‘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 alan4davisschools@gmail.com.

Photography Club meets Sept. 11

The Photography Club of Davis will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Meetings are open to the public and details can be found at the website, www.photoclubofdavis.org/MeetingsSpeakers.cfm.

Pence Gallery: Bid on treasures at annual Art Auction

Every summer, I try to think up with a motto for our Art Auction that encapsulates how art can serve as a vital force in our lives. A teacher inspired this year’s theme, with a passing comment while chaperoning a youth group. As the group’s visit came to a close, a young student decided to […]

Yamada’s Workplace Religious Freedom Act reaches governor’s desk

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, announced Tuesday that AB 1964, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, is on the governor’s desk. The final vote was taken Wednesday, when the Assembly concurred with Senate amendments and approved the measure 74-4. AB 1964, a number chosen to mark its relationship to the federal Civil Rights Act of […]

Davis Flower Arrangers unveil 2012-13 program

When members of the Davis Flower Arrangers gather for their regular meeting Wednesday evening, they’ll review programs planned through May. Details about the speakers and workshops will be available and everyone is invited to ask questions and discuss the programs while signing up for membership. The Davis organization is celebrating its its 53rd anniversary this […]

Panelists explore Middle East politics, religions

A panel discussion on Middle East politics and the Abrahamic religions will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The event is free and open to the public. The three panelists are Zeev Maoz, speaking on the Jewish religion; Nasser Elias Al-Khoury, speaking on the Christian religion; and […]

Is organic meat, produce really better?

By Kenneth Chang Does an organic strawberry contain more vitamin C than a conventional one? Maybe — or maybe not. Stanford University scientists have weighed in on the “maybe not” side of the debate after an extensive examination of four decades of research comparing organic and conventional foods. They concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled […]

DCN offers tips on ‘Cutting the Cable’

Davis Community Network is once again offering its popular class on “Cutting the Cable.” People who attend will learn how to drop their cable or dish service and get their video from the web, watching anything from new movies to network shows and City Council meetings. Steve McMahon will teach the class from 6:30 to […]

‘A New Voice’ joins Farmers Market

Davis Board of Education candidate Nancy Peterson will host the grand opening of her Farmers Market booth on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Voters are invited to stop by, meet Peterson and learn more about her campaign, “A New Voice.” Yard signs and literature will be […]

100,000 refugees fled Syria in August

GENEVA (AP) — More than 100,000 Syrians sought refugee status during August in what the United Nations describes as an eye-popping escalation in the pace of departures since the hostilities began. The August total accounts for more than 40 percent of the 234,368 Syrian refugees who, as of the last count on Sunday, had fled […]

Dems open convention playing defense for Obama

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention today in defense of a president who carries both the power and the burden of incumbency, offering President Barack Obama as the best choice to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking Americans to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama’s evening speech will […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged | Leave a reply