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City Looks to Improve Richards Boulevard Interchange

Dec 15, 2014
City Looks to Improve Richards Boulevard Interchange

On the council agenda this week is a consent item that would allocate $160,000 in Roadway Impact Fee funds to cover the estimated costs to prepare the and would authorize initial work on Richards Boulevard interchange improvements. Staff writes, “The Richards Boulevard corridor is a major entry to the city of Davis as well...

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Second Jumpstart Davis Meetup Features Greenbotics

Dec 15, 2014
Second Jumpstart Davis Meetup Features Greenbotics

On Wednesday, December 17, at 6:30 pm, the second Jumpstart Davis meetup will be hosted by Sophia’s Thai Kitchen. It will feature Bob Fung of Voterprep.org and Kyle Cobb of Greenbotics. Last week, we profiled Voterprep. In November, 2013, SunPower Corp., a leading solar technology and energy service provider, announced that it had acquired...

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Eye on the Courts: Marsh Gets 52 to Life, But Not Really

Dec 15, 2014

Judge David Reed on Friday issued the maximum possible sentence of 52 years to life to Daniel Marsh for the 2013 double homicide of Oliver Northup and Claudia Maupin. On Friday, the hearing last two hours and it continued a dispute over what Mr. Marsh’s sentence should be. Judge Read argued that the aggravating...

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Passing By

Dec 14, 2014
Passing By

I pass by this little nameless creek almost everyday on my dog walk with Clover, but never think to photograph it. After last week's heavy rain, the little creek started making some noise and I took notice. Water was flowing between the trees and also ...

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Sunday Commentary II: Why the Police Killings in Ferguson and Staten Island Have Spawned A Movement

Dec 14, 2014
Sunday Commentary II: Why the Police Killings in Ferguson and Staten Island Have Spawned A Movement

Back in 2011, the Occupy Movement seemed to arise in response to the Tea Party Movement. Across the nation, thousands of young students and radical protested a wide range of grievances from the greed of Wall Street to the privatization of the University of California. In a way I could not really relate to...

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Sunday Commentary: Assessing The Case For Housing at the Innovation Parks

Dec 14, 2014

It is the proverbial third rail of Davis – a discussion of housing. Everyone has tried to avoid the subject not because it is not a worthy subject of discussion, but rather because everyone fears that the specter of housing will kill the innovation parks. Interestingly enough that’s probably based on two data points....

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Bamboo and More
Goodbye Aloe; hello Aloiampelos, Aloidendron, Aristaloe, Gonialoe and Kumara

Goodbye Aloe; hello Aloiampelos, Aloidendron, Aristaloe, Gonialoe and Kumara

Taxonomists—scientists describing, naming and classifying organisms—love change. They are constantly assigning and reassigning plants (and animals) based on the latest research findings. The decisions they make often annoy gardeners: After all, why is it necessary to move a plant that has always been one thing into another bucket, causing its botanical name to change?...

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Peaceful

Dec 13, 2014
Peaceful

I woke to a beautiful foggy morning. We got this inversion pattern quite a bit last December. I wonder how long this one will last.

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My View: Of Course We Tortured, Abu Ghraib and US Torture Policy

Dec 13, 2014
My View: Of Course We Tortured, Abu Ghraib and US Torture Policy

This week I was taken back to a different time and a different place in my life. The Senate Report on the CIA’s Torture, Lies, and Cover up brought me back nearly a decade in time. The New York Times on Tuesday wrote, “The world has long known that the United States government illegally...

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Council Receives Update on Innovation Parks, Asked to Approve Guiding Principles, Alternatives

Dec 13, 2014
Council Receives Update on Innovation Parks, Asked to Approve Guiding Principles, Alternatives

On Tuesday, the Council will receive a major update on the status of two innovation park applications as well as be asked to approve guiding principles and a range of alternatives. The Mace Ranch Innovation Center (MRIC) application was accepted for filing on September 15, 2014. The applicant is Dan Ramos of Ramco Enterprises,...

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