Linux group to hear about Open Clip Art Library

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation on Monday, Aug. 20, about the Open Clip Art Library, a collaborative project aimed at creating an archive of public domain clip art, and the software that powers it. The meeting will go from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

U.S. manufacturing sector shrank for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing shrank for the second straight month in July, further evidence of an economy growing at a sluggish pace. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its index of manufacturing activity ticked up to 49.8, from 49.7 in June. A reading below 50 indicates […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pepper-spraying pair no longer UCD officers

The UC Davis police lieutenant who became the target of a worldwide outcry, John Pike, and a second officer who doused Occupy UC Davis protesters with pepper spray, Alexander Lee, are no longer employed by the university.

In response to repeated Enterprise inquiries about Pike’s job status, UCD spokeswoman Claudia Morain said Pike was no longer an officer as of Wednesday. She declined to say if Pike was fired or resigned, citing state law and university policies protecting the confidentiality of personnel decisions.

Pike, whose annual salary …

Now that we’ve got the logo, we can play

In the early years of my employment at Davis’ Only Daily Newspaper, one of my principal assignments was to cover the comings and going of the always-winning Aggie football team. Fortunately for me, my employment here coincided precisely with UC Davis’ hiring of Jim Sochor as head football coach in 1970, which means I witnessed […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Kids pitch in on creek

Tuleyome intends to continue reaching out to youths through its Outdoor Exploration Program, Tuleyome Trails (a volunteer land stewardship, trail-building and maintenance program) and Nature’s Theater, a group that gives teens the opportunity to teach younger children about nature and the environment. The idea is to build a new generation of land stewards through education and […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New med students hope to help poor

Six years ago, Leopoldine Matialeu didn’t speak English that well and was living in a shelter with her younger sister after her mother had lost her job. Today, she is one of 109 UC Davis medical students who will begin classes on Monday. “My desire to pursue a higher education was a priceless gift that […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Police: Alleged thief discovers dump trucks, drive-throughs don’t mix

Authorities say a hungry parolee caused a mess in downtown Davis early Tuesday after he had a hard time maneuvering a stolen dump truck through a drive-through lane. Vernon David Grant Jr., 31, allegedly stole a dump truck from a local construction site around 4 a.m., Davis police Lt. Tom Waltz said. From there, he […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

School budget watchdog: Much rides on November elections

Despite the fact that Davis voters have approved five parcel taxes supporting public education since 2007, the Davis school district is in the weakest financial position of any of Yolo County’s five school districts. That’s the assessment of Linda Legnitto, who retired at the end of June from her position as budget watchdog at the […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Save the date for 2012 Art Auction

August is traditionally pretty quiet in Davis. But at the Pence Gallery, we’ve been busy preparing for our biggest fundraising event and exhibit of the year — the 2012 Art Auction. I hope that you’ll save the date of Sept. 22 for this wonderful opportunity to see new work by the top artists working in […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘Mission to Lars’ screening benefits Fragile X research

The UC Davis MIND Institute will screen a documentary film, “Mission to Lars,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, featuring one of its researchers, Randi Hagerman. The film revolves around the journey of Tom Spicer, who has Fragile X, a type of autism, and his family’s quest to make his one burning desire come […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poet laureate Bessier featured at Thursday reading

The Poetry Night Reading Series will feature Eve West Bessier of Davis at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Bessier is an accomplished poet and writer who recently was chosen to serve as Davis’ poet laureate, from 2012 to 2014. Born in the Netherlands and raised in […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breast cancer surgery update offered

The monthly breast cancer open door educational program is planned for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Dr. Steve H. Martinez, an associate professor of surgery, oncology, at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be the presenter. He will discuss “Surgical Research in Breast Cancer: Finding […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC climate-change skeptic changes views

By David Perlman The hot issue of global warming got hotter Monday when a UC Berkeley physicist, once a loud skeptic of human-caused climate change, agreed not only that the Earth is heating up, but also that people are the cause of it all. Richard Muller converted only a year ago to the idea that […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome takes teens rafting at Cache Creek

While some teenagers were busy last week shopping at the mall or playing video games, 50 teens from Tuleyome’s Youth Outdoor Exploration Program were making their way down the rapids of Cache Creek. The July 25 excursion was their first time in a raft for many of the youths, who unanimously said they’d do it […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,