Sunday, August 31, 2014

Health problems mean he’s checked out

Dear Annie: I’ve been with my boyfriend for five years. We have a handsome 6-year-old boy. A year after I had my son, my boyfriend was diagnosed with kidney failure. At first, he was doing well, but then he had a rough patch and lost hope. During that time, we split up briefly. He seemed […]

Baseball roundup: Cats win late to pull even with Aces

WEST SACRAMENTO — Alden Carrithers’ bases-loaded groundout in the bottom of the eighth inning brought home Daric Barton with the winning run as the Sacramento River Cats edged Reno, 5-4, Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at Raley Field. With the result, the Cats and Aces moved into a first-place tie in the PCL’s Pacific […]

Robbery, pursuit in Central Davis lead to one arrest

A Woodland man is in custody and two other men on the loose after a robbery and pursuit through Central Davis early Saturday morning. The incident included a truck stolen out of Woodland, a robbery on Anderson Road and a pursuit at 50 to 60 miles per hour through Davis residential streets and onto the […]

Sports briefs: Aggie harriers secure season-opening sweep

Junior Christine Hoffman captured the women’s 4-kilometer race in 14 minutes, 17 seconds while classmate Brandon Pugh took third in the men’s 6K on Saturday as each led their respective UC Davis cross country teams to wins at the season-opening Aggie Open. Competing at the Putah Creek Reserve Course, five of the top seven female finishers […]

New coach, new tougher league for DHS football

Despite having to play in the rugged Delta Valley Conference, the Davis High football team has managed to go 5-5 in each of the past two seasons. But this year, the Blue Devils have a new head coach — John Wiley — and are in a new, even more grueling environment: the eight-team Delta League. […]

Coach likes what she sees from Devil field hockey squad

* Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. It may be surprising to hear coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins’ take on the 2014 edition of the Davis High field hockey team, a squad that lost 13 players to graduation. With players like senior Rachel Foley and junior Danielle Mentink leading […]

UCD notebook: Coaches positive about FCS schools ‘playing up’

Saturday’s 45-0 loss at The Farm represented the 10th consecutive time UC Davis has played a Football Bowl Subdivision school at least once in its season. The Aggies have a 2-9 record — going back to the 20-17 upset of Stanford in 2005. UCD also nipped San Jose State, 14-13, in 2010. Along the way, the locals have […]

Devils open with an impressive volleyball victory

Following an offseason that could be described with almost any adjective other than uneventful, the Davis High girls volleyball team appeared no worse for the wear in their season opener on Friday evening. Playing in front of an enthusiastic crowd at The Cage, the Blue Devils topped visiting Vacaville Christian in straight sets, 25-22, 25-23, 25-18. […]

Stanford scores early, often in opener versus UCD

STANFORD — Uncorking lightning in a bottle, Stanford used four “drives” of 53 seconds or less — as well as a 60-yard touchdown jaunt on a punt return by All-American candidate Ty Montgomery — to handle UC Davis, 45-0, in the Saturday afternoon football opener for both teams. With the Cardinal up 38-0 at intermission, the […]

Grande site has been a convoluted saga

The Davis school district bought the approximately 8.4-acre property on Grande Avenue in North Davis in February 1971 for $57,768. The seller was Liggett Development. The land was purchased with an eye toward eventual use as an elementary school site, in the expectation that Davis would be growing to the north. What was life in […]

Five U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq’s Mosul Dam. In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations conducted by Iraqi security forces. Officials say the airstrikes destroyed an armed vehicle, a fighting […]

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic sanctions that could be adopted within a week, according […]

Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and a deadly rampage in a Santa Barbara college community drove support for legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the final weeks of the legislative session. State lawmakers adjourned early Saturday […]

Bob Dunning: This new kid might have a future

I opened the paper last Sunday and, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a brand-new Davis Enterprise columnist splashed all across the top half of the Forum section. I’ll say this, the new guy is certainly wordy. I mean, I’d have to call ahead and alert the guys in the press room if […]