David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Landmark Decision Out of Stockton Could Change Playing Field on Pensions

Oct 2, 2014

It will likely take some time to figure out the ramifications for city’s like Davis, who are struggling to stay in the black with a huge amount of the increased costs coming through increased costs on pensions. On Wednesday, a Federal Bankruptcy judge granted the city of Stockton the right to reduce pension payment...

Neighbors Remain in Opposition to Project Despite New Proposal At Paso Fino

Oct 2, 2014
Neighbors Remain in Opposition to Project Despite New Proposal At Paso Fino

Last week hours before the Davis Planning Commission was set to hold a hearing on Paso Fino, developer Jason Taormino emailed city staff and planning commissioners with a revised proposal. He wrote that the new option accomplishes three things. First, it retains the 50′ buffer on the eastern edge of the property. Second, it...

Governor Signs Bill to Aid Wrongly Convicted But Vetoes Ammiano Prosecutorial Misconduct Bill

Oct 2, 2014

Late last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1058 into law.   According to a release from the Northern California Innocence Project, the bill “will help exonerate innocent men and women who have been wrongfully convicted based on outdated expert testimony. It will help assure people wrongfully convicted based on such testimony can have their...

Meet the School Board Candidates (Video)

Oct 2, 2014

Thanks to Davis Media Access who invited each of the seven candidates for school board for the three four year seats to make statements up to five minutes in length. Tom Adams Barbara Archer Jose Granda Mike Nolan Bob Poppenga Chuck Rairdan Madha...

Celebrate The Completion Of Madhavi Sunder’s Schools Tour With A “Sweet Party” on Friday, October 3!

Oct 1, 2014

Celebrate the competition of Madhavi’s tour of the Davis School District’s 20 schools at a “Sweet Party” this Friday, October 3, at the Wildhorse home of Jami and Joncarlo Mark.  Madhavi’s school tour afforded her the opportunity to learn about the unique programs at each site and the character of each school, and she...

Former Yolo County Supervisor Marchand To Host Event For Archer

Oct 1, 2014
Former Yolo County Supervisor Marchand To Host Event For Archer

Barbara Archer for School Board 2014 announced that former Yolo County Supervisor Betsy Marchand will host a coffee for Archer on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at her home at 926 Craig Place. For a full list of endorsements, please see: http://barbaraarcher.org/endorsements/ More details about Archer’s campaign can be found...

Commentary: A Rush to Judgment on Sanity?

Oct 1, 2014

The 1957 classic movie, 12 Angry Men, depicts what most of the juries thought to be an open and shut case where a guilty verdict would result in the death sentence for the defendant, a Puerto Rican youth accused of killing his father. Indeed 11 of the 12 jurors were ready to go home...

California Becomes the First State to Pass Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

Oct 1, 2014

Angry Davis residents can no longer threaten to drive to Woodland or Dixon to use plastic bags. A little over a month after it looked like a statewide ban had died in the Assembly, f ailing to overcome a coalition of opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats – after the plastic and paper bag...

Analysis: Impasse on City Manager?

Sep 30, 2014

On September 6, we knew that the Davis City Council conducted interviews of potential city manager hires. The interview process was noticed through a meeting agenda, but we only know the identities of some of the applicants through self-disclosure, in one case, and third-party sources in a few others. Since then, the Council met...

Vanguard Analysis: Profiting from the Marsh Tragedy?

Sep 30, 2014

The verdict in the guilt phase was hardly issued on Friday when an individual, Lloyd Billingsley, a journalist by trade rendered a very stark analysis of the case drawing upon forensic psychologist Deborah Schmidt’s testimony that this was a clear case of “predatory aggression,” Mr. Billingsley goes a step further, recalling 1990s research on...

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