At least 56 dead in Egyptian crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian Health Ministry official says 56 people have been killed across the country in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Khaled el-Khateeb told The Associated Press that 28 were killed Wednesday in Cairo, where police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School board fills three administrative posts

In a special meeting Tuesday, the Davis school board filled three administrative posts, including making two internal promotions — but in the process, the trustees opened up other positions that now need to be filled. The school board hired Dominic Machi as director of student nutrition services. Machi comes from the San Ramon Valley Unified […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Retrial debated in Davis assisted-suicide case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge is expected to rule Thursday whether there will be a second trial in a Davis homicide case. A jury in May convicted 38-year-old James Elron Mings of attempted murder for the Oct. 1, 2011, death of local resident Kevin Gerard Seery in what has been described as an […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Judge will assure this is a fair trial

FAIR TRIAL AT ISSUE … as shocked as this community has been over the brutal murders of Chip Northup and Claudia Maupin last April, it goes without saying that we all hope the 16-year-old accused of these crimes receives a fair trial … to that end, Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson, claiming that […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Churches sponsor sex-ed class

Our Whole Lives Sexuality and Relationship Education for students in grades 7 to 9 begins in September. OWL is a yearlong comprehensive sexuality education curriculum developed in interfaith collaboration between the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. This program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kundalini yoga workshop at Odd Fellows Hall

A workshop and concert for Kundalini yoga runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. This guided event is accompanied by the music of Nirinjan Kaur, Matthew Schoening and Ram Dass. Tickets are $35 before the event and $40 at the door. For tickets […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board to discuss strategic planning process, hear state budget update

The Davis Board of Education will hold a long-planned discussion of the school district’s upcoming strategic planning process at its meeting Thursday, and hear an update on what the district can expect under the new state budget. The budget discussion will examine the local control funding formula, which reorganizes many aspects of state funding to […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

She’s walking on water!

May Wallace ventures across a floating hippo to the waiting arms of her mom Jennifer as other participants in SwimAmerica Davis’ infant/toddler class offer their support. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber to host Evening Social

The Davis Chamber of Commerce and Our House Restaurant invite area residents to the August Evening Social from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Our House Restaurant, 808 Second St. The no-cost festivities will take place in Our House’s lounge. There will be appetizers, cocktails, music and mingling. All are welcome at the […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

$50 million hit to UCD research from sequester

Sequestration has likely sliced federal research funding to UC Davis by $50 million, according to Vice Chancellor Harris Lewin, stifling unprecedented growth by the campus’ research enterprise. The final numbers for this fiscal year won’t be available until October, but Lewin said in a recent interview that only the doggedness of researchers in chasing down […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wolk introduces bond to fund state water projects

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, introduced a $5.6 billion water bond Tuesday to provide funding for projects to address the state’s water needs. “SB 42 is a fresh approach to this bond discussion,” said Wolk, who chairs the Senate Governance and Finance Committee and the Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability. “It focuses on […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Water wiggles: Babies, toddlers get used to a dip

A popular class at SwimAmerica Davis teaches parents and their infants and toddlers how to be safer and comfortable in the water.

“Learning how to be safe in the pool and making sure she’s safe and comfortable is really important, especially since my in-laws have a big pool,” said Lily Nagatani, whose daughter is in the infants and toddlers class.

Owner Rose Cholewinski and marketing director Kristin Borowsky have been introducing infants and toddlers to the water since 1993. Before moving in 2008 to their location at 2121 Second St., SwimAmerica rented space at the Davis Athletic Club.

Sallie Mae accused of overcharging military personnel on student loans

By Richard Pérez-Peña Federal regulators plan to accuse Sallie Mae, the giant student lending corporation, of charging military personnel excessive interest on student loans, and the government is looking into similar allegations against other lenders. Sallie Mae revealed the pending action against it last week in its quarterly earnings report, stating that the Federal Deposit […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Agency finds climate change taking a toll on California

By David Perlman California lakes are warming, sea levels are rising, wildfires are spreading, and mountain plants and animals are migrating to higher ground as the impact of climate change takes hold throughout the state, a new report says. The evidence of the effects of the warming trend emerged in an analysis of 36 “indicators” […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,