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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 2 days ago 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 7 days ago at The Davisite
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(From press release) Linda Deos, a consumer protection attorney and small business owner, will run for the 4th Supervisorial District of Yolo County. Her decision came as a result of conversations she had with local residents while exploring a campaign for Davis City Council. “My focus had been on running... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at The Davisite
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Let’s just say that I’ve never placed a whole lot of stock in officials. I'm not saying they're all bad, but from my experiences, the so-called power with which they've suddenly been imbued, prevents them from recognizing the true weightiness and purpose of their positions. They forget that they need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh It’s time we realize and act upon our interdependence. During the Cold War they called it mutually assured destruction. If either super power provoked the other and war ensued the result could be complete annihilation of all life on the planet. Each country dependent on the other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh Bath Iron Works, Maine, June 22, twenty-two people were arrested for taking part in a demonstration, among them was Sarah (Sadie) Fulton of Davis. Fulton previously challenged Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry as a certified write in candidate in the 2018 election (link). Sadie has been an active member... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Kelley Joseph I have tried for a few seasons to grow lettuces and failed several times and this year was the first year I managed to make it happen. SO I wanted to share some tips that made the difference in case anyone here has struggled with it or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Carey Ann Hunt “I don’t think my future girlfriend would appreciate the fact that I drive 90 mph every chance I get. So, considering that, I try to slow down to 65 every time I notice how fast I’m going.” He is a tall slender young man, wearing a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at The Davisite
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A future focused interdisciplinary institution grows from the deep roots of UC Davis’s alternative communities. By Colin Walsh In an earlier article we discussed the new SLLC that binds together the Student Farm, The Experimental Community Gardens, the Domes, Design Lab workspace, and Project Compost and the Tri Co-ops (Pierce,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Rachel Rycerz Aimee Rose Santone will be playing Mimi in Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of Jontathan Larson’s rock musical RENT, running June 14 through July 7. This will be her third featured role at DMTC; she debuted with the role of Esmeralda in Hunchback of Notre Dame in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at The Davisite
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I just took the Davis Amtrak station transit survey and I have some questions of my own. By Colin Walsh The City spent $250,000 on a User Survey about the Davis Amtrak station. The funding came from a state of California grant and not the City of Davis, but that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at The Davisite
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Taylor Chicks, The Duval Speck Trio, and The Yadao Trio Play Benefit Concert for Yolo County’s Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center From Press Release All are invited to attend a fun-filled, energetic benefit concert with The Taylor Chicks, The Duval Speck Trio, and The Yadao Trio at The Oddfellows Hall, 415 2nd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Colin Walsh Sacramento's ABC 10 ran an uplifting segment about long time Davis residents Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes on Monday June 10th. The 6 minute segment shares this long time Davis couple's story in their struggle for marriage equity. After years of domestic partnership that the state refused... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Michelle Jillian Bailey The welcoming aroma of coffee. The clink of dishes and whoosh of the foamer. A tiny woman behind the counter. She owns a huge smile and an even bigger heart. This mighty woman is Jira, proud new owner of Barista Brew Café. Jira speaks humbly when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at The Davisite
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Current Zoning Does Not Allow for 4 Story Project By Colin Walsh Paul’s Place homeless shelter was announced on the front page of the Davis Enterprise yesterday noting how the very rapid growth of the Davis homeless population has overtaxed the old H street facility. This 4-story proposal will include... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at The Davisite
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On 6/4/2019 Matt Williams, Chair of the City of Davis Finance and Budget Commission, acting as a representative of the commission presented the following resolutions to the Davis City Council. Monday June 3, 2019 Administration, Information and Communications Sub-Committee Motion We formally request that Diane Parro, the Director of Community... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at The Davisite
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Comments provided by Abbie Dewitt to the Davis City Council 6/4/2019 published with permission. Good evening. My name is Abbie, and I live on Evergreen Court, the first residential coul-de-sac closest to the Pacifico property, the entrance being about 700 feet away, to give you an idea. I have lived... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at The Davisite
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A future focused interdisciplinary institution grows from the deep roots of UC Davis’s alternative communities. By Annika Forester and Colin Walsh In the middle of Saturday afternoon at the 50th anniversary Whole Earth Festival a throng of die-hard festival goers left the UC Davis Quad and headed west. We gathered... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Nancy Price On May 14th, 2019 Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, sent a remarkable letter to the Chancellors of all UC campuses, the Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and the CEOs of all the UC Medical centers announcing the “temporary suspension of the use of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Carey Ann Hunt As I biked through a wooded area on a path headed downtown from South Davis around sunset, I began hearing party music. The music and bright flashing party lights came quickly toward me and then zoomed right past. The speaker and lights were mounted to a... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at The Davisite
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Firefighters to lock it up at night By Colin Walsh The City of Davis Parks department delivered as promised and the Arroyo Zipline is back up and zipping. Even so the Change.org petition to reopen the zipline permanently has continued to gather signatures. This afternoon I found several Davis Parks... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at The Davisite
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Noise complaints, a petition, and City response By Colin Walsh On May 20 the City of Davis disabled the large brand new zipline playground equipment in Arroyo Park apparently in response to noise complaints from neighbors. The substantial over 30-foot-long equipment was only just opened at the end of April... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at The Davisite
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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 May 16, 2019 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 May 14, 2019 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 May 12, 2019 at The Davisite