You don’t need to suffer fear and loathing of teenage boys

Many people groan about passing through the teenage years with their children — who often appear to be in a state of transient global amnesia — and there is a lot to groan about. For the purposes of this column, I will have to focus on the demographic I know, namely teenaged boys from 13-16. […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘Don’t Rush to Flush': Program to help keep waterways clean

Americans spend more than $300 billion on prescription drugs every year, but end up only taking about 60 percent of them. The rest, all those unneeded pain relievers, steroids, hormones and antibiotics, are disposed of, often by consumers who throw them in the trash or flush them down the toilet. The end result is powerful […]

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

Prof earns national veterinary award

The American Veterinary Medical Association has named Benjamin Hart, a UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus, its Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year. The annual award recognizes a veterinarian’s work “in preserving and protecting human-animal relationships,” according to a news release, including community service, leadership, research and teaching. Named for Leo Bustad, a former dean […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Dog research sheds light on neural tube defects

A gene related to neural tube defects in dogs has for the first time been identified by UC Davis and University of Iowa researchers. The researchers also found evidence that the gene may be an important risk factor for human neural tube defects, which affect more than 300,000 babies born each year around the world, […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Should university systems be graded, too?

By D.D. Guttenplan LONDON — Depending on whom you ask, a proposed new international testing system will either be the next big thing in higher education or a pointless, expensive rankings exercise that will be used to criticize faculty at hard-pressed colleges and universities. At a meeting in its headquarters in Paris last month, the […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Zoey  (No. 117219) a 3-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Nalaha (No. 115238), a 15-month-old spayed female tan and white pit […]

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

Davis campers get down to cooking

The Davis Summer Bridge Youth Camp is kicking off its first year by offering youngsters from Marguerite Montgomery Elementary four weeks of learning and fun. More than 40 students are participating in the camp this summer with several more junior camp counselors, educators and volunteers providing support.

The camp is a summer extension of the Davis Bridge program active during the school year. Since 2003, the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation has been dedicated to improving the academic achievement of low-income Davis students.

“The Summer Bridge Youth Camp acts as a resource to extend education and experiences to our students who might not otherwise be given this opportunity,” said camp director Jeannie Pytel

Sutter Qigong for hypertension class on Sunday

Sutter Health will sponsor a workshop, “Qigong for Hypertension, ” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will learn a short form specifically designed by a Chinese master to address hypertension. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome. Space is limited. Fee is $60. For […]

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

Church plans plenty of activities this summer

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, 1715 Anderson Way, plans a full summer of activities, with music, a book signing, an animal blessing ceremony and several pre-service “play shops.” On Sunday, July 28, at noon, the Rev. Gregory Toole will be the guest speaker. He was CSLD’s senior minister before moving on to an administrative […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

In Sunday’s edition of The Enterprise David Reifer’s response to the What Do You Think question, “What is your reaction to the Zimmerman verdict?” was edited incorrectly. Reifer’s response should read: “There’s way too much hostility out there.”

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

UCD MIND Institute researchers seek participants for autism study

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are seeking adolescents to participate in a groundbreaking brain imaging study aimed at understanding one of the most critical aspects of autism spectrum disorders: how people with autism generalize things they learn to new contexts. “One of the areas affected in many kids and adults with autism is […]

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

Shop for produce at hospital 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 — located at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — features produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The market accepts EBT cards, […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blue Devil bunco party benefits student grants

Davis High School alumni and community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bunco to benefit the Student Activity Grant Program offered by the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation. The bunco party begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The Student Activity Grant Program provides […]

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

Enjoy art, French and Spanish at Logos Books

“Mixed Media Discoveries” — an exhibit of watercolors, photography, oil and acrylic by local artists Ann Privateer and Mary Anne Kirsch — continue to be featured throughout the summer at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. Both artists will be present to meet the public and talk about their art at the Second […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,