Parent class looks at avoiding arguments

“Avoiding Arguments” is the topic of a free parenting class at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery Elementary School multipurpose room, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. The class will be repeated in Spanish on Wednesday, Feb. 1, also at 6 p.m. in the Montgomery MPR. The class is presented by Victor Community Outreach and […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bon voyage

Michael Quillici lifts daughter Eva, 10 months, out of a Unitrans bus cab where she got to try out the driver’s seat for a few minutes with Geoff Straw, Unitrans general manager, during a send-off party Friday for RTL 1014. The historic double-decker bus is headed home to London after 44 years of work on […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

So many books, so little time

Herb Bauer looks through one of more than 300 books he received at his birthday party on Saturday. It’s not uncommon for Bauer to read a book a day, so some of his friends set the goal of presenting him with 102 books on his 102nd birthday. The call went out and 338 were collected. […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crash leads to DUI arrest

A two-car collision at a Davis intersection Friday night left a local man facing drunken-driving and possible hit-and-run charges, police said. No one was injured in the 7:30 p.m. crash at F Street and Covell Boulevard, but one man left the scene without giving his license and insurance information to the other driver, said Davis […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Education expert Diane Ravitch blasts No Child Left Behind

Diane Ravitch granted a broad-ranging 30-minute one-on-one interview to Davis Enterprise reporter Jeff Hudson. The full interview can be read on the Enterprise website, at Education historian Diane Ravitch — who served as assistant secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, but became disillusioned with the second Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind legislation […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Wet winter storms move through California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of wet winter storms swept through California before dawn Saturday, dumping snow in the north and bringing rain and gusty winds to the south where more than 300 traffic crashes were reported. In Southern California, the heaviest rain ended by mid-morning but scattered downpours were expected throughout the day, […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ravitch: ‘No Child Left Behind has been a disaster’

Diane Ravitch, education historian and prominent critic of federal education policy, made time for a wide-ranging 30-minute one-on-one interview with Enterprise reporter Jeff Hudson on Friday morning at Sacramento State University. Here are Ravitch’s thoughts and observations on education policy under President Obama, California Gov. Jerry Brown and other topics, presented in a question-and-answer format. […]

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Gingrich wins South Carolina primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to Mitt Romney and scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination. “Thank you, South Carolina!” Gingrich swiftly tweeted to his supporters. He appealed for a flood or donations for the next-up Jan. […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Key rulings due in UCD ‘sweethearts’ murder case

SACRAMENTO — Pretrial hearings in the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case continue this week with a judge’s much-anticipated ruling on whether to admit what could be a crucial piece of evidence: a suicide note penned by the defendant’s own brother. Joseph Hirschfield took his own life on Nov. 20, 2002, a day after Sacramento County […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Proposal to tighten laws on alcohol use by minors stirs up community discussion

The Minor Alcohol Preclusion Ordinance introduced by Davis police Chief Landy Black at the City Council meeting last week has sent a bit of a ripple through the community. The proposed ordinance — potentially the second of its kind in the state of California — would give Davis police officers the power to cite minors […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Judge expected to rule Monday in Measure C ballot argument case

Yolo County Superior Court Judge Samuel McAdam is expected to issue a ruling on Monday in a lawsuit over ballot arguments regarding Measure C — the Davis school district’s parcel tax measure, which will go before local voters in an all-mail election Feb. 6 to March 6. Measure C is a proposed five-year parcel tax that would charge […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Gifts galore in the old mailbag

I get to have my say every day. Today it’s your turn. Please be kind. Writes Glen (forwarding a letter he sent to our beloved city of Davis): “I called the city and requested that the city’s moraine ash residing on our property — and seriously infested with mistletoe — be attended to while its […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Church to host financial makeover class

Local residents are invited to attend two free previews of a 13-week financial makeover program at the United Methodist Church of Davis. They will run from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Walker Room at the church, 1620 Anderson Road. The nationally renowned Financial Peace University […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CHP seeks driver in fatal hit-and-run collision

California Highway Patrol investigators are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Highway 113 north of Davis early Saturday morning before fleeing the scene. Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the victim as 21-year-old Vladimir Debabov, a UC Berkeley student from Foster City. The CHP reported that he was walking […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,