‘Bum’mer first inning for Giants

CINCINNATI — Madison Bumgarner thought he had put his first-inning problems behind him. Since giving up eight runs in the first inning on June 21 against Minnesota, the San Francisco left-hander had gone 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five games going into his start Saturday at Cincinnati. But Cincinnati scored five first-inning runs on […]

Browne shoots a 6-under 65 to lead U.S. Senior Open

TOLEDO, Ohio — The coolest thing at the U.S. Senior Open hasn’t been the air conditioning in the clubhouse or the ice in the drinks at the corporate tents. Olin Browne, of all people, has been one cool customer. Battling high heat and staring down wizened major winner Mark O’Meara, Browne continues to run just […]

UCD lieutenant named top cop at UC Santa Cruz

Lt. Nader Oweis, a 17-year veteran of the UC Davis Police Department, has been tapped to head the campus police department at UC Santa Cruz. Oweis, a UCD graduate, will be sworn in to his new position on Aug. 9. He replaces UCSC’s former police chief, Mickey Aluffi, who retired late last year. “It’s a […]

Davis landlords move to soften blow of water rate hikes

Davis business owners have reason to worry about the city’s proposed water rate hikes, especially since most don’t actually know how much the increases will cost them. Business owners who rent commercial space for their shop, eatery or professional office don’t get municipal utility rate bills in the mail. Their landlords do. And that is […]

Bush to attend 10th anniversary 9/11 ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include President Barack Obama and a chance for victims’ families to view the names of loved ones etched into the new memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. […]

Council to wrap up business before summer recess

The Davis City Council plans to meet Monday morning before it breaks for the August recess. The meeting is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The council’s tasks include finalizing the hiring of Steve Pinkerton, who is slated to start work as Davis’ new city manager […]

Phelps, Franklin lead U.S. swimmers

By Beth Harris SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps easily won the 100-meter butterfly, then ceded the spotlight to Missy Franklin, swimming’s newest breakout star who made a splash on her final night at the world championships. Without Milorad Cavic pushing him, Phelps scowled upon seeing his time of 50.71 seconds Saturday night. Too slow for his […]

Late stab at debt-limit deal to avert U.S. default

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of intense partisanship, the White House and congressional leaders made a desperate, last-minute stab at compromise Saturday to avoid the government default threatened for early next week. “There is very little time,” declared President Barack Obama. Obama met with top Democrats at the White House and spoke by phone with […]

Fortunately, nothing happens when I’m gone

After wandering around the Pacific Northwest for a few days, trying out the new see-food diet — you see it, you eat it — I returned home to a stack of Davis Enterprises awaiting my anxious eyes. Sure, I could have kept up with the happenings in town by heading to davisenterprise.com every day on […]

Capay Organic celebrates 35 years with farm tour

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Capay Organic invites the public to a free farm tour and fig harvest on Saturday, Aug. 13. “I’m certain that our parents would have never imagined in 1976 when they started our farm on 20 acres of thistle weed that our business would grow to feed thousands of families throughout […]

Craigslist robbery investigation leads to Sacramento man

Authorities say they solved a string of strong-arm robberies involving iPads with the arrest Friday of a 27-year-old Sacramento man. Edwin Caleb Lee is suspected of arranging to meet with people selling their iPads on Craigslist, then making off with the devices without paying after asking to inspect them, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. One incident […]

Alert bank teller helps police nab suspected ID thief

Davis police say a Mission Hills woman wasn’t acting like herself when she attempted to withdraw $10,000 from a downtown bank Friday. According to Lt. Paul Doroshov, 60-year-old Irene Harrison tried to make the transaction using a fake ID card, which raised a Chase bank teller’s suspicions when Harrison’s signature didn’t match the one on […]

Davis public school calendar, 2011-12

First day of school: Aug. 23 Labor Day: Sept. 5 Elementary student holiday (K-6): Nov. 4 Veterans Day: Nov. 11 Thanksgiving break: Nov. 21-25 Winter break: Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Martin Luther King Day: Jan. 16 Secondary student holiday (7-12): Jan. 23 Lincoln’s birthday: Feb. 13 Presidents Day: Feb. 20 Spring break: April 9-13 Memorial Day: […]

Cool Davis leaders request new service projects

Local individuals, groups and organizations are invited to plan projects for the second annual Cool Davis Day of Service, which will take place throughout the Davis area. The Day of Service, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, is in conjunction with the Cool Davis Festival planned for the next day. Under the banner of “Healing Our Planet […]