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Discussion: How Much Rental Housing Do We Need, Who Should Provide It, Where?

Jul 26, 2016
Discussion: How Much Rental Housing Do We Need, Who Should Provide It, Where?

On Sunday, I presented five questions I would want to ask the community if I were the city council.  To answer one person’s question posed off-line, no I don’t see these questions taking the place of some sort of visioning process.  But, on the other hand, I’m not sure we are going to get...

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Monday Morning Thoughts III: The Nexus of Ag-Tech and Davis

Jul 25, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts III: The Nexus of Ag-Tech and Davis

Josette Lewis, the associated director of the World Food Center at UC Davis in a piece that appeared this past week in the Sacramento Bee makes some important observations noting that the Sacramento region “has the potential to be the nation’s hub of innovation for food and agriculture technology.” Referring to UC Davis, Ms....

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Monday Morning Thoughts I: UC-City of Davis Housing Issue is Ground Zero

Jul 25, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts I: UC-City of Davis Housing Issue is Ground Zero

Those who are supportive of a General Plan Update need to understand where this process is most likely to fall apart.  Yesterday’s Sunday Commentary asked five specific questions, but the only question that drew any discussion was the one that directed people to select four places where you would support new housing opportunities for...

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Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

By UC Davis Sacramento-area farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly to consumers generate twice as much regional economic impact per dollar of output as do area food producers who don’t engage in direct marketing, reports a UC Davis agricultural economist and a team of UC Cooperative Extension researchers. The newly released study of the...

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Esteemed Faculty Argue Napolitano Rather Than Katehi Needs To GO

Jul 23, 2016
Esteemed Faculty Argue Napolitano Rather Than Katehi Needs To GO

Emanual M. Maverakis, Walter S. Leal, Tilahun Yilma, Kyaw Tha Paw U, Leopoldo M. Bernucci, Charles E. Hess, Bruno Nachtergaele and Linda F. Bisson publish an op-ed piece arguing, “With so many controversies surrounding her, it is easy to think Katehi’s resignation is best for UCD and the UC system. However, the more interesting and less publicized story is...

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Guest Commentary: The Bee Tells Us, In Its Own Words, That It Doesn’t Want to Hear the Truth

Guest Commentary: The Bee Tells Us, In Its Own Words, That It Doesn’t Want to Hear the Truth

By Larry Kamer  When I started working with Melinda Guzman on the Linda Katehi matter, one of the first things I heard from many of you (including a lot of the reporters who are getting this) is that the Sacramento Bee is hopelessly biased against the Chancellor. Why?  Well I heard a lot of...

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VIDEO: Survey says 40% of UC students are not getting the nutrition they need

Jul 20, 2016
VIDEO: Survey says 40% of UC students are not getting the nutrition they need

A recent survey says that many of the brightest, young minds at University of California campuses do not have access to high quality, nutritious food.

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: UC Davis Holds the Key to the Future, Stop Focusing on the Salacious Past

Jul 19, 2016
Commentary: UC Davis Holds the Key to the Future, Stop Focusing on the Salacious Past

The Sacramento Bee once again airs the dirty laundry from the Katehi scandal, this time airing a string of emails showing the chancellor and administration scuffling to figure out a response to the public relations crisis. Perhaps the most telling quote was from Director of Executive Communications, Gary Delsohn, a former Sacramento Bee reporter...

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UCD Alum Establishes Transgender Health Organization

UCD Alum Establishes Transgender Health Organization

By Jerika L.H. 2016 has been a big year for Lotus Dao. Along with bringing new meaning to the term ambitious, the 2012 UC Davis graduate is taking on the medical empire with a Master’s in tow with his brainchild Bloom: Transgender Community Healing Project. Lotus was recently featured in a documentary-in-the-making that was...

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Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently

Jul 14, 2016
Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported that UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, already on the hot seat due to sexual harassment scandals that led to the resignation of Provost Claude Steele in April, is under investigation for alleged misuse of public funds. According to the Times report, the chancellor is alleged to have “failed...

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