Krovoza outlines his plan for Assembly

Mayor Joe Krovoza’s overture to his campaign for the 2014 state Assembly is two-fold: “It comes down to two things: leadership and expertise. I’ve spent 20 plus years with various projects in the community, whether it’s environmental, business development or educational. I want to carry that leadership and expertise to the state level.” And he’s trusting […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

A touch of history

Emmett Harden, right, a docent at the Allensworth State Historical Park talks to Daniel Kimmel-Terra and his mom Jennifer Terra about Buffalo Soldiers. Harden, who is dressed as a member of the Union’s 24th Infantry, was one of several volunteers at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. This year’s celebration highlighted the 150th anniversary […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rivers receding in Calgary, 3 dead in floods

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The two rivers that converge on the western Canadian city of Calgary are receding Saturday after floods devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands to evacuate. The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary’s entire downtown and hit some of the city’s iconic structures hard. […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

One contractor left to bid on surface water project

The competition for the water project is over. CDM Smith, once part of a three-team race for the contract to design, build and operate the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project, was unable to meet the initial concept submittal requirements set by the agency and has officially bowed out of the contest. Officials from […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You don’t know what you’re missing

June 21, 2013 East Area Water Tank 2:50 p.m. I am here at our massive, circular and multi-colored water tank at the appointed hour of the Friday afternoon Summer Solstice to witness the miracle of the sun that we were all promised when the city forked over 75,000 bucks to two young and talented out-of-town […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

School board approves 2013-14 budget, hears from concerned AIM parents

The Davis school board approved a budget for the 2013-14 school year, followed through with a routine annual review of rates for two community facilities districts and two school district parcel taxes, and heard another round of public comment from parents and teachers who are dismayed by the way the school district is proceeding with […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City Council to review preliminary fiscal year 2013-14 budget

After a two-week postponement, the City Council finally will have an opportunity Tuesday to dive into the fiscal year 2013-14 budget, as department heads are scheduled to give presentations on their respective plans for the coming year and the associated costs within those proposals. The council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst fights to save license

EMQ FamiliesFirst is fighting the state’s decision to revoke its Davis group home license, arguing in papers filed Friday that the Department of Social Services does not have the authority to do so since the alleged illegal activity at the heart of the action — multiple rapes and assaults by and against children from the […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

The summer road work story in Friday’s edition had incorrect closure time. For traffic effects of the First Street project, the closures will occur between Sundays and Thursdays. Additionally, the Richards Boulevard tunnel will be closed for either four or five days total during the project. Closures will be intermittent during those times.

June 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Uncle Sam wants you to run for the schools

Local residents are invited to lace up their running shoes and hit the track on the Fourth of July to support the Woodland Schools Foundation. Three distances are offered: a 5-mile run starting at 7:30 a.m. ($35 registration fee), a 5K run/walk starting at 7:45 a.m. ($30) and a 1-mile run/walk also starting at 7:45 […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chancellor pledges support for faculty work-life balance initiative

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has joined the heads of nine other universities and colleges as a founding partner of a national initiative to promote work-life balance for faculty as a way to enhance academic excellence. “Fostering workplace flexibility allows a university to improve faculty satisfaction and recruit and retain a more diverse and inclusive […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Da Vinci Students of the Month both excelled as interns

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored two Da Vinci High School students as Students of the Month for May. They are: * Mariah Farris, nominated by internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Mariah has spent the 2012-13 school year working at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. This facility is a UCD […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisite honored as one of The One Hundred

Davis resident Ann Murray Paige was honored this month at a star-studded gala reception in Boston for being an advocate and inspiration to breast cancer survivors. The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual celebration, The One Hundred, honors 100 people or organizations for their contributions in the fight against cancer. This year’s reception was hosted by […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the Pond: A getaway to the Big Pond

Do you want a one-day, magical, lush green, shaded hike that all ages enjoy and includes a stop at the ocean? I can recommend one. I have done it dozens of times with babies, non-hikers, toddlers, seniors and teenagers. Our family, including grandchildren, revisits this trip repeatedly. It’s good at all times of the year […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,