Poor vision can lead to poor school performance

By Dr. Sara Niyati-Haddadan Special to The Enterprise With the first day of school just around the corner, most parents are busy checking off lists for things to do before school starts. Is a visit to the optometrist on the list? A comprehensive eye exam is one of the most important things to do and […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Diagnose and correct vision problems in children

Dr. Les Busby Special to The Enterprise Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye-health problems face many barriers in life — academically, socially and athletically. High-quality eye care can break down these barriers and help enable your children to reach their highest potential. Vision doesn’t just happen. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Early education is child’s play for UCD husband-wife team

By Linda Turpin When Janet Thompson shops at Nugget, she hears Davis parents educating their very young children. Thompson is director of UC Davis’ Center for Child and Family Studies’ Early Childhood Lab School, a model program for children from birth through age 6. The lab school doubles as a teaching and research lab for […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Getting kids immunized protects all of us

Dr. Paula Watts-White Special to The Enterprise It is time to get ready to go back to school, which for many families means it is time to visit their physician’s office to have a routine physical and to get caught up on immunizations. August is a particularly good time to get the community focused on […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate the tomato at Aug. 10 Woodland festival

The sixth annual Woodland Tomato Festival will celebrate this ubiquitous local fruit, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Woodland. To accommodate its growing popularity, the festival moves to Main Street, with activities centered at Heritage Plaza at Second and Main. Attendees will enjoy tomato and salsa tastings, an expanded children’s activity area, […]

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

Tickets still available for Davis Village Feast

Picture this: a meal of fresh heirloom tomatoes, roasted vegetables and grilled lamb, served family-style to dozens of your closest friends under the sycamore trees in Davis’ Central Park. That’s the Village Feast, which returns for its ninth year at noon Saturday, Aug 24, to benefit local farm to school programs. Tickets are $75 per person in […]

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

Citywide festival celebrates all things beer

A weeklong celebration of Davis’ beer culture, highlighting and promoting the community’s thriving craft beer culture begins Monday and continues through Sunday, Aug. 25. The inaugural Davis Beer Week, organized by de Vere’s Irish Pub and Sudwerk Brewery, will take place at various venues in and around downtown Davis. This seven-day citywide festival aims to […]

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

Ag plastic can be recycled instead of dumped

Yolo County growers now have an environmentally and economically sustainable way to recycle plastic agricultural waste, thanks to a partnership between Yolo County and Encore Farming Solutions. “As landfill fees are expensive at $45 per ton, we have partnered with Encore Farming Solutions to help our local growers avoid this cost,” said John Bencomo, director […]

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

Make sure immunizations are up to date

It still feels like summer, but the start of the 2013-14 school year is just weeks away. On the first day of school, not only will children need a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast to ensure success, they also will need to be fully immunized. California state law requires that all children attending […]

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

Per Capita Davis: Snippets of energy news

Back in the old days, when you went to the movies, theaters often would show a double feature, and these two movies would be preceded by a cartoon and a newsreel. The double feature is long gone, as is the cartoon, and the newsreel has been replaced with about 20 minutes of previews of coming […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Locals gear up for Farmers Market Week

USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack has proclaimed Aug. 4-10 to be National Farmers Market Week throughout the country. The Davis Farmers Market will help locals celebrate in two ways: by hosting First 5 California’s Hands-On Health Express at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and by encouraging market fans and shoppers to […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Travel showcase planned at Woodland Senior Center

Are you interested in traveling? Do you want to travel in style and not have to worry about finding the best deals for airfare and hotels while visiting your must-see locations? All are welcome to attend a travel showcase at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

There’s no fowl play here

A dozen turkeys look like they’re lined up to enter the UC Davis Police Department, only to discover a sign reading “restricted access.” The turkeys headed across the street to the police station after searching for bugs on the lawn of Briggs Hall, home of the UCD department of entomology and nematology. Then they were off […]

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

High-tech gadgets add extra protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall. Research is growing […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,