Hear a ‘local treasure’ perform Friday

Local residents will have an opportunity to hear a “local treasure,” Clarence Van Hook, perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Van Hook will play authentic American music with J. Cedar, a veteran songwriter and guitarist. More than 40 years ago, Van Hook was performing at concerts, […]

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UCD: Brain changes in football players differ from Alzheimer’s

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — The brain damage found in a growing number of professional football players has been described in detail by a UC Davis Medical Center researcher and colleagues in the July issue of Neurosurgery. The pattern of protein tangles and plaques in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is distinct from those […]

UCD: Step made toward reducing stroke, heart attack risks

By Karen Finney SACRAMENTO  — UC Davis researchers have made a significant step forward in the search for ways to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. Published in the July 5 issue of Circulation, their study shows that a protein known as nonmuscle myosin light chain kinase — or nmMLCK — causes cells that normally […]

Stock up on books at Friends’ sale

The bargains on books will be sizzling as the Friends of the Davis Public Library host their bi-monthly book sale starting Friday, Aug. 5. Members only will be admitted from noon to 2 p.m., but shoppers are invited to become a member at the door. Regular hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. […]

Poll: Californians favor more alternative energy

By Kelly Zito Eight in 10 Californians favor tougher fuel efficiency standards for cars, federal funding for solar and wind power and curbs on heat-trapping emissions from factories and power plants, a new public opinion poll has found. And even with the anemic economy, most state residents say policymakers must act now to head off the more damaging impacts […]

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Thompson-led effort spares endangered species listings

Rep. Mike Thompson on Wednesday helped lead a bipartisan effort that prevented the gutting of the federal Endangered Species Act. Thompson, D-St. Helena, co-authored a successful amendment that stripped what environmentalists had come to call the “extinction rider” from the 2012 interior appropriations bill. The rider would have prevented the Fish and Wildlife Service from […]

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House GOP set to vote on revamped debt-limit bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pressing ahead with a vote on a newly modified plan to stave off an unprecedented government default next week, even though the legislation faces a White House veto threat and unanimous opposition among Senate Democrats. The vote set for Thursday comes amid growing worry that a dysfunctional Congress might […]

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Caffé Italia owners’ big dreams hang on city’s pending offer

It just feels right, Shar Katz said one recent morning, while surveying what soon may be the new home for the beloved family restaurant Caffé Italia, which she owns with her husband Kevin. The building needs work — a lot of work. It might as well be torn down and reconstructed from scratch, Kevin said, if […]

New city manager ‘can’t wait to get started’

Davis’ new city manager, Steve Pinkerton, said he is eager to begin work for a city that reminds him of the college town where he grew up. Pinkerton, currently the city manager of Manteca, spent his childhood in Columbia, Mo. He enrolled at the University of Missouri, Columbia, for his undergraduate studies, earning degrees in economics and geography. […]

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Trial begins in 2007 hit-and-run case

WOODLAND — Nearly four years after a hit-and-run driver caused a crash that injured two Davis motorcyclists, lawyers were set to deliver opening statements today in the trial of the Dixon father and daughter facing charges in the case. Noelle Warren, 27, is accused of being the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe that rear-ended Davis […]

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Robbery case leads to drug raid at West Davis home

Yolo County drug agents this week raided the West Davis home where robbers stole a large amount of cocaine two weeks ago. By the end of the Monday raid, 22-year-old Lucas Russell Ritter was in custody on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said Wednesday. Doroshov said Ritter lives […]

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In Portland, ban is already in the bag

Portland The very day we left Davis for a brief respite from the local water wars, I got a nasty letter from an otherwise nice person who said she was sick of me writing about Davis’ proposed plastic bag ban and that I really ought to get with the program. I wrote her back just […]

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Santana tosses no-hitter

CLEVELAND — Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over Cleveland 3-1 on Wednesday. Santana allowed two runners — an error on the leadoff batter that resulted in a first-inning run and a walk in the eighth. Santana (6-8) threw the […]

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Cain outduels Hamels as Giants top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and lead the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The NL West-leading Giants won for the third time in four games, and help could be on the way. The defending World Series champions have […]

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