Plastic bag law on ‘Davisville’

Davis Enterprise reporter Tom Sakash, appearing on the latest edition of “Davisville,” discusses Davis’ proposed plastic bag law as the City Council prepares to take up the issue once again this fall. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The show […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CBS, Time Warner deal ends blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — A monthlong standoff that prevented millions of viewers from watching hit shows like “Under the Dome” and “NCIS” — and threatened to interfere with the start of football season — ended Monday after Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. resolved a programming dispute. The deal covers more than 3 million homes […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crews make overnight gains on Yosemite wildfire

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park in California is now 75 percent contained. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says crews made good progress against the Rim Fire overnight, increasing containment from 70 to 75 percent. The fire — one of the largest in California history — also did […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crash scene

Davis firefighters tend to a driver whose vehicle rolled over at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the onramp to eastbound Interstate 80 at Richards Boulevard. The driver was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries, Division Chief Bruce Fry said. Courtesy photo Crash2W Courtesy photo Crash1W Courtesy photo Crash3w Davis […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

First cars cross Bay Bridge’s eastern span

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There was little fanfare, but the gleaming white and newly built $6.4-billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public as vehicles began crossing it after more than a decade of construction delays. Part old and part new, part permanent and part temporary, the hybridized bridge opened […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Judge’s prudent ruling ensures access

While I hesitate to term anything as “good news” in the murder case against Davis teenager Daniel William Marsh, I was heartened by Judge Tim Fall’s ruling that the Sept. 13 preliminary hearing for Marsh will be open to the public and the press. I don’t blame Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson for […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Burglary suspect caught at the scene

Woodland police arrested a suspected burglar who reportedly passed out at the scene of the crime. Lt. Anthony Cucchi said officers were summoned shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday to a home at 40 Lincoln Ave., where the homeowners had returned to find the house “ransacked, property missing, and an unknown male was passed out inside […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Project Linus gears up for Snowball Express

Project Linus of Yolo County, one of almost 400 chapters across the nation, will participate in the Snowball Express VIII to be held in December in Dallas. The local chapter hopes to send between 75 and 100 blankets and quilts for children who attend the Snowball Express activities. Snowball Express ( is an organization that […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local Sierra Club leaders meet Sept. 12

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the home of Ida Bryant, 1414 Clara Lane in Davis. The agenda will include updates and discussions of the proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, a proposed wind turbine installation in Clarksburg and its possible […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

At UCD forensics lab, poop can nail the perp

Stepping in dog poop is usually just bad luck, but for some criminals it’s a step toward the slammer.

That’s because dog feces pick up DNA-bearing epithelial cells from the colon on their way out. When those feces are found on the shoe of a suspect — one who claims not to have been anywhere near the scene of a crime where matching poop was found — a case may be cracked.

These are the clues prized by a tiny, three-person laboratory at UC Davis — the only accredited forensic lab in the country dealing in animal evidence.

“The shoe scraping I got, I remember …

Craven’s concerts to be filmed for upcoming PBS broadcast

Check it out What: Concerts by Joe Craven and Antsy McClain, filmed for broadcast on PBS When and where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters; and 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley Tickets: $25 for Winters, available at Armadillo Music and […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Flower Arrangers plan a full year of programs

Flowers for every occasion will be the theme for the program year of the Davis Flower Arrangers, which gets underway Wednesday with a demonstration of arrangements for fall decor. Programs take place in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park, and begin at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Each […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parent groups ramp up as new school year begins

When Barbara Archer’s eldest child entered elementary school a decade ago, she remembers being “a bit shocked that the teacher had such a very small budget for classroom supplies.” Parents were asked to contribute Kleenex, Clorox wipes and other basic items. “Then I got involved in the PTA, and started to realize how much support […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beginning synchronized swim class set

The Davis AquaStarz synchronized swim team still has openings in its upcoming beginning synchronized swim class. The class is open to all swimmers ages 6 to 18 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least one lap of freestyle. The class will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,