Unlock secrets of your energy use

The temperatures are rising and so are your energy bills. Have you ever looked at your electric bill and wondered “how do I spend so much energy”? Try unlocking the mystery of your energy use by looking at your hourly energy use. Christine Backman, from Davis Energy Group, will be at the Cool Davis Initiative’s […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

West Nile activity starts early this year

Two mosquito samples and two dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Davis so far this year — earlier than normal, officials say. The mosquito samples were collected in West Davis, on May 22 between Eisenhower and Fillmore streets and on May 23 near Wake Forest Drive, between Sycamore Lane and Oxford […]

June 05, 2012 | 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 is Nina (No. 100206), a 9-month-old spayed female Jack Russell terrier dog with a black-and-brown coat. Nina would do best in a home with no small children, a shelter spokesperson said. […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

As class sizes increase, teaching jobs are lost

Wrestling with a stubborn $3.5 million budget deficit, the Davis school board issued 57 layoff notices this year to permanent employees. Now that the dust has settled somewhat, the payroll has been reduced by 50.1 positions and 13 permanent employees are losing their jobs. Assistant Superintendent Matt Best said that since March 1, the school […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Rosenberg reappointed to state Judicial Council

Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge Dave Rosenberg was reappointed to a voting position on the Judicial Council, the administrative policy-making body of state courts, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced Monday. Created by the state Constitution, the Judicial Council consists of the chief justice as chair, 14 judicial members appointed by the chief justice, four […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Downtown parking study among student projects to be showcased

Ever wondered why it’s hard to find a parking space in downtown Davis after 5 p.m.? Or do you argue with your friends that, really, Davis doesn’t need much more parking? Or have you wondered how you could rent out your business’ empty parking spaces? These issues, and many more besides, were analyzed in this […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Teen arrested in Woodland FFA pig killing

A 17-year-old Woodland boy has been arrested in connection with the grisly weekend slaughtering of a pig belonging to a Woodland High School Future Farmers of America student. “I’m honestly shocked. Who would think to do such a thing?” said Marika Ocegueda, the WHS junior who had been raising the black-and-white pig, named Edwin, for […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

One hurt, four spared in weekend crashes

Four Woodland teens escaped injury Friday when their car rolled over on a freeway onramp, according the California Highway Patrol. Officers said 17-year-old Marisela Murillo was driving without a license when she failed to make the curve from Gibson Road onto northbound Highway 113. Her Toyota Tercel ran off the road and rolled, but neither […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, June 20, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany […]

What are Davis’ transportation needs? Input solicited Wednesday

City of Davis transportation planning staff members and an advisory group invite the community to provide input on transportation needs in an open house format on Wednesday. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Attendees may come and go anytime during […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Reception unveils new tractor exhibit at museum

Check it out What: New interactive exhibit When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Where: Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland Tickets: $20 general, free to members; call (530) 666-9700 or visit www.aghistory.org The Heidrick Ag History Center, home to the largest collection of vintage agricultural machinery in North America, will unveil a new interactive […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers will meet June 11

New members are welcome to join the Gibson House Writers from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 11, at the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This is a read-and-critique group for authors of fiction and nonfiction. A $10 donation is requested. Interested adults may contact the facilitator, Kristine Mietznet, at (707) […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bingo games benefit fight against ALS

The Davis Odd Fellows will host their monthly bingo fundraiser Sunday to benefit the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the ALS Association. Doors at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., open at noon and games will begin at 1 p.m. Bingo packets start at $12 and players have the opportunity to win up to $250 […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Maize diversity discovery may help ease world’s hunger pangs

Special to The Enterprise Researchers at UC Davis report that ancient farmers had a stronger impact on the evolution of maize, or corn, than modern plant breeders have had on the grain — now one of the world’s top production crops. The findings, together with a companion study on maize diversity, appear in the online […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,