Gas leak temporarily closes wetlands nature trail

A nature trail at the city of Davis wetlands was expected to reopen today, a day after its closure due to a gas leak in the area, according to the Davis Fire Department. Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said workers testing levee soil east of the city of Davis’ wastewater treatment plant on County Road 28H […]

From field to fork: As produce costs rise, buy smart

Produce prices are on the rise, in case you haven’t noticed. In response, people buy less produce, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. You might intuitively think that in particular, shoppers are buying less organic produce, since it usually costs more. Not so, the merry fellows and gals at the association are reporting. (I wonder what they did […]

Musicians perform Friday at Root Stock

Live music continues from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. This week features Finding Fable, an acoustic trio made up of Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial. Finding Fable plays a mix of originals and covers from bands like Led Zeppelin; Oasis; and Crosby, Stills and Nash; […]

Want to be in a July 4 flash mob?

Have you always wanted to be in a flash mob dance? Now’s your chance! The Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop is offering two free classes this week for Davis residents who would like to join a dance/flash mob at Community Park on the Fourth of July. The classes are part of a year long ongoing project […]

Crash injures two Redding teens

Two Redding teens were injured Monday when their car crashed into a freeway guardrail in Winters, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said the crash occurred at 3:15 p.m. when the driver, 17-year-old Catalina Lopez, reached for a drink that had tipped over as she was transitioning from Highway 128 to northbound […]

City misses a chance to give us our say

In the past week or so, many of us have received not one, but two glossy brochures from the city of Davis explaining all about the proposal to drastically increase the amount we pay for water. Nowhere in either of these expensive mailings was there a form where we could merely check the box and […]

Plea deal for former bank officer accused of embezzlement

WOODLAND — Probation or state prison time are in store for a former First Northern Bank loan officer charged with embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the bank’s Davis branch. Kathleen Kolb, 35, of Davis, pleaded no contest to a felony embezzlement charge June 7 in Yolo Superior Court, court records show. The plea […]

New English writing class at I-House

Julie Sontag of Davis is leading a class on basic English writing at International House, Davis, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. This class is free to members, and a student membership costs $20 per year. I-House also offers six English conversation classes per week as well as two Spanish language classes on Tuesdays, […]

Coyotes suspected in cat deaths

Coyote safety tips *Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes. *Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended. *Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. *Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places. *Be aware that coyotes are more active in the spring, when feeding and protecting their young. *If followed by a coyote, make loud […]

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 Joonbug (No. 96193), a 2-month-old female pit bull mix with a brindle-and-white coat. She loves fetching tennis balls and would do best with an experienced pet owner, shelter personnel say. […]

From UCD authors, a nonrequired summer list

Special to The Enterprise Poetry, a memoir of a political prisoner in Iran and books about eating — one on rare chiles and one on, yes, dirt — top this year’s summer reading list. The titles are culled from dozens of books published in the past year by UC Davis faculty, students, staff and alumni. […]

Former UCD student gets probation, jail time in sexual assault case

WOODLAND — A former UC Davis student accused of attempted rape pleaded no contest to charges of felony sexual assault and dissuading a witness earlier this month, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Pierce Hunter, 19, was sentenced by Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock to 150 days in county jail and five […]

Girl, 3, struck by car in Winters

A 3-year-old girl suffered minor injuries Saturday after being struck by a car in a Winters residential neighborhood, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. Guadalupe Herrera was hit by a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier whose driver, 28-year-old Virginia Gujarro of Winters, was backing up at an unknown speed, Officer Cindy Leal said. The accident occurred at […]

Soroptimists host charity golf tournament

Local residents are invited to hit the links this summer for a good time, and a great cause. Soroptimist International of Greater Davis will host its 17th annual tournament on Saturday, July 16, at the Davis Municipal Golf Course to benefit the Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center, an organization serving Yolo County child abuse victims and their […]