Teen’s sweet 16 is more about giving than receiving

Andi Jackson’s 16th birthday this year meant lots and lots of gifts — for some children in the small town of Thornton. That’s because Jackson, who turned 16 on March 13, decided she didn’t need any birthday gifts this year and asked family and friends who wanted to give her something to instead donate a […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Group works to raise minimum wage to $15 in Davis

It’s being done to some extent in San Francisco and San Jose, but is it right for Davis? The issue is whether to support a petition to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour within city limits. Bernie Goldsmith, a local activist, has teamed up with local labor boosters in an attempt to collect […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Second UC Berkeley student infected with measles

BERKELEY (AP) — Health officials at UC Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus. KTVU-TV reports officials confirmed that the student could have exposed thousands of others when riding public transit home from Oakland International Airport on March 30 and attending […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Art benches will line urban nature trail

Jeremy Criswell and Elro Marshall work on the frame for a butterfly art bench that will be placed along the Putah Creek Parkway in South Davis. It is one of four benches built with ferro cement with mosaic added, reflecting the natural elements along the urban nature trail and providing places where walkers can pause, sit […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.S. to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday. Speaking to at a news conference following a meeting with Japan Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Hagel said they discussed […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis’ Art Garage dedicated

In Davis, parking garages aren’t just a place to put your car. They’re art experiences now, thanks to the efforts of a team of muralists and community members who transformed the interior of the parking garage at First and F streets into an Art Garage. The three-story mural fills the entryways on each floor of […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

College-readiness not keeping up in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fewer than 4 in 10 California high school students are completing the requirements to be eligible for the state’s public universities, fueling worries of a shortage of college-educated workers when the value of a bachelor’s degree has never been higher. To meet entrance requirements, high school students must complete 15 classes […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dancing for joy

Adriana Rodriguez demonstrates the belly dancing she will be teaching this summer at the newly renamed Davis Arts Center during an “arts love”-themed open house on Saturday. The center, founded in 1960, is being rebranded to reflect the fact that it has always been a place for multi-disciplinary arts education. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo ArtsCenter4W ArtsCenter3W […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Did anyone yell ‘timber’?

Local residents gather to check out the roots and a 4-foot-diameter tree trunk after a huge evergreen toppled over Saturday morning about 11:30 a.m. at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in West Davis. The tree, tall enough to reach the front yard of a home across the street, caused no damage or injuries, […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New bike tunnel mural, street mandala and art benches ready to debut

Several public art projects are moving forward this week, as the Community Built Association — a national nonprofit organization based in Oakland that helps communities “reshape public spaces” — holds its annual conference in Davis. Conference attendees are participating in several local projects that demonstrate the organization’s approach. The projects include: * A new outdoor […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New trustee, Montessori charter petition on board’s agenda

Two major issues — appointment of a new trustee and a Montessori charter school petition — will confront the Davis school board when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The board will meet in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. A midterm opening was created on the board when trustee Nancy Peterson […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Church volunteers show they care

From rototilling to painting to weeding to cleaning, an estimated 500 volunteers from eight churches in Davis fanned out across the community and the region Saturday to participate in iCare. The volunteers worked at more than 20 project sites — including schools, parks and community organizations — in Davis, Woodland and Yolo County on Friday […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two Dans will speak to local business group

Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk, a candidate for the 4th Assembly District, and Davis City Council candidate Daniel Parrella will be the speakers at the Davis Progressive Business Exchange’s lunch meeting at noon Wednesday, April 16. The group meets for lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the International House, […]

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

8th annual Crime Victims’ Tribute set for Tuesday

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will host the eighth annual Crime Victims’ Tribute on Tuesday, with crime victims, community leaders, victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and service professionals joining District Attorney Jeff Reisig to recognize victims’ rights and the devastating impact of crime on victims, schools, neighborhoods, and our nation as a whole. […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,