San Bernardino says it can’t pay state $15.2M

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — The bankrupt city of San Bernardino is once again sparring with the state over millions of dollars in former redevelopment funds. California’s Department of Finance has warned in a letter that it could take the unprecedented step of keeping some of San Bernardino’s future tax receipts if the city does not […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: All students are gifted and talented

GIFTS AND TALENTS … before our school board reaches any conclusions about the Gifted and Talented (GATE) program in the district — and trust me, there are as many opinions about GATE as there are parents of schoolchildren in this town — it would be nice to have some clear statement of purpose … specifically, […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

For the record

A letter to the editor published Tuesday, “Thankful for school options,” was signed by Michelle Millet, not Cindy Pickett. We regret the error.

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Deadline set for library parcel tax exemption requests

The deadline to file for an exemption from the Davis special library parcel tax is June 3. Exemptions to the special tax are granted for: * Property zoned and used for agriculture and not containing a residence. * Property that is not buildable or developable because of some reasonably permanent incapacity. This contemplates odd parcels or […]

March 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

St. James hosts its own ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Are you getting ready for spring cleaning and are unsure what to do with all those things from years gone by tucked away in your attic or garage? Has Grandma promised to give you something passed down in the family when you visit her this Easter? Are you wondering if some of those old things […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council aims to raise rates again to pay for water project

Let’s try this again. With the approval of Measure I in the bag, the City Council can now take another swing at pumping up water rates to pay for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project. The $113 million project, which earned a 54 percent endorsement by the voters last Tuesday, will draw water […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

City Council, school board will discuss shared interests

In the spirit of improving “intergovernmental communication,” all 10 members of the Davis City Council and the Davis Board of Education will pull up chairs together Thursday, for the first time in two years, to discuss a handful of issues common to their respective jurisdictions. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors urged to adopt Laura’s Law

WOODLAND — Laura Wilcox was working as a temporary receptionist at the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department in January 2001 when Scott Thorpe, a mentally ill patient who had resisted treatment, entered the building and asked to see his psychiatrist. When he was unable to see the doctor, he shot and killed Wilcox and ultimately […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Computer troubles turn off Enterprise email

Computer problems knocked out The Davis Enterprise email system shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Email traffic was sporadic overnight but full function was not yet restored as of press time today. Those who submitted information to the main email address or to a specific department or individual are asked to please email the information again. […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland crash injures driver, child

A driver and young child were injured Monday when their car struck a tree in Woodland, police said. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the 50-year-old driver, a Woodland resident whose name was not released, swerved off the street in the 200 block of Gibson Road shortly before 3:30 p.m. The tree was in the front yard […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Back to nature: Canoes head down Putah Creek

A new guided canoe program debuts Saturday, March 30, at Lake Solano Park west of Winters. Volunteers Cathi Christo and Barbara Cooper will lead the tour from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

Visitors are invited to discover the wonders of Putah Creek on this adventure, which offers an opportunity to relax, explore, learn and enjoy the arrival of spring.

“Nature reveals something new and magical with every bend in the river,” Cooper said in a news release.

Community Passover Seder welcomes all

Local residents are invited to Congregation Bet Haverim’s Community Potluck Seder on Tuesday, March 26, at the temple’s Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the seder begins at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their favorite Passover main dish or side dish to the seder, enough to […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DDT exposure in womb tied to hypertension

By Stephanie M. Lee Women who were exposed in the womb to a pesticide that pervaded the United States until it was banned four decades ago were found in a new study to have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure before age 50. The pesticide, known as DDT, was widely used for insect […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC student fee covers past required refunds

By Nanette Asimov It used to be that if you wanted to get something for nothing — something really, really good — all you had to do was enroll in the University of California. Now, if any UC student doubts that the days of something for nothing are long gone, a plan for the UC […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,