America, we have a weight problem

So what if you need to lose a few pounds? If you’re overweight but your metabolic readings are normal, you might think there’s no compelling health reason to get in shape. But new research, published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests you need to think again. There is no such thing as […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Third & C vigil, four years later, on ‘Davisville’

In 2009, David Breaux began standing at Third and C streets to ask passers-by to define compassion, and to write their definition in his notebook. As 2013 ends, he’s still at it, having collected 10,000 definitions, about a third of which have been gathered into a book. A bench — built with donations of money, […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Winters murder suspect caught in Las Vegas

The three-week hunt for an alleged killer led authorities Monday to Las Vegas, where the man suspected of killing his former girlfriend in Winters was apprehended early this morning following a standoff involving two hostages, police said.

William Carl Gardner III was taken into custody after more than six hours of negotiations with local and federal officers at the Camden Pointe Apartments on Tropicana Avenue, about six miles east of the city’s famous casino strip, where Gardner had holed up with a woman and a small child, according to Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez.

Weather postpones hearing on airliner crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. The agency said it hopes to reschedule the hearing to later in the week. The crash of the Boeing 777 jet left three teenagers dead. The […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Z Specialty Food to host fourth annual open house event

Z Specialty Food will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its warehouse, 1250-A Harter Ave. in Woodland. The open house will celebrate the company’s warehouse expansion and 35th year in business. Family co-owners Josh Zeldner, Ishai Zeldner and Amina Harris will play host during the free event, which will […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Charity event to help local and international children

The AJD Angels of Hope, who are hosting their third annual Charitable Giving Back, added an international relief effort to the event, which will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. James Church Memorial Hall, 1275 B St. Tickets were distributed to all elementary schools to benefit children in the Davis schools […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to decide fate of WPA restroom building in Central Park

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. today Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16; AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; the city’s website at Notable agenda items: WPA restroom building decision; update on pavement maintenance strategy; resale of Leland Ranch property (Mace 391) with conservation […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: High-falutin’ words exacerbate the situation

THE ART OF LANGUAGE … after Assemblyman-to-Be Dan Wolk was quoted in this very newspaper as saying “Not only does it exacerbate the sensitivity of this issue, but it lends itself to being this separate entity, and it’s not,” my friend Luther wondered if “anyone can get into Stan-Fo” these days … before signing off “Yours Exacerbatingly,” […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Holiday decorating contest deadline nears

Friday is the deadline to apply for The Davis Enterprise’s popular holiday decorating contest. Davis’ most festive homes will be featured in The Enterprise on Sunday, Dec. 22, just in time for some pre-Christmas community touring. Winners of this annual contest will receive cash prizes courtesy of The Enterprise. Entry forms are being published in […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign of the season

Fans gather to enjoy a free holiday concert by the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers on Sunday at the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree lot at Mace and Cowell boulevards in South Davis. The Scouts have an inventory of 1,800 trees — primarily Douglas, Noble and Nordman firs — from which to choose at the […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

D.C. area, Northeast see another round of snow

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some parts already got several inches. In Washington, […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nonprofit helps low-income families connect to solar energy

Ben Kavoussi always has been energy-conscious, but at the moment, the Persian-born Davis resident cannot afford to install the solar panels that would match his house to his values. Living off his student loans while he studies to become a physician’s assistant at UC Davis, Kavoussi doesn’t have the discretionary income needed to fund that type […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Psychologist finds Davis mother competent for trial

WOODLAND — Court proceedings for a Davis woman accused of drowning her daughter resumed Monday in light of a psychologist’s report that found Aquelin Crystal Talamantes mentally competent to stand trial. “Based on the psychological evaluation … the court finds that Ms. Talamantes is competent at this time,” Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed said […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Project Runway’ designer featured at The Wardrobe

Local fashion enthusiasts will have two chances to learn how to “make it work” from Project Runway season 11 competitor Richard Hallmarq at The Wardrobe. The Sacramento designer will hold his “From Runway to Real” Holiday Trunk Show from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,