Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Jan (No. 97624), a 2-month-old spayed 
female, domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Penny (No. 97935), a 9-month-old female apricot-and-cream miniature poodle dog. Fees […]

Governor OKs all-mail elections for Yolo

Yolo County voters will cast their ballots entirely by mail in select elections over the next seven years. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 413, authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, into law Monday, which makes Yolo County a guinea pig for all-mail ballot elections. “It’s a double benefit,” Yamada told the Enterprise. “I think […]

Party call leads to battery arrest

Officers dispatched to quiet down a loud party early Monday morning instead found themselves in a confrontation with a combative partygoer, according to the Davis Police Department. Michael Sean Flanagan, 25, answered the door at the 909 Alvarado Ave. apartment and claimed to live there, but soon became uncooperative during the 1:20 a.m. police call, […]

Davis woman jailed following alleged assault

A Davis woman faces assault and battery charges following a Sunday morning disturbance, police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said a motorist flagged down a patrol officer at about 1:14 a.m. after seeing an injured woman lying on the ground in the area of Fourth and L streets. The woman reported that her friend had struck […]

CHP: Speed caused deadly Woodland collision

Unsafe speeds appear to have triggered Monday’s fiery crash on Interstate 5 in Woodland that killed two adults and a 2-year-old girl, California Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday. Yolo County coroner’s officials still have not positively identified the dead, who included a 53-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman from Monmouth, Ore., who were traveling in […]

Fire, ambulance crews help deliver baby

What began as a routine medical-aid call resulted in local fire and ambulance crews welcoming a new life into the world. Davis Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said firefighters were summoned at 7:45 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 900 block of J Street, where an expecting mother went into labor a month before […]

Field to Fork: Easy tomato pasta dishes

Platters of sliced red tomatoes and cucumbers are regulars at our summer table. However, there comes a point each week when I need a break from raw (Diane doesn’t, but she goes along.) We make one of the following pasta dishes. They’re easy to prepare. It’s no mystery why Davisites don’t cook more hot pasta dishes in the summer. […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of Aug. 8: Today: The Yolo County Transportation District meeting has been canceled.

McNaughton digital team honored for innovation

Suburban Newspapers of America has named McNaughton Newspapers’ digital team as Innovators of the Year for their inventive use of open-source software and sleek website redesign. SNA is a nonprofit, professional trade association serving the suburban and community newspaper industry. McNaughton Newspapers owns The Davis Enterprise, Mountain Democrat in Placerville and Daily Republic in Fairfield. […]

DCC Nursery School has openings for new year

Davis Community Church Nursery School, a parent cooperative in its 38th year of operation, is starting its 2010-11 school year. The school, at 412 C St., offers programs for children ages 15 months to 5 years old who are ready for a group experience. DCCNS has openings in the Early Explorers program for children ages […]

Dodgers defeat Diamondbacks, keep Giants in first place

PHOENIX — Nathan Eovaldi pitched five solid innings in his major league debut and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Saturday night. The Diamondbacks’ loss allowed the San Francisco Giants to remain atop the National League West standings by half a game. Eovaldi (1-0), who pitched in the Double-A Southern League All-Star […]

McCarthy goes 8 innings, A’s blank Rays 8-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brandon McCarthy pitched five-hit ball for eight innings, David DeJesus homered twice and the Oakland Athletics earned a rare road victory by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-0 on Saturday night. McCarthy (5-5) helped Oakland win for just the eighth time in its last 38 games away from home. He struck […]

Domes now empty, but supporters full of hope for students’ return

For the first time since 1972, the UC Davis dome homes are empty, but both supporters of Baggins End and UCD officials said Friday they’re hopeful a deal will be struck allowing students to return. “It was sad to watch the domes get closed,” said Veronica Pardo, a community development graduate student, who was among […]