UCD is a job-creation engine

Special to The Enterprise A study released today attributes $6.9 billion in annual economic activity and 69,000 jobs to UC Davis. Some companies and projects that have benefited from ties to the university include: BGI@UC Davis Joint Genome Center: UC Davis and BGI, the world’s largest genomic institute, in October signed an agreement that will change the […]

UC Davis impact on regional economy tops $6.9 billion

By Claudia Morain UC Davis is a powerful economic engine for Northern California, generating $6.9 billion in annual economic activity and accounting for 69,000 jobs, according to research released today. The economic analysis found that for every two jobs at UCD, an additional 1.2 jobs were created in other sectors of the region’s economy in […]

Police seek suspects in South Davis armed robbery

Davis police are seeking two suspects who robbed a man at gunpoint in front of his family early Thursday morning in a Burger King drive-through lane. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the robbery occurred at 12:05 a.m. as the man, a 48-year-old Davis resident, pulled into the drive-through lane of the 403 Mace Blvd. restaurant. The […]

Pinkerton will weigh in on ‘State of the City’

Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton will give a “State of the City” talk at the January membership luncheon of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. The event will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. While most of the Chamber’s membership luncheons are […]

Court splits decision over redevelopment funding

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have the authority to eliminate community redevelopment agencies but not force them to redirect their taxes to local services, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that likely will send both sides back to negotiations. The state will be able to save more than $1 […]

2011 quotables

“Someone yelled, ‘Oh my God, pepper spray!’ and I closed my eyes. My arm was around my girlfriend and I kissed her on the cheek. My friends buried their faces into their chests and then it happened. At that point, I entered a world of pain. I felt like there was hot glass entering my […]

2011 in review: Global attention stings Davis

It’s been called UC Davis’ “darkest hour.”

The pepper-spraying of about a dozen nonviolent protesters by university police Nov. 18 on the campus Quad catapulted UCD into the headlines around the world and transformed the protesters into the poster children of the Occupy movement.

The spraying and its aftermath are The Enterprise news staff’s unanimous choice for top local story of 2011. With about a half-dozen investigations under way, with calls for Chancellor Linda Katehi’s resignation continuing unabated and with protesters vowing to renew their occupation in early January, the story promises to grab headlines for many months to come.

Court splits decision over redevelopment funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have the authority to eliminate community redevelopment agencies but not force them to redirect their taxes to local services, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that will likely send both sides back to negotiations. The court’s decision will affect all California municipalities, including […]

Peas may not be lucky, but they’re good for you

By Lisa Justice As the new year approaches, many of us are preparing for traditional festivities like staying up late to catch the first few seconds of the first day of 2012 or showering our fellow partiers with confetti. And some of us are thinking about special foods to prepare in celebration. One traditional new […]

Bicycle resolutions for the new year

By Matt Biers-Ariel and Mont Hubbard This week we asked for people to send in their bicycling New Year’s resolutions. So here they are. The first one is a resolution that we hope many of you strive for because whether you are an 8-year-old who is riding to school for the first time or the […]

Can you give them a home?

Lady is a calm and sweet 6-year-old spayed female Rottweiler/German shepherd mix who is housebroken and knows her basic commands. Karl is an 8-month-old neutered male Labrador mix who is full of puppy fun. Both dogs loves kids, play well with other dogs and would make great family pets. Lady and Karl are two of […]

Nominate environmental heroes for city awards

The city of Davis is accepting nominations for the 18th annual Environmental Recognition Award. This award recognizes outstanding efforts to improve the environmental quality of life in and around Davis. There are three categories: individual/group, business and nonprofit organization. Last year’s honorees were Judy Moores and Lynne Nittler in the individual/group category, Waste Busters in […]

Rebekahs’ crab feed benefits local charities

Crab season is almost here. And with crab season come the crab feeds. The Davis Rebekah Lodge is hosting its first such feast at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event will take place in the spacious newly remodeled upper hall. Tickets are $40 per […]

Poet will read at Jan. 26 Logos meeting

Logos Books’ poetry series continues with local poet Patricia Killelea on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Following the poetry reading, there will be light refreshments and an opportunity to purchase chap books and have them signed by Killelea. All are welcome. Logos Books is at 513 Second St. in downtown Davis.