Yamada gets new Assembly committee assignments

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has appointed Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, to serve on the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development. Yamada also will step down from the Assembly Veterans Committee, an assignment she has held for five years. “My interest in addressing the issues of housing and homelessness now faced by many veterans […]

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

Somber look back at the top stories of 2013

Over the past 365 days — or in our world at The Enterprise, the past 257 editions — the stories we’ve covered in town often have been sensational.

But for this newspaper staff, no story of 2013 could possibly eclipse the tragic slayings in April of two long-standing members of this community, and the arrest of a 16-year-old Davis High School student for their murders.

News of the brutal stabbings of Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin at their South Davis home shook this city to its core, and that story, unquestionably, became the most important of the year.

Nominations sought for 2014 DHS Hall of Fame

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, teams or groups to be considered for induction in 2014 into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. Nomination categories include alumni at large, alumni athletics, alumni fine arts, DHS faculty/staff and friends/benefactors of DHS. All eligible alumni nominees must have graduated at […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: Bald eagles practically in your back yard

Check it out What: Free guided hikes to look for wintering bald eagles Where: Cache Creek Natural Area in Lake County When: Saturdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, and Feb. 1, 8 and 15 RSVP: Call the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000. Hikes are limited to 25 participants and fill quickly By […]

December 29, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Apartment fire displaces residents; captain injured

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a South Davis apartment complex fire that resulted in the injury of a fire captain after he fell off the building’s second story. Residents of four units at the Renaissance Park Apartments, 3000 Lillard Drive, were displaced as a result of the first-alarm blaze, which was […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism. U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the program “represents the government’s […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Car bomb kills politician, 5 others in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful car bomb tore through a business district in the center of the Lebanese capital Friday, killing a prominent pro-Western politician and at least five other people in an assassination certain to hike sectarian tensions already soaring because of the civil war in neighboring Syria. The blast, which wounded more than […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Interest payments inflate delta plan’s cost

SACRAMENTO (AP) — New figures that factor in long-term financing costs have more than doubled the estimated $25 billion price tag for a plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a newspaper reported Thursday. At the heart of the plan unveiled last summer by Gov. Jerry Brown are two underground tunnels that would replace the […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Cash-strapped cities can tax us to death

TAX THOSE CYCLISTS … thanks to Eric in North Davis I’ve been reading about a proposal in Chicago to institute a $25-per-year cycling tax … turns out there have been similar proposals this year in Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Vermont … given that virtually every city in America is cash-strapped, it’s probably not the last […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

U.S. colleges finding ideals tested abroad

By Tamar Lewin WELLESLEY, Mass. — Members of the Wellesley College faculty reacted strongly when word spread that Peking University might fire professor Xia Yeliang, a critic of the Chinese government. Xia, an economist, had visited Wellesley over the summer after the college signed a partnership agreement with Peking University. In September, 130 Wellesley faculty […]

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

Trokanski looks to build life in 11 dimensions

By her account, Davis’ Pamela Trokanski lives very well for an artistic person and dancer. A fulfilling life. An unexpected life. A lucky life.

She is best known for running the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop at 2720 Del Rio Place, celebrating its 29th year and collaborating with dance groups to put on production after production.

“I have for me the best life ever,” she said.

But why settle? She wants to push that life into overdrive and take the Davis community with her.

DHS Jazz Band grads reunite for a benefit concert

Check it out Who: Jon Hatamiya, trombone; Erik Maroney, bass; and Colin McDaniel, drums; performing original music and familiar jazz standards When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 general, $5 students with ID, available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the DHS Band Boosters A […]

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

Following up on ‘Davisville’

The latest edition of “Davisville” has updates from guests who appeared on four prior shows this year and last: * Former Disney teen actress Lindsey Black, who graduated with distinction from UC Davis this year and is now teaching in Japan; * Former Alcatraz convict Bob Luke, 86, still volunteering and meeting visitors at the […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Toxic Hot Seat’ will be shown at UCD

The Superfund Research Program at UC Davis will host a viewing of the recently released HBO documentary, “Toxic Hot Seat,” at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in 3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building on the UCD campus. “Toxic Hot Seat” tells the story of a growing tide of activists, journalists and citizens groups that are […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,