Start Thanksgiving with a church service

All are welcome to participate in a Thanksgiving Service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in West Davis. “Come begin your Thanksgiving celebration by giving thanks for your abundance of blessings,” a St. Martin’s parishioner said in a news release.

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Caregivers of those with memory loss meet for support

A caregiver support group to support, encourage and inform family caregivers of loved ones with memory loss will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The group, which is facilitated by Jodie Valley, is open to any family members or friends. […]

December 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pepper spray, a year later: reforms, lingering suspicion

It took about 30 seconds for two UC Davis police officers to douse with bright orange pepper spray about a dozen student protesters sitting on a sidewalk.

Filmed one year ago today on the Quad, videos of those 30 seconds were viewed more than 3.2 million times on YouTube and shown on news broadcasts around the world.

Photographs froze those 30 seconds in newspapers and magazines. The image became fodder for an Internet meme with unusual staying power, and it gave the Occupy movement something approaching an iconic image.

Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas’ prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. Hamas officials said […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

By Justin Pope Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with associate’s degrees is expected to increase more sharply — by about 30 percent compared to last year’s survey— while MBA hiring appears […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO (AP) — When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn’t always hold true, especially on the local level. During last week’s elections, voters across the country opted to raise taxes to help their cities, counties […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Sweethearts’ penalty phase to explore defendant’s past, impacts of victims’ deaths

SACRAMENTO — Observers of the upcoming penalty phase of the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder trial are in for testimony both heart-wrenching and disturbing in nature. On the one hand, there are the relatives and friends of victims John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, who will talk about the teens’ accomplishments in life and the impacts of […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Better-prepared UCD will show more patience with protesters, Katehi says

In the wake of the pepper-spraying of protesters on campus last Nov. 18, Chancellor Linda Katehi apologized to thousands at a rally on the Quad. Investigators scrutinized her decisions. State legislators questioned her at length. And faculty voted on her leadership. During an interview Friday with The Enterprise, Katehi said many reforms prompted by the […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD reforms under way

Following the recommendations of four reports on last year’s pepper-spraying incident, UC Davis has compiled a long list of campus reforms. Among the steps taken, in progress or planned are: * Inviting 18 people, including California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and state legislators Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada, to evaluate the campus’ progress. Chancellor […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis PD to administer $80K DUI enforcement grant

Drunk and drugged driving remains the No. 1 killer on our state roadways. Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8” DUI Task Force seeks to attack this problem head-on through DUI enforcement efforts made possible by a recent $80,000 grant awarded to the Davis Police Department by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Davis police will administer […]

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

Yolo Hospice: Care honors America’s heroes

Nelson De Rego is an American hero. He will not tell you that. He will say he wanted to see the world. He can remember as a boy he would climb atop a garage, sit there, look at the sky and know there was more to the world than he could see. “I wanted to […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You want power? Be the fire director

It was a rainy, breezy, drippy and even sometimes sunny Saturday afternoon, though the brief moments of full sunshine seemed devoid of warmth. I returned home from a quick errand to find a message on the answering machine. It was a kind woman named Marlene — I could tell she was kind by her voice […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

RFP for regional water project available

One of the key items on the Dec. 20 Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency board meeting agenda is the request for proposals for the Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project. Following board action, the approved RFP will be issued to the three shortlisted design-build-operate teams. The Dec. 20 board meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the Community Chambers […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Farmers Market cookbook wins second national award

More good news arrived last week for the authors of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook”: Their work received first place for nonfiction in the Writer’s Digest 2012 Contest for Self-Published Books. The two netted a $1,000 cash prize and will have their cookbook featured in the March 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine. This is the […]

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,