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Garamendi Goes to UC Davis to Unveil Student Loan Refinancing Bill

May 4, 2016
Garamendi Goes to UC Davis to Unveil Student Loan Refinancing Bill

One of the bigger issues of concern for current and past students is the issue of student loan debt.  Congressman John Garamendi who represents Davis in Congress in addition to his role as a former UC Regent and CSU Trustee, has introduced The Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculating Act of 2016. ASUCD President Alex...

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Davis Vanguard
Council Looks to Further Options on Cannery Bike Crossing

May 4, 2016
Council Looks to Further Options on Cannery Bike Crossing

This time there would be no backing down in the face of requests from the Cannery.  Councilmember Lucas Frerichs sent the message early on stating, “I’m not in favor of Option 1, I think we should take another crack at… sitting down with the property owners.” The subcommittee of Lucas Frerichs and Robb Davis...

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Economic Development Series: Leveraging Core Competencies

Economic Development Series: Leveraging Core Competencies

by Matt Williams Successful economic development starts with a strategy that builds on a community’s core competencies, and then expands that strategy into tactics that leverage the core competencies. Working more collaboratively with UCD, ideally on mutual timetables, is essential to making progress in building the innovation economy in Davis. The strategy of leveraging...

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Students Want Democratic Election, Not New Chancellor

Students Want Democratic Election, Not New Chancellor

By Jerika L.H While many are still in celebration over Chancellor Katehi’s forced administrative leave due to claims of dishonesty, unethical behavior, nepotism, and mishandling of UC funds, a group of students have come forward to call for a free election of UC leaders, not a new acting Chancellor.  There is palpable fear and...

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Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire, Part Three

Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire, Part Three

The Sierra Club will not be making a Davis City Council endorsement this year “since all candidates were perceived by our management committee as being equally qualified and all did very well in responding to our series of questions.” The Sierra Club assessment of the Davis City Council candidates is as follows: “The Sierra...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: EdVoice with an IE for Dodd; Educational Reform Group Has Ties to Vergara Suit and Walmart

May 3, 2016
Analysis: EdVoice with an IE for Dodd; Educational Reform Group Has Ties to Vergara Suit and Walmart

Had it been any other entity, the emergence of mailings on behalf of Bill Dodd on the environment and his overall record may not have even budged the needle.  But the fact that this is EdVoice is a different story. Barely a month into the campaign, with most expenditures in the last two weeks...

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Commentary: Bike Advocates and Others Believe Community Short-Changed on Bike Crossing

May 3, 2016
Commentary: Bike Advocates and Others Believe Community Short-Changed on Bike Crossing

In November 2013, the city council narrowly approved the Cannery project on a 3-2 vote.  A key provision of that project was having grade separated crossings to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid the heavily congested Covell Blvd crossing to the south. The agreement had a grade-separated crossing at the southwest corner of the...

Davis Vanguard
Economic Development Series: We Must Redouble Our Efforts at Economic Development

May 3, 2016
Economic Development Series: We Must Redouble Our Efforts at Economic Development

By Dan Carson Now what? Dan Ramos’ partnership is putting the Mace Ranch Innovation Center (MRIC) temporarily on hold to evaluate its options for making the project pencil out. On the heels of the Davis Innovation Center near the hospital being put on hold for the foreseeable future, it’s a fair question for The...

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DA Opts To Go Route of Secret Indictment for KetMoRee Suspects

May 3, 2016
DA Opts To Go Route of Secret Indictment for KetMoRee Suspects

Six defense attorneys and their six co-defendants were geared up for a 15-day, three week, preliminary hearing that would have laid out the evidence that the prosecutors had against the co-defendants accused in the September 2015 stabbing death of 23-year-old Peter Gonzales at the popular KetMoRee night club. Instead, they learned with everyone else...

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Davis Vanguard
Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire – Part Two

May 3, 2016
Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire – Part Two

The Sierra Club will not be making a Davis City Council endorsement this year “since all candidates were perceived by our management committee as being equally qualified and all did very well in responding to our series of questions.” The Sierra Club assessment of the Davis City Council candidates is as follows: “The Sierra...

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