Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. It is small because consumer prices haven’t gone up much in the past year. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

ConAgra promised $2 million to private nonprofit business

ConAgra Foods Inc., the corporation proposing The Cannery project, has promised to pay a local private nonprofit business $2 million if its residential development is approved by the City Council next month, The Enterprise has learned. George Phillips, ConAgra representative, confirmed Tuesday that the company has pledged $2 million to Capitol Corridor Ventures, the nonprofit organization […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Dr. Bob answers your Halloween queries

* Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader response and personal requests from all five members of the Davis City Council, the Enterprise has again called on the services of Dr. Bob, a board-certified psychiatrist with a Halloween-specific practice in West Davis. While some of Dr. Bob’s timeless advice to Davis parents and children has appeared […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Suspects arrested for bike thefts

Two Sacramento residents were arrested Sunday night after reportedly admitting to stealing bikes in Davis, police reported Tuesday. According to Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the pair were in spotted shortly before midnight in a vehicle deemed suspicious and followed to an Alvarado Avenue apartment complex, where an officer made contact with the occupants. “During […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gibson House features women’s organizations

The Yolo County Historical Museum at the Gibson House,  512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit showing information and items from women’s organizations that have been in existence for more than 100 years is still featured, and a docent will take people on a trip back through history during the […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police seek suspect in assault attempt

Davis police are seeking a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in an apartment complex parking lot Monday night. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the woman had just parked and retrieved her belongings from her vehicle in the 600 block of Alvarado Avenue when she was confronted by the suspect, who forced her back […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

DUI task force plans extra Halloween patrols

Yolo County’s Avoid the 8 DUI task force plans to crack down on drunk and drugged drivers by deploying extra patrols Thursday, Halloween night, as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2007 and 2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis joins ranks of Startup Weekend hosts

Startup Weekend — the largest entrepreneurial get-together ever seen within Davis’ city limits — is planned for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Chicago, Washington, D.C., and even Tokyo will gather that same weekend in their respective metropolis’ hubs for what is being referred to as the Global Startup Battle.

But this is the first time Davis is listed among those participating in the international event. The impetus for local involvement was a nudge from Sacramento, a city that has been a part of the phenomenon for the past few years.

Gorman Museum anniversary offers a chance to reflect

At a glance What: Public reception to celebrate the C.N. Gorman Museum’s 40th anniversary When: 3-5 p.m. Friday; regular hours are noon-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays Where: 1316 Hart Hall Continuing: The anniversary exhibition, “Foundations: Native American Art,” runs through Dec. 6 The Carl N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis celebrates its 40th anniversary […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall fun for all

Marco, wearing a crown, joins classmates at the Children’s Center in enjoying their personally decorated bags of popcorn after finishing an obstacle course at the preschool’s Fall Festival last Thursday. Jaxon emerges from a tunnel as part of an obstacle course at the Children’s Center Fall Festival. Activities included tours of the chicken coop, gardening, face-painting, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Around the world at NDE

Sixth-grader Matoshi Bulkeley is an enthusiastic ambassador for South Africa during North Davis Elementary School’s Country Convention last Wednesday, held as an observance of United Nations Day. The school’s multipurpose room was filled with knowledgeable sixth-grade ambassadors representing 95 countries around the world. Students in grades 1-5 traveled through the MPR with a passport, collecting […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grant boosts effort to transform library catalog

UC Davis will lead the way for research libraries to transform how they catalog their collections to improve how online researchers can find and use them, thanks to a half-million-dollar grant. The University Library of UC Davis was awarded a $493,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is one of only […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Gamers aim to raise money for children’s hospital

By Tricia Tomiyoshi Supporters of all ages are using their joy of gaming to raise funds and awareness this month for UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The sixth annual Extra Life gaming marathon encourages game enthusiasts to sign up for free at, select UC Davis Children’s Hospital and […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Alzheimer’s Center to host caregivers workshop

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will hold a free workshop for those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will take place in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Charles DeCarli, director of the Alzheimer’s center; Ladson […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,