Sex-offender sweep nets Yolo County arrests

Yolo County law-enforcement officers conducted compliance checks on more than 100 sexual offenders — arresting nine — over a two-day period as part of the county’s annual “Operation Vigilance” program, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. “Operation Vigilance” began five years ago with the goal to protect Yolo County citizens by ensuring that […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sentencing in fatal DUI crash postponed

WOODLAND — The sentencing of a former Davis man convicted of second-degree murder for a 2012 fatal drunken-driving crash was postponed Thursday at the request of Yolo Superior Court Judge Janet Gaard. “This is a difficult case, and there are a number of legal issues that need to be addressed,” Gaard said, asking the attorneys […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Turkey hits vehicle on Highway 113

Typically, it’s the wayward pebble that hits car windshields on Yolo County roadways. But something much larger flew into a Woodland woman’s GMC Sierra Wednesday morning on Highway 113. It was a turkey, which broke through 43-year-old Clarisa Lovato’s windshield as she traveled southbound near County Road 27 at about 8:30 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Senate passes historic immigration bill

By David Espo and Erica Werner WASHINGTON (AP) — With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico. The bipartisan vote was […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Excavation in central Davis street

The city of Davis Water Division will excavate at the intersection of B and Sixth streets from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. The road will remain open, but traffic delays may occur during these times. The purpose of this excavation is to replace two water main valves prior to […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Nest boxes support local raptors

With a flash of ruddy brown in the sky, a sharp “klee” sound in the wind and possibly a stray feather on the ground, the kestrels have returned to Mace Ranch Park. They have resumed their residence in the oak tree near Korematsu Elementary. Kestrel falcons are cavity nesters. Instead of building their own nests […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s official, Davis is California’s ‘Coolest’ city

Three cities were honored Thursday at an award ceremony before the California Air Resources Board, wrapping up a yearlong CoolCalifornia Challenge in which thousands of households in cities across the state competed for the biggest citywide carbon footprint reduction.

Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state’s “Coolest California City” by the Air Resources Board out of eight cities that began the competition. Chula Vista and Tracy, which came in second and third, respectively, were named “Cool California Cities.” All eight participating cities used novel and creative approaches to engage households to take simple everyday actions to …

Young scientists to meet Nobel laureates

Two young scientists from UC Davis have been selected to meet with 35 Nobel laureates — including Steven Chu, Paul Crutzen and Robert Grubbs — to discuss some of the world’s most pressing problems. Aimee Bryan, a doctoral student in inorganic fundamental chemistry, and Pablo Zamora, a senior scientist in plant genomics, are among about 600 […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Kira is a very sweet and gentle 2-year-old, spayed female purebred Rottweiler. Kira loves people of all ages. She loves to play and go for walks and is a joy to be around. Mack is a 3-year-old neutered male purebred German Shepherd. Mack is a very people-friendly guy. He knows his obedience commands and will make a great […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

In Wednesday’s edition of The Enterprise, the information box regarding Elizabeth Kling’s master class had the incorrect day. The class is at 2 p.m. Sunday at 1011 Hacienda Ave.

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter market closes for holiday

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed on Thursday, July 3, and will reopen on Thursday, July 10, with  farm-fresh produce, local eggs and olive oil, baked goods, plants and garden starts. The market takes place at the hospital’s entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. For more information, visit

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support group for parents of special-needs children offered

Davis Community Church offers several support groups for church and community members who are struggling with various life challenges. A relatively new support group for parents of teens and adult children with special needs meets on the first Sunday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Office Conference Room at Davis Community […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Temps could hit 129 in Death Valley as state broils

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures in Death Valley could hit 129 degrees this weekend as a ridge of unusually high pressure moves into California, bringing an extended period of high heat and fire danger, forecasters said. Death Valley’s all-time record of 134 degrees set a century ago was not likely to fall, National Weather Service […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

BART workers authorize strike

OAKLAND (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit workers moved a step closer to a work stoppage after voting overwhelmingly to allow union officials to call a strike if contract negotiations fail, union leaders said Wednesday. Members of BART’s two largest unions representing train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers voted Tuesday to […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,