Should university systems be graded, too?

By D.D. Guttenplan LONDON — Depending on whom you ask, a proposed new international testing system will either be the next big thing in higher education or a pointless, expensive rankings exercise that will be used to criticize faculty at hard-pressed colleges and universities. At a meeting in its headquarters in Paris last month, the […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Zoey  (No. 117219) a 3-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Nalaha (No. 115238), a 15-month-old spayed female tan and white pit […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis campers get down to cooking

The Davis Summer Bridge Youth Camp is kicking off its first year by offering youngsters from Marguerite Montgomery Elementary four weeks of learning and fun. More than 40 students are participating in the camp this summer with several more junior camp counselors, educators and volunteers providing support.

The camp is a summer extension of the Davis Bridge program active during the school year. Since 2003, the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation has been dedicated to improving the academic achievement of low-income Davis students.

“The Summer Bridge Youth Camp acts as a resource to extend education and experiences to our students who might not otherwise be given this opportunity,” said camp director Jeannie Pytel

Sutter Qigong for hypertension class on Sunday

Sutter Health will sponsor a workshop, “Qigong for Hypertension, ” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will learn a short form specifically designed by a Chinese master to address hypertension. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome. Space is limited. Fee is $60. For […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Church plans plenty of activities this summer

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, 1715 Anderson Way, plans a full summer of activities, with music, a book signing, an animal blessing ceremony and several pre-service “play shops.” On Sunday, July 28, at noon, the Rev. Gregory Toole will be the guest speaker. He was CSLD’s senior minister before moving on to an administrative […]

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

For the record

In Sunday’s edition of The Enterprise David Reifer’s response to the What Do You Think question, “What is your reaction to the Zimmerman verdict?” was edited incorrectly. Reifer’s response should read: “There’s way too much hostility out there.”

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD MIND Institute researchers seek participants for autism study

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are seeking adolescents to participate in a groundbreaking brain imaging study aimed at understanding one of the most critical aspects of autism spectrum disorders: how people with autism generalize things they learn to new contexts. “One of the areas affected in many kids and adults with autism is […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Shop for produce at hospital market

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 29. The market — located at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — features produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The market accepts EBT cards, […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blue Devil bunco party benefits student grants

Davis High School alumni and community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bunco to benefit the Student Activity Grant Program offered by the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation. The bunco party begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The Student Activity Grant Program provides […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy art, French and Spanish at Logos Books

“Mixed Media Discoveries” — an exhibit of watercolors, photography, oil and acrylic by local artists Ann Privateer and Mary Anne Kirsch — continue to be featured throughout the summer at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. Both artists will be present to meet the public and talk about their art at the Second […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Public input sought on North Davis greenbelt project

The North Davis Riparian Greenbelt Project team will soon begin planning environmental education areas along the North Davis channel between Senda Nueva Park and F Street. The project team invites interested community members to join them for a planning meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the Club Room at the Veterans’ […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

PG&E plans high-tech training facility in rural Winters

For decades, planners and staff at Winters City Hall have been dreaming of economic development that would plump up city coffers to fund things like police officers, parks, new sidewalks and after-school programs. Several proposed housing developments have materialized and then evaporated into the mist, as have commercial projects. But this time, it looks real. […]

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

Quilter, fiber artist will show her work

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Quilter and fiber artist Marjan Kluepfel of Davis will show and discuss her recent work. People who own some of her work […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Backpacks, school supplies collected for Yolo kids

The Yolo County Backpacks for Kids organization is collecting donations as part of its seventh annual fundraising drive. Since 2007, Backpacks for Kids has provided more than 7,000 quality backpacks and school supplies for children in need. Donations to Backpacks for Kids are used solely for Yolo County children and are distributed to various agencies, […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,