The end of the ‘dream job’ on KDRT radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. What happens when your dream job is no longer your dream and you leave without knowing where you are headed? Tess Vigeland recently wowed the crowd […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD: Drug holds promise for reducing heart disease

UC Davis researchers have shown more promise in a new approach to heart disease, developing a way to block a key protein rather than targeting high blood pressure or cholesterol. The experimental agent inhibits C-reactive protein, a biomarker of heart attacks, strokes and chest pain. Results were published online last week in the “International Journal […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Bee the Media

Livening up the dog days of summer this August, Davis Media Access and the Insect News Network bring you … bees. Specifically, DMA is pleased to team up with creator and host E. Emmet Brady for the third annual Bee-a-Thon, an adventure that Brady says “takes intelligent humans everywhere on a deep dive into the […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Forbes: UCD 23rd-best public college

Forbes Magazine places UC Davis 23rd among public colleges and 99th overall in its annual ranking. UCD also ranks 17th in the west and 52nd among research schools. The magazine places the U.S. Military Academy No. 1 on the public college list. Among California institutions, UC Berkeley is second (22nd overall), UCLA seventh (34th) and […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Humphrey Fellows to host global forum

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Global Forum will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The Humphrey Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurasia to the United States for a year of […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

In Tuesday’s edition of The Enterprise, the pull quote in the story regarding online university classes should have read an open letter to Michael Sandel.

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Court rejects bid to stop gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition arguing that a voter-approved gay marriage ban remains valid in all but two counties. Without comment, the California Supreme Court rejected a request from the elected government official in charge of issuing marriage […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Court rules to ID cops in pepper-spray probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A midlevel state appeals court says news organizations are entitled to know the names of a dozen University of California police officers who were interviewed about the use of pepper spray on demonstrators at UC Davis. The First District Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the ruling of an Oakland trial […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We thought ‘dime bag’ meant something else

PAPER OR PLASTIC? … my friend Glen writes to say he “doesn’t get” the requirement that retailers must charge a dime for paper bags requested by their customers in the proposed plastic bag ban ordinance … that makes two of us, partner … The dime does not go into city coffers, because that would constitute […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Gambatese receives Lifetime Rotary Service Award

The Rotary Club of Davis has awarded its Lifetime Rotary Service Award to Roger L. Gambatese, a longtime Davis attorney and former club president. The choice was announced at the annual installation dinner for incoming club President Greg Phister, who has an Allstate Insurance agency in Davis, and to celebrate outgoing President Ron Fisher, who is retired from the U.S. Air […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cyclists dope because of pressure to perform: study

Cyclists who dope in the Tour de France do so for the same reason traders on Wall Street might cheat — because of extreme pressure to perform, according to a new UC Davis study. The study, co-authored by Professor Donald Palmer, an expert on organizational wrongdoing at the Graduate School of Management, looked at blood […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Researchers detail 20 more pathogens

The 100K Genome Project has announced that it has added 20 newly completed genome sequences of foodborne disease-causing microorganisms to its public database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The project is led UC Davis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and Agilent Technologies. The newly deposited sequences include several isolates […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garamendi: Nix missile defense ‘boondoggle’

Rep. John Garamendi on Tuesday introduced an amendment to eliminate $70.2 million for an East Coast missile defense system he called a waste of money. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and his co-authors, Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Jared Polis, D-Colo., emphasized that military leaders have said that the untested system is unnecessary. “This boondoggle lavishes millions […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Reps push Berryessa conservation bill

Rep. John Garamendi on Tuesday testified in favor of the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act, touting its potential to create jobs in addition to protecting habitat. “The Berryessa Snow Mountain NCA bill would open up a range of business opportunities for our region,” Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, told the Committee on Natural Resources’ […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,