Audubon plans Yuba County birding trip

The Yolo Audubon Society will host a free bird-watching trip Saturday, Feb. 8, to the District 10 rice-growing area in Yuba County, with its large populations of wintering waterfowl, shorebirds and ibis. Trip leaders also will take participants into the grasslands and foothills for raptors and other open-country species. If time and weather permit, the group […]

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

Enjoy chocolate and treasures at craft fair

Square Tomatoes kicks off its new year with a celebration of “Chocolate and Treasures” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in Central Park, Third and C streets. The chocolate is free from participating vendors, and the treasures are locally made crafts for sale. In keeping with February and Valentine’s Day, Jamie Lund […]

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

Hundreds turn out for free flu shot clinic; another scheduled for Feb. 5

More than 400 people turned out for Yolo County’s free flu vaccination clinic in Woodland on Saturday as hospitalizations and deaths from a severe flu season continue to mount across the state. The California Department of Public Health reported last week that 95 California residents under the age of 65 have died from the flu […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

A front-page story in the Jan. 17, 2014, edition of The Enterprise stated incorrectly the amount that the National Institutes of Health awarded to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Its researchers received $26.5 million in 2013.

January 29, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi to hold Feb. 8 town hall

Rep. John Garamendi will answer constituent questions for two hours on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Davis. The event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, also is scheduled to hold another nearby town hall earlier that day, from 1 to 3 p.m. in […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Give blood, get a movie ticket Friday

BloodSource will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Regal Davis Stadium 5, 420 G St. in downtown Davis. Individuals who give blood will receive a free movie ticket. For more information, call 1-866-822-5663.

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Seniors set to stroll through Arboretum

The Senior Walking Group takes a stroll through the UC Davis Arboretum three times a week. The group meets at 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All are welcome, and rain cancels a walk. The normal-paced walk covers approximately 2.5 miles in 90 minutes. Walkers may adjust […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vote now for the best of Davis

It’s time to vote for your favorite businesses and services in the annual Davis Enterprise Readers’ Choice poll. Now is your chance to reward all those people and businesses who have won your loyalty. Voting is online at through 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. A ballot also appears on Page A8 of Wednesday’s paper. This year […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Either you need to change, or I do

My dad always used to say about frustrating situations, “It’s like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer … it sure feels good when you stop.” So every morning when I get to The Enterprise office, I start off by reading the comments on our website. It’s part of our jobs to keep an […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Dixon men face burglary charges

Davis police arrested two Dixon men early Monday on burglary and stolen-property charges. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 2:25 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Moore Boulevard regarding a report of “two suspicious people looking into vehicles.” Arriving officers saw a car leaving the area and performed […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Commission adds gravitas to oil train concerns

It’s the worst-case scenario: Oil trains full of explosive North Dakota Bakken shale oil derail in downtown Davis, effectively putting the entire city under a blast radius while emergency personnel sit idly by waiting for the fireballs to die down before they can safely fight what’s left of the blaze. The Davis Natural Resources Commission […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Will taxes fix it? Council looks at shoring up budget

Learn more Who: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. today Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at The Davis City Council will take on the task Tuesday of considering putting before voters later this year not just a sales […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

South braces for icy mess

ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Assembly OKs bill to allow beach bonfires

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Assembly approved legislation Monday that would preserve the Southern California tradition of bonfires on the beach, despite concerns that they can contribute to air pollution. The legislation, AB1102, arose after Newport Beach proposed removing 60 fire pits from city beaches and the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted new […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,