Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fish-friendly river water intake takes shape

A hundred-year-old water intake in Yolo County for agricultural use is being replaced by a new $50 million Sacramento River water intake that will allow juvenile salmon and other fish to avoid being sucked into pumps supplying Davis and Woodland with water. Gary Reents, project manager at Reclamation District 2035, which is in charge of […]

Dora Mae Clark Anderson

June 2, 1923 – Aug. 17, 2014 Dora Clark Anderson passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Born June 2, 1923, in Ferndale, the daughter of Thomas Knowles and Helen Clark of Petrolia, Dora grew up on their family ranch, raising sheep, cattle and tending a big garden. Dora moved to Davis in 1941 to study […]

Per Capita Davis: The village roundabout is a cautionary tale

In my last column I argued that “sustainability,” unlike “taxes,” is not a four-letter word. Apparently I was wrong, at least insofar as some in the city of Placerville are concerned. Along comes a story in my morning newspaper that planners in that burg have proposed roundabouts as traffic improvements in their downtown. The rationale […]

Animal Services issues warning about rabid bats

Yolo County Animal Services officials are issuing a warning to the public about handling downed bats following an incident last week in Davis. At about 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13, a bat was found inside a tire swing at Community Park, in the children’s playground behind the Davis Arts Center. The bat then fell out of […]

Is government corruption rampant?

To some, it seems almost as if California has lately become New Jersey West. Incidents of possible corruption and conflict of interest are seemingly exposed at least once a month these days, with almost no consequences for anyone involved. Some examples: * Last month, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the president of the state’s stem […]

Railroad museum will host Aberbach memorial

A celebration of life for Jeffrey O. Aberbach, a longtime Davis Enterprise editor who died June 27, 2014, is planned for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The California State Railroad Museum Roundhouse, 125 I St. in Old Sacramento, is a fitting venue for the event, because Aberbach was a lifelong train lover and […]

Another disease: ‘Israelitis’

On Aug. 7, David Siegel, M.D., published an article in The Davis Enterprise about the Middle East. By labeling interpretations and views differing from his own as “a mental disorder,” he provides a perfect example of “the pot calling the kettle black.” In contrast, many Israelis and North Americans have over the decades contracted an […]

An appeal for warm street lights

I live on Oyster Bay Avenue, ground zero for the city’s romance with LED street lights. I am glad the City Council paused the progress on this good idea done badly. City staff presented the street-light retrofit project in the spirit of “what’s not to like” — reduce energy use, save money and increase nighttime […]

The best years of our lives

By Bob Schultz On Aug. 8, there was an inspiring account in The Enterprise of six Davis High School graduates who have graduated from U.S. military academies. We can all be proud of the hard work that allowed these students to complete these prestigious programs. However, I have to take issue with the very first sentence. It […]

Museum sets brick dedication date

The Hattie Weber Museum has set Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. to dedicate new bricks in its Rose Garden Patio. A reception in the museum will follow, and all are invited. The museum is at 445 C S. in Central Park. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission […]

Explore wood’s possibilities in brightening up a home

By Melissa Rayworth The Associated Press Working with wood comes naturally to interior designer Dan Faires. He grew up in an old farmhouse and has been developing his carpentry skills for much of his life. So in any house or apartment he occupies, he finds creative ways to decorate with this natural material. To rehab […]

Dorothy Kirk Morrison

Oct. 19, 1927 – July 28, 2014 Dorothy Kirk Morrison, 86, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014, in Davis, surrounded by her family, after a courageous struggle with lung cancer. The family is grateful to Yolo Hospice and Spanish Bay for the care and support she received during her final illness. Dot was born […]

Davis photographer to speak at event

The Woodland Camera Forum will be present a travel photography program at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The program is free and open to the public. Davis photographer Rob Floerke is the featured guest. Floerke — a longtime local resident and past president of the Photography Club […]