Rescuers free entangled gray whale

LOS ANGELES — Rescuers in a small boat chased a migrating gray whale along the coast of Southern California for hours Thursday before they were able to cut off fishing traps, lines and debris wrapped around its tail. The whale was spotted near Redondo Beach on Thursday morning, and rescue crews went out to meet […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Students discover sunken treasure in Oakland lake

OAKLAND — A group of sixth-graders has discovered sunken treasure in Oakland’s Lake Merritt. The students from St. Paul’s Episcopal School were cleaning the lake on Thursday when they came across two canvas bags filled with antique jewelry, gold and silver chains, pocket and wrist watches, foreign coins and other metal treasure. Richard Bailey, executive […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Oft-delayed pepper spray reports on hold, again

The chairman of the task force investigating the November pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters has again called off the release of its findings. Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso had set the first week of April to release the reports, but he will now push that back, UC general counsel Charles Robinson said […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Police arrest alleged burglar after boy calls 911

A 12-year-old boy’s urgent 911 call Thursday led to the arrest of a man who allegedly broke into the child’s East Davis house while he was home alone. The incident generated a massive police presence on Layton Drive, where police say the burglar knocked on the front door of the boy’s home at about 2:30 […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC leaders cancel executive pension program

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California’s governing board took steps Thursday to limit the pensions of top-earning executives who had threatened to sue the college system over what they claimed was a promise to increase their retirement packages. UC’s Board of Regents voted to rescind a policy, adopted in 1999, that would have based the system’s share of pension […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

A couple of dates in Thursday’s story about All Things Right & Relevant were incorrect, due to wrong information provided to The Enterprise. The store, which benefits nearly a dozen local mental health agencies, will accept consignments at its current location, 1640 E. Eighth St., through Thursday, April 19. It will close at 1 p.m. […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Community invited to watch LDS conference

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday for the church’s 182nd annual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days, with various inspirational programs from […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teenage motorist hurt in rollover

A Woodland teen was injured Wednesday night after crashing his truck north of Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported. Edmund Joseph Roth IV, 17, was driving a 1992 Nissan pickup westbound on County Road 29 just west of County Road 102 when he lost control of the vehicle at about 10 p.m., Officer Bryan Konvalin […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students show off their nature knowledge

The three teams of third- and fourth-graders were each given a bag of plastic animals. The challenge: Using the animals, make a food chain that one would find in the Sacramento Valley or foothills. They had 2 1/2 minutes.

The students from Patwin and Korematsu elementary schools in Davis, as well as Lincrest Elementary in Yuba City, quietly conferred with each other and created their food chains.

Time’s up, they were told.

What have you got?

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Talk will showcase Galapagos Islands photos

Rob Floerke will present his stunning photographs of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and discuss his most recent trip there as part of Flyway Nights, Yolo Basin Foundation’s public lecture series. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

A trip back in time

Yolo County Supervisor Betsy Marchand, foreground left, and pioneer Davis resident Jane Van Sant hold the ribbon for Davis City Councilman Maynard Skinner to cut at the grand opening of the Hattie Weber Museum on March 28, 1992. With them are the remaining members of the Davis City Council, all wearing early 20th century period […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center interior stays dry through recent rains

Now that rain has been falling for several weeks, and inspectors have worked their way through the entire Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis officials have concluded that the recent repairs to the landmark building’s exterior were a success. “The interior stayed dry through the heavy rains of March, which served as final […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Snafu misled some UCD applicants

A mistake in an email message last week led at least a handful of applicants to believe they’d been admitted to UC Davis when they had not. At about 5 p.m. on March 20, the UCD Financial Aid Office sent out a message to about 4,144 applicants who had been offered a place on a […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Infiniti has fast first hybrid

By Ann M. Mob Here’s an intriguing fact: The Infiniti M luxury sedan that’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for its acceleration prowess is the same M that has the best fuel economy rating of the lineup. It’s because the Guinness record holder is the new-for-2012 M35 Hybrid, which pairs a gasoline […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,