CHP serves up maximum enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday

For many, Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with friends and loved ones to give thanks. Knowing that the holidays can make for busy conditions on the roadways, the California Highway Patrol is prepared to keep traffic moving and motorists safe throughout the long weekend. Thanksgiving is a maximum-enforcement period for the CHP, starting […]

Fire Department audit suggests cost-saving efficiencies

A cost-saving scenario in which the Davis Fire Department reduces staffing at two of its stations to three-person crews has some local firefighters feeling hot under the collar. The proposal is contained in a 165-page audit authored by Interim Fire Chief Scott Kenley and presented to the Davis City Council at its meeting last week. […]

Pomeroy plans health system exit

Claire Pomeroy, who has guided the UC Davis Health System for seven years, announced on Monday that she plans to step down from her post on June 30. “It’s been a great time, but now is the time to do something new,” said Pomeroy, the vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the […]

California prosecutors seek to jump-start death penalty

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Robert Fairbank’s appeal of his death sentence for the 1985 rape and murder of college student Wendy Cheek. With that rejection, Fairbank joined at least 13 other death row inmates who have completed the decades-long capital punishment appeals process and are […]

Community provided a path for determined vet’s farm

Vonita Murray, a disabled U.S. Navy veteran, has faced a host of challenges in establishing and running her farming operation — Mariposa Valley Farm in Woodland.

But the prize of packing baby purple carrots grown on the farm into her 8-year-old daughter’s lunch pail for school, along with the pride and discipline of a hardened servicewoman, is enough to keep her determined to continue.

Thankfully, the Davis-based Farmer Veteran Coalition has made Murray’s farm a possibility. The local nonprofit, which was formed to secure viable futures in agriculture for vets, assisted her with the cost of essential supplies and farming equipment.

No paper Thursday; offices closed

The Thanksgiving holiday this week affects delivery schedules and office hours at The Davis Enterprise. The Enterprise will not publish Thursday, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, and all offices will be closed. The offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, as will circulation phone lines, at 530-756-0826. Happy Thanksgiving!

Couple present workshop on a purposeful life

“Living Your Life on Purpose” is the title of a workshop to be presented Sunday, Nov. 25, by Ray and Lyn Madaghiele. “Everyone interested in ways to clarify their life purpose and core values in order to experience greater fulfillment, joy and love is invited to attend this two-hour workshop,” a news release said. Hosted […]

Card party benefits Yolo Hospice

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will hold a Christmas Pedro Party fundraiser for Yolo Hospice at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. There is a $10 charge for lunch and tournament. Lunch of sandwiches, soup, chips and beverages will be followed immediately by […]

Gibson House Gala celebrates the holidays

Take a trip back in time and raise funds for the Yolo County Historical Museum at the Gibson House Christmas Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. The event will take place at historic Beamer Place, 712 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Built in 1892 by R.H. Beamer, the building was renovated in […]

Start Thanksgiving with a church service

All are welcome to participate in a Thanksgiving Service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in West Davis. “Come begin your Thanksgiving celebration by giving thanks for your abundance of blessings,” a St. Martin’s parishioner said in a news release.

Caregivers of those with memory loss meet for support

A caregiver support group to support, encourage and inform family caregivers of loved ones with memory loss will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The group, which is facilitated by Jodie Valley, is open to any family members or friends. […]

Pepper spray, a year later: reforms, lingering suspicion

It took about 30 seconds for two UC Davis police officers to douse with bright orange pepper spray about a dozen student protesters sitting on a sidewalk.

Filmed one year ago today on the Quad, videos of those 30 seconds were viewed more than 3.2 million times on YouTube and shown on news broadcasts around the world.

Photographs froze those 30 seconds in newspapers and magazines. The image became fodder for an Internet meme with unusual staying power, and it gave the Occupy movement something approaching an iconic image.

Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas’ prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. Hamas officials said […]