It’s the voters’ responsibility to turn out

Glory hallelujah, we can now vote by mail. Actually, we could always vote by mail through something called the absentee ballot, but now we have a law that will require us all to vote by mail. Will wonders never cease? “Yolo County voters will cast their ballots entirely by mail in select elections over the […]

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Woodland assault leaves elderly man critically injured

Woodland police are investigating an assault in which an elderly man was attacked in broad daylight Wednesday. Officers were summoned at about 11:30 a.m. to the 400 block of Academy Lane, where the 74-year-old victim was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood, Sgt. Steve Sexton said. He was transported to the UC Davis […]

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Neighbors take action, get results

For residents of Notre Dame Drive, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. On July 13, two men forced their way into the home at 1413 Notre Dame and pepper-sprayed several occupants before making off with a large amount of cocaine, according to Davis police accounts. Less than two weeks later, drug task […]

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Coroner IDs victims of fatal crash

Yolo County coroner’s officials released the names Wednesday of the three victims of Monday’s triple-fatal crash on Interstate 5 in Woodland. Robert Lee Taylor, 53, and Linda Danell Taylor, 49, of Monmouth, Ore., were the occupants of a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. La-nessa Leann DeMillo, 2, of Tacoma, Wash., was a passenger in a 1996 Acura […]

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Local farmer part of group connecting people to agriculture

Craig McNamara and thousands of other California farmers got “a huge wake-up call” three years ago when voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2, which upended the poultry business by requiring more spacious cages. They realized the public didn’t really know what was going on at California farms and ranches. They also found out that those people, […]

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Cops use Taser to subdue glass-wielding man

An argument over a cell phone landed a Davis man in jail Tuesday night after he allegedly assaulted several family members, police said. Responding officers used a Taser to subdue 30-year-old Jose Paniagua, who according to Lt. Paul Doroshov armed himself with a large shard of glass and ignored commands to drop it when police […]

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Summer sizzle

Davis firefighters Dan Wong, foreground, and Schuyler Lacy tend to chicken and corn on the barbecue as volunteer Jerry Kaneko serves as a runner between the grill and the kitchen Tuesday at the annual celebration for Davis Community Meals. For the fifth consecutive year, the firefighters brought their barbecue to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to grill […]

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Cupcakes and school supplies celebrate Teaching Kitchen

The Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St. in downtown Davis, will hold an open house in celebration of its third birthday on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to stop by to see the kitchen and enjoy a cupcake and cold drink. No birthday is complete without presents! […]

Volunteer docents sought for Discover the Flyway school program

The Yolo Basin Foundation, a nonprofit wildlife and wetlands education organization, invites potential new volunteers to train as docents for its popular Discover the Flyway school program. Any member of the public with a passion for conservation, a desire to learn more about the local wetlands and an enthusiasm for sharing this with school students […]

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Help make Cool Davis veggie bags

Organizers of the Cool Davis Veggie Bag Project have put out a call to all volunteers who like to sew. The goal is to make reusable veggie bags to give to each household at the Oct. 16 Cool Davis Festival as one small step toward more sustainable living. To volunteer to sew veggie bags, contact Nancy […]

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Glover hired to lead downtown business association

Melanie Glover has been hired to lead the Davis Downtown Business Association, the board of directors has announced. She has been serving as coordinator of the Second Friday ArtAbout and as publicity coordinator at the Davis Art Center. Glover will start her new job on Aug. 22 and succeeds Joy Cohan, who stepped down from the […]

Woodland’s Stroll Through History is back

Woodland’s popular Stroll Through History event, which showcases the community’s historic homes and neighborhoods, is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. After taking a year off to raise funds, organizers of this popular local event have returned with a mix of free and ticketed events. The free events include eight guided tours through historic neighborhoods, each […]

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The public health of water: a unique opportunity

Special to The Enterprise As I watered my tomatoes, my neighbor informed me that I will not be able to afford this in the future. “We are going to pay through the nose so our city can transition from ground to surface water,” he said, adding, though, that our “appliances” will last longer and the […]

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Nominate a community hero for Red Cross recognition

As a community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention and response, the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a celebration to honor individuals in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion. This celebration, the 11th annual Red Cross Heroes Luncheon […]

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