for the Tour de Cluck event. The Tour de Cluck is seeking coops for this year’s tour. […]

February 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Eli is a handsome brown and white 2- to 3-year-old neutered male purebred German shorthair. Eli is a very sweet and gentle boy who loves to play, but he’s very well-behaved. He’s an easy dog to have around and would make a perfect new best friend. Creme Brulee is a beautiful spayed female poodle, about 10 months […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Libertarians offer scholarships to Yolo students

The Libertarian Party of Yolo County will kick off its Liberty Scholarship program at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Spring Garden Restaurant, 610 Cottonwood Plaza in Woodland. The party will award three $1,000 college scholarships to Yolo County students. Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, a candidate for U.S. Congress, will speak at the reception. […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visit Heidrick Ag History Center on Museum Day

The Heidrick Ag History Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, for Museum Day, a regional event. Visitors will see tractors, trucks, touring cars, hot rods and early engines and can imagine how it felt to cultivate and harvest a food crop with these old-time machines dating back to […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Interfaith children’s musical seeks young actors

Boys and girls in first through sixth grades are invited to sign up Sunday to perform in the 12th annual interfaith children’s musical “Oh Jonah!” This “whale of a tale” is written by Allen Pote and Carole McCann and directed by Janie Knudsen. Rehearsals are from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sundays beginning this week (registration day) […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Financial workshop set at Center for Spiritual Living

A workshop on “Removing Barriers to Financial Success” will be led by Rev. Barbara Leger at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The workshop is free to the public but an offering of $20 is appreciated. No one will be turned away regardless. Leger said […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,