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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, part 2

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, part 2

In part 1 of this 3-part series on the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) I showed you the entrance plantings and the nursery. In this post we’ll take a look at the Perennial Garden in the large meadow just down the steps from the entry plaza. (In the next photo,...

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DJUSD Forum Addresses Transparency, LGBT Issues and DHS Starting Time

Sep 21, 2014
DJUSD Forum Addresses Transparency, LGBT Issues and DHS Starting Time

We are rolling out more of the responses from Wednesday’s forum. We apologize for the delay, but the site transfer along with the length of the candidate’s forum has made this a much slower process than preferable. Question 4: How would you, as a Trustee, ensure openness and transparency in School Board deliberations and...

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Sunday Commentary: Why Rail Relocation Makes Sense For Davis

Sep 21, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Why Rail Relocation Makes Sense For Davis

In his weekly column last Thursday, City of Davis Chief Innovation Officer Rob White discussed the issue of the grant that will be awarded “for the first tangible step in many years on the Yolo Freight Rail Relocation project.” In it he noted that the grant will allow the Cities of Davis. West Sacramento...

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Analysis: What If Research Confirms Fracking Is Not the Danger Environmentalists Fear?

Sep 21, 2014
Analysis: What If Research Confirms Fracking Is Not the Danger Environmentalists Fear?

Fracking has become one of the cause celeb’s in the environmental world where activists fear the process of injecting fracking fluid deep into underground oil and gas wells to extract the fuel, can produce a number of toxic contamination into the water supply. “Hydraulic fracturing, informally referred to as “fracking,” is an oil and...

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New Vanguard Website Is Live — Your Feedback Needed/Wanted

Sep 20, 2014
New Vanguard Website Is Live — Your Feedback Needed/Wanted

If you have made it to this article you already know that the new Vanguard website is Live.  We have worked hard to make the site more readable and with faster response times.  However, no Information Technology project ever goes flawlessly, and that rule applies to the new Vanguard site. We have tried to...

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My View II: We will Soon Know the New City Manager?

Sep 20, 2014
My View II: We will Soon Know the New City Manager?

Earlier this week, we lamented the secrecy of the city manager search process. However, all will soon be known or so we suspect. On Monday at 5:15, the Davis City Council will have a closed session item regarding the City Manager, interestingly enough there is no item on the agenda for Tuesday regarding that,...

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My View: Council Unlikely to Reconsider MRAP

Sep 20, 2014
My View: Council Unlikely to Reconsider MRAP

Prior to the New York Times article, if you would have asked me, I would have believed there was a chance that the MRAP would get reconsidered by the city council. However, I think that door closed – if it was ever open with the New York Times article. There were three votes to...

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Should the School District Allow the Parcel Taxes to Expire?

Sep 20, 2014
Should the School District Allow the Parcel Taxes to Expire?

On Wednesday, the school board candidates were asked to weigh in on the parcel tax and whether it should be allowed to expire or whether they would support renewal. Specifically they were asked: “Given the fact that Proposition 30 passed in 2012, and (the current parcel taxes) are in effect until the end of...

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The Next Era of the Vanguard Starts Today

Sep 19, 2014
The Next Era of the Vanguard Starts Today

At some time in the next several hours the Vanguard will go from the current site which we just built last December and will launch a brand new site. We may be offline for a few hours today, but the wait will have been worth it. While the second site served its purpose and...

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Analysis: A Game Changer For the School Board

Sep 19, 2014
Analysis: A Game Changer For the School Board

For years it seemed, the school board was about one thing, holding off the economic collapse just long enough through community charity and fundraising drives from the Davis Schools Foundation with the big and more permanent chunks of money coming from parcel taxes. And while one candidate, Jose Granda, has called this abuse of...

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