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Cheers and Jeers: Progress on vaccine bill

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS  to the state Assembly for passing SB 277 — a bill that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would impose one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country. Data from the California Department of Public Health show that […]

Cheers and Jeers: Paso Fino deal is good news

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to everyone involved in the Paso Fino project — the developer, neighbors and the city — for finally settling on a compromise that everyone can live with. The back-and-forth controversy over the development stretched for 22 long […]

Community Choice Energy: The middle path to power

The issue: CCE represents a better way to achieve conservation goals Energy independence, a long-sought goal by local activists, was back on the agenda for the Davis City Council this week. Going back to 2006’s Measures H and I, Davis movers and shakers have pined for the long-term savings, local accountability and greener production methods promised […]

Cheers and Jeers: Change is afoot at City Hall

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to Davis City Manager Dirk Brazil, who celebrated six months on the job this week. We hadn’t realized how dysfunctional life had become at City Hall until Brazil began making some much-needed changes. Bolstered by former City […]

Cheers and Jeers: At least it won’t cost us extra

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that a drought surcharge on our water bills is unlikely. City staff have been deliberating for weeks on a possible surcharge on water rates if the community reaches the state-mandated 28-percent conservation target. But Public […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Some good news at the school district

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Davis school district, which agreed with the Davis Teachers Association on raises through 2017. The teachers will get one-time payments this year and next, and 2-percent raises in the next two years. This town prides itself on […]

May 22, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

The price of control

The issue: Voters chose to limit growth, and it may end up costing us The decision by developers of the Davis Innovation Center to put the project on hold was a body blow to efforts to stabilize the city of Davis’ budgetary future. City officials had hoped that this project, along with two others in the works, […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: The system failed to protect Baby Justice

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: JEERS to the latest revelations in the Baby Justice murder case. Samantha Green, Justice’s mother and alleged killer, admitted using drugs throughout the pregnancy, including methamphetamine the day before giving birth. Green was high for three days prior […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: We’re earning our bike capital of the world moniker

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to Davis’ all-out celebration of National Bike Month throughout May. If these fun, family-friendly activities don’t inspire you to get on your bike, we can’t imagine what will. From the Cycle de Mayo family ride on Saturday […]

May 08, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Odd Fellows grab hold of April

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Odd Fellows Lodge for an April packed with community service. They put on a free blues concert for the town with local musicians on April 2; Breakfast with the Bunny for the kids on April 4; bingo to benefit […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

The issue: We can’t go back to the bad old days While 2015’s Picnic Day was a far cry from the rowdy drunken scene downtown Davis used to be, there are signs that we may be losing ground on the progress made in the past few years. DAVIS POLICE reported an increase in service calls, with 502 during […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

The issue: Community donations, government funds saved lives One child, one day. If only 2,000 of us step up and donate $50 — the amount needed to provide care for one child for one day at the Yolo Crisis Nursery — we’ll have reached a goal of raising $100,000 in community support to keep this vital […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Picnic Day is a party like no other

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the hard-working Picnic Day Committee — a group of students who toil all year to bring us a campuswide open house worthy of an institution as outstanding as UC Davis. The students have pulled together all […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Bill provides a real Bakken solution

The issue: Regulating oil’s volatility is surest way to keep rail shipments safe As Davis residents have looked on with worry at plans by the Valero oil refinery to build a new rail terminal in Benicia — with visions of explosive tanker cars rumbling through our heads — our options for influencing events have looked painfully sparse. THE CITY […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,
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