Dogs’ pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

By Katherine Seligman San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan […]

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

Tips offered for backyard fruit tree care

Master Gardener Dan Rott will talk about basic care and pruning for backyard fruit trees at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Grace Garden at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall to begin and then move outdoors to the orchard, weather permitting.

January 03, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club leaders will meet Jan. 9

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Place (near the Stephens Branch Library, off 14th Street). The agenda will include updates and discussions of a proposal to ask the Davis City Council to adopt a […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You read it here first: the tops of 2014

Earlier this week, The Enterprise ran a scintillating recap of the top news stories of 2013, and what a year for news it was. However, only here will you read — in advance — the top news stories of 2014 as foreseen by my deadly accurate crystal ball. May I have the envelope please? HEY […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Prospect of more oil trains rattles some residents

They come in the night. Cruising on Union Pacific tracks through Davis and then southwest through the Suisun Marsh and on to the Valero oil refinery in Benicia are rail tankers filled with petroleum. So far, there have been no accidents in Davis, but the prospect of a fatal spill could become statistically more significant […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | 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 Daisy (No. 119979), a 3-year-old spayed female bit bull, who would do best in a home with no cats. Also hoping for a good home is Bretta (No. 120755), a […]

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

UCD set to expand smoking ban on Wednesday

Don’t smoke ’em if you got ’em. Schools in California’s public university systems — including UC Davis — are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health of students, faculty and employees. Both the University of California and California State systems have taken measures to ensure that smoking will no longer […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Napolitano opposes academic boycott of Israel

University of California President Janet Napolitano spoke out Monday against an academic boycott of Israel. The American Studies Association recently became the largest group of U.S. scholars to call for a boycott as a protest against Israeli government policies and as a way to press for Palestinian rights. “The University of California prides itself on […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis photographer has an eye for urban art

Photographer Rick York, whose images will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 in Davis, likes to walk through neighborhoods in San Francisco, carrying his camera and looking for surprises.

“I’ll drive to a BART station, and then BART drops me off in the Mission District, or the Financial District, or near Chinatown. And I roam,” he explains. “I’ll stay until it’s getting dark, then let BART take me back to my car. I enjoy the time by myself.”

What does he like to shoot?

“I think most photographers will tell you that you’ll be walking along, and all of a sudden, you realize, ‘There’s a photograph there.’ I tend to be really into reflections, and in some cases things that people might …

Horses die in CR 102 crash

Two horses died early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle on County Road 102 north of Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. The crash occurred at about 12:50 a.m. when 19-year-old Anup Dahal of Woodland came upon the miniature horses in the northbound traffic lane south of County Road 27. CHP Officer […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Speed, alcohol don’t mix for Davis man

A Davis man already on probation for drunken driving racked up another DUI arrest Saturday morning after being caught speeding on Interstate 80, according to the California Highway Patrol. Salvador A. Estrada, 36, was traveling in excess of 100 mph when an officer spotted him on eastbound I-80 near Reed Avenue in West Sacramento shortly […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Foster care population drops sharply in California

By Melody Gutierrez SACRAMENTO — California has seen drastic decreases in the number of children in foster care in the past decade, but child advocates say the need for high-quality foster parents remains high. Since 2000, California has reduced the number of kids in foster care from 103,501 to 55,218, a 47 percent drop driven […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Unity Center hosts workshop on ‘thriving congregations’

A community workshop titled “Thriving and Healthy Congregations” will follow the service Sunday at the Unity Center of Davis, which meets at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E.14th St. The workshop, which will run from noon to 2 p.m., will be co-facilitated by the Revs. Denese Schellink and Sonya Milton. All congregation members and newcomers […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Roots hosts ‘Where Are They Now?’ series

Davis Roots is hosting a series of talks led by guest speakers titled “Where Are They Now?” At each talk, a Davis- or Sacramento-based entrepreneur will detail his own journey to success and give tips to entrepreneurs both hopeful and established on how they can take their companies to the next level. Each talk will […]

January 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,