Bang up job with holiday decorations

It’s been said that Christmas brings out the child in us all, and Derrick and Gayna Bangs’ home, 4350 Cowell Blvd., brings all the joy and wonder of being a child to life. It’s overall splendor earned it Beset Theme honors in The Davis Enterprise Holiday Decorating Contest. There are homemade cut-outs of childhood favorites […]

UC suspends new logo after widespread protest

Farewell to the banana sticker. The University of California on Friday announced it has abandoned its new logo after nearly 55,000 people signed a petition saying the logo was overly corporate, resembled — among other things — a fruit label and did not sufficiently reflect the university’s prestige. “It is important that we listen to […]

Stop signs approved downtown, on Pole Line

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday at its meeting to take the first step toward adding stop signs and painted crosswalks at three intersections downtown, making each a four-way stop. The intersections are at Second and C, Third and C and Fourth and D streets. The council also approved an ordinance for a three-way stop […]

Shelter seeks homes for animals

Staff and volunteers at the Yolo County Animal Shelter hope to find homes for the holidays for the animals in their care. Reduced adoption fees of $75 include spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip, free visit to a veterinarian, deworming, heartworm, FeLV or FeLV/FIV testing and adoption counseling. For dogs the cost of a license is […]

Outstanding students are in the Rotary spotlight

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored 11 Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for November. They are: * Christina Aguilera, nominated by English teacher Spencer Elliott, who wrote, “Christina has earned my nomination due to her humble yet assertive willingness to learn. Christina is what a student should be. While […]

Crafts, cider and Santa set at Square Tomatoes fair

Hot spiced cider, photos with Santa and Mexican chocolate will be part of the festivities at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Shoppers will find holiday wreaths, gourd ornaments, Santa’s stockings and Sierra Club calendars. Sonya Smith will be selling handmade […]

Final chance to see Candy Cane Court

For a full decade, Candy Cane Court has dazzled as one of the crown jewels in The Davis Enterprise holiday decorating contest. The court, dressed from head to toe in blinking lights, featuring full scenes of handmade wooden cut-out characters — and, of course, candy canes as far as the eye can see — became […]

Lights, get Camera, see attrActions

From candy canes and little toy trains to dancing lights and reindeer flights, this year’s Davis Enterprise Holiday Decorating Contest has a little bit of everything.

The entrants span the breadth and depth of the city of Davis, giving travelers the option of focusing on decoration close to home, plotting a course in the GPS or following the map on Page A11. To visit all the winning homes, fill up the Thermos with coffee and the sippy cups with cocoa and enjoy the ride around town.

Kerry, Hagel front-runners to lead State, Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama’s short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened […]

Water committee rebuffs council directive, holds firm on rate model

The Water Advisory Committee stood by its original decision Thursday to recommend that the City Council implement what it believes is the most fair and affordable model to bill Davis utility ratepayers for water. On Tuesday, the City Council rejected the untested consumption-based fixed rate structure, saying its complexity could jeopardize approval of the Woodland-Davis […]

UC still attracts top profs, report says

By Jill Tucker The University of California consistently attracts the country’s best and brightest, pays those professors well, and rarely sees any of them quit to take another job, a pattern that hasn’t changed despite the recession and years of budget cuts, according to a nonpartisan state report released Thursday. The 10 UC campuses have continued […]

Bob Dunning: Outdoor water use beautifies our town

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, BUT NOT A DROP FOR PLANTS … as the debate about the proposed multimillion-dollar water project rages on, we’re hearing much discussion about the difference between indoor water use and outdoor water use … indoor is being billed with such terms as “essential,” “basic” and “essential to life” … outdoor is billed […]

Library branches closed over holiday break

All branches of the Yolo County Library — including the Stephens Branch Library at 315 E. 14th St. and the satellite branch at Montgomery Elementary School in Davis — will be closed beginning Sunday and continuing through Jan. 1. The closures are necessitated by staff furloughs due to budget cuts. Library items will not be […]