UC invests millions in new cyber studies program

By Nanette Asimov The University of California will unveil its first top-tier cyber courses in January — 26 online offerings, from global climate change to game theory. At the same time, it’s eyeing China and even American soldiers as potential sources of cash to pay for them. Academically, the UC system is venturing into territory that supporters hope will […]

Gunmen attack U.S. Embassy in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday while suicide bombers struck police buildings in an attack blitz that displayed the ability of militants to bring their fight to the doorsteps of Western power […]

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Lawyer: Iran sets bail for two jailed Americans

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said. Lawyer Masoud Shafiei […]

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Vacaville Rotarians host free kids’ fishing derby

The Vacaville Sunrise Rotary Club will once again host a free fishing derby for children at Lake Solano Park, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. As always, the Sunrise Rotary Club will stock the Alvin Bonifacio Memorial Fishing Pond with fish in order to provide a great fishing experience for youngsters age […]

Toy Library plans rummage sale

The Woodland Toy Library will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at Freeman Park at Sixth and Main streets in Woodland. The rummage sale is the toy library’s only fundraiser and helps to keep it open. The organization is accepting donations of games, puzzles, books, CDs and DVDs […]

‘Cutting the Cable’ class moves to larger venue

Davis Community Network has changed the location of its upcoming class on “Cutting the Cable.” It will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Attendees will learn how to drop their cable or dish service and get their video from the web. Visit dcn.org to register for […]

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 About.me. Online voting continues until Sept. 20. To vote, visit a contestant’s About.me page and click on “vote for this profile.” Lacy’s page is at http://about.me/Davidlacy. About.me 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 […]