Tuleyome Tales: Hiking safety in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region

By Bob Schneider Now that the weather is starting to cool off, we can all get outside and start hiking again! I am really looking forward to revisiting my favorite trails in the region — including the recently opened trail leading to Berryessa Peak. In our enthusiasm to hike, though, it is important to remember […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Research, policy are key in supporting ag, Chamber panelists say

There’s nothing new about how robust Yolo County’s agricultural economy is, yet there’s a certain buzz surrounding this “green Silicon Valley.” Speaking to Davis Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday about the future of regional agriculture were David Shabazian, senior planner for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments; Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Dwayne (No. 118965), a 3-month-old neutered male terrier mix with a black and tan coat. Also hoping for a good home is Sasha (No. 118359), a 1-year-old spayed female domestic […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cannery must have better bike connectivity

By Mont Hubbard and Robb Davis Davis is special. We were the first Platinum Award recipient from the League of American Bicyclists and today have the highest bike trip mode share (somewhere around 25 percent) and the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the United States. Central to creating and maintaining our quality of life […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged , ,

I value my freedoms, safety

By Nicole Woolley My life would be very different without the Constitution. With the Constitution, I do not have to worry about my safety when I go places. I can share my thoughts with other people and other people can share their thoughts with me. I can choose what I want to do with my […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

New website puts downtown at your fingertips

A revitalized Davis Downtown website went live last month, part of a plan to promote the retail district and make it easier to visit and shop. A mobile application is set for release very soon. The URL didn’t change. It’s still http://davisdowntown.com, but the look, responsive design, search capabilities, interactive map, business listings and events […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged , ,

Just say no to fluoridation

At under $5 per month per hookup, the Water Advisory Committee didn’t think it would be a financial burden on Davis taxpayers to fluoridate our water. What the WAC didn’t consider was the added cost to residents who do not want to drink the adulterated water. Consider a family of five that currently drinks tap […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Russell: A boulevard worthy of its name

The year was 1932. The Great Depression was in full force. In 24 months 3,746 banks had failed in the United States. The national unemployment rate stood at 23.6 percent. And among farm laborers, the shortage of work was even worse. Just outside Winters that June, hundreds of desperate migrants from Oklahoma and Kansas camped […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Sept. 1-30 * Submissions are being accepted all month for a Citywide Photo Contest sponsored by the Davis Community Services Department. Participants will be split into three age groups: 6-11, 12-17 and over 18. Categories include portraits, environment, black and white, and more. For rules and details on how to submit photos, visit www.cityofdavis.org, or […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

There are so many reasons to join 4-H

Youths between the ages of 5 and 19 are encouraged to check out 4-H, a program aimed at improving leadership, citizenship and life skills, not to mention providing old-fashioned fun. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the country and well-represented locally with some 450 Yolo County families participating. “This year we have so […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Science in action: Willett students study underwater volcano thanks to Skype

They were lined up 14 deep on Wednesday. Students in Leslie Whiteford’s sixth-grade class at Willett Elementary School were preparing to take their turns introducing themselves and asking a question using a microphone at the computer. “What do you do for exercise?” “How is the food?” “What are the biggest threats to Jason on the […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged , ,

Sports briefs: DHS girls go 3-1 at water polo tourney

A close loss in the opener sent the Davis High girls water polo team into the bottom half of the St. Francis of Mountain View tournament. But with the way the Blue Devils rolled to three straight wins after that, observers wondered what might have been if the ball had bounced a different way in […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged , ,

I still have plenty of questions, but I’d rather have answers

When I answered the phone the other night, it was a robocall and my reflexes were sluggish because I caught just enough of the pre-recorded message to keep me from hanging up: an opportunity to ask questions about potential military action in Syria with Congressman John Garamendi — just stay on the line to participate. […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It was a critical Mass

It brings me great sadness to hear that Bishop Jaime Soto has decided to end Mass at the Newman Center. I never would have met my wife and might not even be Catholic right now if it weren’t for Mass at the UC Davis Newman Center. His plan to move Mass to St. James and […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,