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Yolo and Solano leaders chart way for ag

Agriculture has been, is and will continue to be king in Yolo and Solano counties, but most people don’t understand that, industry leaders said Wednesday at a joint economic summit. More than 100 politicians, farmers, professors, bankers and government employees met Wednesday at UC Davis to talk about the challenges facing the region’s $2.5 billion […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Truck stop giant eyes Dunnigan for new center

A $17 billion Oklahoma-based company plans to build a truck stop near Dunnigan. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores announced Tuesday it had submitted plans and zoning requests to the Yolo County Planning and Public Works Department, according to a news release from Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis. Those plans would pave the way for […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Dome sweet dome: Volunteers revamp UCD landmark

Hundreds of volunteers have pivoted from their rallying cry of “Save the Domes!” to actually fixing the funky student housing cooperative that bulldozers were supposed to crush in July.

About 250 UC Davis students, faculty and former residents of the Baggins End Domes, aka “Domies,” picked up hammers, hoes and saws over the past three days to repair the 14 dwellings that sprawl across 3 1/2 acres.

Project leaders hope to have the repairs finished and students living in the 39-year-old cooperative by Jan. 1, said organizer Margareta Lelea. Fixes and upgrades include replacing foam insulation that’s rotted over the decades and making two of the Domes wheelchair-accessible.

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

All smoke, no fire at Bike Hall of Fame

Smoke and a bad stink brought the Davis Fire Department out to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on Saturday morning. An unknown object overheated at about 10 a.m. in the utility room of the museum, which sits at the corner of Third and B streets, said Joe Herget, executive director. “It smelled and looked […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Radio tower wins approval

WOODLAND — A Santa Rosa-based media company now has all the pieces needed to build a 365-foot-tall radio tower between Davis and Woodland. However, opponents of the “monstrous” tower vowed to fight through the 11th hour to halt its construction. “I think they made a mistake,” Davis resident Eileen Samitz said Thursday after Yolo County […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

For the record

Eileen Samitz, who is appealing a county planning decision to allow a 365-foot-tall radio tower at the Yolo County Landfill, lives in the Green Meadows area. A story in Tuesday’s Enterprise incorrectly said she lives in the Wildhorse neighborhood.

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

West Davis speed limit soars to 55 mph

WOODLAND — Over protests from police and their staff, Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday jacked up the speed limit of a half-mile stretch of Russell Boulevard leading into West Davis from 35 to 55 mph. The board raised the speed limit on 14 roads dotted throughout the county. New studies sparked the changes by showing […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Radio tower heads back to county planners

A “monstrous” 365-foot radio tower that was supposed to go up last year is still churning through the halls of county government. Santa Rosa-based Results Radio is scheduled to petition the Yolo County Planning Commission on Thursday for a one-year extension on the permit it needs to build the tower. The commission is scheduled to […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best: Sacto’s best food migrating to Davis

Sacramento’s restaurant scene has a dismal, new vogue: windows veiled in butcher paper.

Yes, the economy snuffs out a different Sacramento restaurant seemingly every day. In the past year: Red Lotus, Brew It Up, Good Eats, midtown’s California Pizza Kitchen, Bistro 33, Spin Burger, L Wine Lounge and Urban Kitchen.

But a handful of Sacramento restaurateurs are doing well enough to not only stay open, but also expand to Davis and fill the holes left by those who bit the dust.

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Sacramento man dies in Davis Bike Club ride

A Sacramento man died Sunday morning after crashing his bicycle during a Davis Bike Club ride. Robb Deignan, 65, was cycling Saturday morning in the club’s Foxy’s Fall Century, a 100-mile course stretching from Davis to Fairfield, around Lake Berryessa and back. About 1,600 cyclists rode Saturday on three courses set up by the club, […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Weather plagues tomato crop

Moldy tomatoes forced Pacific Coast Producers on Thursday morning to shut down its Woodland cannery for the season, one that was plagued by bad weather. Still, local farmers are scrambling to harvest the rest of their crop before it rots in the field, but in doing so, they could cripple themselves for years, a University […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Governor snuffs out Wolk’s try at budget reform

California “missed an opportunity” when Gov. Jerry Brown killed a bill that would have forced state agencies to justify their budgets by setting goals and then comparing them against quantifiable results, said state Sen. Lois Wolk, the bill’s author. Brown vetoed the Davis Democrat’s performance-based budgeting legislation, Senate Bill 14, over the weekend. The bill […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Wolk announces re-election bid

State Sen. Lois Wolk on Tuesday declared her candidacy to represent territory that redistricting solidified as a Democrat stronghold. Wolk, D-Davis, launched a campaign for re-election, this time to represent the newly minted District 3. The primary election for the seat is next June while the general election is the following November. The Central Valley […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Supes approve solar panels in Winters

WOODLAND — Solar panels: 1. Agriculture: 0. Yolo County supervisors last week gave a walnut grower permission to build solar panels on top-notch farmland hugging the farm town of Winters. The panels will feed power to a quarter of the homes in the city. The 3.6-megawatt power plant will cover 18 acres and generate power […]

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