Hattie Weber Museum opens Purple Circle exhibit

Few people in Davis today know that this community was the center of the “Purple Circle” in Yolo and Solano counties from about 1916 to the 1960s. Purple is the color of ribbons awarded to grand champion livestock, drawn from the blue-ribbon winners. In December 1916, The Davis Enterprise used banner headlines to announce the […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join the Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday

Here’s a way to have some fun while burning a few holiday calories? FIT House is hosting a free Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. A prize will be awarded after the event for to the participant with the “ugliest” sweater. There also will be healthy refreshments and coffee. The run/walk will […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

County departments closed for the holidays

The following Yolo County departments will be closed during the winter holidays: * Assessor: Dec. 23-Jan. 1; * Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector: Dec. 25-Jan. 1; * County Administrator (including Clerk of the Board and Human Resources): Dec. 23-Jan. 1; * County Counsel: Dec. 23-Jan. 1; * Health Department: — Medical Therapy Unit: Dec. 26, 27 and 31; — Immunization Clinic: […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Millions for a path to bike lane equality

It’s a step toward bike equality in a city with a bicycle for its logo. A new multimillion-dollar award to the city of Davis is aiming to bring out a silent majority of bicyclists to feel comfortable enough to use their cycles more, while at the same time coaxing those bicyclists to use their numbers […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Four Yamada bills take effect in the new year

Four measures authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, will take effect on Jan. 1. * AB 557 revises requirements for quarterly financial statements provided to members of California’s six veterans homes to make the information provided in these statements consistent with existing state law. In addition, this bill requires that quarterly statements sent to veterans […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Financial aid workshop set in January

A free financial aid workshop for college-bound teens and their parents is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Jennifer Borenstein, an independent college adviser, owner of Davis-based The Right College for You and a Davis Enterprise columnist, will be the speaker. […]

January 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Church hands out food baskets Saturday

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will distribute holiday food baskets for the Yolo Food Bank on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. or until all are distributed. The church is at 770 Pole Line Road in East Davis. There are no pre-signups for the distribution, which will be on a first-come, first-served basis starting at […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DUI task force plans holiday crackdown

Extra patrols, sobriety checkpoints and a warrant/probation sweep will separate the naughty from the nice as Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ task force embarks on its winter holiday DUI enforcement campaign. Davis police Sgt. Rod Rifredi, the task force’s coordinator, said officers will aggressively seek drunken drivers over the holiday season with plans in place […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Extradition date set for Winters murder suspect

The suspect in last month’s Winters homicide has a scheduled extradition date of Dec. 30, authorities confirmed Tuesday. William Carl Gardner III, 30, was taken into custody in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, three weeks after he allegedly shot to death his ex-girlfriend, Leslie Pinkston, as she sat in her parked vehicle on Railroad Avenue. […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist was hospitalized with major injuries Monday after colliding with a car near downtown Davis, police and fire officials said. The crash occurred at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth and G streets, causing the motorcyclist — identified as Davis resident John Ditomaso — to be thrown from his motorcycle, Davis police […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Swastika on school track investigated

The Davis Police Department is investigating a reported hate incident at Holmes Junior High School. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said that, sometime over the weekend, someone drew a swastika in the dirt on the running track at the Drexel Drive campus, along with an unidentified person’s name. School officials reported the incident following its discovery shortly […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Judge to rule on Davis water rates

WOODLAND — A judge said Monday afternoon he will make a final ruling likely next month to determine the fate of a lawsuit against Davis’ anticipated water and wastewater rates. Opponents to the result of the city’s months-long water rate-setting process earlier this year made their case in front of Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chemical weapons watchdog meets to OK Syria plan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog is meeting to approve a definitive plan for ridding Syria of its declared stockpile of toxic chemicals in just over six months. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons already has drawn up a timeline for the destruction of Syria’s poison gas and nerve […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

BIG SUR (AP) — A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean. No injuries were reported. The fire burned about 500 acres in the Pfeiffer Ridge area of […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,