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Should Council Pass Ordinance Addressing Sugary Beverages?

Nov 25, 2014
Should Council Pass Ordinance Addressing Sugary Beverages?

One plank of Mayor Dan Wolk’s healthy children’s initiative is eliminating sugary drinks at restaurant and making low-fat milk the default beverage. Next Tuesday, the Council will hear information from First 5 Yolo and could potentially direct “staff to work with the City Attorney to draft an ordinance addressing sugary beverages in kids’ meals,...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: No Justice, No Peace

Nov 25, 2014
Commentary: No Justice, No Peace

It has been obvious for quite some time that the Grand Jury was not going to indict Darren Wilson. The question was – would there merely be protests or would there be riots. St. Louis County police said this morning that the scene was far worse than it was in August with 61 arrests...

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Davis Vanguard
Taylor Case Concludes with Half of the Charges Dropped

Taylor Case Concludes with Half of the Charges Dropped

By Jordan Lee After extending the jury trial one day in order for the jurors to complete their deliberation, the jury was only able to find Elijah Taylor guilty of only three out of the six charges. The jury hung on Counts 1, 2, and 3 with doubt by a few jurors as to...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis Students Call for Statewide

Nov 24, 2014

On Nov. 24 at noon, hundreds of UC Davis students and community members gathered on the Quad and staged a march through Downtown Davis as a part of the “UC/CSU/CC Statewide Call for Action” protest regarding the UC Regents’ decision to increase UC tuition by five percent annually over the next five years. Last week,...

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Bamboo and More
Aloe anticipation at UC Davis

Aloe anticipation at UC Davis

The University of California Davis campus has several aloe hot spots (see this post from February). Curious to find out whether any of their aloes are flowering yet, I decided to go on a little outing yesterday. (Weekends are best for a campus visit since parking is free.)

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts: Excitement Over Emerging Startup Culture; Dose of Reality on the Budget

Nov 24, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: Excitement Over Emerging Startup Culture; Dose of Reality on the Budget

The Rise of the Startup Culture – We have focused a lot of our time and energy looking at the proposed innovation parks. The most important thing that we need to remember is that there is not a zero sum game between focusing on entitling peripheral innovation parks and utilizing existing space. As much...

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Davis Vanguard
Eye on the Courts: Early Returns on Prop 47

Nov 24, 2014

Last week I had a few opportunities to go into the courts here in Yolo County and to see how Prop 47 would work. It is too early to see the hearings for those serving time who are now eligible to be resentenced under Prop 47. What we did see was how Prop 47...

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Bamboo and More
Damn those leaves!

Damn those leaves!

Don’t get me wrong, I love trees and I know that falling leaves come with the territory. But while I like autumn, I don’t enjoy dealing with this:

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The photos above and below were taken standing in our neighbor’s driveway, looking...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Is Soccer Incident An Embodiment of a Larger Problem?

Nov 23, 2014

The recent incident that resulted in the suspension of seven members of the Davis High soccer team is troubling. The referee, at least in the minds of the players missed a critical call. The players reacted in an unacceptable manner. As the local paper describes it: “Instead of awarding the Blue Devils a penalty...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Who Should the Students Blame?

Nov 23, 2014
Commentary: Who Should the Students Blame?

There has been a lot of anger by students directed at UC in the last week, as they propose five more years of increased tuition, but if you believe the Enterprise Editorial, “the problem is in Sacramento.” Writes the local paper, “while the rage against the immediate decision-makers is understandable, the students — and voters...

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