Programming, graphic design classes at Davis Roots

Davis Roots, a local business incubator, is offering introductory programming and graphic design classes this spring, open to all. Classes start the weekend of April 27 and end the weekend of May 31. Davis Roots is headquartered at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion, Second and E streets downtown. Coming up are: *Intro to Python and Programming, on […]

March 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Beronio earns public safety endorsements

Yolo Superior Court judicial candidate Janene Beronio has announced that she has received the endorsements of four public safety organizations — the Yolo County Deputy Sheriffs Association, the Davis Police Officers Association, the Winters Police Officers Association and the Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494. “Through her 34 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Yolo County, first […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New cans designed to handle downtown trash problem

Like parking, garbage in the downtown is finding it hard to have a place to go. City staff have found evidence that more than customers and visitors to the city are using city garbage cans to dispose of their waste. City workers empty the sidewalk bins on Fridays through Wednesdays, collecting on average two truckloads. […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Junior high students get a glimpse of working life

Students at Harper Junior High School heard speakers — many of them Harper parents — describe job opportunities in their field, as well as what sort of academic preparation is needed, during the school’s annual Career Day on Thursday. Dan Hahn, a veteran pilot who has flown jets for United Airlines for two decades, talked […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD stops Aggie fee review after court ruling

Now that a student court has voided a vote on funding The California Aggie, a UC Davis spokesman said the administration will take a wait-and-see approach on the matter. “Everything is on hold now,” Keith Sterling, director of news and media relations, said Thursday. “With this latest development, there’s now some uncertainty around the issues. […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

School board upholds district decision on coach

After deliberating for more than four hours in closed session Thursday, the Davis Board of Education voted 3-1 to deny Julie Crawford a volleyball coaching job at Davis High School, upholding the school district’s administrative decision.

The four remaining members of the board — trustee Nancy Peterson, whose family filed the complaint against Crawford, resigned last week — came out of closed session shortly after 11 p.m. to announce the vote and comment on it.

Dolores Huerta to speak in Central Park

A rally in support of a fair minimum wage for low-wage workers will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Speakers will include nationally recognized labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with César Chávez. The rally will be followed by a […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A sorry ending to a sorry affair

AN UNCOMFORTABLE ENDING … oddly, the same school board that two weeks ago unanimously suggested mediation was the way to go with the dispute between the family of former trustee Nancy Peterson and Davis High volleyball coach Julie Crawford, did an about-face Thursday night and agreed to uphold the dismissal of Crawford as head coach […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Raise a glass to charity

Soroptimist International of Davis members met at Sudwerk Brewing Co. recently to plan their beer and wine booth at Picnic in the Park, which resumes Wednesday. Sudwerk co-owners Trent Yackzan, top left, and Ryan Fry raise a glass with committee members Wendy Weitzel, left, Mary Parton, Heather Barnes and chairwoman Carol MacDonald. Sudwerk beers are […]

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland burglary suspect captured

The countywide search for a potentially armed and dangerous suspect ended early Thursday morning with a rural vehicle stop, Yolo County sheriff’s officials said. Mario Lopez, 23, was a passenger in a car that was pulled over at about 12:30 a.m. in the town of Madison. He was taken into custody and lodged at the […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fiscal crisis survey available

Davis Downtown is asking local residents to give their input on the state of the community. An online survey, which will take respondents about five minutes to complete, gauges residents’ understanding of the city’s projected budget shortfall and proposed solutions, including a sales tax increase on the June 3 ballot. Davis Enterprise readers may take […]

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young farmers face challenge of expensive land

As the nation’s farmers age, whether there will be enough interested youths to sustain their numbers remains to be seen. One thing is for sure: Though there is some help for farmers starting out, the costs of just breaking ground do not make the career an easy one, especially in Yolo County. This year’s census […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Researchers: Tahoe clarity looks to be stabilizing

Clarity levels within the iconic blue waters of Lake Tahoe continued a decade-long trend of stabilization in 2013, according to UC Davis scientists who study the lake. Data released Thursday by UCD’s Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency reported the average annual clarity level for 2013 at 70.1 feet. While the […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Fabio is a 10-month to 1-year-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler with a short and stocky build. He’s a sweet and gentle dog who loves long walks and is leash-trained. Elfie is a 2- to 3-year-old spayed female English bulldog/boxer mix who loves everyone and wags her entire body when she sees someone coming. Elfie has a gentle […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,