Food Co-op plans annual membership meeting

Tickets to the Davis Food Co-op’s annual membership meeting on Sunday, May 18, are available now to members. The meeting is a chance for members to get a financial snapshot of the Co-op and hear what board members and management have to say about the past year. It’s also a chance for members to talk […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rochelle Swanson

Occupation: Regional account manager, February 2014-current; land use consultant, 1999-2014 Education: Juris Doctor, 2004, McGeorge School of Law; bachelor’s degree in political science, 1996, UC Davis Noteworthy: Davis City Council member, 2010-14; 2014 Women Who Mean Business honoree (Sacramento Business Journal); 2013 honorary co-chair, Metro Chamber Cap-to-Cap; president, Davis High School Blue & White Foundation, 2010 (member 2007-11), Paul Harris […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Condoleezza Rice backs out of Rutgers commencement

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has backed out of delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a statement Saturday that she informed Rutgers President Robert Barchi that she was declining the invitation […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

Rochelle Swanson reapplies for her council job

Alone among the five candidates vying for two spots on City Council, Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson has already been doing the job. Her mission is not to convince the public of what she might do, but to assure them she will finish the job adequately. “Progress has been made toward a more sustainable budget while preserving […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cops ramp up DUI enforcement for holiday

This Cinco de Mayo, Yolo County’s Avoid the 8 DUI task force is cracking down on drunken driving, and those who are caught will be arrested. Special DUI saturation patrols will be deployed this weekend in several Yolo County cities, looking to identify and stop suspected drunken drivers. Additionally, every routine traffic and patrol officer […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jury awards Davis railroad company $39.6 million in damages

Sierra Railroad Group, a Davis-based rail and energy company, won $39.6 million in damages in a counter lawsuit against a Florida rail group on Thursday. In 2009, the Patriot Rail Corp. filed suit against the Sierra Railroad Group for breach of contract. Both sides alleged bad faith after a deal fell through to sell Sierra, […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police arrest three for attempted robbery

Davis police arrested three teenagers Friday night in connection with an attempted robbery, according to Sgt. Frank Tenedora. The incident occurred in Chestnut Park at about 10:55 p.m. when a male walking through the park was approached by a group of four males who demanded his belongings and started pushing and punching him. The victim […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD students protest party name

DAVIS (AP) — Students at UC Davis have cancelled plans for a drinking party dubbed Cinco de Drinko, after protesters called it racially insensitive. The party was to be held Saturday ahead of Monday’s Cinco de May holiday that celebrates Mexican heritage. Some students who had organized the party worked at the on-campus Coffee House […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Testimony continues in alleged child-abuse case

WOODLAND — The trial of a man accused of fatally injuring his infant son continued last week with testimony from medical witnesses who asserted the boy’s wounds were abuse-related, and from the victim’s mother who, despite being a prosecution witness, insisted her husband was incapable of inflicting them. “Never,” Sara Stone said repeatedly on the […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Information so important, we needed it twice

Like so many of us, my friend Raoul on the Egyptian Street received an important document in the mail last week. “Among the mail,” Raoul writes, “were two identical-appearing white 8½-by-11 booklets.” I think I got the same thing at the same time. “They came from the Yolo County Office of Elections in Woodland. Both […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Cannery development breaks ground

A united Davis City Council came together to praise the 100-acre Cannery project at its formal groundbreaking Friday morning. The 547-unit mixed-density housing development — including some commercial buildings — is the result of  10-year process ending in the agreements that developers The New Home Company will execute. Speakers Friday said the process was challenging, […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Long-anticipated music recital hall breaks ground at UC Davis

After many years of planning and fundraising, UC Davis broke ground Friday for a 394-seat music recital hall and classroom building, located next to the existing Music Building. The new hall — which will host chamber music ensembles and solo performances — will have a high ceiling and acoustically reflective wood paneling, intended to replicate […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board to meet Monday at 4 p.m. to appoint new trustee

The Davis school board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday to select one of three finalists for the open seat on the board. The vacancy was created by the abrupt resignation in March of trustee Nancy Peterson. The meeting will be in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., and will begin with short […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Montessori charter petition rejected, backlogged maintenance addressed

A proposal to create a Montessori Charter School of Davis was unanimously rejected Thursday by the Davis school board after school district administrators and legal counsel raised questions about educational and financial issues. The board also told the school district’s business office to start preparing a $20 million, three-year financing plan to tackle backlogged maintenance […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,