Friday, December 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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There are plenty of fun activities around town

Here are a few only-in-Davis activity suggestions — and one in neighboring Woodland — you won’t want to miss. Yolo County Visitors Bureau 132 E St. Suite 200, 530-297-1900; http://www.yolocvb.org Any visitor wanting to make the most of a trip to Davis should begin at the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. The resource-packed YCVB can supply […]

A welcome challenge

Welcome, readers! Another year has gone by and fall is upon us. The morning air is crisp, the night sky darkens before the kids are in bed and there’s a palpable resurgence of energy buzzing about the dorms as move-in weekend arrives. Around town, celebrations have been planned to welcome newcomers and reunite neighbors, downtown […]

Cool Davis: working on local solutions to global warming

By Nick Buxton When it comes to climate change, you can hear a lot of excuses or fine talk from political and business leaders, but usually little practical action. It can be dispiriting given the consequences we know could result. Fortunately, Davis is a community that does not indulge in despair. Rather, it believes in […]

Mural depicting story of two families offers insights into Davis history — with added video available online

By David Hosley Special to the Enterprise As the 2014-15 academic year gets underway, K-8 teachers (as well as newcomers to Yolo County) have a new educational resource at Fourth and D streets in the heart of downtown Davis. A tile mosaic mural created recently by artist Mark Rivera shows the story of two pioneer […]

Davis residents benefit from active service organizations

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article ran in the July edition of Made in Yolo. There are over 850 nonprofit organizations in Yolo County, but only a fraction of those groups solely service and are operated in the local community. Two of the largest, STEAC (Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee) and Davis Community Meals, […]

Davis, come home to roost: residents enjoy raising their own chickens

Like most people, Davis residents share stories of their children and work over lunch or coffee. Unlike most people, locals are just as likely to be swapping stories about the laying habits of their Rhode Island reds and Ameraucanas. Yes, Davis residents love their chickens. And those who don’t raise chickens love purchasing the fresh […]

CSA story and list

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story ran in July in The Davis Enterprise Food arrives in paper, cloth and plastic bags, delivered by bright green Amazon trucks or local pizza joints, carried home from supermarkets, delis and drug stores. With thousands of brightly packaged choices and pyramids of clean produce, it’s easy to […]

Take a Stroll back in time this weekend in Woodland

Woodland will return to the 1880s at the popular Stroll Through History on Saturday. The event features a Heritage Homes Tour of six private residences and one private garden, as well as bus, bicycle, and walking tours of historic neighborhoods and landmark buildings. There also will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club. […]

Cheers and Jeers: Moving on after water suit accord

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that the litigation over Davis’ water rates has been shelved, thanks to an agreement signed by attorney Michael Harrington and Mayor Dan Wolk. The settlement clears the way for Davis to arrange bond financing […]

Let’s sell the MRAP on eBay

Now that the Davis City Council has voted to get rid of the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected tank-like vehicle that the Davis police just got, I urge that the MRAP be put up for sale on eBay! A friend tells me that lots of people and governments would want an MRAP. Timothy Bruening Davis

Seeing both sides of ‘tank’

About the “tank” that the Davis Police Department has acquired: I believe I see both sides of the issue. There is a parallel to a family owning a gun. On the one hand, its purpose is to be used only in a dire emergency, like a home invasion. It is kept locked up in a safe, […]

What if we need MRAP?

There have been several letters in The Enterprise questioning what use could the Davis police have for a “tank-like” Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle given to the police. Here is one answer. It is contained in the California Supreme Court opinion filed Aug. 25, 2014, in the People v. Stanley Bryant, Donald Franklin Smith and Leroy Wheeler, […]