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Posted Nov 17, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Sadie Fulton Climate change is turning working class Californians into sitting ducks. Sadie Fulton writes about how people are struggling to build networks of solidarity in the face of climate disaster, ruling class neglect and the far right. National Guard on Humboldt Road, Chico, CA. Photo: Erik Rydberg. Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Joan Baez "Together we can create an unstoppable force for good" Last night, not a seat was empty in the UC Davis Mondavi Center as Joan Baez paused from singing to deliver this powerful exhortation. Her music and her message were greeted with standing ovations. After the Show Baez... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at The Davisite
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Dear Friend, I just became a founding donor to start the Friends of the Sustainable Living and Learning Communities donor fund at UC Davis. This effort hopes to raise enough money to support two or more full fellowships a year, and continued program and infrastructure development for the part of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Sadie Fulton To my non-Californian friends: today here in California we had unprecedented fire-prone conditions. High winds, dry air and land. The town of Paradise is under full evacuation (from what is bitterly called the "Camp Fire") and much of it is burning down, and that fire started only... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at The Davisite
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At the entrance to the stadium with a group of young Hondureños Yesterday I had the unique opportunity to meet up with migrant caravan that has been traveling up from Central America. By Nick Buxton This is a long post but I wanted to share the experience. Of course, if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at The Davisite
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By long time Davis resident with strong ties to DJUSD. I received yet another shiny flier in the mail yesterday regarding Measure M. It no doubt will pass and I take great backlash risk in stating the following: There is one measure you will NOT see on the ballot next... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Davisite
In this time of national political tumult, it is refreshing to celebrate local politics in Davis. And it is so important to seek out those with optimism, those who push on in the face of difficulty. This is what sparks my enthusiastic endorsement of David Murphy, who continues to work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Carey Ann Hunt The ground was dusty and the air was bone dry. Midafternoon dense with heat, Smoky with the chance of ash. Fires blazed in hills nearby. Engulfed in heat, I tired from merely walking I made my way to the three greenhouses Just past the fire station... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at The Davisite
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Voter Forum "When we rise, we vote!” Voters’ forum focused on the issues of concern to voters in Yolo County and the region and CA state ballot initiatives, with the goal of maximizing voter turnout. This event is sponsored by the Yolo County Democratic Party. Sunday at 3:30 PM –... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at The Davisite
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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 Oct 22, 2018 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 Oct 20, 2018 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 Oct 20, 2018 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