No. 8 Boise rolls over ASU in MAACO Bowl

By Oskar Garcia LAS VEGAS — Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving No. 8 Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56-24 win Thursday night. Arizona State (6-7) never seriously threatened the Broncos (12-1), […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Colts edge Houston for second win

By Michael Marot INDIANAPOLIS — Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday night’s catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston 19-16. It’s the second straight win […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Here’s a new way to paint the town

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE … I’m not ready to hand out any endorsements at this point, but City Council candidate Brett Lee makes several interesting arguments in his Enterprise op-ed Thursday … while not really taking a position one way or the other on the surface water project, Lee rightly questions the wisdom of requiring that […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD law student dies of injuries from collision

A UC Davis law student has died from injuries she suffered early Wednesday after being hit by a truck while jogging in West Davis, police announced Thursday. Megan Elizabeth Glanville, 25, was in her third year of law school, poised to graduate next May, said one of her professors, Lisa Ikemoto. “She had a strong […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Family: Davis boy loved adventure

Whether it was through sports, books or elaborate Lego creations, 7-year-old John Henderson demonstrated a strong sense of curiosity and adventure, his family said in a statement released Thursday. “He displayed a keen interest in how things work, reading books on topics from engineering to astronomy,” the Henderson family said of the North Davis Elementary […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn proper fruit tree pruning

The Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will host a free workshop on fruit tree pruning from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland. Participants will learn how proper training and pruning of fruit trees done during the winter dormant season directs new growth, helps […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Animal shelter announces holiday hours

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department Animal Services Section announced that its business office will be open reduced hours during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Saturday, Dec. 31, and closed Monday and Monday, Jan. 2. The shelter’s regular office hours are 10 […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free parking in plaza lot downtown

Parking in the E Street Plaza parking lot in the 200 block of E Street will be free for the remainder of the holiday season, the city of Davis has announced. The plaza lot is the only paid parking lot downtown. Parking enforcement will resume Jan. 2, a city spokesman said.

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

In memoriam

California Highway Patrol representatives — from left, Officer Raul Reyna, public information officer Cindy Leal and Sgt. Brent Shultz — remember their slain colleagues, Roy P. Blecher and Michael Freeman, on the 33rd anniversary of their deaths. A sign is posted on eastbound Interstate 80 declaring the Yolo Causeway a memorial in their honor. The […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Don’t light on Friday

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

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

DHS grads ‘pay it forward’ to support Jazz Band

Details What: Concert benefiting the Davis High School Jazz Band’s spring trip to New Orleans When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students In June 2010, students Jon Hatamiya, Colin McDaniel, Erik Maroney and Neil Heaton donned caps and gowns and received diplomas at […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

City to close Lake Boulevard bike path for safety

The city of Davis will close the bicycle path on the west side of Lake Boulevard, between Marina Circle and the Stonegate Country Club entrance, until further notice. The path is unsafe due to the upheavals in the asphalt from the nearby stone pine trees. City staff will place barricades and signage at the intersections […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Transportation | Tagged ,

NORAD Santa trackers stand by for another big day 


By Dan Elliott DENVER — Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve. “We expect our numbers to be very high this year,” said Joyce […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Give Santa’s helpers a home

Tiny is a handsome purebred 3-year-old neutered male Rottweiler and Joe is a calm and sweet, housebroken, 3-year-old neutered male Queensland heeler. Both dogs loves kids, play well with other dogs and would make great family pets. Joe and Tiny are two of more than 50 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,