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Meet the Wolks: Former and current mayor talk Davis

They could be Davis’ first political dynasty. Lois Wolk moved to Davis in 1978, when her husband Bruce secured a teaching job as a law school instructor. Her son Dan, Davis’ current mayor, was 1 year old at the time. In tale after tale at the University Retirement Community talk Wednesday night with both mother […]

December 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chamber aims for the future with 5-year plan

A lot can happen in five years. Perhaps even 6,000 new jobs in the community. That’s part of the goals of a five-year plan the Davis Chamber of Commerce laid out for its members at a luncheon Tuesday. The 2020 Prosperity Plan, as the Chamber calls it, is more than a year in the making and […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Obama snubs Davis? List of ‘Climate Action Champions’ bypasses city

Is Salt Lake City, Utah, more green than Davis? No, but the Obama administration soon will inject support into that community and 15 others that it considers top environmental leaders. The administration released a list Wednesday of 16 communities nationwide it considered Climate Action Champions in the battle to reduce greenhouse gases. Davis didn’t make the […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis activists arrested in Black Friday protest

Davis activists and union members were arrested Friday in Rancho Cordova, just as they’d planned. Walmart pro-union organizers of a minimum wage rally that shut down an intersection in Rancho Cordova on Black Friday said Davis activists and union members played their part, including getting arrested. On Friday, organizers said a group of 300 to 400 […]

December 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mayor wants to reduce childhood obesity with healthy choices

In the fight against childhood obesity, sugary soda looms large as a major contributor to being overweight. Mayor Dan Wolk took notice this year and secured the approval of the rest of the council in October to bring the issue forward potentially to craft new city policy, as part of a series of measures designed […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD and wine: Six degrees of cultivation

Some UC Davis viticulture and enology professors like to say there is never more than two degrees of separation in the wine industry from this university.

It’s more than just a phrase.

Whether it’s a fermentation or vineyard practice developed by UCD or a graduate of the program working at or heading up a winery, the university has a reach that extends from Davis to South Africa in its influence of wine industry practices.

Other universities in the country have viticulture and enology programs …

Davis MRAP didn’t go far: Woodland

Davis opponents of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle that the City Council returned to the federal government can breathe a sigh of relief. It’s gone for good. To Woodland. But don’t worry. While it’s just up Highway 113, and part of the joint Woodland Police Department/Yolo County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team, it won’t be making an appearance in Davis […]

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

What does a Central Coast oil refinery have to do with Davis?

In communities up and down the West Coast, groups of environmentalists, neighbors and local governments are doing whatever they can to mitigate or outright stop railroad terminals being built at coastal refineries at the end of rail lines that cut through cities and sensitive environmental areas. Davis residents joined the fight earlier this year against the Valero […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

What’s in Village Harvest’s new name? Local control

Village Harvest Davis is going by Community Harvest of Davis these days, a name change that means a lot more than just a different moniker. The neighborhood charity that delivers fruit and other agricultural products gleaned from trees and farms around Davis, and gives them to local food programs for the poor, is now fully […]

November 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community meeting ordered up for B Street issues

B Street residents, motorists and bicycle advocates soon may be sharing a room together and talking about their concerns. The City Council, caught between passionate bicycle advocates and neighbors on B Street who are equally as passionate about keeping their street parking, pulled back Tuesday night from a final decision on whether to regulate parking on […]

November 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop on homelessness brings people together

“Father and mother, and me, sister and auntie say, all the people like us are we, and every one else is they.” Such was Lisa Baker’s quote from Rudyard Kipling’s poem as the CEO of Yolo County Housing read off answers about homelessness Monday night at the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, naming off […]

November 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

B Street parking and bike lane dilemma comes to council

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 interests of Davis bicycling advocates and neighbors along a stretch of B Street are due to go head-to-head at the City […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grim city budget looks rosier

With a combination of property tax, sales tax and other revenues coming in that city budget planners didn’t formally expect, the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year gave the city 848,342 pieces of good news. That’s how many dollars above budget projection estimates the city says it has. It’s detailed in a report due to […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Thursday’s story on a ranking of the worst roads in the county incorrectly implied that the Davis City Council went ahead with issuing bonds to pay for $25 million in road improvements. While the council agreed unanimously in May 2013 to go ahead with the bonds, the matter was never finalized and remains unresolved.

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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