Amy Block Joy to talk about ‘Retaliation’

Local author and professor Amy Block Joy will discuss her latest book, “Retaliation,” a first-person account about the dangers of speaking out in the workplace, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Block Joy, a faculty member and director of a federal program, discovered apparent fraud […]

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

Men’s Talk Circle set for Oct. 1

The  Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 600 A St., next door to the Davis city offices. All men 18 years and older are welcome to attend these free monthly events. Here men know they can talk as they feel ready. For nearly […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tilcock speaks to Photography Club

The Photography Club of Davis will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Note the change in the date for this meeting. Wayne Tilcock, photo editor of The Davis Enterprise, will be the featured presenter.

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst: No children left at group home, but services remain

There are no more children left in the residential program at EMQ FamiliesFirst, but officials say staff at the Davis group home continue to work with youths as the organization battles to retain its state license. “The last child left on Sept. 3,” FamiliesFirst spokeswoman Kristine Austin said. “We’ve received requests to place lower-level acuity […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grass fire scorches campus

Davis and UC Davis fire crews responded to a 10-acre grass fire Wednesday morning on the UCD campus. The fire began at about 8:40 a.m. along Putah Creek south of the West Village campus housing development, said Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department. Four engines and a water tender responded to the […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pair bound, beaten in West Sacramento home-invasion robbery

Police in West Sacramento are investigating a home-invasion robbery that occurred Wednesday morning. Lt. Tod Sockman said officers were summoned at about 2:30 a.m. to the home in the 3600 block of Cooper Island Road, where two people reported they had been bound, and one of them beaten with a pool stick. The suspects fled […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Family has close call with falling tree limb

A young Davis family narrowly escaped potential serious harm last week after a large branch fell from a tree they’d been sitting under in an East Davis park.

Charles Campbell, his girlfriend Rachel Ottlinger and her son were enjoying the shade under a Chinese pistache in Chestnut Park on Sept. 10, playing with two kids who lived in the neighborhood. But a loud crack in the canopy above them sent all five scurrying out from underneath the tree.

The two young kids scampered off in one direction, Ottlinger’s son, Logan, ran in the other and Campbell trailed right behind him.

At a glance

Who: Pam Marrone, Ph.D., CEO and founder, in 2006, of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company that discovers and develops effective and environmentally responsible natural products for pest, weed and plant disease management Products: MBI’s award-winning Regalia biofungicide is rapidly growing in fruit, nut and vegetable markets; its Zequanox targets invasive zebra and quagga mussels; and […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Marrone Bio Innovations’ big plans: Q and A with its founder

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. has been making lots of headlines lately, so The Enterprise decided to check in with the company’s founder, longtime Davis resident Pam Marrone, to discuss where the local biotech firm has been, and where it’s going. First, a successful initial public offering raised $56 million in net proceeds in August. Then, […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn the history of Davis Farmers Market at tour Saturday

Davis Farmers Market manager Randii MacNear will lead a free tour of the market on Saturday as part of the Yolo Farm to Every Fork event series. Visitors are invited to meet MacNear at 10 a.m. near the community garden on the market plaza. The market itself is in Davis’ Central Park, at Fourth and C […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Students invited to Discover Downtown Davis

Downtown Davis businesses will roll out the welcome mat for UC Davis students during the week of Oct. 1-6, inviting them to Discover Downtown Davis. New this year is an Instragram contest. To enter, students must take an Instagram photo at one of the Discover Downtown Davis participating businesses with the hashtag #downtowndavis. The photo that […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New website, app put downtown at your fingertips

A revitalized Davis Downtown website went live last fall, part of a plan to promote the retail district and make it easier to visit and shop. A mobile application also was released. The URL didn’t change. It’s still, but the look, responsive design, search capabilities, interactive map, business listings and events calendar provide a wealth […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Summer brought many changes to downtown

It’s time for a recap of downtown Davis business changes. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns. ———— Dairy Queen became Davis Burgers & Shakes in May, but the conversion wasn’t enough to save one of Davis’ oldest fast-food restaurants. Owner Shahid Iqbal served his last frozen dessert on July 31. […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need a bargain? Visit the Bizarre Bazaar

A giant yard sale, the Bizarre Bazaar, promises bargains galore on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. As usual, the bazaar will include furniture, appliances, housewares, artwork and other goods collected from residents as they downsize upon moving to URC. Despite some online […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,