Bob Dunning: It’s the water that makes you a Davisite

AND THE WINNER IS … proponents of Measure I are happily promoting poll numbers that indicate the Davis-Woodland surface water project enjoys majority approval in Davis … of course, we’re talking the project here and not necessarily the escalating rates that come with the project … those seemingly ever-changing rates, as some folks have complained, […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

City locks up new bike parking downtown

The city recently unveiled new parking in downtown Davis: bike parking, that is. Last month, city crews bolted down 10 new permanent bike parking spaces on the west side of the 200 block of G Street, eliminating only one vehicle spot in front of the retailers there. While the new addition to G Street erases […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged , ,

Are you looking for a new best friend?

Noelle is a 10-month-old spayed female rottweiler who loves to take long walks and is full of puppy fun. Binky, a 10-month-old spayed female Manchester terrier/Chihuahua is a very sweet and cuddly girl. Both Noelle and Binky gets along with all people, young and old, and play great with other dogs! Also five female 4-week-old […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Museum sells engraved bricks

The Hattie Weber Museum is offering engraved bricks to be laid in the Rose Garden patio next to the museum to honor loved ones, couples, families, businesses, organizations and exceptional women. The cost is $50. Order forms are available at the museum, 445 C St., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Buyers […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

County OKs new farmbudsman position

A priority goal of area farmers got a boost this week with county approval of a new “farm ombudsman” position jointly funded by Yolo and Solano counties. The person eventually hired to fill the job will be tasked with assisting farmers, ranchers and agriculture-related businesses in the two counties with obtaining permits to expand or […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Fast driving near Davis lands Woodland man in jail

A Woodland man was arrested on reckless driving charges early Thursday after allegedly driving more than 120 mph on the outskirts of Davis, in plain view of a California Highway Patrol officer. Officer Bryan Konvalin said an officer spotted the suspect’s Pontiac GTO exiting westbound Interstate 80 at County Road 32A at a high rate […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Explorit: Fiscal cliffs and charitable giving

By Leah Aslett and Lisa Justice The fiscal cliff sounds rather scary, but you could turn the coming changes in our tax code into something really good for a local nonprofit. As we gear up for 2013 and all the tax changes that are coming, we hope you will consider Explorit Science Center among your […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Fundraiser to help DHS band

Davis High band members will celebrate the end of the first semester with an all-night music party and fundraiser beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in the Emerson Junior High multi-purpose room. The public is welcome to come and listen to the band for the first two hours, which features guest conductors and ninth-grade students. Family […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon to hold Junior Bird Count on Sunday

The third annual Yolo Audubon Society Junior Bird Count will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Children aged 8-15 years with an interest in bird watching — no previous knowledge required — are invited to participate. Parents and other volunteers will provide transportation drivers. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Yolo […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Do your homework before remodeling

By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann Are you wishing you could do something about the house you live in? Selling your current home to buy a new one might not work in this economy because your current home might not be worth the same amount of money you paid for it in the first place. And if […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Put some sparkle into your house during the dark months

By Kim Palmer Minneapolis Star Tribune The days are gray and dreary, the holidays are history and those festive seasonal decorations that gave our interiors warmth and sparkle last month are now back in storage boxes. It’s no wonder that we — and our homes — have the winter blahs. So what to do? You […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Campus apartments evacuated after explosion

Several units at the Russell Park Apartments at UC Davis were evacuated early this morning after a researcher was injured in what campus officials are calling a “small explosion.” While considered stable, the area has been cordoned off to the public while police and Yolo County bomb technicians await a search warrant in order to […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News

January chores to do around the house

Home & Garden Television January is a good time to do small chores around the house. A sampling: * Clean one closet. Pick one that’s manageable and decide to do it in one day. Throw away everything that’s irreparably stained or torn (unless, cut up, it will make good cleaning rags); give away anything you […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cut heating bills by adding insulation

By Dwight Barnett Do you know how much you lose when heat goes through the roof? Some experts put the estimate as high as 45 percent of your heating bill, but that would be from an un-insulated attic. To reduce heat loss, you can add insulation if you are willing to get a little dirty. […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,