Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Study: Bay-Delta fish ‘masculinized’ by chemicals

It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. Silverside fish collected from an urban beach in Suisun Marsh were more masculinized, but with smaller and less healthy gonads, than were neighboring silversides swimming near a cattle ranch in the marsh, according to a new study led by UC Davis. The study, […]

Tour art each month

Art enthusiasts admire a painting by Deladier Almeida during September’s Second Friday ArtAbout. The ArtAbout takes place monthly. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo W2 artaboutW

Where salmon once swam, Vacaville pioneer pilots creek restoration project

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series of articles by the Putah Creek Council to educate residents about a creek restoration project to improve water quality and wildlife habitat in and along Putah Creek. By Libby Earthman During the 1950s old car bodies were commonly embedded along river banks by self-reliant […]

Parking solutions will welcome visitors to downtown Davis

By Gregg Herrington, Don Palm and Kemble K. Pope A young family, a UC Davis freshman, a downtown business employee, a senior citizen and a tourist — let’s call them all “visitors” since only 357 Davisites actually live downtown — all enter downtown Davis during the lunch hour on a beautiful Wednesday in September. While […]

How safe do you feel 12 years after 9/11?

Loren Johnson doctor, Friday Harbor, Wash.: “I feel very safe. We’re the safest country in the world.” Lewis Oleson counselor, Woodland: “Reasonably safe, but I’m curious where the hundred missing Russian atomic bombs are. I’m still interested in questions like that.” Skyler Blume student, Davis: “Pretty safe, but sometimes when you’re on a plane you […]

Thanksgiving troubleshooting: Here’s what to do if things go wrong

Thanksgiving is the most difficult holiday for cooks. There’s nothing to distract everyone from the food (unless you’re from a big football family) and the outcome of the whole holiday experience rests on your abilities. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time cooking Thanksgiving or your 31st: the pressure is on to make everyone’s […]

Davis to crown local ‘Idol’ on Saturday

Join Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, for an evening of musical entertainment at Davis’ own “Community Idol.” The competition for talented local vocalists — including a prominent City Council member — will be held in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Contestants will have […]

Alexander String Quartet marks Mondavi anniversary with Schubert series

That’s the ticket What: Alexander String Quartet When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $54 general, $27 students, www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 The Alexander String Quartet — a regular visitor at the Mondavi Center since the venue was dedicated in fall 2002 — takes up the string […]

Woodland hosts First Friday Art Walk as part of Artober

Downtown Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk on Oct. 5 will be part of a celebration of the monthlong “Artober” National Arts and Humanities month, in tandem with similar events going on throughout the Yolo-Sacramento region. More than a dozen art galleries, businesses and restaurants will exhibit art and host live music and entertainment in downtown […]

Yolo Mambo adds spark to Picnic in the Park

Yolo Mambo — which includes Phil Summers, guitar and vocals; Catherine Leblanc, flute, ukulele and vocals; Carla Campbell, percussion and vocals; Steve O’Neil, bass and vocals — will perform its spicy cha-cha, jazz, bossa nova, samba, salsa and folk music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. LeBlanc’s vocals in languages […]

Just Us in Davis: The 99% is too big to fail

By Jonathan London The well-worn description of the publicly traded mega-banks as “too big to fail” has taken on a new dimension in this election season. As was eloquently articulated by first lady Michelle Obama, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and others at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, it […]