Redwood City man arrested for crash that killed wife, son

A Redwood City man faces felony drunken driving and possible vehicular manslaughter charges following a crash Monday that killed the man’s wife and teenage son, according to the California Highway Patrol. According to a CHP news release, 46-year-old Reyes Barajas of Redwood City was at the wheel of a westbound 2001 Toyota Tacoma that ran […]

YFSA opens new downtown Davis office

Yolo Family Service Agency, a nonprofit agency that for 53 years has offered counseling and mental health services, has moved to downtown Davis. The agency has opened an office with convenient parking at 140 B St., Suite 6C. Trish Staniosis, YFSA executive director, says “downtown Davis is a great location, making it much easier for […]

Alzheimer’s expert visits Atria Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens, a senior living community, will host Alzheimer’s disease expert and internationally renowned author David Troxel at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. His talk is free and open to the public. Troxel will give a presentation based on his book, “The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care.” The book discusses the one thing […]

Explosions may be heard Thursday as a result of port classes

The Port of West Sacramento, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will conduct classes Thursday for those enrolled in the Continuing Challenge, a weeklong national hazardous materials emergency response workshop held annually in Sacramento. Due to the nature of the class, which involves explosions, some residents of Yolo County may hear explosions in the […]

Sign up by Sept. 21 for ‘Nutcracker’ lottery

Applications for roles in the 2012 production of the local holiday favorite, “The Davis Children’s Nutcracker,” are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the city of Davis Community Services Office, 600 A St., Suite C. Names of cast members — 250 Davis children ages 6-12 — are drawn by lottery, with preference given […]

Contingency plan eyed for school administrators’ salary concessions

The Davis Board of Education will hear an enrollment update for the Davis schools on Thursday and consider a contingency plan that could implement salary reductions and furlough days for school district administrators if Proposition 30 fails in the Nov. 6 election. Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City […]

Stranger attempts to get Winters boy into vehicle

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reports that a stranger tried to abduct a 10-year-old boy who was walking in the Winters area on Sunday evening. The boy, who was not hurt during the incident, ran to a nearby neighbor’s residence after the 6 p.m. incident and they contacted the Sheriff’s Department. The boy told deputies […]

Food given to needy individuals

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Sept. 19, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at […]

Caregiver resources covered in class

“Making the Most of Your M.D. Visit” will be presented by Joanne Hatchett, a family nurse practitioner, at the Family Caregiving 101 class on Thursday. The class will run from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Courtyard Conference Room at Woodland Healthcare’s Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Brown-bag lunchers are welcome at this […]

Cool Davis Festival celebrates one cool city

Details What: Third annual Cool Davis Festival; community volunteers are welcome When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets, downtown Davis How to help: Visit; sponsorship opportunities are still available by emailing By Kerry Daane Loux and Lynne Nittler Mark your calendars for the Cool […]

‘Sweethearts’ murder trial starts nearly 32 years after the crime

SACRAMENTO — Nearly 32 years after the crime, a decade following an alleged DNA match and eight years since the defendant’s arrest, opening statements are under way today in the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case. That lengthy passage of time is expected to play a central role in the trial of Richard Joseph Hirschfield, who […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | 1 Reply

Columnist injured in car v. bike collision

Richard Lewis Rifkin, 48, a Davis resident and Davis Enterprise columnist, was injured while riding his bicycle Friday morning northwest of Davis. According to the California Highway Patrol, Rifkin was struck by an automobile on eastbound County Road 29, just west of Road 99, at about 7:45 a.m. CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin reported that Michael […]

Top retirees benefited from school pension cashout

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — For nearly a decade, California’s top-paid school administrators got to collect six-figure lump sum cash payments in addition to their pensions by taking advantage of a little-known legislative provision that was intended to help retain and recruit teachers during the dot-com boom. The program, known as the “partial lump […]

Fernandes kicks off school board campaign

Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, will kick off his campaign at a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 2100 Caravaggio Drive. Guests will enjoy good conversation over fresh-baked pizzas from Caffé Italia. Community members are welcome, and donations to the campaign fund are requested. To RSVP, email