Nursing home agrees to take brain-dead teen

OAKLAND (AP) — An attorney says a nursing home has agreed to provide long-term care for a 13-year-old girl, who has been declared brain dead but whose family maintains is still alive. A southern California facility agreed after another nursing home backed out, the family’s lawyer, Christopher Dolan, said Friday. He wouldn’t provide its name, […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

New laws aim to help employees, immigrants

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP) — As California’s economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year. Low-income workers, immigrants in the country illegally, domestic caregivers and farm laborers will benefit from bills lawmakers passed in […]

January 03, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Raised by Wolves: Davis resident and Hollywood dad inspire new show

Davis resident Emilie Hamilton used to have quite the cheering section when playing basketball as a youngster. Among those gathered on the sidelines was George Clooney — yes, that George Clooney — rooting for her up and down the floor. A friend of Hamilton’s father Matt Dearborn, who was an up-and-coming producer in the TV […]

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

Bob Dunning: They call the wind (fill in the blank)

My friend Lois says it’s time to ditch the long-running Official Davis City Motto contest and she has a startling suggestion as to what I should replace it with. Citing the esteemed “Science Times” section of The New York Times, Lois raves about “a wonderful essay about naming winds.” Yes, she wants me to write […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind

By Will Kane Nobody knows how long the story of yearning and regret, hope and romance had been hidden away inside a book at the Oakland library, but there it was — a melancholy slice of two lives — spelled out on yellowed paper. “Remember, I love u sweetheart,” said the blunt pencil lettering on […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

41 DUI arrests made during holiday period

Local law enforcement officers arrested 41 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs between Dec. 13 and 27 in Yolo County, Davis police Sgt. Rod Rifredi reported. The arrests are part of the winter holiday crackdown launched by the Avoid the 8 task force. Officers from the Davis, Woodland, Winters and West […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Study: Cops can safely round up guns, effect on crime unknown

Detectives in two California counties successfully took hundreds of guns away from those with domestic violence restraining orders against them with little trouble, according to a recently published UC Davis study. There’s no way to say, yet, however, whether such a procedure could have helped spare the life of Leslie Renee Pinkston, the 32-year-old woman killed […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

For the record

Owner Andy Rathbone clarifies that his store, Davis Awards & Watchworks, will close on Jan. 31, not at the end of this month. The store offers trophies, plaques and awards; sells and repairs watches; and does other engraving at 716 Second St.

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Farm to Fork offers school garden grants

School programs to cultivate children’s taste for fresh, healthful produce and engage them in learning experiences that gardens have to offer will be supported next year by grants from a new local nonprofit organization. Yolo Farm to Fork will award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that apply and are selected to participate […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Year’s holiday alters Enterprise hours, schedules

The Davis Enterprise will observe special holiday hours this week, and no paper will be published on New Year’s Day. The business office at 315 G St. will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. All messages and emails will be attended to when regular office hours resume at 9 a.m. Thursday. The circulation department will […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Winter qigong classes start Jan. 13

If your plans for 2014 include enhancing your health or managing stress better, qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health can help. A 10-week winter session of classes begins Monday, Jan. 13. Classes meet Mondays at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome. * “Yin Yang Medical Qigong” runs […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Quotables 2013

“He always had a smile on his face, a kind word for everyone and could slap my back harder than anyone I knew.” — Yolo Superior Court Judge Dave Rosenberg on fellow former City Councilman Jori “Jerry” Kaneko, who died Jan. 18 at age 88 “The results of this would be to kill a generation […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Art and science come together in new exhibit

The New Year is bringing forth some amazing new artists to the Pence Gallery, in our third biannual exhibit titled “The Consilience of Art & Science.” This juried exhibit assembles work that offers an innovative look at the merging of the two fields of visual art and science, and is on display from Jan. 10 […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explore French language and culture at new Café Césaire

Café Césaire is a new monthly forum for Francophone readers and writers, with the inaugural meeting taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The goal of Café Césaire is to explore the French language’s many forms and voices, from Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,