Health care worker vaccination bill sent to governor

The State Senate voted last week to send the Governor legislation to help prevent the spread of the influenza or flu virus at health facilities and clinics among infants, seniors, and other patients at high risk of serious flu complications. “Over 35,000 people die in this country as a result of influenza each year, and […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trio of Yamada bills go to governor

Assembly woman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, announced the passage of three of her bills that protect California’s seniors and dependent adults this week. AB 999, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, reins-in excessive long-term care insurance rate hikes by setting tougher consumer protection standards and restoring […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farm Fresh to You tour offers tunes and treats

Farm Fresh To You, the local, organic produce home and office delivery community-supported agriculture program, invites the public to its farm in Capay, 23800 State Highway 16, in Yolo County for a farm tour on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chief farmer Thaddeus Barsotti will give a lecture about organic farming at […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teen reports being assaulted in Community Park

A 17-year-old boy reported being the victim of an assault Friday night in Community Park, according to Davis police. Sgt. Frank Tenedora said the teen arrived at the Sutter Davis Hospital emergency room at about 11:30 p.m. with an injury to his eye and a laceration — a possible stab wound — to his arm. […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Old school rock

Brother Jimmie and the New Deal, made up of Winfred Roberson on bass, Meg Hokaj on vocals, Chris Lee on guitar and vocals, and Bryan Louton on drums play outside Sundstrom Hill Winery during a school district employee function on Saturday. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo BrotherJimmie12 Briana Young and Van Lay dance to the sounds of […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mendocino County fire continues to spread

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire in a rugged and remote area of Mendocino County continues to spread into a wilderness area, though firefighters are making progress in surrounding the blaze, fire officials said. The North Pass Fire, burning northeast of Covelo, is 48 percent contained after consuming nearly 62 square miles, officials said Saturday. […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sunny side up for the young and restless

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — He’s 30, between jobs, with $50,000 in student debt and no clear sense what the future holds. But Erik Santamaria, Ohio-born son of Salvadorans, has a pretty awesome attitude about his country, his life and the world of possibilities. “Maybe things won’t work out the way I want,” he says. “But, […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sisterhood of the traveling runners

A 10-person delegation from Davis’ sister city Inuyama, Japan, toured the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday. The group is in town this weekend for the 17th annual Labor Day Races, sponsored by Golden Valley Harriers. Davis and Inuyama runners compete in a sister-city event each year. On Saturday, Good Humus ranch owner Annie Main, above, […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Students face rocky path to graduation

With state budget cuts forcing California’s public universities to shrink their course offerings, earning a bachelor’s degree in four years is becoming even more difficult for many students.

“One winter quarter, there were so few classes, I could only get three out of five offered,” said David Allison, a senior at California State San Bernardino. “CSU is no longer a four-year institution. It’s more like a five- or six-year institution.”

As the fall semester gets under way, students at the University of California, the California State University and California Community Colleges are …

City sees recent successful court ruling on DACHA as sign of things to come

The city believes it has won a key victory against Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation and Neighborhood Partners in its long-standing legal battle over the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association. Last week, the city successfully challenged and expunged the “lis pendens” (suit pending) that Neighborhood Partners and Twin Pines had recorded on the 20 homes that formerly […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

DUI checkpoint tonight in Davis

The Yolo County “AVOID the 8″ DUI task force will conduct a sobriety and driver’s-license checkpoint tonight in within the Davis city limits. Officers from the Davis, Woodland and Winters police departments, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for impaired and unlicensed drivers from 7 p.m. until […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News

RSVPs due Wednesday for Hall of Fame induction dinner

Local residents are invited to pay tribute to another class of luminaries who have made their mark on Davis High School. Tickets are on sale through Wednesday for the DHS Hall of Fame induction dinner, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. The 2012 class of inductees, selected by the […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poets featured at reading Thursday night

Cynthia Linville and Christopher Yu will be featured at the next gathering of the Poetry Night Reading Series, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. A former pupil of prominent Sacramento poet Dennis Schmitz, Linville has taught English at Sacramento State University, since 2000 and served as […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carwash supports Madrigals’ historic tour

The Davis High School Madrigal Choir invites the Davis community to support its fundraising carwash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Davis Joint Unified School District parking lot at Fifth and B streets. Choir members are working hard to raise funds allowing them to attend a historic education and outreach […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,