Car crash triggers power outage

Residents of South Davis were without power Saturday morning for more than two hours after a car reportedly hit a power pole. An estimated 1,881 PG&E customers in neighborhoods south of Interstate 80 were without power from 8:09 to 10:35 a.m. PG&E reported the cause was a vehicle hitting a power pole, though Davis police […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit mulling options for raising money

Think it. Try it. Explorit. That tag line for the Explorit Science Center may as well describe what the longtime local nonprofit is doing when it comes to getting money to save its budget, just days after it asked for, and received, an unprecedented $20,000 in taxpayer money to keep its doors open by order […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Up close and personal

Santa Claus (aka Doug Hatton) listens to the Christmas wishes of a young foster child who attended a party Saturday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. About 40 foster kids who have been placed with relatives through the Kinship Program and their guardians attended. The Odd Fellows donated the use of the lodge and provided […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

BART, union leaders reach pact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The threat of another commute-crippling transportation strike in the San Francisco Bay area receded on Saturday when officials for the region’s transit rail system and negotiators for its two largest labor unions said they had resolved the latest sticking point in their months-long negotiations and reached a new contract. Bay Area […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colorado school dies

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital says a suburban Denver high school student has died more than a week after being shot by a classmate who then killed himself. Seventeen-year-old Claire Davis had been in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13. Friends and well-wishers had […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Online shopping popular, but won’t save season

ATLANTA (AP) — More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores. But that alone won’t save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains. Online sales have surged 9 percent so far this holiday season as Wal-Mart, Macy’s and other […]

December 22, 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. On Tuesday, 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 […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Five DUI warrant offenders arrested

Some people think if they don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them. Motorists who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shouldn’t count on that. Yolo County law enforcement officers with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A street by any other name …

There’s a raging debate going on in our town concerning street names. Some folks like things the way they are and others think we need more streets named after local luminaries, past and present. Some even want to change the name of existing streets. Let’s start right off by saying that renaming streets is a […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

New Jersey gives immigrants in-state tuition

TRENTON, N.J. — Some students at New Jersey public colleges who are in the United States illegally will get an immediate tuition break after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday allowing them to pay in-state tuition rates. The bill, which had become a political complication for the Republican governor and possible presidential candidate in 2016, […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Operation: Santa Surprise': A young patient’s wish comes true

By Tricia Tomiyoshi SACRAMENTO — In the playroom of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, 9-year-old William Davis sat with his leg wrapped in bandages after treatment for severe dog bites and gazed at a large video screen as Santa Claus was beamed in from the North Pole. “And what would you like for Christmas?” Santa asked. […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Three arrested in stolen-property probe

An investigation into a series of residential burglaries led to the arrests of three people last week for allegedly possessing stolen property, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers served two search warrants Thursday at homes in East and South Davis, recovering property such as electronics, computers and jewelry and seizing more than two […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UPTE votes to approve contract deal

The University Professional & Technical Employees Union has OK’d a four-year contract with the University of California that exempts members from a two-tier pension plan. Members in the technical and research bargaining units gave the deal a 95 percent “yes” vote last week, according to a news release. Ninety-three percent of members in the health […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Affirmative action foe wins court fight over data

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bitter fight over the effects of affirmative action, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that law school data on race, attendance and grades should be available to the public. The unanimous decision represents a legal victory for a law professor seeking to test his notion that […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,