Council to consider Cannery Park proposal

Following a series of community meetings, ConAgra is returning to the Davis City Council Tuesday night for further guidance on the Cannery Park development proposal. The council meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. In September, ConAgra, which owns the 100-acre former Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery site […]

United recovering from computer glitch

CHICAGO (AP) — A five-hour computer outage that virtually shut down United Airlines Friday night and early Saturday is a stark reminder of how dependent airlines have become on technology. Passengers saw their flight information vanish from airport screens, and thousands were stranded as United canceled 36 flights and delayed 100 worldwide. The airline still […]

Still appreciate everything he’s done for me

* Editor’s note: Portions of the following column first ran on Father’s Day 1995. It’s been a number of Father’s Days since my dad died, but the pain of his passing has been replaced by a wonderful appreciation of how lucky I was to have known him for the first 40 years of my life. […]

Man critically hurt in Woodland car-bike collision

Woodland police are investigating a car-versus-bicycle crash that left a man critically injured Friday. Sgt. Don Beal said an officer witnessed the 12:45 p.m. collision on East Main Street just east of East Street and radioed for medical aid. “Due to the injuries incurred by the bicyclist, which were considered potentially life-threatening, an air ambulance […]

Downtown may get new parking garage

Decade-long plans to build a parking garage in the heart of downtown Davis have more traction now than ever before. City staff is talking with downtown business owners and the Yackzan Group, which has exclusive rights to design the project, about building a five-level garage with ground-floor retail at Third, Fourth, E and F streets. […]

Hospice works in alternative care living facilities

Hospice is a not a place, it is a program that helps care for people wherever anyone calls “home.” Traditionally, a home is someone’s house, but not always. For many people home is a skilled nursing facility or other type of alternative living facility. Harvard Medical School researchers studied hospice care in the nursing home […]

Yolo Reads: Turning the page on literacy

Analilia Gutierrez, a mother who lives in Winters, longed to become a U.S. citizen, but she struggled to read and write in English — a skill required to take the citizenship test. But then, she discovered Yolo Reads, a free literacy program offered by the Yolo County Library. Volunteer tutors work with adults to improve […]

Proposed plastic bag ban put on hold

The Davis Natural Resources Commission is postponing consideration of a proposed ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags for shopping, pending a California Supreme Court ruling on the city of Manhattan Beach’s bag ban, a city staffer announced Tuesday. The case was argued last month, and a decision is expected within 60 to 90 […]

Parent Place looking for more volunteers

Are you a parent who’d like to help others deal with the challenges of parenting? Do you have a few extra hours in your week or month to make a difference in the lives of local families? The Parent Place, a parent cooperative founded to support effective parenting, is looking for volunteers at its site […]

It’s red, white and blue time at the Kiwanis Kiddie Parade

Patriots of all ages are invited to participate in the annual Fourth of July Kiwanis Kiddie Parade. The Independence Day event has become a tradition for many Davis families. Kids up through sixth grade are invited to enter in one of six categories: wagons, bicycles, scooters, strollers, walkers and groups. Members of the Kiwanis Club […]

Confused about water hardness

A recent Davis Enterprise story on proposed water rate increases confused me with what seemed like a contradiction. First, the story said that “our deep well water has a similar hardness to river water.” Later it assured us that, after the change to river water, “filtration and softening systems will not be needed.” My understanding […]

How state’s farmers weathered drought

By Kelly Zito California’s most recent drought cost consumers more than $1.5 billion in lost hydropower and led to the cancellation of two commercial salmon fishing seasons, but its impacts on agriculture were more mixed than previously thought, according to a water policy report released Thursday. While water shortages drove down revenues in some farming districts nearly 20 percent, […]

Budget uncertainty mounts in wake of Brown veto

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown angered members of both parties Thursday by vetoing a budget plan approved by Democrats in the Legislature then blaming Republicans for a fiscal impasse that threatens to strip more money from education and vital public services. The developments made a balanced state budget appear more elusive than ever, even […]

ACLU attorney takes wait-and-see tack on UCD protest policy

UC Davis’ new policy of having plainclothes police and staff wear name tags at student protests could be a workable compromise, a civil liberties attorney said Thursday. “If it’s done in a way that doesn’t chill and is consistent with the exercise of free-speech rights, that’s acceptable, because they’re in public places and publicly declaring […]