Thursday, April 17, 2014

Local authors’ book release party is fundraiser for special-needs children

Davis residents Andy Jones and Kate Duren, who recently published a book of poems and essays about raising their special-needs son, will have a book release party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. “Where’s Jukie?” was published by Absurd Publications, a Davis-based press, and is available in Davis and […]

Sign of things to come

A Unitrans bus travels north on F Street on Wednesday past newly installed stoplights at the intersection of Fifth Street. The road redesign now underway features left-turn signals at F and G streets. In addition, on Fifth Street, four lanes of traffic will be reduced to two lanes, and bike lanes and left-turn sanctuaries called […]

NAMI backers walk in Sacramento

NAMIWalks is just around the bend on Saturday, May 3, in Sacramento’s William Land Park. Thousands of concerned citizens across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure that programs from the National Alliance on Mental Illness are available to provide help and hope to those in need. NAMI-Yolo is one […]

12 for $40: Good grains offer nutrition and bang for your buck

When you’re trying to cook on a budget, it’s easy to fill up on starches — they’re inexpensive and satisfying, don’t take much work to cook and keep in the pantry. They are not, however, the best dietary choice. They’re also not quite the bargain they seem, since the nutritional value of refined carbohydrates (think […]

Are we there yet?: Self-reflections of a would-be stage mom

I’ve recently had to evaluate my, ahem, above-average interest in my son’s garage band and ask myself the hard question: Am I a stage mom? A quick Google search of “stage mom” gave a glimpse of shudder-worthy listings: “15 Signs You Might Be a Stage Mom,” from, which included images of Voldemort and words […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday The community is invited to a free concert by the Davis High School Madrigal Singers and the Advanced Treble Choir performing the repertoire from their recent musical tour in New York City. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The two choirs were […]

This little light of mine

Light. It’s something most children in Davis take for granted. With the flick of a switch, their bedrooms are illuminated, making it possible to do homework, read a book or play after dark. It’s clean, it’s safe and it’s oh-so-easy to come by, thanks to electricity. But for children living off the grid, light is […]

Citrus Circuits wraps up regionals, heads to world championships

The Citrus Circuits robotics team traveled to their third regional competition this season, the Silicon Valley Regional, which took place April 3-5 at San Jose State University. Despite tough competition, Team 1678 Citrus Circuits were finalists in an alliance with Team 368 Kika Mana and Team 4171 BayBots, but lost to the alliance of Team […]

Davis Soroptimists celebrate 60 years

Soroptimist International of Davis will turn 60 years old on May 1, and its members — past and present — are invited to celebrate. The 60th anniversary dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Lea Rosenberg’s house, 1112 Westfield Terrace in North Davis. The cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner […]

Back, and bigger than ever

The Akram Khan Company returns with a large and ambitious new work titled “iTMOi” — In The Mind of Igor — a tip of the hat to composer Igor Stravinsky and his famous score “The Rite of Spring.” The Mondavi performance will be the work’s American premiere, and its only West Coast appearance this season. […]

Face-to-face experience

Students pass by a series of 3-by-4-foot portraits exhibited in a collage format on the side of the Social Sciences Building at UC Davis. The collage, titled “Davis Inside Out,” is designed to depict the diversity and passion of Davis. It will remain up through Sunday, April 20. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo PortraitsW

A milestone made very special

Our daughter is terrified of needles, we all dread the fall flu shot season every year (but still do it and have ice cream afterwards). For her 13th birthday, we gave her birthstone earrings and our permission to have her ears pierced. This is something she has both looked forward to in anticipation and has […]

City needs to set priorities

If the city cannot fix potholes in the sun between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., I’d be hard-pressed to believe it can repair a blown-out transformer at 3 a.m. in the driving rain. Put the money for the study into pothole repair and let the people who know how maintain and repair the gas/electrical infrastructure. […]