Name Droppers: DHS teacher learns all about Twain

Eleanor Neagley, an English teacher at Davis High School, was among teachers from 37 states who attended a special workshop at The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Conn., in July. The title of the workshops, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was “Huck, Jim and Jim Crow,” and addressed the importance of […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enterprise website wins at LMA contest

The Local Media Association announced the results of its 2012 Local Community Web Site Contest this month, and The Davis Enterprise came home with a trio of awards. Competing among newspapers under 100,000 circulation, The Enterprise was named in the top spot for Best Architecture and Overall Design. The judges, from the Missouri School of […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Biotech food measure Prop. 37 on ballot

By Stacy Finz The controversy over genetically engineered food has moved up the chain, all the way to the ballot box. In November, voters will decide whether to make California the first state in the nation to require labels on most genetically modified food products. At least 18 states, including California, have tried to pass […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nature photographer will speak in Woodland

The Woodland Camera Forum photography group will host photographer Gary Hart, who will present his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for more than 30 years. His photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon offers field trip to see shorebirds

The Yolo Audubon Society will offer a field trip to observe migrating birds on Sunday. Fall migration starts early for shorebirds, and by now thousands of juveniles will be winging their way south from the Arctic slope or the Great Basin, stopping to refuel on the mudflats around Davis. Whether they are western or least sandpipers, […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Judge won’t halt Pa. voter identification law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats say will suppress votes among President Barack Obama’s supporters. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he wouldn’t grant an injunction that would have halted the law requiring each voter to show […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

West Nile virus spraying continues tonight

Aerial spraying of portions of Yolo County began Tuesday in an effort to control mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus. The rural communities of Knights Landing and Guinda were sprayed Tuesday, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announced. An agricultural area between Davis and Woodland is scheduled to be sprayed tonight. Spraying will take […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

With water, the people get the final say

PAIN AT THE POCKETBOOK … now that the truly ugly numbers are beginning to emerge concerning just how much we’ll all be paying for water in the near future, Davis’ month-to-month wage earners are going to have some tough decisions to make … it’s no wonder the city decided to move its water-only election to […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Private investigator allegedly impersonates active parole agent

Woodland police arrested a private investigator Tuesday on suspicion of impersonating a peace officer. Anthony Vegas, 52, of Galt, was taken into custody at about 2:15 p.m. in front of the Yolo County Jail, where on several occasions last week he presented himself as a state parole agent in order to obtain information about a […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD grads featured on Discovery Channel

Looking for a way to cool down this week? Why not plunge into chilly ocean waters to learn about sharks from the comfort of your home? Discovery Channel, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will feature the work of two UC Davis graduates, Taylor Chapple and Sal Jorgensen, in an episode called ”Great White Highway.” Thursday’s […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Trustees to consider reorganization of Davis Adult School

The Davis school board will meet Thursday night to consider a reorganization and expansion of the Davis Adult School, in light of this summer’s successful pilot project featuring fee-based enrichment classes aimed at students under age 18. Nearly 300 students took part in the summer enrichment classes, and given that enthusiastic response, Principal Laurel Clumpner […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

For the record

In Tuesday’s edition of The Enterprise, UC Davis infielder Paul Politi was incorrectly identified in a story about Aggie baseball.

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

SCD members stand to defend Senior Center

Together, the membership of the Senior Citizens of Davis stood Tuesday against a proposed change to their organization that they believe threatened their allegiance to the Davis Senior Center. More than 250 Davis elders, by far the largest gathering of members for an SCD meeting, packed the Senior Center and unanimously opposed the new bylaws proposed […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Fall court date set in Davis molest case

A California Highway Patrol officer accused of molesting two children more than a decade ago is due back in court in October for a hearing regarding a third-party discovery motion, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Justin Prentice Morejohn, 31, of Davis, has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony counts of lewd and […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,