Holiday hours set at The Enterprise

The Davis Enterprise will observe special holiday hours this week, and no paper will be published on Christmas Day. All Enterprise offices will be closed Wednesday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the business office at 315 G St. will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for walk-in traffic or phone calls, at 530-756-0800. Classified […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Five DUI warrant offenders arrested

Some people think if they don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them. Motorists who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shouldn’t count on that. Yolo County law enforcement officers with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A street by any other name …

There’s a raging debate going on in our town concerning street names. Some folks like things the way they are and others think we need more streets named after local luminaries, past and present. Some even want to change the name of existing streets. Let’s start right off by saying that renaming streets is a […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

New Jersey gives immigrants in-state tuition

TRENTON, N.J. — Some students at New Jersey public colleges who are in the United States illegally will get an immediate tuition break after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday allowing them to pay in-state tuition rates. The bill, which had become a political complication for the Republican governor and possible presidential candidate in 2016, […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Operation: Santa Surprise': A young patient’s wish comes true

By Tricia Tomiyoshi SACRAMENTO — In the playroom of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, 9-year-old William Davis sat with his leg wrapped in bandages after treatment for severe dog bites and gazed at a large video screen as Santa Claus was beamed in from the North Pole. “And what would you like for Christmas?” Santa asked. […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Three arrested in stolen-property probe

An investigation into a series of residential burglaries led to the arrests of three people last week for allegedly possessing stolen property, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers served two search warrants Thursday at homes in East and South Davis, recovering property such as electronics, computers and jewelry and seizing more than two […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UPTE votes to approve contract deal

The University Professional & Technical Employees Union has OK’d a four-year contract with the University of California that exempts members from a two-tier pension plan. Members in the technical and research bargaining units gave the deal a 95 percent “yes” vote last week, according to a news release. Ninety-three percent of members in the health […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Affirmative action foe wins court fight over data

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bitter fight over the effects of affirmative action, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that law school data on race, attendance and grades should be available to the public. The unanimous decision represents a legal victory for a law professor seeking to test his notion that […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Latino academic achievement gap persists

By Martha Mendoza PAJARO (AP) — As Hispanics surpass white Californians in population next year, the state becomes a potential model for the rest of the country, which is going through a slower but similar demographic shift. But when it comes to how California is educating students of color, many say the state serves as […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

No laughter in in ho-ho-hoax at S.F. school

By Jill Tucker SAN FRANCISCO — Did you know a San Francisco elementary school suspended a student for wishing an atheist teacher a merry Christmas? No? That’s because it didn’t happen. But an Internet hoax had people across the country believing it did, resulting in email tirades and more than 75 phone complaints and veiled […]

December 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Dillon appointed Child Support Services director

Natalie A. Dillon has been appointed director of the Yolo County Department of Child Support Services, County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced. Dillon will fill the position held by recently retired director Mark Jones. Since 2012, she has served as the assistant director of the department. Dillon has more than 20 years of experience in […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Animal services adjust for holidays

Yolo County’s animal shelter will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed Christmas and New Year’s days. Holiday adoption services will be available this Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 1 p.m. Animal services officers will work normal hours — […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Retired fire chief ordered to pay $43K in attorney fees

Davis’ former fire chief has been ordered to pay just over $43,000 in legal fees stemming from the release earlier this year of an unredacted ombudsman’s report about troubles at the Davis Fire Department. Rose Conroy, who led the Fire Department from 1994 to 2010, took legal action in an attempt to block the city’s […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,