I can help make it look good

NOTHING BUT THE BEST … I was thrilled to see that local artist Susan Shelton was selected by YoloArts to create a large ceramic mural at the main entrance to the county administration building in Woodland … if Shelton’s many previous works are any guide, this will be an exquisite offering that will bring joy […]

Cabrillo Club hosts linguica breakfast

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club will serve its well-known Portuguese ethnic linguica breakfast after the early morning Masses on Sunday, Aug. 26. Breakfast will be served after the 7, 8:30, and 10 a.m. Masses at Tumulty Hall, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, hash-brown potatoes, Portuguese linguica sausage, fruit, juice […]

Investigators paid $230,256 as pepper-spray costs climb

UC Davis paid two consultants $230,256 to mount its internal affairs investigation on last November’s pepper-spraying of student protesters — an investigation that produced recommendations Chief Matt Carmichael opted to overrule. UCD paid Van Dermyden Allison Law Corp. of Sacramento $148,349 and Yorba Linda-based Norman A. Traub Associates $81,907 to investigate the Nov. 18 arrest of 10 Occupy UC Davis protesters […]

Golden Age Fly-in soars over Woodland

Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers are hosting the Golden Age Fly-in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at their new flying site northeast of Davis, on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102. The event will feature remote-controlled aircraft flying prior to World War II, also known as the Golden Age of […]

Free recovery education course offered

Enrollment is under way for the fall 2012 Peer-to-Peer course, a free 10-week recovery education program for people with a serious mental illness. The course, coordinated by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is led by a team of trained mentors, who themselves have a mental illness and are now […]

DUI task force plans Labor Day crackdown

Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ drunken-driving task force embarks Friday on an 18-day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that will include roving patrols, a warrant sweep and DUI checkpoints. “Obviously, we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired, and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they […]

No cheesy decisions here

Sumptuous cheeses and other specialty products are among the foods displayed along the perimeter of the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Both the Co-op and Woodland-based Nugget Markets say their customers are interested in fresh produce, meats and other perishables, so they showcase those products for ease of shopping. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise […]

Paper clip chain record-seeker needs volunteers

Remember Jester Jersey, the man who wanted to build the longest paper clip chain ever created in 24 hours? He is challenging the Guinness Book of World Records starting at 3 p.m. Monday and ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday.  In order to break the record, Jersey has calculated he will need to link 37 to 38 […]

Jury selection continues in ‘sweethearts’ murder case

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys in the Richard Hirschfield double-homicide case wrapped up their fourth week of jury selection Thursday, with two more weeks to go until a panel is sworn in. Hirschfield, 63, is accused of kidnapping UC Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18, from Davis on Dec. 20, 1980, and killing them […]

Peña house items on display at museum

The 1890 Peña house at Fourth and D streets, home to the pioneering Peña family — including the late Narcissa Peña, who lived there all of her life — has been demolished. Through the generosity of the new owners of the property, some items have been salvaged and will be on display beginning Saturday at the Hattie […]

Per Capita Davis: Things are heating up

Things are heating up, and not just in the presidential election. James Hansen, one of the first to sound the alarm about climate change, recently published the results of a study examining the percentage of the Earth’s surface (not counting the oceans) that experiences “extreme heat” in the summer. According to the study, this percentage […]

Cowboy showman, folk dancers perform at fair

The Folklorico Latino de Woodland folk dance troupe and cowboy showman James Barrera will team up to perform at noon Sunday on the East Stage at the Yolo County Fair. The fairgrounds are at Gum Avenue and East Street in Woodland. This local Mexican folkdance group was created in 1986 as a focal point for […]

Nugget, Co-op find customers like perishables in prominent spot

Davis shoppers are particularly interested in fresh produce, meats and other perishables, say representatives of two locally based grocers — Nugget Market and the Davis Food Co-op. This is reflected in the way products are arranged, with an eye toward the route through the store that a typical customer pushing a shopping basket might take. […]

In grocery stores, the perimeters take center stage

By Stephanie Strom EAGAN, Minn. — The doors of the Cub Foods grocery store in this middle-class suburban city open onto piles of picture-perfect peaches and nectarines nestled next to jewel-toned plums and grapes. Around the corner, corn delivered in the morning from a local farm is heaped decoratively on one side of a wide, […]