Picnic Day arrest numbers are clearly unacceptable

HAIL TO THE CHIEF … sad to think we now have “Officials Stats” for Picnic Day, just like they do in Major League Baseball … only we’re not talking hits, runs and errors, but arrests, citations and Tasers … and, despite early reports to the contrary, things really weren’t any better this year than last, […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

For the record

The time of a concert was omitted in Tuesday’s edition of The Enterprise. The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacramento, 1017 11th St., Sacramento.

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

Entomology event to feature talk on bed bugs

Contra Costa County’s integrated pest management coordinator, Tanya Drlik, will discuss that area’s efforts to stave off a bed bug infestation in a talk Thursday, May 3, at UC Davis. Drlik is one of five speakers who will give public talks at a meeting of the Northern California Entomology Society. The event will run from […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

PG&E hopes to offer Green Option

PG&E may soon make “going green” a little easier for its customers. On Tuesday, the utility went before the California Public Utilities Commission to formally propose a “Green Option” program that, if approved, would allow PG&E to offer 100 percent renewable energy to its customers for an additional “modest” premium added on to their monthly […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Yolo County Library celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

The Yolo County Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month throughout May with cultural displays and drop-in crafts at all eight library branches. On Sunday, the Stephens Branch in Davis, 315 E. 14th St., will host a variety of demonstrations and performances, starting at 1 p.m. with a performance by the Golden Turtle Lion Dancers […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Police: No charges for drivers in fatal collisions

Davis police say no charges will be sought against the drivers in two crashes that claimed the lives of two UC Davis students in recent months. Megan Elizabeth Glanville, 25, died Dec. 22 — a day after being struck by a pickup truck while jogging at Russell and Lake boulevards in West Davis. Renne Lyra […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Authorities arrest 18 in drug trafficking, gang probe

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Tuesday the arrests of 18 Sacramento-area gang members and their associates suspected of drug trafficking. “Operation Red Sash,” named for the color embraced by the Norteno street-gang members targeted by the probe, resulted in 18 arrests in the West Sacramento, Sacramento and Roseville areas, Harris said in a […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Aggie Arts interns get inside look at Mondavi operations

An internship program at the Mondavi Center is promoting a student membership with perks, as well as community awareness of the discounts for students — whether they attend UC Davis, Sacramento City College or even high school — and free tickets to certain Mondavi Center events for first-year UCD students. The Mondavi internship program — known […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD economist to lead food security effort

By Pat Bailey A UC Davis agricultural economist will direct a $25 million federal program aimed at creating financial systems that can boost agricultural productivity and food security in developing countries. The five-year project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will finance research projects that design and test financial technologies, such as linked […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Just the right (re)location: R&R moves into new digs

All Things Right & Relevant, known colloquially as “R&R,” was relocated last weekend — with an assist from several local businesses and a host of volunteers.

The entire inventory of R&R’s old store in the Davis Manor shopping center was relocated, kit and kaboodle, to R&R’s recently constructed new shop at 2801 Spafford St., near Peña Drive. The old space was leased; R&R ultimately will own the new building.

“We will now be on a secure footing,” said Ruth Shumway, president of…

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Nugget Markets hosts bike drive at Davis Covell store

This coming Saturday, April 28, Davis Nugget Markets will be hosting a drive in to collect bicycles for high school students in Togo, West Africa. Nugget is partnering with Alaffia’s Bicycles for Education Program, which refurbishes and ships the bikes to Togo to give high school students a means of transportation to and from school. […]

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

Community invited to join Mormons in a day of service

A local team of about 300 men, women and children from Davis, Woodland, Winters and Dixon will spend Saturday morning sprucing up sections of Putah Creek preserve. All are invited to help. The local group will join forces with more than 60,000 volunteers of “Mormon Helping Hands — Serving Our Communities,” participating in this annual […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Sailing Club offers free boat rides

Lake Washington Sailing Club will host an open house event with free sailboat rides on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Port of West Sacramento Lake Washington Sailing Club. The event is open to everyone — sailors and non-sailors, young and old. Bring warm, waterproof clothing and a lifejacket if you have […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New strategic plan guides vision for Davis Art Center

By Erie Vitiello “The Davis Art Center is a gathering place for dynamic engagement with the arts. Through multidisciplinary classes and programs for the regional community, the Art Center inspires creative expression in people of all ages and fosters an environment for the arts to flourish.” — Mission Statement in Strategic Plan 2011-2016 After 52 years […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,