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 Bonnie (No. 101807), a 2-month-old spayed female pit bull dog with a brindle-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Chip (No. 101486), a 4-month-old neutered male black-and-white domestic […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Alleged DUI driver had past conviction, court records show

The driver in an alleged alcohol-related crash that killed a Woodland man and injured two others Friday night was on probation for a 2009 drunken-driving conviction, according to Sacramento Superior Court records. Online records show Ryan Scott Baird pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from a July 2009 arrest. Baird, who would […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Redevelopment, parks and water: City Council faces loaded agenda

The City Council will have some tough decisions to make now that the California Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the state Legislature’s decision to dissolve redevelopment agencies across the board. Those tough decisions begin Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers of City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., when an item is placed before […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Noche Flamenca will light up Mondavi stage

The vivid, emotional Spanish art form known as flamenco — which includes interrelated elements of dance, song and instrumental music — is the focus of the performances of Noche Flamenca, a touring company that visits the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Formed in 1993 by artistic director Martin Santangelo and […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

For the record

Saturday’s tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area begins at 9 a.m. in Parking Lot A, not 8 a.m. as reported earlier in The Enterprise. The meeting place is the first parking lot, with the large notice board, in the Wildlife Area, at the west end of the Yolo Causeway bridge. Further directions to reach the […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Students return to Baggins End domes at UC Davis

Just in time for the start of winter classes on Monday, students have moved back into some of the Domes at Baggins End, a small housing community at UC Davis with a 40-year history of sustainability.

The Solar Community Housing Association of Davis and UCD signed on Dec. 23 a long-awaited ground lease for the association to be a third-party manager for the Domes. And following association-led repairs, university safety inspectors approved occupancy for seven of the 14 Domes last Wednesday.

The housing association, a local nonprofit that has provided environmentally conscious and affordable cooperative housing in the city of Davis since 1979, already has students interested in living in the other Domes when they are ready.

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Don’t light advisory in effect through Tuesday night

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory is in effect until midnight Tuesday, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District announced. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. Monday and Tuesday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) is forecast to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. On winter […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Raising awareness

Kavneet Singh, managing director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, right, chats with Jonathan Raven, chief deputy district attorney in the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, after Singh spoke to Yolo County deputy district attorneys about cultural awareness in the Sikh community. The DA’s Office forged a close relationship with Sikh community […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sierra Club hosts twice-weekly walks

All are invited to join the Sierra Club on “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis. The group meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. The walking distance is 4.5 miles in 90 minutes, as the group visits greenbelts, wildlife ponds, fields, dirt […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon Historical Society meets Sunday

Richard Fuchslin will present the history of his Swiss-immigrant family and the Valley Livestock Transportation Service, a company his family founded in Dixon, when the Dixon Historical Society meets Sunday. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church of Dixon, 209 N. Jefferson St. The ebb and flow of the livestock transportation business […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tax break for students sought in California bill

By Nanette Asimov As tuition steadily climbs at California’s public universities, low-income students turn to financial aid for help and high-income students turn to the family bank account. But middle-class students, who do not qualify for financial aid, often have nowhere to turn and simply don’t enroll. A state lawmaker is hoping that a tax break of up […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Accountability sought from UC, CSU systems

By Nanette Asimov California’s public colleges and universities are changing too many rules unilaterally and should be more accountable to the public, the state’s independent Legislative Analyst’s Office said in a report released last week. California State University is setting its own rules for raising executive salaries; the University of California is shifting who is eligible to enroll; and […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Want some outdoor fun? Come to Wednesday’s meeting

Would you like to make it easier to get outside, get exercise, socialize, view wildlife and experience new places in the new year? Bike, hike, geo-cache, kayak, ski, snowshoe, morning walks and more are all possible. A group forming in Davis will be modeled after one that Davis Enterprise nature columnist Jean Jackman participates in […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Measure C fundraiser planned Friday

Four former Davis school board members — Ruth Asmundson, Jan Bridge, Joan Sallee and Marty West — will co-host a fundraiser this week for Yes for Our Students, the community campaign for the Davis parcel tax renewal (Measure C). The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at West’s home, 419 Grande Ave. […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,