League of Women Voters hosts City Council Candidates Night

The League of Women Voters will host a “Meet the City Council Candidates Night” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All candidates — Lucas Frerichs, Sue Greenwald, Brett Lee, Stephen Souza and Dan Wolk — plan to attend the league’s debate and will address the following questions: […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Supervisors to vote on commercial rafting ordinance

Yolo County supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to charge commercial rafting companies for their use of county facilities along Cache Creek and other local rivers and streams. For many years, the upper watershed of Cache Creek has been a popular place for whitewater rafting, with as many as 15,000 rafters traveling down the scenic creek […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Morning tour set May 12 at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

The Yolo Basin Foundation docents will offer a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, May 12, from 8 to 11 a.m. “May is a beautiful time to look for and listen to the birds of spring in the air and on the water,” a news release said. Soaring raptors, wading […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Has local housing market finally stabilized?

Inquiring minds want to know: does this spring mark the turning point in the local real estate market? After five or six years of declining home prices — locally, regionally and nationally — has the market finally steadied, pointing toward an impending upturn?

That question is on the minds of many prospective buyers and sellers. Realtor Cary Arnold at Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate thinks that for Davis homes, the market may be stabilizing and starting to turn around.

“What we saw from 2010 to 2011 was the average sales price dropped,” Arnold said.

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

DA offers plea deal to bank protesters

WOODLAND —  The Yolo County District Attorney’s office will extend an offer for a plea deal to 12 protesters facing criminal charges for their role in the blockade of the U.S. Bank branch at UC Davis. Michael Cabral, Yolo County assistant chief deputy district attorney, said that the 11 students and one professor will be […]

Rally to Take Back the Night planned Tuesday

The UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program will host Take Back the Night on Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the UCD East Quad. The event is one of hundreds of rallies that take place around the globe to end sexual violence, particularly that against women. Take Back the Night will feature popular local […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis stages Havel’s ‘The Memorandum’

Vaclav Havel’s 1965 satirical farce “The Memorandum” will get a 21st-century upgrade for its admission-free UC Davis premiere this week in Wright Hall’s Lab A. The show continues through Saturday, May 19. “The Memorandum,” directed by 2011 dramatic art and film studies graduate Alejandro Torres, meditates on the blunders and headaches of bureaucracy and office culture. […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed for the Gran Fondo May 6

The Legends of the Hall of Fame Gran Fondo will roll out of Central Park at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6. A couple of hundred cyclists will join U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inductees Greg LeMond, Nelson Vails, Ruthie Matthes, Mike McCarthy and others west on Russell Boulevard and then onto the roads of Yolo […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Montoya featured artist at YoloArts fundraiser

Malaquias Montoya, a UC Davis professor emeritus in the Chicano Studies department, is the featured artist at Artistic Sensations, a fundraiser for YoloArts. “We are thrilled that Montoya will be attending Artistic Sensations, and showcasing his work,” said Mary Flohr Kaltenbach, event chairwoman. “His distinguished career and art, along with his dedication to education and […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis voters to decide fate of parks tax

The fate of Davis’ parks and recreational facilities may rest squarely on the shoulders of Davis residents. When voters across town receive their June 5 election ballots in their mailboxes in early May, they will not only have to decide which three candidates to elect to the City Council, but also whether to renew Measure […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Investigation of ‘suspicious’ death continues

Davis police had little new information to release Thursday regarding Tuesday’s death of a Sacramento man. “We are making progress,” Lt. Tom Waltz said of the investigation. “We’re following up with family members” and other witnesses. Thomas Anthony Conrad, 26, was found injured underneath the Pole Line Road overpass, on the west end of the […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Keeping perspective amid the culling

A BIT OF COMPASSION … many points to city of Davis Police Chief Landy Black for attempting to provide some balance to all the negativity surrounding deposed UC Davis Chief Annette Spicuzza … Yes, she had clearly lost control of her department, and yes, it was no doubt time for her to go, but Black […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Downtown Davis historical tour on Saturday

There are only a few spots left on Gerri Adler’s walking tour of historic downtown “Davisville” on Saturday at 2 p.m., starting at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St. in Central Park. Adler, a history buff who grew up in Davis in the 1950s, will point out and discuss historical buildings, past […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ron Paul to rally supporters at UCD

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, on the UC Davis Quad. While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has amassed 847 of the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination, according to an Associated Press estimate, supporters of Paul — who has just 80 delegates — […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,