Davisite will ply the pedals for the trees

Julia Bartens, a Davis resident and urban forestry researcher, will cycle 585 miles from Niagara Falls to Toronto this summer with the Stihl Tour des Trees. The ride, now in its 22nd year, is the signature fundraising event for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, and America’s largest fundraiser for tree research and […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers sought for county advisory boards

Volunteers are being sought to fill vacancies on dozens of Yolo County advisory bodies. To apply, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies exist on the Area 4 Agency on Aging; Aviation Advisory Committee; Board of Directors […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local Mideast expert will speak in Davis

Sacramento resident Alison Weir, an internationally recognized writer and speaker, will speak from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, on “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel.” Weir’s talk will include little-known information from her upcoming […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Press Release | Tagged ,

Workshops help with health care decisions

A series of workshops focused on advanced care planning — making decisions about future health care for oneself or a loved one — will begin this week. Each workshop runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church, 509 College St. in Woodland, and features presenter Peggy Phelps, a caregiver resource consultant with the […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Marchers promise a ‘human oil slick’

“Separation of Oil & State: Follow the Money,” a march that examines the connections between government and oil lobbyists, will take place at noon Thursday in downtown Sacramento. Organizers from 350 Sacramento and Stop Fooling CA will create a “human oil slick” to raise awareness about the impact of the oil lobby on government. Those […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk bill to help fund local projects moves to Assembly floor

The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted last week to approve Senate Bill 33 by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to remove obstacles to financing public works using infrastructure financing districts. The bill will next be heard on the Assembly floor. “IFDs use growth in property taxes, not new taxes, to finance important projects like highways and […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

In Oregon, a plan to eliminate tuition and loans at state colleges

By Richard Pérez-Peña Going to college can seem like a choice between impossibly high payments while in school or a crushing debt load for years afterward, but one state is experimenting with a third way. Last week, the Oregon Legislature approved a plan that could allow students to attend state colleges without paying tuition or […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food given to needy local residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, July 17, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Saylor meets constituents Tuesday at Peet’s

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County business […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Painting the town red, white and blue

Approximately 150 people walked, rode bikes or pulled wagons during the Kiwanis Club Kiddie Parade in Davis on Thursday. Also in the parade were the Davis High Pep Band and the city of Davis antique fire engine. Youths like Emma Rael donned patriotic clothing and face paint, while others like Maddie Olvert, Nicole Jamison, Beau Dudley and Robby Olvert made it a banner holiday.
Parade participants gathered at Third Street between A Street and University Avenue and then meandered to nearby Central Park. The Kiddie Parade has been a Fourth of July tradition since 1935, and the Kiwanis Club has hosted it since 1960.

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Indecent exposure suspect arrested

After agreeing to meet with a Woodland police officer, a Davis resident was arrested Thursday for indecent exposure and booked into the Yolo County Jail. At approximately 5:12 p.m. Thursday, Woodland police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of California Street for a report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred. This incident […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fatal collision in Woodland

Early investigation into a traffic collision that resulted in the death of a toddler Thursday morning shows it was an “unfortunate unintentional” accident, according to a city of Woodland press release. At approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, Woodland Police Officers, fire fighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the Bel Air Shopping Center, 1885 Pioneer Ave., […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Cookin’ in the sun

Turn some of this intense summer heat to your advantage by building your own solar cooker! Instead of dreading that summer sun, turn it into an outdoor oven with a few simple items you probably have around the house. You’ll need a pizza box, some aluminum foil, black paint, a paint brush, your favorite hot […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Agency GM fields council questions on DBO bidding process

With concerns circling in the community regarding the implications of having only one contractor bid on the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project, the City Council Tuesday hosted Dennis Diemer, agency general manager, to publicly answer some questions. Two weeks ago, CDM Smith — the contractor that agency officials had to talk back into […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,