For the record

A story published Friday about books by authors affiliated with UC Davis incorrectly reported that Carol A. Hess, author of “Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream,” is an associate professor of music. She is a full professor.

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

Council votes to pursue rescue of WPA restrooms

A divided City Council may have washed its hands of the great Davis restroom debate Tuesday night. The council voted 3-2 to pursue an end to years of debate about saving the Central Park restrooms, built by a Great Depression-era work program, by asking to partner with historical preservationists in saving the building. The partnership […]

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

Local leaders fret over bypass flooding plan

As state and federal officials gather input on the controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Yolo County’s leaders are answering loud and clear that they’re worried the plan will harm Yolo’s agricultural sector.

The plan is to install three water intakes on the Sacramento River that feed an underground tunnel system carrying water to pumps in the south Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. But the local problem emerges from a conservation measure that’s been proposed to mitigate …

Bob Dunning: Sticks and stones and plastic bags

As I’ve noted on several occasions, personal attacks on the Above-Pictured Columnist are most welcome in that every attack results in a significant bonus in my paycheck. Call it hazardous duty pay. But last week, after I wrote about that now-famous Facebook photo showing a seagull flying around with a Walmart bag on its head, […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Locals speak out against Bay Delta Conservation Plan

The proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan would impact Yolo County, so local representatives were on hand at a May 29 news conference in front of Sacramento’s Tower Bridge to speak out. From left are Yolo County Supervisors Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, both from Davis, and Mark Pruner of Clarksburg, a representative of North Delta […]

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

For the record

Attorney Jonathan Morse, representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over city of Davis water rates, was incorrectly referred to as plaintiff John Munn in Tuesday’s front-page story. We regret the error.

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

These are a few of my favorite things . . . about the holidays

By Barton Goldsmith For many reasons, this is my favorite time of year. One reason is not the colder weather. In fact, the temperature outside may be the only thing I don’t like, but the joy of the season more than compensates for it. Here are some of my favorite things about the holidays: * […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School calendar, Explorit partnership on board’s agenda

The Davis school board faces a short but significant agenda when trustees convene their final meeting of the 2013 year at 7 p.m. Thursday. Up for discussion are a major change in the school calendar, a collaborative agreement with Explorit Science Center, a budget report and an athletic policy update. The last meeting of the […]

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

Supervisors OK funds for expansion of Juvenile Hall

WOODLAND — County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved spending nearly $1 million to expand the juvenile detention facility on Gibson Road in Woodland in order to provide treatment services, contact visits from family members and recreational space. Yolo County received a $4.8 million state grant in 2010 for the proposed expansion and needed to approve […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Pay for U.S. college presidents continues to grow

By Tamar Lewin Forty-two presidents of private colleges were paid more than a million dollars in 2011, up from 36 for the previous two years, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual analysis of the colleges’ latest available tax forms. The three top earners were Robert J. Zimmer, University of Chicago, $3.36 million; Joseph […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Memorable gift ideas for seniors

Having trouble buying holiday gifts for people who’ve already had a full life of being naughty and nice? What can you give them that they haven’t already bought for themselves? Palm Gardens has plenty of ideas that will please the seniors in your life. “The key to holiday gift-giving for seniors is to remember what […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Preparations made for free Christmas Eve Holiday Meal

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. Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial […]

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

Hattie Weber Museum opens Purple Circle exhibit

Few people in Davis today know that this community was the center of the “Purple Circle” in Yolo and Solano counties from about 1916 to the 1960s. Purple is the color of ribbons awarded to grand champion livestock, drawn from the blue-ribbon winners. In December 1916, The Davis Enterprise used banner headlines to announce the […]

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

Join the Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday

Here’s a way to have some fun while burning a few holiday calories? FIT House is hosting a free Ugly Sweater Run/Walk on Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. A prize will be awarded after the event for to the participant with the “ugliest” sweater. There also will be healthy refreshments and coffee. The run/walk will […]

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