School board seeks dedicated volunteers for strategic committee

The Davis school board discussed the soon-to-be-formed Strategic Planning Committee on Thursday night. The trustees are seeking a diverse group of broad-minded volunteers willing to serve on the new panel — and a related set of “action teams” —  which will consider the long-range needs and prepare a detailed report making recommendations to the school […]

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

Bill gives youthful offenders second chance

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Criminals serving long prison sentences for offenses they committed as teenagers would have an earlier chance for freedom under a bill working its way through the Legislature. The bill by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, expands on legislation signed into law last year that gives a second chance to inmates who committed murder […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Venice gondola crash kills German tourist

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A German tourist was crushed to death on Saturday after the gondola he was riding in collided with a larger boat ferrying passengers along Venice’s Grand Canal, authorities said. The crash occurred around noon near the highly trafficked Rialto bridge, one of the most picturesque and popular spots of the lagoon […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hay bale fires considered ‘suspicious’ in nature

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of two haystack fires that sent smoke drifting into the Davis city limits Saturday. Division Chief Paul Swanson said the fires were reported within 15 minutes of one other Friday night, first at 11:10 p.m. on the west side of County Road 102 south of County Road […]

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

Russell Boulevard losing many stately old walnut trees

Many of the landmark trees that line Russell Boulevard to the west of Davis are being cut, due to a fungus known as thousand cankers disease that is killing black walnut trees across many western states. “It is sad to see this happen, but it’s really inevitable,” said Eldridge Moores, an emeritus professor in the […]

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

Neighbor’s call leads to vandalism arrests

Police say an alert neighbor’s report led to the arrests of two Solano County men after they allegedly tried to break into a Drake Drive home. Sgt. Frank Tenedora said the neighbor called police at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday that two men were seen leaving the home and left in a vehicle that was headed […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo County DUI task force plans end-of-summer crackdown

From now through the Labor Day weekend, police, sheriff and California Highway Patrol officials will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown, which included […]

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

Two Woodlanders killed in Stockton-area crash

Two Woodland residents were among three people killed Friday morning in a San Joaquin County collision that has the at-fault driver facing second-degree murder charges, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Mark Petricevich of the CHP’s Stockton office said that driver, 23-year-old Coleen Torres of Lodi, is believed to have been under the influence […]

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

Traffic impacts, connectivity of The Cannery

The Cannery series Part 1: The history and final design Part 2: Impact on surrounding neighborhoods Part 3: Senior housing Part 4: Sustainability Part 5: Cannery Farm Part 6: Business park vs. residential This is Part 2 of an ongoing series discussing the various aspects of The Cannery project. Each part will discuss a different […]

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

First Street will close at night for repairs

First Street will undergo street improvements to upgrade and improve transportation circulation. Beginning Monday, Aug. 19, portions of First Street will be closed as night crews work between A and G streets. The work will last three to four nights from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Avoid the Richards Boulevard entrance to downtown during the […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

In Thursday’s edition of The Enterprise the performance date for Out on a Limb at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle was incorrect. The duo will perform from 8:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East, Davis. For information, call 530-756-3611. ———— Math educator Chelsea Ransom […]

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

Yolo animal shelter’s life-saving challenge enters home stretch

The Yolo County animal shelter has entered the home stretch in its quest to win a $100,000 prize for saving nearly 500 animals’ lives this summer. To date, the shelter has saved 440 animals since June 1 through adoptions, rescues, transfers to foster care and reunions with owners as it participates in the ASPCA Rachael […]

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

Bob Dunning: Sifting through Prop. 218 garbage

I’ve heard people describe our increasingly popular “fee protest hearings” as an election, and if that’s truly the case, circle Sept. 24 on your calendar as the date of the next city of Davis election. Will Joe Krovoza or Dandy Dan Wolk be on the ballot? Maybe Rochelle Swanson, Brett Lee or Lucas Frerichs? Well, […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sudwerk’s next generation: So much brewing in Davis

Sudwerk Brewery is pumping new innovation and energy into its beer, thanks to two Davis natives who share a vision — and a link to its legacy.

Nearly 25 years after Dean Unger and Ron Broward founded Davis’ first and only brewery, Unger’s grandson, Trent Yackzan, and Yackzan’s friend Ryan Fry are refining their beers and promoting Sudwerk as California’s finest craft lager brewery.

It’s a story of heritage and determination. After graduating from Cal Poly in 2008, Yackzan and Fry returned to Davis. They put their marketing and business knowledge to work …