Jury convicts two in robbery case

A Woodland man and his accomplice face prison terms in connection with a 2009 armed robbery spree, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced this week. Aaron Christian Dufour, 25, was convicted by a Yolo County jury of robbing two restaurants and a gas station within a three-week period in late 2009, Chief Deputy District […]

Judge orders Caltrans to revise Highway 16 plans

A Sacramento judge is sending the California Department of Transportation back to the drawing board on its plans to revamp a 13-mile stretch of Highway 16 between Madison and Brooks. In a recent ruling, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny said Caltrans’ environmental impact report failed to adequately demonstrate the need for the project, […]

Tour Cambridge Junior College on Tuesday

Local residents who want to learn more about Cambridge Junior College programs for Yolo County residents are invited to an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodland campus, 501 Main St. Free refreshments will be offered along with a guided tour of the campus, plus a presentation on the college’s new […]

Garamendi: I’ll run to represent new district

The ink’s not yet dry on new congressional district maps, but Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has announced he’s ready to represent Davis. If the California Citizens Redistricting Committee votes Aug. 15 to approve its final maps, the new 3rd Congressional District would include all or portions of Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter […]

Women often victims of stray bullets in shootings, UCD study finds

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — More than 40 percent of those hurt in stray-bullet shootings nationwide from March 2008 to February 2009 were women, according to a study conducted by Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center. Wintemute’s is the first nationwide study […]

Flower power

UC Davis art student Rebecca Portney’s garden art show has the theme “From Landfill to Landscape.” She created giant rust-hued flowers that dot the landscape east of Mrak Hall using trash and scrap steel from the campus landfill. The flowers will be on view through Aug. 19. They are part of the UCD Arboretum’s GATEways […]

Visit Bicycling Hall of Fame for free this month

Cody Tapley, a member of the Davis Bike Club, checks out exhibits at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., in the southwest corner of Central Park. The Hall of Fame will open its doors free of charge in August. Regular admission is $5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and […]

Old pub receives some Wunderful improvements

In February, the G Street Pub closed its doors. The local bar operated in a building near the corner of Third and G streets downtown that has housed many local businesses over the past few decades. After a change of ownership, however, the future of the aging building was unclear. In April, Chris Armanini, a […]

Garden Goddesses

The Yolo County Library presents “Garden Goddesses” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Authors Kami McBride and Spring Warren will share helpful garden tips and inspirational ideas on how to use your garden harvest in more ways than you ever thought possible. When Warren (“The Quarter […]

Workshop on Sustainable Living: How Much is Enough?

William Powers, national best-selling author of “Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream,” will present a workshop “How Much is Enough?”, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. The workshop will include […]

Learn how to sew for your baby

The Davis Art Center is offering a four-week “Sew 4 Baby” class beginning Tuesday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Students will learn new skills each week that allow them to progress and build upon that knowledge to complete several projects — a baby blanket, bib, burp cloth and a sleeping gown or project of choice. […]

Free yoga classes offered on Thursdays

Free yoga classes will be offered Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. through the summer at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The ACI-Davis/Sacramento Buddhist Group is sponsoring these beginning-level classes. A variety of styles will be taught, and students at all levels are welcome. For more information, visit www.aci-davis.org.

Per capita Davis: Reader feedback

At the bottom of this column is a small note asking readers to send comments to my email address. I receive a small but steady stream of these, most letting me know about interesting programs or asking questions. Some comments correct an error I made or offer more information. Most are very helpful. In a […]

‘Dog yogurt’ sales benefit pet adoptions

Dixie’s Paws & Claws and Fat Cat Cafe are teaming up Friday evening on an animal adoption event and fundraiser during Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk. From 6 to 8 p.m., Fat Cat Cafe, 317 Second St. downtown, will sell “dog yogurt” for pets — $1 per scoop, discounted from the regular $1.99 price — […]