David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Monday Morning Thoughts: Excitement Over Emerging Startup Culture; Dose of Reality on the Budget

Nov 24, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: Excitement Over Emerging Startup Culture; Dose of Reality on the Budget

The Rise of the Startup Culture – We have focused a lot of our time and energy looking at the proposed innovation parks. The most important thing that we need to remember is that there is not a zero sum game between focusing on entitling peripheral innovation parks and utilizing existing space. As much...

Eye on the Courts: Early Returns on Prop 47

Nov 24, 2014

Last week I had a few opportunities to go into the courts here in Yolo County and to see how Prop 47 would work. It is too early to see the hearings for those serving time who are now eligible to be resentenced under Prop 47. What we did see was how Prop 47...

Sunday Commentary: Is Soccer Incident An Embodiment of a Larger Problem?

Nov 23, 2014

The recent incident that resulted in the suspension of seven members of the Davis High soccer team is troubling. The referee, at least in the minds of the players missed a critical call. The players reacted in an unacceptable manner. As the local paper describes it: “Instead of awarding the Blue Devils a penalty...

Commentary: Who Should the Students Blame?

Nov 23, 2014
Commentary: Who Should the Students Blame?

There has been a lot of anger by students directed at UC in the last week, as they propose five more years of increased tuition, but if you believe the Enterprise Editorial, “the problem is in Sacramento.” Writes the local paper, “while the rage against the immediate decision-makers is understandable, the students — and voters...

Sunday Commentary II: Why Drones are Potentially a Threat to Privacy and Worse?

Nov 23, 2014

In 2011 the ACLU in a report wrote, “Unmanned aircraft carrying cameras raise the prospect of a significant new avenue for the sur­veillance of American life.” As the report noted, “Aerial surveillance from manned aircraft has been with us for decades… But manned aircraft are expensive to purchase, operate and maintain, and this expense...

My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

Nov 22, 2014
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

While we applaud the Davis City Council for looking towards better conflict resolution models, with regards to safety concerns on B Street, it would appear we need to start with properly and adequately diagnosing the problem. Yesterday morning after writing on the council meeting, I drove the route a few times. One of the...

My View II: The Pointless Tuition Hikes

Nov 22, 2014
My View II: The Pointless Tuition Hikes

In 2012, when the voters were asked to approve Proposition 30, it was students votes, promised that there would not be tuition hikes that in part helped pushed the tax increase to victory. But now, barely two years later, the University of California Regents, over the vehement objections of Governor Jerry Brown, have approved...

Is There Reasonable Doubt in the High-Speed Chase Case?

Nov 22, 2014

 by Antoinnette Borbon  As the morning began, defense called a longtime friend of defendant, Elijah Taylor of Oregon to testify. Tyler Simco testified to being friends with Taylor for over ten years. He says they attended elementary and high school together.  He was asked about another friend, Shane Kelly. Tyler said all three were...

TEDxUCDavis: Roots of Inspiration

Nov 21, 2014

Please join TEDxUCDavis as it brings its exciting programming to downtown, Davis with 4 speakers and 2 performers from the community who collectively examine the “Roots of Inspiration” as it means to them. Venue: Davis Varsity Theater When: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Price: $5 Student / $7 Non-student Further...

Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

Nov 21, 2014
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

While an overwhelming number of resident expressed concerns about the safety risks involved with the parking configurations along B Street between 7th and 8th, the city council pulled back to take a more community dialogue based approach on Tuesday night. Councilmember Brett Lee said, “I think there is an issue on B St between...

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