Plunge into reading this summer

Summer reading events kick off Monday at the Stephens and Montgomery Elementary School branches of the Yolo County Library in Davis. The Stephens Branch is at 315 E. 14th St. and Montgomery is at 1441 Danbury St. All programs are free and do not require registration. Events at Montgomery including a duct tape craft program for […]

Man thrown from car in suspected DUI crash

An Esparto man was rushed to a Sacramento hospital with major injuries Wednesday night after being ejected from his car in a rollover crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses said Fernando Roa Jr., 25, made an unsafe turning movement just prior to the 8:25 p.m. crash, which occurred on County Road 19 near […]

King High School grads celebrate their achievement

It wasn’t always an easy path. Some students had struggled to complete “the dreaded math requirement,” as teacher Jorge Fuentes described it, which had to be surmounted before they could graduate. Other students had balanced one (or even two) jobs, as well as time caring for younger siblings, along with their studies. Many had encountered setbacks at Davis […]

Mariko, let’s celebrate the challenge at McDonald’s

“Can your kitchen make do with $22 a week?” asked the Page A5 headline in The Davis Enterprise that made me immediately check the date at the top of the page to be sure I hadn’t picked up a year-old copy of the paper. Seems to me, I thought, I’ve seen this story before. In […]

Q&A: Clarke addresses H2O rate hike

Davis property owners in the next couple of weeks will start seeing notices in the mail of proposed utility rate increases, including a near tripling of average household water bills over five years. While sewer and sanitation bills would rise, the most dramatic hikes are in the water rates, which would fund the Woodland-Davis Clean […]

CHP offers free child safety seat check-ups

The California Highway Patrol will host a free child safety seat check-up event Saturday at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. Parents and caregivers may receive assistance on the installation of their child passenger restraint (CPR) systems from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fairgrounds are at 1250 E. Gum Ave. Trained personnel who have […]

Rain, cool temperatures worry farmers

Freak weather is frustrating Yolo County’s farmers, but they’re hoping a dry, hot summer will save them. A cool, wet spring compounded by significant rains — and some hail — in early June stunted Yolo County’s top three crops: processing tomatoes, wine grapes and rice. Thriving on the abnormal weather, pathogens are attacking processing tomato […]

Beer tasting benefits youth theater group

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of beers from Oskar Blues and Caldera Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17. The cost is $1 per taste or $5 to taste the slate, and profits benefit Acme Theatre Company. Acme is a nonprofit, independent, self-sustaining community […]

Yolo Hospice seeks volunteers

Yolo Hospice is seeking the help of community members who can volunteer their time to others in need of companionship and support. Yolo Hospice has been serving patients in Yolo, Sacramento, Sutter, Solano and Colusa counties for 30 years and volunteers are a critical part of the service team. Yolo Hospice volunteers work as part […]

Transportation alternatives suggested for Friday’s DHS graduation

Community members who have tickets and are planning to attend the Davis High School graduation ceremony are being advised to consider using alternative transportation in true Davis fashion. The Class of 2011 will celebrate its commencement ceremony Friday evening, with the gates at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium opening at 6 p.m., the processional at […]

Suicide Prevention plans volunteer training

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County will begin volunteer training on Thursday, June 23, for its 24-hour crisis lines. Volunteers need to be at least 20 years old, have a clear telephone voice, plan to be in the Yolo County area for the coming year, allocate six hours a week to the crisis […]

Walsh returns to radio talk show

New York Times bestselling author Peter Walsh returns this week to “How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show on KDRT 95.7 FM from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The show, hosted by Koren Motekaitis, is intended for people wanting to learn more about the possibilities and how they can apply it to their own […]

Santa Barbara County freaking over ‘fracking’

LOS ALAMOS (AP) — Residents who live along one of the most scenic swaths of California coastline pleaded Tuesday with Santa Barbara County officials to do everything they can to protect the county from a controversial oil drilling technique that has been blamed elsewhere for contaminating groundwater and causing air pollution. Following the discovery that […]

Water distracts us from the real issue

I don’t know about you, but I suspect all this talk of forcing our water rates to a level higher than most mortgages in town is a diversionary tactic. We all know that Davis water tastes great — always has — and if we ever run out, there’s enough water stored in the Sierra until […]