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UC Med Center Doctor Helps Swarm Passenger Endangering Plane

Apr 14, 2014

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UC Davis Med Center orthopedic resident Dr. Scott Porter joined several other passengers in restraining a man after he pushed past flight attendants in an attempt to open the exit door of a Southwest airliner headed to Sacramento from …


Bamboo and More
Cactus flower extravaganza at Ruth Bancroft Garden

Cactus flower extravaganza at Ruth Bancroft Garden

Anybody driving by the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA right now will be greeted by a spectacle of cactus flowers. I just about lost control of the car yesterday when I saw this:

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It’s not just the riotous...

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Waves of Grain

Apr 14, 2014
Waves of Grain

Or maybe a better title would be Rows of Grain.  One of the interesting things about the Palouse was the row patterns cut into some of the hills by the farming vehicles.  It's the same sort of pattern you see mowed into baseball fields. I kno...

Davis Vanguard
Report: City of Davis Faces Drastic Cuts Without Sales Tax

Apr 14, 2014
Report: City of Davis Faces Drastic Cuts Without Sales Tax

City Manager Steve Pinkerton has slightly upwardly adjusted city finances since December.  On the whole, he wrote, “On the whole, this updated report shows revenues increasing 8.95 percent while expenditures are increasing at a higher rate (11.29 percent) from FY 2014-15 to FY 2018-19 (Attachments A and B). The City is addressing its shortfall...

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Davis Vanguard
Vanguard Commentary: Why the Rush to Stifle Debate on Minimum Wage Ordinance?

Apr 14, 2014
Vanguard Commentary: Why the Rush to Stifle Debate on Minimum Wage Ordinance?

In the past few weeks there has been some considerable pushback on the issue of a local minimum wage ordinance from the business community and the Davis Enterprise. The Enterprise this weekend in an editorial argues that “Davis businesses should not be saddled with a $15 minimum wage” argue that “good intentions don’t fund...

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Davis Vanguard
Eye on the Courts: Lack of Transparency in the DA’s Office Should Trouble Us All

Apr 14, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Lack of Transparency in the DA’s Office Should Trouble Us All

Last week, I was researching something for my column on the District Attorney’s Victims of Crime award ceremony when I stumbled upon something – I have been blocked from following the District Attorney, Jeff Reisig’s Twitter account “at the request of the user.” My first response was bemusement and even a little flattery.  Someone,...

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Ruth Bancroft Garden 2014 spring plant sale recap

Ruth Bancroft Garden 2014 spring plant sale recap

Yesterday was the spring plant sale at the Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG) in Walnut Creek, CA. This is one event I wouldn’t miss for the world. Usually I go by myself, but this time I brought along fellow succulent fanatic Candy Suter, Ms Sweetstuff’s Sassy Succulents herself.

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Waves of Green, take 2

Apr 13, 2014
Waves of Green, take 2


Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: District Should Appoint Replacement Who Promises Not to Seek Reelection

Apr 13, 2014
Sunday Commentary: District Should Appoint Replacement Who Promises Not to Seek Reelection

Archaic rules of timing as well as projected costs may have made it a no-brainer for the school district to set up an appointment process, however, as the Vanguard wrote earlier this week, the district has to find a way to restore community trust. While the Vanguard continues to assign primary responsibility for this...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: District Releases More Comprehensive Data on Complaint Investigations

Apr 13, 2014
Analysis: District Releases More Comprehensive Data on Complaint Investigations

Examination of Documents Show Law Firm Associated with School District’s Attorney Has Investigated Three Complaints Per School Year – Davis residents and Vanguard readers were stunned to learn that an investigation into the cutting of a school board member’s daughter from the Davis High volleyball team ended up consuming nearly 100 hours of time...

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