Groups gather to prepare oil train response

Yolo MoveOn and Yolo Climate Action Group will be holding public workshops to develop written responses to the Valero Benicia oil terminal DEIR from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 8. Meetings will be in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Anyone with questions, […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Special night

Team Davis coach Kelly McDonald and Team Davis member Fiona Buck celebrate during Friday’s opening ceremonies of the 2014 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games at Aggie Field. More than 700 athletes competed in the three-day event. Events wrap up Sunday with track and field from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Toomey Field, bocce […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Mixed signals on our bagless future

As we move ever closer to our toughest-in-the-nation plastic bag ban (if we’re not No. 1, why do it?), the city is sending out conflicting messages in an apparent attempt to “educate” the unwashed masses of this town. Just last Friday, as an “Environmental update,” The Enterprise ran a city of Davis communiqué under the […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

A open letter to a grieving family

By Paul Dailey *Editor’s note: The following is an email from Paul Daily to the Davis aquatics family following the death of Tre Moynihan. The Davis aquatic community suffered a terrible loss. A member of both the Davis Aquamonsters and Davis Water Polo, 20-year-old Tre Moynihan, passed away Monday morning. Tre Moynihan was a beloved […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tre Moynihan’s family finds hope in his unexpected death

Tre Moynihan went to Lake Powell in Utah for a houseboat trip with his brother, Kody, and friends from Davis. It was vacation built around jet skies and wakeboarding. On June 20 the 2012 Davis High graduate was riding the wakeboard when he just let go of the rope. When the boat came back to pick him […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pertussis epidemic continues statewide

The whooping cough epidemic continues to spread across California with 1,100 new cases reported in the last two weeks, according to the state Department of Public Health. Yolo County, meanwhile, reported an additional 15 pertussis cases during that time frame, bringing the total so far this year to 47. There were four cases in all of […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Homelessness in Yolo County

Homelessness continues to be an intractable problem in Yolo County, with the number of homeless having increased during the recent recession with only a slight decline since, according to a report presented to county supervisors last week. The report, Homelessness in Yolo County, identified 474 homeless individuals in the county on a single night in […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Mosquitos spraying in Davis

The Sacramento-Yolo Vector Control District treated a number of Davis locations in the past week to control for mosquitos that may potentially carry West Nile Virus. Arroyo Park was treated Friday, June 27; Pioneer Park in east Davis and a section of the Putah Creek Greenbelt in southeast Davis were treated on Thursday, June 26; […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Shark population surges off West Coast

By Kurtis Alexander About 2,400 great white sharks troll the waters off the California coast, a new report estimates — a number that may give pause to surfers but may also ease concerns that the super predator is in danger. A 10-person team of researchers pursued the count, published last week in the journal PLOS […]

June 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Davis priest pleads guilty to unlawful sex with minor

WOODLAND — Speaking publicly for the first time, a Davis teen who engaged in a sexual relationship with a St. James Catholic Church priest said Friday she never wanted to see the case end up in a courtroom. “I would like the court to know that all conduct was consensual and there was no abuse […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

McNamara honored as Agriculturist of the Year

Tucked behind the main house, at the end of a U-turn driveway, Craig McNamara’s office sits on the edge of his walnut orchard. Save for the insulated windows, the metal shed looks like it might have once housed farm equipment — now it holds a legacy. Inside, letters and papers stack in neat grids on his […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Obama seeks $500M to arm select Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to bolster U.S. efforts to train and arm select members of the Syrian opposition, a move that comes amid increased U.S. concern that the conflicts in Syria and Iraq are becoming an intertwined fight against the same Sunni extremist group. Obama sent Congress a $500 million request […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Gloves come off for California chefs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s chefs and bartenders can resume legally handling food with their bare hands under a bill headed to the governor’s desk that would repeal an unpopular regulation. The bill, AB2130, passed its final legislative hurdle Thursday with a 32-0 vote in the state Senate. A law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Mayor goes out with a bang

MAD AS HELL … I don’t know if it was the topic at hand (water rates), the sting of his fourth-place finish in an Assembly race he was once optimistic about winning or the fact that this was his last full meeting with a gavel in his hand, but whatever the reason, I liked the […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,