David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Emotions Run High As Reyes is Sentenced to 68 Years to Life for Attempted Murder

Sep 3, 2015
Emotions Run High As Reyes is Sentenced to 68 Years to Life for Attempted Murder

by Antoinnette Borbon As the Honorable Paul Richardson handed down the 68 year to life sentence, the family members of Michael Reyes wept out loud. But they didn’t stop with mere tears. After carefully going over the probation report, taking into account both prosecutor, Amanda Zambor and Public Defender, James Granucci, Judge Richardson handed...

Commentary: Council’s Move Allows Us to Engage in Further Discussion

Sep 2, 2015
Commentary: Council’s Move Allows Us to Engage in Further Discussion

Last night the Davis City Council voted to grant an extension to the comment period for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center EIR. While their stated purpose is to allow the public to review the massive 4000 page environment review documents associated with the project, the effect will be most likely to push off the...

After Mace Developer Agrees to Extension, Council Supports It Unanimously

Sep 2, 2015
After Mace Developer Agrees to Extension, Council Supports It Unanimously

It started Tuesday afternoon, as developer Dan Ramos emailed a letter to council stating, “Over the course of the last week, several members of the public have requested an extension of time in which to review and comment on the draft environmental impact report for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center.” Mr. Ramos continued, “Recognizing...

Analysis: Is there a Ferguson Effect?

Sep 2, 2015
Analysis: Is there a Ferguson Effect?

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a story showing a rise in homicides in some cities. As we noted yesterday, there is a push-back in Texas against shootings of police officers. There is a belief by some that the protesters of Ferguson and the media coverage against officer involved shootings is playing a crucial...

Tickets Available At Door For Event on Davis’ Benefit From Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer

Sep 1, 2015
Tickets Available At Door For Event on Davis’ Benefit From Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer

Tickets will be available at the door for TOMORROW’S EVENT: “Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer.” At the door you may purchase with cash, check or credit card. As a reminder, the event is co-hosted by UC Davis (host sponsor) and takes place on Wednesday, September...

Analysis: Two Issues Loom on Mace Ranch Innovation Center

Sep 1, 2015
Analysis: Two Issues Loom on Mace Ranch Innovation Center

Responding to feedback from the public last week, the Davis City Council will take up the issue of the timing of the EIR. Several members of the public spoke during public comment time to ask for an extension in the public review for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), citing the massive size of the...

Commentary: Does Proposed Extension of the Smoking Ban Unfairly Target Homeless Populations?

Sep 1, 2015
Commentary: Does Proposed Extension of the Smoking Ban Unfairly Target Homeless Populations?

The city of Davis has long had a comprehensive no-smoking ordinance in place. Smoking is already not allowed in most publicly accessible spaces – not just in all indoor public establishments, which has become the norm in California and many other places in the country. Smoking is also prohibited at public events including sports...

Eye on the Courts: Changing Landscape for the Judicial System on Death Penalty, Police, Incarceration

Sep 1, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Changing Landscape for the Judicial System on Death Penalty, Police, Incarceration

Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments on the Constitutionality of California’s Death Penalty Last year, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney declared California’s system of capital punishment unconstitutional. Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments that “focused on procedural land mines that could imperil” the ruling, according to the...

Vanguard Donor System to Shut Down at 9 PM Tonight

Aug 31, 2015
Vanguard Donor System to Shut Down at 9 PM Tonight

We Must Update All Monthly Subscribers Due to Service Shutdown I awoke Saturday morning to alarming news – YourPatriot, which has handled the bulk of our online donations since 2007, has without warning announced, “Patriot will be closing down for an undermined length of time due to issues with the banking systems with which...

Tonight at 9 PM Last Chance to Purchase Tickets Online For September 2 Event

Aug 31, 2015
Tonight at 9 PM Last Chance to Purchase Tickets Online For September 2 Event

On Saturday, we received word that our donation vendor who we have been using since 2007 is shutting down operations on September 1. Which means tonight (Monday, August 31) at 9 pm Pacific Daylight Time will be the last opportunity for tickets to Wednesday’s event to be sold online. Tickets remains available online today...

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