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Skagit Valley Tulips

Apr 21, 2014
Skagit Valley Tulips

Yet another tulip field, this time from arguable the most famous tulip growing region in Washington, Skagit Valley.  This area about an hour north of Seattle still has a large number of tulip farms, so people drive up here and either drive or bike...

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Defendant Alleges Illegal Search and Use of Force by Sheriff’s Deputies in Meth Arrest

Apr 21, 2014
Defendant Alleges Illegal Search and Use of Force by Sheriff’s Deputies in Meth Arrest

A Yolo County defendant, Chase Tinsley, was arrested in August of 2013 for possession of 0.06 grams of meth by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hoyt.  The defendant alleges that Deputy Hoyt conducted an illegal search, and surveillance shows the deputy slamming an apparently compliant subject into the side of a bus stop. In...

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Eye on the Courts: Reflections on Ruben Carter, Ajay Dev, and Wrongful Convictions

Apr 21, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Reflections on Ruben Carter, Ajay Dev, and Wrongful Convictions

Ruben “Hurricane” Carter is perhaps one of the best known exonerees having had his story presented by Bob Dylan in the form of song and by Denzel Washington in the form of a feature motion picture.  On Sunday, Ruben Carter died at the age of 76, he spent 19 years in prison despite maintaining...

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Staff Looks for Direction to Continue Pursuit of POU

Apr 21, 2014
Staff Looks for Direction to Continue Pursuit of POU

Last month, the Davis City Council City Council directed staff to return with a revised resolution adding steps to the work plan calling for hiring of a Project Manager to oversee the effort, and add review of the due diligence work by the Technical Advisory Group and the newly formed Utility Rate Advisory Committee....

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Clarifying the Role a Public Agency May Play in a Local Ballot Measure

Apr 21, 2014
Clarifying the Role a Public Agency May Play in a Local Ballot Measure

So Bob Dunning, without citing a single law or statute, offers up that he believes that the city’s mailer was a campaign piece.  Mr. Dunning uses someone named Bill as a surrogate here, arguing, “The city’s mailing may violate Fair Political Practices Commission rules against using public money to advocate for ballot measures.” Mr....

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Election Digest: Updates from Several Campaigns

Apr 21, 2014
Election Digest: Updates from Several Campaigns

Sunder Focuses on Big Picture for Schools Multiple families rallied in support of Davis school board candidate Madhavi Sunder on Saturday, April 19th under the majestic Valley Oak in Mace Ranch Park in Sunder’s East Davis neighborhood. The Campaign committee, Families for Madhavi Sunder for School Board 2014, consists of a diverse array of...

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Bamboo and More
Visiting Anna Zakaria’s whimsical succulent garden

Visiting Anna Zakaria’s whimsical succulent garden

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Google’s definition of the word “whimsical” applies perfectly to Anna Zakaria’s succulent creations. I had seen Anna’s work on her Facebook page and on her blog, 4 Surya Garden, and I had met her at Donna and Keith’s pottery...

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Analysis: City Analysis of Impact of Measure P Suggests it Not a Paper Tiger

Apr 20, 2014
Analysis: City Analysis of Impact of Measure P Suggests it Not a Paper Tiger

One of the big questions is what happens if Measure P passes.  There are those who believe it would not be a huge impact for the city to have Measure P pass, as they would simply be able to pass new rates.  There is a political argument against that viewpoint, but as the city...

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Sunday Commentary: Asleep at the Switch, Yet Blaming Others

Apr 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Asleep at the Switch, Yet Blaming Others

In Bob Dunning’s column this morning, he accuses the city of Davis of breaking the law, calling an insert placed into the public’s April 2014 utility bills a “campaign piece.” Mr. Dunning writes, “It’s no surprise that city officials want us to vote “yes” in June on the proposed half-percent sales tax increase that...

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Sunday Commentary II: Listening to the Voters, Fifth Street, Budget

Apr 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary II: Listening to the Voters, Fifth Street, Budget

In the latest in a string of articles that examines letters to the editor, we get one today called, “Road diet?  No, city diet.” The writer argues, “The structural tax base of the city of Davis is years in the making. Past plans to limit commercial growth and expanded retail options force Davisites to...



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