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Paid parking will change the character of the downtown experience By Daniel Urazandi downtowndavis.org is an association of small businesses that oppose paid parking downtown. Here's why: (the city has been unable or unwilling to provide certain numbers upon request. Those are marked by the #? symbol) People do not... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Davisite
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Guest Commentary By Dave Taormino, a Davis Housing Provider, WDAAC Developer Housing Shortage: Yes on L Offers Housing Choices Davis is one of only a few cities in California that has a self-inflicted shortage of homes and apartments. A massive housing shortage exists in the Bay Area because of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Davisite
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by Bob Schneider Properly planned, the northwest corner of Davis offers an important opportunity for meeting development needs in Davis in a manner that reflects Davis values. Neighborhoods, a natural habitat swale for the Covell drainage, flood water pond storage, edible vegetation, affordable co-housing, senior housing, community gardens, appropriate commercial,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Davisite
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“Victoria Secret” I blurted. The room erupted in robust laughter. My stomach turned as my face went red. By Carey Ann Hunt For years I have shied away from speaking in public or doing anything to put myself out there in a theatrical sense. I clearly recall a particularly awkward... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at The Davisite
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What is the cost of paid parking in downtown Davis? Not how much will it cost an hour to park, but rather, what will the effect be on local businesses? Local businesses are worried about paid parking and 50-plus of them have founded downtowndavis.org to bring their concerns to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at The Davisite
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Local businesses want parking. By Colin Walsh A new organization is growing in Davis. A group that is feeling shut out of Downtown planning. They are not your typical old Davis activists accused of protesting everything instead they are at the very heart of the downtown economy - Davis business... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at The Davisite
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The story of a “a pop culture archaeologist” and “a place to explore both current and nostalgic aspects of our shared American experience.” By Colin Walsh There is an unassuming low-slung building under a pitched roof mid block on E street between 2nd and 3rd in Davis CA. The building... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at The Davisite
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This is probably not the combination of words you were expecting. By Carey Ann Hunt and Colin Walsh Leif in Motion and Shamaniclown.net are holding their first free Playshop titled Begin Big Change!. It will be Sunday July 22nd, 10:00am to 12:00 at Davis Holistic Health Center. 1403 5th Street,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Tom Owczarzak When I was in college I drove tomato trucks during the summer to make money for the year. It’s one of those crazy jobs where you work sixteen-hour days, every day, for about 80 days. At the time, I thought I was making good money – I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at The Davisite
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The below email was twice sent to David Greenwald and several board members of the Davis Vanguard to follow up on the IRS Complaint filed against the organization. Neither Greenwald nor any current board member replied. One individual who is listed on the Vanguard website as a board member did... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The Davisite
Dear Downtown Plan Advisory Committee, I would like share with you a video presentation I created outlining an alternative vision for public space in downtown Davis. I am submitting this video as comments on the previous workshop summary documents and in preparation for the workshops this week. I understand that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at The Davisite
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Mike Webb, City Manager For the past few years, the City of Davis staff has completely manipulated the Davis City Council. By Jon Li The worst current example is the Downtown Plan “participatory workshop” process, where the expensive outside consultants DICTATE the new city policy as previously agreed to with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at The Davisite
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Dear Mayor Lee and Davis City Council Members, We are pleased to see our new city surveillance ordinance being implemented. Last Thursday night we saw the first staff reports on surveillance technologies being used in the city. As our first attempt as a city to lead the way in public... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at The Davisite
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Short answer, he may have. Long answer, if he did he probably violated it in more than one way. By Colin Walsh Yesterday Council Member Lucas Frerichs made an enthusiastic endorsement of an upcoming development project on his Facebook page and tagged every other member of City Council and several... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Yolo County Chapter of the ACLU invites you to: "Habeas Data: Privacy Vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech" – A Book talk by Author, Cyrus Farivar This talk is part of the Yolo ACLU's ongoing exploration of how communications technologies also become surveillance technologies that can affect us all.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at The Davisite
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The City of Davis has been named the Safest City in the US for Cycling. The report was released by ADT, a home security company, on June 3rd. 6 of the top 10 Cities are located in California, but Los Angeles is rated as the least safe city in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Anonymous IRS 13909 complaint against the Vanguard Non-profit was given to the Davisite by the Flatlander. The Flatlander received them anonymously through the US Post. The IRS submission contained 14 pages of supporting evidence as referenced in the cover letter. and the postings contained on the pages seem to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Davisite received the below IRS form 13909 Complaints against the Davis Vanguard. They were given to the Davisite by The Flatlander who received an anonymous envelope in its PO box containing the forms and other documents which appear to have been filled with the IRS. The anonymous complaint and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Sadie Fulton The most memorable moment of the entire tour was looking at the child’s eyes through the glass. He looked nervous, curious and resentful all at once. We weren’t allowed to meet the children, so this is all the contact I had with them. One young teenage boy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Davis Vanguard is alleged to have participated in a political campaign in violation of it's non-profit status. A form 13909 Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Complaint against the Davis Vanguard was given to the Davisite by The Flatlander. The Flatlander received an anonymous envelope in its PO... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Tom Owczarzak I woke up this morning to fireworks. And it got me thinking about my complicated relationship with my country. Big national holiday and all that. I have never been able to fully understand how I feel about it all. Partly because I just learned too much in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at The Davisite
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Photo by Iggie Walsh By Michelle Jillian Bailey As I sit here, in my air-conditioned home, the high will reach 106* today. I am reminded of other hot summer Saturdays of my youth. My summers, ages 10- 12 (that’s too many years ago to attempt the math!), consisted of lessons... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Council of University of California Faculty Associations, an umbrella organization for the Faculty Associations (FAs) at each UC campus, Joins the Call for University of California to end relationship with General Dynamics over GD's role in immigrant minor separation camps. UC’s Contract with General Dynamics Information Technology June 21,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at The Davisite
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UC-AFT Demands End to UC Contract with General Dynamics Over Role in Child Separation Published by UC-AFT June 19, 2018 Dear President Napolitano, As contingent faculty and librarians represented by UC-AFT, we work with undocumented students at the University of California on a daily basis. Your initiative to support the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Tom Owczarzak Last night got - complicated. We are not leaving this hospital anytime soon. I am here alone in the silence – this is becoming way too familiar. I am not going to lie – I was terrified to pull the solo vigil tonight. The last time I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at The Davisite