Anti-Dodd mailer falls shy of truth

Mailers containing half-truths about Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd arrived last week in the mailboxes of Assembly District 4 voters. They were paid for by a political action committee, Opportunity PAC, funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers, American Federation of State, Council and Municipal Employees and other unions that also are backing Davis Mayor Pro […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

City to consider spending more money on public power inquiry

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or as streaming video at The City Council will consider spending $85,000 Tuesday night on a plan to break away from Pacific Gas & Electric […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Whole Earth how-tos: Whistles, bracelets, tea

What: Whole Earth Festival, themed “Curiosity Connects,” featuring music, food, crafts, education
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: UC Davis Quad
Highlights Sunday: Documentary “Flow” screened at 10 a.m. in Young Hall; French folk funk fusion music by Dgiin, 2:20 p.m. on the Quad Stage
Admission: Free

Haven’t yet made it to the Whole Earth Festival, or feeling the pangs of nostalgia already? Make your own whistle, braid your own willow cord or celebrate the art of tea with our how-tos, all based on activities taught throughout the festival, which continues through Sunday on the UC Davis Quad.

Davis priest arrested for sexual abuse

A St. James Catholic Church priest was arrested Friday by Davis police on suspicion of statutory rape and oral copulation with a minor. Police began investigating the sexual abuse charges against the Rev. Hector Coria, 45, earlier this month, a department spokesman said. Coria allegedly befriended the 17-year-old female victim in late 2013, police said. […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cats needed for veterinary study

A UC Davis professor of veterinary medicine is seeking pet owners willing to volunteer their aging cats for a study. Alonso Guedes is conducting research to identify painkillers for cats suffering joint pain due to osteoarthritis. Owners who have noticed mobility impairment in their cat aged 10 years or older may contact [email protected] to see […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Taxpayers group picks Schaupp

The Napa County Taxpayers Association has endorsed District 4 Assembly candidate Charlie Schaupp. Schaupp, a farmer, retired Marine officer and former Esparto school board trustee, is running as a Republican.

May 14, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Happy Mother’s Day!

Lila Odell gives her daughter Freyja a big hug as she arrives for the annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday morning at the Montessori Country Day School in Davis. The youngsters performed skits and songs for their moms, then everyone enjoyed refreshments. Children’s handprints make a colorful flower picture for lucky moms. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photos

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donate clothing, household goods for Soroptimist fundraiser

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis is teaming up with California Clothing Recyclers to raise funds in an environmentally friendly way. All donated items will be sent to developing countries to be reused or recycled. Funds raised will help Soroptimists’ local community service projects. Local residents can support the fundraiser by cleaning out their closets and […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: And now, the gloves are off

Got the first “hit” piece of the 4th District Assembly race in my East Davis mailbox yesterday, though the 4th District is not mentioned anywhere in this exceedingly large glossy mailer. The intended target was Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd, but as usually happens when the mud starts to fly, those doing the slinging end […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation endorses Ortiz

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has announced its endorsement of Jesse Ortiz for Yolo County superintendent of schools. “The Tribal Council believes that Ortiz’s commitment to education and to all students of Yolo County makes him the best choice to be our next Yolo County superintendent,” said Tribal Council secretary James Kinter. Sarah Martinez, director […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Final restitution ordered in Davis hate-crime case

A Davis man serving time for a 2013 hate-crime beating was ordered Friday to pay more than $200,000 in restitution to his victim, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. The $213,995 amount Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg ordered Clayton Daniel Garzon to pay represents medical expenses and lost wages incurred by the […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Enjoy an Epicurean Esprit feast to help Meals on Wheels

The 25th anniversary of the Epicurean Esprit offers a taste of Yolo County’s finest wine and cuisine while supporting the county’s Meals On Wheels program. This year’s event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the home of Bill and Julie Payne, 303 W. Gibson Road in Woodland. Featuring a variety of […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explore Irish genealogy at meeting

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend a free presentation on “Irish Research” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. For those with ancestors from the Emerald Isle, this talk may answer some questions by helping to uncover relevant records. Speaker Kim R. von Aspern-Parker is […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about aquatic plants at CreekSpeak

Putah Creek Council’s first CreekSpeak talk of the season features Emily Zefferman talking about “Aquatic Plants of Putah Creek: Ecology and Management” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. Her talk will explore the different species of aquatic plants found in the creek, including their unique adaptations, life cycles and […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,