Bob Dunning: This one’s simple, fair, straightforward

WAC ATTACK … after months and months of work, one member of the Water Advisory Committee came up with a workable water rate structure that is fair to all users … as an added bonus, it’s simple, easy to understand and doesn’t pit one Davis family against another … plus, the rates themselves, dramatically higher […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo drug court gives onetime addicts a second chance

WOODLAND — Leandro Escarsega got hooked on drugs at the age of 13. He quit when he was 18, only to abuse alcohol as a substitute. One drunken-driving arrest led to a second, then a third. By the time he got into it with a UC Davis police officer at The Graduate last year, he […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yes on Measure I committee forms

The committee in support of Measure I, the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project, has filed its initial paperwork to begin its campaign. The mission of the committee, titled Yes on Clean Water for Davis, is to persuade voters to approve the water project in the all-mail election March 5. The project will provide Davis with […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to consider untested water rate structure

Nearly one month after the Davis Water Advisory Committee voted 8-2 to advise the City Council to install an untested and innovative rate structure to bill ratepayers for water, the council will finally have the opportunity to weigh in. Follow: @Tom Sakash on Twitter #daviswater on Twitter Learn more What: Davis City Council When: 6:30 […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Vet students get hands-on experience

Some of the best hands-on medical training for UC Davis students doesn’t happen in hospitals, or in private clinics.

It actually takes place in a forgotten row of rusted metal buildings in a tough part of Sacramento. There, students of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine visit month after month and transform an old, vacant building into a bustling, highly organized clinic for the homeless and their furry companions.

On the second Saturday of every month, a few vets in training arrive early in the morning to set up what looks like an urban M*A*S*H unit to provide free medical treatment to hundreds of homeless pets.

Target pad changes up for council approval sans tunnel project deal

The City Council will take another shot Tuesday at ruling on a proposal to reduce the minimum square footage requirements of the vacant Second Street Crossing store sites near Target. Buzz Oates Construction, the site’s new developer, has asked the council to alter the site plan to accommodate smaller businesses on the four pads that […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Molly (No. 111514), a 6-year-old spayed female black and brown Rottweiler/German shepherd. Also hoping for a good home is Moo Kitty (No. 112100), a 5-month-old spayed female black and white […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Don’t Light Tonight advisory for Tuesday

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory has been declared for Davis on Tuesday, and residents are asked to refrain from burning wood. Wood smoke has serious health impacts, especially for children, the elderly and those with lung ailments, an air district spokesman said. Certain meteorological conditions that typically lead to increased air pollution from wood smoke are […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Library film screening examines contemporary Pomo Indians

Learn more What: “California Indian” screening When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 Where: Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: Free Director Timothy Ramos, a Pomo Indian, is bringing his showcase of a day in the life of a modern Native American to a local venue. Ramos directed, wrote and acted in the […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Saylor will meet with constituents

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold office hours from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at his Davis office, 600 A St., Suite B. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at [email protected] or 530-757-5557.

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Children’s book author signs copies

Rachael Long of Zamora will sign copies of her new children’s book, “Gold Fever,” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. In her book, Long, a University of California Cooperative Extension adviser in Yolo County, depicts bats as the beneficial mammals she has observed them to be. The book […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are you crazy about conifers?

Curious about conifers? Explore the UC Davis Arboretum evergreens — pines, cedars, firs, junipers and cypresses — in the campus’ conifer collection and learn how they enhance the landscape during a guided tour on Saturday. The tour leaves at 2 p.m. from Arboretum Headquarters on La Rue Road. This event is free, and so is […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk the Arboretum with Warren

Local residents are invited to join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for a noontime exploration of the West End gardens at the UC Davis Arboretum on Wednesday. The group will meet at the gazebo at noon. Walks with Warren run from noon to 1 p.m. on the second […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Peregrine students’ red-dot art featured

Students at Peregrine School will exhibit their “One Red Dot” art show at the Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout this week. To create the art, each student was asked to make a stand-up paper sculpture, hide a red dot somewhere in it, and create a story about what they […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,