Woodland and West Sac water options still on table

The Water Advisory Committee voted 8-2 Thursday to have city staff begin drafting a recommendation to the City Council to adopt the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project as the preferred option to bring surface water into Davis.

But the committee hasn’t given up on the West Sacramento alternative project just yet.

While city staff drafts the Woodland-Davis project recommendation for the council’s approval, the WAC has in the meantime also asked the city to make an offer to buy its water from West Sacramento.

Clashes near airport in contested Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces battled rebels near the airport in war-battered Aleppo, Syria’s state media said Friday, in the first official acknowledgment that fighting has reached the doorstep of the strategic site in the country’s largest city. In Damascus, activists reported heavy shelling and clashes in many areas, including western districts believed to have […]

Officials keep eye on weather as wildfires burn

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Crews in central Washington, rural Idaho and Southern California made gains on several wildfires, allowing some evacuees to return home and protecting two vacation towns from a massive encroaching blaze. Firefighters stopped a fire about 75 miles east of Seattle from destroying more buildings in the past two days, fire spokesman […]

I can help make it look good

NOTHING BUT THE BEST … I was thrilled to see that local artist Susan Shelton was selected by YoloArts to create a large ceramic mural at the main entrance to the county administration building in Woodland … if Shelton’s many previous works are any guide, this will be an exquisite offering that will bring joy […]

Cabrillo Club hosts linguica breakfast

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club will serve its well-known Portuguese ethnic linguica breakfast after the early morning Masses on Sunday, Aug. 26. Breakfast will be served after the 7, 8:30, and 10 a.m. Masses at Tumulty Hall, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, hash-brown potatoes, Portuguese linguica sausage, fruit, juice […]

Investigators paid $230,256 as pepper-spray costs climb

UC Davis paid two consultants $230,256 to mount its internal affairs investigation on last November’s pepper-spraying of student protesters — an investigation that produced recommendations Chief Matt Carmichael opted to overrule. UCD paid Van Dermyden Allison Law Corp. of Sacramento $148,349 and Yorba Linda-based Norman A. Traub Associates $81,907 to investigate the Nov. 18 arrest of 10 Occupy UC Davis protesters […]

Golden Age Fly-in soars over Woodland

Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers are hosting the Golden Age Fly-in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at their new flying site northeast of Davis, on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102. The event will feature remote-controlled aircraft flying prior to World War II, also known as the Golden Age of […]

Free recovery education course offered

Enrollment is under way for the fall 2012 Peer-to-Peer course, a free 10-week recovery education program for people with a serious mental illness. The course, coordinated by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is led by a team of trained mentors, who themselves have a mental illness and are now […]

DUI task force plans Labor Day crackdown

Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ drunken-driving task force embarks Friday on an 18-day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that will include roving patrols, a warrant sweep and DUI checkpoints. “Obviously, we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired, and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they […]

No cheesy decisions here

Sumptuous cheeses and other specialty products are among the foods displayed along the perimeter of the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Both the Co-op and Woodland-based Nugget Markets say their customers are interested in fresh produce, meats and other perishables, so they showcase those products for ease of shopping. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise […]

Paper clip chain record-seeker needs volunteers

Remember Jester Jersey, the man who wanted to build the longest paper clip chain ever created in 24 hours? He is challenging the Guinness Book of World Records starting at 3 p.m. Monday and ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday.  In order to break the record, Jersey has calculated he will need to link 37 to 38 […]

Jury selection continues in ‘sweethearts’ murder case

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys in the Richard Hirschfield double-homicide case wrapped up their fourth week of jury selection Thursday, with two more weeks to go until a panel is sworn in. Hirschfield, 63, is accused of kidnapping UC Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18, from Davis on Dec. 20, 1980, and killing them […]

Peña house items on display at museum

The 1890 Peña house at Fourth and D streets, home to the pioneering Peña family — including the late Narcissa Peña, who lived there all of her life — has been demolished. Through the generosity of the new owners of the property, some items have been salvaged and will be on display beginning Saturday at the Hattie […]

Per Capita Davis: Things are heating up

Things are heating up, and not just in the presidential election. James Hansen, one of the first to sound the alarm about climate change, recently published the results of a study examining the percentage of the Earth’s surface (not counting the oceans) that experiences “extreme heat” in the summer. According to the study, this percentage […]