Chat with Provenza over coffee Friday

Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will hold open office hours from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mocha Joe’s, 417 Mace Blvd., Suite 1, in South Davis. Provenza, the 4th District supervisor, will buy a cup of coffee for the fourth person who drops by his table to say hello. Community members are invited to […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Plan to expand Yolo Bypass draws opposition

A plan to improve flood protection in the Central Valley by widening the Fremont Weir and expanding the Yolo Bypass has drawn opposition from Yolo County supervisors, who also expressed frustration over not being consulted about the proposal.

Community members will have an opportunity to be heard on the matter next week when the Central Valley Flood Protection Board takes public comment on the plan at a meeting in Sacramento.

The flood protection board last month released a draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan …

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Is nuclear power worth the dangers?

Well, I can’t put it off any longer. A small newspaper article buried deep in the interior pages on Sunday announced that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a license for two new nuclear reactors to be built in the state of Georgia. The plant will take a while to build — estimates are it […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

4,300 properties to be removed from flood zone

In mid-May, about 4,300 properties in Woodland will be removed from a Federal Emergency Management Agency Special Flood Hazard Area, often referred to as the 100-year floodplain, the city of Woodland announced. As result, affected residential and commercial property owners will no longer be subject to mandatory flood insurance requirements. Property owners within the city’s […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Relationship expert on local radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at This week’s guest, relationship expert Harriet Lerner, Ph.D, is the author of “The Dance of Anger” and, most recently, “Marriage Rules.” All past shows are available online or directly […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon police probe false robbery report

The Dixon Police Department is investigating a false report of a home-invasion robbery that sent officers rushing to a Carpenter Court home early Wednesday morning. Officer Sam McInnis said dispatchers received a call at about 4 a.m. reporting that shots had been fired at the house, one victim was wounded and two suspects were still […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City booth due at Farmers Market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth at the Davis Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m to noon Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Council members Sue Greenwald and Dan Wolk will be available to answer questions about city matters. The city manager’s office will be highlighted Saturday. Staffers will be on […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

County accepts hazardous waste from businesses, individuals

Yolo County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste — items such as paint, batteries, cleaning supplies and fluorescent bulbs or tubes — safely each week at the Yolo County landfill. Disposal services are free. The county also can offer hazardous waste disposal for small businesses at reduced rates, since the equipment, staff and […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Iranian expert presents new book at Avid Reader

Davisites can learn more about Iran’s role in evolving developments in the Middle East by hearing Trista Parsi at a book-signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Parsi, who is president of the National Iranian American Council, will talk about Iran’s […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Motorcyclist hurt in I-80 crash

A West Sacramento man suffered major injuries Tuesday when his motorcycle rear-ended a car on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Angel Louis Jess Jr., 54, was riding the Harley Davidson eastbound on I-80 near Mace Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. when he struck a Pontiac whose driver had stopped due […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Boy, 3, falls from second-floor window

A 3-year-old Davis boy was hospitalized at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after falling from a second-story window at an East Davis apartment complex Tuesday evening, fire officials said. The boy, whose name was not released, was conscious and breathing when firefighters arrived at the Tuscany Villas Apartments, 2526 E. Eighth St., Davis […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

West Plainfield FD hosts pancake breakfast

The West Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its 34th annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at Lillard Hall (at the West Plainfield Fire Station), 24901 County Road 95, one mile north of Road 31. Tickets are $9 general, $6 for youths ages 7-12 and free for children 6 […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet Lee on Sunday in South Davis

All interested Davisites are invited to a neighborhood gathering to meet City Council candidate Brett Lee. The free event will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Vashek and Claudette Cervinka, 3416 Monte Vista Ave. in South Davis. Lee, an industrial engineer and investment adviser, is new candidate on the Davis […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

The Davis City Council will present the 2012 Golden Heart Awards to local teens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, not 6:30 p.m., in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The time was pushed back to accommodate a budget workshop, a city spokeswoman said.

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,