Car v. train crash leads to DUI arrest

An Elk Grove man lost not only his freedom Sunday morning following a drunken driving arrest, but also his car when it totaled by a freight train. California Highway Patrol officers say Roberto Mercado, 42, was under the influence of alcohol when his Chevy Tahoe drifted off the roadway and struck a wooden barrier at […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Clementine (No. 114271), a 4-year-old spayed female brown tabby and white domestic medium-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Charlie (No. 113872), a 3-year-old neutered male gray and […]

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Survey: Retailers take hard line on illegal gun sales

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — A scientific survey of more than 1,600 gun retailers in the United States has found that gun buyers frequently try to make illegal purchases and that gun retailers take a dim view of fellow sellers who engage in illegal activity — regardless of whether they are actively breaking the […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police arrest knife-wielding man

Davis police arrested a Suisun man on assault charges early Sunday after he allegedly brandished a knife inside Woodstock’s Pizza. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the suspect had fled by the time officers arrived at the 219 G St. restaurant, but had given the folding knife to a customer before he left. The victim of the […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Older adults gather for discussion

The ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group will gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Small Conference Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to mine the wisdom […]

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For the record

A story in Sunday’s Enterprise incorrectly reported that Rob White, the city’s new chief innovation officer, would earn a salary of $240,000. That number makes up White’s total compensation, including benefits. His annual salary is $163,000.

March 12, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

AA anniversary speaker meeting is Sunday

The As Bill Sees It Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will host its anniversary speaker meeting Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. A potluck begins at 6 p.m., followed by speakers at 7 p.m. This is an open meeting. The public is invited.

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Animals don’t cover their tracks

Ever wonder what you might be missing when you’re hiking around Yolo County? Come learn about Yolo County wildlife and the tracks and signs they leave at a free presentation from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. The event will include basic information on animal tracking in […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Art Healing’ returns to I-House on March 24

An “Art Healing” program first presented Feb. 24 at International House, Davis, will be reprised from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at 10 College Park. The first session attracted about 25 people from the Davis/Sacramento area. Taught by husband-and-wife team of Bahram Khamjani and Jaleh Alavi, everyone became an artist, using canvases printed […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibromyalgia examined at support group meeting

Northern California Fibro Friends will host its monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Anyone who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, or has a family member or friend diagnosed with fibromyalgia, is welcome to attend. People suffering from chronic fatigue also might find some helpful […]

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Bake sale benefits club’s scholarship fund

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its annual Portuguese Bake Sale from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. The sale will feature Portuguese sweet bread […]

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GVCA offers free kindergarten readiness seminar

How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in the academy’s kindergarten classroom. The seminar will provide parents with fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning math and reading skills. A kindergarten instructor […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Signals from Heaven’ author will speak

Davis resident Diane Wagstaff will informally present her new book, “Signals from Heaven,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader bookstore, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Signals from Heaven” is an illustrated diary of unusual, positive events that Wagstaff has experienced when someone in her life passed away. After recent life-threatening challenges to […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS speech, debate team showcases its work

The Davis High School speech and debate team invites community members to its first showcase on Friday, March 29, at the Instructional Performing Arts Building at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Members of the DHS forensic program will present award-winning speeches and a debate on gun control. The evening will begin with a silent auction […]

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