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Senate bill passes to transform operation of student advocacy

Apr 17, 2014

On March 13, ASUCD Senate passed a bill to consolidate advocacy sectors into one single unit, as the Office of Advocacy and Student Representation (OASR). Prior to Senate Bill (SB) #53, student advocacy was represented by three separate units: University Affairs, Lobby Corps and City and Community Relations. To establish a more cohesive and...

The California Aggie
UC Davis Police enhances traffic stop practice

Apr 17, 2014

Beginning in February, the UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) began recording its traffic stops of bicycles and cars online according to age, gender and race. The records will be updated monthly and can be viewed on the UCDPD’s website. According to Matt Carmichael, UC Davis police chief, if not noted on the subject’s driver’s...

The California Aggie
UC Davis celebrates Asian Pacific Culture Week

Apr 17, 2014

From April 2 to April 11, UC Davis celebrated Asian Pacific Culture Week, a week when students can enjoy and learn more about Asian Pacific Islander culture through a series of events including film screenings, culture nights and workshops about identity. The Cross Cultural Center, which annually puts on this week, chose “We Will...

Bamboo and More
Wildflower meadow: every neighborhood should have one!

Wildflower meadow: every neighborhood should have one!

I see them every year in the big-box home improvement stores: large bags or even small buckets of seed mixes that promise an instant wildflower meadow. The idea is fantastic, and yet how many such meadows have you actually encountered? I bet very few.

I don’t know how the meadow you see in this...

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Davis Vanguard
Raise the Wage Organizers Acknowledge Reaching Signature Threshold Is a Tough Task

Apr 16, 2014
Raise the Wage Organizers Acknowledge Reaching Signature Threshold Is a Tough Task

Bernie Goldsmith, who has been spearheading the drive to put a $15 an hour minimum wage on the ballot for November, spoke before council and conceded that it will be a tall order for them to gain the 7000-signature threshold by May 1. “It’s our hope to collect 7000 signatures by May 1.  It’s...

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Tree Farm, Early Spring (version 2)

Apr 16, 2014
Tree Farm, Early Spring (version 2)

The more abstract version. I was reading on the GreenWood Resources website this morning, and I was interested to learn that this particular tree farm in Boardman is part of a larger renewable tree farm industry. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, they...

Davis Vanguard
Davis business owners come forward with alternative parking plan

Apr 16, 2014
Davis business owners come forward with alternative parking plan

After a year of the council-appointed task force’s engaging in a public process, wading through thousands of pages of survey results, parking counts, other data, case studies, public testimony and expert testimony, then ultimately arriving at a consensus plan that was vetted and approved by Davis Downtown and the Chamber, a group of business...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: District Complaint Process Lacks Oversight and Transparency

Apr 16, 2014
Analysis: District Complaint Process Lacks Oversight and Transparency

Late last week, the Davis Joint Unified School District finally released four year data on internal and external investigations.  The data shed a limited amount of light on the process, but the entire process is fraught with problems. We got a partial answer to some of our questions about external investigations.  The district wrote,...

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Tree Farm, Early Spring

Apr 15, 2014
Tree Farm, Early Spring

On our way home from the Palouse we happened to drive past this large field of Poplars planted in tight rows.  The young leaves were glowing in the afternoon sun, in just the shade of spring green that I'd been admiring all month.  I was pret...

Davis Vanguard
League of Cities Supports Steinberg’s Cap-and-Trade Proposal

Apr 15, 2014
League of Cities Supports Steinberg’s Cap-and-Trade Proposal

On Monday, two months after a speech that provoked a firestorm debate on the best way to move California’s climate strategy forward, California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg presented a long-term investment strategy for projected Cap-and-Trade revenues, to further California’s pursuit of its landmark greenhouse gas reduction goals. The investment strategy, unveiled at a Capitol...



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