Holiday flying to fall slightly, trade group says

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer people will fly this holiday season, but flights will still be packed. That’s according to a forecast released Tuesday by the main trade group representing U.S. airlines. Airlines for America predicts that about 43.3 million travelers will fly on U.S. carriers over the three-week holiday period, a 1 percent decline […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Residents object to proposed youth rehab facility on D-QU land

The federal Indian Health Service’s plan to build a youth drug treatment facility on land currently owned by D-Q University ran into objections from local residents at a public meeting Monday. The facility, which would be built on the southwest corner of D-QU’s 640-acre property seven miles west of Davis, would provide what the IHS says is culturally […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kenyan folk music performed at I-House

Local residents are invited to start the new year with folk music from East Africa at a concert by Kamatana, a musical duo from Kenya, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 The group will perform at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. “Dominic Ogari and Samwel Osieko will share the traditions and sounds of Kenya […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enterprise plans holiday hours

The Davis Enterprise will has adjusted its delivery schedule slightly for Christmas and will observe some holiday hours this week and next. The circulation department, (530) 756-0826, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday to take calls about delivery. Readers will receive their Sunday morning paper early — at […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo returns for Happy Thursday

Yolo Mambo, a quartet specializing in spicy Latin, blues and pop, will perform at Rominger West’s Happy Thursday gathering from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will sip on discounted wine by the glass and enjoy “California comfort food” from Stone Soup Catering. Composed of Catherine […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Dads need help, too

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson When folks think about families served by the Yolo Crisis Nursery, it’s easy to imagine dual parents and single mothers. We rarely envision single fathers in need of support. Yet it’s not uncommon for men to need assistance. Paul, the father of 4-year-old Jonathan and 2-year-old Jada, is one […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Don’t Light on Wednesday

A Don’t Light Tonight Advisory is in effect until midnight Wednesday. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. Wednesday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) is forecast to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. On winter nights when inversion layers are strong and air pollution […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fruit tree training, pruning covered at seminar

All are invited to learn how fruit tree training and pruning done during the winter dormant season helps create a desired tree structure, directs new growth and encourages good spring fruit set at a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grace Garden. Other winter care of fruit trees also will be discussed. […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Crews set to string Bay Bridge cable

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews are set to begin stringing the main cable of what will be the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. California Department of Transportation officials say the work could begin as soon as Wednesday. Workers will haul the 137 strands of steel wire that make up the main […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

PG&E would let customers keep analog meters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a major concession to SmartMeter opponents, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed allowing customers to keep their old analog meters, and not switch to a SmartMeter, for a fee. PG&E floated the idea in a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday. A company spokesman says […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

House begins debating payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — With neither side showing signs of yielding, a bitterly divided House debated a Republican effort Tuesday to force the Senate to negotiate a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits that expire on New Year’s Day. The GOP-run House planned a vote on rejecting a two-month extension of the tax cut and unemployment […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Oakland council to consider port measure

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland City Council is set to consider a measure that directs city leaders to prevent future disruptions at the port, a week after anti-Wall Street protesters blocked longshoremen from reporting to work. The measure was approved by the council’s four-member Rules and Legislation Committee last week. It is scheduled to go […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Deadly snowstorm halts travel across Great Plains

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fierce winds and snow that caused fatal road accidents and shuttered highways in five states, crawled deeper into the Great Plains early Tuesday, with forecasters warning that pre-holiday travel would be difficult if not impossible across the region. Hotels were filling up quickly along major roadways from eastern New Mexico to […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Can a water rate study be done in time?

SPEAKING OF TONIGHT’S COUNCIL MEETING … don’t expect any early Christmas presents from our esteemed City Council tonight when it meets for the final time in 2011 … the true present came two weeks ago when the council rescinded its water rate hike and Mayor Joe Krovoza offered a successful amendment to put the whole […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,