New group-purchase program offers discounted solar power

Have you been thinking about putting solar on your roof or garage, or fixing those leaky windows and ducts, but were put off by the cost? Well, now’s your chance. A new program available only to people who live or work in Yolo County offers a substantial discount — usually about 20 percent — off […]

Paws for Thought: ID tags for your pet are vital

Does your pet wear a collar with an identification tag? Does your pet wear it all the time? Is it easy to read? If you said no to any of these questions, you are not alone, but you may be when your lost pet is not returned. Although 80 percent of pet owners believe it’s […]

Police seek motive after California man set afire

LONG BEACH (AP) — A man who was set on fire while sitting in his SUV outside a convenience store remained hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday as investigators tried to determine what would have motivated a homeless man suspected in the attack, police said. The 63-year-old Long Beach man was badly burned on the […]

Victim’s parents want boys in rape-suicide case tried as adults

SARATOGA (AP) — The parents of a 15-year-old California girl who took her own life after she was sexually abused and an explicit photo of the assault circulated among her classmates want the three boys who have been arrested in the case prosecuted as adults, a lawyer for the family says. Authorities arrested the three […]

San Francisco cable car accidents costs millions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw. The quaint conveyances also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out to settle lawsuits for broken bones, severed feet and bad bruises […]

Woodland police seek second suspect in attempted burglary

One man was arrested and a second remains at large following an attempted residential burglary in Woodland late Thursday night. Woodland police were called to the 1600 block of Farnham Avenue at 11:20 p.m. after a resident reported she had interrupted two men who were removing window screens and shattering a dual-pane rear window. The […]

North Davis parent responsible for GATE petition forgeries

North Davis Elementary School parent Kathy Glatter placed false signatures and fabricated quotes on a pro-GATE petition earlier this year, according to Davis attorney Will Portello, who represents one of the people impersonated on the petition. Glatter, a cardiologist with Woodland Healthcare, did not return emails or phone calls seeking comment on Saturday but did […]

Da Vinci Charter Academy makes list of California Distinguished Schools

Da Vinci Charter Academy in Davis is one of 218 public middle and high schools — and the only school in Yolo County — to be selected for the 2013 list of California Distinguished Schools. “These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward […]

City, local businesses promote safer Picnic Day together

To build on last year’s successful and incident-free Picnic Day, the city and the Davis Police Department have again enacted an extended Safety Enhancement Zone to help curb the unruly atmosphere that UC Davis’ annual open house often devolves into as the daylight fades. The Safety Enhancement Zone permits police officers to give tickets — […]

Beating victim journeys down road to recovery

A trip to the movies marked Lawrence “Mikey” Partida’s first outing after dark since the night of his beating. As the lights dimmed in the theater, “I kept looking back to see who would walk in the doors,” Partida said. Afterward, “I ran back to my car really fast” — partly in jest, but partly […]

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Bob Dunning: Rates lawsuit deserves a fair hearing

Yes, there has indeed been a lawsuit filed against the city of Davis concerning the legality of both our water and sewer rates, and now we’ll all have to wait and see how the legal issues play out. And while I can understand the frustration of city leaders when another potential roadblock to its long-awaited […]

Showing they care

Charis Gibson, 5, holds a wheelbarrow for Chris Krage and Brianna Molinaro as they clean up greenery Saturday morning around Davis High School’s Instructional Performing Arts Building and the city/school tennis courts. The iCare community service project involved volunteers from nine churches working at 31 different locations around Davis, including many schools. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Time to purchase Grad Night tickets

Grad Night representatives will be at the Davis High School Senior Assembly on Wednesday to make a short presentation to members of the Class of 2013. Students may turn in their Grad Night ticket orders at the assembly. Tickets also may be purchased online at, where grads’ parents and community also can volunteer or […]