Nasty mailer backfires in every way

By now, most of us who care about the upcoming Davis City Council election have seen the ugly mailer titled “Don’t Reward Bad Behavior” that attempts to make Sue Greenwald look like the Wicked Witch of the West. Even those who don’t care about the Davis City Council election probably have seen this piece as […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Union campaign mailer attacks Greenwald

The Davis City Council campaign took an ugly turn Tuesday as local voters received a mailer attacking City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald, paid for by three non-Davis labor unions.

The mailer illustrates a confrontation that took place between Greenwald and former Mayor Ruth Asmundson on the dais in January 2010 during a discussion about public employee contracts, with a photo of a woman on a stretcher underneath the headline “Don’t Reward Bad Behavior.”

May 09, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

BeerFest benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, will present its eighth anual BeerFest benefit on Saturday, June 2. The event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. More than 100 beers from 30 breweries will be available for tasting. Included in the admission price are a commemorative glass, brewery tours, live music […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn about wreath project at Mary’s Chapel open house

Mary’s Cemetery and Chapel Support Group will host an open house at Mary’s Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday. The cemetery and chapel are at County Roads 98 and 15, just north of the town of Yolo. The event will feature Curtis Stocking speaking about the annual wreath project at the Sacramento Valley Veterans National Cemetery, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New location for All Things Right & Relevant

All Things Right and Relevant, a nonprofit consignment shop that benefits local mental health agencies, has moved to a new location at 2801 Spafford St., at the intersection of Spafford Street and Peña Drive. Main store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; R&R Thrift hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Both can be […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bill seeks protection of 319,000 acres

A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers seeks to designate 319,000 acres of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, including portions of western Yolo County, as a national conservation area. House Resolution 5545 seeks to improved coordination between federal agencies, protect migratory corridors for wildlife, keep water clean and boost the chances for federal funding of projects […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

More charges filed in Esparto molest case

WOODLAND — Yolo County prosecutors have filed nearly 40 new criminal charges against Esparto foster parent and youth soccer coach Cristan Rooms, bringing the number of molest-related counts to 90. A 51-page amended complaint filed Tuesday in Yolo Superior Court identifies five alleged victims in all — three more than in the initial charges brought […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Writers discuss challenging future trends at Whole Earth Festival

Two of this country’s most forward-looking writers — whose carefully researched books describing life in the future have won multiple awards — will speak Saturday at the Whole Earth Festival about where current trends might take us in coming centuries. Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident, and Paolo Bacigalupi, a Colorado author, will speak, take […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Parish: Yolo court needs criminal law experience

WOODLAND — Early in his legal career, Clint Parish took an executive fellowship with the California Attorney General’s Office in Sacramento. While there, he assisted in the prosecution of a Colusa County murder case. It was during that trial that Parish first saw how violent crimes affect their victims and survivors — in this case, […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Honor Klisiewicz on her retirement

Mary Klisiewicz is retiring after more than 40 years of teaching music and directing choir at St. James School. A retirement party in her honor will run from 5:40 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the St. James Memorial Center, 1375 B St. in Davis. Dinner will be catered by The Buckhorn and there […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Renters can get energy-saving ideas

Lisa Baker, executive director of Yolo County Housing, will share tips for low carbon solutions and energy savings for landords and tenants at the Cool Davis Initiative table at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park. She’ll be at the table from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cool Davis will have […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Reward offered in West Sacramento cat burning

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a stray cat that was fatally burned last week in West Sacramento. Yolo County Animal Services spokeswoman Vicky Fletcher said the Yolo County SPCA and RedRover, a national animal-protection organization based in Sacramento, each have offered $2,500 […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Museum brick ceremony delayed

Due to a problem with the production of the bricks for the Hattie Weber Rose Garden, the dedication ceremony and reception scheduled for Saturday will be delayed for at least two weeks, a museum spokeswoman said. Brick donors will be notified of the new date as soon as the finished bricks are in hand at […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC considers 6 percent tuition hike

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students could face significantly higher tuition if the state doesn’t increase funding and voters don’t approve the governor’s tax initiative, school administrators said Tuesday. University officials are considering a plan to raise tuition by 6 percent this fall if the state doesn’t increase funding by […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,