Multicultural community forum shines spotlight on Muslims, Sikhs

The first in a series of public forums designed to foster increased understanding and appreciation of local cultures will focus on local Muslim and Sikh communities. Presenters Khalid Saeed, national president of the American Muslim Voice Foundation, and Kavneet Singh, managing director of the Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund, will each provide a […]

How cool are we? Find out at workshop

By Chris Granger and Leslie Crenna Cool Davis volunteers have been working hard planning a follow-up event to last fall’s annual Cool Davis Festival. The result? This first of what are hoped to be many Cool Home Workshops, which takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Blanchard Room at […]

U.S. confirms attack in Turkey, issues warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirmed a terrorist attack Friday just outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and told Americans to stay away from U.S. diplomatic offices throughout Turkey. Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the explosion occurred on the perimeter of the embassy at about 1:15 pm local time. “We can confirm a terrorist […]

Mexico office blast kills 32

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers searched for survivors Friday and authorities promised a thorough investigation after an office building blast killed 32 people and injured 121 at the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos. The cause of the basement explosion in an administrative building next to the iconic, 51-story Pemex tower in Mexico […]

Bob Dunning: One thing we won’t have to worry about anymore

BROCHURE MANIA … got my first “Yes on I” literature a couple of days ago, hand delivered by a very young child who may or may not have been paid for his efforts … in addition to platitudes from all sorts of important people, the clean and simple “postcard” features a hairy hand plunging a […]

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 www.yolobasin.org 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 […]