Legislature to hold hearings on police actions at UC protests

The California Legislature will convene a hearing next month to examine the use of force by University of California police officers against nonviolent protesters at UC Berkeley and UC Davis over the past week, legislators announced Tuesday. Assemblyman Marty Block, D-San Diego, chairman of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, will conduct a joint hearing with […]

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Physics profs call on Katehi to resign

A majority of the faculty of the UC Davis physics department has signed a letter calling for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi in the wake of Friday’s pepper-spraying incident on campus. The letter to Katehi concludes by saying, “We have appreciated your leadership during these difficult times on working to maintain and enhance excellence […]

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Enterprise closed for holiday

The Davis Enterprise will not publish Thursday, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, and all Enterprise offices will be closed. Business and advertising office hours Friday will be from 9 a.m. to noon only. The circulation department will remain open until 7 p.m. Friday to take delivery-related calls, at (530) 756-0826. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Santa Claus is coming to town

Kids, come to the County Fair Fashion Mall starting Friday to whisper your Christmas wishes into Santa Claus’ ear. Santa will talk with kids and be available for pictures from noon to 9 p.m. Friday. Beginning Saturday, his regular hours will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 3 to 8 p.m. Fridays. […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Webcomic author/artist speaks at UC Davis

Author and illustrator Zach Weiner will bring his particular brand of humor to the UC Davis campus on Monday, giving a talk in 2 Wellman Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Weiner holds a degree in literature from UCD, and is best known for the webcomic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” and its spawn, “SMBC Theatre” […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Sheriff, DA begin probe of pepper-spraying incident

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department has launched its investigation into Friday’s confrontation on the UC Davis campus that resulted in the pepper-spraying of unarmed protesters, a review requested by university officials via the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Sheriff Ed Prieto said Tuesday he has assigned one of his sergeants, Lance Faille, full time to […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Robber strikes Woodland Dollar Tree store

Woodland police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday at a local Dollar Tree store. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the suspect entered the 441 Pioneer Ave. business at about 7:25 p.m. and robbed employees at gunpoint. He fled the scene in a gray or light blue late 1980s model Toyota pickup with an extended […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rent a student ensemble to provide music at your gathering

Several student musical ensembles from Davis High School are providing “rent-a-band” or “rent-a-choir” groups for entertaining during the holidays, and other times of the year as well. Davis High School Bands: Parent Maquette Kuper reminds party and event organizers that “Davis High School band students are ready to perform at your house or business. The Rent-a-Band […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Prayer service planned tonight

Davis Community Church will host a prayer service tonight in response to recent events at UC Davis, including the pepper-spraying of nonviolent student protesters. The sanctuary at 412 C St. will be open at 6:15 p.m. for “a time to breathe, a time of quiet, a time of prayer, silence, readings and chants.” All are […]

Economy grew at 2 percent rate in third quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the summer than the government had earlier estimated because businesses cut back more sharply on restocking of shelves. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2 percent in the July-September quarter, lower than an initial 2.5 percent estimate made […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC Davis chancellor waits to speak

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi waits her turn to address students, faculty, staff and community members Monday on the UC Davis Quad. Between 2,000 and 5,000 people — estimates vary — turned out to hear students who were pepper-sprayed Friday relate their stories. About 8 p.m., work continued on a geodesic dome to join about 40 […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Occupied again: Tents back up on UCD quad

At about 8 p.m. on the Quad, work continued on a geodesic dome alongside about 40 tents in a new Occupy UC Davis encampment. “I need one person to inventory all the bolts that we have,” said one man, doing his best to guide the process. “We don’t want any leftover nuts,” someone added. It […]

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Katehi apologizes for police action; crowd calls for resignation

Having listened to thousands chant for her to resign, a visibly shaken Chancellor Linda Katehi apologized Monday for the pepper-spraying of unarmed protesters. “I’m here to apologize. I really feel horrible for what happened on Friday,” Katehi told a sprawling crowd of thousands filling half the Quad. “If you think you don’t want to be […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Davis PD clarifies role in protest enforcement

The Davis Police Department has issued a statement clarifying its role in Friday’s standoff between law-enforcement officers and protesters on the UC Davis campus. “The city of Davis and the city of Davis police chief exercise no authority over the UCDPD,” Lt. Paul Doroshov said in a news release. “While Davis PD officers were called […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,