Bingo games Sunday will benefit YCCC

Players will gather Sunday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis to play bingo and raise funds for this month’s charitable recipient, the Yolo Community Care Continuum. Doors at the hall, 415 Second St., open at noon and the first game begins at 1 p.m. Typically, 14 or 15 games are played and […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Got stuff? Donate it Want stuff? Volunteer

If you or someone you know is moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. There are plenty of choices for your donations. The SPCA Thrift Store, R&R Thrift Store and Goodwill Donation Express all take previously owned items for reuse. You can also post items online at Sacramento.Craigslist.org or FreeCycle.org and […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

New public art piece will be unveiled

Community members will get a literal and virtual charge out of new public art that will be unveiled at a dedication ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Oak Tree Plaza at Covell Boulevard and Pole Line Road. “Solar Filling Station” is an antique gas pump that has been reconfigured to charge laptop […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Find a great preschool — and then get involved

First 5 California, a state commission working to improve a young child’s success in life, offers the following tips on selecting a quality preschool: * Ask the preschool director about teacher qualifications, such as the number of teachers who have completed college courses or degrees in early childhood education. * Find out if teachers have […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Film screening, discussion target gun violence

Colin Goddard, whose story of survival is featured in the award-winning documentary, “Living for 32,” will speak Wednesday in Sacramento. The film follows Goddard’s journey from being shot four times during the Virginia Tech massacre through his recovery and subsequent activism on behalf of preventing gun violence. He will be joined by Nick and Amanda […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo experiments with a Neighborhood Court

Can a tough-on-crime district attorney support a Neighborhood Court? In Yolo, the answer is “yes.” Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, speaking Friday morning to members of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis, described the recent launch of a Neighborhood Court in Yolo County. Reisig said he supported this alternative system as a way to […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two win prestigious early-career awards

Two young professors at UC Davis have earned prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development awards, totaling just over $1 million, to fund projects aimed at taming new areas of statistics for use in medicine and astronomy, and at understanding the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems in the recent past. The recipients are […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Fall fun is right around the corner

By Anne Marquez We are in the last stretch of summer with its limitless frozen yogurt and setting suns. Kids are having fun learning to swim, and parents are savoring the last weeks of a less harried schedule. But in the not-so-far-off future, the start of the school year looms, with its supply lists, new […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Only a few more weeks for Sutter 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 — at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The market accepts EBT […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

For the record

In the Tuesday, July 30, edition of The Enterprise, the date of the the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s upcoming performance in Davis was listed incorrectly. The troupe will give a free performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in Community Park. For information, visit www.sfmt.org.

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mt. Hood avalanche buries snowboarder

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A snowboarder traveling through an ice tunnel with six other people was buried when the tunnel collapsed and an avalanche struck while they traversed a glacier on Mount Hood on Saturday afternoon, officials said. The six other members of his party escaped without injury. The man has not yet been identified. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

High Court upholds early release plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite warnings from California officials, the nation’s highest court is refusing to delay the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year’s end to ease overcrowding at 33 adult prisons. In its decision Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed an emergency request by the Gov. Jerry Brown to halt a lower […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Top U.S. officials meet to discuss embassy threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans. President Barack Obama was briefed following the session, the White House said. Obama’s national security adviser, […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Man arrested for raping teenager

A Chicago man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a teenage girl early Friday morning in West Davis, police said. Najee Ave, 23, is facing multiple felony charges, Davis police Sgt. Dan Powell said. The assault occurred at about 3 a.m. in a residence in the 2000 block of Glacier Drive, Powell said. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,