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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Holidays meant tweaking offense, defense for 8-4 Lady Devils

It is the Davis High girls basketball team’s firm desire not be unseated from the Delta Valley Conference throne in the 2013-14 season. In the preseason portion of the quest to defend its DVC title, the relatively young squad has risen to an 8-4 record. But have the Lady Blue Devils been satisfied with their […]

High-scoring DHS match was a yo-yo of momentum

Rarely does the Davis High gym scoreboard read 107-94 at the end of a game. And even more rarely, the Blue Devil boys were on the losing end of that score Saturday afternoon, falling to Woodcreek in the consolation final of their own Les Curry Invitational Tournament. DHS dropped into the third-place game against Woodcreek […]

Robbery turns violent; suspects sought

A robbery-turned-assault Saturday afternoon left one victim with a facial laceration, and Davis police are still searching for the suspects involved. The incident began when a pair of Davis residents approached two male suspects who were stealing items out of their car about 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. A […]

Car crash triggers power outage

Residents of South Davis were without power Saturday morning for more than two hours after a car reportedly hit a power pole. An estimated 1,881 PG&E customers in neighborhoods south of Interstate 80 were without power from 8:09 to 10:35 a.m. PG&E reported the cause was a vehicle hitting a power pole, though Davis police […]

Best-dressed homes light up the town

An old favorite and some impressive newcomers highlight The Davis Enterprise’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest. From homes wrapped in green, red and white lights to those sporting hand-made holiday figures, Davis residents are treated to a festive fantasy that appeals to all ages.

Many homeowners who are proud of their innovative, ambitious and cleverly designed decorations nominated themselves for judging by a team of Enterprise employees, who selected winners in five categories.

Davis’ healthy startup environment appealed to Mytrus

If the difference between a patient being able to participate in a clinical trial and not being able to rests on your company’s technology, that’s significant. “A big problem with clinical trials is that if you want to be in one, you have to qualify by living near enough to a specific hospital center to […]

Lady Devils’ win over Patriots comes with caveat

A win is a win, as the saying goes. However, Lady Blue Devil mentor Karen Foster said Davis High’s 62-37 victory over Pioneer on Wednesday at The Cage was a bit too sloppy to celebrate. “I mean, it was nice to get everyone in, so that everyone gets a chance to play,” Foster said after […]

Local leaders fret over bypass flooding plan

As state and federal officials gather input on the controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Yolo County’s leaders are answering loud and clear that they’re worried the plan will harm Yolo’s agricultural sector.

The plan is to install three water intakes on the Sacramento River that feed an underground tunnel system carrying water to pumps in the south Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. But the local problem emerges from a conservation measure that’s been proposed to mitigate …

Lady Blue Devils rock Rosemont

The last time the Davis High girls basketball team was home at The Cage — last Tuesday — the locals quintupled visiting Armijo’s score and won by 44 points. Back in The Cage on Monday, the Lady Blue Devils were even more dominating, nearly quadrupling Rosemont, 78-19. DHS (5-3) also multiplied its efforts to control the ball, […]

Large-scale dream led to aquarium’s opening

Plenty of fish in the sea is right; there are more than 32,000 species of these aquatic animals in the world. And a pair of UC Davis graduates have aspired to introduce locals to some of them.

James Krause and Norm Ponferrada both attended UCD for marine biology, and bonded over their shared passion for fish life. Together, the students aspired to open what is now Rivers to Reef, an aquarium in downtown Davis.

“Something like seven years ago we said, …”

Aggies break the ice, go 4-0 in dual meets

Members of the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team have a habit of outdoing themselves. Not that there’s anything wrong with bulldozing school records, career bests and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents. This never-satisfied behavior has guided the Aggies to 4-0 in the first half of the 2013-14 season, and a national ranking of […]

A fetching job: Locally raised pup guides blind hiker

Trevor Thomas has been the first blind man to reach the end of many of America’s longest hiking trails. But his guide dog, Tennille, usually arrives a few steps ahead of him.

When Thomas finished his trek across North Carolina’s nearly 1,000-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail in June, instead of claiming the title of the ninth person in history to complete it all in one go, he said Tennille was the official No. 9, and he preferred to think of himself as No. 10.

Thomas, who lost his sight in 2005 due to a rare autoimmune disorder, shared tales from his hiking expeditions with Davis Girl Scouts at Holmes Junior High on Wednesday night.

Nevada nips Aggie men in OT

One last-second shot by the Wolf Pack was all that separated the UC Davis men’s basketball team from a win over Nevada in last season’s encounter. And it was one shot that put the Aggies back in the running for a victory in the rematch against the Wolf Pack at The Pavilion on Saturday. The […]

Region’s growers tired of shelling out after thefts

Thieves have taken to stealing the region’s walnuts and almonds under the veil of night, but there’s an ordinance in the works that may help to thwart these rural crimes in Yolo County. The ordinance would provide local police the authority to pull someone over on suspicion of this crime and ask for documentation that […]

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