Review Category : City News

Preview: City Council meeting

The Davis City Council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at 23 Russell Blvd.

The following are descriptions of selected agenda items the council will discuss at the meeting. To view the entire agenda and associated staff reports, visit cityofdavis.org.

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POLICE BRIEFS

THURSDAY

 

Get your bike out of the gutter

A bike was found in a drainage ditch on Mace Boulevard.

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Yolo juvenile probation budget loses $1 million

Yolo County Probation's juvenile program lost nearly $1 million in funding this year due to state budget cuts, a development that has probation officials worried about public safety.

The cuts will have a serious impact on juvenile offenders, said chief probation officer Don Meyer.

"That's about 38 percent of our budget," Meyer said.

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Green Summit raises important questions

Environmental consciousness was the theme of the 2008 Regional Green Summit in Woodland on Saturday.

The summit was held at the Woodland Community and Senior Center and lasted all day. It featured over 40 panelist speakers on topics ranging from environmental justice to water quality. Several of the panelists and moderators were members of UC Davis research units.

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1,500 rally in Sacramento for gay marriage rights

A large and colorful crowd gathered in downtown Sacramento on Saturday morning to rally for marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

Roughly 1,500 people took over Cesar Chavez Park across from Sacramento City Hall for a rally and demonstration led by Equality Action Now, a grassroots gay rights group in Sacramento. Many brought homemade signs with slogans like "Equal treatment under the law" and "Protect marriage - ban divorce."

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POLICE BRIEFS

FRIDAY

 

At least he has good taste

An individual came into a store on Anderson Road, took a bottle of Southern Comfort and then left the store.

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DISC to close its doors for good

On Dec. 31, the Davis Indoor Sports Center, better known as DISC, will close its doors for good.

The owners of the building where the DISC is located - Sam, Gwen and Jeff Harrison - have struggled to keep its doors open since interest began to waver in 2001.

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News in Brief

Gang members convicted in attack

 

Four West Sacramento gang members are facing sentences of up to 15 years after being found guilty of a number of crimes Thursday.

The men were convicted of crimes related to an incident in April 2006 when they attacked the engineer and conductor of an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train.

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Yamada takes 8th Assembly District seat

It was a long ride, but she made it.

Davis resident and current Yolo County supervisor Mariko Yamada won the race for California's 8th Assembly District in last week's election. The district includes portions of Solano and Yolo counties and Benicia, Davis, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland.

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Are liberal professors the number 1 threat?

Several recent studies have shown that university students may not be as vulnerable to liberal indoctrination as some would have you believe.

In the politicized atmosphere of the recent elections, some have raised concern that liberalism in universities has caused discrimination against conservative professors and ideas and created a disproportionately liberal student body.

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Gas prices continue to plummet

The average price in California for regular gasoline has fallen to $2.33, which is 44.8 cents lower than two weeks ago and over $2 lower than California's all-time high set in June of this year at $4.588, according to the California Energy Commission.

Over the last month prices have sunk 92 cents in California and $1.00 nationally to an average of $2.20, according to a survey released Tuesday by the motorist group AAA.

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Green housing on B Street denied by council

It turns out that in Davis, sustainability doesn't trump everything.

The Davis City Council voted last week not to overturn a Planning Commission decision that denied a small new housing development on B Street, just south of Third Street.

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Sac State to install solar panels on campus

Sacramento State University and multiple other California State Universities have recently been involved in a project to implement solar panels on buildings in order to drive down energy costs and work toward using alternative sources of energy.

Sacramento State is working closely with SunEdison, a company that specializes in solar energy information and services throughout the state of California.

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Yolo County confronts record budget deficits

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors discussed plans for balancing this year's $3.5 million budget deficit and a projected $19 million deficit for 2009-2010 at a meeting last week.

Possible actions discussed at the meeting include voluntary salary savings measures, asking departments to make cuts and possibly layoffs.

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Governor proposes additional $65.5 million in UC budget cuts

Watch out UC - the budget cuts aren't over yet.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a plan last week to slash $132 million in funding for higher education in the current fiscal year.

The $132 million includes $65.5 million in cuts to the University of California system and $66.3 million to the California State University system.

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