For the record

Attorney Jonathan Morse, representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over city of Davis water rates, was incorrectly referred to as plaintiff John Munn in Tuesday’s front-page story. We regret the error.

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

These are a few of my favorite things . . . about the holidays

By Barton Goldsmith For many reasons, this is my favorite time of year. One reason is not the colder weather. In fact, the temperature outside may be the only thing I don’t like, but the joy of the season more than compensates for it. Here are some of my favorite things about the holidays: * […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School calendar, Explorit partnership on board’s agenda

The Davis school board faces a short but significant agenda when trustees convene their final meeting of the 2013 year at 7 p.m. Thursday. Up for discussion are a major change in the school calendar, a collaborative agreement with Explorit Science Center, a budget report and an athletic policy update. The last meeting of the […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors OK funds for expansion of Juvenile Hall

WOODLAND — County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved spending nearly $1 million to expand the juvenile detention facility on Gibson Road in Woodland in order to provide treatment services, contact visits from family members and recreational space. Yolo County received a $4.8 million state grant in 2010 for the proposed expansion and needed to approve […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Pay for U.S. college presidents continues to grow

By Tamar Lewin Forty-two presidents of private colleges were paid more than a million dollars in 2011, up from 36 for the previous two years, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual analysis of the colleges’ latest available tax forms. The three top earners were Robert J. Zimmer, University of Chicago, $3.36 million; Joseph […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Memorable gift ideas for seniors

Having trouble buying holiday gifts for people who’ve already had a full life of being naughty and nice? What can you give them that they haven’t already bought for themselves? Palm Gardens has plenty of ideas that will please the seniors in your life. “The key to holiday gift-giving for seniors is to remember what […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Preparations made for free Christmas Eve Holiday Meal

Alone on Christmas Eve? Not in Davis! Thanks to the Davis Food Co-op, there’s always somewhere warm and inviting to go on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holiday with family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. The 28th annual Holiday Meal, which is free, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hattie Weber Museum opens Purple Circle exhibit

Few people in Davis today know that this community was the center of the “Purple Circle” in Yolo and Solano counties from about 1916 to the 1960s. Purple is the color of ribbons awarded to grand champion livestock, drawn from the blue-ribbon winners. In December 1916, The Davis Enterprise used banner headlines to announce the […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join the Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday

Here’s a way to have some fun while burning a few holiday calories? FIT House is hosting a free Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. A prize will be awarded after the event for to the participant with the “ugliest” sweater. There also will be healthy refreshments and coffee. The run/walk will […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

County departments closed for the holidays

The following Yolo County departments will be closed during the winter holidays: * Assessor: Dec. 23-Jan. 1; * Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector: Dec. 25-Jan. 1; * County Administrator (including Clerk of the Board and Human Resources): Dec. 23-Jan. 1; * County Counsel: Dec. 23-Jan. 1; * Health Department: — Medical Therapy Unit: Dec. 26, 27 and 31; — Immunization Clinic: […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Millions for a path to bike lane equality

It’s a step toward bike equality in a city with a bicycle for its logo. A new multimillion-dollar award to the city of Davis is aiming to bring out a silent majority of bicyclists to feel comfortable enough to use their cycles more, while at the same time coaxing those bicyclists to use their numbers […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Four Yamada bills take effect in the new year

Four measures authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, will take effect on Jan. 1. * AB 557 revises requirements for quarterly financial statements provided to members of California’s six veterans homes to make the information provided in these statements consistent with existing state law. In addition, this bill requires that quarterly statements sent to veterans […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Financial aid workshop set in January

A free financial aid workshop for college-bound teens and their parents is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Jennifer Borenstein, an independent college adviser, owner of Davis-based The Right College for You and a Davis Enterprise columnist, will be the speaker. […]

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

Church hands out food baskets Saturday

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will distribute holiday food baskets for the Yolo Food Bank on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. or until all are distributed. The church is at 770 Pole Line Road in East Davis. There are no pre-signups for the distribution, which will be on a first-come, first-served basis starting at […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,