County supervisors hit the brakes on Dunnigan plan

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday refused to move forward with an environmental impact report for the Dunnigan Specific Plan, citing ongoing concerns that the project would not produce enough jobs to keep the town from becoming just another commuter suburb whose residents travel to work in Davis, Woodland or Sacramento. In the works […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Being a locavore can be challenging

Admittedly, it’s a bit easier to be a locavore in Yolo County or the Central Valley of California than it is in, say, Leith, N.D., but unless I want to starve to death, it’s time to join the movement. So, I’ve been trying very hard when I’m at Nugget to buy only those products that […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Annual rise in cost of public college slows

By Tamar Lewin Tuition and fees at public universities increased less than 3 percent this academic year, the smallest rise in three decades, according to the annual College Board reports on trends in pricing and aid. “This does not mean that college is suddenly more affordable, but it does mean that the rapid growth of […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smoke, but no fire, in Davis

A strong smell of smoke detected in Davis on Tuesday — particularly in the east and south areas of town — apparently drifted in from the Woodland area, according to the Davis Fire Department. Woodland fire officials said they had not responded to any active fires Tuesday afternoon and noted that the smoke may have […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland city worker accused of embezzlement

A Woodland city employee was arrested on embezzlement charges Monday, accused of bilking the Woodland City Employees Association of more than $36,000 over a three-year period, according to police. Ronald Dean Scott, 55, served as treasurer of the employee-funded organization during the alleged embezzlement, which occurred between 2009 and 2012 and did not involve any […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Lescroart joins new author in conversation at bookstore

Meet the author Who: William Petrocelli, author of “The Circle of Thirteen” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Bookstore owner and debut author William Petrocelli will be at The Avid Reader on Friday evening with local bestselling author John Lescroart in conversation about Petrocelli’s new book, “The Circle […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Pink talk, run/walk raise awareness of breast cancer

Local residents are invited to join a sea of pink on Thursday and Friday nights at a 5K run/walk and a special talk in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both events benefit the local nonprofit organization Project Pink, which provides help to young women with breast cancer. Davis resident Ann Murray Paige founded Project […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Da Vinci chili cookoff to support senior trip

The seventh annual Da Vinci Charter Academy chili cookoff and student art showcase runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Da Vinci High, 1400 E. Eighth St. Proceeds will be used for the school’s senior trip. Cost is $6 for a sample of each chili — which will made by students — or $8 to taste […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Cut the cable’ at DCN class

Davis Community Network helps local residents “cut the cable” — eliminating cable television or dish service to access video from the Internet — at a free class Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The class, taught by Steve McMahon, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. McMahon […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Downtown fun for the whole family

Downtown Davis is the place to be over the next few days as the Davis Farmers Market celebrates its Fall Festival and Davis Downtown hosts a Halloween Treat Trail (trick-or-treating) and a Dia de los Muertos celebration on the E Street Plaza. Highlights: * Fall Festival: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Third and C […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School district announces leaders of strategic planning action teams

Superintendent Winfred Roberson has announced the leaders of the four action teams that will begin their work as part of the school district’s strategic planning process this week. The process began with a three-day meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee in late September, which crafted four strategy statements that will be researched by four action […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

North Davis greenbelt meeting is Wednesday

The Putah Creek Council will host a community design open house for the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The meeting will be an opportunity to view, discuss and comment on the draft plans for environmental […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Be in the loop with DJUSD’s newest tool

“We are excited to announce a new system called School Loop that will enhance communication between parents, students and school staff,” said an email that went home to Davis parents. My guess is a lot of the email recipients thought, “Oh brother, here we go again.” But this newest tool really is proving to be […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Juries convict two men for local crimes

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced the convictions of two men last week for a separate Davis-area crimes. A jury found 32-year-old Ronald Steven McNair of Roseville guilty of residential burglary Thursday for his role in the June 20 break-in of a North Davis Meadows home, from which thousands of dollars in property had […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,