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The Cannery Urban Farm – A Barn Raising in Davis – Part 2

The Cannery Urban Farm – A Barn Raising in Davis – Part 2

by Leanna M. Sweha Yesterday we looked at The New Home Company’s planned build-out and financing of the Cannery urban farm. Today we will look at the plans for the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL) to lease and operate the farm. CLBL was founded in 1993 by Craig McNamara, president and owner of Sierra Orchards...

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The Moral Urgency of Climate Action

The Moral Urgency of Climate Action

by Lynne Nittler In a flood of extinctions and on-rushing global warming, what can one person do to change the course of the river?  Why should anyone try? Cool Davis invites the public to a feisty talk on Friday, March 6, that also will touch hearts and renew commitments to slow climate change. In a...

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Father Testifies in Kidnapping Trial

Father Testifies in Kidnapping Trial

By Jackie Snyder and Makisha Singh The Trial of Nan-Hui Jo continued 9am on February 23, 2015. The court room was packed with people who came to show their support for Ms. Jo. Jesse Charlton, the father of Ms. Jo’s biological child, was the first witness called to the stand, continuing his testimony from...

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Powerful Oscar Acceptance Speech by Graham Moore

Feb 24, 2015
Powerful Oscar Acceptance Speech by Graham Moore

Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter for The Imitation Game, made a powerful and clearly heart-felt statement in his acceptance speech after winning last night’s Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay  for The Imitation Game.  After he thanked the award presenter, Oprah Winfrey, Moore turned his acceptance speech to much a more serious when he revealed he had...

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Woodland Trail in Winter

Feb 23, 2015
Woodland Trail in Winter

Hiking with Clover at the Sandy River Delta last week.  It was a bright overcast day, and the dark tree trunks made me think this might work as a black and white.

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Help the Vanguard Raise Its $800 This Week

Feb 23, 2015
Help the Vanguard Raise Its $800 This Week

Things are moving a bit more slowly than we hoped on the fundraising front this month. We need to raise the money to pay the bills and keep the operation going. In January we incurred some added costs with some maintenance issues. But on the whole, we’re excited about the site and the direction...

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CYCLE DE MAYO BENEFIT BIKE RIDE

Feb 23, 2015
CYCLE DE MAYO BENEFIT BIKE RIDE

CYCLE DE MAYO BENEFIT BIKE RIDE – Be one of 500 riders! The Bike Campaign invites everyone to ride in the CYCLE DE MAYO benefit bike ride and to revive a celebration of freedom and fun.  Enjoy a beautiful ride in the country with your family, friends, and co-workers.  All types of bikes and...

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Monday Morning Thoughts Part I: Mayors Lead, World Follows

Feb 23, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts Part I: Mayors Lead, World Follows

(Editor’s note: our readers asked me last week to segment the Monday Morning Thoughts column into separate parts, I have obliged) In the late 1960s, a phrase emerged “Think globally, act locally” which in essence urges the public to think about the world in a systemic way but take action at home – in...

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Monday Morning Thoughts Part I: Mayors Lead, World Follows

Feb 23, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts Part I: Mayors Lead, World Follows

(Editor’s note: our readers asked me last week to segment the Monday Morning Thoughts column into separate parts, I have obliged) In the late 1960s, a phrase emerged “Think globally, act locally” which in essence urges the public to think about the world in a systemic way but take action at home – in...

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Monday Morning Thoughts II: New War on Poverty and Ending Welfare Mother Penalties

Feb 23, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts II: New War on Poverty and Ending Welfare Mother Penalties

(Editor’s note: our readers asked me last week to segment the Monday Morning Thoughts column into separate parts, I have obliged) In recent years we have seen a slow but growing shift in the political arena. First it started in the criminal justice system as a series of reforms in California and across the...

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