High-stakes vote nears in California water wars

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The website displays a clock counting down seconds to Tuesday’s board meeting of Southern California’s major water wholesaler. It is part of a new front in California’s water wars opened by the agency that purchases water for San Diego and its suburbs. The San Diego County Water Authority launched the website […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Report? We’ll believe it when we see it

DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH … if you’ve ever waited for a train that gets later by the minute, you’ll know why most of us are taking the scheduled release of the Reynoso/Kroll pepper-spray report with a roll of the eyes and a we’ll-believe-it-when-we-see-it attitude … the report has been delayed so many times that many […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Seniors can learn about reverse mortgages

Homeowners in Davis and Woodland can get information on reverse mortgages and receive a complimentary lunch and informational packet, including a DVD, on Monday, April 30. The event will begin at noon at International House of Pancakes, 1745 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. A question-and-answer session will follow the lunch. Homeowners age 62 or older […]

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Bike groups host council candidates forum

Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bike Collective invite local voters to a Davis City Council candidates forum focusing on transportation issues. The forum will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Bike Forth, near the corner of Fourth and L streets. All five candidates have committed to participating in this forum, which […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Forum on freedom of expression, civility planned at UCD

UC Davis student assistants to the chancellor will present a campuswide forum, “Freedom of Expression in the University: Rights & Challenges,” on Tuesday night. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UCD Conference Center Ballroom. “We share in the commitment that the University of California makes to ensuring that first amendment rights […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Linux group to hear about GIMP graphics tool

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation Monday, April 16, on the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a free, open-source graphics tool similar to Adobe Photoshop for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Explorit Nature Center, 3141 […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

I-House offers Mandarin class

A class in Mandarin is offered at International House, Davis, every Saturday at 10 a.m. The class takes place in the Hagan Room, in the back of the house, at 10 College Park. The Hagan Room is accessible through the parking lot. There is free parking in the lot and on the street on Saturday. This class does not […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | 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 is Annie (No. 104166), a 
6-year-old spayed female terrier mix dog with a white-and-black coat. Also hoping for a good home is Stretch (No. 104273), 
a 2-year-old neutered male 
buff-and-white domestic […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Pepper-spray report will be released Wednesday

The UC Davis community will at last get an in-depth accounting of the November pepper-spraying of nonviolent protesters.

That’s after an Alameda County Superior Court judge signed off today on the settlement between the University of California and the union representing campus police officers.

At noon Wednesday, UCD will post a task force report and supporting materials — including a fact-finding report by Kroll Associates Inc. — on its home page, www.ucdavis.edu.

The task force will host a town hall meeting at 3:30 p.m. in Freeborn Hall that also will be shown live on the UCD website.

Council to finish site-by-site assessment of Crown Castle project

The City Council will continue evaluating each of the 25 antenna sites proposed by Crown Castle in its application to install a Distributed Antenna System to improve cell phone coverage at a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The council is assessing […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Powwow pageantry

Native Americans from a variety of tribes take The Pavilion floor together Saturday afternoon at UC Davis’ 40th annual powwow, which concluded Native American Culture Days. Native American culture will be showcased again on Wednesday as author Sherman Alexie visits campus as part of the Campus Community Book Project. Alexie will talk about his award-winning, […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Leaders picked for genome sequencing effort

Bart Weimer, a professor in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and Hao Zhang, chief operating officer of BGI Americas, have been named co-directors of BGI@UCDavis. They will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the genome sequencing center on UCD’s Sacramento campus, the university announced on Monday. The pair also will act as […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pepper-spray reports slated for Wednesday release

Attorneys for the University of California and campus police will ask a judge to lift a stay on the UC Davis pepper-spray reports, clearing the way for them to be released on Wednesday.

Plans are for the task force findings, recommendations and background materials — including the fact-finding report by Kroll Associates Inc. — to be posted on the UCD home page at noon on Wednesday.

The task force will host a town hall meeting from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Freeborn Hall, according to a news release. That event will be shown live on the UCD website.

Attorneys for UC and the union will go before Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio M. Grillo on Tuesday to ask him to lift the stay.

Yolo DA, Umpqua Bank host free shred event Friday

Friday the 13th could mark a lucky day for those hoping to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. This Friday, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office and Umpqua Bank will co-host a free shred event for Yolo County citizens and Umpqua Bank customers. This is an effort by Umpqua Bank to give back to […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,