Initiative that raised millions for UC Davis students receives international award

By Sarah Colwell An initiative at UC Davis that helped raise nearly $4 million for student scholarships, fellowships and awards recently received international recognition. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with members around the world, recently named UCD the winner of a silver 2013 Circle of Excellence award for […]

Grand jury has praise — and recommendations — for county’s adult services program

A report released by the Yolo County Grand Jury last week praised the county’s adult services program for its high quantity and quality of work, as well as the strong work ethic that exists among employees, but also found low employee morale, inexperienced management and lack of safety guidelines for social workers in the field. […]

Weather clarification

Tuesday’s edition of the Accuweather “Daily Almanac” indicated a record high of 114 degrees on Sunday. This was the reading taken Sunday morning for the previous 24 hours, meaning that 114 was the high for Saturday, June 29. The previous record for June 29 was 108 degrees, set in 1918. Sunday’s high temperature was 105 […]

Former Davis High Principal Howard Cohen dies

Howard Cohen, who held a succession of administrative posts in the Davis school district from 1988 through 1999, died recently. Cohen came to the Davis district as a vice principal at Davis High in 1988, and served in that position through summer 1991, at which point he became the principal at Emerson Junior High. Cohen […]

Davis family drops lawsuit spurred by hit-and-run arrest

A seven-year legal battle that began with a parking lot fender-bender ended last month when plaintiff Halema Buzayan dropped her civil rights lawsuit against the city of Davis and its Police Department. Much of the case had been whittled away through dismissals on pleadings and summary-judgment motions by the time U.S. District Court Judge Morrison […]

Evans will sign copies of his new novel this weekend

Davis author Scott Evans will sign copies of his new novel, “Sylvia’s Secret,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Logos Books, 513 Second St., and at noon Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Both bookstores are in downtown Davis. “Sylvia’s Secret” is a fast-paced psychological murder mystery set mostly in London […]

Parents choose trendy baby names, study finds

Parents these days name their babies Jacob or Isabella instead of John or Mary for similar reasons that people decades ago bought cars with tailfins instead of Edsels — because they are fashionable, according to a new UC Davis study. The newest fashion will be set when Prince William and Kate named their first child, […]

Grants to kick-start interdisciplinary research

Child poverty, international migration and the cultural impact of video games are among the topics of seven new programs in the humanities, arts and social sciences recently announced at UC Davis. Vice Chancellor for Research Harris Lewin said the new clusters in the Interdisciplinary Frontiers in Humanties and Arts program will receive combined funding of […]

Legislature approves memorial to honor slain deputy

The rest area off Interstate 5 in Dunnigan will be named in honor of slain Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Diaz, thanks to legislation authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 14 received final approval Wednesday from the Legislature. Diaz was shot to death on June 15, 2008, near the Dunnigan rest area after […]

Davis man returns to race across the Alps

Who would train two years to race — paragliding and walking — across the top of the Alps from Salzburg, Austria, to the Mediterranean Sea in Monaco?

Ask Honza Rejmanek, a 37-year-old atmospheric scientist from Davis, who is about to do it for the fourth time.

“The last race was two years ago,” he says. “That is long enough to make you forget the pain and boredom of walking Alpine roads at night with a flashlight, the tiredness and constant pushing yourself in rain and cold.”

Council considering plastic bag ban for all businesses in town

The City Council isn’t interested only in banning plastic bags from grocery stores and other businesses that hand them out in high volumes, but from every business in Davis. On Tuesday, the council had the opportunity to tell staff that it is ready to move forward with implementing an ordinance that would exile about 90 […]

Bob Dunning: There are cheaper ways to fluoridate

NO CHOICE … silly me, as we move up on Independence Day in our beloved hometown, I was under the impression that when it comes to the government telling us what we can or can’t do with our bodies, we are a pro-choice city … first in the nation, as I remember, as declared unanimously […]

Happy Fourth of July from The Enterprise

The Davis Enterprise will not publish an edition Thursday in observance of Independence Day. All Enterprise offices will be closed. Regular deadlines, publication schedules and office hours resume Friday.

Woodland hit-and-run victim dies of injuries

The Woodland woman who was run over in a convenience store parking lot Sunday night died Tuesday morning from her injuries, according to Woodland police. Lt. Anthony Cucchi said the woman, who was in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the UC Davis Medical Center, where she was taken after being run over outside the […]