Help make plans for Co-op Week

The Davis Food Co-op invites other Davis cooperatives to join in Co-op Week activities scheduled for Oct. 8-12. Plans are under way for a reception, City Council presentation, Farmers Market event, walking tour and movie night. Events will be open to the public, and details will be available soon. Representatives of interested cooperatives may contact […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Exonerated death row inmate will speak in Davis

Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón spent 17 years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death following a one-week trial in which there was no physical evidence against him and prosecutors withheld evidence that eventually fully exonerated him. His story highlights […]

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

Pizza lovers can help robotics team

Local residents can dine out next week and help raise funds for Davis’ Citrus Circuits Robotics Team at the same time. Woodstock’s Pizza, 219 G St., is hosting a fundraiser for the team from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. The student-run team, supported by teacher Steve Harvey and parents, features junior and senior […]

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

Men will gather for Talk, Drum Circle

The Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main U.S. post office. All men ages 18 and older are welcome, and there is no charge. “In our great drive to fix and build, we men often […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Outdoorsman pays it forward

Andrew Fulks, 40, of Davis, created the Yolohiker.org website years ago. “I started building a fairly crude website that simply listed all the places you could go,” Fulks said. “As the years went on, I started refining it a little bit to interact with Google Maps and other things with technology advancement.” Provided on Yolohiker.org, which […]

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

Standing in: Musings on my own life and death

By Herbert Bauer Time has come again to replace the irreplaceable columnist by submitting a description of a significant event in our own life. What could that be? After thinking for a whole minute, I thought my impending death might be significant enough, at least in my own life, to be classified as “significant.” No […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung wants a new trial. Apple is seeking an additional $707 million in damages and interest. The two companies filed a blizzard of legal papers […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

ATM stronger than restaurant burglary suspect’s will

Police are investigating Saturday morning’s botched ATM burglary at Burger King in South Davis, where a suspect allegedly attempted to uproot the sturdy cash fixture using a stolen vehicle and cord. Davis police Cpl. Michael Moore said an employee at a neighboring restaurant noticed the suspicious circumstances; police responded to the call at 5:52 a.m. […]

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

City asking DCEA for cash-out, pension contributions

City leaders are asking members of the Davis City Employees Association to put 8 percent of their salary toward their pensions and agree to a $500 cap on their controversial health care cash-out benefit in this round of labor negotiations, The Enterprise has learned. The contract terms for the city’s second largest union would be […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Lack of awareness leads to low recovery rate for local bike thefts

The number of bike thefts in Davis has remained at a consistent high, officials said, and a majority of those bicycles are never again seen by the owner. In the 2011-12 fiscal year, which runs from June to July, 358 bikes were reported stolen to the Davis Police Department. The department recovered only 19 of […]

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

Materials burn at ag company near I-80

Smoke filled the air near the Yolo Causeway early Saturday morning as piles of agricultural materials caught fire outside a local sustainable processing plant. Fire trucks from South Davis responded to a call at 4:37 a.m. of smoldering rice hull by-products at Frontier Ag on Chiles Road near Interstate 80. About a quarter-acre was burned. […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Foster youths will benefit

A fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 21, in Davis will support the Yolo County Chapter of California Youth Connection, a nonprofit advocacy organization led by current and former foster youths. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. A raffle, silent auction and […]

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

Meet Fernandes at Wildhorse reception

Local residents are invited to meet Davis Board of Education candidate Alan Fernandes at a meet-and-greet reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the home of Tricia and Sean Neal, 2726 Rockwell Drive in Wildhorse. Local voters will hear Fernandes’ ideas for the school district, and have an opportunity to ask questions […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Zumba exercise class begins Tuesday

A zumba exercise class is now being offered in West Davis. Instructor Meera Klein will teach a 10-week session from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, starting this week, in the gym at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The class is designed for students who want lighter workout program, meeting once a week for […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,