Wholesale stockpiles down as sales plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale companies cut back their stockpiles in June as sales fell by the most in three years. The declines in sales and inventories could signal slower growth in the coming months. Wholesale inventories dropped 0.2 percent in June, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That’s the largest drop in nine months. Sales […]

Clashes rage in rebel bastions of Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between government troops and rebels raged Thursday in opposition bastions of the besieged city of Aleppo as President Bashar Assad’s key state backer Iran prepared to host a gathering of allies for talks on how to end the conflict. The regime pressed its new assault on Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and […]

Service bills almost as good as Cracker Jack boxes

EXTRA ADDED BONUS FROM CITY … the nice thing about living in Davis is that when our painful city services bills arrive in the mail, the city softens the blow with some extra goodies hidden among the charges for garbage, sewage and water … for August, my bill was accompanied by the always welcome “Davis […]

A chance to meet history

Olympic gold-medal winner Bill Toomey, right, and Dick Luna examine some of Toomey’s track and field memorabilia (which is on display at De Luna’s) from the 1968 Mexico Games. Toomey, who captured gold in the decathlon, will be signing autographs at De Luna Jewelers on Saturday, Aug. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise […]

UCD aims to bolster chemical attack readiness

The National Institutes of Health will pour $17 million over five years into UC Davis research to pinpoint antidotes to seizure-causing neurotoxic chemicals, the university announced on Wednesday. The new UC Davis CounterACT Center for Excellence will join an NIH network delving into responses to chemical threats. “Neurotoxic chemicals have the sobering potential to cause […]

State court reinstates fake bomb conviction

The California Supreme Court this week reinstated the conviction of a Woodland man who left a fake bomb at a Woodland police dispatch center, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. A jury found 66-year-old Barry Turnage guilty of leaving the device at the Yolo County Communications Center in September 2006. Previously convicted of […]

Davis Depot building to close for four days in late August

The Davis Southern Pacific Depot building will be closed from Friday, Aug. 24, through Monday, Aug. 27, while the city tents and treats a termite infestation that city facilities staff discovered earlier this year during a routine building inspection. Passengers will still be able to access the platform and the trains, which will run on […]

New shows at Davis Media Access

From sports to lambs, Davis Media Access produces three new shows. Davis High athletics, a cross-country bike ride, and the Dixon Lambtown Association headline DMA’s new “In The Studio.” Patrick Shearer hosts a discussion with DHS Athletic Director, Dennis Foster (episode 225). The discussion involves all aspects of the up coming sports seasons and what […]

Stagers help present homes for sale in best light

When a homeowner gets ready to sell, it is widely understood that the property should be displayed to prospective buyers in an attractive manner. Mow that front lawn. Put away the dishes in the kitchen. Have those bathrooms neat and clean. It’s simple common sense. But increasingly, home sellers are seeking professional help as they […]

Pace of Davis home sales gradually picking up

The number of homes sold in Davis was up about 10 percent for the first six months of 2012 — but the pace of home sales continues to lag behind historic averages. And according to County Assessor Joel Butler, the city of Davis showed “a modest increase” of 2.09 percent in assessed values of properties […]

For the record

A story on the front page of the Aug. 7 edition of The Enterprise about Rachel Teagle, the director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, incorrectly identified Angela Miller, an art professor who taught professor who taught Teagle when she was an undergraduate at Washington University in […]

Syria launches ground assault in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops launched a broad ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo and activists reported clashes as opposition forces fought back in a battle that has raged for more than two weeks. The official SANA news agency claimed regime forces have fully regained control on Salaheddine — […]

Ernesto starts across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

CHETUMAL, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Ernesto spun into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday as hundreds of fishermen fled low-lying villages and thousands of tourists evacuated resorts of Tulum and the Costa Maya. Ernesto hit the peninsula as a hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph when it swept over the cruise ship port of Mahahual […]

The ‘Davis way’ may not last much longer

Recently there has been a movement afoot in our state to force cities and school districts that elect representatives “at-large” to change to district elections. Much of this has been spurred by voter advocacy groups anxious to utilize the California Voting Rights Act, signed by Gray Davis in 2002. District elections, so the reasoning goes, […]