Madrigal dinner reservations available

Area residents are invited to celebrate a traditional Olde English Christmas as the Davis High School Madrigals transport guests back in time at the 44th annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis. Friday’s dinner starts with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. and dinner […]

Start your day with a linguica breakfast

On Sunday, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will serve a linguica breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Tumulty Hall on Walnut Street in Woodland. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family of four. The menu includes eggs, linguica, sweet bread, potatoes, juice and coffee, […]

Relax with Watsu

Watsu practitioner Laurie Loving uses secure flotation devices to allow the use of both of her hands for a gentle arm and side stretch. Loving will host an open house with Watsu demonstrations on Sunday at her home in East Davis.

Hirschfield jury could have case by late next week

SACRAMENTO — The guilt phase of the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case seems likely to conclude this week with defendant Richard Joseph Hirschfield exercising his right to remain silent regarding the 1980 kidnap-murders of John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves. “He is not going to testify,” defense attorney Linda Parisi told Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael […]

Bob Dunning: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

FIVE COMPLAINTS NOTHING TO BASE A LAW ON … thanks to some eagle eyes scrutinizing our wood smoke data, we now know that during the 120 days of last winter’s “burn” season, only five individuals complained about wood smoke in the air … that’s out of a city of 65,000 people, many of whom don’t hesitate […]

Wash your tension away with Watsu

Imagine your senses taking a temporary vacation. Soft white light floats beyond your closed lids. Music filters toward your ears as though muffled by a pillow. Your muscles are given a reprieve from gravity as you float in a warm cocoon.

Assuming that you didn’t experience a fatal run-in with a motor vehicle in a schmaltzy 1970s romantic comedy, chances are you are undergoing a Watsu session.

If you are in Davis, that session is probably taking place in the serene, yurt-covered pool of Laurie Loving, owner of Loving Aquatic Bodywork and a licensed Watsu practitioner.

On California’s endangered list

In this July 2012 photo released by the National Park Service, two juvenile great gray owls are perched on a tree branch in Yosemite National Park. The owls, left to evolve after glacial ice separated them from their plentiful Canadian brethren 30 millennia ago, are both a mystery and concern to the scientists charged with […]

For the record

In Friday’s story on the Davis Water Advisory Committee’s surface water project recommendation, it was incorrectly reported that committee members Mark Siegler and Michael Bartolic voted against a motion to have the city of Davis enter mediation with Woodland to negotiate for more equitable cost sharing of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project. Committee chair […]

Mandatory wood-burning ordinance cooking for fall implementation

It may be illegal to burn wood in Davis, on certain days, very soon. At its meeting Tuesday, the City Council will be asked to approve an urgency ordinance that would allow the city to fine residents who fail to extinguish their wood fires on mandatory no-burn days. The new ordinance would go into effect […]

Man caught masturbating in South Davis coffee shop

A Sacramento man caught masturbating in a South Davis coffee shop on Sunday is the same person who pulled off a similar incident back in August, Davis police said Monday. Vladmir Vecherkovskiy, 43, was arrested after employees of Common Grounds called police to report that a man matching the description of the person who masturbated […]


Aiden Nadler, 5, left, and Owen Kinney, 4, play on a climbing web at a recently refurbished playground in Community Park. While an unseasonably warm Indian summer has allowed plenty of time to play in the park, rain is on the forecast for the remainder of the week. Autumn has arrived! PlaygroundW Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Two robbed at gunpoint in downtown area

Two people reported being robbed at gunpoint Sunday night in downtown Davis, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victims were walking westbound on Second Street near A Street at about 10:05 p.m. when they were stopped by two men who brandished a silver handgun and demanded their property. They handed over cell phones, a […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Jasper (No. 111098), a 3-month-old neutered male Jack Russell terrier. Also hoping for a good home is Alanna (No. 105720), an 18-month-old spayed female gray tabby cat who is a […]