Obama nominating Kerry for secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, a senior administration official said, making the first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term. If confirmed, Kerry would take the helm at the State Department from outgoing […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Travelers hope to be on their way after snowstorm

CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers facing canceled flights and closed roads were hoping to finally head to their holiday destinations Friday as a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada. The storm, part of a system that began in the Rockies […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Lovenburg starts second term

Susan Lovenburg, who is starting her second term on the Davis school board, was sworn in at Thursday’s meeting by her friend and political mentor Delaine Eastin, a longtime Davis resident and former state superintendent of public instruction. “I am so proud of this school board,” Eastin said, “they have stood for local taxes that […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lovenburg, Peterson sworn in as school board trustees

Susan Lovenburg and Nancy Peterson, who won seats on the Davis school board in the Nov. 6 election, were sworn in Thursday night in an earlier-than-usual meeting. Lovenburg, who is starting her second term, was sworn in by her friend and political mentor Delaine Eastin, a longtime Davis resident and former state superintendent of public […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Feel the burn on Christmas Eve

BURNING DESIRE … Walt on the Westside says he “heard that the City Council has granted a special dispensation so everyone who wants to can use their fireplace on Christmas Eve.” … a couple of problems here, Walt … First, only the Catholic Church can issue special dispensations … secondly, using your fireplace on Christmas […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Two drivers arrested for having pot on board

California Highway Patrol officers arrested two people this week for allegedly carrying marijuana in their vehicles. Dallas Miles Blue, 46, of Fall River, was contacted at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunnigan rest stop along soutbound Interstate 5, where officers investigating an odor of marijuana discovered about a pound and a half of the […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Shelter houses family environment

As homeless guests arrived at the Davis Community Church Wednesday night, volunteers from the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in Davis welcomed each person like a would-be family member.

“These are beautiful, loving people,” said 50-year-old Kevin Danley, one of the shelter’s guests, as he was watched the group peacefully convene before their communal meal.

This is the sixth year the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter has offered food and a place to stay for people in Kevin’s situation. Last year, it provided refuge to 102 homeless people through cold December nights.

The comfort of a warm retreat brought these guests in time and time again, and they were served as many as 2,300 hot meals over the course of the rotating shelter’s manifestations.

The Wash Mill spun out of Davis Manor

There are changes underway at the Davis Manor shopping center. Goodwill, which operates thrift stores nationwide, has leased the space formerly occupied by locally based thrift shop All Things Right & Relevant, which left Davis Manor last spring for a larger store in Mace Ranch. But Goodwill also will be moving into the space currently occupied […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop on proposed Fire Department changes planned

Acting on an extensive Fire Department audit presented last month, the Davis City Council moved forward Tuesday on recommendations that, if ultimately approved, would bolster the city’s cooperation with the UC Davis Fire Department. Specifically, the council voted 4-1 for staff to begin the process of seeking a shared-management plan between the city and university […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Holiday changes set at Enterprise

This week’s Christmas holiday necessitates some changes in office hours and production schedules at The Davis Enterprise. The Enterprise, 315 G St., will be closed Monday and Tuesday, but an edition will be published on Christmas Day. Business office hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday. Circulation office hours are 9 a.m. to […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gun report puts Woodland school on brief lockdown

Woodland’s Pioneer High School went into lockdown mode Thursday morning after school officials reported that an armed male was on campus. Woodland police Lt. Anthony Cucchi said school administrators detained the person, who was cooperative, shortly after the 8:07 a.m. report to police. Officers who arrived on scene discovered the suspect had a butterfly knife, […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Building a showcase campus, using an IOU

By Andrew Martin Some call it the Edifice Complex. Others have named it the Law of More, or the Taj Mahal syndrome. A decade-long spending binge to build academic buildings, dormitories and recreational facilities — some of them inordinately lavish to attract students — has left colleges and universities saddled with large amounts of debt. […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisites ‘Imagine’ a connection with parents in Newtown

The events of last Friday in Newtown, Conn., continue to stir the emotions of people around the globe. In response, a Davis mother has arranged a vigil for 5 p.m. Saturday, regardless of weather, on Henri Court (aka Candy Cane Court) in Wildhorse. “Like most folks, I have been struggling to find a meaningful way to […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisite explores health care in Central America

By Bradley West When Moira Wood designed her biomedical anthropology major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., her goal was to synthesize her interests in medicine, history, sociology and public health. This semester, the 2009 Davis High School graduate is not only combining those interests, but is also learning about them firsthand through a […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,