Across the finish line, it’s Lucas Frerichs, chair of the city’s planning commission to win the campaign contributions race, raking in $31,608 since February when he announced his campaign. All five candidates — vying for three seats on the City Council on June 5 — turned in financial statements Thursday, revealing contributions and expenditures for […]
Just as fast and unexpected as Davis Citizens for Better Government in Davis 2012 arrived on the political scene this year, the group responsible for the hit-piece on Councilwoman Sue Greenwald that tarnished what once was a clean campaign, has closed the books on its financial activity for the 2012 City Council election season. Three […]
More than 140 law-enforcement officers from 18 local, state and federal agencies convened this week to conduct compliance and enforcement checks of Yolo County’s sex registrants, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Thursday. Officers participating in Operation Vigilance made contact with or investigated the location of 311 of Yolo County’s 370 known sexual offenders in an […]
The Tandem Foundation awarded 26 grants totaling $30,000 on Tuesday, in support of programs at elementary, junior high and high schools across the Davis school district. Bill Roe, one of the directors of Tandem Properties, which owns and manages several apartment complexes in Davis, noted that “there are many good causes in town. We continue […]
Davis Boy Scouts will join Veterans of Foreign Wars members in putting small flags on the graves of all veterans — more than 700 — in the Davis Cemetery, leading up to the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. The ceremony, which is hosted by the VFW Davis Post 6949 and the Davis Professional Firefighters Association, starts […]
Calling all artists! Friday is the deadline to enter the 10th annual sunflower art competition sponsored by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental illness. The competition is open to people of all ages and abilities. Artwork must be delivered to the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., between 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced Thursday that he plans to retire as soon as his successor is found. Reed, 70, has led the nation’s largest public university system for the past 14 years, overseeing an expansion that added 100,000 more students and a campus in the Channel Islands. […]
Americans still love riding high above the ground in their vehicles but have been opting for smaller sport utility vehicles to save on gasoline costs. No wonder, then, that sales of the Nissan Rogue were up 25.1 percent last year from the calendar year before — to 124,543 — and they’re up another 12.4 percent […]
You can help * Drop off donations of toilet paper between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Cal Expo main entrance, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento * Drop TP off on June 14 at the Woodland United Way office, 1017 Main St. in Woodland. For information, call (530) 662-3633 * Donate […]
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed the first five positive mosquito samples in Yolo and Sacramento counties and two new dead birds infected with West Nile virus in Sacramento County. Though birds already had tested positive in recent weeks, the positive mosquito samples found in both counties are coming much earlier than previous years and could signal a […]
Local residents are invited to learn more about foster care and the foster-to-adoption process in Yolo County at two upcoming information sessions. Foster families who already have “traveled the road” will be on hand to describe their experience and answer questions. The first session will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at […]
When the Davis City Council awarded its May Bike Month proclamation on May 1 to a who’s who of bicycle personalities in Davis, there was a new face among those to accept the honor.
It was the city’s recently hired bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Dave “DK” Kemp.
Three weeks later, however, Kemp is no longer the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the city. But don’t fret, he hasn’t lost his job. He’s simply changed his title.
“As we talked more and more with DK and went through the interview process, it became apparent that while cycling is clearly a foundation element of our active transportation system, it’s not the only element,” said Ken Hiatt, director of community development and sustainability, about Kemp’s responsibilities with the city.
Davis AquaStarz is teaming with SwimAmerica to offer a free synchronized swim class at SwimAmerica, 2121 Second St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Potential swimmers should be at least 5 years old and comfortable in deep water. No registration is necessary. Interested swimmers also can join the Junior AquaStarz program, which will […]
Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, June 2, for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands to look for summer residents and their nests. Like yellow-headed blackbirds, marsh wrens are one of several species of birds that build their nests over water. Males build […]