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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

Katehi, college leaders: Close ‘innovation deficit’

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and university leaders from across the country on Wednesday urged political leaders to pump more money into research and education, warning, “our nation’s role as the world’s innovation leader is at stake.” “The combination of eroding federal investments in research and higher education, additional cuts due to sequestration, and the […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pair of car-bike collisions reported

Davis firefighters responded to two car-versus-bicycle collisions Tuesday. The first occurred at 11:23 a.m. on LaRue Road near Russell Boulevard, sending the female bicyclist to Sutter Davis Hospital with unspecified injuries, Davis Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. A second collision occurred at 5:13 p.m. at Russell Boulevard at Highway 113, resulting in minor injuries […]

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Poor vision can lead to poor school performance

By Dr. Sara Niyati-Haddadan Special to The Enterprise With the first day of school just around the corner, most parents are busy checking off lists for things to do before school starts. Is a visit to the optometrist on the list? A comprehensive eye exam is one of the most important things to do and […]

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

Diagnose and correct vision problems in children

Dr. Les Busby Special to The Enterprise Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye-health problems face many barriers in life — academically, socially and athletically. High-quality eye care can break down these barriers and help enable your children to reach their highest potential. Vision doesn’t just happen. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes […]

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

Early education is child’s play for UCD husband-wife team

By Linda Turpin When Janet Thompson shops at Nugget, she hears Davis parents educating their very young children. Thompson is director of UC Davis’ Center for Child and Family Studies’ Early Childhood Lab School, a model program for children from birth through age 6. The lab school doubles as a teaching and research lab for […]

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