Life sentence looms for West Sacramento molest defendant

A 27-year-old West Sacramento man faces life in prison after admitting Tuesday to molesting an 8-year-old girl, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Dmitry Dudkin molested the girl between 2009 and 2011, showing her pornography and taking pictures with his cell phone of her performing sex acts, District Attorney Jeff Reisig said in […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ enters guilty plea

The woman dubbed the “Bad Hair Bandit,” who authorities say robbed a US Bank in Davis during a four-state robbery spree, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of bank robbery Wednesday in federal court, officials said. Cynthia Lynn Van Holland, 48, a transient from the states of Idaho and Washington, could receive up to 20 years […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles! Double the trouble but double the fun

Did you know that from the top of Mount Diablo, you can see more area than anywhere else in the world except for Mount Kilimanjaro? Well, that’s what they say. Mount Diablo is that prominent mountain Davisites see whenever we gaze south. At 3,348 feet, it is the highest peak in the Bay Area and […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Beginning Shambhala training workshop set Aug. 4-5

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5, the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will host a beginning Shambhala training workshop. These workshops are suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Connecting people, changing lives

Special to The Enterprise Late summer finds us putting the wrap on several projects and relationships here at Davis Media Access, as well as planning for the future. In no particular order, here’s a quick look at events at your community media center: * Patrick Shearer has been interning this summer as host for “In […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Apartment move-out program wins award; volunteers still needed

The city of Davis’ efforts to encourage reuse and recycling during the annual apartment move-out/move-in season has won a statewide award. The Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award recognizes special achievement by a business, government agency, community-based organization or school in the reuse of materials. The California Resource Recovery Association awards committee “was impressed by the efforts […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis resident builds a library in a box

What do you get when you combine a bunch of books, some paint and recycled scrap wood? A library in a box. Last April, Davis resident Joaquin Feliciano made something out of nothing with the scrap wood in his garage. “I’m going to open my own library and it’s going to be open all the […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Deadline nears for vegetable, flower exhibitors

For vegetable and flower exhibitors who want to compete in the Yolo County Fair, the closing date for entry forms is Friday, Aug. 3, for the following categories: * Adults division — agriculture, horticulture, potted plants, cut flowers and arrangement; and * Junior division — artistic arrangements, agriculture, horticulture and potted plants. Exhibitors’ catalogs are available […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Man jailed after allegedly fleeing DUI crash

Drunken driving, no license and a hit-and-run crash earned an Esparto man a trip to the Yolo County Jail late Tuesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators say Hertiberto Hernandez Castillo was under the influence of alcohol when he allowed his eastbound Chevy Silverado to drift into the westbound lane and collide with […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Options for a lower water lawn

As Davis faces water rate increases, garden professionals get lots of questions about ways to conserve water in new and existing landscapes. Previous columns have discussed low-water options for shrubs, ground covers and trees in the landscape. The biggest water-user of all is the lawn. But that presents a conundrum, because the lawn is part […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Taking the plunge: The Army’s Golden Knights skydive over Davis

At an altitude of 12,000 feet, the Army’s Golden Knights are soaring over Davis this week with tandem skydiving partners. Community members are invited to visit SkyDance SkyDiving at the Yolo County Airport to watch the Knights as they showcase their aerial talents. They are jumping with key educators and other influential residents of the Sacramento […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At least that parks money isn’t missing

MONEY, MONEY EVERYWHERE … I will say that the discovery of $54 million in hidden assets at the California Department of Parks and Recreation is shocking in the extreme and those who were relieved of their duties probably had it coming … clearly, that money could have been used to save the many state parks […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC Berkeley to offer free online courses this fall

BERKELEY (AP) — UC Berkeley will start offering free online courses through a nonprofit initiative launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Officials say UC Berkeley courses on artificial intelligence and software engineering will be available on the website, which was formed in May. The two Berkeley courses brings to seven […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Explorit solicits stories, poems about spiders

Do you live in Yolo County? Do you have a short story or poem in you just waiting to get out? An original piece — a spidery piece? Spidery? Yes. Explorit Science Center’s countywide Community Science Project titled “Spiders In Your World” is inviting and encouraging county residents to write a short story or poem […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,