Analysts: Senate plan saves $2.2 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget analysts said Wednesday that a Senate Democratic plan to reduce the deficit and increase the nation’s borrowing authority would save $2.2 trillion over a decade, more than a rival House Republican proposal but less than promised. With both bills stuck in neutral, Congress, financial markets and the public remained on edge […]

Redistricting fight over Winters looms

Winters remains a prized, if vexing, piece in a redistricting puzzle that Yolo County supervisors now have to put together. A group of landowners say keeping the town of 6,600 people in the rural 5th District is key to preserving the voice of agriculture on the Board of Supervisors. Others say lumping Winters with West […]

Fresh produce galore at Sutter farmers market

Thursday’s Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market — open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place, will host 10 farmers plus two prepared food vendors. Market shoppers will find fresh, local eggs from Isolde Farms in Esparto; cheeses from Winters Cheese Company; blackberries and jam from Bridgeway Farms in […]

Tales of travels in the Pacific Northwest

What follows are notes and memories from the 64th annual Tartar Sauce Tour of the Pacific Northwest. I am a bigger man for the experience. Tartar sauce will do that to you. NO “TART” IN TARTAR … through detailed and scientific analysis of pan-fried oysters, grilled salmon, halibut fish-and-chips and battered razor clams, I’ve learned […]

A’s top Rays, again

OAKLAND — Cliff Pennington had three hits to remain the hottest hitter in the major leagues since the All-Star break, Brandon McCarthy pitched eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Conor Jackson went 3 for 4 and Hideki Matsui added an RBI double as Oakland won for […]

Worley 3-hits Giants after Lincecum scratched

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Tim Lincecum was scratched from his scheduled start with a stomach illness on Tuesday night, and the San Francisco Giants hitters couldn’t have felt well after facing Philadelphia Phillies rookie right-hander Vance Worley. Worley threw a three-hitter and Chase Utley hit an inside-the-park homer to lead Philadelphia to a 7-2 […]

Beauty pageant benefits leukemia research

Tickets are still available for the first “Princess of Hope” charity beauty pageant, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Youths ages 3-18 are competing. The pageant will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, Second and Main streets in downtown Woodland. Tickets are $16 general and $10 for children 12 and […]

Local booksellers and buyers reposition as Borders liquidates

The current liquidation of Border Books & Music is opening up business opportunities for several downtown Davis merchants. The biggest beneficiary could be The Avid Reader, a bookstore established in 1987. “We’re coming up on 25 years,” said owner Alzada Knickerbocker. The Avid Reader thrived as a local independent bookseller — until the 20,000-square-foot Borders […]

Whymcycles film screens Wednesday

“Whymcycles: A Boy and His Bikes,” a short film by Nicolette Daskalakis about Davis resident/bike creator Peter Wm. Wagner, will premiere at Bike Forth, 1221 1/2 Fourth St. in Davis, at the intersection with L Street, at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Steve’s to reopen Friday

Original Steve’s Pizza has been closed for the installation of a new tile floor in the kitchen, prep and storage areas. The restaurant originally was set to reopen Wednesday, but the job has taken longer than projected. Steve’s will reopen at 11 a.m. Friday, owner Jeff Wilkinson said.

Final closing date for county fair entries is Aug. 5

Adult and junior agriculture, horticulture and floriculture entries are due by Friday, Aug. 5, for this year’s Yolo County Fair competition. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties may participate. Catalogs are available at the fair office and online at yolocountyfair.net. Entries may be dropped off at the fair office, 1125 East St. […]

Yolo Library open Aug. 6 for community celebration

In honor of the Yolo County Library system’s 100-year anniversary, and to join in the community of Yolo’s first community celebration, the Yolo Branch Library, at 37750 Sacramento St. in Yolo, will host special activities from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. On that day, all are invited to visit the Yolo Branch Library, […]

Restoration is a priority at Winters Putah Creek Park

By Libby Earthman A large-scale restoration project in Putah Creek is scheduled to begin in August. The project will narrow the channel, and create floodplains and walking paths. In 2004, the Winters community began a series of meetings to identify priority projects for the lower 30 miles of Putah Creek. The community identified the Putah […]

Study: Blacks less likely to survive advanced breast cancer

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — UC Davis researchers have found that blacks are more likely than patients from other racial and ethnic groups to die from advanced breast cancer and that the disparity cannot be explained by the fact that blacks are less likely to receive radiation therapy, a standard treatment for advanced disease. […]