Friday, December 19, 2014

There are plenty of fun activities around town

Here are a few only-in-Davis activity suggestions — and one in neighboring Woodland — you won’t want to miss. Yolo County Visitors Bureau 132 E St. Suite 200, 530-297-1900; Any visitor wanting to make the most of a trip to Davis should begin at the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. The resource-packed YCVB can supply […]

UCD academic departments offer concerts, exhibits throughout the year — including some free events

New arrivals in Davis can sample a broad variety of concerts, art exhibits, plays and other events throughout the academic year. The concerts by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, for instance, offer an opportunity to hear classical and contemporary music, side by side on the same program, in the acoustically superb setting of the Mondavi […]

A welcome challenge

Welcome, readers! Another year has gone by and fall is upon us. The morning air is crisp, the night sky darkens before the kids are in bed and there’s a palpable resurgence of energy buzzing about the dorms as move-in weekend arrives. Around town, celebrations have been planned to welcome newcomers and reunite neighbors, downtown […]

Cool Davis: working on local solutions to global warming

By Nick Buxton When it comes to climate change, you can hear a lot of excuses or fine talk from political and business leaders, but usually little practical action. It can be dispiriting given the consequences we know could result. Fortunately, Davis is a community that does not indulge in despair. Rather, it believes in […]

Mural depicting story of two families offers insights into Davis history — with added video available online

By David Hosley Special to the Enterprise As the 2014-15 academic year gets underway, K-8 teachers (as well as newcomers to Yolo County) have a new educational resource at Fourth and D streets in the heart of downtown Davis. A tile mosaic mural created recently by artist Mark Rivera shows the story of two pioneer […]

Davis residents benefit from active service organizations

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article ran in the July edition of Made in Yolo. There are over 850 nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, but only a fraction of those groups solely service and are operated in the local community. Two of the largest, STEAC (Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee) and Davis Community Meals, […]

Davis, come home to roost: residents enjoy raising their own chickens

Like most people, Davis residents share stories of their children and work over lunch or coffee. Unlike most people, locals are just as likely to be swapping stories about the laying habits of their Rhode Island reds and Ameraucanas. Yes, Davis residents love their chickens. And those who don’t raise chickens love purchasing the fresh […]

CSA story and list

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story ran in July in The Davis Enterprise Food arrives in paper, cloth and plastic bags, delivered by bright green Amazon trucks or local pizza joints, carried home from supermarkets, delis and drug stores. With thousands of brightly packaged choices and pyramids of clean produce, it’s easy to […]

Where is this going?

Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a man I met through an online dating site. I hadn’t known him long when he broke up with me. But shortly after our relationship ended, I found out I was pregnant. We didn’t talk much at the beginning of my pregnancy, but things improved by the […]

Awareness is key to this fight

Dear Annie: September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month as proclaimed by the U.S. Senate and President Obama, whose mother battled the disease. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all gynecologic cancers, affecting one in 72 women. It is lethal and insidious — hard to detect, difficult to treat and with no reliable screening test. […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

Archer will get my vote

Candidates for office are often described as having passion and commitment. The use of these words sometimes fits the person, but in the case of Barbara Archer, I’m confident that they aptly describe her because I’ve seen her in action, whether working on the Measure C campaign or engaged in volunteer activities for the Emerson/Da […]