How state’s farmers weathered drought

By Kelly Zito California’s most recent drought cost consumers more than $1.5 billion in lost hydropower and led to the cancellation of two commercial salmon fishing seasons, but its impacts on agriculture were more mixed than previously thought, according to a water policy report released Thursday. While water shortages drove down revenues in some farming districts nearly 20 percent, […]

Budget uncertainty mounts in wake of Brown veto

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown angered members of both parties Thursday by vetoing a budget plan approved by Democrats in the Legislature then blaming Republicans for a fiscal impasse that threatens to strip more money from education and vital public services. The developments made a balanced state budget appear more elusive than ever, even […]

ACLU attorney takes wait-and-see tack on UCD protest policy

UC Davis’ new policy of having plainclothes police and staff wear name tags at student protests could be a workable compromise, a civil liberties attorney said Thursday. “If it’s done in a way that doesn’t chill and is consistent with the exercise of free-speech rights, that’s acceptable, because they’re in public places and publicly declaring […]

Boonchouy returns to Da Vinci as principal

The Davis school board hired a new principal for the Da Vinci Charter Academy on Thursday night, and the face is familiar. Rody Boonchouy served as one of the founding teachers at what was then known as Da Vinci High School from the time the program was launched in 2003. Boonchouy served as a teacher at Da […]

Davis rightly steers clear of arena planning

ALL THE KINGS MEN … now that we know the names of all 60 members of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s “Regional Arena Commission,” I’m happy to report that all five members of the Davis City Council were smart enough to stay clear … either that or our town was the victim of the biggest cross-causeway […]

Should Yolo County remain whole?

Maps recently released by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission propose to divide Yolo County into three Assembly districts, three state Senate districts and three congressional districts, appending the community to neighboring districts. “The maps could disenfranchise the interests of Yolo County citizens,” wrote Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, speaking on behalf of the county Board […]

City offers adult classes in yoga, dancing and more

Exercise, yoga, cooking, dancing and horseback riding are just some of the classes offered for adults this summer by the city of Davis. Classes include the following: * PM Aerobics: This evening class includes stretching, warm-ups, aerobic cross-training, interval and weight training, and low-impact aerobics. Taught by Ann Smalley, the class runs from 6:30 to […]

DCTV spotlights Putah Creek Council, Goldman, music festival

The Putah Creek Council, nuclear power expert Marvin Goldman and the Davis Music Festival will be featured on upcoming episodes of “In the Studio” on Davis Community Television. Host Martha Teeter and guests Libby Earthman, executive director of the Putah Creek Council, and Wendy Rash, a board member, will discuss the local group’s history and upcoming […]

Answers remain elusive in Davis ICE raid

A Davis woman whose Oak Avenue rental home was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents — an incident she said terrified the residents — continues to pursue answers regarding the agency’s actions that spring morning. In an op-ed piece that was published in The Enterprise last month, Linda Clark wrote that agents burst into […]

Linux Users Group hosts talk Monday

The LInux Users Group of Davis will host Intel intern Bryan Bell, who will give a talk Monday on “Writing a Compiler in Haskell and LLVM.” His talk runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in Wickson Hall, Room 1017, at UC Davis. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. […]

Group will host Linux workshop

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a free Linux “Installfest” workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the N Street Cohousing Common House, 716 N St. in Davis. Participants should bring their computer to this event and volunteers will help them install and configure the Linux operating system for free. Reservations are required at least […]

Breakfast, readings planned at Senior Center

From theatrical readings to a Father’s Day breakfast, several events are planned next week at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All events are free and open to ages 18 and up, but pre-registration is requested. Jan Annis, book lover and volunteer, will review some books including “The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale […]

Peach farmer’s daughter shares memories

Brenda Nakamoto of Davis didn’t set out to write an entire book when she penned her first essays on her life on her parents’ peach farm several years ago. “I was just pushing it as far as I could,” she said. It was only after she attended a writing workshop that she realized her words […]

Cruise-in to The Marketplace on Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to visit The Marketplace Shopping Center on Tuesday evening to enjoy the monthly Davis Cruise-In. The event, which features 60 to 80 cars, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. “There’s no cost,” organizer Ron […]