Streets will be resurfaced under city agreement with contractor

Some rough streets in Davis will be resurfaced, thanks to an agreement reached between the city of Davis and its contractor, International Surfacing Systems. A double-chip seal was installed on several local streets last fall, according to a city news release, which was intended to prevent intrusion of water into the asphalt on the roads […]

Mings confessed to homicide, police affidavit says

James Elron Mings admitted to fatally choking and gagging Kevin Gerard Seery in an East Davis apartment, claiming to police the victim had asked Mings to “put him out of his misery,” according to documents obtained by The Davis Enterprise. The alleged confession is detailed in a search-warrant affidavit filed in Yolo Superior Court on […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Need Halloween advice? Just ask Dr. Bob

* Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader response and personal requests from all five members of the Davis City Council, The Enterprise has again called on the services of Dr. Bob, a board-certified psychiatrist with a Halloween-specific practice in West Davis. While some of Dr. Bob’s timeless advice to Davis parents and children has appeared […]

Supporters fight to save adult day care center

Alma Troccoli is the picture of good health and cheer, so put together and well-spoken, it’s hard to imagine her any other way. But the 80-year-old Davis resident and grandmother of four says if you’d met her for the first time just a couple of years ago, you would have encountered a very different person. Struggling […]

Whole Foods may move into former Borders space

Whole Foods Market — a specialty grocer focusing on natural and organic foods — may be poised to move into the 20,000-square-foot store in downtown Davis occupied by Borders Books & Music until earlier this year. The space is in the Davis Commons shopping center at First and E streets. Whole Foods, a Texas-based retailer that has […]

Expert cancels but fluoridation meeting stands

Due to a family illness, fluoridation expert Paul Connett has been forced to cancel his visit to Davis and Sacramento this week, local organizers announce. A planned book-signing Friday at The Avid Reader has been canceled. However, the organizational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday will go on as planned in the Blanchard Room […]

Saylor holds office hours Friday

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold office hours from 10 to 11:30 Friday, Nov. 4, at Mishka’s Café, 610 Second St. in downtown Davis. All are welcome to come discuss community concerns and ask questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County business at or (530) 757-5557.

Nominations open for Golden Heart Awards

Nomination forms for the 2012 Golden Heart Awards are now available at The Golden Heart Awards recognize outstanding youths in grades seven through 12 in the Davis community in two categories. The service award recognizes someone who has given outstanding service to their community, peers or school. The personal challenge award recognizes an individual who […]

Signups due Nov. 10 for DHS alumni game

The Davis High basketball teams will take on alumni players at the second annual alumni basketball games on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The DHS varsity girls play the alumni women at 2 p.m., followed by JV boys going up against older alumni men at 3:15 p.m. and the […]

City offers dance classes for adults

The city of Davis offers a pair of dance classes for adults age 18 or older, to help participants keep fit and have fun. Learn some fun, basic dance steps and move to vigorous classic and modern hip-hop music in Beginning Hip-Hop Dance for Adults. This four-part program includes warm-up, stretching, instruction of dance steps, […]

Flower arrangers in holiday mood

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday for a program by Tina Crutcher on “Greeting The Seasons, Inspiring Possibilities for the Holidays.” The holiday theme will continue at the next meeting  on Dec. 7 with a workshop for all attendees to create their own wreath, swag or arrangement. Both traditional and contemporary styles will be […]

Spirits and spooky spots in Yolo County

In most places, when the calendar turns to October, the spooks come out to play.

But in Yolo County, spirits can be found no matter the time of year.

Down narrow alleys, on a moonless campus, in dark capacious theaters, around every corner ghosts seem to linger.

The following are but a few places that are either rumored to be haunted or where tragedy has once struck.

Consumers boost spending despite stagnant incomes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ incomes have stagnated for three straight months. Yet they boosted their spending in September 0.6 percent — three times the increase in August. Under normal circumstances, that would be a troubling sign for the economy. But a closer look at Friday’s report from the Commerce Department on September income and spending […]

Getaway forklift fails in sandwich caper

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pilfered Reuben sandwich and a stolen forklift have a Pittsburgh man in quite a pickle. Ross Township police say 38-year-old Sean Faulkner ordered the sandwich from a bar, then ran out without paying and climbed on a forklift for his getaway. Faulkner allegedly stole the forklift from a construction site on […]