Give us rates that really mean something

When I noted in this space last Sunday that our water rates will rise far more dramatically than the 14 percent annual increase the city has promised, several city officials wrote to say the 14 percent figure was only an estimate for the “average” user that presumed the higher rates would cause people to conserve […]

Oakland man beaten, robbed in West Davis

Davis police are seeking two suspects who beat and robbed an Oakland man Tuesday afternoon at a West Davis apartment complex. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to reports of a fight in progress involving three males in the area of Covell Boulevard and Highway 113. At some point, the trio […]

West Davis speed limit soars to 55 mph

WOODLAND — Over protests from police and their staff, Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday jacked up the speed limit of a half-mile stretch of Russell Boulevard leading into West Davis from 35 to 55 mph. The board raised the speed limit on 14 roads dotted throughout the county. New studies sparked the changes by showing […]

Traffic stop yields vehicle theft, drug arrest

A Sacramento man is in jail custody after being caught with drugs inside a stolen car, Davis police said. Jacolby Baca, 33, was stopped for a mechanical violation shortly after midnight Monday on Baywood Lane north of Covell Boulevard. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the officer “smelled a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle. […]

For the record

Petitions bearing 5,124 signatures were turned in Monday at City Hall in an effort to qualify a water rate increase referendum for the ballot. An incorrect number provided by Monica Harris of Momentum Political Services was reported in Tuesday’s Enterprise story.

UCD, Chinese firm plan joint genome research center

UC Davis and the Chinese company BGI have announced the establishment of a sequencing facility and plans to build a shared genome center. Plans call for adding a 10,000-square-foot facility, dubbed the BGI@UC Davis Joint Genome Center, and about 20 skilled jobs to the UCD Health System campus in Sacramento. The university’s DNA mapping capabilities […]

Team mapping paths to citywide net zero

UC Davis researchers are plotting how the city of Davis might use the lessons of West Village to reach its goal of net zero energy consumption by 2050. The report will lay out what technology, funding and programs it might use so the city could reach net zero energy consumption and net zero carbon emissions, […]

New English conversation group starts at library

Want to practice English with other beginners? A new adult conversation group starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., and meets from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Led by Julia El-Ahmadiyyah, the group meets in the small conference room at the back of the children’s department. Participation is free. […]

First aid for dogs covered in class

The city of Davis will offer an American Red Cross class that teaches participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve their dogs. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Community Pool Building, 201 E. 14th St. in Davis. Created for conscientious pet owners 18 years old […]

Gifts for deployed troops accepted through Monday

“A loyal supporter, that is what Sam Sands is!” exclaims Linda Smith, spokeswoman for Yolo Military Families. For the third year in a row, Sands collected and delivered supplies to the organization’s fall fundraiser Saturday at SaveMart supermarket. “We are grateful to Sam and all our loyal supporters. Without their ongoing donations and devotion to us and […]

‘Davisville’ features zombie book co-editor

Sarah Juliet Lauro, who co-edited “Better off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human,” appears on “Davisville,” a local radio program, this week. She talks about the new book, zombies in books and movies, why they interest her, what the popularity of zombies says about our culture, and why she came to UC Davis […]

Author discusses her book on the civil rights movement

“Burnings, beatings and ballots are what I remember about the civil rights movement during the summer of 1965,” says author Sherie Labedis. “I was a blond, white, 18-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, who volunteered for a voter registration project in Pineville, S.C., because I believed in freedom and equality. “Most books about […]

Yolo Community Foundation receives bequest from Davis resident

The Yolo Community Foundation has received a substantial gift from the estate of Jong Sook “Sue” Kim, a longtime Davis resident, Mary Stephens DeWall, foundation board president, has announced. “We had no idea that our foundation was part of her will,” DeWall said in a news release. “It was a welcome surprise to us and […]

Davis Waldorf School offers tour Thursday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday. Administrator Kelly Brewer will give visitors a general overview of the Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. The group will visit several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session, with refreshments, will follow. The Davis […]