Yolo sheriff warns of jury duty scam

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is warning of a recent phone scam in which the caller claims the victim must pay a fine because they failed to show up for jury duty. Several California sheriff’s offices have received reports about the scam, in which the caller claims to be a sheriff’s office employee who demands […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Principal helps build school in Dominican Republic

Principal Ramon Cusi of North Davis Elementary recently visited the Dominican Republic as part of a mission trip — organized through the National Association of Elementary School Principals and other educational groups — to help build a school in a Constanza, a town located in the country’s interior.

The late January trip was the first time Cusi had visited the Caribbean country, located on the eastern portion of the island of Hispaniola. Cusi told The Enterprise that in some ways, the Dominican Republic reminded him of the Philippines (where Cusi has a number of relatives).

Student winners celebrate 17th annual Design an Ad competition

The Veterans’ Memorial Center was buzzing with excitement at the 17th annual Design an Ad competition awards party held on Feb. 18. The contest is a community project that called on nearly 1,000 students from nine different schools to put their creativity to work coming up with advertisements for various Davis businesses. Forty-nine winners were […]

February 25, 2014 | 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 Ed (No. 121871), a 2-year-old neutered male brown mastiff. He is cross-eyed, but no treatment is indicated at this time. Also hoping for a good home is Cookie (No. 115324), […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo hosts fundraising dinner

NAMI-Yolo, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, announces that its flagship event of the year — the Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner — will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The keynote speaker is Jessica Cruz, executive director of […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about Climate Ride on Thursday

Dave “DK” Kemp, the city of Davis’ active transportation coordinator, will lead an information session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the Climate Ride Wine Country 2014. The session will be at 650 G St. Kemp will lead training rides for participating team members throughout March and April. Cool Davis will use funds raised […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Baha’is plan Ayyam-i-Ha celebration

The Davis Baha’i Community’s annual Ayyam-i-Ha celebration will take place Friday, Feb. 28, at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ayyam-i-Ha, which can be translated as Days of Joy, is a five-day period during which Baha’is perform acts of charity and hospitality. The days of Ayyam-i-Ha are followed by […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Embroiderers Guild to meet March 6

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at County Fair Mall in Woodland, in the Flying Needles Guild’s location. Lois Kershner will teach a small hands-on project.  She is a designer and certified needle arts teacher, raised in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition.  She paints […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free yoga class for curious beginners

A free class at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, will give an overview of what yoga is all about. The 90-minute class also includes simple breathing exercises and ends with a deep relaxation period.  TriYoga Davis and the Davis Holistic Health Center are offering this program at no charge at the Davis Holistic Health Center’s […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD graduate honored in D.C.

Elana Peach-Fine, a recent UC Davis graduate, was honored Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C., by Raj Shah, chief administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, an advisory board to USAID, selected Peach-Fine for its “Award for Scientific Excellence” for her work as a graduate student with […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.N. demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria’s humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need. The fate of the Western and Arab-backed resolution […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Duck Days highlights cooperation in the bypass

There were more than just ducks at California Duck Days this sunny Saturday. There were the fruits of conversations between the stewards of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area — the farmers, the conservationists and the scientists.

A dip of a net in a rice field — that is part-time food producer, part-time environmental study — turns up a handful of twisting and swimming zooplankton.

These critters — visible to the unaided exploring eyes of Yolo County children Saturday morning …

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged , ,

Rival rallies grip Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans on both sides of the nation’s bitter political divide took to the streets on Saturday after two weeks of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to squash an increasingly militant opposition movement. In Caracas, tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro filled several city blocks in […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mexico captures notorious drug kingpin

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities captured the world’s most powerful drug lord in a resort city Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the legendary capo whose global organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the United States. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, 56, looked pudgy, bowed and much like his […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,