Carwash Saturday will support DHS Jazz Band

Students from the Davis High School Jazz Band kick off the school year with a carwash on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Davis Joint Unified School District parking lot at Fifth and B streets. “Visit the Farmers Market while students use their musical touch to wash your vehicle and leave it […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water project decision comes down to inter-city negotiations

Woodland and West Sacramento will have to fight over Davis if they want it as a partner in their respective future surface water plans. That’s because the Davis City Council decided Tuesday that the city will negotiate with each municipality on several deal points of each potential surface water project over the next two months […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Analysts project $1.1 trillion deficit this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts are projecting a $1.1 trillion federal deficit for 2012, the fourth straight year the government’s shortfall will exceed $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office also says it expects the economy to continue recovering at only a modest rate the rest of this year, growing at a modest annual […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Spending missteps make Brown tax plan a hard sell

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has made austerity a hallmark of his administration, telling state workers they must turn in their cellphones, selling off state vehicles, severely reducing employee travel and cutting billions from the general fund. Brown was counting on that record to help him sell his November ballot initiative seeking to […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Wildfires continue to rage; homes burn

By Haven Daley and Terry Collins MANTON (AP) — A Northern California fire burned dozens of buildings and threatens hundreds more as firefighters work to stop the blaze in a densely forested, remote section of the state. Fire crews assessing the rural area determined Tuesday that 50 buildings had been destroyed, state fire spokesman Daniel […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

This cause is becoming sickening

THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES … I know people just love to take their very own cloth bags to the grocery store, which is fine … but before the city requires everyone to use cloth bags, it might want to take note of this chilling account from my hometown of Portland, sent to me by […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Learn Mandarin at library’s new conversation group

Residents are invited to learn conversational Mandarin in a new language group being offered by the Stephens Branch Library. The group will meet weekly beginning Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the small conference room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. The group will be led by volunteers teaching conversational Mandarin at […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parents, youngsters can sample music classes

Music Together, an international music and movement program for children from birth through age 5, will offer four free sample classes this month before the fall session begins. Classes are planned at 12:30 p.m. Monday for babies 8 months and younger; 11 a.m. Wednesday for children from birth through age 5; 3:45 p.m. Wednesday for […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Babies, parents can play and learn

Parents of babies younger than 6 months old are invited to take a free sample On The Grow class that features singing, bubbles and play time as well as information on developmental play. The class will run from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Mother & Baby Source, 714 Second St. in downtown […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Man hurt in West Davis crash

A man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday in West Davis, according to the Davis Fire Department. The collision occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Barkley Street, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. Crews at the scene reported that one vehicle came to rest in a front yard, […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Victim in fatal Woodland collision identified

The man who suffered fatal injuries in a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision in Woodland has been identified as 38-year-old Pablo Castro of Woodland, according to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. Castro was struck by a pickup at about 7:50 a.m. Monday near the intersection of East Street and Lemen Avenue in northeast Woodland, police said. He died […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Endearing, caring, often devilish Dunning honored

He’s the Will Rogers of Davis.

His irreverence about “all things right and relevant” locally is a facade for his deep love of this community.

In town since 1951, he has seen a sleepy (cow?) town turn into an often-bustling city, ever pushed forward by a world-class university.

For Bob Dunning — next month to be inducted into the 2012 class of the Blue & White Foundation’s Davis High School Hall of Fame — home is where the heart is, and his heart will always be in Davis.

“I love writing a column in a town that I understand,” says the longtime Davis Enterprise journalist and 1964 DHS graduate.

Cooperatives will celebrate at Capitol

Cooperatives will be recognized at “Co-op Day at the Capitol” from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, on the west steps of the state Capitol in Sacramento. The United Nations’ designation of 2012 as International Year of Cooperatives presents an opportunity to learn about the many contributions of co-ops, a news release said. California […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,