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 […]

Whoooo’s that?

A barn owl, with its distinctive, heart-shaped face, gazes down from the huge evergreen tree at the corner of Third and F streets in downtown Davis. Bistro 33 diners have been treated to sights — and sounds — of this bird and a companion who live in an owl box high in the tree.

Doctors urge caution during hot weather

With temperatures climbing over 100 degrees, doctors from UC Davis are urging caution for seniors and anyone working or exercising outdoors. Signs of heat exhaustion include: weakness, nausea, dizziness and clammy skin. If not relieved, it can lead to heat stroke — symptoms that may include confusion, agitation and double-vision — which can be fatal. […]

Innovative project aims to transform New River

There’s new hope for one of North America’s most polluted rivers. In a strategic plan recently released by the California-Mexico Border Relations Committee, faculty of UC Davis Extension — commissioned by the New River Technical Advisory Committee — outline a plan for restoring the New River, which runs from Mexicali in Mexico to the Salton […]

Learn about energy benefits at Cool Davis booth

Davis residents are now eligible for Energy Benefits Yolo, a new solar and energy-efficiency discount program for Yolo County. Representatives of the Cool Davis Initiative will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, to explain the program. By aggregating installations, the […]

See Japanese films at festival this weekend

The Japanese Film Festival returns to Sacramento this weekend for its eighth running at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. The opening movie on Friday night, “A Good Husband,” is about a famous photographer who is jobless and has the marriage blahs. He and his wife commemorate their upcoming divorce at a seaside resort. It […]

Need a new best friend?

Gump is a happy, 1-year-old neutered male hound who loves people and other dogs. Rozzer is a friendly and playful 2-year-old neutered male Rottweiler who is obedience- and crate-trained, housebroken and loves to play with other dogs. They, as well as five Australian shepherd/Labrador mix puppies and lots of other adoptable dogs of all ages and […]

Local author will speak at The Avid Reader

Anthony Barcellos of Davis, author of “Land of Milk and Money,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss the book. “Land of Milk and Money” is the story of the Francisco family, Portuguese immigrants from the Azores who settle on a dairy farm in […]

Firefighters make progress

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters made progress in battling several blazes burning thousands of acres across California as a heat wave showed some signs of peaking late Tuesday. A pair of wildfires several miles apart in Northern California that have scorched more than 20,000 acres and left two firefighters with heat-related injuries grew larger, but additional firefighters […]

UC tuition could rise sharply if tax measure fails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students will likely face a steep midyear tuition increase if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. The 10-campus system will need to consider raising tuition by as much as 20 percent in January if the November ballot measure fails, according to documents posted online ahead of next […]

Wisconsin town barred from beefing up farm water rules

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a rural town lacks the authority to impose tougher water-quality standards on a livestock farm than the state requires. Magnolia, a community about 30 miles south of Madison, granted Larson Acres Inc. a permit in 2007 when it wanted to expand, but included a number […]

Council endorses contract with green design firm

One of the central issues in the 2012 City Council campaign was economic development.

On Tuesday, the three council members elected in June — Dan Wolk, who as top vote-getter was named mayor pro tem, Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee — joined their new colleagues on the dais for the first time, only to tackle that very subject.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the council unanimously endorsed a …