Bob Dunning: Peterson’s words were not conciliatory

THE BEGINNING OR THE END? … while Nancy Peterson did the right thing Thursday night by resigning her seat on the Davis school board, I don’t imagine she’s going to go quietly into the night … clearly, any effectiveness she once enjoyed as a board member has been hopelessly compromised by her role in the […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘Numbers guy’ Munn enters council race

For longtime resident, frequent conservative candidate and former Davis school board member John Munn, government works best when it is transparent about its money. “I’m a numbers guy,” Munn said. In a field of City Council candidates who have expressed often similar opinions about fiscal restraint, Munn said he is the only candidate to possess […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Majestic scene

A lone tree stands out against a colorful sunset in this photo taken in a field south of Davis off of County Road 104, just south of Putah Creek. Starting Sunday, sunsets will come one hour later as we move our clocks from standard time to daylight-saving time. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Schaupp brings GOP voice to Assembly race

Esparto farmer and Iraq war combat veteran Charlie Schaupp has taken out papers to run for the Assembly in District 4. He will be the first Republican vying for the seat being vacated by termed-out Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. He faces three Democrats: Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd, Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza and Davis Mayor […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Marrone Bio Innovations saw gains in 2013

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. saw increased financial growth in 2013 for both the full year and the fourth quarter, the company announced Thursday. The producer of bio-based pest management and plant health products saw 2013 fourth-quarter revenues totaling $6 million, a growth of 106 percent when compared to the previous year. The company saw […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Appellate ruling strikes down Yolo concealed-weapon policy

A federal appellate ruling has struck down Yolo County’s long-standing policy of granting concealed-weapon permits to residents who must first demonstrate “good cause” for holding the license. In a three-page memorandum issued Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that “the Yolo County policy impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

More Californians voting by mail than at polls

For the first time ever, more than half of all California voters in 2012 voted by mail, and in most regions of the state, more than 60 percent dropped their ballots in the mailbox rather than the polls, according to a new UC Davis policy paper. But not all voters are using mail ballots at […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Register to vote by May 19

Local residents can register to vote in the June 3 California primary by filling out an application online at, or by picking up a paper application at: * The Yolo County Elections Office, 625 Court St., Woodland; * Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis; * Department of Motor Vehicles, 505 Pole Line […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD student prepares to cycle across U.S. to benefit affordable housing

This summer, UC Davis student Breana Hill is joining Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing. She will ride her bicycle across the country with a team of 30 other young adults on the North Carolina-to-San Diego route. Hill will begin her journey on May 13 in […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

London, Wilson to speak at The Other Voice

Tom Wilson and Peter London are the featured poets at The Other Voice at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and open mike follow the reading, so all are invited to bring a poem to share. London, a Davis resident, sees everything as art […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Night walk set at Cache Creek Reserve

The Cache Creek Conservancy is offering a guided night walk from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13. The hike will feature night-time sounds of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20 in Woodland. This program was offered last November and the participants were fortunate to see several animals and hear even more in the […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

KVIE broadcast looks at valley fever

KVIE public television will take a compelling look into the growing problem of valley fever in California and other Western states with a broadcast of “Deadly Dust — Valley Fever in the West,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, on Channel 6. The fungal disease affects 150,000 people each year, but remains little-known and often […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Waterless carwash will benefit the community

The high school youth ministry at University Covenant Church of Davis will travel to Ensenada, Mexico, this spring break to serve in a migrant farm worker community. On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., they will host a free, waterless carwash to benefit the community. It will take place at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rose garden brick sales end this month

The last day to order an inscribed brick for the rose garden patio next to the Hattie Weber Museum will be Saturday, March 22. Summer wheat-colored border bricks honor mothers, grandmothers and other exceptional women. Red field bricks honor couples, families, men, businesses and organizations. A message of up to 45 characters in three lines […]

March 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,