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Shriners photos selected for national exhibit

Julia Serat, a Woodland resident and photographer at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, had three of her photos selected for display in a national exhibit organized by the Children’s Hospital Association.

The exhibit features images of brave patients, supportive families and compassionate health care providers. It celebrates the commitment to the health of all children shared by children’s hospitals throughout America and showcases what makes children’s hospitals unique.

“Photography has the power to move us, as it captures both ordinary and extraordinary moments that may otherwise pass unremarkably,” Serat said in a news release …

Taizé service planned Friday at DCC

Taizé services are held on the first and third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. All are welcome this Friday for an hourlong service of music, silence, candles and prayers. For more information, email [email protected]

Blaze Pizza opens with an enticing offer

After months of remodeling the former Dimple Records site at 212 F St. in downtown Davis, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza will open its doors on Thursday, April 16. The fast-casual restaurant will offer free build-your-own pizzas on Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. […]

Spring into volunteerism with Sutter Davis Auxiliary

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to join its diverse team. Prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to help others in several areas of the hospital, including the information desk, patient services, Emergency Department, surgery center, gift shop and blood pressure clinic. Volunteers are asked to staff two four-hour shifts per month, for […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: $50 makes all the difference

Susan was fleeing extreme domestic violence with her 5-year-old child. The abuse was so bad, she contemplated ending it once and for all by taking her life … and the life of her child. A Davis resident noticed the mother in a local shopping center parking lot and decided to intervene. That’s when Susan revealed […]

Bring on the bugs! (at Picnic Day)

A picnic without bugs just isn’t a picnic. Ask any entomologist. When the 100th Picnic Day takes place at UC Davis on Saturday, visitors will see plenty of insects and other arthropods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two sites: Briggs Hall on Kleiber Hall Drive and the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker […]

California’s cycles of drought

By Henry Fountain When Gov. Jerry Brown of California imposed mandatory cutbacks in water use earlier this month in response to a severe drought, he warned that the state was facing an uncertain future. “This is the new normal,” he said, “and we’ll have to learn to cope with it.” The drought, now in its […]

Audit finds problems in pipe oversight after deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California’s oversight of utilities’ gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says. The audit finds widespread breakdowns in performance by state-appointed utilities commissioners and by the state Public Utilities […]

Bob Dunning: Hey, quitting can be a lucrative gig

PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW … if all goes as planned, this will be my last column for The Davis Enterprise … at least for a while … Honestly, after winning back-to-back Pulitzers — first for my three-part series on the Yolo County Mosquito Abatement District and then for my exposé on how much water it […]

Police investigate gunpoint robbery

A man reported being robbed at gunpoint Sunday night on Covell Boulevard, Davis police said. The victim told police he was walking on Covell near Oak Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. when he was confronted by a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun who forced him into some nearby bushes, then fled after taking the victim’s […]

Couple arrested for domestic violence

An alleged incident of domestic violence Friday night ended with both parties being arrested, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the police were summoned at about 9:30 p.m. to an apartment in the 2500 block of Fifth Street, where, according to reports, a woman had tried to attack her boyfriend with a knife during […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Betty (No. 133153), a 7-year-old female yellow Labrador retriever. Also hoping for a good home is Paulo (No. 132918), a 1-year-old neutered male domestic medium-haired cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The […]

Picnic Day 101: Sunny skies will bring the fun, crowds

With sunny skies and a zero percent chance of rain, the 101st Picnic Day is sure to be a popular destination on Saturday.

UC Davis’ annual free open house — which has seen crowds swell to more than 100,000 — will showcase more than 200 family-friendly activities and events around campus. In a college town like Davis, Picnic Day is a special way of bringing together students, alumni and residents to celebrate the Heart of the Community — this year’s theme.

In Thursday’s Enterprise, our helpful schedule and preview of events will help you plan an …

Another court delay in baby Justice case

WOODLAND — The attorneys for a Woodland woman accused of murdering her infant son requested another court delay Monday to allow time to review the voluminous amount of evidence they’ve received in the case. Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg granted the continuance, ordering Samantha Lee Green back to court on May 11 for a […]

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