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UC Davis implements preferred name service

Apr 11, 2014

On March 27, UC Davis began its preferred name service, which allows UC Davis students to change their legal first names on campus systems to a preferred name through the online directory if they so choose. The name change would then automatically propagate into other campus systems such as SmartSite (which includes class rosters),...

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The Palouse

Apr 11, 2014
The Palouse

The Palouse is a large agricultural area in the southeastern part of Washington and western part of Idaho.  It was originally a rolling prairie, but settlers converted the area to productive grain and legume fields in the late 1800s. I read that t...

Davis Vanguard
New Report Backs Off Central Fire Station Move, More

Apr 11, 2014
New Report Backs Off Central Fire Station Move, More

When the council voted 3-2 to enter into a shared services agreement with UC Davis to share management over the two agencies’ fire services, the Davis City Council requested quarterly updates on progress. The report written by Chief Nathan Trauernicht reported, “We believed it critical to get out to the stations, start building relationships...

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Davis Vanguard
Krovoza Campaign Responds To Vanguard Analysis of the 4th AD Race

Apr 11, 2014
Krovoza Campaign Responds To Vanguard Analysis of the 4th AD Race

On Wednesday, the Vanguard analyzed the 4th Assembly District Race and concluded that Bill Dodd had a sizable advantages in terms of both money and breadth of support that put him into the frontrunner class. Dan Wolk’s strength rests with his broad base of support among elected officials in Yolo County but also his...

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Davis Vanguard
Davis City Council Candidates Question 3 – Downtown Parking

Apr 11, 2014
Davis City Council Candidates Question 3 – Downtown Parking

  Editor’s Note: Every week on Friday the Vanguard will send all five of the candidates a question that they will be asked to respond to by the end of the day on Thursday for a Friday publication. The answers are posted in the order that they were received. Answers are limited to 350...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis research team discovers reason behind zebra stripes

Apr 10, 2014

A research team led by UC Davis has discovered the reason for zebras’ black and white stripes. Possible purposes for the stripes have included camouflage, reducement of heat, social function, disruption of attack by predators and avoidance of biting flies. The results of the study, published April 1 in the online journal Nature Communications,...

The California Aggie
UC Davis celebrates centennial picnic day

On April 12, UC Davis will celebrate its centennial picnic day by bringing back loved events from past years and further expanding its safety zones into the City of Davis. Long time Davis residents might remember that in the past, police have had issues with alcohol at Picnic Day. There will be about 60...

The California Aggie
Davis City Council halts paid parking proposal

Apr 10, 2014

On March 25, Davis City Council halted a proposal to implement paid parking in downtown Davis. In October 2012, Davis City Council appointed members for the Downtown Parking Task Force (DPTF) which would meet monthly to identify the parking problems in downtown Davis. The task force came up with solutions for the management of...

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Davis Vanguard
Fiscal Sustainability – Investing in Our Community

Apr 10, 2014
Fiscal Sustainability – Investing in Our Community

by Rob White Over the last several weeks, I have been having discussions with various parts of our community (both locally and regionally) about some of the investment activities needed to achieve financial outcomes desirable for Davis. Some of these items many Davisites are aware of, but I suspect some will be news. Of...

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Davis Vanguard
Council Expected to Name Gene Rogers as Interim City Manager

Apr 10, 2014
Council Expected to Name Gene Rogers as Interim City Manager

The first domino has now fallen.  It has been just about two months since Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton agreed to terms with Incline Village to become their general manager.  He leaves the city on April 25. The Vanguard had learned nearly two weeks ago that the city council had made their choice for...

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