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How Much of An Impact Does Measure J Actually Have

Jul 25, 2014
How Much of An Impact Does Measure J Actually Have

Last week, I ran a story on whether Measure J’s impact was overstated. There are those who believe that Measure J and its successor in 2010, Measure R, have strangled the city’s ability to grow. The nature of growth in Davis has always been cyclical and I found a line in Mike Fitch’s history...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: It’s No Wonder Why People Are Confused…

Jul 25, 2014
Analysis: It’s No Wonder Why People Are Confused…

I recall back to a discussion in college about the “big-lie” which is an interesting propaganda tactic where the concept was that no one could believe that someone could have the audacity to distort the truth so infamously. For me, the bigger problem isn’t the big lie in the modern age, though it still...

Davis Vanguard
Before Closing Arguments in Jull Case

Jul 25, 2014
Before Closing Arguments in Jull Case

by Silvia Ramos Medina On the afternoon of July 24, 2014, several witnesses were called in the case of Leona Jull. The defendant is charged with felony theft of $30,000 from Woodland’s Fourth and Hope, a homeless shelter. The defendant was the former executive director at Fourth and Hope. After a short recess, Defense...

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Bamboo and More
Hawaii: Uncle Robert’s night market in Kalapana

Hawaii: Uncle Robert’s night market in Kalapana

Entirely by accident, Wednesday turned out to be the day of the farmers market. After thoroughly enjoying the Hilo farmers market in the late morning, we went to the night market at Uncle Robert’s in Kalapana Village, about 20 minutes from our house in Pahoa. It had been highly recommended, and in...

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Game to 100
Columnist’s views on death penalty, convicted priest

Jul 24, 2014

After reading Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton’s hang ’em high column yesterday regarding the death penalty, I decided to reread three columns he wrote on the Rev. Uriel Ojeda in 2012 and 2013. I did this because I recalled a … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Innovation Centers – FAQ Part 2

Jul 24, 2014
Innovation Centers – FAQ Part 2

By Rob White As a continuation of the article last week on Frequently Asked Questions, I offer some information, resources and experienced thoughts on the who, what, where, when and how (and even why) of an innovation center concept in Davis. Again, we shouldn’t be avoiding the hard questions in discussing the innovation centers…...

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The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis to work with Chinese on food safety

The agreement brings together UC Davis and China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University. The schools will work together to propose solutions for current problems in food safety in China at every point along its food chain, and will seek to improve tracing of food products.

Davis Vanguard
Revisiting the Need For Fifth Street

Jul 24, 2014
Revisiting the Need For Fifth Street

This week we have an update that on Fifth Street we will see demolition of the existing striping is occurring this week; signal crossover and striping will continue the week of July 28th; the remaining ramp demolition and replacement will occur the week of August 4th. The entire project should be completed mid-August. Partial...

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Fence Post

Jul 24, 2014
Fence Post

I meant to post this fence scene from our trip to eastern Washington last Thursday for Good Fences, but I forgot to post that day so I saved it for this week instead. We're heading back through eastern Washington again today, so I'm hoping to have some...

Davis Vanguard
Eye on the Courts: Reality of Wood’s Execution Confirms Kozinski’s Critique of Lethal Injection

Jul 24, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Reality of Wood’s Execution Confirms Kozinski’s Critique of Lethal Injection

Two days after Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, in dissent, unloaded one of the most powerful, poignant, and pointed critiques of lethal injection, a long, drawn out and nearly botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood belied his point. Witnesses described Mr. Wood gasping and snorting for two hours before he eventually died. The Washington...

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