Dave Ryan

Police armored vehicle discussion in limbo

Davis city officials and police say a pointed request last year for the City Council to discuss obtaining an armored police vehicle is not on the city’s calendar for the near future, despite a recent murder-suicide that saw the use of two out-of-town armored vehicles. When a majority of the City Council voted to send the […]

April 14, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis still has work to do on H2O conservation

By the state’s new water conservation yardstick, Davis is going to have to beef up its efforts to meet state targets. The good news is that the city is almost there with a 20-percent water use reduction reported in March, while other communities will have to make more drastic lifestyle changes to meet the required […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garamendi calls for greater Bakken oil-by-rail safety

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, called for less volatile Bakken crude oil — which is transported across the country by rail — on Wednesday morning, using the backdrop of the Davis Amtrak station to drive his point home.

Garamendi introduced the Bakken Crude Stabilization Act on March 26 in a bid to protect what he said are 16 million Americans living and working near railroad shipment lines. If approved, the bill will require lower vapor pressure for transported Bakken crude to reduce its volatility, a practice currently required in Texas and to some degree in North Dakota.

Vapors like propane and butane add to the unstable nature of Bakken crude during train derailments.

City preps for a safe Picnic Day

Picnic Day 2015 covenant signers (as of April 1): Quick Shop Market, Dos Coyotes North and South, Ali Baba, Olive Drive Shell, Bistro 33, Nugget Market, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Sun Mart Inc., Hallmark Inn, Jack’s Urban Eats, Fast & Easy Mart, Wok of Flame, Moshi Moshi, 3rd & U Café, Krush Burger, Open Rice Kitchen, Westlake […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Council votes to set organics program in motion

What to put in organics cart: * Bones * Eggshells, rice, beans and cheese * Napkins, paper towels and paper plates * Pizza boxes and waxed papers * Yard clippings What to put in a street pile: * Christmas trees * Brush * Grass clippings and leaves that do not fit in the organics cart * Branches […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Governor’s water restriction order effect unknown on Davis

Save water * No outdoor watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., with few exceptions * Outdoor watering restricted to three days a week: odd-numbered addresses may water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; even-numbered addresses may water only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. No watering is permitted on Mondays * No watering during periods of rain […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Davis steered clear of tiered water rates

The Southern California lawsuit winding its way through the state appeals court system that, if successful, would make trouble for tiered water rates likely will not have an effect on Davis. The city avoided a contest over the legality of tiered water rates when it abandoned the so-called consumption-based rate after the Yolo Ratepayers for Affordable […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council set to green-light green waste bins

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media The City Council will be asked to approve a new green waste container program at Tuesday’s meeting, requiring residents to dispose of […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Growth issues dominate innovation center discussion

Timeline March 2015: Technical studies June-July 2015: Draft environmental studies released July 2015: Public hearings on draft environmental studies July-August 2015: Comment periods close on environmental reviews October-November 2015: Final environmental reviews released October-December 2015: Planning Commission and then City Council look at proposals March-June 2016: Measure R election 2017: Soonest possible construction date, if […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nano-brewery on tap for G Street

Micro, meet nano. One of the most experimental trends in craft beer is coming to Davis. While news of a brewery going in at Court ‘N Cedar, 231 G St., has spread around town, the size of it is another story. Three Mile Brewing is slated to open up what’s called a nano-brewery. Co-owner Joe […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City gets a sample of opposition to innovation centers

The first leg of a city effort to ferret out questions it will face about three innovation center proposals resulted in an earful Tuesday evening. A handful of residents unloaded on three proposals to build commercial space on the periphery of Davis during the first session of the City Council’s “listening tour,” held at the […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis sewage to get new digs

Someday soon, state regulators may breathe a little easier every time someone flushes a toilet in Davis. The city needs to build a new, state-of-the-art sewage facility to meet ever more strict state regulations regarding wastewater. In a little over two weeks, four years after planning began, workers will break ground at the new place […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Paso Fino design trims lots

The controversial infill development Paso Fino received a haircut late Friday. City staff are due to look over a newly submitted design proposal at 2627 East Covell Boulevard featuring six homes, as per City Council demand, but whether neighbors will heed the council’s request to agree to compromise, and whether the design needs to go […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Paso Fino pine trees fail latest effort at protection

A group of neighbors opposed to an infill development in Wildhorse are opening a third front in the now 19-month battle against developers, but developers won the first skirmish in new territory. Last week a city commission said the nine Canary Island Pine trees in the proposed development area at 2627 East Covell Boulevard were […]

March 24, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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