Protests of past hold lessons for today

By Kevin Fagan Former Berkeley police Sgt. Don Cameron remembers the days when cops and protesters often had a tacit understanding. The protesters rallied, made their point — but then, after police warned them to leave or be arrested, those who didn’t want to go to jail departed and the rest submitted nonviolently to handcuffs. Those days have […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis poets will read their work at book-release party

Davis’ own poetry anthology will be released to the public at a reading at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so poets may pick up their books and others may purchase them. The Davis Poetry Book Project was organized by Davis Poet Laureate Allegra […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Shoppers brave pepper spray, nab purse thief

By Joe Garofoli In this Occupy Wall Street era, it was a crime against the 1 percent: Two people grabbed a handful of purses worth more than $10,00o Saturday night in the Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek and sprinted for the exit. But they wouldn’t get far. A pair of holiday shoppers braved blasts of pepper spray from […]

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Taste dessert wines Friday at Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host its last wine tasting of the year, “Ports and Dessert Wines,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The Willett PTA’s mission is to build a community between teachers, parents […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lee campaign event planned

The Brett Lee for Davis City Council campaign has announced a neighborhood holiday gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Elisabeth Bogren, 3428 Breton Ave. in Stonegate. This will be an informal opportunity to meet the candidate. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

The Sierra Club Yolano Group’s holiday potluck dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. An incorrect date was published in Sunday’s Enterprise. ———— The holiday gift project coordinated by Paulette Coffman, owner of Let Them Eat Cake, is […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

25 die in Syria, as defectors battle regime forces

BEIRUT (AP) — Violence sweeping across Syria killed 25 people on Saturday, most of them in a battle between troops and a growing force of army defectors who have joined the movement to oust the autocratic president, activists said. The Arab League, meanwhile, agreed on the details of economic and diplomatic sanctions against the regime. […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giving Tree back for second year at Let Them Eat Cake

Toilet paper isn’t a present most people think of to give for any special occasion, much less for Christmas. Yet it’s just one of many practical gifts needy individuals have requested through the Community Giving Tree this year. “The idea is just to give back to people who don’t have what we have for Christmas. […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Spotlight shines on local heroes

Scanning the 400 faces in UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall, it wasn’t obvious which of the 25 belonged to the heroes being honored by the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross. There were all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnic groups represented. They blended into the massive throng at the Heroes Luncheon on Friday, but […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Children’s Secret Store goes green

This year, the Children’s Secret Store has gone to local artists for its merchandise. Instead of the usual bulk orders of cheap toys and gift items, children also will find brightly colored hand-painted scarves, flower growing kits, handmade ornaments, ceramics and even locally grown coffee to buy for loved ones. Following a call from the […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sacramento man charged with indecent exposure, evading officer

A Sacramento man was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of indecent exposure and evading arrest following a freeway pursuit out of Davis. The incident began when Davis police received a call just before 1 p.m. Saturday of a man who appeared to be naked sitting in a car in the 1100 block of Richards Boulevard, according to […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Katehi, faculty agree on message, not who can deliver it

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on Friday echoed faculty who are calling for a unified amplification of student protester concerns about the price of a University of California education. Katehi said more tuition increases would be “destructive,” the state was “turning its back” on higher education and that UCD has been “very heavy” with administration. […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in State government | Tagged , ,

California faces more windy weather

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another blast of strong winds buffeted California on Saturday, as weary residents cleaned up from this week’s violent windstorm that brought down trees and knocked out power across the state. A high wind warning was in place Saturday for Ventura and Los Angeles counties, with gusts up to 60 mph expected […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Occupy SF marches through Financial District

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-Wall Street protesters marched again through San Francisco’s Financial District as they target banks for what they claim are unfair housing practices and foreclosures. More than 300 people began marching late Saturday afternoon along Market Street as members of Occupy SF were being escorted by dozens of San Francisco police officers […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,