Immigration forum planned Saturday

Congregation Bet Haverim will host a community forum on immigration issues Saturday as a part of its Human Rights Shabbat program. CBH periodically highlights an issue of public concern during a daylong Saturday observance that includes a discussion at the Shabbat religious service, lunch and a panel discussion in the afternoon. The public is welcome; […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Linus volunteers meet Dec. 11

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! If you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing, come to the next Project Linus gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunday bingo benefits Yolo SPCA

The Yolo County chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will benefit from the Odd Fellows’ bingo games on Sunday. Doors at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., open at noon, with games running from 1 to 4 p.m. Winners receive cash prizes, including $250 for the final blackout […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New life-size nativity highlights 12th annual Community Crèche & Music Festival

Yes, a camel, a donkey and three sheep completely fill her game room, but local artist Terry Johnston wouldn’t have it any other way. And Valerie Dennis has had the privilege of hosting Mary, Joseph and even the three wise men in her home. “One of the wise men has been standing in a corner […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Oh, my!’ Check out insects at UCD’s Bohart Museum

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis will open its doors to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on Crocker Drive. Admission is free. Visitors are invited to “come look at our collection, hold live insects and browse our gift shop,” said Lynn Kimsey, museum director […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sacramento atheists spark debate with billboards

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Amid the barrage of Christmas advertising, a group of non-believers is blanketing California’s capital city with billboards proclaiming their lack of faith — and that atheists can be “good moral people, too.” The 55 billboards, which began going up Monday, feature local atheists with different messages, including “Live for now, not for […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Updated gets mixed reviews

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Counselors helping people use the federal government’s online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes. The Obama administration had promised a vastly improved shopping experience on by the […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Evans named 2013 Citizen of the Year

The Davis Farmers Market and the Davis Food Co-op, two iconic organizations that have earned this community national recognition at times, may never have existed had it not been for Ann Evans.

A former mayor of Davis and a UC Davis graduate, Evans played a key role on the team that established and grew both entities, literally, from the ground up.

For these accomplishments, and for decades of civic and community service in Davis, Evans has been given the 2013 C.A. Covell Award for Citizen of the Year, an honor that recognizes an individual who’s offered outstanding service to the community in a number of areas over time.

Bob Dunning: Pick up a Causeway Classic memento

CAUSEWAY CLASSIC LIVES ON IN SLURPEEVILLE …. if you hurry on down to East Davis’ very own 7-Eleven, you may still be able to pick up a very large and very sturdy “Sacramento State Hornets” placard celebrating the Causeway Classic … best of all, they’re free and come in the vibrant green and gold colors […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Livestrong Challenge won’t return to Davis in 2014

Thanks again, Lance Armstrong. The Enterprise has learned that the Livestrong Challenge — a national fundraiser for cancer patient support and research into cures — will not return to Davis in 2014. Armstrong, the world-class cyclist whose seven Tour de France victories have been stripped because of his doping, established the Livestrong Foundation after he […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Boy, 14, dies in Clarksburg crash

A 14-year-old Clarksburg boy died Sunday morning in a vehicle accident in which his older brother was at the wheel, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. Tyler Uslan was a passenger in a Dodge Ram pickup that was traveling northbound on Z Line Road north of Teal Road at about 10:45 a.m. when the driver, […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sierra Club sells calendars, holiday cards

Each Saturday through Jan. 4, the Sierra Club Yolano Group will sell 2014 calendars at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, weather permitting. Both the engagement calendar and the popular wilderness wall calendar will be available as well as Sierra Club holiday greeting cards. The club offers discounts over bookstore prices and will make […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | 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 is Princess (No. 119208), a 10-year-old spayed female tabby cat, who will cost only $5 to adopt. Also hoping for a good home is Snicklefritz (No. 119989), a 1-year-old neutered male […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jay and Carri Ziegler honored for work on school tax campaigns

Davis voters did something rather remarkable in recent years. In an era of ebbing state support for public education, local voters approved five school parcel tax measures in as many years, generating millions of dollars in local funding that counterbalanced many of the funding reductions and deferrals stemming from California’s state budget crisis and the […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,