Bob Dunning: If you’re poor, they hit you hard

PUNISHING THE POOR … my friend Pat raises an interesting question when he asks “Is it legal for the city to charge 10 percent if a utility bill is not paid on time?” … I’m not sure about the legality, Pat, but it certainly isn’t sporting in a town that claims to care about those […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Endangered great gray owl is focus of Flyway Nights talk

A presentation on the great gray owl is the focus of the next Flyway Nights talk on Thursday, Dec. 5, sponsored by the Yolo Basin Foundation. The speaker will be Josh Hull, Recovery Division chief in the Sacramento office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and an adjunct professor at UC Davis. The great gray […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Shooting suspect had checkered court history

UPDATE: The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the hunt for suspected gunman William Carl Gardner III, Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez announced this morning. WOODLAND — The man suspected of gunning down his ex-girlfriend on a downtown Winters street Monday morning had been released from the Yolo County Jail just three days earlier, and was […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: UCD Dining Services ensures a healthy student body

I’m always impressed when an organization takes a soup-to-nuts look at how it can promote sustainability in its operations, and back in July I wrote about how the state Department of Fish and Wildlife was doing just that. Well, there’s another organization closer to home that is showing real leadership in sustainability. A short while […]

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

Rail work will close Third Street

The city of Davis has announced that the railroad crossing at Third Street will be closed Thursday through Tuesday, Nov. 26, for maintenance. H&H Engineering Construction, a contractor for Union Pacific and Rail America, will replace ballast and ties on the tracks that cross Third Street between G and I streets. The street will be […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Win a chance to be an Aggie Ball Kid

Davis youths can sign up at Original Steve’s Pizza for a chance to be picked as “Ball Kid for the Game” for one of two UC Davis men’s basketball games. The drawing will be at Steve’s, 314 F St. in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Winners will be announced as a Ball Kid for […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

You can win a $100 downtown gift card

Downtown Davis shoppers have the opportunity to get a bit more than simply the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists this holiday season. Shoppers who spend more than $100 at retail stores downtown may submit their receipts for purchases made between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24 by mail, fax or email. Mail them to […]

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

Window decorating contest lights up downtown Davis

The wonder of the holiday season will come alive in the windows of downtown Davis businesses beginning Friday, Nov. 29. A total of 34 businesses will be competing for top honors of having the best holiday window decorations in the second annual contest sponsored by Davis Downtown. A panel of judges will stroll downtown streets, […]

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

School board to explore idea of earlier start for school year

The Davis school board will consider the possibility of a major change in the school year — moving up the start of classes by five to 10 days in August, and ending earlier as a result — when trustees meet Thursday night. If such a change ultimately is made, it would mean that the fall […]

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

Friends, family mourn tragic loss

Family members and friends of 32-year-old Leslie Pinkston are grieving the loss of the longtime Winters resident, who was fatally shot Monday morning on Railroad Avenue downtown. “She was a beautiful soul,” said her mother, Carla Crane. “She was very kind, but she would stand up for herself, too. She loved people. She didn’t just […]

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

Supporters of stroke victim use social media to raise funds

Supporters of Kellie Palmer — a Davis resident and owner of the recently opened Sanctuary Salon in downtown Davis, who is recovering from a stroke — are raising funds through crowdtilt.com to help her during this critical period of rehabilitation. Community members interested in supporting Palmer’s recovery are invited to donate directly through the crowd tilt website. The […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Transition program celebrates its first graduation

Many former offenders struggle to find success because the transition to life after incarceration is difficult. There are a variety of challenges, such as a lack of job training, lack of a high school diploma or equivalent, and the absence of valuable life skills. The Yolo County Day Reporting Center, which opened in February, provides […]

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

Some city offices will close for Thanksgiving week

Several city offices will be closed or have altered hours during Thanksgiving week. The following offices will be closed from Friday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 29: * City Hall (City Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development and Sustainability, Public Works Administration) * Community Services Corporation Yard, 1818 Fifth St. * Fire Department business office, 530 Fifth […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis Community Meals plans two holiday feasts

Davis Community Meals will host two Thanksgiving meals this holiday season. The first will be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane. And all are welcome to attend the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, also at St. Martin’s. The regular […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,