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Community Members Ask For Extension of Mace EIR

Aug 26, 2015
Community Members Ask For Extension of Mace EIR

While the item is not agendized for discussion until later this month, a number of public commenters on Tuesday asked the council to extend the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) comment period by 45 days for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center. Jim Leonard said, “I believe that the innovation park process itself is flawed.” He...

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Study Author on DJUSD AIM Elaborates on Findings – Part Two

Aug 26, 2015
Study Author on DJUSD AIM Elaborates on Findings – Part Two

Back in March, Tobin White, an Associate Professor at the UC Davis School of Education, discussed his assessment of current testing practices at DJUSD. According to Professor White, while the district uses two exams – the OLSAT and the TONI – to identify students eligible for the AIM program, , the OLSAT identifies about...

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Meet my book aloe (Aloe suprafoliata)

Meet my book aloe (Aloe suprafoliata)

I won’t lie, agaves are my favorite group of plants, but aloes are right there near the top. They offer as much variety in size, texture and color as agaves do and many of them flower every year—unlike agaves, which typically flower only once, at the end of their lives (and then promptly...

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Vanguard Commentary: Council Will Weigh Delicate Balance at Hotel-Conference Proposal

Aug 25, 2015
Vanguard Commentary: Council Will Weigh Delicate Balance at Hotel-Conference Proposal

The City of Davis is literally starving for additional tax revenue. Back in the spring of 2014, staring down the barrel of a $5 million structural deficit well into the future, the city put a temporary sales tax measure on the ballot that would sunset in 2020. Despite an improved revenue picture, without that...

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Davis Vanguard
Study Author on DJUSD AIM Elaborates on Findings – Part One

Aug 25, 2015
Study Author on DJUSD AIM Elaborates on Findings – Part One

Back in March, Tobin White, an Associate Professor at the UC Davis School of Education, discussed his assessment of current testing practices at DJUSD. According to Professor White, while the district uses two exams – the OLSAT and the TONI – to identify students eligible for the AIM program, , the OLSAT identifies about...

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Davis Vanguard
Local Entrepreneur Added to Vanguard September 2 Program

Aug 25, 2015
Local Entrepreneur Added to Vanguard September 2 Program

The Vanguard has added Tim Keller, founder of VinPerfect & CEO of Area 52 to its panel of speakers at its September 2 event, “Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer.” The event is co-hosted by UC Davis (host sponsor) and takes place on Wednesday, September 2nd at...

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Yamada Announces Endorsements by CA Legislative Women’s Caucus and Fmr. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

Aug 25, 2015
Yamada Announces Endorsements by CA Legislative Women’s Caucus and Fmr. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

In what figures to be among the more intriguing races around the state, Former Assemblymember Mariko Yamada is taking on current Assemblymember Bill Dodd. Yesterday, Ms. Yamada, candidate for California State Senate District 3, announced the support of the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, which includes 19 Assemblymembers and State Senators throughout California, and...

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Davis Vanguard
The Life that Sustains Us – Flying on the Wings of Pollinators

Aug 25, 2015
The Life that Sustains Us – Flying on the Wings of Pollinators

By Debra Chase “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left”. This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein and while there is scant evidence that he did indeed say this, there is, according to entomologists today, even less evidence that the...

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Kite Festival

Aug 24, 2015
Kite Festival

No shortage of kite festivals up and down the coast during the summer months.  The Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach is one of the larger ones, encompassing two weekends in the week long festivities.  We headed to Lon...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Dan Wolk’s Moment

Aug 24, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Dan Wolk’s Moment

With the announcement last week that potential rival Alfredo Pedroza, the Napa County Supervisor appointed to fill Bill Dodd’s seat, had not only bowed out of the race but had endorsed Dan Wolk, the momentum in the race clearly shifted to Dan Wolk’s heavy favor. There is a long time between now and the...

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