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HELP SAVE MUSIC IN PARADISE, CALIFORNIA! Musicians, parents and relatives of musicians, music lovers, educators, people with empathy and compassion, people affected by the fires, people who know people affected by the fire . . . . . . . so yes, EVERYONE please support musicians from the Davis schools... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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by Colin Walsh Yesterday March 14th the Yolo County Taxpayers Association (YCTA) weighed in on the Downtown Davis Parking Meter Issue with a resounding no thanks. In Norton hall in the North West corner of Woodland, YCTA members from around the county weighed in on this hot Davis issue. Alzada... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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I respect and support our local businesses By Colin Walsh Now is not the time to put the retail that has managed to survive in Downtown Davis in jeopardy by instituting parking fees. CNBC reported today that nationally, “Already, 4,810 store closures have been announced by retailers in 2019, according... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at The Davisite
By Ron In the "other" blog today, there's a suggestion that the Lincoln40 developers were more considerate of the neighbors, than the Trackside developers. And, presumably by extension, this means that Lincoln40 should have been approved, but not a 4-story Trackside. It certainly is possible that the Lincoln40 developers were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at The Davisite
Mayor Lee informs commenters they may not affect decision process. By Colin Walsh On Tuesday March 5th 2019 The City Council heard from about 50 people in public comment on the City’s plan for paid parking in downtown Davis. Comments ranged from unequivocal support to disgusted opposition with a wide... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh It is in the best interest of the region to get as many people as possible off of I80 and onto the train. Further restricting parking at the train station works against environmental goals of reducing long distance drivers. Frankly the region needs more parking to help... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at The Davisite
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by Will Arnold This Tuesday, my City Council colleagues will discuss, and potentially take action, regarding how and where we park our cars in Downtown Davis. By virtue of my wife and I owning a business downtown, Mother & Baby Source, I am required to recuse myself from the Council... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Daniel Urazandi Paid parking has been brought before council dozens of times, always with false urgency. Until now, it has always been voted down because the public is overwhelmingly against it and it would hurt business. Since this is still inarguably true, how did we get to the point... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at The Davisite
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Statement to the Davis City Council on behalf of Davis People Power By Nora Oldwin Speaking on behalf of People Power in support of the request to the Davis Police Department to reconsider its refusal to release material pursuant to a PRA in connection with SB 1421: On January 1,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Dillan Horton With Sen. Booker’s campaign announcement today, I wanted to take this opportunity talk about the upcoming Presidential Primary. In the past few weeks I’ve talked to a lot of democrats that are concerned that we have to many candidates and that this intense competition will be bad... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at The Davisite
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Photo by Eneas De Troya - WikiMedia Commons By Josh Jones The Green Party cannot, and will never, be authoritarian. Two of our most basic principles are grassroots democracy and decentralization. But our nation has experienced the creeping infection of authoritarianism, currently with the prime examples of Trump and Putin.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Rachel Rycerz There are so many talented people in DMTC's Hunchback of Notre Dame... Aimee Rose Santone, who plays the role of Esmeralda, is new to DMTC but not to performing. She started dancing 20 years ago, at the age of three; at age 10 she joined a show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at The Davisite
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by Christy Corp-Minamiji I've been thinking a lot about symbols the last few days. They've been everywhere -- blue ribbons and "Blue Lives Matter" flags stipple my hometown like dotted lines perforating the blocks; pink pussy hats fill videos; red ball caps framed the faces of young men mocking a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh Yesterday Sunday December 16th the Davis Enterprise printed a story on its Front page titled UCD’s “West Village expansion will start this month” by Andy Fell, “Special to the Enterprise.” The online edition omits the phrase “Special to the Enterprise.” In both cases the article ends with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at The Davisite
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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