Obama presses Xi on cybersecurity

RANCHO MIRAGE (AP) — President Barack Obama used an unusually lengthy and informal desert summit to present Chinese President Xi Jingping with detailed evidence of intellectual property theft emanating from his country, as a top U.S. official declared Saturday that cybersecurity is now at the “center of the relationship” between the world’s largest economies. While […]

Council gearing up for 2013-14 budget adoption

In the penultimate step in the city’s budget adoption process for fiscal year 2013-14, the Davis City Council will hear presentations Tuesday from each department on their respective plans for the next 12 months and how much those operations will cost. Council members then will have the opportunity to offer input on what they would […]

Time to celebrate as 2013′s grads take center stage

Yes, it was hot — 102 degrees. But Mother Nature’s toasty gift didn’t burn up their enthusiasm as 570 members of the Davis High School Class of 2013 celebrated their commencement Friday night at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

But by the time Sugal Sutter, senior class president, was done welcoming the audience, everyone was in the shade.

“In 20 minutes, the heat, wind and crowds, none of it will matter. It just becomes all about them,” Vice Principal Stacy Desideri said of the graduates.

LIFE. Just Live It!

Visitors to the 2013 Grad Night venue on Friday afternoon delight in pointing out old friends as they check out the photos on the popular kindergarten wall. The theme of the all-night safe party, thrown for the graduates of all four of Davis’ high schools, was “LIFE. Just Live It! The grads enjoyed casino games, […]

You didn’t send that spam, but they think you did

The problem might start with an email from a friend who asks, “Why did you send me this spam promising ‘super sexxxxy weight loss results’?” Followed by a few more emails from other friends asking the same thing. Some of them angry. Or maybe your computer slows. Or abruptly reboots. Or a store refuses your […]

Bob Dunning: Here’s what the government’s hearing

In an attempt to justify its surveillance of every phone call made by every American, the Obama administration today released word-for-word transcripts recorded from a suspected terrorist cell operating out of a 1950s-style starter home in a nondescript East Davis neighborhood (as all East Davis neighborhoods are). Please know that if you hear strange clicking […]

Bingo! Games Sunday benefit summer camp

Feeling lucky? Try your hand at bingo on Sunday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. Doors open at noon, and the first game begins at 1 p.m. Typically, 14 or 15 games are played and the fun usually ends about 4 p.m. Players can purchase bingo packets for $20, which supplies sufficient […]

Holmes VP Kelleher moving over to Harper

Kerin Kelleher, longtime vice principal at Holmes Junior High, will be moving to Harper Junior High this summer. The vice principal’s job at Harper opened up a few weeks ago when Matt Duffy was hired as principal at Pioneer Elementary. Assistant Superintendent Matt Best, the school district’s human resources administrator, told The Enterprise on Friday […]

Bail slashed for former coach accused of unlawful intercourse

Bail for a former Dixon youth coach accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl was reduced from $1 million to $450,000 following a hearing Friday in Yolo Superior Court. Judge David Rosenberg approved the defense motion to halve Troy Anthony Hensley’s bail but said the defendant must wear a GPS monitoring […]

Retrial on premeditation issue planned in Davis homicide case

WOODLAND — The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced last week it plans to retry a Davis homicide case to determine whether the defendant should be convicted of premeditating the crime. Whether that trial actually will happen, however, depends on a judge’s ruling later this summer. A jury last month convicted 38-year-old James Elron Mings […]

September trial set in Davis hate-crime case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge set a Sept. 23 trial date for the defendant accused of a hate-crime assault against a gay Davis man. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony assault, battery and criminal threats charges stemming from the March 10 beating of 32-year-old Lawrence “Mikey” Partida outside his […]

Congress didn’t know extent of surveillance, Garamendi says

Rep. John Garamendi on Friday expressed alarm about revelations about the extent of government surveillance of phone calls and Internet use, saying most members of Congress had been left in the dark. “I don’t know that anybody in Congress or maybe in the administration, perhaps even the president himself, knew the extent of this collection […]

IRS workers say supervisors directed targeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Internal Revenue Service agents working in the agency’s Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status, a contention that directly contradicts claims made by the agency since the scandal erupted last month. The Cincinnati agents didn’t provide proof that senior […]