Get answers to Measure I

Supporters and opponents of Measure I, the Woodland-Davis surface water project, will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday to answer voters’ questions before ballots are due on March 5. The market is held in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Experts and community leaders are volunteering their time to inform voters about Measure […]

Hear market update at Provedor’s coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Konditorei, 2710 E. Fifth St. in Davis. The coffee club is a free, informal gathering at which Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on the stock market and the economy. “The coffee club offers us […]

Young immigrants shut out of health care reform

By Drew Joseph California’s young immigrants who have been granted reprieves to stay in the country stand to gain little from the federal health reform law that the state Legislature is working to implement. The Affordable Care Act excludes illegal immigrants from accessing the law’s benefits, but some immigrant and health advocates are angry that […]

Stanford is first university to raise $1 billion

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday. For the eighth straight year, Stanford ranked first in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual college fundraising […]

From Legos to horses, city offers fun options for spring break

Need something to do for spring break? The city of Davis has several opportunities to check out: * Lego Pre-Engineering: Have your child become a play-well engineer, building cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to more than 100,000 Legos, students will be able to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of […]

This festival is for the birds

Bird lovers will flock to Davis again Saturday to participate in California Duck Days, a wetlands and wildlife festival for the entire family. Thirteen field trips around the region are featured, along with lots of bird-related workshops and plenty of activities for kids. Events will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of […]

Ballots due by Tuesday, March 5

Davis residents are reminded to mail their ballots in the Measure I water project special election early enough that they’ll arrive at the Yolo County Elections Office in Woodland by Tuesday, March 5. No postage is required. Ballots also may be hand-delivered to a secure box at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. […]

Fishing guide shares tips, techniques

The Fly Fishers of Davis will host Jon Baiocchi on Tuesday in a program on “Fly Fishing Eagle Lake.” His presentation will unlock many secrets to this vast stillwater that is so popular with fly anglers all over the west and beyond. Baiocchi will talk about access points, techniques, tactics, flies, entomology, the Eagle Lake […]

Community Men’s Talk Circle meets March 5

The Community Men’s Talk Circle will meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, upstairs in the Campus Program Building at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. There is no charge, and all men 18 years and older are welcome. The Talk Circle always supports men talking, only as they feel ready. “Sitting shoulder to shoulder […]

Measure I opponents will be at market

The campaign for No on Measure I will be at the Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. “Come down and talk to us about your concerns regarding the water project. We are happy to answer questions,” a news release said. Lawn signs and literature […]

Storm dumps rain, snow on California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A winter storm brought California much-needed rain and even a rare tornado, but the breadth and severity of snowfall in much of the state caught drivers by surprise and left hundreds stranded on mountain highways. A late barrage of snow forced the shutdown of a 60-mile stretch of Highway 58 between […]

Bob Dunning: Perhaps Parish has learned his lesson

FALLING HARD … I was sad to see that our good friend Clint Parish, who last year ran the ugliest campaign for Superior Court judge in Yolo County history, is now in hot water with the State Bar … not that he doesn’t deserve it … here was a church-going family man whose reckless ambition […]

Eldridge Moores named distinguished professor emeritus

Eldridge Moores, a professor emeritus of geology, has been awarded the title of UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus. This title is awarded annually by the UC Davis Emeriti Association on the basis of outstanding contributions following retirement in the traditional areas of teaching, research and service. Since his retirement in 2003, Moores served for four […]

Water agency leaders confident in grants

It may have been a discount double-check, but Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency officials aren’t dancing in the end zone just yet.

Davis and Woodland city leaders flew to Washington, D.C., last week in an effort to lock down the remainder of a $16.7 million grant that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation promised the water agency last year to help fund construction of the surface water project.

Specifically, the $16.7 million would pay for about half of Reclamation District 2035’s 80 percent share of the $42 million intake facility on the Sacramento River. The agency already has received $8.3 million from the bureau for the plant.