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Commentary: What is Broken Can Be Fixed on Richards

Aug 27, 2015
Commentary: What is Broken Can Be Fixed on Richards

There were a lot of moving parts in the discussion of the Hotel Conference Center – and, while a lot of the discussion here has focused on the issue of labor, for me at least, the response by the developer and their commitment to allowing their employees to decide whether or not to unionize...

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The California Aggie
Corey Hawkins signs deal with Miami Heat

Aug 23, 2015

Former UC Davis standout will compete for Miami’s 15-man roster After a 2014-15 season of unbridled success on the UC Davis men’s basketball team, recent graduate Corey Hawkins was signed by the NBA’s Miami Heat on August 21. The terms of the deal were not released. Following the news, Hawkins tweeted: “Proud to announce...

The California Aggie
News in brief: UC Davis employees report asbestos exposure in Wellman, Olson Halls

Aug 23, 2015

Two UC Davis employees and five students reported exposing students to asbestos, a carcinogenic mineral formerly used to insulate walls, while drilling holes in older buildings, according to an investigation performed by Sacramento TV station News10 in an article posted on Aug. 17. The workers are part of the university’s Academic Technology Services Department,...

Davis Vanguard
Frequently Asked Questions on the DJUSD AIM Study

Aug 19, 2015

The Vanguard on Tuesday met with several of the researchers on the DJUSD study: How Does the AIM Program Affect Student Outcomes in the Davis Joint Unified School District? Following the report, the authors were asked to submit frequently asked questions about the AIM Study, but the follow up does not appear to have...

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Davis Vanguard
Seed Central Managing Director: Seed Central is a Catalyst for Region’s Growth in Seed, Food and Agriculture Excellence

Seed Central Managing Director: Seed Central is a Catalyst for Region’s Growth in Seed, Food and Agriculture Excellence

by Leanna Sweha Seed Central is an initiative of UC Davis and the online news service SeedQuest. Its mission is to help grow the region’s seed industry. Since 2010, Seed Central has been facilitating communication and research collaboration between the industry and UC Davis. Francois Korn, Seed Central’s Managing Director, calls the initiative a...

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Returning to Basics on the Community Discussions on the Innovation Park

Aug 17, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Returning to Basics on the Community Discussions on the Innovation Park

In case you were out of town and missed it, the draft EIR from the Mace Ranch Innovation Center was released late on Thursday. The developer’s press release focused on the housing alternative, leading with the title: “Mace Ranch Innovation Center Report Concludes Housing Alternative Reduces Environmental Impacts.” They went on to state, “A...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Councilmember Lee Shows Us a Way Forward on Innovation Parks

Aug 9, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: Councilmember Lee Shows Us a Way Forward on Innovation Parks

For too long the city of Davis has been polarized and, as a result, paralyzed on the issue of growth. Even as we go forward here, with the Mace Ranch Innovation Center slowly moving towards a potential spring 2016 vote, there are doubts about the viability of an innovation park and whether one can...

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Davis Vanguard
Report: Will the Proposed Innovation Centers Yield the Type of Return Anticipated?

Jul 16, 2015
Report: Will the Proposed Innovation Centers Yield the Type of Return Anticipated?

In May, the Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS) “prepared an Administrative Draft Report evaluating economic and fiscal assumptions and key success factors related to three proposed innovation center proposals in the City of Davis.” The withdrawal of the Davis Innovation Center from their proposed 208 acre project drops “the total acreage by approximately...

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Davis Vanguard
Envisioning the University of the 21st Century

Jul 1, 2015
Envisioning the University of the 21st Century

On Tuesday night at the Davis City Council meeting, Steven Currall, the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategic Projects and Initiatives and Co-Chair of the University of the 21st Century Committee, introduced and provided a brief overview of the university’s initiative to lead the way for higher education in the 21st century and beyond. Councilmember...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary II: Balancing Land Use Needs

Jun 28, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: Balancing Land Use Needs

On Friday, Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis laid out thoughts about “the Ends of Economic Development Efforts.” He posed three questions, (1) What is the City of Davis’ role in helping develop and nurture the innovations flowing from UC Davis? (2)  What are the “ends” of economic development in Davis? (3) What are the...

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