Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts and weapon caches of Islamic militants on Saturday in the northern Sinai Peninsula in what locals say is the largest operation in the lawless region for years. Nine militants and two soldiers were killed during the raids, security officials said. Officials say that the […]

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NASA launches robotic explorer to moon from Va.

NASA’s newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast. But the LADEE spacecraft quickly ran into equipment trouble, and while NASA assured everyone early Saturday that the lunar probe was safe and on a perfect track for the moon, officials acknowledged […]

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Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week

By Tracie Cone SACRAMENTO (AP) — As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season. Members of the federal Burned Area Emergency Response team were hiking the rugged Sierra Nevada […]

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Dogs gone? Feds propose new beach rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bay Area dog owners are growling over a proposal unveiled Friday to keep canines out of some popular beaches and parks located within the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. A draft “dog management plan” published by the National Park Service would make dogs off-limits at a Crissy Field beach where they […]

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Fire damages North Davis home

A fire charred a Davis home on Saturday afternoon, displacing a family and causing at least $80,000 worth of damage. The fire, which reportedly was caused by oily rags left too close to a heat source, was reported just after 2:30 p.m. at 609 Cordova Place in North Davis. Three Davis engines responded. Davis firefighters […]

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Getting their kicks

Romello Bruhn and Ali Zabad of the Rays (green shirts) battle Julian Robles and Jaden Vargas of the Green Tyrannosaurs in opening-day AYSO action Saturday. An estimated 1,800 players in divisions from U6 to U19 will face off each Saturday for the next couple of months on soccer fields throughout Davis. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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Boy fires BB gun through neighbor’s window

A Davis juvenile fired a BB gun and sent pellets whizzing through the windows of a house on Tulane Drive on Friday night, Davis police reported. Police initially received reports of shots being fired through a window at 8:17 p.m. The shots were from a low-powered air gun, originating from the back yard of a […]

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Bob Dunning: Time marches on, but issues don’t change

Every so often I get asked where I go to get ideas for this daily column-writing assignment. It’s a good question for which I have no ready answer. Ideas come from just about everywhere. Fortunately, Davis is a target-rich environment, which translates into a column-rich environment. There are some days, in fact, where I wish […]

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Coming down

The owner of this Mercedes Benz got off easy, with just a small dent in the roof of the car after an ash tree branch broke and fell on the parked car Thursday afternoon in front of Original Steve’s Pizza, 314 F St. in downtown Davis. Another large tree branch broke and fell on a […]

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Four events planned for Constitution Week

The 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution will be observed Sept. 17. As part of the celebration, four local events have been scheduled, two at The Avid Reader and two at the Farmers Market. * On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., there will be a discussion […]

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Food security issues are topic of free talk Tuesday

Jessica Bartholow of the Western Center for Law & Poverty will address food security issues at a free public talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Yolo County Building, 600 A St. in Davis. This lecture series is part of the “Yolo Farm to Every Fork” event series, highlighting farm contributions and food […]

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English learners will meet weekly for dinner and a chat

Global Grace, an outreach of Grace Valley Christian Center, invites English as a Second Language learners to practice their English and enjoy a picnic dinner on Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 7. The sessions will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the GVCC quad, 27173 County Road 98 in rural West Davis. Participants will […]

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Help build ‘Fort Can-Do’ at the Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op asks the public to help the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee build “Fort Can-Do” out of donated packaged food, which will fill the community pantry used to feed people in need. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a can of tuna or a case of corn flakes,” says Susan Simon of STEAC. “Your […]

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Beer-tastings benefit co-op training fund

The Davis Food Co-op will host a tasting of beers from Anderson Valley Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. The cost is $1 per taste, or $5 to taste the slate. Proceeds benefit the Howard Bowers Fund. The fund was established in 1993 with an […]

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