Upcoming events Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road * March 15, 10 to 11 a.m., backyard and worm composting * April 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., plant sale Davis Central Park Garden, Third and B streets * March 22, 9:30 to 10 a.m., lawn removal * 11 a.m. to noon, waterwise irrigation Grace […]
Davis High School graduates Alex Michael Harris and Brent Pella are partnering to create their first feature-length film project. Two years ago, the 2008 graduates produced a short film that was shot entirely in the Davis area, including scenes at Davis High, at the Davis Little League fields and in various neighborhoods throughout the city. That film, “Perfect […]
A free waterwise landscaping presentation is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Linda Magrum, a Yolo County Master Gardener, will discuss plant selection and proper plant care in a water-wise landscape. Master Gardeners also will staff an information table before […]
The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is still accepting nominations for the DHS Hall of Fame. Due to website maintenance, the deadline for nominations has been extended to March 31. Send your nomination(s) to Karen Mattis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to P.O. Box 74288, Davis, CA 95617. The five categories for nomination are athletics, […]
Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 231 E St. in downtown Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at […]
Yiyun Li, who teaches in the English department at UC Davis, will present her new books at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Her free talk is open to the public will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a book-signing. A profound mystery is at […]
Rather than a conflict of interest, leaders of Yolo County’s Habitat Conservation Plan see mutual benefit in the hiring of the consulting firm that is handling the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to work on Yolo’s plan as well. ICF International was chosen out of five competing contractors. Two bowed out due to workload, and ICF […]
Developers, farmers and conservationists often have competing interests when it comes to how land should be used.
After a decade in the works, a Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan that would help balance those interests and ease the effects of development on endangered species is nearing completion.
The plan, produced as part of the Yolo Natural Heritage Program, is projected to cost about $500 million over 50 years and would encompass all 650,000 acres of Yolo County.
Farmers and ranchers are concerned with potential inspection of their land for species counts and whether they could end up responsible for changes in these populations.
An undercover operation by the Davis Police Department led to the arrests of four Woodland men on drug and conspiracy charges earlier this week, authorities said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the operation, which involved the alleged sale of psilocybin — or hallucinogenic — mushrooms, was conducted outside a West Davis gas station at about 10 […]
Today began on a high note for a Davis fire crew, which got to welcome a new life into the world. The crew responded shortly before 12:30 a.m. to reports of a woman in labor in the parking lot of the Nugget grocery store in South Davis. The full-term baby boy — the mother’s third […]
In a surprise announcement, Davis school board trustee Nancy Peterson resigned Thursday evening, the latest move in a continuing dispute over the volleyball coach at Davis High School.
Her decision stunned her fellow board members and those in the audience at the Community Chambers at City Hall.
In addition, two district administrators have been dismissed from their current positions and reassigned to classroom duty, board president Gina Daleiden announced following a closed-session meeting Thursday. …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 175,000 jobs, up from 129,000 in January. The unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent from a five-year low of 6.6 percent […]
Safeway has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner several supermarket chains. The acquisition is worth about $7.64 billion in cash, and pending other transactions could top more than $9 billion. The deal, announced late Thursday, will bring together Safeway and Albertsons. Cerberus last year had bought […]
A charter school petition aimed at creating a new Montessori Charter School of Davis was filed with the Davis school district on Thursday. Several dozen parents and their children turned out at Thursday’s school board meeting to show support for the proposed new school. Jonathan Feagle, speaking on behalf of the petitioners, told trustees that […]