When the truth is up for negotiation

There are two things I do on a Sunday morning. I read The Davis Enterprise and I go to Mass. Both provide much food for thought. Let’s start with last Sunday’s Enterprise, where the front-page, above-the-fold headline declared “Judge OKs releasing bulk of pepper-spray reports.” But, as my third-grade Catechism teacher might have said, the […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Water agency secures $38 million for project

Score a big win for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency. The state has agreed to split the cost with the federal government to fund almost the entire joint intake facility on the Sacramento River, a boost that could shave millions off the cost of the umbrella surface water project to Davis and Woodland taxpayers. The […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Routine emergency drill at DHS turns into a long wait

Some 1,600 Davis High School students spent about an hour standing around the school’s periphery on Monday morning when a routine emergency drill turned into a more extended wait, because the school’s staff had trouble turning off the alarm bells. The regularly scheduled evacuation drill began around 10:05 a.m. As part of the drill, classrooms, offices and student areas are […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

North Davis jumps for joy

Denicia Morns and Mason Heard, second-graders in Kurt Yeaman’s class at North Davis Elementary School, jump rope under the eaves last week during the school’s “Jump Rope for Heart” event, which benefited the American Heart Association. Students all over campus were jumping rope, wherever they could find a place sheltered from the rain.

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Patrick (No. 104047), a 
2-month-old neutered male black Labrador retriever mix dog. Also hoping for a good home is Cinnamon (No. 101476), a 11/2-year-old spayed female bull terrier dog with […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CSU to close door on spring 2013 enrollment

By Nanette Asimov California State University will accept no new admissions for the spring semester of 2013 — with a few exceptions — as part of a drastic cost-cutting strategy to reduce enrollment by about 16,000 students next spring, officials said Monday. Another 20,000 to 25,000 qualified students could be barred from attending CSU in […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Learn more about Camp Unalayee at Sunday meeting

Camp Unalayee will hold an informational meeting and meet-the-director event from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Sarah Davis, 1801 Chapman Place in Davis. Families are invited to find out more about wilderness summer camp programs for children ages 10-17 and families at the coed camp in the Trinity Alps. The program […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis students build a hybrid race car

In a shop filled with motors, airplane models and parts in numbered ziplock bags, Alejandro Hernandez attaches brake lines to the front of the frame of a hybrid car.

“If we’re going to fire (the engine), we need brakes,” Hernandez says as he gives instructions to the six people standing around the car. “We need all the people we can get because it’s a lengthy process.”

The vehicle, called the FH3, is a gas- and electric-powered car built entirely by UC Davis students. Hernandez is the team captain of UC Davis Formula Hybrid, a team of about 20 people who regularly work long hours to design and build the car.

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Water main flushing starts March 26

The city of Davis Public Works Department will flush water mains starting Monday, March 26. The purpose of the flushing program is to remove sand and sediment that settles in the water mains over time. In order to flush the line, it is necessary to open the fire hydrants to create a higher flow velocity, […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Evening of eco-films planned March 26 at library

Big Screen Cinema will present an evening of films on Monday, March 26, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Screenings will include the feature film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” along with three shorts — “Portrait of a Winemaker,” “Sekem Vision” and […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Emeritus history professor presents new book on Germany

William W. Hagen, a professor emeritus in the UC Davis history department, will speak about his new book, “German History in Modern Times: Four Lives of the Nation,” on Saturday, March 31, at The Avid Reader. His talk runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Hagen’s book […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Migration is a great time to visit city wetlands

Join Yolo Basin Foundation docent for a morning tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. The guided tour visits these specially created wetlands northeast of Davis that use treated waste and storm water to create habitat for a diverse population of bird species year-round. Migration is under […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Genealogy expert will give tips on census searches

The Davis Genealogy Club will present a free program Monday, March 26, with internationally known genealogy and computer expert Stephen P. Morse on “Getting Ready for the 1940 Census: Searching Without a Name Index.” Morse will speak at 1 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The public is invited to learn how to […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,