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Productive Six Months in the City

Productive Six Months in the City

by Dan Wolk and Robb Davis Happy Holidays! This month, we will provide an update on our “six-month plan” to address key challenges facing our community, which we outlined after taking office in June. Next month, we will focus on what’s in store for 2015. First, an update on the six-month plan: * Water...

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Davis Vanguard
Will We See a Fourth Gang Trial Involving Woodland Co-Defendants?

by Antoinnette Borbon On Friday, four co-defendants were back in court with defense counsel to find out whether or not the judge will allow a fourth trial. The four young Hispanic male’s are charged with great bodily injury and robbery to benefit the criminal street gang, “Nortenos.” In what has taken a period longer than a...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Violence is Not the Answer

Dec 21, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Violence is Not the Answer

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. The nation was horrified to learn that a gunman shot and killed two New York City police officers before taking his life in an execution-style...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Prop 47 Opens a Door For Restorative Programs If We’re Willing to Change

Dec 21, 2014

Interesting piece in the Woodland Daily Democrat talking about the impact of Prop 47 – which was past last month and reduces drug and petty theft charges to misdemeanors. The paper interviewed Judge David Rosenberg. He noted, “Prop. 47 has affected probably half the cases that I’ve seen in one way or another. It...

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Bamboo and More
#GBFling14: John Kuzma Garden

#GBFling14: John Kuzma Garden

Five months have gone by since the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling (#GBFling14) in Portland, Oregon. I haven’t even covered half of the gardens we visited yet, so it’s high time for another installment.

Today I’ll show you the garden of John Kuzma. His half-acre slice of heaven is...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Do Black Lives Matter?

Dec 20, 2014
My View: Do Black Lives Matter?

Across the nation, the protests have occurred with the slogan, “Black Lives Matter.” At one level, it is fascinating to watch how widely it has spread. A recent example was earlier this week, in San Francisco, 200 public defenders held a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest today on the steps of San Francisco’s criminal...

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Davis Vanguard
Further Analysis: 20 Year Road Projections Will Always Be Imprecise, City Needs to Secure Funding Regardless

Dec 20, 2014

Earlier this week, the Vanguard on the work that Dan Carson did on behalf of the city’s Finance and Budget commission that argued that the 2013 Nichols Consultant report had overstated cost increases to pavement repairs needed for roads, sidewalks and bike paths on the order of $50 million dropping the projected costs from...

Davis Vanguard
The High Stakes of Faculty Labor’s Future

Dec 20, 2014

The debasement of faculty labor over the past decade is really a battle over what happens inside the classroom. By Claire Goldstene Adjunct unionization is on the rise on college campuses across the United States. The ivy-covered walls of academe are hiding a growing class of low-wage workers. Some earn so little that they...

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Davis Vanguard
Assemblymember Dodd appointed to Key Committees

Dec 20, 2014
Assemblymember Dodd appointed to Key Committees

Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins to serve on five key committees for the 2015-16 Regular Session. Assemblymember Dodd will serve on the Agriculture Committee, Business and Professions Committee, Rules Committee, Transportation Committee, and the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. Speaker Atkins also appointed Assemblymember Dodd to serve...

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Davis Vanguard
Vanguard Commentary: The City At Crossroads

Dec 19, 2014

Shakespeare once wrote, “parting is such sweet sorrow.” Yesterday, Rob White wrote what may well turn out to be his final regular column for the Vanguard. Thinking back over that time, we saw a remarkable change in the tenor and tone of the discussion around economic development in Davis. Rob White was initially greeted...

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