Will he or won’t he? Italy awaits Monti’s decision

ROME (AP) — Italy’s president dissolved parliament Saturday, setting the stage for general elections in February and leaving only one lingering question from Premier Mario Monti’s 13-month term trying to fix Italy’s troubled finances: whether he will run. Monti will announce his decision Sunday, ending weeks of speculation and jockeying that have dominated Italy’s political […]

More heavy rain, snow in NorCal forecast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding waves and plenty of snow in the mountains were all in the forecast as Northern Californians braced for a weekend of wintry weather and potential delays in holiday travel. As one storm system moved through the region Saturday, a second, more powerful system was expected to hit the […]

Davis sends virtual hugs of comfort to Newtown parents

The rain stopped and the sky cleared just in time for Saturday evening’s candlelight vigil in support of grieving families in Newtown, Conn. The event, which took place eight days after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was organized by a Davis mother at Candy Cane Court in Wildhorse. “Like most folks, I […]

A holiday gathering full of community

Share the joy What: Davis Food Co-op’s 27th annual Christmas Eve Holiday Meal, offering a full traditional and vegan meal When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude It takes 150 pounds of potatoes to make 800 servings of mashed potatoes, and […]

Bob Dunning: Bethlehem? Davis? What’s the difference?

* Editor’s note: The following column was first published in December 2000. “What if Jesus was born in Davis?” Asked the provocative headline hidden deep between the creases of The Davis Enterprise one day last week. Yeah, what if Jesus was born in Davis? What would that have been like? Said the first line in […]

Community Santas make for a merry Christmas

The holidays will be a lot brighter for 651 Davis children, thanks to the second annual Davis Community Gift Project, which took place on Saturday. Low-income families from throughout the community were invited to visit a special toy shop at Davis Community Church where parents could pick out new toys and other gifts for their […]

Police use Taser during arrest of Davis man

Police on Saturday used a Taser to subdue a 32-year-old Davis man whom they arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. At about 5:30 a.m., four officers responded to a call on the 900 block of J Street from a caller who said a man was threatening […]

At the pond: Great horned owl is calling

Have you ever been owling? Have you listened for your resident great horned owl? Now is the time to go owling since December is when the great horned owls start calling and nesting. You can hear them at dawn and dusk. There is the rhythmic hoo hoodo hooooo hoo. I hadn’t experienced owling until last […]

Brazilian students give back to community

After a spending a year at UC Davis, four students were heading home to Brazil, just in time for Christmas. Nagib C. Matni Neto, Allex de Souza Cabal, Amanda Micoksi Lins and Murillo Nicacio de Maraes discovered, however, that they had hundreds of dollars in Aggie Cash left on their cards. “While you or I might have […]

Store owner stands up to robbers

Two would-be robbers walked away empty-handed after a Woodland merchant refused to hand over his loot, according to Woodland police. Sgt. Steve Sexton said two armed, masked men entered Hollywood Market, 1321 College St., at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday, threatening the store owner and demanding money. But when the owner armed himself with a metal […]

Theft suspect leads Woodland cops on foot chase

A Woodland man wanted for violating his probation found himself back in jail custody Thursday after he allegedly led police on a foot pursuit. Paul Shuler Jr., 29, was a suspect in a recent vehicle and firearm theft when officers spotted him walking in the area of North and College streets at about 11:45 a.m. […]

Rebekahs host second annual crab feed

The Davis Rebekah Lodge invites the public to its second annual Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 415 Second St. The crab feed is a charitable fundraiser, open to the general public. “If you like crab, this is the place. Our first crab feed earlier […]

Embroiderers will meet Jan. 3

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Marta Beres of Davis will give a presentation on the stitchery of her native Hungary. For more information, call Diane Moore at […]

Tour Gibson House Museum on Dec. 30

Docents will lead guided tours of the Gibson House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The tour will include an exhibit depicting the influence of the Chinese culture in Yolo County in the early years. For more information, contact the museum office at 530-666-1045 or ychmoffice@sbcglobal.net.