Stonegate residents ask CPUC to investigate gas leaks

In response to a complaint filed by the Stonegate Citizens Safety Committee, the California Public Utilities Commission will investigate the spate of gas leaks in the West Davis neighborhood. PG&E has reported 88 separate leaks, ranging from Grade 1 — or the most serious, which require immediate repair — to Grade 3, have occurred over the […]

Teen accused of crafting homemade explosives

Davis police arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly fashioned explosive devices out of 2-liter soda bottles Wednesday at a West Davis apartment complex. Officers were summoned shortly after 2 p.m. to the Adobe at Evergreen Apartments, 1500 Shasta Drive, to reports of a disturbance between two brothers, Sgt. Frank Tenedora said at the scene. “The […]

All city lights are turning green with new LEDs

Let there be light. Let there be energy-efficient, money-saving, effortlessly maintained, clean, new light.

That’s the proclamation the city has trumpeted over the past few years, while changing out hundreds of old high-pressure sodium street and pathway lights — the “yellowish-looking” kind — with energy-efficient and low-maintenance LED lights, in small phases.

The various projects are part of the city’s commitment to replace every street and pathway light in the city — all 6,200 of them (4,200 street, 2,000 pathway) — with the efficient new fixtures. At least, when resources are available to do so.

“The end goal is all the same …

County supervisors approve realignment funding

Yolo County will spend its $6 million in state AB 109 funds on everything from more beds for inmates at the county jail to increased electronic monitoring and supervision of offenders following release. Local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office will receive additional funds, and $1 million will go toward treatment services and a […]

Life sentence looms for West Sacramento molest defendant

A 27-year-old West Sacramento man faces life in prison after admitting Tuesday to molesting an 8-year-old girl, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Dmitry Dudkin molested the girl between 2009 and 2011, showing her pornography and taking pictures with his cell phone of her performing sex acts, District Attorney Jeff Reisig said in […]

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ enters guilty plea

The woman dubbed the “Bad Hair Bandit,” who authorities say robbed a US Bank in Davis during a four-state robbery spree, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of bank robbery Wednesday in federal court, officials said. Cynthia Lynn Van Holland, 48, a transient from the states of Idaho and Washington, could receive up to 20 years […]

Davis Bicycles! Double the trouble but double the fun

Did you know that from the top of Mount Diablo, you can see more area than anywhere else in the world except for Mount Kilimanjaro? Well, that’s what they say. Mount Diablo is that prominent mountain Davisites see whenever we gaze south. At 3,348 feet, it is the highest peak in the Bay Area and […]

Beginning Shambhala training workshop set Aug. 4-5

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5, the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will host a beginning Shambhala training workshop. These workshops are suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and […]

Davis Media Access: Connecting people, changing lives

Special to The Enterprise Late summer finds us putting the wrap on several projects and relationships here at Davis Media Access, as well as planning for the future. In no particular order, here’s a quick look at events at your community media center: * Patrick Shearer has been interning this summer as host for “In […]

Apartment move-out program wins award; volunteers still needed

The city of Davis’ efforts to encourage reuse and recycling during the annual apartment move-out/move-in season has won a statewide award. The Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award recognizes special achievement by a business, government agency, community-based organization or school in the reuse of materials. The California Resource Recovery Association awards committee “was impressed by the efforts […]

Davis resident builds a library in a box

What do you get when you combine a bunch of books, some paint and recycled scrap wood? A library in a box. Last April, Davis resident Joaquin Feliciano made something out of nothing with the scrap wood in his garage. “I’m going to open my own library and it’s going to be open all the […]

Deadline nears for vegetable, flower exhibitors

For vegetable and flower exhibitors who want to compete in the Yolo County Fair, the closing date for entry forms is Friday, Aug. 3, for the following categories: * Adults division — agriculture, horticulture, potted plants, cut flowers and arrangement; and * Junior division — artistic arrangements, agriculture, horticulture and potted plants. Exhibitors’ catalogs are available […]

Man jailed after allegedly fleeing DUI crash

Drunken driving, no license and a hit-and-run crash earned an Esparto man a trip to the Yolo County Jail late Tuesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators say Hertiberto Hernandez Castillo was under the influence of alcohol when he allowed his eastbound Chevy Silverado to drift into the westbound lane and collide with […]

Options for a lower water lawn

As Davis faces water rate increases, garden professionals get lots of questions about ways to conserve water in new and existing landscapes. Previous columns have discussed low-water options for shrubs, ground covers and trees in the landscape. The biggest water-user of all is the lawn. But that presents a conundrum, because the lawn is part […]