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By Todd Edelman On the left in the photo is a new filter for our AC/furnace; on the right, one about 60-75 days old including two weeks of wildfires. This is, of course, used inside the house, so everything here has come inside though we've had the doors and closed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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Note: This is a follow-up to yesterday's post that described the lawsuit filed by the 501(c)3 non-profit Friends of Putah Creek; it is also authored by Friends of Putah Creek. Description of the Project The Winters Putah Creek Park project is a perfect example of good restoration intentions going awry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at The Davisite
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(Press release) On June 18, a lawsuit was filed by Davis Attorney Don Mooney, Esq. on behalf of his client, the 501(c)3 non-profit Friends of Putah Creek. The defendants named in the lawsuit are the Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) and the Central Valley Flood Control Board (CVFCB). The lawsuit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Eileen Samitz I appreciate this Davisite article and completely agree with its response to the defensive Enterprise article by Tanya Perez. However, the problem with the Enterprise goes far beyond the few mentioned. The Enterprise needs to become more even-handed and print the comments and concerns of the wide... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at The Davisite
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Effective today, July 1, 2018, Yolo SPCA is no longer contracted with Yolo County Animal Services. As many of you know, as a rescue organization, we have pulled many dogs from YCAS over the past 3 years and during that time, we have gotten to know the programs there very... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at The Davisite
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By David Jacobin Royal Guest Hotels is the greediest and most ruthless development group I have experienced in the town of Davis. Let me tell you a story of a group called Third Space Art Collective. Third Space Art Collective was a vibrant art collective and community space that provided... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Greg Rowe The recent Davis Enterprise article about UCD’s 2018 Long Range Development Plan going to the Regents for approval on July 18 warrants rebuttal. UCD proclaims the LRDP builds on the success of the 2003 plan “…and charts ambitious sustainability and housing options…” But this statement ignores that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at The Davisite
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Last Tuesday, the subject of public comment procedures was on the City Council’s agenda. Incoming Mayor Brett Lee had proposed some potential changes such as limiting general public comment to 45 minutes, with remaining speakers coming back at the end of the meeting, and shortening individual public comment from three... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Nancy Price I'm glad for Chris Jones' alternative vision. In my opinion, the process has been hijacked by special commercial interests, outside planners, the Planning Department and the City Council. Having attended two meetings, seems to me the community is being railroaded by the process, stirred up by the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at The Davisite
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In the development process in Davis, is there an elephant in the room (or the City Council chambers)? Source: https://www.santoro-london.com/en/products/Fruity-Scooty-Notebook-Elephant The following letter was submitted by Todd Edelman to the Planning Commission for its meeting tonight, July 11, at 7 PM. *** Dear Planning Commissioners, First of all I would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The Davisite
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Refining a Preferred Alternative July 10th–14th, 2018 Davis Community Church, 421 D Street The Fellowship Hall The workshop is a four day opportunity for Davis community members to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to craft a vision for Downtown Davis. The ideas and vision developed during the workshop along with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at The Davisite
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The City of Davis is asking for your help in planning for the future of downtown. By participating in the Virtual Community Workshop, your input will help with the creation of the Specific Plan. The workshop is currently live through June 28. Join the conversation and participate in the Virtual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Jon Li The Mayor Pro Tem is proposing that city council meeting public comment be limited to a half hour at the beginning of the meeting, and time given at the end of the meeting for public comment. That is the way it is done at most city councils... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at The Davisite
By B. & D. Lindeman As if 12 years of Reisig in the D.A.'s office isn't enough of a reason for a change in leadership. (hasn't anyone ever heard of the good idea of term limits?) But it's his latest campaign flyer that I received in the mail (4th one!)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Cara Bradley, Thomas Cahill, Gilbert Coville, Pam Gunnell, Marilee Hanson, Michael Harrington, David Kupfer, Robert Milbrodt, Roberta Millstein, Don Price, Nancy Price, Rodney Robinson, Johannes Troost, Dean Vogel, Colin Walsh, and Michael Yackey Two years after Davis voters rejected the Nishi project at the polls, it’s back on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams In a May 31 Vanguard article and its comments the word of the day was “Crisis.” Over the past 12 months another political hype word has been in vogue … “maxi-dorm.” What do “crisis” and “maxi-dorm” have in common? They have a resonance when used as sound... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Gilbert Coville Last night John Whitcombe and the Yes on J campaign gave away free hot dogs at the Anderson Place Apartments in an attempt to convince voters to approve Nishi 2.0. The Anderson Place Apartments complex, located on the corner of Hanover Place and Covell, is one of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Gilbert Coville As we all know, it’s illegal to give money to an elected official in exchange for a favorable vote. However, monied interests get around this by contributing to elected officials’ pet projects if a vote goes their way. This doesn’t happen in Davis. Or does it? On... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams As follow-up to the May 6th CivEnergy forum on Measure J, I published my personal reasons why I oppose Measure J as an article for the Davisite and as a comment to the Vanguard. Prompted by my list, Mayor Davis took the time to respond to all... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams As follow-up to the May 6th CivEnergy forum on Measure J, I published my personal reasons why I oppose Measure J as an article for the Davisite and as a comment to the Vanguard. Prompted by my list, Mayor Davis took the time to respond to all... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at The Davisite
By Matt Williams As follow-up to the May 6th CivEnergy forum on Measure J, I published my personal reasons why I oppose Measure J as an article for the Davisite and as a comment to the Vanguard. Prompted by my list, Mayor Davis took the time to respond to all... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at The Davisite
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This came in as a comment on an earlier post, but we thought it deserved its own post. Davis Gateway Student Housing LLC & Afiliated Entities, the organization for the developers of the Nishi project, has now spent $250,324.06 on the Yes on Measure J campaign! The most recent expenditures... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams Individuals have different reasons for opposing the Nishi project. My personal reasons are as follows: Nishi 2.0 will cost Davis taxpayers between $350,000 and $750,000 per year. Nishi’s cash contribution to City has shrunk 90% from $1.4 million down to $143,000. $650,000 per year of Community Services... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at The Davisite
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IN CALIFORNIA IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER & VOTE Conditional Voter Registration & Voting at same time! May 22 to Jun 5 Yolo County Location: Yolo County Elections Department 625 Court Street, Room B05 Woodland, CA 95695 Need a ride? Call / Text M E 916.248.6442 8:00 a.m. -... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at The Davisite
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By M E Gladis Apparently the editorial staff of the Woodland Daily Democrat, the Davis Enterprise, and the Sacramento Bee, three of the newspapers that have endorsed the current Yolo County district attorney, support a 41% rate of felony trials which end in acquittal by juries or dismissal by judges.This... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at The Davisite