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Join Us For Precinct Walking To Support Madhavi Sunder’s School Board Campaign!

Oct 31, 2014

Families for Madhavi Sunder for School Board is approaching its final weekend of precinct walking before the November 4 election!  Pictured here from an earlier precinct walk are Diana Glick, Madhavi Sunder, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Cruz Reynoso, and Daniel Parrella. This weekend, the Sunder campaign is reaching out to poll voters and reminding...

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45 Journal
Fall Reflection

Oct 31, 2014
Fall Reflection

High tide in Olympia, Washington last weekend. We're having a late fall for color change this year; even with all our rain this week, there is still a lot of color on the trees.Linking to Weekend Reflection

Davis Vanguard
Torlakson Tied in the Polls, Comes to Davis to Inspire the Troops, Warns of Threat to Public Education

Oct 31, 2014

If Tom Torlakson was jolted by the news earlier in the day that he was in a dead heat with challenger Marshall Tuck for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction position that he has held since 2010, he had to be inspired by what he saw in Davis – a dozen or so, mainly...

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Davis Vanguard
Gardner Found Guilty of Murder After Less Than Three Hours Deliberation

Oct 31, 2014
Gardner Found Guilty of Murder After Less Than Three Hours Deliberation

By Antoinnette Borbon In what took less than three hours of deliberation, the jury members were escorted back into court to give their verdicts. A Yolo County Jury determined that William Gardner was guilty of the murder of Leslie Pinkston on November 18, 2013. The jury returned verdicts of Guilty on all charges and found...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: The Other Side of the Story on Prop 46

Oct 31, 2014

I have some serious concerns about the required alcohol and drug testing of doctors – which seems to have been set up in a capricious manner. Critics charge that the required testing “was only added to this initiative to distract from the main purpose.” On the other hand, Prop 46 raises some critical issues....

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Davis Vanguard
Davis Schools and Private Sector Business Interactions: A Win-Win Scenario

By Bob Poppenga One significant risk for organizations like the DJUSD, which have a history of success and “leading the pack”, is a tendency to be inward looking and failing to take advantage of innovative ideas or exciting opportunities from the “outside”.   After spending over 6 months talking to a variety of Davis community...

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Bamboo and More
Veltheimia capensis finally blooming

Veltheimia capensis finally blooming

While I’m not a collector of South African bulbs like Albuca, Brunsvigia, Boophane, Nerine, etc., I bought several veltheimias a few years ago—both Veltheimia capensis and Veltheimia bracteata, the only two species in the genus.

None of them had ever bloomed. Until this week. My Veltheimia capensis finally sent up a...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Welcome to the Machine

Oct 30, 2014

I see a lot of reference to a local Democratic Machine these days. It is an interesting concept, but I’m not sure it really applies all that well. I saw a comment posted by Charlie Schaupp, who is running for Assembly against Bill Dodd. He writes, “You already know there is a political machine...

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Davis Vanguard
What is Missing in Downtown Davis?

Oct 30, 2014

by Rob White As the City of Davis begins moving forward with its next phase of supporting the city-wide innovation center strategy, staff have started doing research on activities by other cities and towns to diversify their downtown economies. Research has shown that the population in the US is in-migrating to urban cores, largely...

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Davis Vanguard
Granda Answers Attacks From The Vanguard, Discloses Fully His Personal Finances

Granda Answers Attacks From The Vanguard, Discloses Fully His Personal Finances

I am a man of principles and integrity despite the fact my political opponents attempt to put me down for my stands on the issues that are relevant to my two special interest groups, the students and the taxpayers. I have confidence in myself and I stand up for what I believe. For that...

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