Jewish author turns ‘Hope into Practice’

Author/activist/scholar Penny Rosenwasser will present her new book, “Hope into Practice, Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite our Fears,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. She’ll also appear at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St. in Sacramento, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. “ ‘Thank you’ […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Locals surveyed about their Internet needs

Input from Yolo County businesses and residents concerning their Internet needs and services is being sought via a survey posted at The survey, conducted by the Yolo Local Agency Formation Commission, is part of a countywide strategic planning initiative to formulate a long-term, sustainable broadband plan. The countywide region — including the cities of […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,


Sally Voong is reflected on wet pavement Wednesday afternoon in front of de Vere’s Irish Pub in the 200 block of E Street downtown. After a record 52 days of no precipitation, 0.11 inches of rain fell Wednesday in Davis. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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

Auditions scheduled for Davis High choirs, Madrigals

Audition applications for Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, Jazz Choir and the Madrigal Singers will be available at all junior and senior high school attendance offices on Monday. The forms also will be available Monday on the following choir websites: * Advanced Treble Choir: * Jazz Choir: * Madrigal Singers: Applications […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Kissie is a tiny 3-year-old spayed female purebred Chihuahua. She is very friendly and loves to be held and played with. Kissie was found with an eye injury that has healed now, but she lost the vision in that eye. She plays well with other dogs and would love to be someone’s new lap dog. Logan is a […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ukrainian president takes sick leave amid crisis

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s embattled president is taking sick leave, his office said Thursday, a surprise development that left unclear how efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis would move forward. Protesters have been calling for his resignation for two months. The 63-year-old Viktor Yanukovych has an acute respiratory illness and a high fever, […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Economy grew at 3.2% rate in 4th quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter on the strength of the strongest consumer spending in three years, an encouraging sign for 2014. The fourth-quarter increase followed a 4.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter, when the economy benefited from a buildup in business […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City exploring publicly owned utility at cost of $1 million

It may cost the city a pretty penny to save you money on your electric bill. At a time when the City Council is mulling whether to ask for more taxes to cover a $5.1 million structural deficit and pay for improvements, it plans to spend more than $1 million to pursue creation of a […]

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

Parched NorCal gets a little rain

SAN JOSE (AP) — Northern California is finally getting wet weather after some areas have gone without measurable rain for weeks. But the precipitation won’t help much to ease the drought that plagued the region. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website predicted just 0.1 inch of rain in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday. […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Things are about to get interesting

“Council on taxes: We need options,” said the headline over Dave Ryan’s story yesterday in Davis’ Only Local Daily Newspaper. “The Davis City Council bought time Tuesday night to wait until the last minute to place taxes on the June ballot that could shore up city finances temporarily,” Ryan’s front-pager notes. “What the members bought […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Tahoe agency picks Davis city manager to lead it

The Incline Village General Improvement District on Wednesday selected City Manager Steve Pinkerton to enter into negotiations to be its general manager. The district oversees water, sewer, waste and recreational services for the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Pinkerton said he had not been searching for a job when the opportunity came his […]

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

Author will discuss romantic suspense novel

Northern California author Sherry Joyce will discuss her novel, “The Dordogne Deception,” at an author event presented by the Friends of the Woodland Library on Thursday, Feb. 13. A members-only reception begins at 6 p.m. at the library’s Leake Center, 250 First St., and the author’s talk begins at 6:30 p.m. (Memberships may be purchased […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Press Release | Tagged ,

KDVS marks five decades of freewheeling radio

KDVS — Davis’ charmingly unpredictable campus/community radio station — was born 50 years ago, in a laundry room.

The fledgling student enterprise, which initially had the call letters KCD, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1964, from a dormitory (Beckett Hall). Initially, the KCD signal was a “carrier current” on the AC phone lines and could be received on 880 AM by residents of certain dormitories. Legend has it that the first words broadcast were, “Watson! Come here! I need a quarter!”

Three Yolo County residents receiving treatment under Laura’s Law

Back in June, when the Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot project implementing “Laura’s Law,” Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis noted the “awesome authority” inherent when a court can order involuntary treatment for individuals with serious mental illness. “We have to tread very carefully,” Provenza said at the time. Indeed, even though Laura’s […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,