Grand jury issues indictment in Davis murder case

They had only known one another for two weeks, but James Elron Mings believed he had a “telepathic connection” with Davis resident Kevin Seery. “He has this whole philosophy of love and charity, and that if you really love somebody, you’ll do whatever they need,” Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Martha Holzapfel said of Mings […]

Biggs says the time is right for passing the torch

Bob Biggs spent much of his youth passing the football.

Now, the 60-year-old former Aggie player and current head football coach will be passing the torch.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while,” Biggs told The Enterprise after announcing his retirement Thursday. He has committed to stay through the 2012 season.

Players and coaches suspected something was up when…

City weighs First Amendment rights and breaking the law with Occupy Davis

A few blocks east of the UC Davis Quad where students and other supporters have erected tents for occupation, another encampment continues to entrench itself in the heart of Central Park in the city of Davis. City officials have allowed the group to stay despite the fact that the encampment violates a city ordinance that […]

Northern waterfowl return to Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Amid the thousands of migratory waterfowl that have descended on the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area are noisy, swirling flocks of snow geese. The Yolo Basin Foundation and the state Department of Fish and Game welcome members of the public to view these seasonal visitors on a public tour of the Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. […]

Volunteer to plant trees this weekend along Putah Creek

Putah Creek has undergone many changes in the past few months while construction teams realigned the channel to improve stream flow to benefit native fish, re-create the flood plain and increase public access. Now that construction is winding down and the rainy season has begun, it’s time to begin planting. “We will plant many hundreds […]

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Retired, but very much on the job

Retired registered nurses know nursing’s rewards; working with patients, improving lives. Older nurses — those approaching their 50s and older — report loyalty to their hospitals and high job satisfaction. When they retire, many former RNs miss their work. Nursing needs advocates. In 1998, American hospitals reported a nursing shortage that could devastate patient care. […]

Police, but no robbers, at two downtown banks

What appeared to be criminal activity in the area of Third and F streets Thursday afternoon turned out to be a pair of false alarms, police said. It occurred at about 1 p.m., when blustery winds knocked out power to both Wells Fargo Bank, 340 F St., and US Bank at 304 F St. The […]

What’s happening for seniors

The Davis Senior Center is located at 646 A Street and is part of the city of Davis Community Services Department. For more information visit www. cityofdavis.org/cs/seniors/. Wednesday Come deck the halls! The Davis Senior Center would like your help decorating. Come trim the tree and place decorations around the building at 10 a.m., at […]

Enter our holiday decorating contest

Thanksgiving is behind us, so now it’s time to turn our attention to Christmas: The Davis Enterprise’s annual holiday decorating contest is back. Davis’ most festive homes will be featured in The Enterprise on Sunday, Dec. 18, just in time for some pre-Christmas community touring. Winners of this annual contest will receive cash prizes courtesy […]

Here’s how to reduce your holiday waste

Between Thanksgiving and the new year, Americans generate an extra 1 million tons of waste each week. Let’s make Davis an exception to that rule by recycling and reusing as much as we can. Corrugated cardboard boxes: Reuse as storage containers, or flatten and stack cardboard boxes and place next to your recycling and trash cart. […]

Knitters Guild celebrates holidays with a potluck

The Yolo Knitters Guild will enjoy a holiday potluck from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Davis Lutheran Church, Eighth and B streets. The group meets twice monthly from January through October, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, at the church. All are welcome.

Seniors more at risk for anemia: Know the signs and symptoms

It is estimated that one in 10 people over the age of 65 is anemic. Anemia is the most common blood disorder and a serious medical condition, although many patients may mistake its symptoms for daily fatigue and stress. In fact, many patients do not realize that they are anemic until they take a blood […]

Peregrine Elementary hosts fun evening at Art Beast

Local residents are invited to visit Art Beast in Sacramento on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and learn about Davis’ Peregrine Elementary School while kids enjoy free art, music and science activities. Peregrine teachers will be there to host activities and talk with prospective families about the program. Art Beast is at 2226 K St. […]

Electric bike? Don’t call it ‘cheating’

In 2008, my husband, John, and I bought an electric bicycle, a BionX-equipped pedal-assist bike. Before I go further, let me disclose that we are now e-bike dealers. After riding it, we thought, “This is something people should know about!” An e-bike is to our transportation what a cell phone is to most people’s communication […]