SoCal quake forces evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday. Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units in a building in the Orange County city of […]

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

Scientists gather to study old-growth redwoods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists climbed high into old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a two-day effort to gather data and document the different creatures that live in the tree canopy. About 300 volunteer scientists on Friday began documenting the bugs, birds, mosses, plants and other living organisms that call […]

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

Man arrested for punching Davis café clerk

A store clerk was punched Friday just outside the Barista Brew Café in the 400 block of G Street in downtown Davis, police report. Described as a Davis transient, Marc Duncan, 40, entered the café about noon where employees said they saw him stealing, police said. The clerk asked Duncan to leave and threatened to […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Lengthy sentences handed down in Dunnigan murder attempt

The second of two men convicted of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a Dunnigan ambush was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced. Prosecutors said 55-year-old David Earl Bristow of Bakersfield was a hired hit man in the Oct. 1, 2012, attack, in […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Infection delays surgery for collie with gunshot wound

UC Davis veterinarians have discovered an infection in the jawbone of Lad, the collie from Kentucky that was shot in the face in February. For any potential surgery to be successful, this infection will need to be cleared before oral surgeons can move on to the surgery phase of Lad’s treatment. The treatment of this […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Woodland murder suspect arrested; ‘person of interest’ still at large

Woodland police have apprehended one of two people linked to the March 18 stabbing death of a 33-year-old man. Julio Demetrio Gayton, 26, was taken into custody Friday morning after police received an anonymous tip that he was at a residence on West Elliot Street, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. Gayton surrendered peacefully following a dramatic […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cancer fighters pull together to raise funds

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Davis got underway Saturday as event volunteers and participants gathered in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. One of the American Cancer Society’s Heroes of Hope, Gina von Damm Bogart, talked about her battle against cancer and then led […]

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

Fifth Street project puts a focus on safety for everyone

The first reaction a motorist might have to the Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project may be disbelief, and then disdain for city politics. But it is the result of a slow battle between safety advocates and those who needed convincing that resulted in a road project that promises to improve the safety of everyone who […]

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

Bob Dunning: Fight the drought, start in the shower

My good friend Clyde Froehlich, who knows a thing or two about water conservation, took time out of his busy schedule a while back to pen a piece in this very newspaper offering tips on how we can all beat this never-ending drought. Fortunately, Clyde’s sound advice does not include an admonition that we all […]

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

Lecture planned on science and religion

“Science & Religion: A Partnership for the Planet” is the title of a lecture-discussion planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis. The speaker will be Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr professor emeritus of ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Described as one […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘A Jew From Baghdad’ will discuss his memoir

From Baghdad to Israel to Canada to the United States — that is the capsulized version of the life of Daniel Khazzoom, the youngest son of a prominent Baghdad attorney who now lives in Sacramento. Khazzoom will discuss his published memoir, “No Way Back: The Journey of a Jew From Baghdad,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

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

Assessor’s Office to be open five days a week

Yolo County Assessor Joel Butler has announced that his office will return to being open five days a week. “Thanks to the support of (County Administrator) Patrick Blacklock and the action of the Board of Supervisors, we are finally sufficiently funded to adequately staff the office,” he said in a news release. The Assessor’s Office […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn more about oil spill response at Science Café

The April edition of the Science Café will feature a conversation with Judd Muskat, who will discuss “The Science Behind Oil Spill Response” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at de Vere’s Irish Pub in 217 E St., Davis. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by professor Jared T. Shaw and […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

A story about the Honda Smart Home US project published Thursday misidentified Steve Center, vice president of the environmental business development office of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. The Enterprise regrets the error.

March 30, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,