One bombing suspect killed, another still on the loose

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said today as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Maybe we can get the old spirit back

FLOATING ALONG … as you may have read in this very newspaper under the byline of Anne Ternus-Bellamy, several neighborhoods in our town are busily engaged in a friendly float-building contest for Saturday’s Picnic Day Parade … while only two neighborhoods, Central Davis and East Davis, took the challenge to build floats this year, I’m […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Search planned for missing Davis man

UPDATE: The search for Daniel Thompson has been postponed to 9 a.m. Saturday, starting at the Putah Creek Cafe in Winters and extending along Highway 128 toward Lake Berryessa, friends say. Friends of a missing Davis man, Daniel Brian Thompson, plan to conduct a search for him today along one of his favorite biking routes. […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rummage sale benefits preschool

Community members are invited to a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, to benefit the Davis Community Church Nursery School. The sale will take place in the big yard area at the corner of Fifth and C streets, across from Central Park. More than 50 families will contribute children’s clothing, toys […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community Band collaborates with history department

The Woodland Community Band will perform a patriotic salute, “Gettysburg at One Hundred and Fifty Years,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pioneer High School Auditorium, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. KCRA Channel 3 sportscaster Del Rodgers will recite President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation during the performance of Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” Tickets are $8 general […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo caption in Thursday’s Enterprise misidentified Davis High School long jumper Elizabeth Salomon. We regret the error.

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center calls for volunteers

Are you interested in having fun and gaining experience while contributing to the community? The Davis Art Center is seeking volunteers for a variety of diverse projects, large and small. Volunteers can help with fundraisers, such as the upcoming Tour de Cluck; assist in an art class with young children; pitch in with office tasks; […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Kermit is a large 18-month to 2-year-old fluffy long-haired neutered male Rottweiler. He’s a very happy, friendly boy who loves to play ball. Indy, a spayed female short-haired collie/shepherd mix, is a sweet cuddler who loves to be around people of all ages. She’s full of personality and will fit in easily with a new […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Aggie Grant financial aid plan to help middle-income students

To help middle-class California students and families cover the rising cost of a college degree, UC Davis has announced the launch of a new financial aid program. The Aggie Grant Plan will award about $3,000 annually to eligible students whose annual family incomes are between $80,000 and $120,000. The grants will cover about 25 percent […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD offers admission to 22,000 freshmen

UC Davis has offered admission to about 22,000 students for fall 2013, a group that promises to be the most academically competitive freshman class in the institution’s history.

Of these, about 5,100 are expected to enroll in the fall.

The campus had 55,895 freshman applications from which to make its offers this year.

The admissions decisions reflect UCD’s long-range plan to add 5,000 new undergraduates …

Celebrity fashion show will raise funds to prevent child abuse

Tickets are still available for the fourth annual Yolo County Celebrity Fashion Show, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria. The popular event to raise money for the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council features fashions from local clothiers modeled by community and business leaders. Davis […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Exhibits let visitors go buggy on Picnic Day

What’s a picnic without bugs? The UC Davis department of entomology is planning lots of Picnic Day activities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Briggs Hall and the Bohart Museum of Entomology, 1124 Academic Surge. The Bohart Museum, home to nearly 8 million insect specimens, will feature wasp nests in its new display […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DCN offers web video class

Davis Community Network is offering a free class, “Video on your Website,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Davis school district computer training lab, 526 B St. Want to put your video on YouTube or your own website? This class will cover the steps and some of the options. Need to […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Feedback sought on Yolo County courts

The Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County is inviting community members to express their concerns about the judicial system, providing testimony and give personal accounts of contemporary cases in the Yolo County court system, at a public meeting Sunday, April 28. The meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Celebration Center […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,