Davis centenarian honored by Yamada

Margret Henryson, a retired nurse and Davis resident, turned 102 on July 25 and became the 62nd member of Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Century Circle. Yamada, D-Davis, created the Century Circle to honor centenarians throughout the 8th Assembly District and now, the 4th Assembly District. The program calls attention to the growing number of people 100 […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis’ live summer theater, on ‘Davisville’

Summer is an active season for live theater in Davis: Acme Theatre Company, Barnyard Theatre, Common House Productions, Davis Musical Theatre Company, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble and others all have shows this summer. On the latest edition of the KDRT program “Davisville,” Bev Sykes and Jeff Hudson, who review live productions for The Davis Enterprise, […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Court testimony sheds light on UCD blast

WOODLAND — A second man is expected to face criminal charges for allegedly removing evidence from the apartment of a former UC Davis chemistry researcher accused of stashing volatile explosives-making chemicals and weapons in the on-campus residence. Tashari El-Sheikh was identified publicly for the first time Friday in Yolo Superior Court during the preliminary hearing for […]

At the Pond: Sunflowers in bloom throughout region

Have you noticed? Our watershed is awash in sunflowers. Go in any direction and you’ll see them. On your way to Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, driving out Pole Line Road or heading west on Covell Boulevard. Since I’m often on a bicycle, I have a chance to notice them close up and wonder. Why so many […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Grant benefits farm worker housing project in Woodland

Mutual Housing California recently received two grants from NeighborWorks America, totaling $339,500. A $233,750 capital grant and a $105,750 expendable grant will allow the Sacramento nonprofit to continue developing new property in Woodland, rehabilitate older properties in South Sacramento and acquire a new property in Stockton. “Both organizations have strong commitments to ensuring that Sacramento […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Home improvements, solar available to low-income homeowners

GRID Alternatives will offer free information to the public about its no- to low-cost solar program for low-income homeowners at a free workshop from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. GRID Alternatives will install solar electric systems at no to low cost […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Castro agrees to plea in Ohio kidnap case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange, Ariel Castro would be sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years, prosecutors said. The deal comes more than a month […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tunisia: al-Qaida-linked cell behind killings

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked Islamist extremist cell behind an earlier political assassination also killed a leftist Tunisian politician using the same weapon, a top security official said Friday. Mohammed Brahmi was shot 14 times in front of his home within sight of his family on Thursday, plunging the country into a political crisis […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Letting us vote is never a bad idea

DON’T TRUST THE PEOPLE … now that a poorly funded, grassroots effort has begun to put our skyrocketing water rates to a vote of the people, one member of the Davis City Council has dismissed the effort as “just the latest in a long string of attempts to block our community’s access to clean surface […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC president names chancellor for Riverside campus

OAKLAND — A former Michigan State University provost has been appointed to serve as the chancellor for UC Riverside, University of California President Mark Yudof announced Thursday. Kim Wilcox, 59, a professor of communicative sciences and disorders, will be the ninth chancellor of the Riverside campus, Yudof said in a press release. “He has been […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

EPA recognizes Yolo for green power

For the first time, Yolo County appears on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 20 On-Site List of the largest green power users. Yolo is No. 14. The ranking comes as a result of Yolo generating nearly 14 million kilowatt-hours of green power from on-site solar energy production, a program that creates enough green power […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Patient-care union objects to UC’s wage terms

Hospital patient care workers planned to rally and march in Los Angeles this afternoon in response to the University of California’s decision to implement its final wage and benefit offer after more than a year of negotiations. On Wednesday, UC announced that after negotiations dating to June 2012 it was going forward with a package […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Forum focuses on health care reform in Yolo County

Yolo County’s collaborative spirit was on display this week when representatives of local government as well as public and private health care providers gathered in Woodland for a daylong forum on implementing the Affordable Care Act. The sweeping federal health care reform law — enacted more than two years ago — is expected to bring […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Dog adopted from Yolo shelter is Rachael Ray photo finalist

Nora, a 3-year-old white pit bull recently adopted from the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter by Davis resident Lina Layiktez, is among 40 finalists in the Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Photo Contest. The $100K Challenge is a three-month contest in which 50 shelters across the United States are competing to break their own records at […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged