County prostate cancer resources discussed Aug. 13

Joan Tuss will discuss the prostate cancer resource materials available at the local library at the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Stephen’s Branch Library, 315 E 14th St., in Davis. The library’s holdings include books that support members have donated. There will be a showing […]

UCD to present conference on role of universities in sustainable development

By Paul Dorn A university’s role in sustainable development will be explored during a free, one-day conference sponsored by the UC Davis College of Engineering on Wednesday, Sept. 26. “Sustainable Development for the 21st Century: The Role of the Modern University” will take place at the UCD Conference Center, near Mondavi Center on the university campus. […]

Factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies placed fewer orders with U.S. factories in June from May, signaling further weakness with manufacturing. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June, the third decline in four months. Orders for core capital goods, considered a good proxy for business investment, dropped 1.7 percent. Demand fell […]

Professor’s email reveals shooting plot

SANTA ANA (AP) — Rainer Reinscheid was into his second bottle of wine when he wrote a chilling email titled, “a good plan,” detailing violent revenge on the people he blamed for his teen son’s suicide. His son hanged himself after being disciplined at high school in March, sending the University of California, Irvine, professor […]

Local hero makes a splash in London

BETTER THAN GOLD … I don’t know about you, but for my money the feel good story of the summer is the remarkable Olympic run of former UC Davis swim star Scott Weltz … you know, the man who seemingly came out of nowhere to earn the tag of “Accidental Olympian,” then shocked the swimming […]

CHP: Make a plan to prevent heat-related deaths

As the temperature continues to rise, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia (heat stroke), especially for a child left inside a hot vehicle. Regardless of how or why a child is left behind, the end result can be devastating. To prevent the tragedy of a young child’s death, “Kaitlyn’s Law” was enacted in California […]

Attempted tire theft leads to grand-theft charges

Davis police said they arrested one man and are seeking a second who allegedly tried to swipe a set of car tires in a North Davis neighborhood. The call came in at about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, reporting that a suspicious person appeared to be in the process of stealing tires in the area of Sandpiper […]

Teens allegedly lead CHP on high-speed pursuit in stolen car

It was anything but a slow night Tuesday for Woodland California Highway Patrol officers who found themselves caught up in a high-speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the agency was notified at about 10 p.m. of a reckless driver entering Yolo County from Solano County on eastbound Interstate 80. Officers positioned […]

For the record

An article in the Back to School section of Wednesday’s Enterprise misspelled Frank Thomsen’s last name. Thomsen is president of the Davis Teachers Association.

Doggie day care on hold during search for new site

A nonprofit leader, who proposed to open a doggie day care center in a downtown residential neighborhood, has been forced to fetch a new location for the business. John Buck, the CEO of a nonprofit organization that sought to open up a business where people could drop off their dogs for the day while away […]

Children’s health package: Immunizing your kids keeps the community healthy

Dr. Paula Watts-White August is the time that most parents begin enrolling younger children in local schools, with older teens entering college. This makes August a particularly good time to focus community attention on the value of immunization. Immunizations are recommended because they protect individuals and the entire population (e.g., the residents of Davis) against diseases, […]

Local company converts waste to energy

Today’s trash could power houses and fuel cars tomorrow when local startup Sierra Energy’s innovative FastOx technology reaches the public. Put simply, the FastOx Pathfinder system takes in trash and uses a high temperature — created by chemical reaction — to break down and vaporize waste into synthetic gas. That gas can then be used […]