Seed breeding company to double size of Woodland headquarters

Seed-research company Monsanto is spending an estimated $31 million on expanding its Woodland facilities, an undertaking that has been met with both community support and backlash. The expansion, which is expected to be finished next August, will double the size of the local research hub on Highway 16 just west of Woodland. Monsanto’s facilities there […]

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

Fire damages South Davis office building

The Davis Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of a Saturday afternoon fire that damaged an office building at the corner of Mace and Cowell boulevards in South Davis. The building at 502 Mace Blvd. is occupied by a handful of businesses, including a marketing research firm. Firefighters going through training downtown received a […]

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

‘Davis-style justice': Charity rider’s stolen bicycle replaced

After a thief stole her locked bike from a downtown sidewalk on day 78 of a 4,200-mile charity ride, Alyssa Chrisman dried her tears and took a few sarcastic jabs at how bike-friendly Davis really was. On Saturday, however, the newly minted honorary citizen — with a replacement bicycle on the way — was all smiles […]

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

Yamada’s religious freedom bill becomes law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Workplace Religious Freedom Act. AB 1964 modifies California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act to protect religious accommodation in employment. The bill enjoyed strong, bipartisan support and interfaith cooperation throughout the legislative process, according to Yamada’s office, and takes effect on Jan. 1. “This bill is […]

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

Rosenberg to receive appointments, humanitarian award

Yolo Superior Court officials announced last week two achievements for Presiding Judge David Rosenberg — his appointment to two Judicial Council internal committees and his selection for the 2012 California Judges Association Humanitarian of the Year award. California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has re-appointed Rosenberg to the Executive and Planning Committee, which directs and oversees […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City finds replacement for former finance and budget director

Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton has hired a new assistant city manager, Yvonne Pimentel Quiring, perhaps to fill the gap former finance and budget director Paul Navazio left behind when he became Woodland’s city manager in June. Quiring, who will start with the city Oct. 1, has 26 years of municipal experience in small, medium […]

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

Pole Line Road to close for 20 days

County Road 102 (Pole Line Road) from the Davis city limits north to County Road 27 will be closed to all traffic for 20 days starting on Sept. 17 while Yolo County repairs developing potholes, surface and base failures in the road and roadway bleeding. The intersection just south of County Road 27 will be […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Calories? They’re in the can

Because I frequently spend some part of the summer on my annual Tartar Sauce Tour of the Pacific Northwest, inhaling vast quantities of pan-fried oysters, beer-battered razor clams and various parts of that wily crustacean known as a Dungeness crab, I return home with more baggage around the middle than I left with. Let’s just […]

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

Blood collectors honored this week

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood Collectors Week, Sept. 9-15, promotes and recognizes the contributions of phlebotomists, apheresis operators and all others involved in supporting the nation’s blood supply. A total of 17 million units of blood were needed in the United States last year, according to a […]

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

Grad Night tickets on sale now

If you’re a senior at Davis, Da Vinci or King high schools or the Davis School for Independent Study, now is the time to buy your paperless Grad Night ticket for $75, if purchased before Dec. 31. Scholarships are available if needed through your school counselor. Grad Night is an alcohol- and drug-free all-night celebration, […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Burrowing owl advocates will meet in Davis

The California Burrowing Owl Consortium will conduct its fall meeting in Davis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The meeting will be in the conference room at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles Road. Consortium eetings are an opportunity for burrowing owl advocates, researchers, wildlife agencies, city and county governments, […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Equinox celebration helps support family farmers

By Natalie Hunter All are welcome to celebrate the autumnal equinox and raise funds for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers at a dinner Saturday, Sept. 22, at the T.S. Glide Ranch, 36355 Russell Blvd. in rural West Davis. The event will feature appetizers, a multi-course meal, a film screening and live music. Appetizers and […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Land Trust fundraiser is a sellout

The Yolo Land Trust has sold out its signature event, executive director Michele Clark has announced. A Day in the Country, which takes place Sunday afternoon at Terrain Ruisseau along Putah Creek, will feature tastings from top chefs throughout Northern California created from seasonal fruits, vegetables and animals grown and raised in Yolo County. For […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Idol’ deadline extended to Sept. 21

Are you someone with undiscovered amazing vocal talent? Are you craving your 15 minutes of fame in the stage’s spotlight? If so, you should enter as a contestant in the “Davis Community Idol” competition. The deadline for applicants, who must be at least 18 years old, has been extended to Friday. The next Davis Community […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,