Are we there yet? Oh, say can UC? Probably not, if you go to DHS

* Editor’s note: The print version of this story has a misinterpretation of statistics from the Los Angeles Times story. This version has been adjusted. Recently, my family and I went on a tour of UC Berkeley. This is what you do when your child is a junior in high school; you take college tours […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

For the record

Tuesday’s story about the resignation of UC Davis Vice Chancellor John Meyer incorrectly listed the members in Chancellor Linda Katehi’s 14-member cabinet, besides Meyer, who served in the same positions under Katehi’s predecessor, Larry Vanderhoef. According to the UCD website, those remaining are: Jeffrey Gibeling, dean of graduate studies; Rahim Reed, associate executive vice chancellor of […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Business community supports Davis, Parrella, Swanson

The Davis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has announced its support of three candidates — Robb Davis, Daniel Parrella and Rochelle Swanson — for two seats in the June 3 election. “The attributes we are seeking in candidates are leadership, focus, transparency, professional temperament and rational judgment, and independence and absence of future political […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Garden Tour showcases beautiful outdoor spaces

The Pence Garden Tour is just around the corner, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Join us for a lovely day of strolling through the expansive gardens of North Davis. This year, six gardens will delight participants, a smaller tour than previous years due to the large size of the selected properties. Several […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Raptor Center hosts spring open house

Come visit Sullivan, a golden eagle, and many other magnificent birds of prey at the California Raptor Center on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special presentations will be given at 10 a.m. and noon, and visitors also are invited to join the Hawk Walk, which starts at 8 a.m. at the […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vanished Davis, on ‘Davisville’

Gerri Adler leads occasional 90-minute tours of downtown to benefit the Hattie Weber Museum. On the latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville,” she shares a few of the stories she tells about some of the town’s former residents and vanished places. Adler, who owns Lasting Impressions Hair Design on Fourth Street, moved to […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mental health care options to be discussed

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to hear a discussion on local health care options for people challenged by mental illness. The discussion will take place at NAMI’s free monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin’s Social […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Public retirees will hear from Dunning

Longtime Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning will be the featured speaker at the quarterly luncheon meeting of the Yolo County chapter of the Retired Public Employees’ Association of California. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in Cracchiolo’s Banquet Hall, 1320 E. Main St. in Woodland. Reservations are due by Monday at […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Neustadt backers will be at market

Volunteers supporting Sam Neustadt, a candidate for Yolo County superintendent of schools, will staff an informational booth every Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. For more information, visit

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Guests can tour water-wise garden this weekend

Landscape designer Tara Watt and metal artisan Roger Madison will open their Davis garden for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to wander the paths and explore the outdoor living spaces to see how this couple has utilized their tree canopy, plant knowledge and creativity […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Accident rates improving for older drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations and are […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Get to know the Senior Center

By Maria Lucchesi The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., hosts more than 80 ongoing programs and services, not including the many presentations and special events held throughout the year. More than 200 volunteers help us serve, on average, 300 persons a day. Some volunteers assist us weekly, while others help with a specific event […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

DA sounds warning for Older Americans’ Month

WOODLAND — District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that May is Older Americans’ Month. In 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 17 million Americans were older than 65. Today that number is nearly 40 million and growing fast. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig recognizes that older adults are vulnerable and attractive targets for all […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Tornadoes tear through South

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday. As the storm hopscotched across a large swath of the U.S., […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,