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Commentary: Why Rush the Budget? Let the New Council Handle It

Jun 25, 2012
Commentary: Why Rush the Budget?  Let the New Council Handle It

City Manager Steve Pinkerton is recommending that the City Council adopt an Urgency Ordinance adopting the Budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 on Tuesday night.  The question is why that is the case, as just three weeks ago he indicated that there were n...

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Cannon Beach

Jun 24, 2012
Cannon Beach

1700 miles later, and I'm finally back home.  There was very little photography on this trip, mainly just driving and getting my son moved home for the summer.  I did one quick side trip to Cannon Beach in Oregon.  This is somewhere I've...

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary Part Two: Water Measure Needs to Be Done the Right Way

Jun 24, 2012
Sunday Commentary Part Two: Water Measure Needs to Be Done the Right Way

Back on June 9, the Vanguard warned that the proposed surface water ballot measure had some flaws.  The main flaw is that the timeline to put the water measure on the ballot is so tight that the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) has asked for additional ...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: A view from the darkside

Jun 24, 2012
Commentary: A view from the darkside

When this site was founded back on July 30, 2006 on the original free blogspot site with the white writing and the black background, our tag line was "A Vivid Description of the Dark Underbelly of the People's Republic of Davis."  While that tagline...

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Davis Vanguard
Lovenburg to Seek Re-Election for School Board

Jun 24, 2012
Lovenburg to Seek Re-Election for School Board

If it lacks the flare for the dramatic announcement of Richard Harris, who turned not only the prospective school board election on its head, but the entire community as well, Susan Lovenburg will have to be forgiven. Her time on the board is perhaps ...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: A teachable moment

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Jun 24, 2012
Commentary: A teachable moment

By Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald A noose was found hanging from the goal post at Davis High School and some people say it was a prank. This is the same high school where, nearly 30 years ago, Thong Hy Huynh was stabbed to death in a hateful, race-rel...

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Bamboo and More
Manfreda gets eviction notice

Jun 23, 2012
Manfreda gets eviction notice

Every now and then I look at a specific plant in my garden and I say, you’ve got to go. I’ve reached that point with my Manfreda ‘Spot’.   What’s a manfreda, you might ask, and why is it getting kicked out? The 20+ species of manfredas...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Once More Our Schools Are in Crisis and the Community is Called to Step Up

Jun 23, 2012
Commentary: Once More Our Schools Are in Crisis and the Community is Called to Step Up

Stop me if you've heard this one before - the school district is facing fiscal crisis that requires immediate action or we face cuts in the millions.  And the worst part is that there is a very real chance that even if the district is able to make tho...

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Davis Vanguard
Do Officers in Pepper Spray Incident Face Safety Threats with Disclosure of Names?

Jun 23, 2012
Do Officers in Pepper Spray Incident Face Safety Threats with Disclosure of Names?

Judge Will Hear Evidence to See if Public Records Act Compels University to Release Officer Names - When the University of California was attempting to release the Reynoso Task Force and the Kroll Reports back in April, they ultimately agreed to a de...

Davis Vanguard
School Board Leans Toward 444 Dollar Parcel Tax

Jun 22, 2012
School Board Leans Toward 444 Dollar Parcel Tax

The School Board did not have a vote on Thursday night, but there is clear support at this point for putting another parcel tax measure on the ballot this November that, while falling short of the bold initiative put forward by Trustee Richard Harris...

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