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Guest Commentary: The Absurd Popularity of Trump vs. the College Board

Aug 29, 2015
Guest Commentary: The Absurd Popularity of Trump vs. the College Board

by Jeff Boone This last month, the College Board, the nonprofit corporation that controls all the high-school Advanced Placement courses and exams, published new guidelines for the AP U.S. history test.  The new guidelines replace those published only a year earlier. The AP history framework is organized into concepts and codings. Previous key concepts...

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Kite Festival Reflection

Aug 28, 2015
Kite Festival Reflection

Another view of the Kite Festival last week in Long Beach, Washington.  I keep holding onto the idea of a reflected scene with kites, trying this shot both last year and this year. And somehow it never comes out how I am imagining it. I think this...

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Commentary: Council Should Consider Extension of Mace EIR

Aug 28, 2015
Commentary: Council Should Consider Extension of Mace EIR

On Tuesday, the Davis City Council got its first look at the criticism of the Mace Ranch Innovation Center proposal from members of the public. Several members of the public spoke during public comment time to ask for an extension in the public review for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), citing the massive size...

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Should City Vote Separately on Mace Ranch Project and Putting Housing There?

Aug 28, 2015
Should City Vote Separately on Mace Ranch Project and Putting Housing There?

By Dan Carson City leaders are wrestling with the issue of whether to include up to 850 units of housing as part of the Mace Ranch Innovation Center (MRIC) project. On the one hand, inclusion of the proposed housing was found in the recently released draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the MRIC project...

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Making the Local Control Funding Formula Work

Aug 28, 2015
Making the Local Control Funding Formula Work

By David Sapp While students, parents, faculty and school staff gear up for the excitement of a new school year, a critically important process is unfolding largely out of public view. California schools are nearing the conclusion of the second annual cycle of the district planning and budgeting process ushered in by Local Control Funding...

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Bamboo and More
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC

VanDusen Botanical Garden (VBG) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada may well be the loveliest public garden you’ve never seen. I almost didn’t visit either on our recent Pacific Northwest trip, but then I read this description in Donald Olson’s book The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour (Timber Press, 2014):

No...

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Commentary: What is Broken Can Be Fixed on Richards

Aug 27, 2015
Commentary: What is Broken Can Be Fixed on Richards

There were a lot of moving parts in the discussion of the Hotel Conference Center – and, while a lot of the discussion here has focused on the issue of labor, for me at least, the response by the developer and their commitment to allowing their employees to decide whether or not to unionize...

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Public Comments from Tuesday’s Discussion on the Hotel Conference Center

Aug 27, 2015
Public Comments from Tuesday’s Discussion on the Hotel Conference Center

The city council, despite some concerns, unanimously approved the Hotel Conference Center project. However, they heard from a large number and wide variety of residents on a number of issues, from traffic analysis and sustainability to labor issues. Former City Councilmember Michael Harrington raised the issue of planning process, stating, “I think we have...

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Wolk Continues to Clean Up on Endorsements As a Possible New Entrant Emerges

Aug 27, 2015
Wolk Continues to Clean Up on Endorsements As a Possible New Entrant Emerges

On Wednesday, Dan Wolk’s Assembly Campaign announced the endorsement of the entire Solano County Board of Supervisors. The announcement comes as speculation has increased about the emergence of a third candidate into the fray. Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry on Wednesday declined to confirm she was running, but from all appearances that is mere formality....

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Council Unanimously Approves Hotel Conference Center

Aug 26, 2015
Council Unanimously Approves Hotel Conference Center

Council Acknowledges Details Need to Be Worked Out on Core Elements: Traffic, Sustainability and Labor With most of the council wanting to send the message of approval for the project, and none of the council having strong concerns about going forward, the council unanimously passed a motion that approves the project but has staff...

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