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Gathering Steam

Jan 13, 2015
Gathering Steam

by Daniel Parrella, Michael Bisch, Bill Habicht, Matthew Miller, and Alex Rossbach As a startup community begins to flourish, access to capital and innovative leasing space is crucial to its long-term health. A steady flow of financing from angel groups and venture capital firms can mean the difference between a startup burning out and...

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21st Annual City of Davis MLK Day Celebration

Jan 13, 2015
21st Annual City of Davis MLK Day Celebration

  Join the city of Davis and the Davis Human Relations Commission for the 21st Annual City of Davis MLK Day Celebration.

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Monday Morning Thoughts: The First City Council Meeting for 2015

Jan 12, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: The First City Council Meeting for 2015

Tuesday night will mark the first City Council meeting of 2015.  Last week Dan Wolk gave his state of the city address before the Davis Chamber of Commerce and he recapped 2014 by calling it a good year citing the progress of a number of projects, the new city council and city manager.  He...

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At a Movie Comedy, A Tragedy Unfolded

Jan 12, 2015

By Gloria Partida along with the boards of Team Davis and Davis Phoenix Coalition The merits and evils of Facebook will undoubtedly be debated from many perspectives for many years. Recently, this snippet of humanity ran across my feed. A family in Davis with a son having multiple disabilities sat in a movie theater...

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Eye on the Courts: Did We Get Sucked in on the Forensic Evidence in Ferguson?

Jan 12, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Did We Get Sucked in on the Forensic Evidence in Ferguson?

Back in December, citing the work of Professor Ronald Rotunda at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, we noted that the Ferguson confrontation between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson, among other factors, “also illustrates the problems with eyewitness identification.” Professor Rotunda writes, “Next to a DNA match, many people probably think that eyewitness...

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Flu Epidemic in the U.S. Vaccinate All Pregnant Women

Jan 12, 2015

by Tia Will The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared a flu (influenza) epidemic in the United States. There has been antigenic drift in one of the strains of the virus seen circulating now versus the strain chosen for the vaccine. Therefore, it is extremely important for providers to promptly treat all patients...

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Bamboo and More
Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Palm Springs, CA

Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Palm Springs, CA

In virtually every respect, Sunnylands Center and Gardens is the polar opposite of family-run Moorten Botanical Garden. The two things they have in common—both are located in the Palm Springs area and both showcase desert plants—are eclipsed by their differences. Moorten is 1 acre in size, Sunnylands 200; Moorten...

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Sunday Commentary: Thinking Bold on Nishi

Jan 11, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Thinking Bold on Nishi

In 2008, a diverse group of residents appointed by the city council back in 2007 approved the General Plan Housing Element Update with a list 37 potential housing sites. In their ranking, they listed the Nishi Property with UC Davis access only at No.17 and the Nishi site with Access via Olive Drive a...

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Sunday Commentary: Talking About the Vanguard

Jan 11, 2015

It was interesting this week, I already put my thoughts on Dan Carson’s column into writing earlier this week. To me, and no disrespect to Mr. Carson, the reader comments were more interesting to me. As I explained on Friday, we are always looking to improve and revamp what we do. More interesting still...

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My View: New York Deals With Their Public Safety Slowdown Quickly

Jan 10, 2015
My View: New York Deals With Their Public Safety Slowdown Quickly

I’ve been fascinated with the New York Police Department work slowdown in response to the police shootings and protests.  As I noted last week in a column, part of that fascination is that I see parallels between the NY Police Union’s response and the response of our local firefighters, really since 2013 when city...

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