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Tulip Field Sunbreak

Mar 26, 2015
Tulip Field Sunbreak

Finally a break in this rain week we've been having! A sunny day was forecast, but the day started out pretty foggy which often happens here. Hoping for an early clearing, I drove to Woodland to check out Holland American Bulb Farm, which is quite a bi...

Davis Vanguard
What Does Economic Development Mean To You?

What Does Economic Development Mean To You?

By Matt Yancey Economic development. It’s a term that we hear a lot. The trouble is it can be really tough to tell what it means. As it becomes an increasing focus of conversation in and around Davis, it is more important than ever to work from a common definition; and, to examine the...

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Davis Vanguard
New Set of Goals and Objectives Nearing Council Approval

New Set of Goals and Objectives Nearing Council Approval

By Dan Carson I always take political campaigns for public office with a grain of salt. They tend to focus on what everyone thinks are the issues of the day. Time and again, though, after the election is over, officeholders find themselves consumed with controversies they never imagined would flare up at the time...

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Davis Vanguard
Making Sensible Sentencing Laws

Mar 26, 2015

Last week, we covered Marc Mauer’s proposal where he testified that they should cap sentences to 20 years in prison “except for individuals who present an undue risk to public safety.” The core his argument is that “For a number of reasons, sentences of more than 20 years are largely counterproductive and are extremely...

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Davis Vanguard
Family Court Crisis: Who Will Protect the Children?

Mar 25, 2015
Family Court Crisis: Who Will Protect the Children?

In March, a Yolo County jury returned a guilty verdict for Nan-Hui Jo on a single count of parental abduction. Ms. Jo was a Korean mother who fled with her young daughter back to South Korea in what she thought was the ending of a stormy and abusive relationship with the girl’s father. However...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Study Shows the Huge Cost of Current Urban Design Practices

Mar 25, 2015
Analysis: Study Shows the Huge Cost of Current Urban Design Practices

When the idea of innovation parks first started gaining traction, everyone in Davis ran as far and as fast from the idea of housing the parks as possible. However, from a land use and urban design standpoint, the idea of putting mixed use housing within the innovation park, where the people who worked at...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: The Mistake of Not Going All in on Prop 47

Mar 25, 2015
Commentary: The Mistake of Not Going All in on Prop 47

When Yolo County DA Jeff Reisig went to the Board of Supervisors complaining that over the last several years, “what we’ve seen is increasing property and violent crime in Yolo County,” it turns out he was part of a growing trend in the state. While he blamed this on AB 109 and expressed concerns...

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Davis Vanguard
Sec of State Looks at Oregon Motor Voter Law To Boost California Turnout

Mar 25, 2015
Sec of State Looks at Oregon Motor Voter Law To Boost California Turnout

As California struggles to address historic low voter turnout, new Secretary of State Alex Padilla sees promise in a new Motor Voter law signed into law last week by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. “While many states are making it more difficult for citizens to vote, our neighbor to the north offers a better path,”...

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Bamboo and More
Everything’s more exotic in San Diego

Everything’s more exotic in San Diego

This is my first visit to San Diego. While the general layout of the city—and of course specific places and buildings—are unfamiliar to me, I don’t feel like a complete stranger. After a couple of days I think I know why. San Diego feels like an amalgam of cities I do know: a little...

Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Lessons for the Innovation Parks

Mar 24, 2015

When Wildhorse Ranch was placed on the ballot, one of the critical early points made by the project opponents was the need to make sure that whatever was promised by the developer was put into the baseline features of the project and therefore on the ballot. By doing that, those promises would be codified...

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