District welcomes small group of new teachers

The Davis school district welcomed some 25 new teachers — representing the equivalent of about 18 full-time positions — at a working breakfast Friday.

Assistant Superintendent Matt Best told The Enterprise that “We will have about 50 fewer full-time teaching positions this fall than we did last fall as a result of the spring layoff reduction in staffing. Our new hires are being employed to replace those individual employees we have subsequently lost to attrition” — teachers who decided to move out of town, retire, take a leave of absence or change careers.

Hope rising: New winery raises funds for families of farmworkers

You can help What: Back-to-School event for Davis Joint Unified School District employees When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 Where: Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, Davis When you’re married to an elementary school librarian — especially one as passionate about children’s literature as Birch Lane’s Lynne Sundstrom — it turns […]

Let’s play footsie with West Sac

I come not to bury the Water Advisory Committee but to praise it. Sort of. Thursday night’s decision to recommend moving forward with the Woodland-Davis water project while continuing to explore the possibility of simply buying water from West Sacramento was a compromise that gave most members of the committee something they can live with […]

Yolo Hospice: Roles reverse toward the end

Upon arriving in Woodland at the home of Manuel and Maria Chavarria, you immediately notice a neon green sign on their front door. The sign’s black, hand-lettering specifies, “No smoking, wash and sanitize your hands, visit between 12 and 7 p.m., supervise your children — keep the noise level at a minimum, minimize ins and […]

Davis Media Access offers two orientations

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. This month’s general orientation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the media center, 1623 Fifth St. in Davis. DMA’s production manager, Jeff Shaw, will teach the orientation. Topics covered will include: * An overview of DMA’s services, […]

Celebrate Teaching Kitchen’s birthday at open house

The Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen, at 537 G St. in downtown Davis, will be the site of an open house in celebration of the facility’s fourth birthday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Guests are invited to stop by to see the kitchen and enjoy a cupcake and cold drink. No birthday […]

Davis man accused of rape

A 21-year-old Davis man remained in Yolo County Jail custody Saturday, two days after being arrested on rape charges in downtown Davis. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were summoned at about 11:50 p.m. Thursday to the 800 block of Second Street, where a male and female appeared to be having sex near the Amtrak station. […]

Woodland and West Sac water options still on table

The Water Advisory Committee voted 8-2 Thursday to have city staff begin drafting a recommendation to the City Council to adopt the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project as the preferred option to bring surface water into Davis.

But the committee hasn’t given up on the West Sacramento alternative project just yet.

While city staff drafts the Woodland-Davis project recommendation for the council’s approval, the WAC has in the meantime also asked the city to make an offer to buy its water from West Sacramento.

Clashes near airport in contested Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces battled rebels near the airport in war-battered Aleppo, Syria’s state media said Friday, in the first official acknowledgment that fighting has reached the doorstep of the strategic site in the country’s largest city. In Damascus, activists reported heavy shelling and clashes in many areas, including western districts believed to have […]

Officials keep eye on weather as wildfires burn

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Crews in central Washington, rural Idaho and Southern California made gains on several wildfires, allowing some evacuees to return home and protecting two vacation towns from a massive encroaching blaze. Firefighters stopped a fire about 75 miles east of Seattle from destroying more buildings in the past two days, fire spokesman […]

I can help make it look good

NOTHING BUT THE BEST … I was thrilled to see that local artist Susan Shelton was selected by YoloArts to create a large ceramic mural at the main entrance to the county administration building in Woodland … if Shelton’s many previous works are any guide, this will be an exquisite offering that will bring joy […]

Cabrillo Club hosts linguica breakfast

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club will serve its well-known Portuguese ethnic linguica breakfast after the early morning Masses on Sunday, Aug. 26. Breakfast will be served after the 7, 8:30, and 10 a.m. Masses at Tumulty Hall, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, hash-brown potatoes, Portuguese linguica sausage, fruit, juice […]

Investigators paid $230,256 as pepper-spray costs climb

UC Davis paid two consultants $230,256 to mount its internal affairs investigation on last November’s pepper-spraying of student protesters — an investigation that produced recommendations Chief Matt Carmichael opted to overrule. UCD paid Van Dermyden Allison Law Corp. of Sacramento $148,349 and Yorba Linda-based Norman A. Traub Associates $81,907 to investigate the Nov. 18 arrest of 10 Occupy UC Davis protesters […]

Golden Age Fly-in soars over Woodland

Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers are hosting the Golden Age Fly-in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at their new flying site northeast of Davis, on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102. The event will feature remote-controlled aircraft flying prior to World War II, also known as the Golden Age of […]