Can you give them a home?

Roscoe, a victim of home foreclosure, is a handsome, sweet and gentle neutered male 5-year-old purebred Rottweiler. Roscoe grew up in a family with kids. He loves other dogs and even cats. Ophelia, a 6-year-old spayed female boxer/pit bull mix, is a favorite of the volunteers. She loves everyone and plays well with other dogs. […]

Vote online for your favorite market cookbook recipe

It’s time to vote for your favorite recipe submission in “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” contest. Six entries are posted online at, along with photos and information from entrants about the dish they cooked. They are Planked Salmon and Zucchini Gratin, by Connie Taxiera; Creamy Grits with Collard Greens and Wild Mushrooms, by Heather […]

House GOP plans vote on ‘Plan B’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a tax hike but leaving in place painful budget cuts to the military and domestic agencies as “fiscal cliff” talks appear stalled. The move, dubbed “Plan […]

Leading indicators dip 0.2 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy designed to signal future activity fell in November, suggesting that growth could remain weak in the early part of next year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators dropped 0.2 percent in November, compared with October, when the index had risen 0.3 […]

Council hesitates to invest in regional wastewater plant possibility

Half a million bucks is just a little too rich for the City Council’s blood, at least for now. At its meeting Tuesday, the council had the opportunity to approve up to $500,000 worth of consultant work to look into a regional alternative to share wastewater treatment services with Woodland. Woodland’s new offer, city staff […]

Bob Dunning: Can Gould make Aggie dreams come true?

BLUE AND GOULD … for the first time since just after the Civil War, UC Davis went outside Hickey Gym to hire its new head football coach, longtime Cal running backs coach Ron Gould … the Aggie Way has always been to promote from within and it’s certainly worked famously in the past 50 years […]

Water, water everywhere

A Davis public works employee drives up to tend to a water main rupture, one of two main line breaks Tuesday evening near Covell Boulevard and Highway 113, as water pushes sediment onto the roadway and sidewalk in front of 907 Kent Drive at 9:45 p.m. The breaks were caused by stray current corrosion, which […]

Author on radio to talk about extraordinary living

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at What would you do today if you only had 37 days to live? This week’s guest, Patti Digh, asked herself that 38 days after her […]

Thompson to lead panel on gun violence

Rep. Mike Thompson has been selected to chair a task force on reducing gun violence, as Congress and the White House rush to respond to the public outcry provoked by last week’s mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. “Something must be done,” Thompson, D-St. Helena, said Wednesday. “I am a gun owner, hunter, former co-chair […]

Holmes Toy Shop brings smiles to elementary kids

Plastic and electronic toys may dominate store shelves and children’s wish lists this time of year, but students in the industrial technology and wood shop classes at Holmes Junior High School served up a reminder this week that there’s nothing quite like a handmade wooden toy.

Some 35 local elementary school children attended the sixth annual Holmes Toy Shop on Monday evening, where they played with the many wooden toys Holmes students have crafted over the years — from a giant marble maze to a pinball game, shuffle board to giant airplane — and each then went home with a special wooden toy handmade by a Holmes student.

Teacher Lance Gunnersen said this year’s event was the biggest and best yet — with twice as many children invited. All were students in grades K-3 attending one of Holmes’ three feeder schools — North Davis, Birch Lane and César Chávez elementary schools.

For the record

In Tuesday’s edition of The Enterprise, Scott Kenley was incorrectly identified as interim police chief. Kenley is Davis’ interim fire chief.

State Department security chief resigns after Benghazi report

By Matthew Lee WASHINGTON (AP) — Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, where militants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans on Sept. 11. The resignations came as […]

All are welcome at Holiday Meal

The Davis Food Co-op invites the public to the 27th annual Holiday Meal, a free dinner offered to everyone each Christmas Eve. The meal will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Club Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The Club Room will be open and serving coffee […]

Catch a butterfly, win beer

It’s time for the annual butterfly-for-beer contest. Professor Art Shapiro of UC Davis’ department of evolution and ecology will award a pitcher of beer — the winner’s brand — or the equivalent in cash for underage or nondrinking winners for the first cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) of 2013. There are some rules to the […]