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Addressing (Some of the) Concerns of the Binning Neighbors

Mar 3, 2015
Addressing (Some of the) Concerns of the Binning Neighbors

On Thursday the Vanguard met with four members of an eight-person group selected to represent the neighborhood. They expressed concerns with plans to develop the roughly 218 acre innovation park within about 150 feet of the backyards of the he southern-most residents of the development that was built way back in the late 1950s/early...

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Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

I finally found time to check on the aloes on the UC Davis campus. I hadn’t been back since my last post on December 26 but fortunately it looks like my timing was just right.

This outing also gave me an opportunity to test-drive a fun lens I just bought...

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Report: Heat and Climate Change Help Fuel California’s Drought

Mar 3, 2015
Report: Heat and Climate Change Help Fuel California’s Drought

Earlier this year, reports showed the several consecutive dry years combined with record supercharged California’s droughts. In 2014, temperatures were by far the highest – fueled mainly by a warmer than normal winter – in the 120 years of record-keeping. On average it was 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the previous standard, set in...

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Justice Department Will Exonerate Wilson, But Hammer Ferguson Police for Biased Policing

Mar 3, 2015

Though the report is not yet finalized, the New York Times is saying that the Justice Department has nearly completed a report, highly critical of police in Ferguson for “making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer.” The...

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Design Innovation Centers for the 21st Century

Design Innovation Centers for the 21st Century

by Susan Rainier, AIA The city of Davis is reviewing and analyzing three innovation center proposals. The Gateway/Nishi property along Interstate 80 from Olive Drive west is about 44 acres, the Davis Innovation Center northwest of Highway 113 and Covell Boulevard near Sutter Davis Hospital is 208 acres and the Mace Innovation Center northeast...

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A Chat with the Chief: Addressing Hate in Davis

A Chat with the Chief: Addressing Hate in Davis

The Davis Phoenix Coalition is holding “A Chat with the Chief: Addressing Hate in Davis” on Monday, March 9th with the Davis Police Department addressing hate crimes, hate incidents, and discrimination based upon identity.  This is one of the coalition’s quarterly “Chats with the Chief” which are  to provide the police department and the...

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Sandy Holman receives UC Davis Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community

Sandy Holman receives UC Davis Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community

Long time Davis community member Sandy Lynne Holman, Director of The Culture C.O.-O.P. and author of award-winning children’s books like We All Have A Heritage, is one among seven recipients to receive the Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. The award recognizes students, staff, and community members for...

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Twin Rocks

Mar 2, 2015
Twin Rocks

We're having some beautiful sunny weather for this time of year, so yesterday we decided to take advantage of this with a trip to Rockaway Beach in Oregon.  This is one of my favorite beaches because of the tide pool formations.  It's between...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Urban Farm, Binning and Alternative Conflict Resolution

Mar 2, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Urban Farm, Binning and Alternative Conflict Resolution

What Should the City Do About Mace 25? As we reported on Saturday, the Davis City Council will be asked on Tuesday to evaluate the suitability of the City-owned 25-acre parcel for a Community Farm and if council determines that the parcel is not suitable for a Community Farm, staff anticipates entering into an...

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Davis Firefighters Make Highest Salary in Region

Mar 2, 2015
Davis Firefighters Make Highest Salary in Region

In 2013, Davis firefighters made $132,576 in pay which included overtime, bonuses, and cashouts. That figure, according to a graphic posted in the Sacramento Bee this weekend was the highest in the region outstripping cities like El Dorado Hills, Folson, Sacramento, and Roseville. However, the Davis figure while high for the region was only...

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