Oklahoma teens fatally shot in Texas home invasion

DALLAS (AP) — Two heavily armed teenage friends from Oklahoma drove hundreds of miles in a stolen pickup to a small town near Dallas where they were fatally shot during an apparent home invasion, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Kenneth Chaffin, 17, and Dillon King, 18, both of Bethel Acres in Pottawatomie County, Okla., died […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Utility pole work set Saturday at Oak/Redwood

PG&E will replace a utility pole at 1005 Oak Ave. on Saturday, with work scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the city of Davis has announced. Traffic control will be in place with flaggers on Oak Avenue. Redwood Lane will be closed from the addresses of 1012 to 1008 due to crane work for […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Report: Teacher pensions need $4.5B more each year

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California needs to pay an additional $4.5 billion a year for the next three decades to shore up its financially shaky teacher retirement fund, according to a report released Wednesday by the state’s nonpartisan budget analyst. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office declared that the California State Teachers’ Retirement System “may be the […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Granted, this truly is a win-win idea

You know, every now and then you come across a public servant so dedicated to helping our town out of the self-imposed financial pickle we find ourselves in that you just have to stop and give credit where credit is due. Such an individual is my friend Jim, who instead of lamenting the monstrous price […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

For the record

A story in Tuesday’s edition of The Enterprise listed the incorrect day for the Party at N Street. Artists from South America, the Caribbean, the East Coast and the Bay Area will come together at N Street Cohousing, 716 N St., on Saturday, April 6. The show starts at 9 p.m.; admission is $10. For […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dye your eggs at the Art Center

Do you dislike artificial, plastic Easter eggs, but you’re tired of the fuss over dying your own? Heidi Bekebrede will teach an Easter Bunny craft class open to all, ages 5 and older, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The one-day workshop will experiment with different ways […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo DA pursues hate-crime charges in Davis beating

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has filed battery, assault and criminal threats charges against a Davis teen in connection with last week’s beating of a gay man on I Street. Each count carries an enhancement alleging that the attack was a hate crime. Meanwhile, prosecutors in Solano County are seeking a bail increase for […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science meets art in new exhibition

The dust is beginning to settle at Explorit Science Center as we put the finishing touches on our latest exhibition, “Beautiful World: Science and Art.” Join us on Monday as we reveal a dynamic new exploration of the moments in our everyday lives when science and art collide. We will be open for spring break […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Scientists huddle on ag’s response to climate change

About 350 scientists and policymakers from 35 countries have gathered at UC Davis to ponder a daunting task: doubling the food supply in order to feed a forecasted world population of 9 billion by 2050 — and doing it while rising world temperatures alter the landscape. “We’re beginning to sort of set the scene, if […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Council approves water bill subsidy program on heels of rate hike

After locking in five years of water rate increases, the City Council took very little time Tuesday to shift its attention to helping those who will have the hardest time covering that added cost of living in Davis. The council adopted rates that will triple the average water bill by 2018 to pay for the […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis man arrested on robbery, burglary charges

Davis police arrested a 42-year-old man Tuesday night on suspicion of robbing the Davis Food Co-op. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said employees called police 10:20 p.m. to report that a man had forced his way into the store at 620 G St. as workers were closing up for the night. He reportedly grabbed merchandise and was […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Classes help ease knee pain

The Davis Senior Center is accepting registration for classes designed to provide relief for aches and pains associated with daily activities. The Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes help adults to move with greater ease and flexibility. Lessons use a method of movement exploration consisting of slow, easy movement sequences within each student’s comfort range. Students […]

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

‘From Behind the Pane I Watch Her’

“From Behind the Pane I Watch Her” by Edythe Haendel Schwartz shinny up the beech, no sound but the soft crack of branch where her kite is caught. Feet trust the bough will not break when she frees the tail, unknots the line. How swiftly fingers ease the twine, release the snag; the agony is […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poetry, painting and dance overlap in life of Edythe Haendel Schwartz

Edythe Haendel Schwartz has an art exhibit hanging at the International House this month. She also has a recently published book of poems. And she’s a dancer with the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop’s Second Wind group. You could say she leads a life for the arts. Her interest in the visual arts is lifelong. Growing […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,