Bob Dunning: Troubled facility doesn’t serve a local need

A SAD AND SORRY SITUATION … many of us have driven by or walked past the seemingly beautiful FamiliesFirst facility just east of the post office on Fifth Street … few of us had any idea of the ongoing disaster taking place within that complex … it’s billed as a very large group home, but […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Two crashes in Davis injure five

Two vehicle accidents sent five people to Sutter Davis Hospital with minor injuries Monday, according to the Davis police and fire departments. The first crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of Villanova Drive and Anderson Road, where a northbound Honda broadsided a westbound Audi, sending the Honda into the southbound lane where […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police nab suspect in Woodland murder attempt

After nearly a daylong search, Woodland police arrested an attempted murder suspect not far from the scene of the alleged crime. Salvador Fierro Jr., 30, was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Edwards Circle, where police were summoned the night before to investigate allegations that Fierro had stabbed […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Kitchen fire damages downtown eatery

A kitchen fire at Village Pizza & Grill resulted in the evacuation and temporary shutdown of the downtown Davis restaurant Tuesday. Davis fire crews were summoned to reports of smoke in the kitchen area of the 403 G St. restaurant shortly after 1 p.m., said Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department. Employees […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

ArtAbout artistry

The Second Friday ArtAbout, a self-guided artwalk, features a multitude of works by leading artists. Kanna Aoki’s “Suburbia” is among those on exhibit at Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors OK spending plan, await impact of state budget

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a $316 million budget for fiscal year 2013-14, but will have to see how a number of uncertainties play out in the next couple of months before a final budget is approved in September. The unanimous vote came after nearly three hours of presentations […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

New DHS Principal Will Brown meets staff

Newly-hired Davis High School Principal Will Brown was introduced to DHS faculty and staff at a meet-and-greet session Monday afternoon at the school district’s administrative offices. Brown chatted with teachers, vice principals, counselors and others. Brown officially takes the reins at Davis High on Monday, July 1. He replaces Jacqui Moore, who has led DHS since August […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet the new Aggie football coach

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Davis Alumni Network and UC Davis Athletics will host a reception with new football coach Ron Gould from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Bruce Edwards Club Room at Aggie Stadium. The cost is $15 for Alumni Network members, and $20 for nonmembers and walk-ins. Parking is free […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Remote-controlled gliders face off at soaring challenge

The Sacramento Valley Soaring Society will host its 22nd annual Summer Soaring Challenge this weekend at Grasslands Park, at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road southeast of Davis. Pilots from throughout California and other states will be competing in five classes. Radio-controlled gliders, some with 14-foot wingspans, will hunt for thermals to stay aloft for a specified […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

MADD honors local officers, prosecutor for anti-DUI efforts

A Davis police officer and a Yolo County prosecutor were among those honored recently by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their work to eliminate drunken driving. Pheng Ly, a Davis police corporal, and Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven received their awards June 1 at MADD California’s 2013 Law Enforcement and Community Recognition ceremony in […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Spring into Summer’ with CAFF fundraising dinner

By Kira Dickson The Community Alliance with Family Farmers will host a pre-solstice celebration and fundraising dinner Saturday at the T.S. Glide Ranch, 36355 Russell Blvd. west of Davis. The event will feature appetizers, a multi-course meal and live music. Appetizers and beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Drexel project will improve safety near Holmes JH

The city of Davis will host an open house Thursday for community members to come learn and offer thoughts about the Drexel Bike Boulevard Project. Once construction is complete later this summer, the project will make several physical changes to the road to improve bicyclist and pedestrian awareness and safety. The open house will last […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Grouping students by ability regains favor in classroom

By Vivian Yee It was once common for elementary school teachers to arrange their classrooms by ability, placing the highest-achieving students in one cluster, the lowest in another. But ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on their proficiency levels, fell out of favor in the late 1980s […]

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

Summer Solstice SUNday tours canceled

Artists Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel of L/C Mural & Design will be unable to host guided tours of their public art piece, “Same Sun,” at the East Area Water Tank this year, the city of Davis has announced. The event, “Summer Solstice SUNday,” scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled. The city water tank is […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,