School board approves 2013-14 budget, hears from concerned AIM parents

The Davis school board approved a budget for the 2013-14 school year, followed through with a routine annual review of rates for two community facilities districts and two school district parcel taxes, and heard another round of public comment from parents and teachers who are dismayed by the way the school district is proceeding with […]

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

City Council to review preliminary fiscal year 2013-14 budget

After a two-week postponement, the City Council finally will have an opportunity Tuesday to dive into the fiscal year 2013-14 budget, as department heads are scheduled to give presentations on their respective plans for the coming year and the associated costs within those proposals. The council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst fights to save license

EMQ FamiliesFirst is fighting the state’s decision to revoke its Davis group home license, arguing in papers filed Friday that the Department of Social Services does not have the authority to do so since the alleged illegal activity at the heart of the action — multiple rapes and assaults by and against children from the […]

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

For the record

The summer road work story in Friday’s edition had incorrect closure time. For traffic effects of the First Street project, the closures will occur between Sundays and Thursdays. Additionally, the Richards Boulevard tunnel will be closed for either four or five days total during the project. Closures will be intermittent during those times.

June 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Uncle Sam wants you to run for the schools

Local residents are invited to lace up their running shoes and hit the track on the Fourth of July to support the Woodland Schools Foundation. Three distances are offered: a 5-mile run starting at 7:30 a.m. ($35 registration fee), a 5K run/walk starting at 7:45 a.m. ($30) and a 1-mile run/walk also starting at 7:45 […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chancellor pledges support for faculty work-life balance initiative

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has joined the heads of nine other universities and colleges as a founding partner of a national initiative to promote work-life balance for faculty as a way to enhance academic excellence. “Fostering workplace flexibility allows a university to improve faculty satisfaction and recruit and retain a more diverse and inclusive […]

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

Da Vinci Students of the Month both excelled as interns

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored two Da Vinci High School students as Students of the Month for May. They are: * Mariah Farris, nominated by internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Mariah has spent the 2012-13 school year working at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. This facility is a UCD […]

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

Davisite honored as one of The One Hundred

Davis resident Ann Murray Paige was honored this month at a star-studded gala reception in Boston for being an advocate and inspiration to breast cancer survivors. The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual celebration, The One Hundred, honors 100 people or organizations for their contributions in the fight against cancer. This year’s reception was hosted by […]

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

At the Pond: A getaway to the Big Pond

Do you want a one-day, magical, lush green, shaded hike that all ages enjoy and includes a stop at the ocean? I can recommend one. I have done it dozens of times with babies, non-hikers, toddlers, seniors and teenagers. Our family, including grandchildren, revisits this trip repeatedly. It’s good at all times of the year […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sutter market continues on Thursdays

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 29. The market — at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The market accepts […]

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

Supervisors to consider Laura’s Law pilot project

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday will consider creating a pilot project that would allow for court-ordered involuntary outpatient treatment for certain individuals with serious mental illnesses. The yearlong pilot project would implement Laura’s Law, a measure passed by the state in 2003 in the wake of a killing spree by a Nevada County man with […]

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

Improving real estate market boosts tax rolls

An improving real estate market and a thriving agricultural economy have helped push Yolo County’s assessment roll over $20 billion for the first time since 2008, Yolo County Assessor Joel Butler has announced. New construction and changes of ownership also helped increase the roll to $20,475,478,048 of taxable value, a 4.16 precent increase over the […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Hear Davis’ innovation officer speak Wednesday

Davis Downtown invites local businesses and community members to a brown-bag luncheon Wednesday to meet Rob White, the city’s new chief innovation officer. White’s role is to be an advocate for economic development in Davis and to foster a business environment that supports local business interests and growth of innovation/technology companies. This lunchtime forum will […]

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

Appellate court ruling backs parole for Woodland killer

A state appellate court decision has paved the way for a Woodland man who killed his girlfriend’s toddler son in 1983 to be released from prison. Christopher Michael Fowler, 51, has served 29 years for the death of 22-month-old Aaron Miller, who knocked the boy off a bed, shook him and threw him to the […]

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