Enterprise photographer honored for pepper-spray shot

Davis Enterprise photographer Wayne Tilcock won first place for his photo of the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters on the UCD Quad last November in the annual competition held by the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. Tilcock competed in the category of Occupy Wall Street Movement photography, in which photographers from Reuters, […]

Miracles come true for soaring, searing Milagres

By David Mays Milagres is Portuguese for “miracle” — and it’s nearly a miracle the Brooklyn-based quintet by that name found itself touring the country right now — including a stop Friday night at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Suite E, in downtown Davis. That’s because the group’s lead singer and songwriter, Kyle Wilson, […]

NDE students jump for heart health

Denicia Morns and Mason Heard, second-graders in Kurt Yeaman’s class at North Davis Elementary School, jump rope under the eaves last week during the school’s “Jump Rope for Heart” event, which benefited the American Heart Association. Students all over campus were jumping rope, wherever they could find a place sheltered from the rain.

For the record

A phone number to express interest in living at the New Harmony project under construction in South Davis was transposed in a recent Davis Enterprise story. The correct number is (888) 453-8404, ext. 226.

Supreme Court denies campus groups’ appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a Christian sorority and fraternity challenging California State University’s refusal to provide funding and other campus benefits to student groups that exclude members of other religions. CSU denies official recognition and funding to student organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin and sexual orientation. […]

Storm-weakened tree kills sleeping child

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A storm-weakened tree crashed down on a house, killing a sleeping 8-year-old girl, as a fierce winter storm blew through California over the weekend, leaving thousands without power Monday. The 100-foot-tall fir tree hit a home in the Northern California town of Arnold early Sunday, killing Haley Verzani in her bedroom, authorities […]

When the truth is up for negotiation

There are two things I do on a Sunday morning. I read The Davis Enterprise and I go to Mass. Both provide much food for thought. Let’s start with last Sunday’s Enterprise, where the front-page, above-the-fold headline declared “Judge OKs releasing bulk of pepper-spray reports.” But, as my third-grade Catechism teacher might have said, the […]

Water agency secures $38 million for project

Score a big win for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency. The state has agreed to split the cost with the federal government to fund almost the entire joint intake facility on the Sacramento River, a boost that could shave millions off the cost of the umbrella surface water project to Davis and Woodland taxpayers. The […]

Routine emergency drill at DHS turns into a long wait

Some 1,600 Davis High School students spent about an hour standing around the school’s periphery on Monday morning when a routine emergency drill turned into a more extended wait, because the school’s staff had trouble turning off the alarm bells. The regularly scheduled evacuation drill began around 10:05 a.m. As part of the drill, classrooms, offices and student areas are […]

North Davis jumps for joy

Denicia Morns and Mason Heard, second-graders in Kurt Yeaman’s class at North Davis Elementary School, jump rope under the eaves last week during the school’s “Jump Rope for Heart” event, which benefited the American Heart Association. Students all over campus were jumping rope, wherever they could find a place sheltered from the rain.

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 is Patrick (No. 104047), a 
2-month-old neutered male black Labrador retriever mix dog. Also hoping for a good home is Cinnamon (No. 101476), a 11/2-year-old spayed female bull terrier dog with […]

CSU to close door on spring 2013 enrollment

By Nanette Asimov California State University will accept no new admissions for the spring semester of 2013 — with a few exceptions — as part of a drastic cost-cutting strategy to reduce enrollment by about 16,000 students next spring, officials said Monday. Another 20,000 to 25,000 qualified students could be barred from attending CSU in […]

Learn more about Camp Unalayee at Sunday meeting

Camp Unalayee will hold an informational meeting and meet-the-director event from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Sarah Davis, 1801 Chapman Place in Davis. Families are invited to find out more about wilderness summer camp programs for children ages 10-17 and families at the coed camp in the Trinity Alps. The program […]