Teen dance scheduled for Friday night

The city of Davis will host a back-to-school dance for students in grades 7-9 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the Community Services Department at 600 A St. In addition to a ticket and school ID, students will […]

Workshop slated on urban coyotes

The city of Davis is planning a community workshop on urban coyotes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Topics of discussion will include coyote biology and behavior, state regulation and local policy, and future coyote management planning and goals. The workshop also will […]

Educator Fenocchio: take a bow for your contributions

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories profiling the 2012 inductees to the Davis High School Hall of Fame. Longtime Davis schools administrator Floyd Fenocchio has a wife of 52 years, two grown offspring and two baseball-player grandsons. He is all about family, especially during the past 13 years as […]

Feds close slaughterhouse after abuse video

FRESNO (AP) — Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows — some unable to walk — being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which inspects meat facilities, suspended operations Monday at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., […]

Huge fire burns to edge of three small towns

MANTON (AP) — Aided by a shift in wind direction, firefighters made a stand against a huge lightning-sparked wildfire burning on the edge of three small Northern California towns. The blaze, which grew to more than 25 square miles late Monday continued to threaten thousands of homes, as fearful residents sought safety miles away at […]

Pedestrian killed in Woodland collision

A man suffered fatal injuries Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle in Woodland, police said. The collision occurred at about 7:50 a.m. near the intersection of East Street and Lemen Avenue in northeast Woodland, where officers arrived to find the pedestrian lying on the roadway, unconscious and suffering from a head injury, Sgt. […]

Pets of the Week for Aug. 21

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Marla (No. 108579), a 5-month old spayed female domestic brown short-haired tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Bella (No. 108497), a 3-month-old tan-and-white spayed female pit bull mix. Fees […]

Davis Art Center: Cross Pollination Program finale and Junk2Genius

By Tiva Lassiter In line with the theme of our summer gallery exhibit, the Davis Art Center will be busy as a beehive in the coming weeks as we plan for the ending celebration of “Cross Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas” and the fourth annual Junk2Genius team art competition — both taking place Friday, Sept. […]

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 janiehowardknudsen@gmail.com 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 www.archive.cityofdavis.org/media 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 …