Yee calls for independent probe into UCD pepper-spraying

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, has called on UC President Mark Yudof to launch an independent probe of Friday’s incident in which UC Davis police pepper-sprayed peaceful, seated protesters on campus. In a statement emailed Monday, Yee said actions by Yudof and UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi are not good enough. Yudof said he would […]

Enterprise plans holiday hours

The Davis Enterprise will observe holiday hours this week for Thanksgiving. Readers should expect delivery of their papers by 7 p.m. Wednesday — two hours later than normal. Our circulation department will be open until 9 p.m. Wednesday to field questions or complaints. Call (530) 756-0826. All Enterprise offices will be closed Thursday, and our […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to transfer music to new media

Trying to figure out how to transfer those oldies on your CDs to your iPod or other media? Tim Errington, webmaster for the Woodland Community & Senior Center Computer Club, will present the solution at a free program at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in the Senior Center meeting rooms. “Rip and Burn Music” is open to […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parents use pepper spray incident as teachable moment

Mixed in with the thousands of college-age students on the Quad on Monday were a number of families — parents who felt it was important for their children to stand up for those they believe have been mistreated. Among them were Carrie and Michael Ziser and their children Anna, 9, and Eli, 7. For Carrie […]

Social media turn images into icons

Wednesday update: The site http://peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com has become very family unfriendly due to the captions being written for the images. The new world of social media has produced a trend that seems to get hotter with each new incident: the Internet meme. According to Merriam-Webster, a “meme” (rhymes with “team”) is “an idea, behavior, style, or […]

The world’s view of UC Davis

As video of UC Davis police pepper-spraying student demonstrators on Friday spread, commentators from around the world are weighing in. “Video of the incident shows police blasting seated protesters in the face with the chemical at close range.” — BBC “The reactions to it — cries of police brutality and pledges to reconvene protesters on […]

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

Yudof: We cannot let this happen again

University of California President Mark Yudof convened the chancellors of all 10 campuses by teleconference Monday, saying “we cannot let this happen again,” in response to the pepper-spraying of protesters at UC Davis on Friday. Campus leaders must do everything possible to protect the rights of students, faculty and staff to peaceful protest, Yudof said in […]

Woodland offices to be closed for holidays

The following city of Woodland offices and facilities will be closed this week, Monday through Friday, and from noon Friday, Dec. 23, to Monday, Jan. 2: City Hall, the Municipal Services Center, Library and Community and Senior Center. Additionally, the gymnasium at the Community and Senior Center will be closed from Monday, Dec. 19, to […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club continues brrrisk morning walks year-round

Sierra Club will continue to organize brrrisk morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round, including Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, if there’s no rain. The group keeps a fast pace — “it’s no stroll in the park,” a news release said. To participate, meet at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

St. Martin’s to offer Thanksgiving Day service

The Episcopal Church of St. Martin will offer a service at 10 a.m. Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The service will be a full liturgy, including music. The church is at 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis.

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD police chief placed on administrative leave

UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of her officers’ use of pepper spray on unarmed protesters Friday. Two of the involved officers also remain on leave.

“As I have gathered more information about the events that took place on our Quad on Friday, it has become clear to me that this is a necessary step toward restoring trust on our campus,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a news release issued early this morning.

“I take full responsibility for the events on Friday and am extremely saddened by what occurred,” Katehi added.

On Sunday, Katehi also called on the Yolo County District Attorney’s office to investigate the campus police department’s use of force. The district attorney agreed to conduct a review in collaboration with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department.

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Dunning column: I’m shocked, outraged, sick to my stomach

SLOW TO REACT … since those dramatic images of peaceful UC Davis protesters being pepper-sprayed by a UCD police lieutenant hit the Internet and the airwaves last Friday, Chancellor Linda Katehi says she has heard from “an overwhelming number of students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the country.” … well, she’s about to hear […]

Protesters surround building, chancellor stays inside for three hours

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi remained inside Surge II for nearly three hours Saturday after hundreds of protesters surrounded the building, interrupting her news conference about the pepper-spraying of protesters by campus police the day before. Protesters showed up minutes after the 4 p.m. conference began. Their voices could be heard within the building. Many of […]

Man arrested after peering into cars with flashlight

After he was discovered peering into cars with a flashlight, a Davis man was arrested on Friday night on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Davis police Sgt. John Wilson said officers encountered Jose Hernandez, 25, on the 1400 block of Olive Drive. When the officers approached Hernandez, he appeared to […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,