Blackpowder Charity Shoot benefits Yolo Hospice

Yolo Frontloaders recently held its 19th annual Blackpowder Charity Shoot Event, which brings together folks from across Northern California to compete with blackpowder firearms and other weapons of the era such as knives and tomahawks. Yolo Frontloaders is an organization dedicated to re-creating and researching the time of the mountain man during the fur trade […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breakfast with Santa is sold out

Breakfast with Santa, a special holiday meet-and-greet with the Jolly Ol’ Fellow at the Odd Fellows Hall, is sold out. A spokesman for the Odd Fellows says all 360 tickets sold out in eight days — a record. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Signs of the times

Transitioning from fall to winter brings bright red and yellow leaves along with high winds to Davis. The E Street Plaza clock tower turned into a water hazard during Friday’s high winds. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kerry tells Iran: Prove peaceful nuke intentions

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that if Iran’s nuclear program is truly just for peaceful purposes, then it simply needs to “prove it” to the world. Kerry spoke in Geneva after a marathon negotiating session — lasting about 18 hours — that culminated with a first-step deal between Iran and […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pick up a bike light Wednesday

Davis Bicycles! will have a table at the pre-Thanksgiving Davis Farmers Market on Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m. in Central Park. “Surprise: no politics, no petition, no collecting comments about problems in the city network,” a news release said. “We will just be giving away tail lights to help drivers see riders and improve […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Modest deal breaks climate deadlock

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Avoiding a last-minute breakdown, annual U.N. climate talks limped forward Saturday with a modest set of decisions meant to pave the way for a new pact to fight global warming. More than 190 countries agreed in Warsaw to start preparing “contributions” for the new deal, which is supposed to be adopted […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Powerful storm system leaves 8 dead

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful storm system that has caused hundreds of accidents across the Western U.S. has marched eastward with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds. The fierce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted advisories Saturday afternoon in New Mexico and Texas. As thick, gray clouds covered […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fourth student suspended in college hate crime case

SAN JOSE (AP) — A fourth student has been suspended in connection with an incident at San Jose State University involving alleged hate crimes against a black student. University President Mohammed Qayoumi announced the suspension Friday evening but did not name the suspended student. “I applaud the campus for its ongoing efforts to begin the […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Oh dear, John’s letter doesn’t duck the issue

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the newspaper is easily the letters to the editor. As I’ve pointed out several times before, I get a little bonus in my paycheck when my name is mentioned in any such letter, twice as much if it’s used negatively. “Dunning’s on another planet,” said […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

City Council to evaluate performance of City Manager Steve Pinkerton

With City Manager Steve Pinkerton’s contract up for automatic renewal on Dec. 1, the City Council has called a special closed session meeting Tuesday to discuss his performance. The council was scheduled to evaluate the city’s manager last week, but ran out of time during closed session due to the other items that were on […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Reward offered for murder suspect’s capture

The Winters Volunteer Firefighters Association has joined the call for an arrest in last week’s murder of Leslie Pinkston, offering $1,000 for information leading to the capture of the Winters woman’s alleged killer. Winters police, meanwhile, announced the issuance of a nationwide all-points bulletin for the suspect, 30-year-old William Carl Gardner III, though investigators say […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

April trial for Davis pair charged in elder-abuse death

A Yolo Superior Court judge has set an April trial for a Davis mother and son facing criminal charges after an elderly, mentally challenged man died while in their care. Darlene Roberta Mattos, 78, and 53-year-old James Matthew Mattos were charged in June with the Oct. 27, 2012, death of Cecil Wachholtz, who died of […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Have Christmas tea with teddy bears

Families are invited to spend a December afternoon at a Christmas Teddy Bear Tea in the living rooms of the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Tea and lemonade along with holiday cookies and fine desserts that every teddy bear lover would enjoy will be served. There is only one seating, and space […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery Holiday Tea and tour planned

Treat yourself (and a friend) to tea this holiday season at the Pence Gallery, where guests will enjoy a tour of the “Pop Up! Three-Dimensional Children’s Books” exhibit by director Natalie Nelson, followed by refreshments in the main gallery at 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,