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An Attitude of Abundance

Oct 16, 2014

by Rob White During my time writing for the Davis Vanguard, I have mentioned several times the idea of abundance. And rightfully so, commenters and readers alike have asked me (both on and off the blog) what I mean when I say that. Though I am not sure of the exact time of when...

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UC Davis Fire Department Annual Report 2013-14

Oct 16, 2014
UC Davis Fire Department Annual Report 2013-14

The following are excerpts from the 2013-14, UC Davis Fire Department Annual Report.  To view the full report and graphics – please click here. MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF 2013-2014 was a year of hard work and collaboration for the UC Davis Fire Department. In September, a boundary drop with the City of Davis Fire...

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Streetlights Revisited October 2014 – Part One

By Barbara Clowers In January of this year, the city of Davis entered into a contract with Siemens to retrofit the city’s high pressure sodium street lights with LED lamp heads to be placed on existing poles. This project did not have to go through a competitive bidding process because the savings to the...

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October update: Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ and Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’

October update: Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ and Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’

As you may remember from an earlier post, one of my Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ (Agave macroacantha × Manfreda maculosa) had gone into flower and the 5x5 ft. Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’ by the front door was looking like it would, too.

Time for an update to see how the two of them are...

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BREAKING: Robb Davis Explains Abstention on City Manager Vote

Oct 15, 2014
BREAKING: Robb Davis Explains Abstention on City Manager Vote

(Editor’s note Davis Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis has issued the following statement on his decision to abstain from voting on the hiring of incoming City Manager Dirk Brazil). by Robb Davis My decision to abstain from Monday night’s City Council vote on a contingent offer to Dirk Brazil has raised questions about my...

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Adams For School Board Campaign Announces Spanish Language Web Page

Oct 15, 2014
Adams For School Board Campaign Announces Spanish Language Web Page

Adams for School Board 2014 announced today that it has created a Spanish language page on its website, www.tomadams2014.org. Adams is only one of two candidates to have his ballot statement translated into Spanish: “My first campaign decision was to translate my ballot statement into Spanish. That was when my campaign had just started...

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Commentary: Community Needs to Rally Behind New City Manager

Oct 15, 2014
Commentary: Community Needs to Rally Behind New City Manager

The city of Davis is facing a series of enormous challenges in the coming weeks, months, and even years. But first on the agenda was selecting a city manager who would be able to run the city. In 2011, the Davis City Council chose someone from outside of the community with vast experience as...

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Asking the tough questions: “Why so few technology employers?” and “At what cost?”

Oct 15, 2014
Asking the tough questions: “Why so few technology employers?” and “At what cost?”

By Doby Fleeman This week’s column focuses on two of the cities featured in the previous comparison matrix – Palo Alto and Boulder – both of which share a number of core community values with Davis. More importantly, both of these communities feature very robust and vibrant technology employment sectors. Given general agreement that...

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No Election For Alan Fernandes

Oct 15, 2014
No Election For Alan Fernandes

Alan Fernandes was appointed by the School Board in early May. By state law, the vacancy created in early March when Nancy Peterson resigned, had to be filled within sixty days or the county would be forced to call a special election. The appointed board member would then face election at the next regular...

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Judge Holds CHP Officer To Answer For Domestic Violence

Oct 15, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon A Yolo County California Highway Patrol officer was held to answer today after a preliminary hearing in which the officer’s wife refused to testify.  Armando Ortega of Woodland California has been charged with robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily injury, false imprisonment and assault on a person from a custodial...

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