David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Does UC Davis’ Whistleblower System Work?

Sep 2, 2014
Does UC Davis’ Whistleblower System Work?

Last month, a jury awarded former UC Davis Health Systems employee Janet Keyzer $730,000 after she sued several years ago alleging that she had been retaliated against and ultimately terminated because she complained to her supervisor and the UC Davis Institutional Review Board (“IRB”) that the COPE project management did not comply with the...

Commentary: The Choices Ahead For Davis

Sep 1, 2014
Commentary:  The Choices Ahead For Davis

On Saturday, Rob White and I wrote what were really inadvertent companion pieces – even though we had not discussed what each other was writing. My piece, Time to Reengage the Public, focused on the city’s short-term need to pass a parcel tax and attempted to lay out the need for the city to...

Special Commentary: The Role of White America in Ending Racism

Sep 1, 2014
Special Commentary: The Role of White America in Ending Racism

Emerging out of the Ferguson, Missouri situation has been a community discussion, not just of policing and the militarization of police, but also once again a necessary discussion of racism. Unfortunately, most efforts to discussion racism have seen a debate between those who wish to deny that racism continues to be a struggle in...

Eye on the Courts: Charging Policies in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Sep 1, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Charging Policies in a Time of Mass Incarceration

The story of the MRAP – one that the Vanguard broke has been reported across the country – interestingly enough this is not the first time a story that the Vanguard has broken has been covered nationwide. In 2010, the Vanguard broke the story of the DA’s office seeking life in prison for a...

Sunday Commentary: The Community Has Spoken on MRAP

Aug 31, 2014
Sunday Commentary: The Community Has Spoken on MRAP

The Davis City Council on Tuesday voted to return the MRAP. While we can argue about whether that was a wise decision, I really don’t believe the council had any choice. The overwhelming sentiment in the community has been shock and disbelief that we would think we needed the weapon. I can understand the...

Vergara Decision on Tenure Appealed

Aug 31, 2014
Vergara Decision on Tenure Appealed

Arguing that “changes of this magnitude, as a matter of law and policy, require appellate review” and that trial judge Rolf M. Treu had “declined to provide a detailed statement of the factual and legal bases for ruling,” an appeal was submitted by Attorney General Kamala Harris on behalf of Governor Jerry Brown...

Vanguard Guiding Principles

Aug 31, 2014
Vanguard Guiding Principles

Editor’s Note: The following was originally released in May 2012. It represents the Davis Vanguard‘s first written document embodying our principles and values that guide our work in the Davis Community.  This is part three of our rules that we have developed following a code of conduct for editorial board members, comment policy and...

Striking a Balance

Aug 30, 2014
Striking a Balance

By Rob White In the time that I have been working in Davis (about a year and a half), the discussion about the concept of innovation parks has evolved considerably. Though not a new subject – the city has planning documents demonstrating that business parks (and then research parks) have been being discussed as...

My View: Time to Reengage the Public

Aug 30, 2014
My View: Time to Reengage the Public

One of the interesting things about the MRAP controversy is that it reengaged the public as we are about to head into Labor Day weekend which typically marks the transition from summer to fall. It helps that DJUSD began this week as well. Yesterday I had a conversation with one of the councilmembers where...

City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

Aug 29, 2014
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

In the City Newsletter that was emailed to the public on Thursday, the city reports, “The Governor and State Water Resources Control Board enacted emergency regulations to promote further water conservation. The regulations require urban water agencies activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In Davis, this would represent a Stage 3 water shortage emergency...

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