Street renaming to honor slain Yolo deputy

Tuesday’s meeting of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will begin at the Sheriff’s Department on East Gibson Road in Woodland, where an access road will be named after slain Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz, Sheriff Ed Prieto said. Diaz, 37, was fatally shot on June 15, 2008, following a high-speed pursuit of a drunken driving […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis train station worth visiting

USA Today put Davis’ Southern Pacific Depot on its list of “10 Great Places to Celebrate National Train Day.” The national newspaper published its list, compiled Ed Breslin, co-author of “America’s Great Railroad Stations,” on Friday. Amtrak started National Train Day in 2008 to commemorate the anniversary of  the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Falling on Saturday for 2012, the […]

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Rotary Barbecue adds pie-baking contest

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, […]

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Discuss ‘The Alma Drawings’ on Tuesday

A screening of “The Alma Drawings” and a discussion afterward are planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. The event is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A Home for Intercultural/Interfaith Celebration and Harmony. Alma Rumball lived […]

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Candidate presentations are on the web

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange has concluded its series of candidate speakers for the June 5 election. Transcripts of these presentations from all five Davis City Council candidates and from both Yolo Superior Court judge candidates can be found at The Progressive Business Exchange meets for lunch and discussion from 11:45 a.m. to 1 […]

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Yolo Compassionate Friends meet Wednesday

Yolo Compassionate Friends, a peer-led support group for families who have suffered the loss of a child, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court in South Davis. Anyone who has lost a child or grandchild at any age is welcome to attend, whether the loss is recent or […]

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TALK kids give year-end performance

Children from the TALK program — Teach Another Language to Kids — will present year-end skits and songs in Spanish and French from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. TALK is a nonprofit parent collective dedicated to bringing second-language lessons to elementary schoolchildren through fun […]

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Bicyclists celebrate at Picnic in the Park

In celebration of National Bike Month, Davis bicyclists are invited to join their fellow pedalers at Bicyclists Picnic in the Park from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park. A variety of local bike organizations, nonprofits and businesses have been invited to exhibit their information, products and services. California bicycle licenses will be available […]

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CreekSpeak talk examines Putah food web

CreekSpeak talks are back! The Putah Creek Council presents a six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history of our region. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Bobby Walsh will discuss Putah Creek’s food webs. The talks take place at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Walsh, a Ph.D. candidate in […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Stabbing victim’s parents endorse Parish for judge

Clint Parish, a candidate for Yolo Superior Court judge, announced his endorsement by Fred and Kathy Santos at a news conference Friday outside the Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland. The Santoses are the parents of Luis Santos, who was fatally stabbed in San Diego in October 2008. Esteban Nuñez, the son of former state Assemblyman […]

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Museum seeks campaign memorabilia

The volunteers of the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis are planning a new display on political campaigns in Davis. The core of the exhibit will be campaign fliers and brochures from the extensive collection of John Mott-Smith, Davis resident and a Davis Enterprise columnist. The museum also is seeking the loan of campaign buttons, lawn […]

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Alumni to join students at Emerson/Da Vinci band concert

Jeff Dupertuis, longtime music teacher at Emerson/Da Vinci Junior High School, will conduct his last Emerson/Da Vinci concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Dupertuis will  teach solely at Davis elementary schools next year, so this concert is an opportunity to honor the time […]

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Food Co-op holds membership meeting

The Davis Food Co-op’s annual membership meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Attendees should use the Seventh Street entrance. A reservation will include a free dinner. For more information, call Julie Cross at (530) 758-2667, ext. 139.

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Brown: California facing $16 billion shortfall

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion — much larger than had been predicted just months ago — and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in November, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday. The Democratic governor said […]

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