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New program repowers local nonprofits when homeowners go solar

RepowerYolo, a Davis-based program that provides discounts for residential solar systems, has launched YoloShines, a campaign to support nonprofit organizations when Yolo County homeowners go solar. “The YoloShines program is simple: Every time a community member goes solar in 2016, we will donate $500 in their name to their favorite Yolo County nonprofit organization,” says Chris […]

Storyteller will present ‘Black Walls’

Children’s author Nathalie Mvondo will present a program centered around her story, “Black Walls,” that tells the true tale of a young girl who, with the help of a village, is able to build a house for a family in need. Pictures of Cameroon will be projected as she relates the story. The program will run from 2 […]

Learn about sex lives of birds at UC Davis event

“Tools of the Pornithologist: Using Robots to Spy on the Sex Lives of Birds,” a talk by UC Davis professor Gail Patricelli, will be featured at the UC Davis Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) event, set Thursday, Feb. 11. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6:30 to 9 […]

For the record

Sunday’s story on two young Davis men who volunteered for Bernie Sanders’ campaign in Iowa incorrectly reported the capital of Vermont. It is Montpelier. We regret the error.

Davis duo #FeeltheBern in Iowa

Two 20-something guys from Davis flew to Iowa to volunteer with the Bernie Sanders for President campaign, where they enjoyed a hectic week that likely will linger in their memory for the rest of their lives. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic caucus, but the vote for delegates was deemed “historically close,” […]

AARP free tax prep underway

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, got the new tax season underway in Davis last week. Free tax preparation and assistance is available for seniors and low- or moderate-income taxpayers by appointment at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Call 530-757-5696 for an appointment. Sessions will take place Mondays from […]

Welcome to Davis

A workman completes installation of a new directional sign last week at First and E streets, the entrance to downtown Davis. Helping visitors and residents find their way is an important priority for the city of Davis and its business associations. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Bob Dunning: Super-sick from the Super Bowl …

So I was reading my second favorite newspaper in preparation for today’s big game when I came across a headline that said “Your Team Made the Super Bowl? Better Get a Flu Shot.” According to Austin Frakt’s piece in The New York Times, “If your home team is playing in the Super Bowl, the parties […]

Dutch cycling expert will speak in Davis

Davis Bicycles! will host an event open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 9, featuring a talk by Dutch cycling expert Herbert Tiemens. The group will gather at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. Tiemens will be fresh from a winter cycling conference in Minneapolis and advising officials in […]

Reunion planners need assistance

Members of the Davis High School Class of 1971 are looking for classmates to help plan and organize this year’s 45th DHS reunion. “Time is of the essence to plan a beautiful late spring or summer reunion,” says Nancy (Donnell) Noon. “We need your help as soon as possible to make sure we don’t miss […]

VFW will honor heroes at breakfast

The annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 Salute to Heroes pancake breakfast and community awards recognition will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The breakfast includes eggs, sausage, fruit, milk, juice and coffee. Set-up and serving will be done by […]

Police probe second in-custody death

Friday’s death of a 56-year-old man while in Davis police custody marked the law-enforcement agency’s second such incident to occur in less than four months.

“To have two in such a close amount of time, it’s very disturbing,” said Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel, whose agency’s only prior in-custody death was a burglar that an officer shot and killed after being fired upon first back in the 1980s.

While officers frequently train to prevent such situations, “we just hadn’t experienced it first-hand,” Pytel said.

Only four candidates in the queue for three council seats

Last week, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor described Davis as “a city with 65,000 mayors.” Yet as the candidacy filing period draws near, only four locals have announced their intent to run for the Davis City Council — the lowest number of candidates in 26 years. The filing period opens Monday, Feb. 15 and continue through March 11. If […]

ASUCD endorses Nishi Gateway project

The Associated Students of UC Davis, the university’s student government, voted Thursday evening to endorse the Nishi Gateway project by an 11-1 vote. Student senators said they were swayed by the Nishi project’s ability to ease the student housing crisis, its commitment to sustainability, collaboration with UCD and creation of job opportunities for students. “I thank […]

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