Need a new best friend?

LB is a super-sized, super-handsome 2-year-old neutered male German shepherd/Rottweiler cross. LB was raised on a ranch and is great with children and other dogs. He’s a gentle giant and volunteer favorite. Roger is a 10-month-old neutered male Anatolian shepherd/husky cross with a soft, fluffy black coat with a white patch on his chest. He loves to play with other dogs, […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer research update set

Rahul Aggarwal, M.D., a genitourinary cancer specialist at UC San Francisco, will speak about the research of the Prostate Cancer Dream Team II at the Aug. 12 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. The Dream Team includes medical researchers from six universities who seek to develop new approaches to combat metastatic treatment-resistant prostate […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Motorcyclist killed in rural Yolo County crash

California Highway Patrol officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a rural Yolo County crash that left a motorcyclist dead Wednesday morning. Denis Fred Bartz Sr., 61, of Knights Landing, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6 a.m. collision, which occurred on County Road 85 near Road 15B north of Capay, CHP […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Poll shows support for Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys a record high 54 percent approval rating among California voters as he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year after a relatively smooth state budget process, according to a new poll the Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday. So far, the Democratic governor faces no serious […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Woman hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday night after the carbon monoxide detector activated in her South Davis apartment, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said a crew was dispatched at 11:51 p.m. to the New Harmony Apartments, 3030 Cowell Blvd., where the resident said the alarm had been sounding for about 10 minutes. […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland woman accused of assaulting officer

Woodland police say a woman assaulted an officer with his own handcuffs Wednesday morning as he attempted to take her into custody. Ruby Marina Lucero came to officers’ attention shortly before 9 a.m. when witnesses reported seeing a woman “yelling, throwing objects and hitting the curb with a metal object” outside a business in the […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woman arrested for brandishing, spitting

A 27-year-old San Francisco woman was jailed Tuesday after allegedly brandishing a knife at an Amtrak conductor. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said Monyea Monique Johnson “became agitated” at the conductor, who had asked her to leave a train at the downtown station after failing to pay for a ticket. She allegedly spit on the […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst slashes work force at Davis group home

EMQ FamiliesFirst announced Wednesday it has slashed its Davis program and administrative staff by 77 positions as the nonprofit organization battles the state and county over licensing and certification issues. The move, which FamiliesFirst spokeswoman Kristine Austin called a “reduction in force” as opposed to layoffs, leaves 43 employees at the embattled Fifth Street facility, […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

In Wednesday’s Enterprise, a box accompanying a story about the UC Davis campus counsel’s office incorrectly identified the job title of Griselda Castro. She retired from her position as associate vice chancellor in June 2012. In August 2012, she returned to campus to begin working part-time as a special assistant to the vice chancellor of […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Tea at the Empress, if you please

VICTORIA, British Columbia — No visit to Victoria, we are told, is complete without stopping by the elegant, castle-like Empress Hotel for afternoon tea. Never mind that Butchart Gardens is a treasure of stunning beauty or that the Royal B.C. Museum has a fascinating “Race to the South Pole” exhibit, if you haven’t done afternoon […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

House approves lower rates on student loans

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation links student loan interest rates to the financial markets, offering lower rates for most students now but higher ones down the line […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Two people fall ill with West Nile virus

The first two human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed, one each in Yolo and Sacramento counties. The Sacramento case is neuro-invasive, symptoms of which can include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seizures and paralysis. This case “is a reminder to us all that mosquito season is here and it is […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

County issues coyote warning for North Davis

Coyotes have been sighted on the greenbelt between Catalina Drive and F Street along Covell Boulevard in North Davis, Yolo County Animal Services officers report. In addition, several cats have gone missing in the neighborhood. “Many people assume that coyotes don’t live in suburban or urban neighborhoods because they don’t see them,” said Vicky Fletcher, chief […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Residents break fast at community iftar

“Five more minutes,” whispers a teenaged girl to her friend excitedly, while each balance warm bowls of lentil soup in their laps.

The soup, after the traditional date, of course, will be the first food or drink to pass through their lips since before sunrise 16 hours earlier.

The last few minutes tick by, the clock strikes 8:18 in the evening and the girls dig in. The daylong fast that all Muslims observe throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has ended. The iftar, or the dinner held once the sun has dipped below the horizon, has begun.