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Dear Davis City Council, I am running for City Council in District 2 – the district that the U-Mall is in. First, I want to state that I believe a mixed-use project can be a good fit for the University Mall location. I certainly remember my mom buying me Star... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at The Davisite
Discussions following the school board’s decision to fill Dr. Pickett’s seat exposed many deep feelings. As I listen, I grow increasingly frustrated that people of color are again repressed from a decision-making position. Assuming good will, the issues are more deep-seated than what I hear. The trustees who made the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at The Davisite
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On Friday June 26th the City of Davis Natural Resource Commission (NRC) held an emergency special meeting to discuss the Developer and City staffs rejection of the Commission's recommendations regarding the DISC business park. What came from that meeting is a very strongly worded letter to the City Council highlighting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at The Davisite
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Protesters gathered in community park and marched through downtown and then on to the Davis Police station. Chief of Police Pytel was the only officer present for much of the rally. There were no officers in riot gear in Davis, unlike last week when a group of mostly highschool students... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2020 at The Davisite
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Peaceful protest of the murder of George Floyd and countless others, Sunday May 31, Davis CA. Photos by Rik Keler (https://www.rikkeller.com/) Video by Rowan Keller. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at The Davisite
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Thanksgiving 2004 and I was EXHAUSTED. By Julia Blair Last night I was sharing stories with my teenaged kids about some of my experiences of being a young/single/student mom. Below are a few (VERY FEW) excerpts from the stories I shared with them: *I’m not sharing these for accolades (although... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at The Davisite
By Eileen M. Samitz I, like many, are grateful to hear that Yolo County has recently required face coverings for the public including essential workers. Many Davis residents have been requesting it, so appreciation goes to Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman for implementing this new face coverings policy.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at The Davisite
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for immediate release 4/27, 2:08PM Serving the City of Davis Natural Resources Commission and Paying Homage to the Original Peoples of This Land or Abramson Accepts Seat on City of Davis Natural Resources Commission I am very excited to be joining the Natural Resources Commission and to have the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Staff decision to not regularly record and distribute Commission remote meetings is both inappropriate and a lost opportunity. credit Zoom in. Zoom Out. Zoom is out of memory. Zoom out of memory. By Todd Edelman At the beginning of the Bicycling, Transportation and Street Safety Commission’s (BTSSC) first remote... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at The Davisite
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The City’s FAQ on the BrightNight lease option is misleading and factually incorrect – Part 3 By Alan Pryor and Richard McCann At the last City Council meeting, more than 20 people called in opposition to the City of Davis entering a lease option agreement with BrightNight to develop a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at The Davisite
By Eileen M. Samitz While our community needs to shelter and place and practice social distancing, I am certain that I am not alone in wanting to help in some other way in the fight against COVID-19. Thanks to a recent article in the Davisite, one way is to donate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at The Davisite
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The City’s FAQ on the BrightNight lease option is misleading and factually incorrect – Part 2 By Alan Pryor and Richard McCann At the last City Council meeting, more than 20 people called in opposition to the City of Davis entering a lease option agreement with BrightNight to develop a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at The Davisite
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The City’s Q&A document on the BrightNight lease option is misleading and factually incorrect – Part 1 By Alan Pryor and Richard McCann Background On Tuesday night, more than 20 people called into the City Council meeting to oppose the recent decision by the Council to enter into a no-bid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Davisite
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Community Members Encouraged to Contribute Directly to Yolo County Nonprofits Contact: Jessica Hubbard jessica.hubbard@yolocf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Woodland, CA — The Yolo Community Foundation is leading an unprecedented partnership with Yolo County, the City of Woodland, the City of Winters, the City of West Sacramento, and the City of Davis... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Davisite
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The project got bigger, but the parks got smaller. Image provided by ARC developer This letter was sent to the City of Davis Recreation and Park Commission meeting for consideration for their meeting about ARC tonight. The meeting is being held through zoom at 6:30PM and you can join the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at The Davisite
By Eileen M. Samitz In case others may not have heard this, CDC just announced Wednesday new recommendations to help protect essential workers. This has been so needed and likely helped Nugget to take action to provide face masks/ coverings for their employees. Bravo to Nugget Market for recently implementing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at The Davisite
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This letter was sent to the Davis City Council regarding the March 24th Davis City Council approval of a solar farm. the original item can be seen here. Subject: Please Rescind the Solar Lease Approval Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2020 17:27:16 -0700 From: Alan Pryor To: City Council <CityCouncilMembers@cityofdavis.org> To:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at The Davisite
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Unprecedented Push for Development in Uncertain Times City of Davis Commissions directed to focus on huge development project as top USA officials describe this week as "the hardest and saddest", "Pearl Harbor... our 9/11 moment" and "shocking to some". Davis family discusses Aggie Research Campus DEIR prior to participation in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Eileen M. Samitz This Tuesday, at 7pm the City Council meeting will include a presentation by Dr. Ron Chapman the Yolo County Public Health Officer. The meeting will be televised and public comment will be allowed via voice-mail in and email since public attendance cannot be allowed due to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2020 at The Davisite
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A book review by Nathan Hendrix In 2012, truck driver Kristopher “KC” Clarke disappeared from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch is the story of his disappearance, the reservation he disappeared... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Dunn Bobbing Davis School Children Demand Schools Reopen. Kids claim parents are terrible roommates and explain they are tired of trying to teach them how to do Common Core math. “My dad is an idiot. I can’t imagine what they taught in school back then. He can’t do even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at The Davisite
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...thoughts from home quarantine By Christy Corp-Minamiji I had to take a Facebook break for a few days. My rage meter was spiking equally at the “It’s no big deal; I’m going to do all my usual shit” posts and the “PEOPLE ARE IN THE PARK!! HOW DO I REPORT... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at The Davisite
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Interview with Matt Wieland By Colin Walsh Photos by Matt Wieland and Iggie Walsh Q: How long have you been skateboarding? Matt: I started skateboarding seriously in 1985. Bought my first board from Pet Cetera in downtown Davis. Pet Cetera was a pet store that sold bikes and skateboards on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at The Davisite
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What is UCD doing to support students with COVID-19 ? By Eileen M. Samitz On March 27th, Chancellor May sent out a press release which is important for the Davis community to be aware of in case they have not seen it. The link to the entire article is at:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at The Davisite
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Meanwhile our Major Arterial Roadways Deteriorate into 3rd-World Condition by Alan Pryor The following email was sent to the Davis City Council prior to last Tuesday's Council tele-meeting requesting that SB1 gas tax monies be only spent on main arterial roadway repairs in Davis because budgetary shortfalls will probably eliminate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at The Davisite