David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


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...

Does President’s Immigration Reform Go Far Enough?

Nov 21, 2014
Does President’s Immigration Reform Go Far Enough?

While some have complained that the President overreached by using the Executive Order route to address immigration reform, the President pushed back that Congress should pass legislation on the issue, and others have argued that the reform does not go far enough in drawing a five year boundary on “amnesty” and only impacting five...

Are Republicans Nostalgic for the Gilded Age?

Nov 21, 2014

By Claire Goldstene The Republican Party today could be rechristened the Party of the Second Gilded Age. Hostility to abortion and affirmative action, deregulation of industry, tax breaks for the wealthy (i.e., “job creators”), and union-busting embody an attempt to undermine the progressive social programs that came out of the 1960s, as well as...

Defendant Claims He Was Not Driver in Chase

Nov 21, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon Testimony continued today with audiotaped interview of accused Oregon man. It is the defendant’s contention he is not the person responsible for driving the vehicle that led authorities on a dangerous high-speed chase. On April 24th, 2013, prosecution alleges that Elijah Taylor of Oregon stole a vehicle and left the state...

Davis Startup Culture Gets a Huge Jump Start

Nov 20, 2014
Davis Startup Culture Gets a Huge Jump Start

If organizers were hoping that their monthly “JumpStart Davis” event billed as a networking opportunity and monthly mixer would strengthen and encourage the local startup community, their first event with a good crowd at Sophia’s and two engaging speakers from the local startup scene had to excite. Michael Bisch, President of the Davis Downtown...

Simple Possession Case Takes A Bizarre Turn

Nov 20, 2014
Simple Possession Case Takes A Bizarre Turn

Back in April, the Vanguard covered the case of Chase Tinsley who was arrested in August of 2013 for possession of 0.06 grams of meth by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hoyt. At that time, the defendant alleged that Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Hoy had conducted an illegal search, and surveillance shows the deputy...

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