Supervisors OK wind turbine for Bogle vineyards

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan by Bogle Vineyards to erect a 398-foot wind turbine on property 4.5 miles southwest of the town of Clarksburg. The turbine will generate 1.6 megawatts of electricity, to be used to offset the power demands and electricity costs of the Bogle wine production facility located there. […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Grand jury indicts Winters murder suspect

WOODLAND — The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has obtained a grand jury indictment for the man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in downtown Winters last November, three weeks before she was to testify against him in a felony stalking case. Held on Saturday, the grand jury proceeding resulted in a four-page indictment charging […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Are we there yet?: A letter from jail

At least once a week at The Enterprise, we get a letter from the Yolo County jail. The envelopes are distinctive in that they always come from Tony Diaz Drive in Woodland, they always have an ID number after the sender’s name and they are always written in pencil. My boss, Debbie Davis, knows I […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Learn to speak ‘genome-ese’

Ian Korf will discuss how to interpret the various languages encoded in DNA and how to speak a little “genome-ese” at a lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Genome Center, 451 Health Sciences Drive on the UC Davis campus. A reception follows from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. To ensure seating, RSVP to […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bike licenses available at Chávez swap

California bicycle licenses will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the César Chávez bike swap, 1221 Anderson Road. When a bike is registered, its complete description — including serial and license numbers — is entered into a system of bike identification and recovery. If a bike is stolen, individuals […]

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

Obama concerned over Russia’s plans

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With no sign of Russia abandoning the Crimean Peninsula, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’s concerned that Moscow will move deeper into Ukraine and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that that would be a bad choice. Obama stood fast on his insistence that Crimea remains a part of Ukraine, even […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Storm alert issued in drought-hit California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forecasters on Monday issued a winter storm watch for parts of drought-stricken California, with as much as two feet of snow expected in the northern Sierra Nevada and western Plumas County. The National Weather Service alert for areas above 5,500 feet was set for Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. The heaviest […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

The issue of employee parking downtown

The City Council could agree with city staff Tuesday night and adopt the city’s Downtown Parking Task Force’s recommendation to increase permit fees for employee parking downtown, while at the same time trying to increase employee parking. The potential move would add credence to the notion that improving the downtown parking situation involves both managing […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘It’s gone’ — village copes with deadly mudslide

OSO, Wash. (AP) — First there was a “whoosh.” Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong. And then she saw it. Behind the house, a suffocating wall of […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Volleyball fallout claims one more

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST … you have to wish Dennis Foster well as he leaves his post as Davis High School athletic director in search of greener pastures … it can’t have been an easy four years for Foster as the Blue Devil coaching carousel reached warp speed … he had his fans and […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

City set to review parking task force suggestions

Learn More Who: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at There are 19 recommendations to the City Council from the city’s 12-member parking task force. One will probably get most of the attention Tuesday night:  Establish […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crashes lead to DUI arrests

Two Davis women were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following separate accidents over the weekend, the Davis Police Department reported. Elizabeth Cody Durham, 25, was taken into custody at about 1:10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Fifth Street and Pole Line Road, where Durham’s vehicle rear-ended another car, Lt. Tom Waltz said. No […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Grace Garden plant sale planned for Saturday

Grace Garden — at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road — is having its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29. This is the plant sale’s fifth year and different varieties of vegetables, flowers and drought tolerant plants will be available. Grace Garden volunteers have made up “six-packs” of […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plankton make scents for birds, cooler planet

The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton, according to newly published work from UC Davis. When phytoplankton are eaten by grazing crustaceans called krill, they release a chemical signal that calls in […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,