David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


Monday Morning Thoughts: Future of Growth – Nishi v. Cannery

Feb 8, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: Future of Growth – Nishi v. Cannery

In a way Nishi and the Cannery may be forever tied together in a number of respects. They represent what I would call the last two natural parcels in the city. While they are tied together by that distinction, in most ways they are opposites and it is those differences that make studying them...

Monday Morning Thoughts II: Why Isn’t a 10-2 Hung Jury Reasonable Doubt?

Feb 8, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Why Isn’t a 10-2 Hung Jury Reasonable Doubt?

On Friday, a Yolo County jury deadlocked in a case where a county fair employee was accused of inappropriately “touching” a woman while he was helping to buckle her into a ride at the Yolo County Fair. The jury hung 10-2 for acquittal on the single misdemeanor count of sexual battery, as the two...

Matt Williams a Familiar Face, Runs For Council

Feb 8, 2016
Matt Williams a Familiar Face, Runs For Council

For those paying attention to local politics for the last decade, Matt Williams is a familiar face, even though for much of that time he did not live in the city limits. He served on the Water Advisory Committee, the Natural Resources Commission and now the Finance and Budget Commission. Now he is running...

Sunday Commentary: How the National Scene Might Affect Local June Elections

Feb 7, 2016
Sunday Commentary: How the National Scene Might Affect Local June Elections

I note an article in the local paper which argues that we have seen a decline of voter turnout in local elections. They note, “In 2000, 69 percent of Davis voters cast their ballot, while elections in the ’90s typically saw 56 percent voter turnout. In the 1980s, that number averaged 54 percent.” The...

ASUCD Endorses Nishi Gateway Project by 11-1 Vote

Feb 7, 2016
ASUCD Endorses Nishi Gateway Project by 11-1 Vote

Some of the strongest proponents for the Nishi project have been students concerned with the lack of student housing options in the city of Davis. Students have been writing in for some time in support of Nishi. Back in November, former ASUCD President Carly Sandstrom wrote, “The scarcity of housing dedicated for students is...

Man Held to Answer on Felony Hit and Run

Feb 7, 2016
Man Held to Answer on Felony Hit and Run

By Misha Berman It is February 4, 2016, in Department 8 and the court is conducting the preliminary hearing for Defendant Ronald Freeman Demello, who is being charged with a felony for a “hit and run” which killed a tow truck driver. The defendant is a 62-year-old big-rig driver from Stockton. Criminal Defense Attorney...

Another In-Custody Death for DPD

Feb 6, 2016
Another In-Custody Death for DPD

For the second time since October, the Davis Police Department had a subject that they had taken into custody die on the scene. Davis Police Deputy Chief Ton Pham told the Vanguard that, on Friday morning at 5:20 am, the police dispatch received a call about a naked man, a white male, believed to...

My View: Why Go After Soda First?

Feb 6, 2016
My View: Why Go After Soda First?

I keep seeing reference in letters to the editor and Bob Dunning’s columns questioning why the health industry is going after soda or sugar-sweetened beverages and ignoring a whole host of other sugared up products. The first answer is that, from a practical standpoint, you can’t go after everything at once. So the real...

Nishi Gateway Discussion

Feb 6, 2016

Last Saturday, January 30, the Vanguard held a discussion on the pending Nishi-Gateway project.  This week, the project moved a step closer to the Davis City Council placing it on the ballot.  At the forum held at the University Park Inn on Richards Boulevard, Developer Tim Ruff gave a presentation and, along with Councilmember...

Launching the Vanguard 10th Anniversary Year Long Celebration

Feb 5, 2016
Launching the Vanguard 10th Anniversary Year Long Celebration

On July 30, 2006, the Vanguard began with a modest post about the Davis Community. Little did I realize as I penned the initial words that it was giving birth to something that would become a passion for me and a site that people would turn to for conversation and engagement. Ten years later,...

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