Gomes leads A’s past the Padres, 6-4

OAKLAND — Jonny Gomes knew he had been unproductive in a pinch-hitting role. That didn’t stop him from working the count and getting a pitch he could hit. Gomes, who was hitless in his 34 previous pinch-hit appearances, hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning to help the Oakland Athletics beat the San […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Community Choice Aggregation a possibility in Davis

Many Americans have long been shackled to investor-owned electricity suppliers without the choice of a second option. In Davis and in most places throughout Northern California, it has been to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. In other cities throughout the country, it’s likely been to another large, privately owned energy company. The truth is, however, that […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis Schools Foundation campaign almost halfway to $500,000 goal

You can help What: Davis Schools Foundation party, to help raise $500,000 to support local schools When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 25 Where: Home of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, 4228 Dogwood Place, Davis RSVP: By Friday, to [email protected] Special to the Enterprise The Davis Schools Foundation spring fundraising campaign is under way, with […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Given time, they’ll crack, too

Scanning the election results, my friend Rich thinks I may be in for a rough couple of years with five City Council members who actually might get along with one another. While it is true that conflict and column writing tend to go hand in hand, I have full confidence that the new council, helped […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Mutts & Martinis is Saturday; dinner/auction will finish dog sanctuary

Local residents are invited to join Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. for the second annual Mutts & Martinis gala dinner and auction. The evening will feature dinner catered by Merchant & Main of Vacaville, California wines and, of course, martinis. Guests will be entertained by a rescue dog […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Caped cruiser

What Davis is best known for — education and bicycles — come together Thursday as a UC Davis student pedals through downtown Davis on the way to his Graduate Studies commencement ceremony on campus. The university’s ceremonies wrap up with the two College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduations on Sunday, at 9 a.m. and […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD helps stem spread of walnut tree disease

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has just published trapping guidelines for the detection of the walnut twig beetle. This tiny beetle, only several millimeters long, is the carrier of the fungus that causes thousand cankers disease. “The disease has killed thousands of black walnut trees in California’s landscape and is threatening […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Methodist Church plans Vacation Bible School

The United Methodist Church of Davis invites children ages 4-12 to Vacation Bible School this summer to learn “Why We Tell the Story.” Vacation Bible School will take place 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. June 25-29. The cost is $45. To register, download the registration form at www.davisumc.org/VBSregistration.pdf. At Vacation Bible School, children will learn […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Family support group offers mental health help

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI honors winners of sunflower art competition

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has selected “Wall Flower,” by Marjan Kluepfel, for the 2012 “Seeds of Hope” sunflower seed card. Kluepfel is a professional textile artist, whose winning piece is a bold, multilayered sunflower on a quilted blue background. The seed cards are available to purchase at the […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Help offered to sexual abuse victims

An eight-week class supporting victims of sexual abuse will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning June 27 at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center in Woodland. Adult women who experienced sexual violence as a child or adult are the target group. Pre-registration is required by calling the SADVC therapy line at (530) 665-5332. […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

BACA supports children, families of abuse

Kim “Bossy” McHaffie, the Feather River chapter’s child liaison, addresses Bikers Against Child Abuse members during a meeting in Woodland. While BACA members must own or have regular access to a motorcycle, McHaffie states: “We are an organization. We are not a motorcycle club.” BACA members “empower” children by standing by them during abuse trials, […]

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

BACA shows abused children they’re never alone

Few people were in the audience for Jason Sigur’s trial. The Dunnigan man, whose October 2010 arrest on child-molest charges garnered high-profile headlines, had since flown under the radar.

But not for the members of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), whose members were present at each day of Sigur’s two-week trial in Yolo Superior Court — including the nearly two full days the 14-year-old victim spent on the witness stand.

“We’re here to empower the children,” said Lee “Radar” Popejoy, president of BACA’s Feather River chapter, which includes Yolo County.

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yuba County resident named UCD’s top graduate

By Julia Ann Easley A Yuba County resident destined for medical school will join yet another class Friday when she graduates from UC Davis. As this year’s top graduating senior, Larissa Miyachi will become the 2012 University Medalist ― the latest in a select group of graduates who have further distinguished themselves for their achievements […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,