Oh baby! Fire crew assists with parking-lot birth

Today began on a high note for a Davis fire crew, which got to welcome a new life into the world. The crew responded shortly before 12:30 a.m. to reports of a woman in labor in the parking lot of the Nugget grocery store in South Davis. The full-term baby boy — the mother’s third […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Peterson resigns from Davis school board

In a surprise announcement, Davis school board trustee Nancy Peterson resigned Thursday evening, the latest move in a continuing dispute over the volleyball coach at Davis High School.

Her decision stunned her fellow board members and those in the audience at the Community Chambers at City Hall.

In addition, two district administrators have been dismissed from their current positions and reassigned to classroom duty, board president Gina Daleiden announced following a closed-session meeting Thursday. …

Employers add 175K jobs despite harsh weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 175,000 jobs, up from 129,000 in January. The unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent from a five-year low of 6.6 percent […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway

Safeway has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner several supermarket chains. The acquisition is worth about $7.64 billion in cash, and pending other transactions could top more than $9 billion. The deal, announced late Thursday, will bring together Safeway and Albertsons. Cerberus last year had bought […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Montessori group files charter school petition with Davis school board

A charter school petition aimed at creating a new Montessori Charter School of Davis was filed with the Davis school district on Thursday. Several dozen parents and their children turned out at Thursday’s school board meeting to show support for the proposed new school. Jonathan Feagle, speaking on behalf of the petitioners, told trustees that […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Peterson’s words were not conciliatory

THE BEGINNING OR THE END? … while Nancy Peterson did the right thing Thursday night by resigning her seat on the Davis school board, I don’t imagine she’s going to go quietly into the night … clearly, any effectiveness she once enjoyed as a board member has been hopelessly compromised by her role in the […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘Numbers guy’ Munn enters council race

For longtime resident, frequent conservative candidate and former Davis school board member John Munn, government works best when it is transparent about its money. “I’m a numbers guy,” Munn said. In a field of City Council candidates who have expressed often similar opinions about fiscal restraint, Munn said he is the only candidate to possess […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Majestic scene

A lone tree stands out against a colorful sunset in this photo taken in a field south of Davis off of County Road 104, just south of Putah Creek. Starting Sunday, sunsets will come one hour later as we move our clocks from standard time to daylight-saving time. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Schaupp brings GOP voice to Assembly race

Esparto farmer and Iraq war combat veteran Charlie Schaupp has taken out papers to run for the Assembly in District 4. He will be the first Republican vying for the seat being vacated by termed-out Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. He faces three Democrats: Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd, Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza and Davis Mayor […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Marrone Bio Innovations saw gains in 2013

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. saw increased financial growth in 2013 for both the full year and the fourth quarter, the company announced Thursday. The producer of bio-based pest management and plant health products saw 2013 fourth-quarter revenues totaling $6 million, a growth of 106 percent when compared to the previous year. The company saw […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Appellate ruling strikes down Yolo concealed-weapon policy

A federal appellate ruling has struck down Yolo County’s long-standing policy of granting concealed-weapon permits to residents who must first demonstrate “good cause” for holding the license. In a three-page memorandum issued Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that “the Yolo County policy impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

More Californians voting by mail than at polls

For the first time ever, more than half of all California voters in 2012 voted by mail, and in most regions of the state, more than 60 percent dropped their ballots in the mailbox rather than the polls, according to a new UC Davis policy paper. But not all voters are using mail ballots at […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Register to vote by May 19

Local residents can register to vote in the June 3 California primary by filling out an application online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections, or by picking up a paper application at: * The Yolo County Elections Office, 625 Court St., Woodland; * Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis; * Department of Motor Vehicles, 505 Pole Line […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD student prepares to cycle across U.S. to benefit affordable housing

This summer, UC Davis student Breana Hill is joining Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing. She will ride her bicycle across the country with a team of 30 other young adults on the North Carolina-to-San Diego route. Hill will begin her journey on May 13 in […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,