Judge expected to rule Monday in Measure C ballot argument case

Yolo County Superior Court Judge Samuel McAdam is expected to issue a ruling on Monday in a lawsuit over ballot arguments regarding Measure C — the Davis school district’s parcel tax measure, which will go before local voters in an all-mail election Feb. 6 to March 6. Measure C is a proposed five-year parcel tax that would charge […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Gifts galore in the old mailbag

I get to have my say every day. Today it’s your turn. Please be kind. Writes Glen (forwarding a letter he sent to our beloved city of Davis): “I called the city and requested that the city’s moraine ash residing on our property — and seriously infested with mistletoe — be attended to while its […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Church to host financial makeover class

Local residents are invited to attend two free previews of a 13-week financial makeover program at the United Methodist Church of Davis. They will run from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Walker Room at the church, 1620 Anderson Road. The nationally renowned Financial Peace University […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CHP seeks driver in fatal hit-and-run collision

California Highway Patrol investigators are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Highway 113 north of Davis early Saturday morning before fleeing the scene. Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the victim as 21-year-old Vladimir Debabov, a UC Berkeley student from Foster City. The CHP reported that he was walking […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

CHP officer arrested on molestation charges

A California Highway Patrol officer has been jailed on a $1 million warrant charging him with 10 counts of child molestation, according to the Davis Police Department. Justin Prentice Morejohn, 31, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, said Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov, whose agency began investigating the 1999 Davis High School graduate last […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sustainable bike businesses are in high gear

Sustainability has become a way of life in Davis these days. The city has vowed to achieve 75 percent recycling by 2020, it already has earned a platinum-level bicycle community status and it continues to look at installing solar farms somewhere in the city limits.

It seems the young entrepreneurs in Davis have decided to carry along that torch as well, as a handful of businesses in Davis have gone 100 percent green — not to mention 100 percent innovative.

In many cases, the use of fossil fuels and other unsustainable resources is the easy way out when the company takes aim only at one goal: to make a profit.

But for three bike-run businesses in Davis, it’s not all about a black bottom line in the books …

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Register to vote in school tax election by Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the March 6 mail-only election for the Davis schools parcel tax. To qualify to vote, a voter must be at least  18 years old on Election Day, be a Yolo County resident for at least 15 days before the election, be a citizen of the United […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Quail Ridge Reserve walk planned

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to visit the Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday for a guided interpretive walk from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk on hillsides of native grasses, shrubs and trees is of easy to moderate difficulty, and will be led […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts poker night Feb. 11

Davis Musical Theatre Company is cutting the cards and dealing an evening of Texas hold ‘em poker action on Saturday, Feb. 11, in the DMTC lobby, 607 Peña Drive. Thousands of dollars in prizes are up for grabs throughout the night with a final-round showdown on the DMTC stage for the evening’s highest roller. Registration […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo DA won’t prosecute Occupy UC Davis protesters

Yolo County prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against Occupy UC Davis protesters who were arrested during a Nov. 18 confrontation with campus police. In a brief statement released Friday morning, District Attorney Jeff Reisig said there was “insufficient information contained within the police reports submitted by the UC Davis Police Department to justify the […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Free family circus arts workshops set at Mondavi Center

Check it out What: Two circus arts workshops taught by MFA choreography candidate Kevin O’Connor When: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, UC Davis RSVP: Email your desired session time and number of participants (maximum seven) to [email protected] Info: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu By Janice Bisgaard If you’ve ever dreamed […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Celebration of Abraham turns hope into action

Check it out What: Ninth annual Celebration of Abraham When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 Where: St. James Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St., Davis Admission: Free Special to The Enterprise It was with hearts turned toward the rising generation that the Celebration of Abraham organizers sat together in a cozy gathering of […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City environmental nominees due by Feb. 10

Time is running out to make your nomination for this year’s city of Davis Environmental Recognition Award. If you know an individual/group, business or nonprofit organization that has gone above and beyond to improve the environmental quality of life in and around Davis, nominate them for this year’s award. Last year’s award recipients were Judy […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Short getaways between showers

Let’s hope that right now you are singing, “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…” Our average annual rainfall is about 20 inches. To date, we’ve had less than 3 inches. Normally, we would have close to 9 inches so be thankful for any drops coming our way. And, though we like the […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,