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. […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

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 […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

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.

New group forms to preserve GATE

A newly formed group of community members supporting educational excellence, including the Davis school district’s Gifted and Talented Education program, invites the public to a discussion Sunday afternoon. The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Called Davis Educational […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Police seek Verizon robber’s identity

Davis police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect in last week’s robbery of a Verizon store at Davis Commons. Investigtors are still seeking the identity of the robber, described as a white male adult, about 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, with short light-brown hair and an unshaven face. He was last seen wearing a […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Whole Foods, Citigroup CEOs set for talks on campus

Two sometimes-controversial business giants, Whole Foods Market co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey and former Citigroup chairman and CEO Sandy Weill, are scheduled to headline the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s dean’s distinguished speaker series. Mackey will speak at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Freeborn Hall. Weill will speak at 6 p.m. Monday in […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scientists trace particulate pollution’s sources

UC Davis scientists have, for the first time, developed a system that can determine which types of air particles that pollute the atmosphere are the most prevalent and most toxic. Previous research has shown that air pollution containing fine and ultrafine particles is associated with asthma, heart disease and premature death. This new study, released […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Crash leads to DUI, hit-and-run charges

An American Canyon man faces drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges after allegedly walking away from a crash scene Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. Officer Bryan Konvalin said 28-year-old Joseph James Wade IV lost control of his Infinity I30 at about 1:15 a.m. as he approached slower-moving traffic on eastbound Highway 50 near Harbor […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

I-80 crashes leave four hospitalized

Two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 80 in Davis last week sent four people to area hospitals, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. One crash occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday on eastbound I-80 at County Road 32B, where a driver who failed to notice slowing traffic caused a three-car chain-reaction crash. A motorcyclist then struck […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,