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My View: Is this a Budget to Celebrate?

Jul 3, 2015
My View: Is this a Budget to Celebrate?

This week, the Davis City Council approved the city’s 2015-16 budget. Let us be clear about one thing – the budget picture is definitely improved over where it was a year ago when we were facing $5 million in structural deficits. But let’s also be clear on something else – it’s premature to celebrate....

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Council to Consider Potential Tax Measure for Unfunded Needs

Jul 3, 2015
Council to Consider Potential Tax Measure for Unfunded Needs

While the council has in the past talked about a parcel tax, they are now looking at consideration of a General Utility User Tax that could address unfunded needs such as road maintenance, bicycle paths/trails, and other priority capital projects. Right now, the city is looking at the state average of 5.5% raising approximately...

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Superintendent Updates Parents on AIM/ GATE Changes

Jul 3, 2015
Superintendent Updates Parents on AIM/ GATE Changes

(Editor’s Note: The following Communication was sent out by Superintendent Winfred Roberson to districts parents). Dear DJUSD Parents, Guardians & Caregivers: I hope you are enjoying a pleasant summer.  I am writing to all families in the Davis Joint Unified School District.  Over the last month there has been general curiosity and misinformation circulating...

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A Chat with the Chief: Exploring Body Cameras

Jul 3, 2015
A Chat with the Chief: Exploring Body Cameras

The Davis Phoenix Coalition presents “A Chat with the Chief: Exploring Body Cameras” Monday, July 15th, 6-7:30pm Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, 315 E 14th St, Davis, CA 95616 FREE The City of Davis Police Department is on the growing list of police departments nationwide that will be implementing a body-worn camera program...

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Area Nepali Restaurants and Nepali Students Pledge Food for Earthquake Benefit

Jul 3, 2015
Area Nepali Restaurants and Nepali Students Pledge Food for Earthquake Benefit

The Davis Odd Fellows and Soroptimists International of Davis are partnering on Saturday July 11 to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Nepal. The “Neighbors for Nepal” benefit at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second Street, Davis, offers an evening of food and music. Area Nepali and Indian restaurants will be donating food...

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Commentary: Lamenting Picnic Day

Jul 2, 2015
Commentary: Lamenting Picnic Day

Tuesday’s city council meeting had a report from Police Chief Landy Black on Picnic Day 2015, and discussion by council that largely focused on lamenting the decline in the participation in the voluntary community covenant. The background for this issue is that, in 2010, there were a number of incidents in and around downtown...

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A Perspective on Recent School Board Actions

A Perspective on Recent School Board Actions

By Robert Poppenga Last Thursday, as community member after community member spoke on the value of the AIM program to their families, we learned again a simple truth: many families move to Davis because of its superior public schools. As home to one of the best public universities in the world and to a...

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Honest Mistake or Grand Theft of Casino Winnings?

Honest Mistake or Grand Theft of Casino Winnings?

by Jackie Snyder Closing arguments took place on the morning of July 1, 2015 in the case against Dorothy Dacosta.  The trial began Monday and only lasted a few short days.  Once the trial was placed in the jury’s hands, July 1, 2015, a guilty verdict was reached in less than two hours. The...

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New Month – New Goal – 20 New Subscribers

Jul 1, 2015
New Month – New Goal – 20 New Subscribers

Dear Friends, We did well last month with 28 new subscribers.  That will help greatly in meeting our growing obligations.  Now that July starts, we have a new and more modest goal of 20 new $10 a month subscriptions.  These are critical toward moving the Vanguard toward sustainability and ultimately the ability to hire...

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Envisioning the University of the 21st Century

Jul 1, 2015
Envisioning the University of the 21st Century

On Tuesday night at the Davis City Council meeting, Steven Currall, the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategic Projects and Initiatives and Co-Chair of the University of the 21st Century Committee, introduced and provided a brief overview of the university’s initiative to lead the way for higher education in the 21st century and beyond. Councilmember...

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