Experience the Titanic at Davis library

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, local residents are invited to travel back in time with the Yolo County Library on the most fascinating voyage of an era, through a multi-faceted, interactive program — “The Titanic: Ship of Dreams” — for children age 8 and older. The program will […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Relay for life

UC Davis firefighter Zhicheng Zheng and Sparky the firedog talk with freshmen Kathy Tran and Elizabeth Vargas as they walk for the Relay for Life on Saturday at the UCD Pavilion. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

UC Davis Horse Barn prepares for Picnic Day

As the horses and students walked towards the bleachers, people yelled and waved balloons. It could have been a scene from Picnic Day, but it wasn’t. Students at the UC Davis Horse Barn created a mock parade route to prepare their young horses for some of the noises they might hear in the Picnic Day parade […]

Supes take a second look at new Goodwill donation site in Davis

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Monday morning to consider whether to rescind a resolution they passed last week endorsing Goodwill Industries’ use of tax-exempt bonds to build an additional Goodwill donation site in Davis. The meeting comes in the wake of concerns raised by existing Davis thrift stores All […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Judge to rule in May on ‘Hunt group’ murder theory

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys in the UC Davis “sweetheart murders” case wrapped up Friday their debate over whether a third party — and not defendant Richard Hirschfield — committed the killings more than three decades ago. Now, they’re waiting for Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet to rule May 9 how much of that evidence defense […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo DA warns of text-message scams

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is warning local residents about a scam involving fake text messages being received by cell phone users, a practice known as “vishing,” “phishing” or “smishing.” The text messages claim the cell phone user has won a $1,000 Walmart gift card or a chance to test and keep a new […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Two men injured in Woodland stabbing

Friday the 13th proved unlucky indeed for two Woodland partygoers who were hospitalized with stab wounds. Officers were summoned at about 11:30 p.m. to reports of a stabbing in the 1300 block of Leo Way, where police arrived to find 50 to 60 people fighting in the street, while the stab victim was en route […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Coroner seeks train victim’s next of kin

Yolo County coroner’s officials have identified a man struck and killed by a train in West Sacramento last week, but haven’t released the name pending notification of his family. A westbound Amtrak passenger train hit the 47-year-old man shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near the Ikea store, Chief Deputy […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rollover crash ties up traffic on I-80

Traffic was tied up Saturday morning on eastbound Interstate 80 near Mace Boulevard after a motorist rolled his car several times, injuring himself and his passenger. Witnesses called the California Highway Patrol at 9:20 a.m. to report that the driver of a 1993 Ford Explorer had drifted into the center divide and overcorrected, flipping his […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CSU may pull cash grants to half its grad students

By Nanette Asimov California State University is withholding financial aid for about 20,000 needy graduate students — money that pays their tuition — pending a decision that could permanently end the cash grants, The Chronicle has learned. Graduate students across the 23-campus system began receiving financial aid notices this week and were astonished to see that the state university grant […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Katehi reveals first steps in response to report

The UC Davis Police Department needs “major reform,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a letter to the campus on Friday announcing the first actions in response to the pepper-spray task force report. Katehi raised the possibility that the campus may form a police review commission. The report “illuminated clearly and sharply the need for major […]

SPCA plans book sale fundraiser

The Yolo County SPCA plans its inaugural book sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at the organization’s thrift store at 920 Third St. in downtown  Davis. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Donate some books (except for encyclopedias) when you arrive and enjoy $2 off the $ 5 entry fee, […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Scrap heap

José Duran and Manuel Vasquez load an old patio table into a collection truck Thursday afternoon at DWR’s Bulky Waste Drop-off Days. The annual, city-sponsored program runs through Saturday at DWR, 2727 Second St. It’s open to all DWR residential 
customers in Davis, El Macero, Willowbank, North Davis Meadows and the Binning Tract. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Treat Mom to high tea in Central Park Gardens

Davis Central Park Gardens and Ciocolat have paired up again to host the third annual Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden on Sunday, May 13. Guests can honor a favorite mother in their lives by treating her to a four-course high tea served among the flowers. The menu will include an assortment of scones, tea sandwiches, tea breads […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,