Wednesday, October 1, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Cheers and Jeers: A lively school board campaign is shaping up

By
From page A6 | July 18, 2014 |

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week:

CHEERS to the number of Davis residents who are interested enough in our local schools to want to run for election to the Board of Education in November. An unprecedented four seats will be open, giving local voters an opportunity to support new faces and, possibly, new directions.

We thank incumbents Sheila Allen, Gina Daleiden and Tim Taylor for their service over these past nine years; the remaining seat up for grabs is that won by Nancy Peterson in 2012. She resigned following the Davis High School volleyball coaching brouhaha and Alan Fernandes was appointed to the seat. Fernandes has announced that he intends to run for the remaining two years of Peterson’s term.

Six other candidates who applied for the appointment — Tom Adams, Barbara Archer, Jose Granda, Robert Poppenga, Chuck Rairdan and Madhavi Sunder — also have indicated they will run (Archer has already filed) and a seventh potential candidate — Mike Nolan, who ran in 2010 — is considering another run.

We look forward to a lively campaign that explores all that’s right with our stellar school system, along with all that can be further improved.

CHEERS to the Benicia Planning Commission for extending the public comment period on the Valero oil refinery expansion EIR through Sept. 15. The proposed expansion would lead to an estimated 70,000 barrels of crude oil traveling by rail through Yolo County every day.

The EIR focused primarily on the impacts the project would have on the city of Benicia, while giving short shrift to impacts in up-rail communities like Davis. The city of Davis and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments continue to review the document, and the Yolo County Board of Supervisors sent a highly critical letter this week.

CHEERS to a creative solution for what to do with about 80,000 cubic yards of soil that is being excavated in Woodland at the site of the new surface water treatment plant. Developers of The Cannery residential project in Davis need dirt to fill in a wide swath of land on the northern edge of the property that once held runoff from the tomato cannery. Problem solved.

However, we worry about the impact that 10,000 trips by the big rigs hauling the dirt will have on County Road 102 (Pole Line Road) and Covell Boulevard. Stay tuned.

JEERS to the news that some Californians — primarily in south state coastal communities and the far northeastern corner of the state — are actually using MORE water during this severe drought.

No region of California met Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for 20 percent water conservation, but residents of the Sacramento Valley came closer than others. Newly imposed fines of up to $500 a day will target people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses.

Comments

comments

.

News

 
Jury: Marsh legally sane during murders

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Undocumented Student Center offers help to immigrants

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Rairdan supports more inquiry-based learning

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Standing In: Don’t write? I may as well stop breathing

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A2

Woodland man convicted in domestic violence case

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Apply soon to be a Master Gardener

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Mondavi Center hosts all-star lineup of classical, jazz, dance and more

By Enterprise staff | From Page: C3 | Gallery

 
Willett students sensitized to those who are different

By Maria Clayton | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Friends of the Library host biggest book sale of the year

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Give blood and get a free movie ticket

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
‘Edible City’ discussion planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

TSA bomb training may be noisy

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Katehi will address Rotarians on Monday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
‘ADHD — Myth or Reality’ addressed at UCD talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
AIM testing dates set this fall, winter

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

Tour Honey Bee Haven on Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Woodland City Cemetery tours planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
UCD athletics have break-from-work entertainment for everyone

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: C5 | Gallery

 
Quotes from the Marsh double-murder trial

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Quad abuzz with students

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Wetlands visitors may see ducks arriving

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Boy Scouts host family event in park

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

 
How did the Aggies get their name?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: C12

.

Forum

Hey, it’s free childcare …

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
The right vote for education

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Just what Davis schools need

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

 
Nolan’s a calm voice of reason

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Will you open your heart, and your home?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

Devil girls play dynamite pool defense

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Davis volleyballers finish strong at Franklin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Hard-working Blue Devil boys get a water polo win

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
A’s fall as AL wild-card game lives up to its name

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS girls tennis team tames Lions

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Legacy roundup: Milliennium takes Manteca tournament

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

AYSO roundup: Beans, Capay can’t shake each other in U19 play

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Alliance roundup: Los Azules, Italia win tourneys

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Sports briefs: Real Salt Lake has too much for Republic

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

From the ground up: Rediscovering classic cheesecake

By Ann Evans | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Leonard D. Blackford

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Anne Elizabeth Elbrecht

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A8