Plant sale benefits DHS ag program

The Davis High School agriculture department is hosting a fundraising plant sale this week. Flowering annuals, peppers, herbs and tomatoes are for sale from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school’s small parking lot at Oak Avenue and 14th Street. For more information, contact agriculture teacher Amy Schulte at

Topete lawyer suffers stroke; trial delayed

Tuesday’s scheduled start of the Marco Topete trial was delayed at least two weeks after one of his attorneys suffered a small stroke over the weekend. Tom Purtell, 83, was instructed by his doctor not to make any decisions about the case for a week, Purtell’s co-counsel Hayes Gable III told Yolo Superior Court Judge […]

Root Stock hosts music, mystery

Root Stock Gifts Shop and Tasting Room, 22 Main St. in Winters, will hold a reading and guitar concert this weekend. Local author Scott Evans will read from his novel “First Folio” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The mystery takes readers on a modern treasure hunt for the true author of the works of […]

UCD prof discusses social media

Professor Anupam Chander of the UC Davis School of Law will give a keynote address on “Social Media and Social Uprising: From Friends to Revolutionaries, How New Media is Accelerating Change,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the California Museum, 1020 O St. in Sacramento. Presented by the California Museum and Sacramento Social […]

Pole Line Road Baptist holds Easter services

Community members are invited to a Good Friday service from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road. The church also will hold Easter services with choir performances at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Bible study classes for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and an evening worship service will begin […]

Six hurt in weekend crashes

The California Highway Patrol is investigating two crashes that injured six people on county roadways over the weekend. Officer Cindy Leal said two people complained of pain when their vehicles collided at County Road 92E and Russell Boulevard about 4 p.m. Saturday. Victor Bernal, 19, of Winters, made an unsafe left turn into the path […]

Event celebrates power of poetry

Kim Rosen, author of “Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words,” will present an evening of poetry, music and story from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Rosen seeks to “awaken, inspire and heal through the power of the […]

Celebrate Earth Day in Winters

The public is invited to a special Earth Day planting event sponsored by the Putah Creek Council at Winters Putah Creek Park on Saturday. Events are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteers will plant trees and native plants, mulch existing plantings, and help set out irrigation to help the trees […]

Family researcher presents at genealogy club

The public is invited to the Davis Genealogy Club’s April program, ”Border Crossings,” by family history researcher Lorenzo Cuesta at 1 p.m. Monday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Cuesta’s own research experiences in overcoming typical obstacles, such as secretive relatives and misguided county clerks in Mexico, can help researchers facing similar blocks. His tips […]

Team effort credited for newspaper awards

Winning the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s general excellence award for the second consecutive year was a total team effort at The Davis Enterprise. The paper won 16 awards, including the top honor for small daily newspapers, in the CNPA’s Better Newspapers Contest. Awards were announced Saturday in Los Angeles. In addition to the award for […]

Prof records earthquake damage

While other UC students and faculty were leaving Japan or canceling trips and study abroad programs last month, UC Davis civil engineering professor Ross Boulanger was headed the other way. On March 17, the UC Office of the President canceled all nonessential travel to Japan. But with a waiver in hand from Chancellor Linda Katehi, […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of April 18: Today: City of Davis/Davis Downtown Business Association two-by-two committee, 3:30 p.m., Community Chambers Conference Room, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis City Council, 6 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Historical Resources Management Commission, […]

Council to review wastewater treatment project

Upgrades to the local wastewater treatment plant to meet regional water quality requirements may begin as early as 2013 if the Davis City Council approves the project at its meeting Tuesday night. The meeting starts at 6 p.m in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. City staff is recommending a design-bid-build process […]

Community, campus mourn death of popular athlete

Davis High School students, teachers, coaches, alumni and UC Davis and community leaders are grieving in the wake of the death of Scott Heinig, 22. Heinig, a Davis resident and DHS and UCD graduate, died Sunday just after noon at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was rushed by ambulance to the hospital […]