Couple turn book sales into a way to help the world

Downtown Davis’ beloved used bookstore, Logos Books, is not your typical book seller. Unless a typical store donates $35,000 to Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders. Susan and Peter Linz opened Logos Books, 513 Second St., in February 2010, specializing in used and out-of-print books. But they’re not in business to make money; instead, they […]

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

Explorit: Loomis artist shows her skills

Explorit is pleased to announce a two-weekend event with realist painter and textile artist Linda Merchant. Linda is an artist and educator with the High Hand Gallery in Loomis who will be here Saturdays, June 22 and 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. to share her skills with the Davis community. On June 22, Linda […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Learn about beneficial insects Saturday

Beneficial insect activity and good pollination by bees are an essential part of a healthy sustainable garden. Encouraging beneficial insects to the garden reduces the need for pest control while a healthy community of bees ensures good pollination and better crop yields. Central Park Gardens, at the corner of Third and B streets, will present […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

$14.5 million awarded for farm worker housing in Woodland

By Dell Richards Mutual Housing California announced Thursday that it has been allocated more than $14.5 million in aggregate federal and state tax credits, which it can use to raise more than $12 million for the development of housing in Woodland for agricultural workers. Without redevelopment funding, developing affordable housing communities have to rely even […]

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

Open house introduces new ‘farmbudsman’ to local ag community

The new Yolo County “farmbudsman” will get to know local farmers and ranchers at the “Meet the Farmbudsman” open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Turkovich Winery, 30471 Buckeye Road in Winters. Light appetizers will be provided as well as wines from Turkovich Family Winery. Michelle Stephens was recently hired to […]

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

Senate votes down GOP border amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to kill a GOP measure preventing immigrants here illegally from taking the first steps toward citizenship until the U.S.-Mexico border has been under control for six months. The vote was 57 to 43 to defeat the measure offered by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. It was the […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Turkish PM gives ‘final warning’ to park protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister issued a “final warning” to protesters on Thursday, demanding that they end their occupation of a park next to Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square. Sticking to his trademark defiant tone, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also rejected condemnation by the European Parliament over the excessive use of force by […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

S.F., N.Y. prosecutors push for anti-phone-theft moves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York planned Thursday to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to thwart a surge in smartphone thefts. Officials said San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Data reveal a rise in college degrees among Americans

By Catherine Rampell WASHINGTON — The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge follows more than two decades of slow growth in college completion, which caused the United States to fall behind other countries and […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Middle-class scholarships to UC, CSU likely

Tuition breaks If approved as expected, the Middle-Class Scholarship Program for students at UC and CSU campuses would begin with partial funding in 2014-15. Here is a look at three levels of tuition discounts in 2017-18, when the program would be fully implemented. * Income up to $100,000: 40% discount * Income of $125,000: 25% […]

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

Bob Dunning: You’ve reached the wrong number, possibly

JUST ANOTHER CALL FROM THE MAYOR … I guess when you’re trying to run for a seat in the California State Assembly at the same time you’re trying to run the Most Relevant City in America, mistakes will happen … either that or I’m the victim of a crank caller who can do a perfect […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Emission cuts lead to cleaner California air

By Peter Fimrite Cuts in diesel emissions have drastically reduced the amount of pollutants in the air that cause global warming in California, potentially valuable information in the fight to save the world’s climate from a predicted catastrophe, a study by University of California and government researchers said Wednesday. The study found that regulations limiting emissions […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Restaurant shutdown may last till next week

A downtown Davis restaurant damaged by fire Tuesday won’t be able to open for another week to 10 days, its owner says. Aziz Fattahi of Village Pizza & Grill told The Enterprise that repairs and smoke damage cleanup will force a longer-than-expected shutdown. He hopes to be open again by Friday, June 21. Employees and […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Solar cooker demonstrations planned

Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk? Come to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday to learn how to use the sun to cook eggs, bake bread and create other culinary marvels in a sun-powered oven. Solar oven demonstrations will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. The featured guests at the Cool Davis […]

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