McKinney featured at poetry reading

Poet Joshua McKinney will read his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series. Poetry lovers will gather at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. McKinney is the author of three books of poetry: “Saunter,” co-winner of the University of Georgia Press Poetry Series […]

Fiscal cliff and schools on ‘Davisville’

Davis Enterprise education reporter Jeff Hudson discusses the fiscal cliff and other topics involving Davis schools on the current edition of the community radio show “Davisville.” The program, hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and midnight both Saturday and Sunday. The discussion […]

Spirit of creative exchange goes on year-round at Art Center

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: 1919 F St. Info: The holidays are here, but the elves have been working all year long. I’m not talking about Santa’s elves (although I’m sure they’ve been very busy, too). I’m talking […]

December flea market is Sunday

The Davis Flea Market — a nonprofit organization promoting community through grassroots commerce, art and performance — sets up shop on the first Sunday of every month. The next market is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Sunday on the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. More vendors and performers are needed; visit

Ink Monkey accepts donations for FamiliesFirst

Local residents are invited to stop by Ink Monkey through Saturday and donate a new, unwrapped toy for the children of FamiliesFirst and receive a limited-edition Ink Monkey holiday T-shirt. FamiliesFirst is a nonprofit agency that provides a residential program in Davis for boys and girls ages 10 to 18. “Please help Ink Monkey bring […]

Get tech answers at Senior Center

Members of the Davis High School Technology Club will answer technology-related questions about computers, phones, iPads or other devices at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All ages are welcome. Sign up by calling 530-757-5696. Be sure to bring your device the day of the program. For information, go online […]

Local group gives hope to kids

AJD Angels of Hope will host a free event Saturday afternoon at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., to celebrate the first anniversary of achieving 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. “Giving and Hope for Kids” will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature free food, entertainment by UC Davis performers and arts and […]

Soroptimists offer special scholarships

Women who need further education to realize their goal of being better providers for their families are invited to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award grant from Soroptimist International. Each of the two Davis clubs is offering a $2,000 scholarship this year. The grant is for a mature woman who is the head or her […]

France to recognize Palestinian state at U.N.

PARIS (AP) — France announced Tuesday that it plans to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week. With the announcement, France becomes the first major European country to come out in favor, dealing a setback to Israel. The timing of the announcement appears aimed at swaying other […]

‘Sneaker waves’ kill parents, son

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 10-foot surf churned the water just feet away like a washing machine. Signs near the beach warned of “sneaker waves,” the kind that suddenly roar […]

Victims’ families describe impacts of 1980 murders

The lingering effects of the murders run long and deep, even with the passage of 32 years.

Andrea Gonsalves Rosenstein won’t look at duct tape or allow it in her home, knowing it was used to bind the heads and limbs of her sister Sabrina Gonsalves and her boyfriend John Riggins on the night they died.

If her surviving children visit “and aren’t home by the time I think they should be home, I get very panicked,” said Kate Riggins, John’s mother.

Then there are the special occasions that are forever ruined: Dec. 20, Dick and Kate Riggins’ wedding anniversary, now marks the day in 1980 that the UC Davis students were abducted and killed.

Bob Dunning: Mailbox stuffed with politics, water, turkeys

My mother told me to always answer the letters I receive. Mom never heard of email, but I presume she meant those “letters,” too. Writes John on the Eastside: “Bob — I missed your take on that letter Jennifer Anderson wrote to her employees at Davis Ace urging them to vote for Mitt Romney.” John […]

Woodland woman, 81, robbed of wallet

An 81-year-old woman was robbed of her wallet Sunday morning while walking home from a shopping trip, Woodland police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the woman, who uses a walker, was in the 400 block of Ashley Avenue when the suspect pushed up against her and took the wallet from a compartment on the walker. […]

Other local reality show stars

2011: Natalie Smith, Brittany Smith, and Christina Chin, “Expedition Impossible: Morocco” 2010: Kevin Wu, “The Amazing Race” 2009: Russell Kairouz, “Big Brother 11″ 2008: Dallas Imbimbo, “The Amazing Race ” 2007: Greg Kaysen, aka John Brown, “Ego Trip’s (White) Rapper Show ” 2007: Antoinette “Butterscotch” Clinton, “America’s Got Talent” 2006: Michelle Landry, “How to Get […]