Winters murder suspect headed for Yolo court

Three weeks after his arrest in Las Vegas, a Winters murder suspect is back in Yolo County and due in court Friday afternoon. William Carl Gardner III, 30, is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Friday on charges stemming from the Nov. 18 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Leslie Pinkston, outside her downtown Winters […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Mayor: ND town dodged a bullet in crude explosion

By Dave Kolpack CASSELTON, N.D. — A southeastern North Dakota town narrowly escaped tragedy when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded nearby, the mayor said Tuesday, calling for changes in how the fuel is transported across the U.S. No one was hurt in Monday’s derailment of the mile-long train that sent a great […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two injured in F Street apartment fire

The Davis Police Department has joined the probe of Monday’s fire at an F Street apartment complex that left two young adults hospitalized with burn injuries. “We’re assisting (the Fire Department) in this incident. Obviously, two people were injured, and the fire was pretty severe,” Lt. Paul Doroshov said this morning. But he noted that […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Free grief support groups available

Yolo Hospice offers free, drop-in grief support groups that meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month (March 7 and 21 are the upcoming meetings). The groups gather at the Yolo Hospice offices, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, in South […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Solving problems for the real world, using design

By Nicole Perlroth PALO ALTO — Akshay Kothari’s first assignment at the — formally known as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University — was to rethink how people eat ramen noodles. His last assignment led to a news-reading app that was bought by LinkedIn for $90 million. While the projects […]

January 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dogs’ pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

By Katherine Seligman San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tips offered for backyard fruit tree care

Master Gardener Dan Rott will talk about basic care and pruning for backyard fruit trees at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Grace Garden at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall to begin and then move outdoors to the orchard, weather permitting.

January 03, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club leaders will meet Jan. 9

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Place (near the Stephens Branch Library, off 14th Street). The agenda will include updates and discussions of a proposal to ask the Davis City Council to adopt a […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You read it here first: the tops of 2014

Earlier this week, The Enterprise ran a scintillating recap of the top news stories of 2013, and what a year for news it was. However, only here will you read — in advance — the top news stories of 2014 as foreseen by my deadly accurate crystal ball. May I have the envelope please? HEY […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Prospect of more oil trains rattles some residents

They come in the night. Cruising on Union Pacific tracks through Davis and then southwest through the Suisun Marsh and on to the Valero oil refinery in Benicia are rail tankers filled with petroleum. So far, there have been no accidents in Davis, but the prospect of a fatal spill could become statistically more significant […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Daisy (No. 119979), a 3-year-old spayed female bit bull, who would do best in a home with no cats. Also hoping for a good home is Bretta (No. 120755), a […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD set to expand smoking ban on Wednesday

Don’t smoke ’em if you got ’em. Schools in California’s public university systems — including UC Davis — are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health of students, faculty and employees. Both the University of California and California State systems have taken measures to ensure that smoking will no longer […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Napolitano opposes academic boycott of Israel

University of California President Janet Napolitano spoke out Monday against an academic boycott of Israel. The American Studies Association recently became the largest group of U.S. scholars to call for a boycott as a protest against Israeli government policies and as a way to press for Palestinian rights. “The University of California prides itself on […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis photographer has an eye for urban art

Photographer Rick York, whose images will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 in Davis, likes to walk through neighborhoods in San Francisco, carrying his camera and looking for surprises.

“I’ll drive to a BART station, and then BART drops me off in the Mission District, or the Financial District, or near Chinatown. And I roam,” he explains. “I’ll stay until it’s getting dark, then let BART take me back to my car. I enjoy the time by myself.”

What does he like to shoot?

“I think most photographers will tell you that you’ll be walking along, and all of a sudden, you realize, ‘There’s a photograph there.’ I tend to be really into reflections, and in some cases things that people might …