Israel ‘willing partner’ in potential cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says Israel would be a “willing partner” in a cease-fire with Gaza’s ruling militant group Hamas. Benjamin Netanyahu made the pronouncement today at a meeting with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, who is in the region as part of an international diplomatic push to end nearly a week of […]

Bob Dunning: Friends, Davisites, countrymen, lend me your ears

A WACKY PROPOSAL … I come not to bury the Water Advisory Committee, but to praise it … or maybe the other way around … I’m not sure … all I know is the recommendation the WAC made to the City Council about water rates is confusing in the extreme, even in a town where […]

Gathering to mark Nov. 18, protesters turn focus to Gaza

A noontime Monday open mic on the UC Davis Quad morphed from a commemoration of last year’s Occupy protests and police pepper-spraying into a condemnation of Israel’s military strikes on Gaza. The event attracted a crowd estimated at more than 125 people to the Quad. The pro-Palestinian majority there unfurled banners that read “Davis and […]

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 are Gadget (No. 111714), a 2-year-old neutered male chihuahua. Also hoping for a good home is Julius (No. 111031), a 2-year-old neutered male brown tabby cat. Fees are charged for licensing […]

Two Woodland men assaulted in robbery attempt

Woodland police are seeking a man who assaulted and attempted to rob two Woodland residents early Sunday morning. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the victims, both age 26, were walking northbound on Third Street near Main Street at about 12:30 a.m. when the suspect approached them and demanded money, then struck one man in the arm […]

CHP serves up maximum enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday

For many, Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with friends and loved ones to give thanks. Knowing that the holidays can make for busy conditions on the roadways, the California Highway Patrol is prepared to keep traffic moving and motorists safe throughout the long weekend. Thanksgiving is a maximum-enforcement period for the CHP, starting […]

Fire Department audit suggests cost-saving efficiencies

A cost-saving scenario in which the Davis Fire Department reduces staffing at two of its stations to three-person crews has some local firefighters feeling hot under the collar. The proposal is contained in a 165-page audit authored by Interim Fire Chief Scott Kenley and presented to the Davis City Council at its meeting last week. […]

Pomeroy plans health system exit

Claire Pomeroy, who has guided the UC Davis Health System for seven years, announced on Monday that she plans to step down from her post on June 30. “It’s been a great time, but now is the time to do something new,” said Pomeroy, the vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the […]

California prosecutors seek to jump-start death penalty

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Robert Fairbank’s appeal of his death sentence for the 1985 rape and murder of college student Wendy Cheek. With that rejection, Fairbank joined at least 13 other death row inmates who have completed the decades-long capital punishment appeals process and are […]

Community provided a path for determined vet’s farm

Vonita Murray, a disabled U.S. Navy veteran, has faced a host of challenges in establishing and running her farming operation — Mariposa Valley Farm in Woodland.

But the prize of packing baby purple carrots grown on the farm into her 8-year-old daughter’s lunch pail for school, along with the pride and discipline of a hardened servicewoman, is enough to keep her determined to continue.

Thankfully, the Davis-based Farmer Veteran Coalition has made Murray’s farm a possibility. The local nonprofit, which was formed to secure viable futures in agriculture for vets, assisted her with the cost of essential supplies and farming equipment.

No paper Thursday; offices closed

The Thanksgiving holiday this week affects delivery schedules and office hours at The Davis Enterprise. The Enterprise will not publish Thursday, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, and all offices will be closed. The offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, as will circulation phone lines, at 530-756-0826. Happy Thanksgiving!

Couple present workshop on a purposeful life

“Living Your Life on Purpose” is the title of a workshop to be presented Sunday, Nov. 25, by Ray and Lyn Madaghiele. “Everyone interested in ways to clarify their life purpose and core values in order to experience greater fulfillment, joy and love is invited to attend this two-hour workshop,” a news release said. Hosted […]

Card party benefits Yolo Hospice

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will hold a Christmas Pedro Party fundraiser for Yolo Hospice at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. There is a $10 charge for lunch and tournament. Lunch of sandwiches, soup, chips and beverages will be followed immediately by […]