Group suing city over water rates still has not served complaint

As of Thursday morning, Davis city officials still have not officially been served with the lawsuit filed two weeks ago by the Yolo Ratepayers For Affordable Public Utility Services. But that didn’t stop the city’s legal staff from releasing a statement earlier this week defending the city’s water rate billing models and the way it […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Etiquette expert helps plan the big day

By Rebecca Black Two people fall in love, wed and live happily ever after. Sounds ideal. However, in the real world, planning the wedding to involve both sides of the family, including the “steps” and “exes” can be difficult, if not nearly impossible. Excluding some might be hurtful, especially when children are involved. As an […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Info nights set at Peregrine School

Peregrine School will host upcoming information sessions on the school’s elementary program (grades kindergarten through eight). Sessions will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday and again Tuesday, March 19, at Peregrine Elementary School, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite C., in South Davis. The school also hosts regular weekly tours of the school site on Tuesdays at […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lobbying for marriage equality

Valentine’s Day provided the backdrop for some marriage equality political action Thursday at the Sacramento County Clerk-Recorder’s Office as same-sex couples, accompanied by their friends and supporters, applied for marriage licenses as part of Freedom to Marry Week. Davis residents Shelly Bailes, center, and Ellen Pontac — who have been a couple for 39 years […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wedding: Ask Carley roundup

By Carley Roney Are wedding favors necessary? Q: We’re trying to find ways to cut wedding costs. One thing that we don’t think is important is wedding favors, but my mom disagrees. What’s your take? A: There are two schools of thought here: Some people say favors aren’t necessary. After all, you’re already wining and […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis school board settles GATE admission policy lawsuit

The Davis school district has settled a lawsuit, filed last August by attorney David Meyers, concerning the district’s policy for admitting students to its Gifted and Talented Education program. Meyers brought the suit on behalf of a “John Doe” client, asserting that the district followed “discriminatory GATE admission practices when it comes to evaluating students […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Wedding: Couples to toast long marriages, share secrets

By Jake Pearson At least 300 couples married 50 years or more to share Valentine’s Day together David Shamrakov will never forget the first time he saw the woman he would marry. They were both young medical students in their native Ukraine. He spotted her from across their biology class and knew in an instant […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD grad tapped as interim health system chief

A leading figure in telemedicine will act as the interim chief of the UC Davis Health System, UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi announced earlier this week. Thomas Nesbitt, who earned his medical degree from UCD, oversees the telemedicine program as associate vice chancellor for strategic technologies and alliances. Pending UC Office of the President approval, he will […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Poetry Café planned Saturday at DHS

The Davis High School Black Student Union will host a Poetry Cafe from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Young poets will perform original poems and other works. Guest poets from Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) also will take the stage. Tickets are […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City to host two more community meetings about water

The city of Davis will host the final two of its five scheduled community meetings to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates. In addition, in accordance with Proposition 218, all property owners should have received notices about a public hearing on March 19, during which they […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: VMI cadet marches in Inaugural Parade

Raymond J. Long of Davis was among 1,500 Virginia Military Institute cadets who marched in this year’s presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21. Long’s parents are Maj. and Mrs. Patrick R. Long. The Corps of Cadets marched through the heart of Washington, D.C., from the U.S. Capitol Building to the reviewing stand at the White House. The […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CASA auction seeks to make a world of difference to a child

Local residents can help foster children by attending Yolo CASA’s annual “I Am For the Child” dinner and auction on Sunday, March 24, at 5 p.m. at the El Macero Country Club. Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization that recruits and supports volunteers to act as advocates for abused and neglected […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yamada bill would establish rules for private home care agencies

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care, has introduced the Home Care Services Act of 2013. AB 322, co-authored by state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, establishes regulations for private home care agencies. “California is aging, and is already home to the largest population of dependent adults in […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

First 5 Yolo rebounds from difficult year

Last year was a strange one for First 5 Yolo. The agency, which funds programs serving children ages 0-5 through state tobacco tax revenues, found itself in a lengthy waiting game along with the other First 5 commissions throughout California when the state decided to take back that tobacco tax revenue and use it for […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,