Attorneys argue over consent in Davis date-rape trial

UPDATE: Thaddeus Sonne was found not guilty in a verdict delivered at 1:30 p.m. Friday and was released immediately from the Yolo sheriff’s custody, his attorney Dan Hutchinson said. Read the complete story in Sunday’s Enterprise. WOODLAND — A Yolo County jury began deliberating Thursday whether a 21-year-old Davis man is guilty of rape or […]

How the city arrived at the proposed rates

* Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories examining the proposed Woodland-Davis joint surface water project, including project specifics, the city of Davis’ water utility in general and arguments for and against Measure I in the March 5 mail-only election. Once the Water Advisory Committee had picked the Woodland-Davis surface water […]

City sued over water rates, use

A class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the city of Davis in Yolo Superior Court, alleging that the city unlawfully fails to charge itself for water. The suit also alleges that Davis has adopted, and plans to adopt, illegal water rates to bill customers. The plaintiffs — the Yolo Ratepayers for Affordable Public Utility […]

Reserve your space for Duck Days

Duck Days, which includes teaching children how to fish, takes place at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road) in Davis. For a complete schedule of events and to register, visit and click “Duck Days” or call the Yolo Basin Foundation at 530-757-3780.The cost for California Duck Days activities on […]

County reuse program offers free paint

Paint and other reusable products are available to the public, free of charge, through the Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management’s reuse program. The program is an extension of the household hazardous waste drop-off program, open to the public every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Yolo County Central […]

Learn about water rates at community meetings

The city of Davis will host five community meetings during February to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates. In addition, in accordance with Proposition 218, all property owners will receive notices this week about a public hearing on March 19, during which they may offer testimony […]

Entrepreneurship ‘evangelist’ joining UCD

One of the country’s best-known experts on entrepreneurship, Carl Schramm, will teach at  UC Davis Graduate School of Management as a visiting professor during the spring quarter. Dubbed the “evangelist of entrepreneurship” by the British magazine The Economist, Schramm in 2012 stepped down from his role as president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City, […]

Need a new best friend?

Come join in the fun at Pet Extreme in Woodland from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and meet adoptable dogs of all ages and breeds at an event that will benefit Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue. Betsy is a 1-year-old spayed female Maltese mix who plays well with other dogs and loves to be held […]

Retirees lend their expertise

By Megan Woolhouse Boston Globe Since high-tech entrepreneur Alan Greenfield retired, he has filled his days with trips, dance classes, and volunteer work. Yet the engineer with a degree from MIT is most excited about his new $10-an-hour job helping low-income families file their tax returns and maximize their refunds. ”Help when you can, that’s my […]

In the New Year, is it time to consider a senior community?

Six signs your loved one might need new living arrangements WOODLAND — Holiday visits, filled with lots of quality time with family, can bring to light the increasing and changing needs of aging parents and family members. After the holiday season, senior living communities like Palm Gardens see a rise in inquiries from concerned adult […]

Doors at URC

By Lena McNicholas The double doors opened automatically and I rolled-stumbled through with my three well-traveled pieces of red Liz Claiborne luggage. I was weary with jet lag and weeks of decisions: selling the house, disposing of lifelong possessions, weeping when the piano left for a new home in New Jersey, looking at the Blue […]

Wildlife festival is truly for the birds

Bird lovers will flock to Davis again this month to participate in California Duck Days, a wetlands and wildlife festival Saturday, Feb. 23. The family-oriented event features 13 field trips around the region, lots of bird-related workshops and plenty of activities for kids.

Events will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters in South Davis. California Duck Days is organized by Yolo Basin Foundation and hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Love actually, not virtually

By Leanne Italie NEW YORK (AP) — Nicole Buergers and Brenden Macaluso are both 32. They struck up a conversation about hipster eyewear over free beer and cheap eats at a Houston hangout one Sunday afternoon and Macaluso recalls the evening ending this way: Nicole: “So how do we do this?” Brenden: “You give me […]

Coro Fellow placed with Davis Chamber

The Davis Chamber of Commerce welcomes Dulce Galicia, a Coro Fellow from San Francisco, to begin a six-week field placement. The Coro Center for Civic Leadership is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides experiential and seminar training to groups of diverse leaders across the country. Coro participants learn about leadership across multiple sectors, industries and […]