Bob Dunning: A clean sweep, but for stubborn Joe

WOLK DYNASTY … it’s nearly a clean sweep for Dan Wolk when it comes to endorsements for his California Assembly candidacy from his Davis City Council colleagues … while the easy thing would have been to simply decline to endorse, Council Members Rochelle Swanson, Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee all threw their support behind Davis’ […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

School board will meet Thursday morning

The Davis Board of Education has called a special meeting for 7 a.m. Thursday to hold a public hearing to discuss the starting points of negotiation between the school district and the Davis Teachers Association and California School Employees Association. The meeting will take place in the South Conference Room at the district office, 526 […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access offers free orientation

Davis Media Access will offer a free orientation to community media services from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at its studio at 1623 Fifth St. Staff will provide information about equipment, services, policies and volunteer opportunities. The orientation is the first step toward becoming involved at DMA, and is free and open to […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op announces a Souper line-up

Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual Davis Food Co-op “Souper Bowl” fundraiser, co-sponsored this year by the Davis Rebekah Lodge to benefit the Davis Police Department K9 Unit. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Featured […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Student workers target family housing, higher wages

Members of the UC Student Workers’ Union wrapped up two days of demonstrations and bargaining with administration officials on Tuesday with no deal yet in sight. About 100 people attended a series of events — including a Monday “children’s march” with families protesting plans to alter or eliminate family-friendly housing facilities on campus — according […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Exhibit looks at history of bracero program

An array of black-and-white photographs, posters, documents, artifacts, books and art detailing the history of bracero guest workers will be on exhibit this month at Woodland Community College. The exhibit is being organized by the college’s Ethnic Studies Program and Cross Cultural Series in partnership with Richard Soto of Biblioteca San Joaquin Murrieta. A painting […]

February 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday

The Cache Creek Conservancy will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year. The public is invited to meet at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20 in Woodland, at 8 a.m. Saturday to help with the count. “Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts,” a news release said. “It is fun, […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Waterless carwash boosts Madrigals’ trip

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers invite the community to a special drought-friendly waterless carwash from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Davis school district parking lot at Fifth and B streets. The detailing package includes window cleaning and interior cleaning and vacuuming. All proceeds support the choir’s educational spring tour to New […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wellness forum planned at I-House

Community members are invited to a free wellness forum on Thursday, Feb. 20, sponsored by Woodland Healthcare/Dignity Health and International House. A reception will begin the evening at 6 p.m. Pharmacist Rami Saad of Rite-Aid will be on hand to give flu shots and describe the efficacy of the shots. At 6:30 p.m., doctors from […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Democrats support Dan Wolk for Assembly

At their regional endorsement meeting Sunday, local Democratic leaders and activists from throughout the 4th Assembly District recommended Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk for the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party. Wolk received the support of nearly 75 percent of the voting delegates at the pre-endorsement conference held at Green Valley Middle School […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help plant trees at Winters Putah Creek Park

Putah Creek Council will host a community service activity along Putah Creek in Winters on Monday, Feb. 17, to bring community members together to plant alders, a native streamside tree species. The new trees will help provide wildlife habitat, control erosion and improve water quality. Alders are extremely important trees along creeks because their shade […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Genealogists will get tips on organizing research

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend a free presentation on “Organizing Your Research” by returning speaker Marian Kile at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All enthusiastic family history researchers face a daunting pile of research papers or confusing list of computer files at some […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Recent rainfall doesn’t change outlook for Yolo farmers

WOODLAND — Last week’s rainfall didn’t do much for Yolo County’s surface water supply, county supervisors were told Tuesday. In fact, the long-awaited series of storms didn’t really do anything at all to improve the outlook for local farmers. Yolo County receives surface water from storage in Clear Lake and the Indian Valley reservoir, both […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Committee approves Wolk’s water bond substitute

The state Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve a $6.895 billion water bond proposed by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to address statewide water needs. Senate Bill 848, also known as “The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality & Water Supply Act,” would replace the $11.14 billion water bond slated for the […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,