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Groups That Helped to Take Down Councilmember Greenwald, Back in the Fray

May 31, 2016
Groups That Helped to Take Down Councilmember Greenwald, Back in the Fray

In May of 2012, an independent expenditure group backed by Sacramento-based unions the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447, IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 340, and Operating Engineers Union Local 3, claiming to support Stephen Souza and oppose Sue Greenwald, sent out an attack mailer to Davis residents reminding them of then-Councilmember Sue...

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Economic Development Series: UCD Vows to Continue Aggressive Efforts to Drive Expansion and Diversification of Region’s Economy

Economic Development Series: UCD Vows to Continue Aggressive Efforts to Drive Expansion and Diversification of Region’s Economy

By Ralph J. Hexter Since adoption of the Innovation Park Task Force recommendations in 2012, much has happened to inform ongoing consideration of how to expand and diversify the Davis economy.  Let me briefly touch on several developments at UC Davis that speak directly to economic development in our community. First, this past March...

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Dr. John Bowes Identified as Finalist for Superintendent

May 31, 2016
Dr. John Bowes Identified as Finalist for Superintendent

On Monday, the school district released the name of Dr. John Bowes, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD), as their preferred candidate for the next superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD). On Wednesday of last week, without naming the finalist, the...

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Toxicologist Challenges Cahill’s Air Quality Health Effect Findings

Toxicologist Challenges Cahill’s Air Quality Health Effect Findings

By Charles Salocks I’d like to comment on some misinformation that Dr. Tom Cahill is promoting about the potential for adverse health effects in future residents of the Nishi property.  My qualifications for making these comments are as follows:  I have a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from UC Davis, and I have 30+ years...

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Women’s Caucus Attacks Senate Candidate Dodd on Leadership Claim

May 31, 2016
Women’s Caucus Attacks Senate Candidate Dodd on Leadership Claim

We are a week away from the election and the battle over the 3rd Senate District is heating up with the National Women’s Political Caucus of California issuing a statement late Monday that strongly condemned Senate candidate Bill Dodd’s claim to leadership for women’s rights in the race for Senate District 3 in the...

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Monday Morning Commentary: Campaign Spending Overkill by Measure A Campaign

May 30, 2016
Monday Morning Commentary: Campaign Spending Overkill by Measure A Campaign

In 2010, Joe Krovoza, a relative newcomer to Davis politics, was able to win all but one precinct while spending less than $30,000.  He did this with a robust network of volunteers who were able to canvass the city.  Since then, winning candidates have been able to get the word out and win for...

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Commentary: Campaign Spending Overkill by Measure A Campaign

May 30, 2016
Monday Morning Commentary: Campaign Spending Overkill by Measure A Campaign

In 2010, Joe Krovoza, a relative newcomer to Davis politics, was able to win all but one precinct while spending less than $30,000.  He did this with a robust network of volunteers who were able to canvass the city.  Since then, winning candidates have been able to get the word out and win for...

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Commentary: Campaign Spending Overkill by Measure A Campaign

May 30, 2016
Monday Morning Commentary: Campaign Spending Overkill by Measure A Campaign

In 2010, Joe Krovoza, a relative newcomer to Davis politics, was able to win all but one precinct while spending less than $30,000.  He did this with a robust network of volunteers who were able to canvass the city.  Since then, winning candidates have been able to get the word out and win for...

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Davis Vanguard
Economic Development Series: Learning from the Past and Focusing Forward on the Future of Economic Development in Davis

Economic Development Series: Learning from the Past and Focusing Forward on the Future of Economic Development in Davis

By Jim Gray Our efforts to do a public private partnership incorporating community based planning focused on economic development has not yet come to fruition, and may I even dare assert has failed. The RFEI process started with enthusiasm and transparency to address real community needs and take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate...

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Davis Vanguard
Economic Development Series: Learning from the Past and Focusing Forward on the Future of Economic Development in Davis

Economic Development Series: Learning from the Past and Focusing Forward on the Future of Economic Development in Davis

By Jim Gray Our efforts to do a public private partnership incorporating community based planning focused on economic development has not yet come to fruition, and may I even dare assert has failed. The RFEI process started with enthusiasm and transparency to address real community needs and take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate...

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