Yarber appointed interim chief probation officer

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors this week appointed Marlon Yarber as interim chief probation officer, replacing the departing Marjorie Rist, who announced last month she would step down to pursue education and consulting opportunities. Yarber has served as Yolo County’s assistant chief probation officer since June 2011. He will take on his new duties […]

More homes facing foreclosure risk in June

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values. June provided the latest evidence of this trend, as the number of U.S. homes entering the foreclosure process […]

Freeh: Penn St. disregarded children’s safety

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal. The 267-page report released Thursday is the result of an eight-month inquiry by former FBI director Louis […]

On this trip, every meal’s an adventure

As the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams, the Above-Pictured Columnist and our four young children set a course due north from our East Davis home, we all swore an oath: no movies in the van and no McDonald’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those choices. It’s just that if we want to eat […]

Shakespeare’s Globe troupe returning to Mondavi with ‘Hamlet’

A touring production of the tragedy “Hamlet” by the London-based Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre will visit the Mondavi Center for three performances in November. Presented as a “Just Added” event to 2012-13 10th anniversary Mondavi Center season, “Hamlet” will be presented Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, at 8 p.m. There also will be a school matinee […]

Explorit spins a spectacular spider web

By Sarah Thomas “Is that a real spider?” These words were heard over and over last weekend at Explorit Science Center’s Spider Spectacular. It was a weekend all about the itsy bitsy spiders, and the not so itsy bitsy tarantulas. Twenty different live species were on display, many on loan from the Bohart Museum of […]

Surveyor talks about historic issues in Davis

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange will host lunchtime speakers Eddie Moravec and Andrew Newman at noon Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park. Moravec, a surveyor, will talk about historical land surveying issues in the city of Davis. Newman, a CPA, will discuss his latest projects for the benefit of the children of Davis. The […]

Third day of lost power in North Davis

Another day, another power outage in North Davis — this one to repair damaged equipment discovered during a previous outage, according to PG&E. The lights went out at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, affecting about 100 customers primarily on Balboa, Cabrillo, Del Oro and Anza avenues, PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said. Power was restored at about […]

Two dead, eight injured in collision north of Davis

Authorities continue to investigate what caused the driver of a truck to drift into an oncoming traffic lane north of Davis on Wednesday, causing a head-on collision with a small bus that left two people dead and eight others injured.

The crash occurred at 2:47 p.m. as the Ford Econoline bus, registered to United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento and carrying seven special-needs passengers in wheelchairs, traveled northbound on County Road 102 …

Five coyotes trapped, killed near Wildhorse

Five coyotes were euthanized in North Davis last month by USDA Wildlife Services and Animal Care officials after the agency learned that the coyotes were acting aggressively toward residents and their pets. On June 15, responding to a request by the Wildhorse Golf Club, the department’s trapper “lethally removed” one adult and four juvenile coyotes […]

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Teachers learn how to put Shakespeare on stage

Students in Davis classrooms will have a chance to learn Shakespeare not just by reading, but by doing, thanks to a program connecting local teachers and Globe Education, a branch of the London-based Shakespeare’s Globe program. Carrie Pilon, an English teacher at Harper Junior High in Davis, was part of a group of 12 teachers […]

Website gets a new look

The Davis Enterprise website gets a new look today, featuring revamped categories, an intuitive navigation bar and the option to purchase high-quality images directly from the site. Every story in the paper will appear online, together with others of its kind under the same, familiar categories from the print edition. Pull-down menus have been replaced […]

Name droppers: Dolcini named to SFSU foundation board

Val Dolcini, of Davis, was named recently to the San Francisco State University Foundation board of directors. The SFSU Foundation board works closely with university leaders on a wide range of philanthropic and advocacy issues on behalf of the SFSU campus. Dolcini, 49, received a bachelor’s degree in American history from SFSU in 1985. He is […]

Boxer pushes Berryessa Snow Mountain designation

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Wednesday introduced a bill that would designate 319,000 acres of federal land in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, including portions of western Yolo County. “The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one of California’s treasures, and this bill will help ensure that it is protected for future generations to enjoy,” Boxer […]