Explorit: Nest boxes support local raptors

With a flash of ruddy brown in the sky, a sharp “klee” sound in the wind and possibly a stray feather on the ground, the kestrels have returned to Mace Ranch Park. They have resumed their residence in the oak tree near Korematsu Elementary. Kestrel falcons are cavity nesters. Instead of building their own nests […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s official, Davis is California’s ‘Coolest’ city

Three cities were honored Thursday at an award ceremony before the California Air Resources Board, wrapping up a yearlong CoolCalifornia Challenge in which thousands of households in cities across the state competed for the biggest citywide carbon footprint reduction.

Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state’s “Coolest California City” by the Air Resources Board out of eight cities that began the competition. Chula Vista and Tracy, which came in second and third, respectively, were named “Cool California Cities.” All eight participating cities used novel and creative approaches to engage households to take simple everyday actions to …

Young scientists to meet Nobel laureates

Two young scientists from UC Davis have been selected to meet with 35 Nobel laureates — including Steven Chu, Paul Crutzen and Robert Grubbs — to discuss some of the world’s most pressing problems. Aimee Bryan, a doctoral student in inorganic fundamental chemistry, and Pablo Zamora, a senior scientist in plant genomics, are among about 600 […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Kira is a very sweet and gentle 2-year-old, spayed female purebred Rottweiler. Kira loves people of all ages. She loves to play and go for walks and is a joy to be around. Mack is a 3-year-old neutered male purebred German Shepherd. Mack is a very people-friendly guy. He knows his obedience commands and will make a great […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

In Wednesday’s edition of The Enterprise, the information box regarding Elizabeth Kling’s master class had the incorrect day. The class is at 2 p.m. Sunday at 1011 Hacienda Ave.

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter market closes for holiday

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed on Thursday, July 3, and will reopen on Thursday, July 10, with  farm-fresh produce, local eggs and olive oil, baked goods, plants and garden starts. The market takes place at the hospital’s entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. For more information, visit www.sutterdavis.org/farmersmarket.

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support group for parents of special-needs children offered

Davis Community Church offers several support groups for church and community members who are struggling with various life challenges. A relatively new support group for parents of teens and adult children with special needs meets on the first Sunday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Office Conference Room at Davis Community […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Temps could hit 129 in Death Valley as state broils

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures in Death Valley could hit 129 degrees this weekend as a ridge of unusually high pressure moves into California, bringing an extended period of high heat and fire danger, forecasters said. Death Valley’s all-time record of 134 degrees set a century ago was not likely to fall, National Weather Service […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

BART workers authorize strike

OAKLAND (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit workers moved a step closer to a work stoppage after voting overwhelmingly to allow union officials to call a strike if contract negotiations fail, union leaders said Wednesday. Members of BART’s two largest unions representing train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers voted Tuesday to […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Investigator: No sign progressives mistreated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department watchdog who detailed Internal Revenue Service mistreatment of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status says he has no evidence the IRS also mishandled progressive groups’ applications. In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, the inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, acknowledged that the term “Progressives” […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD graduate dies from crash injuries

Loreto Godoy, who earned a doctorate from UC Davis, died on Wednesday from injuries suffered in a head-on collision. The June 21 crash on Interstate 5 near Santa Nella earlier claimed the lives of three others, including Godoy’s father- and mother-in-law. Godoy, 32, and her husband, Fernando Mardones, also a UCD graduate, were traveling to Southern […]

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

Bob Dunning: Football handoff took us all by surprise

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN … wow, one day Blue Devil fans are looking forward to great things in the upcoming football season, and the next thing you know they’re stunned by the sudden resignation of their head coach and wondering what the future will bring … When Steve Smyte abruptly announced his resignation earlier this […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Genes discovery could help children with Prader-Willi syndrome

SACRAMENTO — Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome — a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity — is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure […]

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

Practice makes perfect

The FBI gathered 22 regional SWAT teams for special training Wednesday at the Northern California Public Safety Training Center in Sacramento. Teams were put through various scenarios, including hostage rescue. The Solano County Sheriff SWAT team successfully rescued Channel 13 reporter Ron Jones during a drill at McClellan Tactical Village. Other teams ran through everything […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,