Wednesday, July 30, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Strong winds spark road hazard on Fifth Street

A stretch of Fifth Street at the California Northern Railroad tracks was expected to be shut down into Thursday evening — and possibly longer — after gusty winds created a road hazard in that area, Davis city officials said. The problem began shortly before 9:30 a.m., when the winds caused a large tree branch to […]

Q & A with a handyman

By Peter Hotton The Boston Globe Q. I put my house up for sale recently, and had someone interested, but the buyer’s home inspection report, 32 pages long, caused him to rescind his offer. My neighborhood has houses from the high $300,000s and low $600,000s, so selling and buying is serious work. The inspector wrote […]

Downtown Davis: powered by the people

Kick up your heels What: Downtown Davis Fall Welcome street concert, featuring The Family Crest, Cold Eskimo, The Seshen, Races, Only You and Big Tree When: 2-9 p.m. Saturday Where: D Street between First and Second streets Admission: Free By Michael Bisch and Joshua Chapman All too often, economic development is considered synonymous with real […]

An efficiency rating of only 5%

The Davis City Council is poised to rule whether to authorize annual operating costs of a quarter of a million dollars — and up to $2 million in initial capital expenditures — to fluoridate the city’s water supply. The intention is to purportedly “benefit” people who supposedly have access to adequate dental care. That contention […]

Battling ALS together, we walk on

By Cathy Speck It was 1971, in Davis, when my mom and dad asked us kids to sit down at the dinner table for a serious discussion. My parents had nine children, with four of us still living at home. We were a happy, active, warm family, and my mom had always been robust and […]

Sports briefs: Aggie field hockey team falls in Ohio

OXFORD, Ohio — UC Davis played an even first half with host Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday at MU Field Hockey Turf, but the Redhawks tallied four times after intermission to beat the Aggies, 4-1. Goalkeeper Danielle Herrington played brilliantly for UCD (1-5) throughout a first half that saw Miami (5-4) fire 12 shots in her […]

A victory for Voodoo at air race national championships

By Mark Robinson Dixon resident Bob Button saw his dream come true at last week’s Reno National Championship Air Races. At the event’s 50th anniversary, Button’s plane Voodoo — a highly modified P-51 Mustang that is kept at the Yolo Country Airport — won a national title in convincing fashion. In the world’s fastest motor […]

Davis educator works for change in Africa

Learn more Who: Don Lotter talking about his work in Tanzania When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: International House, 10 College Park Info: 530-753-5007 The issues associated with Africa’s food security, environmental protection and educational system cannot be solved by any one person alone. Good thing Don Lotter, 61, has the ear of hundreds of students […]

It doesn’t meet seniors’ needs

The City of Davis Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on The Cannery project starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The project is in its final stage of approval. The project plans for 547 homes on the former Hunt-Wesson cannery, owned by ConAgra. Since this […]

For Pakistan’s president, a singular achievement

The issue: Zardari is the first elected leader in the nation’s history to finish out his entire five-year term Asif Ali Zardari, who stepped down earlier this month after five years as president of Pakistan, does not seem likely to go down in history as one of that country’s great leaders. TO BEGIN WITH, he […]

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 […]

Send help to Boulder schools

Many of us have been completely amazed by the extent of the flood damage in Colorado. The loss of homes and personal property, not to mention lives, is truly beyond understanding. Also severely impacted by the flooding were several of the public schools in the Boulder area. If you would like to make a contribution […]