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Hawaii: Hilo farmers market

Hawaii: Hilo farmers market

This morning we went to the farmers market in Hilo, the largest town on the east side of Hawaii. In 2012, Huffington Post rated it as one of the ten best farmers markets in the U.S. What was particularly interesting for us was the huge selection of tropical fruits we...

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New Keynote Speaker for July 30 Event

Jul 23, 2014
New Keynote Speaker for July 30 Event

We had to make a last second change in the program.  The keynote speaker is now, Elizabeth Cantwell, Director for Economic Development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. JOIN US FOR THE VANGUARD’S 8TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATE as we raise money to launch Vanguard 4.0 in September! DATE: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 TIME: 6:00...

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Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

I knew I wasn’t in my bed at home when I woke up in the middle of the night and heard the ocean roaring outside. And when I grabbed my camera at 5:45 this morning, this is what greeted when I stepped out on the deck of the house we’re renting:

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Part III: What Qualities Davis Needs in a City Manager?

Jul 23, 2014
Part III: What Qualities Davis Needs in a City Manager?

We have spent this week talking the qualities of a good city manager and what Davis needs.   Today I will attempt to identify several qualities that we need – this is obviously just my opinion, and it is not an exhaustive list. In response to Monday’s article, Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis posted three...

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City and Agency Further Clarify UC Davis’ Participation in Water Project

Jul 23, 2014
City and Agency Further Clarify UC Davis’ Participation in Water Project

Last week, the city of Davis and UC Davis announced that UC Davis was exercising its option to contract for water from the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Project, continuing its participation in the partnership. When the project is completed, the university will receive 2,000 acre feet of water per year, or about 6 percent of...

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Poppenga Officially Becomes Candidate for School Board

Poppenga Officially Becomes Candidate for School Board

(from press release) Bob Poppenga officially joined the Davis school board race on Monday, filing candidacy papers with the Yolo County Elections Office. Poppenga filed as a candidate for one of the three school board seats with a four-year term. The election will be on Nov. 4. “I’m looking forward to engaging the community...

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The Proliferation of Sysco Trucks in Farm to Fork America

The Proliferation of Sysco Trucks in Farm to Fork America

by Rhonda Gruska In my first Vanguard article, I wrote that a majority of the ingredients served in Davis restaurants, and sometimes even the menu items themselves, come from Sysco or some other large corporate food purveyor. The number of responses was heartening, as it showed people were interested in the topic. The Monticello...

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Did Leona Jull Illegally Profit off a Non-Profit?

Jul 23, 2014
Did Leona Jull Illegally Profit off a Non-Profit?

by Jane Fitzsimmons Opening statements in a case involving felony grand theft and embezzlement began this morning, July 22nd, with Judge Rosenberg presiding. Defendant Leona Jull, represented by defense counsel, Robbin Coker, faces serious charges at the hands of her former employer, Fourth & Hope, a Woodland based non-profit centered on helping the homeless...

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La Connor

Jul 22, 2014
La Connor

I thought this was a pretty farm up when we were up near La Connor earlier this month. We had an overcast day, but the young fields were still colorful.

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Analysis: City Needs to Educate Public on Revenue from Business Parks

Jul 22, 2014
Analysis: City Needs to Educate Public on Revenue from Business Parks

Once again, we can learn a lot from reading letters to the editor about the failure of the city to educate the public on the revenue drivers behind the city’s push for a business park. Today a resident writes, “So, the city gets most of its income from property taxes, sales tax and building...

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