From the Ground Up: Little fish in the sea for summer

Choosing the freshest fish * All fresh fish should have shiny, slippery skins that glisten * The eyes of whole fish, no matter the size, should be bright and clear. Avoid fish with cloudy eyes * Fish should never smell “fishy,” but fresh and clean, sometimes even like fresh sea air Sardines and anchovies * […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

CHP investigating fatal crash in Clarksburg

Authorities are investigating whether alcohol played a role in a fatal crash Tuesday morning in Clarksburg. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said the victim, identified Wednesday as 68-year-old Jose Gomez of Sacramento, was driving a Ford-F250 that veered off Willow Point Road at Z Line Road and overturned into a water-filled ditch. The wreckage […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Ombudsman finds Conroy favored certain employees, former fire chief disagrees

Retired Fire Chief Rose Conroy promoted Bobby Weist to captain in 2008 despite the fact the city’s testing process revealed another candidate was more qualified for the job, the city’s chief ombudsman found four years ago. The city released a less-redacted version of a four-year-old report last month that details an investigation of the Davis […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Civic Club plans Linguica Breakfast

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its regular Ethnic Portuguese Linguica Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at Holy Rosary Parish Tumulty Hall, Walnut and Court streets in Woodland. The menu will consist of special scrambled eggs, hash browns, linguica sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and the group’s famous […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Russian police search protest leaders’ apartments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have searched the apartments of several protest leaders and called them in for questioning Tuesday, making it difficult if not impossible for them to lead a mass demonstration against President Vladimir Putin planned for the June 12 national holiday. It was a sudden escalation in pressure on the opposition, but […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dean’s foresight helped get us to today

FAREWELL TO A FRIEND … those of us who were lucky enough to get to know Dean McNaughton when he would visit The Davis Enterprise over the years were saddened by his death last week at the age of 89 … Dean was the patriarch of the McNaughton family and McNaughton Newspapers who had the […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sierra Club leaders meet next week

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the home of Alan Pryor, 2736 Brentwood Place in South Davis, near Albany Avenue and Donovan Court. The agenda will include updates or discussion of the Berryessa-Snow Mountain Conservation Area, management of burrowing owl habitat in the […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends to meet Saturday

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will meet Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Fibromyalgia occurs in people of all ages, even children, and affects 3 to 5 percent of the general population. Anyone needing information, or support concerning fibromyalgia is welcome to attend. Meetings are free, but […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Check out No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion at Davis Ace

Start your engines and drive down to Davis Ace Hardware on Saturday for the chance to get an inside look at the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion piloted by Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose. The car will make a special appearance at the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Grass fire avoids apartments, tractor

Davis firefighters battled a 1.5-acre vegetation fire that broke out Sunday near a South Davis apartment complex. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said coals from a barbecue sparked the fire shortly after 4 p.m. in the 5600 block of Marden Street. It spread to some nearby bushes and a field, threatening a John Deere tractor […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fresh produce galore at Sutter farmers market

Sutter Davis Hospital’s Farmers Market continues to be open each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The market is filled with farm-fresh produce and new local products, including spring produce, honey, flowers, plants and garden starts. This week, market shoppers will […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Six hurt in weekend crashes on I-80

Two people were hospitalized Saturday when their vehicles collided — and one of them rolled over — on eastbound Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the crash occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a Ford F-150 driven by 63-year-old Satoshi Wahashi of Lafayette blew a front tire […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Big water decisions loom for City Council

As the Water Advisory Committee continues to dig out the details of the surface water project, the Davis City Council edges nearer to deadlines that it must meet to stave off project delay and subsequent cost inflation. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council will make two key decisions that could keep the city on […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Harris won’t seek re-election, proposes new parcel tax

Davis Board of Education member Richard Harris, elected in 2007, will not seek a second term in November, he announced this week. “Instead, I’m going to ask my colleagues to put a parcel tax measure on the November ballot that fully funds Davis school district education programs (at their current level),” Harris said. “And I’m […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,