Napolitano pledges $5M to aid students living in U.S. illegally

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the United States illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried she would be hostile to the small but vocal student population. The […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Pass that gavel every couple of weeks

THE LAND OF MANY MAYORS … we all know Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, but did anyone know Davis is apparently the city with more mayors than the entire state of Minnesota? … those of us who were lucky enough to receive an invite to a State Assembly fundraiser for Mayor Joe Krovoza […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Lake County politician quits 4th District Assembly campaign

Lake County Supervisor Anthony Farrington — the only candidate not to hail from either Davis or Napa County in the race for the 4th District Assembly seat — became the first to drop out of it. The 43-year-old Farrington, who announced his decision to withdraw on Oct. 3, also was the first to declare his […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

AB 109 uncertainty delays sentencing in Davis hate crime

WOODLAND — California’s “evolving” prison realignment measure could throw a wrench into the plea deal taken last month by a Davis hate-crime defendant. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, was supposed to be sentenced Wednesday to a five-year prison term, which under the plea agreement would have been served locally at the Yolo County Jail instead of […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Prosecutor: Keep Marsh torture allegations intact

WOODLAND — A bid to strike down torture allegations against a Davis murder suspect received opposition this week from Yolo County prosecutors, who say the sheer number and severity of the wounds Daniel Marsh allegedly inflicted on his victims is sufficient to keep the charge intact. “While a few stab wounds might be solely indicative […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Skating rink reborn as home for UC offices

The University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources program, which currently has office space in six different buildings scattered around Davis, will bring some 150 staff members together under one roof next week.

And the program’s new home is a repurposed building on Second Street that originally opened in August 2000 as the Davis Indoor Sports Center (DISC) — a 33,400-square-foot complex that featured a big indoor rink for inline skating and hockey.

That building has now been reborn as a 42,000-square-foot project office building for UC’s ANR. The additional 9,000 square feet take the form of a handsome set of downstairs offices …

UCD, UC system named ‘Green Heroes’

UC Davis’ West Village and its winery, brewery and food science building have helped make it and the University of California “Green Heroes.” The Northern California chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council handed out its 2013 awards on Tuesday in San Francisco. The award recognized UC as a whole, but also highlighted UCD for […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

‘Enviro Nobel’ winner Sperling urges mix of transport solutions

If emerging countries follow the road taken by the world’s rich, 1.2 billion vehicles could swell to 6 billion by 2050. There is no one solution to replacing that “obsolete car-centric paradigm” with a carbon-neutral transportation system, UC Davis’ Daniel Sperling told an audience on Wednesday in Tokyo, where he received the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Mail stolen; identity theft feared

A Stonegate resident reports that his wife spotted an unidentified man stealing mail from their stand-alone mailbox Tuesday afternoon on Marina Circle. “Unfortunately, the piece of mail had personal identification information and could lead to identity theft,” the man told The Enterprise. “Please alert your readers to this situation.”

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holiday Bazaar planned at Shasta Point

Residents of Shasta Point Retirement Center at 1501 Shasta Drive in West Davis invite local residents to start their holiday shopping early at their Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. In addition to many handcrafted items and baked goods for sale, visitors can buy tickets to win nine raffle prizes, […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

When a family needs help, Adult Day Health Center is there

You can help What: Blues Harvest dinner, concert and auction When: 6:30 p.m. Friday Where: Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland Tickets: $50, available at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St.; Watermelon Music, 527 Main St. in Woodland; and the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland Info: 530-666-8828 “It takes […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Storytime Through the Seasons’ set Sunday at Arboretum

All are welcome for a free, outdoor reading program at the UC Davis Arboretum exploring the cultural and natural world of Native Californians called “Storytime Through the Seasons.” Participants will enjoy traditional stories, games and arts from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday on the Wyatt Deck on Arboretum Drive. All ages are welcome. The event […]

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Community planting day is Saturday

In two hours, participants in Saturday’s community planting day organized by the UC Davis Arboretum will be responsible for kicking off the transformation of a once-empty lot behind the Davis Commons shopping center to vibrant green space filled with flora specific to the lower Putah Creek watershed region. The planting project will run from 10 […]

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Start your shopping at St. James Holiday Bazaar

The 14th annual Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the St. James Women’s Guild, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, in the parish Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Entry is free and there is ample parking at the site. Artisans from throughout the Central Valley will sell quilts, […]

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