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Vanguard Analysis: Swanson Votes to Abstain on MRAP

Aug 29, 2014
Vanguard Analysis: Swanson Votes to Abstain on MRAP

For a vote that did not change the outcome of the council’s decision one way or another, Rochelle Swanson’s vote on the MRAP decision by council to return the vehicle continues to generate discussion and intrigue. Under Robert’s Rules of Order, a member has the ability to change their vote after the fact so...

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Judge Reduces Theft of $10.62 in Groceries to Misdemeanor

Judge Reduces Theft of $10.62 in Groceries to Misdemeanor

by Saghi Nojoomi Judge Rosenberg of the Yolo County Superior Court granted the defense’s Motion, allowing the court to scale down the defendant’s felony conviction into a misdemeanor. Defendant Michael Stanley is accused of felony theft of $10.62 of Food for Less grocery items. While the District Attorney urged that the defendant’s past thefts...

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Community Announcements: Bill Dodd, Democratic Bean Feed, Yolo Land Trust

Aug 29, 2014
Community Announcements: Bill Dodd, Democratic Bean Feed, Yolo Land Trust

Yolo County Democratic Party to Host 38th Annual Bean Feed Dinner The Yolo County Democratic Party will host its 38th Annual Bean Feed Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center in Davis located at 203 East 14th Street. This year’s theme is “Taking Back the...

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Mouth of the Columbia

Aug 28, 2014
Mouth of the Columbia

From the Washington side, and just before we crossed the bridge into Oregon.  Bill was driving when I took this shot.  I wish I'd asked him to stop because it's a little blurry, but at the time I was just playing around.  I liked the old...

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Commentary: Comments on Tuesday While Passionate, Were Remarkably Civil

Aug 28, 2014
Commentary: Comments on Tuesday While Passionate, Were Remarkably Civil

There were times when it seemed the emotions of the moment were going to boil over, but each time they threatened to do so the community pulled back. There were moments when the passions got up, but even Allen Miller who delivered a very pointed rebuke began his comments by stating “This isn’t personal,...

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Creating a Positive Image of Davis

Aug 28, 2014
Creating a Positive Image of Davis

by Rob White An article titled “Rancho Cordova Looks Into Innovation Center Idea” ran in the Sacramento Business Journal on August 25th. The author, Ben van der Meer, outlined that officials in Rancho Cordova “are trying to figure out who the are, and the best way to help them.” This article caught my...

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Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Dies in Assembly

Aug 28, 2014
Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Dies in Assembly

A bill that would have banned plastic bags statewide died in the Assembly failing to overcome a coalition of opposition of Republicans and moderate Democrats after the plastic and paper bag manufacturers mounted a vigorous late campaign to overcome strong support from environmentalists and grocers who supported the proposal. The proposal ended up getting...

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Community Events: Innovation Park Discussion, Poppenga Fundraiser; Empower Yolo

Aug 28, 2014
Community Events: Innovation Park Discussion, Poppenga Fundraiser; Empower Yolo

The Davis Innovation Center team has scheduled several meetings in the next few weeks to seek community input. They plan to submit their application to the City of Davis in mid-September and want to hear from as many Davis residents as possible about what attributes are important to them in an innovation center. The...

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Bamboo and More
Mexican poppy mystery

Mexican poppy mystery

This spring we had a profusion of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) in the succulent bed along the driveway (1 2). I removed most of the regular orange poppies after they were done blooming but let the yellow- and red-flowering selections (‘White Linen’ and ‘Red Chief’) go to seed because...

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Mayor Pro Tem Speaks on MRAP at Council Meeting (Video)

Mayor Pro Tem Speaks on MRAP at Council Meeting (Video)

Last night, Mayor Pro Tem Davis put forward a three-part motion. First, he said, “We instruct staff to return with options for disposing with the MRAP in the most expeditious and low cost manner within sixty days.” Second, “That we review donated or surplus material acquisition noticing guidelines to assure that major donated or...

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