A powerful message

Solano County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Waller and his dog Richter meet Pioneer Elementary School students Wednesday morning at a Red Ribbon Week kickoff assembly outdoors on the playground. Richter also demonstrated how he sniffs out drugs. Davis firefighters and police officers also participated, educating children about safety and making healthy choices. A California Highway Patrol […]

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

Kids invited to decorate pumpkins at museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will celebrate an early Halloween on Saturday by providing treats for goblins, ghosts, princesses and all other trick-or-treaters. The museum, 445 C St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be pumpkins to decorate and take home. Decorating supplies will be provided, or children can […]

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

Provenza opposes consolidating assessor’s office with clerk/recorder

A plan to consolidate Yolo County’s assessor’s office with that of the clerk/recorder received preliminary approval from county supervisors this week. An ordinance combining the two elected offices will return to the board for a vote next month. But the proposal — which would take effect at the end of 2014 when the current elected […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Holiday treats for all ages can be found downtown

Davis Downtown has several holiday events planned for local youngsters. Children in costume may walk the Treat Trail from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. This community tradition, recommended for kids 10 and under, will happen rain or shine. Adding to the Halloween spirit, the Varsity Theatre will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie […]

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

School arts grant applications due Oct. 31

The Davis School Arts Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2013-14 school year. The foundation is a local nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that has been dedicated to keeping the arts in Davis public schools for more than 30 years. Through donations from local individuals and businesses, the foundation is able to provide grants to support […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Military expert talks about women under pressure

“How She Really Does It,” a radio show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. This week’s guest is Elizabeth M. Norman, R.N., Ph.D., a professor at New York University and the author of “Women at War: The Story of Fifty […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water-wise plants take center stage at Central Park Gardens sale

Central Park Gardens will celebrate seven years of volunteer-led garden improvements at its annual open house and plant sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master Gardener volunteers and members of the gardens’ steering committee will answer questions and sell plants in five of the seven demonstration gardens, at Third and B streets […]

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

Pepper-spray cop gets $38K in workers’ comp

The former campus cop seen in a viral video pepper-spraying student protesters will receive workers’ compensation totaling $38,056.

John Pike, 40, of Roseville, reportedly suffered depression and anxiety brought on by death threats he and his family received after the Nov. 18, 2011, confrontation at an Occupy UC Davis encampment.

Administrative Law Judge Harter approved the settlement between Pike and the University of California on Oct. 16.

UC Davis Academic Federation honors Jeff Loux

Pay tribute What: Jeff Loux honored at the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award dinner When: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; reservations due Friday Where: Ballroom B, UC Davis Conference Center RSVP: Tickets are $35 each; pay by credit card at 530-752-2262 or check payable to “UC Regents,” mailed to Ceremonies and Special Events, UC […]

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

Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season

Check it out What: Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, featuring a Kids’ Costume Parade at 11 a.m., a free pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, children’s crafts, live music and, of course, the market When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Where: Central Park, Third and C streets Local food, local farmers and the harvest season are […]

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

Springer to be featured on KDRT show

Sally P. Springer, co-author of the book “Admission Matters,” will be the guest this week on “Through the Looking Glass,” a talk show on KDRT, 95.7FM. Host Judith Plank will interview Springer about her popular book, which answers questions such as why college admissions have become so competitive, what colleges look for in an applicant, […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Ice CREAM sandwiches a hit; The Melt comes next

It’s time for this month’s recap of downtown Davis business changes. All of these items appeared in a similar format in earlier Comings & Goings columns. ———— The rain was steady on Sept. 21, but so was the line for free ice cream sandwiches on opening day for CREAM. Ice cream fans, especially teens and […]

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

Council wants to see full range of options for Mace site

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to direct staff to bring back a report Nov. 12 with all the possible land-use options for 391 acres of farmland just east of Davis before it’s locked away in conservation forever. Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson, who made the motion, hopes at that meeting the council can decide whether the […]

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

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 ,