Youths can pay back their library fines by reading

Davis children, are your library fines building up? In lieu of paying them back, you can “read them off,” thanks to a program back for the fifth year at the Stephens Branch Library. The campaign targets children and young adult library card holders, ages 5 to 18, who are able to read by themselves and […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meditation classes offered in April

The ACI Sacramento-Davis Buddhist Group is sponsoring mindfulness meditation with John Douthitt on Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. through April 30 at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Douthitt, who has 40 years of meditation experience, recently returned from a pilgrimage to India with his own instructor. The class is taught at […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up for a Cool Davis project

Want to Cool Davis? Want to make a difference to our community and help ensure a sustainable future for all? “The Cool Davis Initiative has exciting plans for 2012 as we implement Davis’ Climate Action Plans. Whether your expertise is talking to people, creative planning, writing grants, running events, fundraising, sewing or whatever, we have […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Capital City Caper raises funds for FamiliesFirst

A scavenger hunt in a limousine … sounds like fun, huh? The Capital City Caper returns Sunday, April 22, as a benefit for EMQ FamiliesFirst. Participants compete in teams of eight on a scavenger hunt in limousines around the Sacramento area, solving riddles and challenges. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume as they compete for […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

One City Council debate in the books

Five candidates for three seats on the Davis City Council were on the hot seat Thursday evening at the first campaign debate of the season. They fielded questions from the Davis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee about water, budgets, housing needs and downtown density. Lucas Frerichs, 32, chairman of the Planning Commission, was randomly […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Rescuers free entangled gray whale

LOS ANGELES — Rescuers in a small boat chased a migrating gray whale along the coast of Southern California for hours Thursday before they were able to cut off fishing traps, lines and debris wrapped around its tail. The whale was spotted near Redondo Beach on Thursday morning, and rescue crews went out to meet […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Students discover sunken treasure in Oakland lake

OAKLAND — A group of sixth-graders has discovered sunken treasure in Oakland’s Lake Merritt. The students from St. Paul’s Episcopal School were cleaning the lake on Thursday when they came across two canvas bags filled with antique jewelry, gold and silver chains, pocket and wrist watches, foreign coins and other metal treasure. Richard Bailey, executive […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Oft-delayed pepper spray reports on hold, again

The chairman of the task force investigating the November pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters has again called off the release of its findings. Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso had set the first week of April to release the reports, but he will now push that back, UC general counsel Charles Robinson said […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Police arrest alleged burglar after boy calls 911

A 12-year-old boy’s urgent 911 call Thursday led to the arrest of a man who allegedly broke into the child’s East Davis house while he was home alone. The incident generated a massive police presence on Layton Drive, where police say the burglar knocked on the front door of the boy’s home at about 2:30 […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC leaders cancel executive pension program

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California’s governing board took steps Thursday to limit the pensions of top-earning executives who had threatened to sue the college system over what they claimed was a promise to increase their retirement packages. UC’s Board of Regents voted to rescind a policy, adopted in 1999, that would have based the system’s share of pension […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

A couple of dates in Thursday’s story about All Things Right & Relevant were incorrect, due to wrong information provided to The Enterprise. The store, which benefits nearly a dozen local mental health agencies, will accept consignments at its current location, 1640 E. Eighth St., through Thursday, April 19. It will close at 1 p.m. […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Community invited to watch LDS conference

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday for the church’s 182nd annual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days, with various inspirational programs from […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teenage motorist hurt in rollover

A Woodland teen was injured Wednesday night after crashing his truck north of Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported. Edmund Joseph Roth IV, 17, was driving a 1992 Nissan pickup westbound on County Road 29 just west of County Road 102 when he lost control of the vehicle at about 10 p.m., Officer Bryan Konvalin […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students show off their nature knowledge

The three teams of third- and fourth-graders were each given a bag of plastic animals. The challenge: Using the animals, make a food chain that one would find in the Sacramento Valley or foothills. They had 2 1/2 minutes.

The students from Patwin and Korematsu elementary schools in Davis, as well as Lincrest Elementary in Yuba City, quietly conferred with each other and created their food chains.

Time’s up, they were told.

What have you got?

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,