Wildfire destroys most homes in Colorado history

DENVER (AP) — Additional crews were arriving Saturday at a wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history. The High Park Fire burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins surpasses the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, which destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder […]

Missing climbers presumed dead after avalanche

An avalanche on Mount McKinley swept a Japanese climbing team off a hill as they tried to descend on a rope line, leaving four presumed dead. One climber survived after tumbling 60 feet into a crevasse. U.S. National Park Service officials say five people were traveling as one rope team early Thursday morning as part […]

City hires new general manager to oversee utilities, development and operations

The city of Davis announced the hiring of its new general manager of utilities, development and operations on Friday, filling a position that was created earlier this year as part of reorganization at City Hall. Herb Niederberger, a former division chief for the Sacramento County Department of Water Resources, will oversee all development-related functions and […]

Heat know what to expect from Thunder in Game 3

By Tim Reynolds MIAMI — At this point a year ago, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were using words like “urgency” and “desperation.” And that’s exactly what the Miami Heat expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring into Game 3 of this year’s NBA Finals. So far, this championship series has followed the same script […]

UCLA beats upstart Stony Brook 9-1 in CWS opener

By Eric Olson OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA didn’t take long to suck the life out of a College World Series crowd that wanted to see that lovable team from Long Island win yet another game during its amazing postseason run. Adam Plutko turned in his third straight strong start and the No. 2 national seed […]

Gomes leads A’s past the Padres, 6-4

OAKLAND — Jonny Gomes knew he had been unproductive in a pinch-hitting role. That didn’t stop him from working the count and getting a pitch he could hit. Gomes, who was hitless in his 34 previous pinch-hit appearances, hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning to help the Oakland Athletics beat the San […]

Community Choice Aggregation a possibility in Davis

Many Americans have long been shackled to investor-owned electricity suppliers without the choice of a second option. In Davis and in most places throughout Northern California, it has been to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. In other cities throughout the country, it’s likely been to another large, privately owned energy company. The truth is, however, that […]

Davis Schools Foundation campaign almost halfway to $500,000 goal

You can help What: Davis Schools Foundation party, to help raise $500,000 to support local schools When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 25 Where: Home of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, 4228 Dogwood Place, Davis RSVP: By Friday, to mariaungermann@yahoo.com Special to the Enterprise The Davis Schools Foundation spring fundraising campaign is under way, with […]

Given time, they’ll crack, too

Scanning the election results, my friend Rich thinks I may be in for a rough couple of years with five City Council members who actually might get along with one another. While it is true that conflict and column writing tend to go hand in hand, I have full confidence that the new council, helped […]

Mutts & Martinis is Saturday; dinner/auction will finish dog sanctuary

Local residents are invited to join Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. for the second annual Mutts & Martinis gala dinner and auction. The evening will feature dinner catered by Merchant & Main of Vacaville, California wines and, of course, martinis. Guests will be entertained by a rescue dog […]

Caped cruiser

What Davis is best known for — education and bicycles — come together Thursday as a UC Davis student pedals through downtown Davis on the way to his Graduate Studies commencement ceremony on campus. The university’s ceremonies wrap up with the two College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduations on Sunday, at 9 a.m. and […]

UCD helps stem spread of walnut tree disease

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has just published trapping guidelines for the detection of the walnut twig beetle. This tiny beetle, only several millimeters long, is the carrier of the fungus that causes thousand cankers disease. “The disease has killed thousands of black walnut trees in California’s landscape and is threatening […]

Methodist Church plans Vacation Bible School

The United Methodist Church of Davis invites children ages 4-12 to Vacation Bible School this summer to learn “Why We Tell the Story.” Vacation Bible School will take place 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. June 25-29. The cost is $45. To register, download the registration form at www.davisumc.org/VBSregistration.pdf. At Vacation Bible School, children will learn […]

Family support group offers mental health help

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained […]