Jeep driver loses hand in firecracker blast

SEATTLE (AP) — An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver’s hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block in Spokane, prompting initial fears over the man’s intent, police and neighbors said. Witnesses saw a flash of light from inside the vehicle, a red Jeep with a gray […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

After space trek, flies have weakness to fungus

Blasting off into space might be a bold adventure, but it may not be good for your immune system. Now, a study by UC Davis researchers shows how growing up on the space shuttle weakened a key arm of the immune system in Drosophila flies. It’s well-established that spaceflight affects immune responses, said Deborah Kimbrell, […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Kiev protesters attack building with police inside

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — New violence erupted in Ukraine’s capital during the night as a large crowd attacked a government exposition and conference hall where police were stationed inside. Early Sunday, demonstrators were throwing firebombs into the Ukrainian House building and setting off fireworks, and police responded with tear gas. Although the crowd created a […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: There’s money in those boulevards

Under the category of “great minds think alike,” my friend Jeff emailed me with a brilliant idea at the very moment the exact same idea was forming in my brain. Jeff took note of a recent column concerning the naming of streets in the old hometown in which I suggested choosing new streets names by […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Clean-up hitters

It was all hands to the on-deck circle, batting cages, press box, dugouts, and more as players and community members took part in the first Community Volunteer Cleanup Day at the Davis Little League Complex at the corner of F Street and Covell Boulevard. LittleLeague2W LittleLeague3W LittleLeagueW

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sheila Allen announces run for City Council

Davis Board of Education Trustee Sheila Allen formally announced her run for City Council Saturday at Central Park, along with a group of supporters and friends. “I’m a nurse so I really care about you,” Allen said, referencing her day job as a registered nurse with a Ph.D. who promotes public health policy. Allen is […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Former Yolo prosecutor switches sides

A former Yolo County prosecutor who ran for judge in 2012 with a tough-on-crime platform is now working as a criminal defense attorney. Clint Parish told The Enterprise he struck out on his own last month after leaving the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office for reasons he did not specify. The website for his Sonora […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Accused Davis mom plans insanity plea

WOODLAND — The attorney for a Davis woman accused of drowning her young daughter plans to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Supervising Deputy Public Defender Sally Fredericksen, who represents 29-year-old Aquelin Crystal Talamantes, made the disclosure Friday morning after providing the case’s […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Museum plans Becket Bash

The volunteers at the Hattie Weber Museum are celebrating Director Emeritus Jim Becket’s 85th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. Becket is a longtime Davis resident with an extensive history of community service. The Davis Chamber of Commerce recognized him for his work in a school-work program he created and administered. […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts, study finds

By Brad Hooker As California braces for record drought, ranchers are among the most immediately impacted, and most say they are not ready for the severe water shortages and lack of forage that drought would bring, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis. A statewide survey and follow-up interviews by the research […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Women’s History Month luncheon seeking sponsors

Tickets are available now for the 27th annual Yolo County Women’s History Month luncheon, themed “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” Individual tickets are $25 per person and sponsorships are available a the $75, $125, $250 and $500 level. Proceeds from the March 6 event will help Yolo County public libraries purchase women’s history […]

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

Willie Nelson returning to Mondavi on April 9

Country music legend Willie Nelson — who turned 80 last year — will return to the Mondavi Center this spring, performing in Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums, Nelson’s career extends back into the 1950s, when he worked as a radio disc jockey and a journeyman […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Waldorf School offers tour

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The tour, which will last about 90 minutes, will feature an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will take a peek at several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. Specific questions […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk through Quail Ridge Reserve on Feb. 15

Local residents are invited to take an interpretive walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Frank Maurer, executive director of the conservancy, will lead the walk, pointing out highlights about wildlife and native inhabitants of the Lake Berryessa peninsula. Hikers should bring binoculars, a camera, drinking water and […]

January 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News