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Dave Ryan

Fit to be tied over fitness studio space unfitness

Talk about a cold welcome. The city red-tagged a former dry-cleaning space last week at a strip mall in the 600 block of G Street, just as a fitness studio business, FIT House, was moving in. While only up for 20 minutes, the red tag — a red sign on the door declaring the space uninhabitable […]

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

Harrington’s lawsuit challenges parking spaces

A facet of an ongoing civil lawsuit is about to park in front of the City Council. Michael Harrington, a local attorney and former councilman, is fighting his next-door neighbor on Seventh Street in court, saying the 1,200-square-foot, purple therapist’s office is not a permitted use of the property in a residential neighborhood. The lawsuit is […]

January 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to consider layout for Nishi Gateway idea

The City Council is set to look over a layout plan for the 45-acre Nishi Gateway project, a mixed high-density housing and research and development site south of UC Davis, southwest of downtown and north of I-80. It’s one intermediary step in a long process toward potentially developing the site. At the end of environmental studies, […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Anti-oil train activists to converge at Oakland march, planning meeting

In a show of connection and solidarity, a Feb. 7 March for Real Climate Leadership due to take place in downtown Oakland will bring Davis activists in contact with others from around the state to protest potential oil fracking in the state. Soon after, a group of organizers from communities and groups in California opposed […]

January 09, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Where the streets have no name: The Cannery arteries take shape

Progress continues visibly unhindered and on schedule at The Cannery development in North Davis, despite heavy rains in December. As the project’s developers — The New Home Company — promised in an email newsletter sent out on Dec. 18 to interested parties, the bike lanes, roads, curbs and sidewalks in the first phase of development […]

January 09, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State of the city: ‘Renew Davis,’ mayor urges

It’s time to double down on recent city successes, according to Mayor Dan Wolk, and find the money to help the next generation of Davis residents. With surging sales tax revenues, a trio of innovation center developments to consider by the end of the year and a new city manager, the city is looking to […]

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

City to host Jan. 13 workshop for social services funds

The city of Davis expects to distribute more than $900,000 to help local groups provide affordable housing and social services to low- and moderate-income Davis residents in the coming year thanks to Davis’ share of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of […]

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

Third and G streets building rising with spring, coffee to follow

The coffee culture of downtown Davis will get a high-end, artisanal jolt by summer. The owner of the new building at Third and G streets that will house Davis’ own Temple Coffee location said the anticipated two-story building is on schedule for a March completion date, despite issues with aged underground utilities that slowed progress […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City, partners seek consultant advice on track realignment

Before machines and workers pry a single railroad tie out of the ground in Davis, minds must be marshaled to see what can be done and envision a changed future. To that end, the city and regional partners sent out a request this week for consultants to compete for a chance to help Davis think […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday sales better than in recent years, downtown merchants say

It might be too warm in downtown Davis for us to hear those sleigh bells jingling, but the cash registers were certainly ringing this holiday season. From books to canvases to jewelry to footwear, a sampling of downtown retail merchants say, for the most part, that their sales are up this year compared to recent […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Make that box bark: Studies show pets are good gifts

Check it out What: Yolo County Animal Shelter Where: 2640 E. Gibson Road, Woodland Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays (closed for lunch 1-2 p.m. each day) Info: 530-668-5287, http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA283html (type 95776 into the ZIP code window for shelter animals) Giving a pet from the animal shelter a new home […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Brinley Plaque honors environmental stalwart

It’s a grim Thursday, between rains, and Mary Schiedt is out at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area’s demonstration ponds off East Chiles Road calling out to waterfowl in their own tongue. On cue, they call back to her, and a human-animal conversation ensues, where Schiedt tries to pinpoint their […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

No-nonsense Musser voted Citizen of the Year

It was a simple ruse. Former mayor Ruth Asmundson called Elaine Roberts Musser, a local attorney, ostensibly to discuss water issues. For Musser, this was part and parcel of her involvement as chairwoman with the former Water Advisory Committee and the effort by the current Utility Rate Advisory Committee to settle on a water rate […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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