Explorit: Summer camp a success thanks to volunteers

By Lisa Justice Another wonderful year of Summer Science Camp has come to a close, and Explorit Science Center wishes to thank all the volunteers who helped make it possible. From experts who gave special presentations to our campers to those who prepared the snacks that kept us fueled all day, we couldn’t have done […]

Workshop examines Alzheimer’s medications

Local residents who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease are invited to attend a free workshop to learn more about the role of medications in treating behavioral changes. The event will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Guest speakers include Esther Lara and […]

New exhibit opens Saturday at Hattie Weber Museum

What do a silver seafood fork, pack mule saddle, a wooden roller skate, a cowbell from a submerged ranch, a gold scale, pictures of early Davisville homes and businesses and a flapper dress trimmed with silver beads have in common? They are all items in the latest exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. […]

German minister skeptical on more time for Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Giving Greece more time to carry out reforms and spending cuts won’t resolve the debt-laden country’s problems, Germany’s finance minister said Thursday, a day before the Greek prime minister meets Chancellor Angela Merkel. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is seeking to earn his nation more time to complete reforms and hold on […]

Tropical storm takes aim at Hispaniola

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti Thursday and it was expected to gain strength after drenching tiny islands in its whirl over the eastern entrance to the Caribbean. There was a chance it could dump rain on next week’s Republican convention in Florida. No major damage […]

Costs of big wildfire season hurting some states

MANTON (AP) — Twisted sheets of metal, the hulks of pickup trucks and brick walls were all that was left of homes once sheltered by green pine and cedar trees. In a rural Northern California subdivision that was the latest to feel the wrath of massive western wildfires, long pine needles bent back on themselves, […]

Family budgeting ‘help’ comes at a cost

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE … the City Fathers and Mothers who run this town, clearly with our best interests in mind, have decided to send our water bills monthly instead of the every-other-month process they use now … the claim is that this new-and-improved billing system will allow poor, struggling Davisites — most of them on my […]

Yolo DA: No charges for now in alleged rape case

Pending further investigation, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file criminal charges against a Davis man arrested last week on suspicion of rape, officials said Wednesday. The case involving Thaddeus Jay Sonne has been sent back to the Davis Police Department for additional information, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven. […]

DUI checkpoint planned for rural Yolo County

California Highway Patrol officers will conduct a sobriety and driver’s-license checkpoint Friday night somewhere within the unincorporated area of Yolo County. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who are driving unlicensed, said Capt. Dale Cannon, commander of the Woodland CHP office. […]

Chair fire threatens shed in West Davis

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that threatened a shed in West Davis early Wednesday morning. Initial calls regarding the midnight fire in the 2900 block of Portage Bay Avenue West had the shed on fire, but crews arrived to find that it actually was a chair next to the […]

Local man arrested on DUI, weapon charges

A Davis man faces drunken-driving and weapon charges stemming from a traffic stop early Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Darrel Paul Makela, 51, was stopped at about 12:30 a.m. by officers who spotted him driving his Chevy pickup “slowly and erratically” northbound on Richards Boulevard, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Makela was given a […]

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Enterprise editor appears on ‘Davisville’

Debbie Davis, editor and assistant publisher of The Davis Enterprise, talks about the newspaper’s size, audience, online strategy and more on the current edition of the KDRT radio program, “Davisville.” KDRT can be heard at 95.7 FM. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. and midnight Saturdays […]

Woodland Bike Campaign seeks grant

The Woodland Bike Campaign, a local nonprofit organization, has been selected as one of five finalists to compete for Yolo Federal Credit Union’s $5,000 Community Challenge Grant. The winner will be determined by an online public vote. To read more about the campaign and cast your vote, visit www.yolofcu.org and click on “Community Challenge Grant.” […]

NAMI offers education in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo’s Latino Group is offering a free Spanish education program on mental health this fall for families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder. The NAMI Familia-a-Familia Program will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in Woodland, starting Sept. 1 and running through November. The sessions will cover the major severe brain […]