Davis police warn of local solicitor scam

Davis police are warning the public about a possible scam involving solicitors who claim to help underprivileged kids, but appear to be stealing from their donors instead. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the Police Department received complaints in June and July from two residents who reported being the victims of fraud. Both said they were […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Indecent-exposure suspects enter not-guilty pleas

WOODLAND — The two state employees accused of taking part in an indecent-exposure incident at Community Park last month paired up again Friday, this time to plead not guilty to criminal charges in Yolo Superior Court. Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, and Wenyi Xu, 30, entered their pleas before Commissioner Janene Beronio, who assigned the case […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fire, ambulance crew revive Davis man

The Davis Fire Department says a man who collapsed in his home Thursday night is on the mend after being revived by fire and ambulance crews. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the 60-year-old man had no pulse when crews arrived at his home in the 600 block of Flamenco Place at about 7:20 p.m. Emergency personnel […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Recycle DHS graduation caps, gowns

Davis resident Joan Anton lends blue Davis High School graduation caps and gowns for free, recycling them and keeping them out of the Yolo County Landfill. She has received some caps and gowns from Class of 2013 graduates who enjoyed the use of these free items rather than purchasing them, but she’s looking for more. […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet new DHS principal on Monday

Newly hired Davis High School Principal Will Brown will be on the DHS quad, 315 W. 14th St., to meet students and their families from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. All are welcome to take this opportunity to get to know Brown before the start of the 2013-14 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parolee questioned about missing federal investigator

OAKLAND (AP) — An extensive search was underway in Northern California on Thursday night for a missing federal criminal defense investigator after a parolee was identified as a person of interest in her disappearance, authorities said. More than 50 local, state and federal investigators combing an area around the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo overnight […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Wildfire spreads, threatening hundreds of homes

CABAZON (AP) — Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave. Her children sat in the back of her pickup after grabbing the new clothes and backpacks they had bought for the school year, which starts […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fair is a whirl of fun

When The Enterprise camera shutter was left open for several seconds during the 2012 Yolo County Fair, the lights on the Ferris wheel made a beautiful design. This iconic ride will once again delight patrons at this year’s fair.

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Fair fun goes around

Josie Clark, then 3, rides the carousel with her dad Brad of Woodland at her side during the 2012 Yolo County Fair. This year’s fair will be more fun, starting Wednesday, Aug. 14.

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Bob Dunning: Color-coded bags would give answers

“Plastic bag discussion picking up,” said the headline over Tom Sakash’s front-pager in this very newspaper last Sunday. Of course, the last time the Davis City Council considered banning something to save the unenlightened residents of this town from themselves, 40 percent of the council membership was not running for a seat in the California […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Latest STAR test scores a mixed bag for California, local schools

The California Department of Education released the latest batch of STAR testing numbers on Thursday, and the figures showed students in California — and Davis — making modest progress in some areas, but slipping a tad in others. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson noted that across the state, student test scores slipped by […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police arrest knife-wielding neighbor

An East Davis man was jailed Thursday after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a knife, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were dispatched at about 2 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Pole Line Road, where a woman reported that her neighbor “had come to her door with a knife […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst teen cited for assault

Davis police cited a 15-year-old FamiliesFirst resident on suspicion of assaulting a staff member at the Fifth Street group home. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the alleged incident occurred two days earlier on the FamiliesFirst campus and resulted in minor injuries to the staff member. Police cited the teenage girl and released her back into the […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Obama selects former UC Riverside chancellor to head National Science Foundation

The White House has announced the nomination of France Anne Cordova, president emerita of Purdue University, as director of the National Science Foundation Before joining Purdue, where she served as president from 2007 to 2012, she was chancellor of UC Riverside from 2002 to 2007, where she was a distinguished professor of physics and astronomy.  Previously, […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,