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Sunday Commentary: Can Davis council cast the tough votes?

Jul 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Can Davis council cast the tough votes?

We saw it in meeting number one where five councilmembers despite deep hesitations and concerns voted to allow one of the innovation park project teams to put an advisory measure on the ballot. Behind the scenes, city staff then had to work very hard to convince the developers that this was not a good...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Has Council Put Water to Rest?

Jul 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Has Council Put Water to Rest?

On Tuesday, Council approved a Prop 218 rate process to implement the city’s latest 87-13 water rates. That was quickly followed at the end of the week by the UC Davis announcement that they were exercising their option and plopping their $20 million down. This development comes as really no surprise. Back in February...

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Eye on the Courts: The Theater of the Absurd

Jul 20, 2014
Eye on the Courts: The Theater of the Absurd

Defense attorneys for the four defendants last week rightly rejected the DA’s offer of extortion – 3.8 years in prison in a case where the jury has hung twice and there was a third mistrial. It was three and a half years ago that we went through a similar exercise when the DA’s office...

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Bamboo and More
#GBFling14: Lan Su Chinese Garden

#GBFling14: Lan Su Chinese Garden

The first garden we visited on day 1 of the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling was the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, it is surrounded by a mix of modern high rises and more traditional brick buildings.

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Council Did Right Thing on Compensation

Jul 19, 2014
My View: Council Did Right Thing on Compensation

The Council has clearly waded into perilous waters by increasing the salary component of the City Manager’s total compensation, but it is not clear to me that they had much choice. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to read through the lines that if they are asking for the increase in the salary...

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Davis Vanguard
Obamacare – A View from the Front Line

Jul 19, 2014
Obamacare – A View from the Front Line

by Tia Will As an advocate of single party payer health care administered through an integrated health care model such as Kaiser, I was not happy with the ACA. I wanted more. But that has not stopped me from realizing the benefits that I have seen directly both within my own family and for...

Davis Vanguard
Judge Denies Defense Motion to Continue

Jul 19, 2014
Judge Denies Defense Motion to Continue

by Patrick Shum A sense of annoyance was implicitly conveyed by Judge David Rosenberg this morning in Department Four at the Yolo County courthouse, as he denied the defense’s motion that the jury trial of Leona Jull be moved from its current date to a later date. After five motions to continue, a jury...

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Davis Vanguard
Defense Attorneys Should Not Be Punished For Doing Their Jobs

Jul 19, 2014
Defense Attorneys Should Not Be Punished For Doing Their Jobs

By Jeff Adachi The verdict is in: Criminal defense attorneys are being punished for doing their jobs. Although we protect your constitutional rights in the justice system, we are clearly losing in the court of public opinion. It takes just a glance at recent news to see the ire runs deeper than a few...

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45 Journal
Fermenting Veggies

Jul 18, 2014
Fermenting Veggies

Lots of expimwnting with fermenting vegetables at my house a few weeks ago. Left to right, sauerkraut, sour beets, kimchi, more sauerkraut, fermented lemons, more kimchi, and more sauerkraut. The only one still on the counter is the lemons. They take a...

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Davis Vanguard
BREAKING NEWS: UC Davis Joins Water Project

Jul 18, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: UC Davis Joins Water Project

UC Davis moves forward with regional clean water project – In a joint release from the city and UC Davis, it was announced today that UC Davis, “will exercise its option to contract for water from the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Project, continuing its participation in the partnership, campus officials announced today.” According to the...

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