Local congregation makes a change in affiliation

From its founding, the Baptist denomination has stressed autonomy among its churches and demonstrated this, in part, by lack of a uniting creed. Churches would be united in ideas, coming together to help with missions and social projects, but would be free to run their own affairs as they interpreted them according to scriptures. The […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn all about wolves at Woodland Library program

A wolf education program for all ages is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. All ages are welcome. Never Cry Wolf Rescue & Adoption, a local nonprofit organization, will bring two to four live wolves to the presentation. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Flowers leaving Patwin principal’s job

Michelle Flowers, the principal at Patwin Elementary School for the past four years, is stepping down at the end of the school year. “It was a tough, tough choice, because I love Patwin,” she told The Enterprise. Flowers will be moving to Folsom in June for family reasons, with her children and her mother. She […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County seeks grand jury members

Yolo Superior Court is  accepting applications for the 2012-13 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city and county […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Explorit staffer launches Pens for Pokanong

Lexi Barton has been volunteering at Explorit Science Center since June. In that time, she has facilitated hands-on science activities as a science teaching assistant for Explorit’s Exhibit public hours, discovery lessons, nature safaris and summer camp programs. Currently, Barton is Explorit’s volunteer specializing in animal care. In August, Barton also spent two weeks as […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD, wrestlers reach $1.35M settlement in Title IX case

UC Davis and three former student-athletes on Thursday announced a $1.35 million settlement in a Title IX case that stretched on for more than eight years. On Aug. 3, U.S. District Court Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. ruled that UCD did not discriminate against three women cut from its men’s wrestling team in 2001. At the […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Jolie Holland, Sea of Bees perform Tuesday

Just the ticket Who: Jolie Holland and Sea of Bees When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $12 each, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or davislivemusic.com Thanks to the Davis Live Music Collective — a group of local music fans committed to promoting high-quality performances in this […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visit church preschool at open house Feb. 27

The University Covenant Nursery School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. UCNS is a weekday Christian preschool with programs for 3-year-olds and pre-kindergarten students ages 4-5.. Two classes for 3-year-olds run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fundraiser benefits former foster kids

“Each year, thousands of 18-year-olds find themselves totally on their own because they have aged out of the foster care system,” says Lea Rosenberg, a member of Soroptimist International of Davis. “Suddenly, they must figure out how to live on their own, work out transportation issues, and find a job or enter college without the […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Take a seat at Sunrise Rotary trivia challenge

Individuals and groups are invited to participate for their favorite nonprofit at the Davis Sunrise Rotary Trivia Bowl on Thursday, Feb. 23. The fundraiser takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. Dr. Andy Jones, the renowned “Davis quizmaster” of deVere’s Irish Pub fame, will emcee. The event will feature […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Rate on 30-year mortgage stays at record 3.87 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage held steady at a record low for a third straight week, offering more incentive to those looking to buy a home or refinance. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year home loan was unchanged at 3.87 percent. That’s the […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Underwear bomber to get life sentence

DETROIT (AP) — Alain Ghonda travels the globe with heightened awareness after Christmas 2009, when a plane he was on could have been destroyed in midair by a terrorist smuggling a bomb in his underwear. “After having that experience, you do not know who’s sitting next to you,” said Ghonda, 40, a consultant from Silver […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Lawmakers announce deal on payroll tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved congressional bargainers say they’ve reached agreement on compromise legislation extending payroll tax cuts and benefits for the long-term unemployed through 2012, edging a white-hot political battle a major step closer to finally being resolved. Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the two top negotiators, strode from a conference […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Superintendent outlines budget challenge with no easy solution

Before an audience of about 40 concerned parents and community members, Davis school district officials outlined the schools’ $3.5 million fiscal dilemma during an hourlong meeting Wednesday at Davis High School. “The Davis school district is going into the fifth consecutive year of reduced state funding, with no recovery in projected,” explained Bruce Colby, associate superintendent. […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,