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 ,

‘Real’ Christmas cards make a comeback, retailers say

By Carolyn Jones Maybe it’s the rosier economy. Maybe the novelty of dancing squirrel e-cards is wearing thin. Or maybe, just maybe, people are feeling a little warmer toward their fellow humans these days. In any case, traditional holiday cards appear to be on the upswing after years of decline, according to card makers and […]

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

Yolo County libraries offer Pronunciator

The Yolo County Library is offering Pronunciator, an online language-learning system, free to all library patrons. With 60 of the world’s most popular languages, and English as a Second Language courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes and downloadable audio lessons […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Make an ice-tastic science sculpture

By Lisa Justice With help from a little household chemistry, you can create a frozen winter wonderland in your kitchen. You will need: water, a container for making an ice block, a freezer, salt, a shallow pan, food coloring, a couple of spray bottles, glitter or other small decorations and a spoon. Start by making […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

American Legion hosts speech contest

The American Legion’s Yolo Post 77 will host its annual high school oratorical contest at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at 523 Bush St. in Woodland. The purpose of the American Legion’s national contest is to develop a better understanding and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students. There is […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Roscoe, a victim of home foreclosure, is a handsome, sweet and gentle neutered male 5-year-old purebred Rottweiler. Roscoe grew up in a family with kids. He loves other dogs and even cats. Ophelia, a 6-year-old spayed female boxer/pit bull mix, is a favorite of the volunteers. She loves everyone and plays well with other dogs. […]

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