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Earth Day at The Wardrobe By Colin Walsh A large crowd gathered on D street as the lilting flutes of Paddy on the Binge and the melodic voice of Skyler Blakeslee floated over Downtown Davis. Earth Day in downtown Davis drew a respectable crowd of earth stewards, well-wishers and fashionistas.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at The Davisite
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For Immediate Release - April 19, 2022 From No on Davis Innovation and Sustainability Campus – No on Measure H Re: Carson lawyers file motion seeking to deny legal fees to opponents of the Davis Innovation and Sustainability Campus (DiSC) after his lawsuit failed to substantively change the No on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at The Davisite
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Developer Proposes Baseline of Zero Trees Planted in New DiSC Development The below letter was sent to the Davis City Council regarding a lack of commitment to planting trees in the massive new development. The Davis City Council takes up DiSC 2022 at the Feb. 1 meeting. You can find... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2022 at The Davisite
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From the League of Women Voters: Dear Friends, Welcome all to a New Year and best wishes for a healthy and peaceful 2022. Regrettably, what first comes to our mind this month might be the remembrance of last year and the January 6th terrorist attack on our National Capital. Our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2022 at The Davisite
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By Larry Guenther At Tuesday's meeting, (10/19/2021) City Council acted on recommendations made by a Council subcommittee, one of two subcommittees to look at the issue of "Reimagining Public Safety." Most of the discussion and credit for these changes was focused on the work the City Council subcommittee did. While... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at The Davisite
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by Colin Walsh I delivered this comment to the Davis City Council on 10/19/21 and received a very unprofessional attack from Council Member Carson in return. The comment was given in relation to the "Affordable Housing Ordinance – Extension of Alternative Rental Housing Requirements and Preliminary Scope of Work for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2021 at The Davisite
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2 Comments to City Council on 9/22/2021 regarding the DISC 2020 EIR process ------------ Dear members of the Davis City Council, I would like to object to the way the City is doing business in relation to the DISC EIR. On the consent calendar of tonight’s agenda is a staff... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2021 at The Davisite
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A letter to the Davis City Council from Don Shor -- To the members of the Davis City Council, This letter is in support of the appeal by Alan Hirsch of the tree removal permit, issued for Sutter Health, for the removal of 63 trees in order to make room... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2021 at The Davisite
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A new petition to restore Mace Blvd south of I-80 has been circulating recently. This week it reached 700 signatures. You can see and sign the petition here: http://chng.it/Ry7fQx96 text of the petition follows --- The petition summarizes our problems and requirements for Mace restoration. Since this is a summary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2021 at The Davisite
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An online petition is being circulated regarding traffic safety in the Cannery development. As of this post it has garnered 133 signatures in just a few days. You can view or sign the petition here. The petition reads as follows: The current traffic conditions in the Cannery are dangerous, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2021 at The Davisite
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Northern California 60s legend Gary Lee Yoder, of The Oxford Circle, Kak and Blue Cheer, passed away this weekend from numerous health complications. His friend Alec Palao remembers one of the coolest rockers around. It’s not easy to explain why Gary Yoder was, and is, important. As nonchalant as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2021 at The Davisite
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By Ron Oertel I've recently learned that the “Davis Vanguard” is not a safe place in which to comment, unless you don’t mind experiencing doxing in violation of the Vanguard’s own policies, which are further discussed below. When I first started commenting (several years ago), “real” names were not even... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2021 at The Davisite
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I was greatly disturbed to learn that the Planning Commission has given Sutter Davis Hospital the green light to remove 205 mature trees from its parking lots, ostensibly to make room for solar panels. While producing renewable energy is critically important, it does not need to be done at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2021 at The Davisite
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by Lili Ma Courtesy Sonoma Independent PG&E’s sudden July 21 announcement to initiate what it called a Marshall Plan level effort to spend more than $15 billion to bury 1,000 miles of fire-causing overhead power lines a year for ten years marked a stark reversal of the utility giant’s argument... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2021 at The Davisite
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UC Berkeley just agreed to pay $86 Million for impacts on the City of Berkeley. UC Davis, in comparison, agreed to contribute significantly less to the City of Davis – $2.2 million, mostly in city and county transit infrastructure and analysis in 2018. By Colin Walsh Davis and UC Davis... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2021 at The Davisite
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Davisite Exclusive City of Davis Claims $691,000 for Unpaid Bills Defendant Claims Legal Theory of “Unwashed Hands” By David L. Johnson In a disputed controversy involving the once-proposed Davis Innovation Center, the City of Davis has filed a $691,000 lawsuit against Binning Ranch Holding Co., SKK Developments and Sotiris Kolokotronis,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2021 at The Davisite
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City fails to acknowledge health benefits of trees By Alan Hirsch Alan@DavisLorax.org On Wednesday, 7/14 the City Planning Commission approved a request by Sutter Davis Hospital to remove an additional 63 mature trees. If you missed the fact the city had already OK’ed the removal of 142 tree for solar... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2021 at The Davisite
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by David Abramson Background Davis area folks: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year(TM) is nearly upon us...no not that holiday!! I’m referring to Dumpster Christmas, Raccoon Holiday, Dumpster Hanukkah, Trash Treasure Tidings, or as known in many secular or agnostic Davis/Yolo traditions. Friday July 30th- Sunday August 1, peaking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2021 at The Davisite
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by Alan Hirsch aka the Davis Lorax Alan@davislorax.org I hope people can help save Sutter trees by signing the change.org petition to support the appeal…and passing the petition on to your friends with a note: http://chng.it/mft8fNRGmF This is the story in 7 bullet points: 205 trees to be cut at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2021 at The Davisite
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Time for more inclusive street names in Davis By Colin Walsh Since George Floyd’s death just over a year ago, Americans have taken to the streets raising their voices against racial oppression. A new desire to reckon with racism has arisen in our country. One form this has taken is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at The Davisite
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A letter to City Council from Trace DeWitt -------- Dear Mayor Partida and Council - Like many residents of South Davis I was shocked and startled to learn on Friday morning that the Davis City Council plans, at a meeting this coming Tuesday, July 20, to “direct the Council Subcommittee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at The Davisite
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What is fueling the push to radically rewrite Davis’s laws on development? by Colin Walsh “Pro-development activists try to trick you into thinking it helps the poor to destroy neighborhoods to make way for luxury condos.” “An agenda for building up the power base of the neoliberal right is not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at The Davisite
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Conflicts of Interest in the City of Davis Housing Element Committee by Alan Pryor and Rik Keller Note: The preceding Part II in this series covering Brown Act violations is here: “Housing Element Committee members are expected to remove themselves from all discussions and votes on matters in which they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at The Davisite
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The City’s Denial of Brown Act Violations by the Housing Element Committee and Certain of Its Members is Not Credible nor Factually-Based by Alan Pryor and Rik Keller Note: A subsequent Part III of this series will cover conflicts of interest of HEC members in detail Introduction Last week the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at The Davisite
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By Joe Krovoza At 7:40 pm Saturday evening (6/12) Janet went out to our backyard to pick greens for dinner. She heard a man say "...and that's where the nasty terrible people who hate the zipline and hate children live." [best possible paraphrase] Janet looked over the fence at who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at The Davisite