Bob Dunning: There are cheaper ways to fluoridate

NO CHOICE … silly me, as we move up on Independence Day in our beloved hometown, I was under the impression that when it comes to the government telling us what we can or can’t do with our bodies, we are a pro-choice city … first in the nation, as I remember, as declared unanimously […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Happy Fourth of July from The Enterprise

The Davis Enterprise will not publish an edition Thursday in observance of Independence Day. All Enterprise offices will be closed. Regular deadlines, publication schedules and office hours resume Friday.

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland hit-and-run victim dies of injuries

The Woodland woman who was run over in a convenience store parking lot Sunday night died Tuesday morning from her injuries, according to Woodland police. Lt. Anthony Cucchi said the woman, who was in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the UC Davis Medical Center, where she was taken after being run over outside the […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Extra patrols, DUI checkpoint planned for holiday weekend

The Yolo County “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols during the Fourth of July celebration period. Multiple agencies are slated to participate in the checkpoint, scheduled from 8 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday in the town of Esparto. Law-enforcement agencies countywide plan heavy staffing levels […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cities offer cool spots to beat the heat

As the extreme heat wave continues this week, the cities of Davis and Woodland have announced the opening of cooling centers to help local residents beat the heat. The city of Davis will have the following cooling centers/zones open: * Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St.: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carry that load

Honza Rejmanek, a 37-year-old atmospheric scientist from Davis, shows off the 25 pounds of gear he must carry in his backpack during the 640-mile X-Alps race in Europe. Follow Rejmanek’s progress in the race, which starts Sunday, online at

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis-based company announces initial plans to go public

Marrone Bio Innovations announced this week that it has initiated a process that — if completed without a hiccup — would move the local biopesticide startup company into public ownership. Though no date has been established for that to happen, the company took the first step by filing a registration statement of the form S-1 […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

In the know

What: “She Gets Naked in the End” Where: Grange Performing Arts Center, 3823 V St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $10 suggested donation Info: Limited seating, call 530-574-1318 to reserve a seat What: “She Creatures” Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31 When: 8:30 p.m. July 19-21, 25-28, Aug. 1-3 Tickets: $15 […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Calling all artists for the Community Hang-Up

The Pence Gallery invites artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the 24th annual Community Hang-Up. This nonjuried exhibition, on view from July 12 through Aug. 18, features artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and textiles. The Community Hang-Up exhibit brings people together to see the […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Hearing postponed in Davis double-homicide case

WOODLAND — Pre-trial proceedings for a Davis murder suspect were postponed for two weeks Tuesday so that attorneys in the case can obtain and review the roughly 175 reports still being finalized by the Davis Police Department. Daniel William Marsh, 16, is being charged as an adult for the April 13 stabbing deaths of Oliver […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gibson House open July 4

The historic Gibson House and Yolo County Historical Museum will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, the Gibson House — built in 1857 by William and Mary Gibson — underwent many changes by the Gibson family over the its first […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cat poisonings investigated in Woodland

Woodland police are investigating the suspicious deaths of cats and kittens at an apartment complex, some of which appear to be the result of poisoning. That investigation began at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, when officers were summoned to the Lincoln Manor Apartments, 154 Lincoln Ave., to look into a possible animal cruelty incident. A resident […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

July is ‘Kitty Palooza’ at Yolo animal shelter

Yolo County Animal Services is hosting a “Kitty Palooza” event throughout July. The event features special adoption fees on cats younger than 6 months at $15 each, or two for $25, and $5 for cats older than 6 months. Dogs will be adoptable for $50, with pit bull breeds and pit bull mixes costing only […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Researchers link diabetes, Alzheimer’s

UC Davis researchers have found deposits of a protein that accumulates in the brains of patients with type 2 diabetes inside the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The protein, called amylin, is secreted with insulin and travels through the bloodstream to the brain. It also accumulates in the brains of individuals with dementia. Because […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,