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Yes On L Campaign Investigation Continues By Colin Walsh The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) have ended an investigation into the No on Measure L WDAAC. The City of Davis provided Davisite.org a letter from the FPPC addressed to Alan Pryor “No on Measure L - No on West Davis... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Davisite
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by Colin Walsh In an item on tonight’s City Council agenda, Developers and City staff are asking the City Council to relax requirements at the Target shopping center on 2nd Street by Mace. 10 years in, there are still store fronts there that have never held a store. Sadly, the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Davisite
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PART II: Obfuscation and Misdirection By Colin Walsh Part I of the article series “Vanguard Slams the Door on Required Public Disclosures” discussed information requests made by Rik Keller to the Davis Vanguard seeking in-person inspection of documents required by federal law to be made available and the Vanguard’s refusal... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
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By David Kupfer This festival was absolutely the first of its kind some 50 years ago, an art happening/educational event produced for and by students to advance alternative ideologies and enjoy enlightening music and speakers, all focused around a shared appreciation and worship of our Mother Earth home planet. It... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at The Davisite
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PART I: Vanguard Slams the Door on Required Public Disclosures By Colin Walsh On Friday, May 3rd, David Greenwald of the “The People’s Vanguard of Davis,” a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt company, refused to turn over nonprofit tax documentation. This appears to violate U.S Department of Treasury regulations and adopted Internal Revenue... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at The Davisite
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Cartoon by Druiddraws By Roberta Millstein, Rik Keller, and Colin Walsh Having raised concerns about the Davis Vanguard’s upcoming fundraising event in previous Davisite articles (see here, here, and here), we were gratified to see the Davis Enterprise bring the full moral authority of actual journalists to bear on our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh I love summer camp. I was lucky enough to get to go every year starting in about 4th grade all the way through High School. First, I went to Frontier Ranch and then I went to Ponderosa Lodge both in the redwoods near Santa Cruz. 40 years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Rachel Rycerz Saw the opening night of DMTC's "Pajama Game." Go see it! Excellent acting, fun songs, great choreography. There were many stand out performances. I loved Morgan Bartoe as Babe Williams. She had it all -- strong acting, expressive, with both humor and emotion, great stage presence, voice,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh I am writing this for my daughter. I mean that in several senses. She is becoming aware of the environmental crisis her generation faces and she wants to do something about it. At 11 she is already a person of action and she has been inspired to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at The Davisite
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3 Comments Submitted to the Davis City Council on April 23, 2019 Good evening. I am Roberta Millstein, citizen of Davis, speaking for myself. I am extremely concerned about members of the Davis City Council participating in a fundraiser for the Davis Vanguard. Let me quote from the Facebook event:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at The Davisite
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On April 9, 2019 The Davis City Council took public comments on a proposed new contract for City of Davis broadband infrastructure. The City Council discussion was held in closed session after comments. The City Council did not record or broadcast the public comments. Audio has been provided to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at The Davisite
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Hello Davisites We deeply appreciated those who came to the 3/27 Broadband Task Force Meeting, the community spoke with a unified voice to the Task Force and City Council Member Dan Carson! You wanted community ownership and open access, you want a network that will be a foundation for economic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at The Davisite
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by Matt Williams As members of our community who care passionately about social equity and the achievement gap in the DJUSD schools, I believe you should e-mail the Council members, and tell them that the closed session consideration of trading the current monopoly in the past generation of cable and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at The Davisite
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Follow up to Observed Dangerous Child Safety Problem Caused by Mace Blvd Project To: Supervisor Provenza: Thank you for your prompt reply to my email in which I recounted my witness to yet another public safety problem created by the Mace Blvd. “reconfiguration.” For your information, I am attaching the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at The Davisite
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The Davis Friends Meeting (Quakers) will be screening Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation on Friday April 26 at 7 PM. The screening is free and will be held at the Friends Meetinghouse 345 L Street in Davis. "The 60s folk revival in Greenwich Village sparked lasting political, social... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams Some Davis residents have pointed to the problems with the Mace Boulevard Improvements (stylized as the “Mace Mess”) and the delays caused by the Cannery grade-separated crossing project on Covell near L Street as two examples of significant contributions to increased traffic congestion in Davis. (see the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Dunn Bobbing After a short City Council Meeting lasting only 3 days, Davis City Council members managed to wrap 3 issues into one compromising solution. The Davis City Council has been accused of being out of step with the public in its move to eliminate its street “claw” yard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at The Davisite
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The Davis City Council passed a resolution on Monday 3/25/2019 with detailed instructions to staff regarding parking downtown. The Davisite received the specifics of the resolution from the City Clerk on 3/29/2019. The specifics exactly as delivered to the Davisite are as follows: G. Partida moved, seconded by D. Carson,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at The Davisite
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The below petition is being circulated at change.org. It was started within the last 2 days - after the recent neighborhood meetings. At the time of this posting it already has 270+ signatures. The petition can be signed here: **sign** CITY OF DAVIS TO RESTORE MACE BOULEVARD TO TWO LANES... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Char Henwood A lot happened at the meeting at the firehouse yesterday. Mayor Lee, Council Member Frerichs and City staff got an earful from the El Macero and South Davis Community about the many problems with the recent Mace Blvd "improvements." After extended comments they looked quite crestfallen. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at The Davisite
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PETITION TO CITY OF DAVIS TO RESTORE MACE BOULEVARD TO TWO LANES (BOTH WAYS) The “Traffic Calming” project on Mace Boulevard was unnecessary, was not properly presented to the residents of South Davis (especially the current residents), was obsolete and ill-conceived when the plan was completed in 2013, and since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at The Davisite
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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