Maybe we should ask before we investigate

MONEY TO BURN … the lead paragraph, written by Enterprise ace Cory Golden last Friday, pretty much says it all: “UC Davis paid two consultants $230,256 to mount its internal affairs investigation of last November’s pepper-spraying of student protesters — an investigation that produced recommendations Chief Matt Carmichael opted to overrule.” … now, there’s nothing […]

Davis Children’s Chorale slates auditions

The Davis Children’s Chorale is hosting auditions to join the group, which is for 8- to 14-year-olds. To schedule an audition, contact the group’s new director, Janie Knudsen, at (530) 304-3177 or before Friday, Sept. 7. The group, previously directed by Rachel Kessler, presents several concerts per year and has traveled to Europe. The chorale […]

Fair exhibitor checks available at office

Yolo County Fair exhibitors who did not pick up their checks before the fair ended Sunday can pick them up at the fairgrounds office, 1125 East St., Woodland, between 8:30 and 1 p.m. Thursday, or next week during the same times Monday through Thursday. For more information, call the office at (530) 402-2222.

More mosquito samples test positive for West Nile

Thirty new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus in Yolo County, particularly in Woodland, Dunnigan and Knights Landing, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Monday. The announcement follows aerial spraying last week to control mosquitoes in the latter two communities as well as the rural area between Davis and Woodland. […]

City Council to rule on WAC project recommendations

Details What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: City Government Channel 16 or via webstreaming at The Davis City Council will rule on the Water Advisory Committee’s recommendation at its meeting Tuesday to approve the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project as the […]

Growing new farmers in Yolo County

To encourage a new generation of younger farmers, the Center for Land-Based Learning started a California Farm Academy. On Saturday, the academy graduated its first class of 18 students.

The program gives students six months of training in topics that range from finances to water management. Students also gain hands-on experience working in farm fields, packing sheds and greenhouses.

“In California, the average age of a farmer is 58,” according to William Hodges of the Center for Land-Based Learning. “There is a clear and present need to recruit …

Raley’s to close Woodland store

Raley’s has announced it will close its Bel Air store in Woodland. A statement released by the company last week attributed the closure — and another store closure in Pittsburg — to unresolved conflicts with unions over cost-cutting measures. The Woodland store is at Gibson Road and Pioneer Avenue. “The decision to close the stores was […]

County recognizes DA interns, volunteers

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors recognized earlier this month 20 interns and volunteers currently serving in the Yolo County District Attorney’s office. District Attorney Jeff Reisig started the formal legal internship component of the program shortly after taking office in 2007, with the mission to create an opportunity for law students to have an […]

Sobriety checkpoint nets four impaired drivers

A sobriety checkpoint west of Woodland on Friday resulted in four arrests for driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol. A total of 505 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint at Highway 16 east of County Road 97 during the four-hour operation, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Of those, 270 drivers were screened […]

Woodland police investigate destructive device incident

Woodland police are investigating a Sunday incident in which a group of juveniles attempted to throw a destructive device into a local laundromat. Sgt. Aaron Delao said a maintenance worker at The Washhouse, 9 Main St., reported seeing a male juvenile open the rear door of the business at about 3 p.m. while holding up […]

CHP: Erratic driver had medical condition

Authorities say a medical condition may have caused a Vallejo man to drive erratically on Interstate 80 while California Highway Patrol officers pursued him from Davis to Sacramento. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the CHP received a call at about 10:30 a.m. Monday of a reckless driver on eastbound I-80 just east of Mace Boulevard. Witnesses […]

Can you help sew veggie bags?

Volunteers are being recruited to sew veggie bags for the Cool Davis Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13. Fabric and simple directions are available for anyone who wants to sew cloth bags that can be used instead of plastic bags in the vegetable and bulk aisles at the grocery store. “We stamp them with our Cool […]

Beard contest is a hairy situation

Whaler, walrus, horseshoe, Fu Manchu — they’re just a few of the many facial hairstyles celebrated by The Moustache and Beard Social Club. Welcome to the world of competitive facial hair. The Moustache and Beard Social Club proudly presents the first Davis ‘Stache and Beard Throwdown from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the G […]

Like bikes? Repair help needed

The Woodland Bike Campaign needs the help of anyone who knows basic bike repair at a free bike clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the County Fair Mall, East Street and Gibson Road. Bike rodeo volunteers are needed as well. To volunteer, contact Maria Contreras Tebbutt at (530) 753-1125 or