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By Colin Walsh So my dear neighbors I want to tell you about the flag I just hung on my porch. You probably recognize it. It has been increasingly popular in recent years as more people display it. It has come to be a symbol of pride for many, but... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Davisite
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By Tom Owczarzak I’ve been replacing a rotten deck this week. It is a pretty standard task in my world. Replacing rotten things. The fact of the matter is that nature wants to break down non-living things and return them to their cellular state. Once something stops growing, like wood,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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Diminished yard waste pick up proves woefully inadequate By Colin Walsh Fallen palm fronds dwarf the organic carts the City has provided to put them in North Davis. This past August while many were away on vacation the Davis City Council voted to greatly diminish street yard waste pick up... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
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By Char Henwood Here’s what it is, folks: the Mace Mess is a very bad design. It was bad when conceived in 2010, bad when the design was completed in 2013 (without a traffic study), and bad when installed (against South Davis residents’ strenuous objections) in 2018-2019. We’ve lived with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Glen Holstein While collecting signatures at the Farmer’s Market for the initiative to facilitate Davis parking we found most folks taking the time to stop signed. A few, however, were quite hostile and wanted walking and biking to be the only method of Davis travel by making driving so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at The Davisite
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As the race for District 4 County Supervisor begins to take shape, we are surprised to see incumbent Jim Provenza advertise that he is “proud to have [Yolo DA] Jeff Reisig's endorsement.” To us, it doesn't feel that long ago that we were fighting to bring change to the Yolo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at The Davisite
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Greetings Residents of Davis! Let us introduce you to the Davis Post Carbon Association, a grassroots organization bringing together the community to address climate issues both locally and globally. We want to transition out of a carbon-based economy to a post-carbon economy by 2040. Post-carbon means (1) sequestering more carbon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Carey Ann Hunt Quickly out of nowhere it hovered in the air Not more than 3-4 feet away. Me? I just sat there sipping tea. The bird sipped too, though English Breakfast was not his flavor. Nectar for him as he lingered there. Sipping the red abutilon flowers, The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at The Davisite
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Last chance to get a pet costume from fundraising effort by Mercer Clinic for the Pets of the Homeless at this Saturday’s Farmer’s Market, Oct. 26th There will be a Halloween themed fundraising effort for donations to be held at Farmer's Market this Saturday, Oct. 26th by Mercer Clinic for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Maria Usacheva In view of concerns raised about a proposed homeless shelter in Davis I’d like to share this piece that I wrote a while ago but never shared with anyone. I think it’s time. The issue of homelessness is much more complex than what I could ever depict... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh An ad hoc group of Davis residents have started a Change.org petition opposing the location of the Homeless Respite Center. The new Homeless center is proposed for adjacent to the Dave Pelz Overpass near second street. Those opposing the location seem to clearly state that they support... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Davisite
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Council Members, Unfortunately, the city council district mapping process is backwards. The boundaries are merely being drawn by a mapper based on the mapper’s own unguided sense of what constitutes a “neighborhood.” The criteria for defining a neighborhood and determining how to draw the boundaries for those neighborhoods should have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Jon Li When Davis was forced to “district elections” in July, it changed all the rules of the political game for the 1% who pay attention to everything, and the 5% who are involved in an ongoing basis. Brett Lee and Lucas Frerichs were gearing up for their third... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Davisite
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UCD needs far more on-campus housing Rare opportunity to testify at today's Tuesday City Council Oct. 22, at 6pm meeting to testify for the need for far more UCD on-campus student housing at Community Chambers at 23 Russell Blvd By Eileen Samitz For the vast majority of the community who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh On Thursday 10/17 UCD, the City of Davis, and the Yolo County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting to discuss housing. Both the Enterprise and the Vanguard blog have written about it, but here is a list of 10 significant or interesting points that have been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Carey Ann Hunt Notes with words. Rhythm inviting rhyme with or without reason. Pausing in anticipation. Awaiting the next pluck of a low C. Deep. Accompanying. Notes mingling in the air. Sharing space. Breathing. Becoming. Growing in intensity. Building and strengthening. Filling the air. Sound pounding walls and bodies.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at The Davisite
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A 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Blue Mango Cooperative Restaurant & Coffeehouse will take place at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6pm until 10pm. A group of founding members are hosting a Vegetarian Potluck and Live Music to accompany a reunion... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at The Davisite
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Davis Native Family Network On Monday October 14, Davis California marks Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time, replacing Columbus Day. Davis’ Native Family Network welcomed the decision by the City of Davis to celebrate and honor Native American and indigenous nations and the rich cultural history which represent the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at The Davisite
Distrct Elections and "Communities of Interest" Share Your "Communities of Interest" with the City to Help Shape Future Council Districts Posted by the City of DavisAugust 30, 2019 3:46 pm https://cityofdavis.org/Home/Components/News/News/5665/2985?backlist=%2fcity-hall%2fcity-council Davis Residents: As you may have heard, the City is shifting to district elections for our City Council members... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at The Davisite
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by Larry Guenther First, full disclosure. I am on boards, commissions, and committees in Davis, but I am speaking on my own behalf as an individual community member. Whether there is an issue with minority representation on the Davis City Council and, if so, whether district elections would address that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at The Davisite
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City Council to Consider on Tuesday By Matthews Williams The Staff Report for the consideration of district elections omits several important considerations, which include but are not limited to the following: (1) The Fiscal Impact section of the Staff Report does not include/describe the worst-case-scenario, which will happen if the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The Davisite
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PEOPLE POWER of DAVIS STATEMENT OF CONCERN RE: RE-PURPOSING OF THE JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY (JDF) We acknowledge the happy problem that the capacity of the JDF far exceeds the demand for secure detention of Yolo County juveniles, and that the county’s ongoing operational costs for the facility are high. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The Davisite
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Tylar Traum performs in DMTC Teen Cabaret, 2015. By Rachel (Hoover) Rycerz and Marc Valdez Tylar Traum came of age onstage at Davis Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) before heading to New York City to study Theater and New Media at Marymount Manhattan College. This year during school breaks, she brought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at The Davisite
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by Alan Pryor The City is in the midst of trying to formulate a plan to alleviate traffic congestion along the Mace Blvd. Corridor. Following are excerpts from the Staff Report presented to the Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission (BT&SSC) for their July 11, 2019 meeting which discusses the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at The Davisite
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Photo: Meghan Leeman By Marc Valdez Angels in America is a notable play for the way it examines AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980's through the use creative symbolism and is well worth the drive from Davis. This production also features Davis's own Rachel Hoover as Hannah Pitt.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at The Davisite