Forecasters: Dangerous storms threaten Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a dozen possible tornadoes were reported Saturday as forecasters warned residents across the nation’s midsection to brace for “life-threatening” weather. Reported tornadoes targeted Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, and strong storms pushed through Iowa during the day. But the most dangerous weather was expected to come Saturday night into Sunday […]

Assistant vice chancellor a voice of reason

As I continue to read and read again the Reynoso and Kroll reports, two things have become increasingly clear. First, this whole sorry incident could have been avoided had UC Davis administrators listened to one of their own, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Griselda Castro. And second, Lt. John Pike, wrong as he may […]

Medicare workshop offers answers

At age 65, most Americans become eligible for Medicare. But many baby boomers need help understanding how it works. On Tuesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m., the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will offer a program explaining who is eligible for Medicare, how to enroll, enrollment deadlines and Medicare plan options. Barbara Walters, outreach […]

Experience the Titanic at Davis library

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, local residents are invited to travel back in time with the Yolo County Library on the most fascinating voyage of an era, through a multi-faceted, interactive program — “The Titanic: Ship of Dreams” — for children age 8 and older. The program will […]

Relay for life

UC Davis firefighter Zhicheng Zheng and Sparky the firedog talk with freshmen Kathy Tran and Elizabeth Vargas as they walk for the Relay for Life on Saturday at the UCD Pavilion. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

UC Davis Horse Barn prepares for Picnic Day

As the horses and students walked towards the bleachers, people yelled and waved balloons. It could have been a scene from Picnic Day, but it wasn’t. Students at the UC Davis Horse Barn created a mock parade route to prepare their young horses for some of the noises they might hear in the Picnic Day parade […]

Supes take a second look at new Goodwill donation site in Davis

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Monday morning to consider whether to rescind a resolution they passed last week endorsing Goodwill Industries’ use of tax-exempt bonds to build an additional Goodwill donation site in Davis. The meeting comes in the wake of concerns raised by existing Davis thrift stores All […]

Judge to rule in May on ‘Hunt group’ murder theory

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys in the UC Davis “sweetheart murders” case wrapped up Friday their debate over whether a third party — and not defendant Richard Hirschfield — committed the killings more than three decades ago. Now, they’re waiting for Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet to rule May 9 how much of that evidence defense […]

Yolo DA warns of text-message scams

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is warning local residents about a scam involving fake text messages being received by cell phone users, a practice known as “vishing,” “phishing” or “smishing.” The text messages claim the cell phone user has won a $1,000 Walmart gift card or a chance to test and keep a new […]

Two men injured in Woodland stabbing

Friday the 13th proved unlucky indeed for two Woodland partygoers who were hospitalized with stab wounds. Officers were summoned at about 11:30 p.m. to reports of a stabbing in the 1300 block of Leo Way, where police arrived to find 50 to 60 people fighting in the street, while the stab victim was en route […]

Coroner seeks train victim’s next of kin

Yolo County coroner’s officials have identified a man struck and killed by a train in West Sacramento last week, but haven’t released the name pending notification of his family. A westbound Amtrak passenger train hit the 47-year-old man shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near the Ikea store, Chief Deputy […]

Rollover crash ties up traffic on I-80

Traffic was tied up Saturday morning on eastbound Interstate 80 near Mace Boulevard after a motorist rolled his car several times, injuring himself and his passenger. Witnesses called the California Highway Patrol at 9:20 a.m. to report that the driver of a 1993 Ford Explorer had drifted into the center divide and overcorrected, flipping his […]

CSU may pull cash grants to half its grad students

By Nanette Asimov California State University is withholding financial aid for about 20,000 needy graduate students — money that pays their tuition — pending a decision that could permanently end the cash grants, The Chronicle has learned. Graduate students across the 23-campus system began receiving financial aid notices this week and were astonished to see that the state university grant […]

Katehi reveals first steps in response to report

The UC Davis Police Department needs “major reform,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a letter to the campus on Friday announcing the first actions in response to the pepper-spray task force report. Katehi raised the possibility that the campus may form a police review commission. The report “illuminated clearly and sharply the need for major […]