For the record

Tuesday’s story about Davis resident Cal Crabill being featured in Ken Burns’ new documentary on the Dust Bowl mistakenly reported that Crabill trained math professors at UC Davis. He trained math teachers.

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

Yolo County helps with hazardous waste during the holidays

Free collection of household hazardous waste continues every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Yolo County Central Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H, northeast of Davis. However, the service will not be available Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The landfill will be open that day, but will be […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

NAMI support group meets Nov. 28

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the community room off the plaza at the César Chávez housing complex, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City of Davis offices alter hours for holiday week

Several city offices will be closed or have altered hours during Thanksgiving week. The following offices will be closed next Monday through Friday: * City Hall (City Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development and Sustainability, Public Works Administration); * Community Services Corporation Yard, 1818 Fifth St.; * Fire business office, 530 Fifth St.; and * Veterans’ […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Family caregiver group meets Dec. 13

The Triple S family caregiver group (Share, Support and Solve) will meet from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Woodland Healthcare’s Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. The monthly informal eldercare discussion group addresses common concerns and community resources. Walk-ins are welcome.

December 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Family caregiving 101 session slated

“Planning Care for a Loved One” will be presented by Peggy Phelps, caregiver resource specialist at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Phelps will share a summary of topics to be covered in a care plan for a loved one or for one’s self. All caregivers are encouraged […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: The truth about turkey science

By Lisa Justice If you’ve ever enjoyed a traditional American Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the trimmings, you’re probably familiar with the post-meal lethargy that’s almost as much a part of the holiday celebration as football. The turkey itself is often blamed as the culprit behind our sleepiness, but is that blame well placed? […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bang talks movies on ‘Davisville’

Film critic and writer Derrick Bang discusses “The Hobbit,” “Django Unchained,” holiday movies new and old, and the film industry itself on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Bang reviews movies for The Davis Enterprise and his blog, Derrick Bang on Film. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

San Francisco nudists sue to block proposed ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco residents is suing the city to block a proposed ban on public nudity. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco claims an ordinance that city officials are considering would violate the civil rights of people who want to bare their bodies for personal […]

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

Democrats win supermajority in Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democrats have gained a supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature for the first time since the 19th century, after the Assembly reached the critical two-thirds threshold Wednesday. That gives California’s majority party complete dominance of state politics and the ability to raise taxes unilaterally if they choose. The party already […]

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

Animal rescuer calls abused puppy ‘one of the worst cases I’ve seen’

A Yolo County animal rescue organization is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the owner of a puppy so starved he’s been described as “a little walking rib cage.” “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and this is one of the worst cases of animal abuse I’ve seen,” said […]

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

Bob Dunning: Rates should be on the ballot, too

WATER WISE … not only did the Davis City Council get it right Wednesday, it did so unanimously … yes, we’re talking about the council’s decision to make next March’s vote binding as we all cast our ballots concerning the Davis-Woodland joint water project … anything short of that would have turned the whole thing […]

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

Aggie Pride rally set Friday

UC Davis alumni and community members are invited to spend their lunch hour at the Aggie Pride Rally on Friday. The old-fashioned football rally, from noon to 1 p.m. at UCD’s Freeborn Hall, is a lead-up to Saturday’s Causeway Classic football game against Sacramento State. It is Aggie head coach Bob Biggs’ final game before […]

November 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City inks deal with police managers employee group

One employee group contract down, seven to go. The City Council unanimously approved a new memorandum of understanding with the individual sworn police managers bargaining group Tuesday, the first finalized labor deal for the city since all eight employee groups saw their previous contracts expire in June. Only six employees make up the police management […]

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