David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


My View: The Lonesome Demise of Chancellor Katehi

Apr 30, 2016
My View: The Lonesome Demise of Chancellor Katehi

From the start I believed that the known incidents would not be sufficient to force the University of California to act against Chancellor Katehi.  I always said that, if she goes down, it will be a over a secondary incident that we don’t know about.  That was partly true, but in the end, Ms....

Commentary: Cannery Pulls Back from Changes but Why Didn’t They Vet Them Better?

Apr 29, 2016
Commentary: Cannery Pulls Back from Changes but Why Didn’t They Vet Them Better?

The week started with The New Home Company having three requested changes to the Cannery on the agenda for the Planning Commission. First, there was the proposal to increase the number of stacked flats by 24. Second, there was a proposal to reduce the number of small builder units.  Third, there was a proposal...

Acting Chancellor Hexter Introduces Himself but Has Few Answers to Burning Questions

Apr 29, 2016
Acting Chancellor Hexter Introduces Himself but Has Few Answers to Burning Questions

Following the up and down drama of Wednesday, Thursday was relatively quiet save for a relatively hastily called press conference to introduce Acting Chancellor Ralph Hexter to the media and community. Mr. Hexter, who had been serving as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the number two person on campus, issued a brief statement and...

City Council Candidate Question 4: Policing in Davis

Apr 29, 2016
City Council Candidate Question 4: Policing in Davis

For the next eight weeks, the Vanguard will be sending the Davis City Council candidates weekly questions.  They have 250 to 350 words. Question #1: Do you support Measure A (Nishi) – why or why not? Question #2: While the city’s budget picture has improved, the city is still in need of funding for...

The Vanguard Still Needs Your Help This Month

Apr 28, 2016
The Vanguard Still Needs Your Help This Month

We thought we were okay.  But this week we learned that a $2000 promised donation had fallen through. The reality is that the Vanguard costs money to run – a growing portion of that money is to pay for our staff, our website and server needs, and our office space – all of which...

Chancellor Katehi Now on the Brink (Update)

Apr 28, 2016
Chancellor Katehi Now on the Brink (Update)

Wednesday was a tumultuous day, with rumors and innuendo flying around.  But at 9:30 p.m. an email from Academic Senate Chair André Knoesen finally broke the news to many in the UC Davis community, with a statement from the UC Office of the President and President Janet Napolitano stating that there was a formal...

Councilmember Swanson Issues Blunt Statements on the Future at Measure A Kickoff Event

Apr 28, 2016
Councilmember Swanson Issues Blunt Statements on the Future at Measure A Kickoff Event

The Yes on Measure A campaign formally kicked off on Thursday with a good sized crowd at the Natsoulas Art Gallery in Downtown Davis.  The event featured a notably and unusually large number of students and people under 30. The Vanguard was invited mainly to report on the remarks made by Councilmember Rochelle Swanson,...

Text Message Scandal Goes Deep, Involving More Than 200 Cases

Apr 28, 2016
Text Message Scandal Goes Deep, Involving  More Than 200 Cases

Last year, San Francisco officials conducted an investigation revealing that at least five police officers, long-time officers, were texting racist and anti-gay messages to each other.  However, earlier this month it was revealed that another set of officers were sending bigoted text messages. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the newly-found texts emerged during...

BREAKING NEWS: Katehi Says She’s Not Going Anywhere

Apr 27, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Katehi Says She’s Not Going Anywhere

Last night and this morning, rumors flew that UC President Napolitano had asked UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign.  To further add fuel to the fire, the UC Spokesperson confirmed that Chancellor Katehi was still Chancellor but would not comment on whether she had been asked to resign. At 11:45 am today, Linda...

Open Letter: Requested Changes to Cannery Mixed Use Development Agreement

Apr 27, 2016
Open Letter: Requested Changes to Cannery Mixed Use Development Agreement

Members of the Davis Planning Commission,   I write to you tonight both as an owner of Davis commercial property and as a local Davis business owner.   Over the past several days, it has come to my attention that developers of the Cannery Project have submitted formal request, Item 6b of tonight’s Agenda,...

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