Bob Dunning: I only want what’s coming to me

HUMBLY, I ACCEPT … the best award one can receive is one that was not anticipated … thus I was pleasantly surprised last week when the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams pointed to The Enterprise headline that declared for all the world to see “Lifetime achievement award for Dunning.” … “What did you win?” she asked […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Juveniles sought in connection with grass fire

Authorities say arson was to blame for a small grass fire that damaged some landscaping outside an East Davis apartment complex Thursday afternoon. Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department, said a maintenance worker at the Windmere Apartments, 3030 Fifth St., saw the fire being lit at about 3 p.m. in a grassy […]

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

Join the fun

What: Davis Community Church Nursery School open house for the Early Explorer Program, designed for ages 15 to 24 months When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Where: DCCNS, corner of Fourth and C streets

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

Obama calls for cost-conscious college ratings

By Julie Pace and Philip Elliott BUFFALO, N.Y. — Targeting the soaring cost of higher education, President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a broad new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on their affordability and perhaps be used to allocate federal financial aid. But the proposed overhaul faced immediate skepticism from college […]

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

Can you give them a home?

Pepsi is a 7-week-old sweet and cuddly female Rottweiler/Labrador cross. She and her sister Fresca are both bundles of puppy fun; they can’t wait to be held and played with.They will be available to take home in another week but can be reserved now. Shayla is a 10-month-old to 1-year-old spayed female Maltese/poodle mix who’s […]

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

Explorit: Science camp shines thanks to volunteers

Another year of Explorit’s summer science camps has come to a close, but none of it would have been possible without the support of our tremendous sponsors and volunteers. So this week we’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make camp not only possible but extra-special for each of our […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Researchers ID cow virus; finding will help rule out mad cow

A team of researchers, including UC Davis scientists, has identified a new cattle virus that causes symptoms reminiscent of mad cow disease, and sequenced its genome. While this particular new virus is unlikely to pose a threat to human health or the food supply, the new findings are critically important because they provide researchers with […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

This is one for the record books

If you’re looking for someone to help promote your cause or prepare the gym for a party, Jester Jersey is your guy. The Davis resident may have set the Guinness world record for longest paper chain Wednesday morning. During a 24-hour period, he stapled approximately 7,000 strips of paper together to form a chain 2,163 […]

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

Don’t get caught unprepared in a summer storm

Thunder and lightning storms tend to stir either excitement or dread. California’s storm season is approaching and the Davis Fire Department has provided a list of ways to stay safe. When outdoors: * If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Seek shelter inside a home, large building or hard-topped vehicle […]

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

Library marks progress in adult literacy

Yolo Reads, the Yolo County Library’s adult literacy program, will hold its fifth annual Literacy Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. This event will honor the adults who have worked to improve their reading and writing skills through Yolo Reads, and the […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

A new era of marine sciences at UC Davis

The new Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute at UC Davis will bring an undergraduate program in marine sciences, a spruced-up Bodega Marine Laboratory and enhanced opportunities for collaboration and education among marine scientists spread across UCD.

From the laboratories at the university’s main campus near the state’s political center of Sacramento to the shores of Bodega Bay on California’s north coast, a diverse group of marine scientists and policymakers at UCD has been studying the most critical issues affecting oceans, and the creatures …

Audit will examine how universities deal with sex assaults

By Nanette Asimov SACRAMENTO — Early on a pitch-black February morning in 2012, Sofie Karasek, a UC Berkeley freshman, lay sleeping in a room with 10 classmates during a student getaway. The 19-year-old woke suddenly, confused, feeling the touch of a hand. She realized with horror that another student had slipped against her, so close she […]

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

At the Pond: Friends of the West Pond are inspiring

Friends of West Pond are at it again — improving habitat, creating beauty, sharing knowledge and having a good time doing it. They are a great model for neighborhood groups. The latest big deal: Tall rocket-style bat roosting boxes are now at the north end of the greenbelt. This is a personal project of Eagle […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Library series offers tips for do-it-yourselfers

A series of informational workshops is planned this fall at the Stephens Branch Library in support of the growing urban homesteading movement. Led by local specialists, the four-part series, “Farm It! Darn It! The Urban Homesteading Series,” will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11 and 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 8, […]

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