Learn how to maintain your bike

“Maintain Your Bike 101″ is the title of a free presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. Myke Berna, owner of Mike’s Velo City bike shop in Winters, will offer a basic roadside quickie fix session, from flat fixing to derailleur adjusting. Berna also will […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Home prices rise at slower pace in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year. Real estate provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices increased 0.2 percent in September from the previous month. That’s sharply lower than the 0.9 percent month-over-month […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Google builds mystery barges in SF Bay

San Francisco’s mayor says he doesn’t know what it is. Police say it’s not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Holiday home tour benefits Meals on Wheels

Dickens in the Valley, a holiday home tour presented by Friends of Meals On Wheels, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. This fundraising event for Meals on Wheels in Yolo County — a home-delivered meal program for senior citizens — will feature a tour of seven homes dressed in […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speck speaks on humor and coping with the inevitable

Cathy Speck will talk about how humor helps one cope with the inevitable from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. There is no charge to attend. This will be a casual, interactive conversation with Speck, who will tell true stories of how she stays so positive, […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A ticket a day keeps the shoppers away

PARK THIS … I, for one, never drive downtown because parking is usually a nightmare … but my opinion is skewed, perhaps, by the fact that I live close enough to walk … unless, of course, it’s raining, in which case I’ll just wait out the storm and go a bit later than I planned […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Scruffles (No. 119738), a 3-year-old neutered male domestic brown tabby and white medium-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Sonny (No. 119119), a 1-year, 1-month old neutered male […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woman struck, killed by train had Davis ties

The Vallejo woman fatally struck by a train Sunday night in Davis was a UC Davis graduate who was active in the genetically modified organism labeling movement, and more recently showed interest in the local water fluoridation debate. Andrea Laurette Mrotz, 29, died after being struck by an eastbound Amtrak Capital Corridor train that was […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Frat house arson probe continues

Davis police are still investigating the motive behind a suspected arson fire set Sunday morning at a West Davis fraternity house. No one was injured in the incident, in which an unknown suspect or suspects started a deliberate natural gas leak at the Kappa Sigma house, 642 Adams St., then set a fire inside the […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo at War: Snippets of 1943 news from Davis Enterprise archives

Dr. L.A. Rosenberg Enters Service of U.S. Navy Dr. Lauren Rosenberg for the past few years associated with the teaching staff of the University and prominent in the community affaire, has been granted a year’s leave of absence from the University and is leaving Davis today to become a member of the United States Navy. […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo at war: Internment changed many lives

When President Franklin Roosevelt authorized an executive order in February 1942, calling for the internment of roughly 110,000 people of Japanese descent in states on the Pacific Coast, the repercussions were felt far and wide — including Davis. And those repercussions would continue long after World War II ended.

Davis was a small town then — the 1940 census reported 1,672 residents, not counting some university students living in dorms. And Yolo County as a whole had just 27,243 residents. Government records indicate that there were 1,109 people of Japanese descent whose last known address was in Davis, Woodland or Winters.

The Davis City Council basically slammed the door on the departing internees …

TAs begin strike authorization vote

University of California teaching assistants, readers and graduate student instructors began voting Monday on whether to authorize a strike. The strike vote by United Auto Workers Local 2865, which represents about 13,000 workers systemwide, will continue until Wednesday. The decision to hold the election was prompted by what the union says is the deteriorating quality […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Mural dedication completes Pence Gallery’s courtyard transformation

A new mural at the Pence Gallery will be dedicated Friday as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. “Solar Compass,” created by Sacramento muralist Anthony Padilla over two months, spans the entire east wall of the Pence courtyard, 212 D St., serving as a vibrant part of the gallery’s exterior renovations. A Second Friday ArtAbout reception […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

National democracy activist will speak in Winters

The West Yolo Democratic Club will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign. Part history lesson and part heartfelt call to action, the event will be at the Winters Opera House, 13 Main St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,