Citizens Climate Lobby to start a Yolo County chapter

Citizens Climate Lobby, a national nonpartisan climate action group, will establish a Yolo County chapter on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lobbyist training and an official group start. Harold Hedleman, a volunteer member of CCL’s Northern […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn how to keep your brain healthy

Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, an associate professor of neurology, will discuss “Keeping Your Brain Healthy” during the final lecture in the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2013 Community Discovery Lecture Series. The event will run from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Farias is […]

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

Cancer charity sets up photo booth to spread the word

#GivingTuesday, a new giving movement by the United Nations Foundation, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the holiday giving season with a day dedicated to giving — harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people to bring about real change in their communities. This year, Camp Kesem at UC […]

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

Davis Art Center: Budding artists grow a new tradition at Holiday Sale

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale, featuring new Budding Artists room When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Info: 530-756-4100 By Erie Vitiello Last month I wrote about the inter-generational spirit that abounds […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Meals on Wheels presents holiday home tour

Ring in the holiday season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with a tour of seven Woodland homes dressed in Christmas splendor. Proceeds from the Dickens in the Valley tour will benefit Meals on Wheels, a home-delivered meal program for senior citizens. The tour will showcase homes decorated in a variety of […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blackpowder Charity Shoot benefits Yolo Hospice

Yolo Frontloaders recently held its 19th annual Blackpowder Charity Shoot Event, which brings together folks from across Northern California to compete with blackpowder firearms and other weapons of the era such as knives and tomahawks. Yolo Frontloaders is an organization dedicated to re-creating and researching the time of the mountain man during the fur trade […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breakfast with Santa is sold out

Breakfast with Santa, a special holiday meet-and-greet with the Jolly Ol’ Fellow at the Odd Fellows Hall, is sold out. A spokesman for the Odd Fellows says all 360 tickets sold out in eight days — a record. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Signs of the times

Transitioning from fall to winter brings bright red and yellow leaves along with high winds to Davis. The E Street Plaza clock tower turned into a water hazard during Friday’s high winds. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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

Kerry tells Iran: Prove peaceful nuke intentions

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that if Iran’s nuclear program is truly just for peaceful purposes, then it simply needs to “prove it” to the world. Kerry spoke in Geneva after a marathon negotiating session — lasting about 18 hours — that culminated with a first-step deal between Iran and […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pick up a bike light Wednesday

Davis Bicycles! will have a table at the pre-Thanksgiving Davis Farmers Market on Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m. in Central Park. “Surprise: no politics, no petition, no collecting comments about problems in the city network,” a news release said. “We will just be giving away tail lights to help drivers see riders and improve […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Modest deal breaks climate deadlock

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Avoiding a last-minute breakdown, annual U.N. climate talks limped forward Saturday with a modest set of decisions meant to pave the way for a new pact to fight global warming. More than 190 countries agreed in Warsaw to start preparing “contributions” for the new deal, which is supposed to be adopted […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Powerful storm system leaves 8 dead

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful storm system that has caused hundreds of accidents across the Western U.S. has marched eastward with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds. The fierce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted advisories Saturday afternoon in New Mexico and Texas. As thick, gray clouds covered […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fourth student suspended in college hate crime case

SAN JOSE (AP) — A fourth student has been suspended in connection with an incident at San Jose State University involving alleged hate crimes against a black student. University President Mohammed Qayoumi announced the suspension Friday evening but did not name the suspended student. “I applaud the campus for its ongoing efforts to begin the […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Oh dear, John’s letter doesn’t duck the issue

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the newspaper is easily the letters to the editor. As I’ve pointed out several times before, I get a little bonus in my paycheck when my name is mentioned in any such letter, twice as much if it’s used negatively. “Dunning’s on another planet,” said […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,