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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: The Overall LCFF Funding Scheme and How DJUSD Fares Under It

Mar 31, 2015
Analysis: The Overall LCFF Funding Scheme and How DJUSD Fares Under It

Last week DJUSD Superintendent Winfred Roberson in his Vanguard column debut discussed the impact of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and LCAP on DJUSD. He noted, “The fundamental tenets of the LCFF are to return local control to school districts and to help create an “equitable” K-12 public education system.” He continued, “Writers of...

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Davis Vanguard
League of California Cities Alarmed At Precarious Pavement Conditions

Mar 31, 2015
League of California Cities Alarmed At Precarious Pavement Conditions

In a release on Monday, the League of California decisions stated that it has “engaged in numerous discussions with state and federal lawmakers about the condition of California’s local streets and roads.” The discussion, based on the most recent biennial Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment, which was released last October , showed that...

Davis Vanguard
Analysis: No Clear Pattern in Davis’ Uptick in Murders

Mar 31, 2015
Analysis: No Clear Pattern in Davis’ Uptick in Murders

The tragic murder-suicide last week becomes the latest in a string of murders in Davis. It was a few weeks ago that District Attorney Jeff Reisig noted an increase in the number of crimes, particularly violent crimes in Yolo County including Davis since the passage of AB 109. He noted that while the statewide...

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Davis Vanguard
Mayor’s corner: Looking ahead to spring

Mayor’s corner: Looking ahead to spring

by Dan Wolk Spring has officially arrived.  And with it, we soon bid adieu to March.  This month has been an exciting month for our community — highlighted by the success of the Davis High School girls’ and the UCD men’s basketball teams, as well as Davis High’s Citrus Circuits robotics team.  You’ve made us...

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Davis Vanguard
Anonymity and the Vanguard and Questions to the Mayor

Mar 30, 2015
Anonymity and the Vanguard and Questions to the Mayor

by Matt Williams Recently the topic of anonymity and the Vanguard has been discussed from a number of perspectives.  There is no easy answer to this issue, but regardless of what one’s opinion is of whether or not anonymous posters should be allowed on the Vanguard, I think most everybody would agree that anonymity...

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Davis Vanguard
League of Womens Voters — Part Two — Volunteers and Dialogue

Mar 30, 2015
League of Womens Voters — Part Two — Volunteers and Dialogue

by Matt Williams Yesterday Bob Fung applauded the many years of valuable service by the Davis Chapter of the League of Women Voters (DC-LWV), noting that:     the voting public became educated about local, state, and national issues as a result of the DC-LWV’s non-partisan candidate forums in many Davis elections , and...

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts: Sodomite Suppression Exposes Mockery of System

Mar 30, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Sodomite Suppression Exposes Mockery of System

It sounds like something we would have come up with a joke in college. Just as Jonathan Swift once opined about eating babies as a solution to the Irish Famine, passing an absurd proposition would expose the proposition system for the fraud it really is. Except this was no joke put forward by Huntington...

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Davis Vanguard
Eye on the Courts: Supervisor Rexroad Steps into the War of Words

Mar 30, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Supervisor Rexroad Steps into the War of Words

We have been covering the back and forth between Yolo County DA Jeff Reisig and Judges Kathleen White and Dave Rosenberg. Most recently we recounted the story on Saturday. Supervisor Matt Rexroad becomes the latest to weigh in with less than a full accounting of what occurred. He argues “a phone call could have...

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Bamboo and More
Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria, CA

Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria, CA

Since our recent trip to Southern California was a family vacation, I only visited two nurseries and only bought one plant (a kangaroo paw hybrid called ‘Red Cross’). I know, it’s a shocker, but there simply wasn’t time (or room in the car) for more.

The first nursery I checked out was...

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Does the Community Support Yard Waste Bins?

Mar 29, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: Does the Community Support Yard Waste Bins?

As one who has encouraged the city to get behind the use of social engagement and other such tools to facilitate public dialogue I am somewhat sympathetic to the city here. One the other hand, pumping up survey results to bolster public policy in a town like Davis is fraught with risk. The Vanguard...

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