For the record

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends meeting was held last Saturday in Vacaville; it will not take place this Saturday, as reported in Wednesday’s Enterprise. We regret the error. For more information, contact Valma Honeyfield at valmagrace@comcast.net or (530) 756-9153.

Author dissects ‘Survivor’ on Saturday at Avid Reader

Author Larry Richardson will present his book, “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor,’ ” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor’ ” is a thorough analysis of the strategies and interpersonal skills needed to win the popular reality television game. […]

Meet the Beetle

2012 Volkswagen 2.0T Beetle Base price: $18,995 for base Beetle manual; $19,795 for 2.5L Beetle manual; $20,895 for 2.5L Beetle automatic; $23,395 for 2.0T Beetle manual; $24,495 for 2.0T Beetle automatic Price as tested: $25,265 Type: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, four-passenger, subcompact, three-door hatchback Engine: 2-liter, dual overhead cam, turbocharged and intercooled, inline four cylinder Mileage: 22 mpg […]

New architect hired at Morse Remodeling

Morse Remodeling Inc., a design-build remodeling and new home construction company in Davis, has announced the recent hiring of architect Andrea Montalbano. The company has been expanding its design services and has found the design-build model to benefit both the customer and the production team of the residential and commercial remodeling process. Montalbano brings a […]

Fewer people apply for unemployment benefits

Bellamy column WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, though the decline isn’t enough to signal improvement in the job market. Weekly applications dropped by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 423,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, rose slightly for the fifth […]

Willett offers outdated books for free

Old science and math textbooks will be available for free on the Willett Elementary School quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.

Georgia executes Davis; supporters claim injustice

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Strapped to a gurney in Georgia’s death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail’s son and brother watched in silence. Outside the prison, a crowd of more than […]

Census: Recession taking toll on young adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the recession’s lost generation. In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock. They suffer from the highest unemployment since World War II and risk living in poverty […]

Davis ratepayers still have questions about water project

It’s done. The Davis City Council has approved the water rate increases that could as much as double in five years to fund a regional surface water project. But that doesn’t mean it’s over — not by a long shot. People still have questions, which was evident by the estimated 30 participants at the city’s […]

Hate-crime charge withdrawn in Davis beating

The Saturday morning beating of an East Davis convenience store clerk is no longer being classified as a hate crime, Davis police said Wednesday. Nonetheless, suspect Peter Lloyd Zuniga of Davis saw his bail increased from $180,000 to $1 million following his arraignment hearing in Yolo Superior Court, a Yolo County jail spokeswoman said. The […]

Standing In: I’m finally growing up

There have been many significant events in my life that signaled to me that I was growing up. Getting my driver’s license, voting for the first time, being able to legally buy beer, getting married and buying a house all come to mind. Those were definitely milestones on the path, but the big one, of […]

Deputy DA challenges sitting judge in June election

WOODLAND — A nine-year veteran of the Yolo County district attorney’s office announced his candidacy for a judgeship on Wednesday, mounting a rare challenge against a sitting judge. Clinton Parish is looking to unseat Judge Daniel Maguire, a Davis resident appointed in October 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for whom Maguire served as deputy legal […]

Davis keeps status as ‘Platinum’ bicycle town

The League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C., once again has named Davis as a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

The award recognizes Davis’ commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

Davis was the first city in the United States to install official bicycle lanes in 1967, becoming a model for hundreds of U.S. cities while developing a safe, integrated bicycle transportation network of paths and lanes in the community.

Davis leaders support UCD plan for growth

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s plan to counteract state budget cuts by adding 5,000 undergraduate students and 300 tenure-track faculty positions — all in the next five years — drew support from several local elected officials and campus leaders on Wednesday. At a news conference, Katehi said that “since the state contribution (to the university budget) is […]