The Davis school board is preparing for a special meeting Thursday evening, when the trustees will go into closed session to consider Davis High School volleyball coach Julie Crawford’s appeal of an administrative decision not to renew her contract this season. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the school district office, 526 B […]
The Davis school district has a backlog of $20 million in building maintenance needs, facilities director Mike Adell told the Board of Education on Thursday night. These deferred projects should be addressed during the next five years, he advised. At the same time, Adell acknowledged that there is very little funding in the school district’s […]
By late spring, motorists on Fifth Street between A and L streets will see two lanes of through traffic going 25 miles per hour, instead of four lanes at 30 mph. It’s known as a “road diet,” but the project is officially called “Fifth Street Corridor Road Improvements,” somewhat obscuring the long history this project […]
Developers, farmers and conservationists often have competing interests when it comes to how land should be used.
After a decade in the works, a Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan that would help balance those interests and ease the effects of development on endangered species is nearing completion.
The plan, produced as part of the Yolo Natural Heritage Program, is projected to cost about $500 million over 50 years and would encompass all 650,000 acres of Yolo County.
Farmers and ranchers are concerned with potential inspection of their land for species counts and whether they could end up responsible for changes in these populations.
In a surprise announcement, Davis school board trustee Nancy Peterson resigned Thursday evening, the latest move in a continuing dispute over the volleyball coach at Davis High School.
Her decision stunned her fellow board members and those in the audience at the Community Chambers at City Hall.
In addition, two district administrators have been dismissed from their current positions and reassigned to classroom duty, board president Gina Daleiden announced following a closed-session meeting Thursday. …
For longtime resident, frequent conservative candidate and former Davis school board member John Munn, government works best when it is transparent about its money. “I’m a numbers guy,” Munn said. In a field of City Council candidates who have expressed often similar opinions about fiscal restraint, Munn said he is the only candidate to possess […]
A lone tree stands out against a colorful sunset in this photo taken in a field south of Davis off of County Road 104, just south of Putah Creek. Starting Sunday, sunsets will come one hour later as we move our clocks from standard time to daylight-saving time. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo sunsetW
Esparto farmer and Iraq war combat veteran Charlie Schaupp has taken out papers to run for the Assembly in District 4. He will be the first Republican vying for the seat being vacated by termed-out Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. He faces three Democrats: Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd, Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza and Davis Mayor […]
Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. saw increased financial growth in 2013 for both the full year and the fourth quarter, the company announced Thursday. The producer of bio-based pest management and plant health products saw 2013 fourth-quarter revenues totaling $6 million, a growth of 106 percent when compared to the previous year. The company saw […]
A federal appellate ruling has struck down Yolo County’s long-standing policy of granting concealed-weapon permits to residents who must first demonstrate “good cause” for holding the license. In a three-page memorandum issued Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that “the Yolo County policy impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear […]
The Davis Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to delay demolition of a building at the corner of Third and G streets downtown. Commissioners voted nearly unanimously to ask the property owner to prepare a better plan for the two-story structure that would replace it, with an emphasis on aesthetic improvements and the color of the […]
Trekking though the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Davis active transportation coordinator Dave “DK” Kemp was busy talking up members of Congress promoting Davis, bicycling and the idea that more federal dollars need to be spent on active transportation.
“We’re essentially lobbying the federal government to support bicycling,” Kemp said.
It’s a trip that may yield potential millions for Davis’ Beyond Platinum Bicycle Action Plan, a strategy that Kemp told the City Council last week most likely would need no money from the city. That’s a seemingly tall order, given that carrying out the plan will cost a projected $120,000 per year.