Police: Report of gunshot unfounded

Reports of a gunshot — which later turned out to be unfounded — sent both police and firefighters to a South Davis neighborhood Monday afternoon. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the report was made shortly before 3:30 p.m. from a resident in the 5000 block of Veranda Terrace who heard what was believed to be a […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Iraqi PM tells army to keep out of politics

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he might go to any lengths to stay in power. Nouri al-Maliki urged army, police and security forces in statement to stay out of […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Robin Williams, gushing comic and Oscar winner, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide. It was no secret that the Oscar-winning […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown, Dems closing in on water bond deal

By Fenit Nirappil SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Monday they are closing in on a deal to overhaul a water bond on the November ballot, but their replacement plan still needs support from Republicans. Both houses of the Legislature voted Monday to extend the deadline for printing voter pamphlets, […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dog-neglect case goes back to investigators

More work must be done before the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office determines whether to file criminal charges in connection with last month’s discovery of dead and allegedly malnourished dogs at Rottweiler rescue operation in rural Davis. Prosecutors received the case last week, but on Monday posted on its high-profile case website that the matter […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A night the kids will never forget

Aboard the Coast Starlight Northbound As our kids get older and begin to question the existence of the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and even the Jolly Old Man himself, it gets harder and harder to surprise them completely. But it’s still worth a try, and our latest attempt appears to have been successful. Only […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Fifth St. project takes shape, without major issues

Mass confusion, no. Some confusion, yes.

Recent changes to the configuration of Fifth Street have yielded mostly positive results in the flow of traffic, with completely anecdotal observations the past few days at morning, afternoon and evening times.

But city officials are waiting for temporary striping to be finished before they launch any investigation into the science that will be monitoring the real-world effects of the changes.

The project is scheduled to be finished sometime next week, due to short delays in contractor staffing and mix-ups with orders for equipment that pushed back the timeline in the past, city staff said.

Dead in the water: Fish at UCD Arboretum affected by algae

Dead fish — as many as 100 — have turned up on the banks of Putah Creek in the UC Davis Arboretum. The situation has left many people wondering if there’s a link to the aerial insecticide spraying that was done last week to control for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. “It’s more a function of […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis, county school board races firming up

Davis school board trustee Alan Fernandes — appointed in May to fill an unexpired term of trustee Nancy Peterson, who resigned in March — will keep his seat on the school board for two more years. Fernandes was the only candidate to file by Friday’s deadline for the remaining two years of the unexpired term. Since he is unopposed, […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Science matters: ARkStorms can be planned for in Tahoe

* Editor’s note: The Enterprise is highlighting some of the young UC Davis researchers who will be presenting at this week’s Ecological Society of America’s annual conference in Sacramento. As a post-graduate researcher at UC Davis for the past 2 1/2 years, Christine Albano has really enjoyed her time at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Albano has […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Hank (No. 126917), a 7-month-old neutered male mastiff mix. Also hoping for a good home is Randolph (No. 127367), a 6-month-old male domestic short-haired tabby cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Slacklining allowed at 3 Davis parks

The city of Davis has approved a 12-month pilot program permitting slacklining — think tightrope walking, on a slack rope — at three parks in town. Slackliners walk on a span of nylon climbing or slackline webbing, positioned horizontally above the ground and anchored at two fixed points. The pilot program, which began last December, will continue […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Got bikes? Donate ’em!

Local residents are invited to donate their unused bicycles to the Woodland Bike Campaign, a program of the Center for Families, that is dedicated to getting more people safely on bikes. Serviceable adult-sized bikes are particularly needed. “Your bike can change the lives of families in need in our community. Together, we are creating a […]

December 16, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ladderless peach and nectarine orchards explored

Can shorter peach and nectarine trees reduce labor costs without sacrificing fruit quality and yield? The answer may be developing soon at a 4-acre test orchard south of Fresno, where University of California researchers are planting semi-dwarfing rootstocks as part of a large, integrated experiment on virtually every aspect of peach and nectarine production. “We’re […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,