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UC creates plan to address food insecurity across campuses

UC creates plan to address food insecurity across campuses

Initiative comes after UC survey indicated students dealing with lack of access to food, nutrition On July 11, University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano approved a $3.3 million plan to increase access to food resources across all 10 UC campuses. The initiative comes after an online survey administered by the UC found that...

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UC Davis offers various health resources for students

UC Davis offers various health resources for students

Student Health and Counseling Services provide physical, mental health resources to all students UC Davis’ Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), the department of the university devoted to student wellness, provides various physical and mental health resources for UC Davis students. At the SHCS Student Health and Wellness Center, students can receive treatment for...

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Analysis: Additional Campus Housing Will Help but Will Not Solve Housing Problems

Sep 22, 2016
Analysis: Additional Campus Housing Will Help but Will Not Solve Housing Problems

This year the focus has shifted back toward housing and land use.  There have been a core of citizens that have argued that the solution to the city’s housing problem is for UC Davis to build more housing. The argument has teeth – after all, the university has been steadily growing and yet has...

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Analysis: Napolitano Letter Reveals Thinking on Katehi’s Resignation

Sep 21, 2016
Analysis: Napolitano Letter Reveals Thinking on Katehi’s Resignation

The August 5 letter from Janet Napolitano does provide us with some insight as to what the UC President was thinking and why she changed her mind – but, while some in the media have considered the letter a bombshell, a closer scrutiny reveals that the President was a good deal more pointed than...

Davis Vanguard
Revised LRDP: Nishi Out, Russell Field Still There but Reduced

Sep 21, 2016
Revised LRDP: Nishi Out, Russell Field Still There but Reduced

The official draft planning scenario will be posted today, but the preview released on the UC Davis dateline site provides for some dramatic changes or, as UC Davis puts it, the plan “assumes a more complex urban development character.” However, while the LRDP continues to evolve, this is by no means a done deal,...

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My View: Residents Need to Take into Account, Fewer Students Drive

Sep 10, 2016
My View: Residents Need to Take into Account, Fewer Students Drive

Readers noted in comments to yesterday’s article that, while Lincoln40 is proposing to have 473 total bedrooms – some of which will be double occupancy to push the number of beds to 708 – they are only proposing to provide 239 parking stalls. As one person wrote, “I’m a bit curious why they propose...

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Analysis: Is on-Campus Housing Low-Hanging Fruit?

Sep 7, 2016
Analysis: Is on-Campus Housing Low-Hanging Fruit?

For all of the complaining about the confining nature of the Davis’ Measure R that requires the conversion of agricultural land outside of the city to go through a public vote, it is not all that clear that developing inside the city without a Measure R vote would be less constraining. A few months...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Housing Crunch Primarily Generated by UC Growth and Lack of On-Campus Housing

Sep 6, 2016
Commentary: Housing Crunch Primarily Generated by UC Growth and Lack of On-Campus Housing

The community remains divided on the issue of housing and, as we saw in the discussion on Sunday centering on the Russell Boulevard fields, there are some sharp differences of opinion there.  Many have pushed back against the idea of housing at Russell and Howard Fields, but not all agree. As one commenter noted...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Legitimate Reasons to Oppose Russell Fields

Sep 4, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Legitimate Reasons to Oppose Russell Fields

I am always struck by the discourse on land use in this town.  With every issue there are legitimate reasons to oppose or support a given project, but there are also excuses that are disguised as reasons as well. The Vanguard is getting the sense from some sources that community pushback and other considerations...

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Commentary: Why Housing is a Bad Idea on Russell Fields

Sep 1, 2016
Commentary: Why Housing is a Bad Idea on Russell Fields

On Tuesday night a number of neighbors and other community members came to public comment to oppose the idea of the university building housing along Russell Boulevard over existing sports fields. This figures to be a tricky issue from the standpoint of residents and the city.  After all, the city has no direct jurisdiction...

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