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#GBFling14: John Kuzma Garden

#GBFling14: John Kuzma Garden

Five months have gone by since the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling (#GBFling14) in Portland, Oregon. I haven’t even covered half of the gardens we visited yet, so it’s high time for another installment.

Today I’ll show you the garden of John Kuzma. His half-acre slice of heaven is...

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Time and Tide

Dec 20, 2014
Time and Tide

The time has come to clear out my SD card, and it seems a sort of fitting end of the year event.  It's a fairly large card that can hold almost 1400 large jpeg and RAW files, in this case dating back to our trip to the Lincoln City Kite Festival a...

Davis Vanguard
My View: Do Black Lives Matter?

Dec 20, 2014
My View: Do Black Lives Matter?

Across the nation, the protests have occurred with the slogan, “Black Lives Matter.” At one level, it is fascinating to watch how widely it has spread. A recent example was earlier this week, in San Francisco, 200 public defenders held a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest today on the steps of San Francisco’s criminal...

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Davis Vanguard
Further Analysis: 20 Year Road Projections Will Always Be Imprecise, City Needs to Secure Funding Regardless

Dec 20, 2014

Earlier this week, the Vanguard on the work that Dan Carson did on behalf of the city’s Finance and Budget commission that argued that the 2013 Nichols Consultant report had overstated cost increases to pavement repairs needed for roads, sidewalks and bike paths on the order of $50 million dropping the projected costs from...

Davis Vanguard
The High Stakes of Faculty Labor’s Future

Dec 20, 2014

The debasement of faculty labor over the past decade is really a battle over what happens inside the classroom. By Claire Goldstene Adjunct unionization is on the rise on college campuses across the United States. The ivy-covered walls of academe are hiding a growing class of low-wage workers. Some earn so little that they...

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Davis Vanguard
Assemblymember Dodd appointed to Key Committees

Dec 20, 2014
Assemblymember Dodd appointed to Key Committees

Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins to serve on five key committees for the 2015-16 Regular Session. Assemblymember Dodd will serve on the Agriculture Committee, Business and Professions Committee, Rules Committee, Transportation Committee, and the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. Speaker Atkins also appointed Assemblymember Dodd to serve...

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Davis Vanguard
Vanguard Commentary: The City At Crossroads

Dec 19, 2014

Shakespeare once wrote, “parting is such sweet sorrow.” Yesterday, Rob White wrote what may well turn out to be his final regular column for the Vanguard. Thinking back over that time, we saw a remarkable change in the tenor and tone of the discussion around economic development in Davis. Rob White was initially greeted...

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Davis Vanguard
JumpStart Davis with a Strong Second Event Featuring Local Startups

Dec 19, 2014
JumpStart Davis with a Strong Second Event Featuring Local Startups

The second JumpStart Davis event drew two more speakers to talk about their experience as the organizers continued one of their key goals, to have a monthly mixer. Prior to the event, the Vanguard profiled both Bob Fung from VoterPrep and Kyle Cobb from Greenbotics. Bob Fung said that “I believe Davis has the...

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Davis Vanguard
California Needs to Pass Law on Exculpatory Evidence

Dec 19, 2014

By Barry Scheck and Laurie Levenson More than half a century ago, the Supreme Court established a rule that requires prosecutors to turn over to defense attorneys any evidence pointing to a defendant’s innocence. It’s known as the Brady rule, and violations of it occur far too often and can lead to devastating consequences....

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Bamboo and More
Four books on agaves

Four books on agaves

It’s no secret that I love agaves. I’ve written more posts about agaves than any other group of succulents. It’s no surprise that I sometimes get asked if there are any books on agaves that I would recommend.

Yes, there are. In fact, I know of four agave-centric books currently in...

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