Mayor will deliver State of the City address

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s January community luncheon, which will feature the 2014 State of the City address by Mayor Joe Krovoza. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $20 […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Subtract teachers, add pupils: math of today’s jammed schools

By Motoko Rich COATESVILLE, Pa. — The recession may have ended, but many of the nation’s school districts that laid off teachers and other employees to cut payrolls in leaner times have not yet replenished their ranks. Now, despite the recovery, many schools face unwieldy class sizes and a lack of specialists to help those […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cold stays put as utilities work to get power back

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Roads remained slick and utility crews were busy Tuesday trying to turn the lights back on from the Midwest to the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year after a messy storm rolled across the country. At least 11 people have been killed in the storm that […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Holiday hours set at The Enterprise

The Davis Enterprise will observe special holiday hours this week, and no paper will be published on Christmas Day. All Enterprise offices will be closed Wednesday. Today, Thursday and Friday, the business office at 315 G St. will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for walk-in traffic or phone calls, at 530-756-0800. Classified ads […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday spirit served up tonight, along with tasty food

Alone on Christmas Eve? Not in Davis! Thanks to the Davis Food Co-op, there’s always somewhere warm and inviting to go on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holiday with family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. The 28th annual Holiday Meal, which is free, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Veterans’ Memorial […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Neighbor arrested following alleged assault

Davis police arrested a 52-year-old man Sunday on suspicion of assaulting an elderly neighbor. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 12:30 a.m. to Outer Circle in the Rancho Yolo neighborhood, where the female victim said the neighbor had battered and groped her inside her residence about a half-hour earlier. The suspect, identified […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Watched a sunset lately?

Take a break from the hectic holidays and savor some nature for a cleansing pause. This week, I took just an hour to drive, stop, look, listen and photograph at the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area. Ponds now have water, and waterfowl are abundant. I went at 4 p.m. and drove the car tour clockwise. At first, […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State health exchange offers grace period

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The agency overseeing California’s health insurance exchange offered a bit of breathing room for consumers who tried but failed to meet Monday’s deadline for coverage starting in the new year, as its website and call centers were overwhelmed by last-minute demand. It did not formally extend the sign-up deadline beyond Monday, as […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Second judge recused in Marsh homicide case

WOODLAND — A second Yolo Superior Court judge has been recused from the case of a 16-year-old Davis boy accused of killing an elderly couple earlier this year. This time, it was the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office that filed the motion to disqualify Judge Paul K. Richardson, who was assigned to the Daniel Marsh […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: ‘Neighbor next door’ has experience, too

EXPANDING THE FIELD … we heard the other day that Sheila Allen has decided not to run for another term on the Davis school board after serving ably throughout her tenure … what we didn’t hear is that Sheila has decided to take a stab at a seat on the Davis City Council … yes, […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Olivia (No. 120576), a 10-month-old spayed female black and white domestic short-haired cat, who can be adopted for $50 or adopted two young adults for $75. Also hoping for a […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

WPA bathrooms have one more hurdle: cash

Hattie Weber Museum director Dennis Dingemans motions a reporter away from view, over to the back side of the old restrooms in Central Park. There, in the shadows, he demonstrates something surprising.

He reaches out his hand and presses his thumb into where a 1940s addition meets the main restroom building, built in 1937. His thumb presses into a vertical line of putty, revealing the small storage area that could be easy to demolish because the walls are not strongly connected.

It’s one of a few reasons the preservationists at the museum believe it will be easier to save the so-called WPA restrooms in Central Park than city staff estimates.

Sacramento City College Davis Center is bringing back courses

Things are looking up at the Sacramento City College Davis Center, which is adding several new courses, and restoring others that went on hiatus during the bleakest portions of the state budget crisis. With last year’s passage of Proposition 30 (preventing further budget cuts to education) and the slow recovery of the state’s economy, funding […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Da Vinci alums return with words of advice

Alumni of Da Vinci High School returned to campus last week with some advice and words of wisdom for the current senior class. Some 35 alumni in all spoke of the challenges they faced, changing course and the blessings of a Da Vinci education to a group of students currently immersed in applying to colleges […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,