Bob Dunning: Want fairness? Look to Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ 1, DAVIS 0 … the city of Santa Cruz, well aware of the drought facing much of California, has instituted a water rationing program that is fair to rich and poor alike because it guarantees all citizens access to an equal amount of water for an equal price … in Davis, on the […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary honors student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored seven Davis and King high school students as Students of the Month for April. They are: * Rudy Chacon-Campos, nominated by science teacher Sherri Sandberg, who wrote, “Rudy is very enthusiastic in Chemistry in the Community and has made many connections with the course content and the […]

May 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CHP seeks witnesses to Woodland-area pursuit

The Woodland office of the California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses and possible victims of an April 24 high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect’s arrest in Woodland. Officer Bryan Konvalin said suspect Elijah Sterling Taylor may have struck other cars or forced them off the roadway as he allegedly fled from law-enforcement officers during […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Urinary woes are subject of support group meeting

Urinary incontinence resulting from treatment for prostate cancer usually resolves itself, but a small percentage of cases linger. At the Monday, May 12, meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, UC Davis urologist Jennifer Rothschild will discuss implantation of artificial urinary sphincters and other surgical treatments to rectify incontinence. She has expertise in lower urinary […]

May 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wet and wild

This year has been dedicated as Tuleyome’s year of “Celebrating Our Public Lands” in commemoration of both the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 150th anniversary of the California state park system. At Tuleyome, the board and staff believe that “everyone deserves access to the outdoors.” Tuleyome’s national award-winning program, Home Place Adventures, […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State Senate supports parcel tax rate flexibility

Legislation to help K-12 school districts throughout California, including the Davis Joint Unified School District, flexibility in setting parcel tax rates earned passage from the state Senate on Monday. Senate Bill 1021 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, would restore K-12 school districts’ ability to levy parcel taxes at rates based on a land’s classification, an […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Big Day of Giving will benefit dozens of nonprofits

GiveLocalNow is gearing up for the region’s first Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving challenge benefiting the region’s nonprofit sector. The event — under the leadership of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, Yolo Community Foundation, and others — will run from midnight Tuesday, May 6, to 11:59 p.m. that night. The region has set […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Students get up-close look at legal consequences of a DUI

WOODLAND — Seniors at Pioneer High School got a real-life look at the consequences of driving under the influence Friday when Yolo Superior Court Judge Dave Rosenberg brought his entire department to the school’s theater for a misdemeanor DUI trial that ended with the defendant being led away in handcuffs. Jasbir Singh Brar, a former […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Schwenger would bring appraiser’s background to consolidated office

When Yolo County supervisors voted in November to combine two elected offices — county assessor and clerk-recorder — they set up a classic election battle between representatives from each office. In one corner is Freddie Oakley, longtime clerk-recorder and registrar of voters, and in the other is David Schwenger, a senior real property appraiser, who […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Oakley seeks fourth term in newly expanded office

When the Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted to consolidate the office of clerk-recorder/registrar of voters with that of the county assessor’s office last fall, it did so largely for the purpose of efficiency — to save money and improve customer service. Both the assessor and county recorder deal primarily with real property — the […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Bailey (No. 124296), a 5-month-old female domestic short-haired black and white kitten. Also hoping for a good home is Pheobe (No. 124620), a 2-year-old female black and white terrier mix. Fees are […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD forging partnership with SF’s Exploratorium

UC Davis research will come to life in museum exhibits and programs as part of a five-year partnership announced Friday by the university and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The partners are exploring ways to bring to the public topics that include environmental science, data visualization, coastal and marine sciences,  agriculture and food science, sustainable energy and […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Three Davis campuses recognized by state as ‘Distinguished Schools’

Three elementary schools in Davis — Willett, Birch Lane and Chávez — were recognized recently as California Distinguished Schools for 2014. The Science & Technology Academy in Knights Landing (part of the Woodland school district) also was recognized. “Willett, Birch Lane and Chávez elementary schools have each exemplified our high standard of academic excellence in […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

District Dollars website updated

Davis residents can get detailed information about the Davis Joint Unified School District’s budget through District Dollars, a web-based, interactive program found at or as a quick link on the district’s website, The site provides recently updated information about: * The new state funding system, the Local Control Funding Formula; * How much money the […]

May 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,