Sperling outlines transportation future with more efficient vehicles, running on a mix of fuels

Transportation expert Daniel Sperling — who earlier this month received the 2013 Blue Planet Award for research in environmental sciences — outlined a pathway to a more sustainable future during a talk Thursday evening in Young Hall on the UC Davis campus. Sperling, who is director of the university’s Institute for Transportation Studies, outlined what […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Brown proudly signs balanced state budget

By Wyatt Buchanan SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a new state budget for the fiscal year beginning Monday, calling it a “momentous occasion” for California’s finances, which have been on a roller coaster for years. “We have a balanced budget, not proposed, but actually actualized – the first time in […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Let’s design a special Davis park-and-ride

PARK AVENUE … I’m glad to see all those downtown folks getting together to talk about solving our horrendous parking problems before everyone decides it’s just a heck of a lot easier to head north on Pole Line to Costco and its ever-growing nearby shopping center … I mean, you can already see all sorts […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sex-offender sweep nets Yolo County arrests

Yolo County law-enforcement officers conducted compliance checks on more than 100 sexual offenders — arresting nine — over a two-day period as part of the county’s annual “Operation Vigilance” program, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. “Operation Vigilance” began five years ago with the goal to protect Yolo County citizens by ensuring that […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sentencing in fatal DUI crash postponed

WOODLAND — The sentencing of a former Davis man convicted of second-degree murder for a 2012 fatal drunken-driving crash was postponed Thursday at the request of Yolo Superior Court Judge Janet Gaard. “This is a difficult case, and there are a number of legal issues that need to be addressed,” Gaard said, asking the attorneys […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Turkey hits vehicle on Highway 113

Typically, it’s the wayward pebble that hits car windshields on Yolo County roadways. But something much larger flew into a Woodland woman’s GMC Sierra Wednesday morning on Highway 113. It was a turkey, which broke through 43-year-old Clarisa Lovato’s windshield as she traveled southbound near County Road 27 at about 8:30 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Senate passes historic immigration bill

By David Espo and Erica Werner WASHINGTON (AP) — With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico. The bipartisan vote was […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Excavation in central Davis street

The city of Davis Water Division will excavate at the intersection of B and Sixth streets from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. The road will remain open, but traffic delays may occur during these times. The purpose of this excavation is to replace two water main valves prior to […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Nest boxes support local raptors

With a flash of ruddy brown in the sky, a sharp “klee” sound in the wind and possibly a stray feather on the ground, the kestrels have returned to Mace Ranch Park. They have resumed their residence in the oak tree near Korematsu Elementary. Kestrel falcons are cavity nesters. Instead of building their own nests […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s official, Davis is California’s ‘Coolest’ city

Three cities were honored Thursday at an award ceremony before the California Air Resources Board, wrapping up a yearlong CoolCalifornia Challenge in which thousands of households in cities across the state competed for the biggest citywide carbon footprint reduction.

Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state’s “Coolest California City” by the Air Resources Board out of eight cities that began the competition. Chula Vista and Tracy, which came in second and third, respectively, were named “Cool California Cities.” All eight participating cities used novel and creative approaches to engage households to take simple everyday actions to …

Young scientists to meet Nobel laureates

Two young scientists from UC Davis have been selected to meet with 35 Nobel laureates — including Steven Chu, Paul Crutzen and Robert Grubbs — to discuss some of the world’s most pressing problems. Aimee Bryan, a doctoral student in inorganic fundamental chemistry, and Pablo Zamora, a senior scientist in plant genomics, are among about 600 […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Kira is a very sweet and gentle 2-year-old, spayed female purebred Rottweiler. Kira loves people of all ages. She loves to play and go for walks and is a joy to be around. Mack is a 3-year-old neutered male purebred German Shepherd. Mack is a very people-friendly guy. He knows his obedience commands and will make a great […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

In Wednesday’s edition of The Enterprise, the information box regarding Elizabeth Kling’s master class had the incorrect day. The class is at 2 p.m. Sunday at 1011 Hacienda Ave.

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter market closes for holiday

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed on Thursday, July 3, and will reopen on Thursday, July 10, with  farm-fresh produce, local eggs and olive oil, baked goods, plants and garden starts. The market takes place at the hospital’s entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. For more information, visit www.sutterdavis.org/farmersmarket.

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,