Randall, neighbor file federal lawsuit over Measure E

Thomas Randall Jr. has lodged another official challenge to Measure E, the Davis school parcel tax on Tuesday’s ballot. He’s been joined by fellow East Davis resident Janet Zwahlen in filing a federal lawsuit claiming that the tax is unconstitutional and that the wording is muddy. The announcement comes just a week after the California […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Measure E lawn signs will be replaced

Measure E supporters have noticed that many Yes on E lawn signs have gone missing over the past few days. Campaign volunteers will be out all weekend replacing any missing signs. “If your Yes on E sign was taken down, please email us at [email protected] or call 415-302-8773 so we can replace it for you,” […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

A bit of camaraderie

Members of Davis’ public employee unions gather for a celebratory barbecue Thursday afternoon in Central Park. From left are Fire Capt. Brian Stiles; Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor; Mike Holden of the Davis Public Works Department; firefighter Dan Wong and his daughter Georgia, almost 5; firefighter Patrick Sandholdt; and firefighter Mike Plescia. The event was […]

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

Lovenburg plans Election Night party

Susan Lovenburg’s campaign team and Mohini Jain will host an Election Night party for Lovenburg at 44607 Country Club Drive starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information, visit www.susanlovenburg.org.

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly

Celtic flute resounds at I-House fundraiser

Sunday(s) @ I-House — a fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis — continues at 7 p.m. Sunday as flutist Skyler Blakeslee and The Black Bird play traditional Celtic tunes. Admission is free, but donations of any amount are appreciated. Guests also may purchase beverages and desserts. All ages are welcome. The concert is at the I-House, […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sheep labor

A flock of sheep graze Thursday on the city of Davis’ South Fork Putah Creek Preserve, keeping the weeds and grass down and making it unnecessary to spray herbicide or mow the property, according to Martin Guerena, the city’s integrative pest management specialist. The sheep are owned by livestock rancher John Hays, who lives outside […]

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

Blues legend B.B. King comes to Mondavi

Talk about a bio. B.B. King was born on a plantation in rural Mississippi in 1925, and at age 12 purchased his first guitar for $15. He eventually migrated to Memphis, where he played on live radio — ultimately earning a show of his own on a popular station — and in clubs.

He also picked up the nickname “Beale Street Blues Boy,” which ultimately got shortened to “B.B.” He began recording songs and toured constantly on the “chitlin’ circuit,” then began releasing albums in 1956.

The legendary blues guitarist will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Tickets are $35-$75 general, $17.50-$37.50 for students …

Study: High blood pressure harms brain of those in early 40s

SACRAMENTO — UC Davis researchers have found that uncontrolled high blood pressure damages the structure and function of brains among people in their 40s or even younger. The study found accelerated brain aging among those in early middle age with hypertension and prehypertension. That included damage to the structural integrity of the brain’s white matter, […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCLA goes smoke-free; other UCs to follow

UCLA got a jump on the rest of the University of California system this week, announcing plans to go tobacco-free starting April 22. The campus will ban cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco in what UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said in a news release was part of his goal is to become the nation’s healthiest college campus. […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Prop. 37 language may lead to legal tangle, experts say

California’s ballot initiative that proposes to require labeling of genetically engineered foods raises important legal and policy issues that could take years to resolve through the courts and other means, UC Davis School of Law researchers caution. “While Proposition 37 generally captures the spirit of the genetically engineered food labeling movement, it also contains several […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis

Woodland gang members guilty of attempted murder

Three Woodland men, all confirmed gang members, were convicted Tuesday of attempted murder by a Yolo Superior Court jury, District Attorney Jeff Reisig reports. Rolando Arismendez, 34; Juan Reyes, 21; and German Vizcarra, 19; were found guilty of being involved in a shooting on Donnelly Circle in Woodland on Nov. 16, 2011. According to the […]

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

Environmental update: Tips offered for efficient recycling

Did you know that recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help slow climate change and global warming? Recycling one ton of paper, bottles and cans can prevent the release of 3 tons of greenhouse gas. Do you ever find yourself wondering if something is recyclable? Check out our recycling display case at […]

November 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Civic Club meets Monday

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. in Woodland. The agenda includes the election of 2013 officers and discussion of an All Sports Hospice Pedro Party, the Nov. 10 installation dinner, the 2013 Reno train trip and the spring […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

In Wednesday’s edition of The Enterprise, the photo caption for the University Farm Circle’s Dec. 9 Holiday Home Tour misidentified homeowner Leslie Tuel. Tickets for the tour will be available Thursday, Nov. 8, at Beyond the Garden Gate, 1015 Olive Drive, and The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

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