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Candidates Clash on School Funding, Parcel Tax at Vanguard School Board Forum

Candidates Clash on School Funding, Parcel Tax at Vanguard School Board Forum

By Nicholas von Wettburg The Davis Vanguard hosted a School Board Candidates Forum at the Community Chambers on Sunday. Participating in the event were the four candidates, who are running for two open seats on the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) Board of Education. Two of the candidates are incumbents Susan Lovenburg and...

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Sunday Commentary: We Live Under a False Sense of Permanency in Davis

Sep 18, 2016
Sunday Commentary: We Live Under a False Sense of Permanency in Davis

A city that has been unable to develop on the periphery for two decades, starved for tax and new forms of  revenue and short on student housing, is increasingly looking at infill projects that pit new development against existing neighborhoods.  Paso Fino.  Trackside.  Hyatt House.  Lincoln40.  Sterling Apartments. On Wednesday night I listened as...

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Sunday Commentary: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

Sep 18, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

The death of Tyre King has spawned a number of questions and a debate.  The 13-year-old was shot after he was in a group of people who used a BB gun, that reportedly looked like a real gun, to rob people and then took off running when the police came. While the police chief...

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Spring Test Results Given to Board

Sep 18, 2016
Spring Test Results Given to Board

By Nicholas von Wettberg The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) Board of Education heard a report on the results of spring tests at its regular meeting on Thursday night. In 2014, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system was implemented, replacing the Standardized Testing and Reporting System (STAR). The CAASPP...

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The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

I’ve read countless book on plants and gardens, and I’ve reviewed a few for this blog. Many of them struck a chord with me for one reason or another. But no book has even been as personal as the one I’m reviewing today, The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the...

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City Releases Draft EIR on Sterling Apartments

Sep 17, 2016
City Releases Draft EIR on Sterling Apartments

Another one of the more controversial proposals is the repurposing of the six-acre city property that formerly housed the EMQ FamiliesFirst residential treatment facility, which has been closed since September 2013.  The plan calls for the existing buildings to be demolished and replaced by two separate projects that total 244 units. The plan calls...

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My View: Will an Updated General Plan Solve This Crisis?

Sep 17, 2016
My View: Will an Updated General Plan Solve This Crisis?

One of the issues that came out of Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting was the need for a new General Plan or an update to the existing one. Commissioner Herman Boschken called it a “quagmire in his judgment that we have gotten ourselves into.”  He said, “The problem may not be so much the developer...

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Dorsey Davis Child Death Case Opens

Sep 17, 2016
Dorsey Davis Child Death Case Opens

By Sophie Marconi On September 15th in department 13 the prosecution provided opening statements regarding the case of the People v. Dorsey. The trial broke at the end of the prosecution’s opening statement, before the defense could provide their statement. The defense provided their opening statement the next morning. Judge Richardson began the trial...

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Saylor Endorse Aguiar-Curry For Assembly

Sep 17, 2016
Saylor Endorse Aguiar-Curry For Assembly

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry – a farmer, businesswoman and the first woman Mayor of the City of Winters – has been endorsed by Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, in her General Election bid for Assembly District 4. “I have worked side by side with Cecilia Aguiar-Curry on many local issues and seen firsthand her commitment to...

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Commentary: City Needs to Change Planning Staff Dynamics – And Fast

Sep 16, 2016
Commentary:  City Needs to Change Planning Staff Dynamics – And Fast

Wednesday night brought for another avoidable debacle from the city’s planning staff.  We will get into some of the dynamics of that exchange shortly, but what I found interesting first and foremost was the similarity between the discussion of Field and Pond at the County level and the Hyatt Hotel at the city level....

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