Data reveal a rise in college degrees among Americans

By Catherine Rampell WASHINGTON — The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge follows more than two decades of slow growth in college completion, which caused the United States to fall behind other countries and […]

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

Middle-class scholarships to UC, CSU likely

Tuition breaks If approved as expected, the Middle-Class Scholarship Program for students at UC and CSU campuses would begin with partial funding in 2014-15. Here is a look at three levels of tuition discounts in 2017-18, when the program would be fully implemented. * Income up to $100,000: 40% discount * Income of $125,000: 25% […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You’ve reached the wrong number, possibly

JUST ANOTHER CALL FROM THE MAYOR … I guess when you’re trying to run for a seat in the California State Assembly at the same time you’re trying to run the Most Relevant City in America, mistakes will happen … either that or I’m the victim of a crank caller who can do a perfect […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Emission cuts lead to cleaner California air

By Peter Fimrite Cuts in diesel emissions have drastically reduced the amount of pollutants in the air that cause global warming in California, potentially valuable information in the fight to save the world’s climate from a predicted catastrophe, a study by University of California and government researchers said Wednesday. The study found that regulations limiting emissions […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Restaurant shutdown may last till next week

A downtown Davis restaurant damaged by fire Tuesday won’t be able to open for another week to 10 days, its owner says. Aziz Fattahi of Village Pizza & Grill told The Enterprise that repairs and smoke damage cleanup will force a longer-than-expected shutdown. He hopes to be open again by Friday, June 21. Employees and […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Solar cooker demonstrations planned

Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk? Come to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday to learn how to use the sun to cook eggs, bake bread and create other culinary marvels in a sun-powered oven. Solar oven demonstrations will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. The featured guests at the Cool Davis […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Walk this way

Nearly a dozen baby turkeys — called poults — follow Mom and Dad across F Street north of Covell Boulevard on Monday. Is that Grandma and Grandpa bringing up the rear? At least the parents are modeling safe behavior — everyone is staying in the crosswalk. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

In 50 years, huge strides for gay-rights movement

By David Crary and Lisa Leff Go back 50 years in time. Homosexuality was deemed a mental disorder by the nation’s psychiatric authorities, and gay sex was a crime in every state but Illinois. Federal workers could be fired merely for being gay. Today, gays serve openly in the military, work as TV news anchors […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council says yes to proposal for softball diamond improvements

To the delight of several generations of Davis softball players in attendance Tuesday, the City Council unanimously ratified an agreement that will allow for long-awaited improvements to the Blue Devils’ softball field in Community Park. The improvements will include a new, permanent fence in the outfield; upgrades to the batting cages, dugouts and the bullpen; […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Summer fun on tap at the Davis library

Few places in Davis are as popular as the public library during warm summer days, and this summer is likely to be no exception.

The calendar at the Stephens Branch Library is chock full of reading programs — complete with prizes for children and teens — as well as presentations, story times, activities and movie nights.

New this year: The Active4.me scan-and-notify system will be available.

That means parents can send their children off to the library and receive a text message, email or phone call notifying them that their children have arrived.

Wolk makes his campaign official

Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk will announce his decision to run for California Assembly at an event at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sycamore Park in Davis, next to Willett Elementary School, 1207 Sycamore Lane. Wolk, who was appointed to the Davis City Council in 2011 and elected in 2012, invites all community members to […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Key figure quits Dixon film studio project

DIXON (AP) — A plan to bring a movie studio to Northern California is on hold again, after a key Hollywood figure pulled out, saying the money’s not there. Howard Kazanjian, a producer on blockbusters like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi,” said funding for the $2.8 billion project in Dixon […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Closing date for Yolo County Fair entry forms approaches

The deadline for residents of Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties to submit entry forms for the Yolo County Fair is June 28. Forms are due in the fair office in the following categories: Adult Baked Foods, Clothing, Canned Foods, Arts, Crafts & Photography, Junior Baked Foods, Clothing, Canned Foods, Miscellaneous, Vocational Education, Art, Crafts and Photography. […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Winters agritour looks at greenhouse tomatoes

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its third agritour of the year on Wednesday, July 17, at Tumber Farms, owned by Ravi Tumber. Tumber Farms is off Highway 128 and grows pesticide-free beefsteak tomatoes in a greenhouse. Participants will meet at Steady Eddy’s, 5 E. Main St. in Winters, at 9 a.m. for a […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,