Police nab alleged prowler

Davis police arrested a San Francisco man Sunday night for allegedly prowling in the backyard of a Rice Lane home. The investigation began shortly before 10:30 p.m., when police received a call reporting than an unknown person was in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Rice Lane, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Suspected knife threat leads to arrest

A 31-year-old Lancaster man faces domestic violence charges after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at 4 p.m. Sunday to reports of a dispute involving a knife at an apartment at 4500 Alhambra Dr. The suspect, Michael Garcia, was arrested at the scene “due to […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Photographer’s work documents ‘True Cost of Oil’

The before and after photos provide a backdrop for Garth Lenz’s message.

Before: A lush landscape of color: trees, wetlands and wildlife with mountain ranges in the background.

After: More of a moonscape really, devoid of color, full of sludge ponds, with trees clearcut and wetlands drained.

This is the Alberta Tar Sands, located in Lenz’s native Canada, and home to the world’s third-largest oil reserves, where the tarry substance bitumen, a form of petroleum, is mined and refined into crude oil. The tar sands represent the single largest source of foreign oil for the United States.

Flushed fish cause invasive species threat

Well-intentioned children and aquarium hobbyists seeking to “free” their pet fish down a toilet bowl or into a local waterway may inadvertently be contributing to the threat of invasive species downstream, according to a new report from UC Davis. In a report released last week to the California Ocean Protection Council, lead author Susan Williams, […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Body found under Woodland freeway

Authorities are investigating whether the region’s bitter cold snap factored into the death of a man whose body was found under a Woodland freeway overpass Monday morning. The body, reported to Woodland police at about 10:45 a.m., was found covered in blankets beneath southbound Interstate 5 on the north side of East Main Street, Sgt. […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Commemorations of civil rights leader will bring community together

The concerns that continue to trouble the nation — namely, racial inequality — will once more become the subject of discussion, dramatic presentation and song during the local observances of Martin Luther King day. The city of Davis’ annual celebration will get underway 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

A recent article published in The Enterprise cited incorrect information regarding bicycle-related crashes in Davis. In Davis, out of all types of crashes — including any combination of cars, pedestrians or bicycles — 20 percent are bicycle-related. The city of Davis does not keep statistics on bicycle-only crashes. It’s not clear exactly why certain intersections […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City Council to consider, approve water notices

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall Watch it: Live on City Government Channel 16 on Comcast and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 Follow: @TomSakash on Twitter; #daviswater on Twitter The City Council will be asked Tuesday to put the finishing touches on the Proposition 218 […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Analyst agrees Brown’s Calif. budget in balance

By Judy Lin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — The Legislature’s nonpartisan budget analyst agreed Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown that the state budget is balanced. California has “reached a point where its underlying expenditures and revenues are roughly in balance after years of multi-billion-dollar deficits,” analyst Mac Taylor said. He commended the Democratic governor for […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | 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 Kai (No. 112820), a 5-month-old neutered male, tan pit bull. Also hoping for a good home is Sport (No. 112364), an 8-month-old neutered male, domestic short-haired brown tabby. Fees are […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Second annual Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed is Feb. 2

Lea Rosenberg, left, and Jennie Pytel, co-chairs of the second annual Davis Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed, make sure that the crab is plentiful and fresh for this event. The Crab Feed will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Davis. The general public is invited. The […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

English conversation groups meet in West Sacramento

The Yolo County Library’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento, hosts three weekly English conversation groups to help residents improve their skills in a fun and relaxed setting. The groups meet from 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. Each conversation group […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free grief support groups available In New Year

Yolo Hospice offers free, drop-in support groups which are continuously available. Have your questions answered and your concerns address in a supportive environment led by a qualified facilitator. Take part at a level of participation that is comfortable for you, attending as often as you would like. These groups are available to anyone experiencing grief […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Paws for thought: Altered pets save resources, reduce stress

Do you or someone you know have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered? World Spay Day, an international campaign that saves lives by reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs, is coming. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 19, low-income pet owners in Yolo and Sacramento counties can request an appointment for low-cost spay/neuter surgery at […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,