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The headline in the Daily Post (#1 in Palo Alto and the Mid-Peninsula) is "STANFORD HIT WITH HOUSING BILL" ..... and then underneath "$155.8 million for expansion". Yes, you read that correctly, Stanford is paying Santa Clara County over $150,000,000 for permission to expand. This is such good news. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at The Davisite
To be sure, I am still learning about this "deal". And I am willing to be enlightened. So, my comments are preliminary..... but concerned. It seems like the deal is totally future oriented. That is, it takes a "go forth and sin no more" form of agreement i.e. it only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at The Davisite
Davis has a well earned reputation for being concerned about safety......why, we even invented bike lanes in Davis! And many other towns have copied us. But we started bike lanes DECADES ago when the town had a much smaller population and much less traffic. How are we doing these days?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at The Davisite
Kern County Public Health Department has launched a new voluntary informational program for people and families dining at Kern County restaurants. Restaurants can seek to qualify as 'Certified Healthy" if they meet several specific criteria including: Program criteria Here is the list of criteria that restaurants must follow to qualify... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at The Davisite
Good news today..... Scott Pruitt is out as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Not only were his/Trump's policies harmful to the environment, but he basically is a crook. Guess he is getting out of town shortly before an indictment. It is good riddance and now time to clean up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at The Davisite
This is a link from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research...... where this study is described. Seems like a good piece of applied public health research. https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=297 The City of Los Angeles wants its residents to be healthy. Imagine that! John PS I am wondering if the developers at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at The Davisite
That's the question I asked one of my classmates from China when I was in grad school at Berkeley. You know, the huge, pervasive portraits of Chairman Mao and other political leaders over the years... just popping up everywhere I understood. She smiled and said, "Well, probably the same way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at The Davisite
By now you must have heard of the big issue of children being separated from parents at our boarder with Mexico ....... this is highly controversial and within the past 24 hours five current and former First Ladies have weighed in on this situation.... express concern and at times outrage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at The Davisite
This is a complicated issue .... assisted dying.... and can have profound impact for individuals and their families. The original law in California, based in part of laws from other states including Oregon, was proposed by Davis based Senator Lois Wolk. It was passed during a special session of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at The Davisite
Some folks may know that the legislature is supposed to vote on the California State Budget by June 15th or today. Actually, they finished up yesterday a day ahead of time. That's kind of nice because this kind of performance was not always the norm. It seemed that not that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at The Davisite
This evening I was listening to NPR and heard the end of an interview with Delaine Eastin. How interesting! Such an experienced and well thought out politician. She has promised to stay engaged and help elect more women (only 23% in the California legislature) and to hold elected officials feet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at The Davisite
Recently I heard someone describe Davis in print as a "company town". This was in the context of the housing needs of local residents and/or students. This writer also made some cheap shot about "Without UCD, we'd be Dixon or Vacaville" and I am sure the good people who live... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at The Davisite
Frankly, it still boggles my mind that the Nishi developers refused to allow air quality testing at their proposed development site. They had about all the benefits you can imagine, an ideal situation in that a famous UC Davis professor with the right equipment to do air quality monitoring offered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Davisite
From the Davis Schools Foundation web site: The Davis Schools Foundation would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Fairfield Subaru and Subaru of America for their critical support of the Davis schools. Thanks to Subaru’s Share the Love Event, which provides Subaru retailers the opportunity to support local communities... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at The Davisite
Not long ago (end of April this year), the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies invited Dr. C.J. Gabbe from Santa Clara University's Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences to give a talk about the issues related to the health effects of near highway residential developments..... like NISHI. Dr. Gabbe... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at The Davisite
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