Feinstein pressure boosts farms over fish in water dispute

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — First came the urgent e-mail to two Cabinet secretaries from San Joaquin Valley farm interests, demanding that officials allow “maximum pumping” of water from recent storms for agriculture and cities and minimize flows for endangered fish making their river migrations amid the worst drought in years. Two days later, on […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

On the scene

Davis firefighters and ambulance personnel tend to the victims of a two-vehicle crash that occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 5900 block of Chiles Road in South Davis. Two people were transported to Sutter Davis Hospital for treatment of their injuries, according to Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department. Courtesy […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: It only APPEARS like you’re saving

OUR PLUMMETING WATER BILLS … a holier-than-thou acquaintance stopped me in Nugget the other day to brag that apparently due to her diligent conservation efforts, she had managed to cut her city services bill nearly in half … I didn’t have the heart to tell her that the city recently went to monthly billing instead […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Milking it for all it’s worth

UC Davis students, staff and faculty — including Chancellor Linda Katehi —competed in the UC Davis Picnic Day Cow Milking Contest on the Quad on Wednesday. Bradley Bottoms — wearing a cow suit — won the event after a “milk-off” with Iris over UCD professor Ken Burtis. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photos Cow2w Cow1w

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Saylor will hold ‘office hours’

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Peet’s Coffee & Tea,  231 E St. in downtown Davis. He invites community members to stop by and voice concerns or questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at [email protected] […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Face-to-face experience

Students pass by a series of 3-by-4-foot portraits exhibited in a collage format on the side of the Social Sciences Building at UC Davis. The collage, titled “Davis Inside Out,” is designed to depict the diversity and passion of Davis. It will remain up through Sunday, April 20. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Obstacle course shows dangers of distracted driving

They could be in any neighborhood: a bicyclist. A jogger. A new mom pushing her baby stroller. A small boy kicking around a soccer ball.

In this case, however, the “people” were cardboard cutouts, erected amid a traffic-cone obstacle course at the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento.

Their purpose: to show visiting reporters first-hand the dangers of distracted driving. According to the CHP, the act of sending or receiving a text or phone call takes a driver’s eyes off the road an average of 4.6 seconds …

Madhavi Sunder launches school board campaign

Madhavi Sunder, a daughter of immigrants and a professor of law at UC Davis, announced Tuesday that she will seek a seat on the Davis school board. Sunder said she will be a candidate for appointment to the vacancy created by trustee Nancy Peterson’s resignation and also will be a candidate in the November general […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraiser planned for Allen’s campaign

Davis City Council candidate Sheila Allen will be the guest of honor at a campaign fundraiser from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the home of former Davis Mayor Ann Evans and her husband, David J. Thompson, 516 Rutgers Drive. Light appetizers will be served. For more information, call 530-753-4551. Event details can […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Barbara Archer to seek school board seat

Barbara Archer, a longtime community volunteer and public relations professional, announced Tuesday that she will seek a seat on the Davis school board. Archer will be a candidate for appointment to a vacant school board seat to be filled on May 8, with the appointee serving until November, and will seek a four-year seat in […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bunny Run will benefit Yolo SPCA

On Saturday, April 19, the inaugural Bunny Run 5K/10K will start at 9 a.m. at Whole Foods Market Davis, 500 First St. Other scheduled events are the kids’ quarter-mile “Bunny Hop” run (8:30 a.m.) and the Yolo County SPCA 1-mile dog walk (9:15 a.m.). Breakfast will be provided for all participants. After the race, the […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Radio show looks at time management

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. This week’s guest is Jill Farmer, who has been called a “brilliant time optimizer and life maximizer.” She is a former Emmy Award-winning investigative TV […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Conference puts focus on Arab studies

The UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program presents a two-day Arab Studies Conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and 3, in Ballroom A of the Activities and Recreation Center on campus. Speakers on Friday, May 2, will focus on “Subjectivity and Its Discontents,” while the lineup on Saturday, May 3, will […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis man faces drug, resisting arrest charges

Erratic behavior led to the arrest of a 29-year-old Davis man on drug and resisting-arrest charges Tuesday night in Winters, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Cindy Leal said Christopher B. Roberts was holding a sign on the sidewalk and “appeared to be talking to himself” when a CHP officer came to a stop at […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,