Standing In: Sleeping single in a double bed

This column has nothing to do with sleeping or beds. It’s about surviving as a senior citizen in a college town. From September to June, the median age in Davis plummets from 93 to 12. I chose the title because it’s important to appear sexy when 73.5 percent of the population is preoccupied with mating, […]

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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 Lexie (No. 98661), a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired dil tortie cat. Also hoping for a good home is Murphy (No. 98589), a 4-year-old male black-and-tan, short-haired Chihuahua dog. Fees […]

City finds ‘road diet’ will not harm environment

City of Davis staff determined that the city’s Fifth Street “road diet” project does not require an environmental impact report.

The project, which was approved by the City Council in April 2010, will reduce the number of lanes on Fifth Street between A and L streets. It also will add bicycle lanes, medians, turn pockets, pedestrian crossings and new traffic signals.

City leaders expect the project will improve safety on the strip of road that has been the site of numerous traffic crashes over the years.

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Davis firefighters part of Yolo County strike team

Four Davis Fire Department personnel left for Kern County on Sunday to help fight one of more than 50 fires caused by lightning strikes. The captain and three firefighters are part of a Yolo County strike team and have been assigned to the Milano Fire, which so far has burned more than 10,000 acres of […]

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Former Enterprise columnist ranks in top 1% for social networking contest

David Lacy, a former Davis Enterprise columnist, is in the top 1 percent in a contest sponsored by social networking website Online voting continues until Sept. 20. To vote, visit a contestant’s page and click on “vote for this profile.” Lacy’s page is at launched the competition “to find new faces for […]

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Wolk bill for underserved communities goes to governor

Legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, that requires planning for basic infrastructure in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities was forwarded by the state Senate on Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown. “This measure addresses a very serious public health and planning problem in California that has for too long been largely hidden from view,” Wolk said in […]

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Stories continue this fall at I-House

Thanks to a grant from Target, the International Children’s Storytelling Program at International House, Davis, will continue this fall with programs scheduled in September, October and November. At 2 p.m. Sunday (doors open at 1:45 p.m.), Davis resident Denise Hoffner will present songs and stories about the Jewish High Holy Days. “Denise gave a very […]

Davis High plans Homecoming festivities

Davis High School Homecoming Week begins Monday and culminates with the Homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 23. Spirit Week will lead up to the big game, featuring a door decorating contest as well as lunchtime activities each day. Doors will be judged on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and will include prizes for Best Door and Best […]

Couple robbed at gunpoint

A couple reported being robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning at Alice and J streets, according to Davis police. According to Lt. Paul Doroshov, the couple, who are in their late 20s, were walking on Alice Street at about 1:30 a.m. when a silver sedan pulled up alongside them. A male passenger pointed a handgun […]

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ARC business center informs public of passport changes

The UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center’s business center plans extended hours Saturday as part of “Passport Day in the USA,” a U.S. State Department outreach effort to inform the public about travel document changes and accept passport applications. The center, on the lobby level of the ARC, will be open from 10 a.m. to […]

UCD faculty, staff donate $696,000 to student-support fund

By Angela Hokanson Gifts from more than two dozen UC Davis faculty, staff and retirees — together with an estate gift from a late alumnus — have created nearly $1.2 million in new endowments that will help UCD graduate and professional school students with their educations for generations to come. Announced in January 2010, the […]

Teddy Bear Tea planned at Gibson House

A Teddy Bear Tea is planned Saturday at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Mrs. Gibson’s Teddy Bear Tea is a new event, but organizers hope to make it an annual fundraiser. At the tea, 15 teddy bears will be sold starting at $5. Proceeds will be divided between the Gibson House, which […]

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Baptist church plans Children’s Day, talk by Lincoln

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will present its annual Children’s Day and host guest speaker Charla Lincoln on Sunday. The church is at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. The 8 and 11 a.m. services will be geared toward children. Following the 11 a.m. service, the church will offer a hot dog lunch and an afternoon […]

RC helicopter show to raise funds for autism awareness

The Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will host “The International Helicopter Scale Masters … Fly for the Cure for Autism” from 10 a.m. to dark Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25, on County Road 29 off County Road 102 north of Davis. “This area’s first-of-its-kind fundraising event on behalf of autism awareness combines highly detailed radio-control model helicopters with support from […]

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