Bob Dunning: Sifting through Prop. 218 garbage

I’ve heard people describe our increasingly popular “fee protest hearings” as an election, and if that’s truly the case, circle Sept. 24 on your calendar as the date of the next city of Davis election. Will Joe Krovoza or Dandy Dan Wolk be on the ballot? Maybe Rochelle Swanson, Brett Lee or Lucas Frerichs? Well, […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sudwerk’s next generation: So much brewing in Davis

Sudwerk Brewery is pumping new innovation and energy into its beer, thanks to two Davis natives who share a vision — and a link to its legacy.

Nearly 25 years after Dean Unger and Ron Broward founded Davis’ first and only brewery, Unger’s grandson, Trent Yackzan, and Yackzan’s friend Ryan Fry are refining their beers and promoting Sudwerk as California’s finest craft lager brewery.

It’s a story of heritage and determination. After graduating from Cal Poly in 2008, Yackzan and Fry returned to Davis. They put their marketing and business knowledge to work …

Yolo Hospice: New support groups designed to meet grief needs

The death of a loved one causes grief, but the depth and effects of grief are different for everyone. Understanding that the way your grief manifests itself is uniquely yours and providing a caring, supportive and informative environment is the goal of Yolo Hospice’s Bereavement support groups. The loss of significant people in your life, […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Saylor teams with Farm Bureau for ‘Crown Jewels’ tour

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor of Davis and the Yolo County Farm Bureau are collaborating on a tour of the county’s top three crops by volume — tomatoes, wine grapes and rice. The “Crown Jewels of Yolo County” tour will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Attendees will gather […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Court Watch Council will meet Sunday in Davis

The Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County invites community members to share concerns about the judicial system, provide testimony and give personal accounts of contemporary cases in the Yolo Superior Court system. The meeting will run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuition isn’t the only bill college students see

By Philip Elliott WASHINGTON — Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up. The price of housing and food trumps tuition costs for students who attend two- and four-year public universities in their home states, according to a College Board survey. Even with the lower […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School standards’ debut is rocky, and critics pounce

By Motoko Rich The Common Core, a set of standards for kindergarten through high school that has been ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms. Tea party conservatives, who […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Downtown unveils new website, mobile app

Business owners and community members are invited to Davis Downtown’s brown-bag lunch meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Varsity Theatre to take a look at the redesigned Davis Downtown website and new mobile application scheduled for release this month. The website will host a variety of new features that give visitors access to a wealth […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sidewalk sentry

Milo the Shop Cat is a furry friend to all in downtown Davis. He can be found daily hanging out in B&L Bike Shop, B&L Too or begging for table scraps in front of Zia’s Deli, all on Fourth Street. “Milo loves people and food,” says his Facebook page, Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Judge halts water releases for salmon

FRESNO (AP) — A U.S. District judge in California has temporarily halted the planned releases of water from a Northern California reservoir to prevent a salmon kill in the lower Klamath River. The judge ordered the releases from the Trinity Reservoir temporarily stopped until Aug. 21. The order comes after farmers in California’s San Joaquin […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Richmond mayor demands bank drop foreclosure lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of a financially struggling Northern California city and several supporters showed up unannounced Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank’s downtown headquarters to demand it drop a lawsuit fighting a novel plan to refinance hundreds of “underwater” mortgages. Bank officials blocked Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and several supporters from entering the […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

What are the impacts of parcel tax change?

The Davis school board’s decision Thursday night to move to a uniform rate of $204 per parcel per year under Measure E will have impacts on some Davis-area property owners, but not others. For owners of single-family homes, there will be no changes. Single-family homes will be charged $204 per parcel per year, as before. […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis trustees modify school parcel tax

Acknowledging court decisions earlier this year striking down portions of a school parcel tax in Alameda County, the Davis Board of Education voted Thursday to take out portions of the district’s recently approved parcel tax, Measure E, that would have charged local single-family homes and multi-unit dwellings at different tax rates. The board’s decision means […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Bob Dunning: It’s taco time at the county fair

HOLY GUACAMOLE … I’ve always said there’s no fear of running into a fellow Davisite at the Yolo County Fair, given that most residents of the Second Most Educated City in America don’t “do Woodland.” … after all, county fairs — with their emphasis on beauty queens, corn dogs, destruction derbies, deep-fried Snickers bars, tractor […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,