Holoman talks at Metropolitan Opera about Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’

Longtime UC Davis music professor D. Kern Holoman flew to New York recently to appear as part of a speaker panel discussing “Les Troyens” (“The Trojans”),  the epic opera by Hector Berlioz. The opera will be broadcast nationally on the radio Saturday. It can be heard locally starting at 9 a.m. on Capital Public Radio’s […]

DUI campaign nets 13 arrests so far

A winter holiday DUI crackdown has resulted in more than a dozen arrests by members of Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ task force, officials announced Saturday. Between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14 and midnight Friday, officers representing eight Yolo County county law enforcement agencies arrested 13 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol […]

Man assaulted with tire iron in Woodland

Authorities believe suspects followed a man from a Sacramento bank to a Woodland gas station Friday morning, where the man was struck with a tire iron and left with a head injury. Officers responded to reports of an altercation between two men — one wielding a tire iron — at 10:40 a.m. outside an AM/PM […]

Holiday schedule at The Enterprise

Next year’s New Year’s Day holiday necessitates some changes in office hours and production schedules at The Davis Enterprise. The Enterprise will not publish a paper on Tuesday, New Year’s Day, and its offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Business office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday (call 530-756-0800). Circulation […]

Quotables 2012

“Oh my God. I hope I’m not the scapegoat for this one. …It was really bad out there.” Former UC Davis police Lt. John Pike following the Nov. 18, 2011, pepper-spraying of seated, unarmed protesters on the UCD Quad, according to a report on the incident released in April “I can forgive people for what […]

Quotables 2012

“We set out to do a couple of things: one, expose the discrimination at Davis, and, two, get them to change — and we did that. Even though it’s been a long road, I’m pleased that we finally came to this resolution.” Lauren Mancuso one of three female wrestlers who reached a $1.35 million settlement […]

2012: Water under the bridge

A surface water project that likely will triple the average Davis water bill over the next five years earned the top spot on The Enterprise’s list of important local stories of 2012, as voted by editors and reporters. The project will go to a vote of the people in March.

But the water story had its fair share of competition this year. Whether it was the fallout after the pepper-spraying of students on the UC Davis Quad, the passage of a record two Davis Joint Unified School District parcel taxes or justice, finally, in a 32-year-old murder case, Enterprise headlines ran the gamut this year.

But in the end, it was just too much water.

The Davis City Council in 2012 was forced to take a step back from …

Basic fruit tree care is subject of free class

A Master Gardener class on “Basic Care and Pruning Techniques for Backyard Fruit Trees” will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Grace Garden at the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The free class is designed to help backyard gardeners develop healthy fruit trees. It will be taught by Master Gardener Dan Rott.

Insemination rules will be eased by new law

By Stephanie M. Lee Eight years ago, Maya Scott-Chung gave birth to the girl she and her female partner had been waiting for. To make the conception possible, a friend had handed over his sperm in an artichoke jar — an act that was casual, straightforward and, under federal law, illegal. Now, the Scott-Chungs once […]

Campus protests return, but over rebranding

By Tanzina Vega College students can have visceral reactions to many things — dormitory life, cafeteria food, midterms. And in this age of instant criticism online, another item can be added to that list: protests against the efforts of universities to refresh their logos, slogans and mascots. The latest example of a university coming under […]

Storm rakes half of nation; Arkansas still dark

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As a the muted ends of a powerful winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people plodded through the Northeast, many in Arkansas sought warmth and shelter against the cold prospect of life without electricity into the new year. A Christmas Day blizzard dumped more than 15 inches […]

DHS alums give concert Saturday

Local music lovers are invited to enjoy original tunes along with reinterpretations of jazz and pop standards at the Davis High Alumni Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The concert will feature Colin McDaniel, Jon Hatamiya, Erik Maroney, Neil Heaton and Oscar Garibay, all […]

Putah Creek Council launches project in Davis’ back yard

Weigh in What: Community input meeting When: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 15 Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis A local volunteer group is looking to the community for input on how best to turn Davis’ only flowing creek, the North Davis Channel, into a wildlife magnet and an aesthetically pleasing […]

Bob Dunning: Can we flush the sounds of the bowl season?

As a college football fan, this should be the best of times for me, what with 35 bowl games between the third Saturday in December and the first Monday in January when it all ends with the alleged national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame. Unfortunately, bad grammar, mispronunciations, lack of geographic knowledge and […]