David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Sunday Commentary: Developers Should Take the Deal on the Table on Paso Fino

Feb 1, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Developers Should Take the Deal on the Table on Paso Fino

Back in October, the city of Davis Planning Staff, seeking to end the impasse over a relatively small infill development put forward a plan that would allow for six units while preserving publicly owned lands and the Canary Island pine trees on those publicly owned lands. The Planning Commission at that time supported the...

Swastika Found at Jewish Fraternity; Investigated as a Hate Crime

Feb 1, 2015
Swastika Found at Jewish Fraternity; Investigated as a Hate Crime

At 10:18 am on Saturday morning, Davis Police were called to the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity in regards to a vandalism report. The AEPI is a off campus Jewish Fraternity affiliated with UC Davis. The fraternity had found two swastikas painted near the back door and side door to the fraternity house. The swastikas...

ASUCD Passes Resolution in Support of Divestment From Israel; Katehi Issues Statement in Opposition

Jan 31, 2015
ASUCD Passes Resolution in Support of Divestment From Israel; Katehi Issues Statement in Opposition

On Thursday evening, the ASUCD Senate voted to pass Senate Resolution #9 by an 8-2-2 vote. Text calls for the UC Board of Regents to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories, violating both international humanitarian law and international human rights.” Back in May...

Council to Form Subcommittee on Innovation Parks and Advisory Committee Community Choice Energy

Jan 31, 2015
Council to Form Subcommittee on Innovation Parks and Advisory Committee Community Choice Energy

Two of the critical issues facing the council are the handling of the innovation parks and Nishi as well as the ongoing discussion on public power. As a result there are consent items on this council meeting’s agenda that would appoint Robb Davis and Rochelle Swanson to an ad hoc City Council Subcommittee on...

Commentary: Measure R is Not THE Barrier to Development in Davis

Jan 30, 2015
Commentary: Measure R is Not THE Barrier to Development in Davis

Last summer we argued that Measure J’s impact on housing and development in Davis was overstated. The debate over the impact of Measure J and now Measure often returns as some express frustration for the process and believe that Measure J/ Measure R has stifled growth in Davis. As we noted last summer, Measure...

Did Police Botch the Search Warrant in Royal Oak Raid?

Jan 30, 2015
Did Police Botch the Search Warrant in Royal Oak Raid?

Back in September, the Vanguard reported on a multi-jurisdictional force served high-risk warrants on five residences in the Royal Oak Mobile Home Park. The search warrants and subsequent arrests were the result of a four-month investigation into narcotics dealing in that neighborhood. Police recovered 168 marijuana plants, 3 lbs. of marijuana, and a concentrated...

Can You Help the Vanguard Reach Its Goal of $1500 in Donations?

Jan 29, 2015

In December, we did two things. We raised short-term money for a matching donation and we expanded our base of subscribers. Both of these fundraising efforts are critically important. The short-term money that we raised enabled us to pay our bills. The on-going subscriber money enables us to have more certainty about future funds....

Neighbors Remain Opposed to Latest Proposal For Paso Fino

Jan 29, 2015
Neighbors Remain Opposed to Latest Proposal For Paso Fino

Earlier this week, the Vanguard reported that the developers of Paso Fino have a new proposal that would leave in place eight units while preserving the greenbelt and keeping the Canary Island pine trees on public land. However, despite efforts by the developers to leave all the canary pines in place on public lands,...

Prosecution Fails to Get Holding Order in Drug Sale Prelim

Jan 29, 2015
Prosecution Fails to Get Holding Order in Drug Sale Prelim

In what began as a routine drug possession for sale and transportation case took several odd turns that led Judge Richardson to deny a holding order on the sale and transportation charges for the main target of the investigation Jeremy Deaton. Agent Gary Richter, a Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy working for YONET testified as...

The Davis Vanguard Provides a Vital Service to Our Community

Jan 28, 2015
The Davis Vanguard Provides a Vital Service to Our Community

The Vanguard has continued to play a critical role in bringing important community issues to light. Most recently we had the reader-submitted article on food sharing. Little did we realize the article on food sharing in Davis and the UC Davis students’ subsequent battle with the health department would resonate with our readers to...

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