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Monday Morning Thoughts: The School Board Race, Nancy Peterson and Jose Granda

Oct 27, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: The School Board Race, Nancy Peterson and Jose Granda

A week from tomorrow (Tuesday) the voters will get their official say in who the next three school board members are, joining Susan Lovenburg and appointed Alan Fernandes. The view has not changed very much since the last analysis. It is hard to imagine a scenario where the next school board does not have...

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Eye on the Courts: Scare Tactics and Prop 47

Oct 27, 2014

 Most campaigns claims have an element of truth surrounded by a world of gray and ambiguity. That is the case of Prop 47 – well intentioned proposal that would end felony incarceration for a host of drug charges and other minor and non-violent theft. For the most part that is a good thing. It...

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Not Life Saving, Not Cost Effective – Vote NO on Proposition 46

Oct 27, 2014

By Tia Will Proposition 46 is a 3 part proposal. Advocates would have you believe that it will save lives and that it is the best way to provide for those injured by negligence in the provision of medical care. This is not a life saving nor cost effective measure. The following is my...

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Bamboo and More
Mexican poppy mystery solved

Mexican poppy mystery solved

In August noticed this little beauty in the succulent bed along the driveway:

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I conjectured this might be a Mexican poppy, but I didn’t know.

This mystery poppy was still blooming two days ago when a gust of wind finally knocked the...

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Sunday Commentary: Should the City Allow Cannery to Pass On Development Costs to Residents?

Oct 26, 2014

When the Davis City Council in November 2013 approved the Cannery Project by a vote of 3-2, they did so with a host of agreements and commitments by the developers. Under the development agreement, commitments previously made by the applicant to the public and Commissions included: Water line easement along Covell Boulevard Frontage (subject...

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Yolo County Concilio 30th Anniversary Dinner

Oct 26, 2014
Yolo County Concilio 30th Anniversary Dinner

On Saturday night at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, the Yolo County Concilio celebrated its 30th anniversary giving out awards to community members and leaders and scholarships to 14 local area high school students.  (Please note due to a scheduling conflict, Delta High School Students were not at the event to receive their...

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Davis Vanguard
EBOLA – Safety and the Hazards of Fear

Oct 26, 2014

by Tia Will This is a three-part article. I have been asked to write an article on Ebola I have included some factual information about the disease, a description of our local precautions for the management of Ebola and my perspective on other impacts of “ Ebola preparedness” as they affect our community now...

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Dramatic dialogue between News 13 reporter and Murder Suspect

by Antoinnette Borbon Ending the first week of trial in the case against William Gardner the III, jurors listened to a videotaped conversation between Derek Shorn, a news reporter for channel 13 and the defendant. Derek Shorn sat on the witness stand as prosecution played the videotape with an audio recording of the call between...

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As If Platinum Level Bike Paths Weren’t Enough, Now There Is a New Isle of Skye Level Bike Path Standard

Oct 25, 2014

The City of Davis has developed a Beyond Platinum Bicycle Action Plan to improve bicycling in Davis.  In developing that Plan, City Staff has employed an integrated, multi-modal approach to include walking and transit.  The bicycle action plan (see http://bicycles.cityofdavis.org/beyond-platinum-bicycle-action-plan) is intended to be a community action plan through both the development and implementation phases....

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My View: City’s Innovation Park Strategy and Peripheral Parks

Oct 25, 2014
My View: City’s Innovation Park Strategy and Peripheral Parks

Last week at the Vanguard Innovation Park Forum, Michael Bisch, the President of the Davis Downtown stated, “Let’s be clear, we’re not talking about one innovation park. We’re not talking about one physical location. The strategy that the city council adopted based on the work by Studio 30 was the dispersed strategy where you...

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