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 ,

Meet Judge Maguire at South Davis event

A “meet and greet” with Judge Dan Maguire of the Yolo Superior Court is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1231 Drummond Ave. South, near Danbury Street. Maguire presides over civil cases on the Yolo Superior Court, and is running in the June 5 election to retain his seat. The event […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rotary fundraiser combats child abuse

Community members are invited to join the fight against child abuse by attending the Rotary Club of Davis’ 12th annual Big Night fundraiser, “Have a Heart for Children.” The event will run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive. A reception and silent auction begin […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

Water project is muddy

By Walter Sadler As a ratepayer, I have no objections to surface water as a future component of the water supply for Woodland and Davis. I do, however, continue to have objections to the Woodland Davis Clean Water Project as proposed; these objections are intensified by reviewing the record, from inception to date. I cannot […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Old Navy brand president resigns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. says the president of its Old Navy brand has resigned, but the company also has secured a former merchandising employee to serve as a consultant to its struggling namesake brand. The retailer announced Thursday that Tom Wyatt will leave Old Navy Feb. 3. The company named two senior executives […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,