Check it out, library good for more than books

The Yolo County Library recently completed a strategic planning process that highlighted assisting job seekers as one of the community’s top priorities. As a result, the library’s strategic plan includes initiatives to support job seekers with submission of job applications and occupational education. One tool the library provides is JobScout, a free online learning platform […]

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

Weekend train commuters will go by bus

All weekend trains traveling between Davis and Sacramento this weekend and next will be affected by a project to relocate tracks near the Sacramento train station. During the relocation project — which began Saturday, will continue today and finish next weekend — all passengers traveling between Sacramento and Davis will be transported by bus, called […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walking for a cause

Cassidy Smith, Karen Mo, and Natalie Mo cheer on cancer survivor David Wesley on the opening lap of the Relay for Life on Saturday at Emerson Junior High School. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo relay17W relay4W Prostate cancer survivor David Wesley of Placerville carries the Relay for Life banner flag as he leads other survivors and caregivers […]

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

Two arrested for alleged plan to steal bikes

Police on Friday arrested a pair of Sacramento men, one of whom allegedly told an officer that they came to Davis intending to steal bicycles. According to Sgt. Mike Muñoz, at about 11:50 p.m., an officer approached a maroon GMC pickup parked behind the AM/PM MiniMart at 705 Russell Blvd. Inside were Jeremy Humphries, 26, […]

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

Shasta-Trinity wildfire 75 percent contained

REDDING (AP) — Crews continue to make progress as they battle a wildfire along Interstate 5 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California. Fire officials say the Salt Creek fire is 75 per cent contained after consuming 980 acres, or about 1.5 square miles. Officials expect to have the blaze surrounded by Sunday evening. […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sherman enters Davis school board race

Parent and classroom volunteer Claire Sherman has entered the Davis school board race. Sherman told The Enterprise that she decided to become a candidate in large part because of things she’s seen as a volunteer helping students learn math. “When you are at the ground level, you understand the impact of larger class sizes,” Sherman […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Group aims to reduce hunger in Yolo County

From olive oil to walnuts, tomatoes to rice, Yolo County is known for its food production. But while the bounty from the county’s fertile soil feeds people all over the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean Yolo’s own residents always have enough to eat. In fact, one in six Yolo County residents is food insecure, according to […]

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

UC Davis scientist prepares for Mars rover landing

By Kat Kerlin As the Mars rover Curiosity prepares for landing on Sunday, after its nine-month, 352-million mile journey through space, UC Davis geology professor Dawn Sumner will be making preparations of her own. A co-investigator for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory team, Sumner will spend the first four “Martian” days — which are 40 minutes […]

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

Woodland fight leaves two hurt, four under arrest

Woodland police arrested four people in connection with a late-night assault Thursday that officers said involved bats, blades and automobiles. Sgt. Darren Imus said police were summoned at about 11:40 p.m. to the area of Fourth Street and Gum Avenue, where witnesses reported that three vehicles had rammed into one another, leading to a physical […]

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

Training partnership enhances fire service

A series of wildland fires west of Davis last week marked the launch of a countywide training partnership that officials say will improve fire service and safety across Yolo County, even during an era of shrinking budgets.

The Davis, UC Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento fire departments have joined forces to create the West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium, a cooperative effort to share resources and maintain standard operating guidelines.

Their first joint training exercise took place over several days last week, with the four member agencies — along with the West Plainfield and Yocha Dehe fire departments — practicing wildland fire suppression …

You can’t make free speech out of a chicken sandwich

So now it’s a chicken sandwich that divides us. Yes, you can intentionally or even inadvertently make a political statement by whether you choose to eat at Chick-fil-A or choose not to eat at Chick-fil-A. Which is all well and good. Freedom of expression is alive and well in the land of the free and […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Da Vinci High School to benefit from pizza fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Da Vinci High School senior class is planned from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Lamppost Pizza, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. For every person who buys a large or extra large pizza and mentions Da Vinci, 30 percent of the proceeds will go to the Da Vinci senior class. […]

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

Festival to celebrate tomatoes on Aug. 11

Heaping truckloads of brilliant red tomatoes plying Yolo County back roads; farmers market growers selling yellow, red, purple and striped heirloom varieties; and backyard gardeners finally harvesting their favorite summer vegetable (technically a fruit) — all mean it’s ‘tomato time’ in Yolo County. Recognizing the region’s connection to tomatoes, the Woodland Farmers Market and the […]

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

Enjoy a backyard concert on Friday

For its next concert, Davis Live Music Collective is keeping the quality sky-high while scaling the venue way down. The collective presents an evening with alt-country siren Kelly Hogan and her full band in a rare and intimate house concert Friday at 7 p.m. A $20 donation is suggested, and guests must RSVP to [email protected] […]

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