David Greenwald

David Greenwald founded and maintains the political blog The People's Vanguard of Davis.

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Commentary: Welcome to the Machine

Oct 30, 2014

I see a lot of reference to a local Democratic Machine these days. It is an interesting concept, but I’m not sure it really applies all that well. I saw a comment posted by Charlie Schaupp, who is running for Assembly against Bill Dodd. He writes, “You already know there is a political machine...

Buy Your Tickets For Prosecutorial Misconduct Event – November 15

Oct 29, 2014
Buy Your Tickets For Prosecutorial Misconduct Event – November 15

Join us on November 15, for a discussion on Prosecutorial Misconduct featuring Keynote speaker Scott Sanders. Sander is a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County who has been fighting a case where prosecutors attempted to cover up a jail informant program in violation of inmates constitutional rights (see articles: here and here). There will...

Meet-And-Greet With School Board Candidate Madhavi Sunder At Wagstaff Home This Sunday!

Oct 29, 2014

Meet school board candidate Madhavi Sunder at an informal gathering this Sunday, November 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. hosted by former Davis Mayor Ken Wagstaff and his wife Diane.  Also at the Wagstaffs home will be school board candidates Barbara Archer and Bob Poppenga.  Introducing the three candidate will be City Council member...

Lake County Leaders Endorse Bill Dodd For Assembly

Oct 29, 2014

Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd today announced endorsements from Lake County Supervisor Denise Rushing; Superintendent of Schools Wally Holbrook; Superintendent of Schools-elect Brock Falkenberg; Clearlake City Council Members Denise Loustalot and Joey Luiz in his bid for Assembly. “Bill Dodd serves his constituents with great passion and heart,” said...

Granda Makes Deceptive Claims Regarding Taxes, 460 Form

Oct 29, 2014
Granda Makes Deceptive Claims Regarding Taxes, 460 Form

In the Vanguard’s Monday Morning Thoughts piece we took exception to school board candidate Jose Granda’s unprovoked attack on fellow candidates Barbara Archer and Madhavi Sunder. At the end of the of the article we noted, “We have often criticized Jose Granda for his lack of fiscal understanding. But he has consistently accused the...

Analysis: Perspectives on Proposition 47

Oct 29, 2014

On Monday, the Vanguard ran a column on “Scare Tactics and Prop. 47.” We noted that while it reduces over-incarceration for largely petty and non-violent offenses, there are concerns, particularly the elimination of Penal Code section 487(d)(2) which mandates an automatic felony for the theft of a handgun. The column also demonstrated that for...

Sustainable Demographics: Challenge and Opportunity for the Davis Economy

Oct 29, 2014

By Doby Fleeman I read with interest the recent Davis Enterprise coverage of Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada and her cautionary observations regarding the rising tide of senior citizens in the Yolo County region. Referring to the “silver tsunami,” the article identifies many of challenges facing our growing senior population. Quoting Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza:...

Boyfriend Testifies In Gardner Homicide Trial

Oct 29, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon On Friday of last week, the boyfriend of Leslie Pinkston began the first part of a lengthy testimony. Keilae Johnson returned to finish up his testimony by defense attorney in the case against William Gardner. William Gardner the III is alleged to have lain in wait for his ex-girlfriend in the back seat of...

Join Bob Poppenga and Friends for A Meet and Greet Hosted by B.J. Kline

Oct 29, 2014

Come out and meet Davis School Board Candidate Bob Poppenga this Saturday at a get-together hosted by former DJUSB member B. J. Kline and Maureen Laughlin. Bring your friends and neighbors for a friendly gathering to discuss schools, kids, and our community. The event will be  from 2-4:00 pm at 345 Becerra Way.  Light...

Garamendi Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters

Oct 29, 2014
Garamendi Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters

The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced today their endorsement of John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) for re-election to Congress. The LCV Action fund noted Congressman Garamendi’s strong conservationist record, commitment to growing our clean energy economy, and longstanding support for protecting California’s vast natural...

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