Sunday, August 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Bob Dunning: Campaign signs sprouting up like weeds

BobDunning2W

By
From page A2 | April 23, 2014 |

SIGN OF THE TIMES … Joe Krovoza seems to have won the Battle of East Eighth Street as well as the Battle of Pole Line Road when it comes to lawn signs … then again, Dan Wolk is starting later in this department and soon may flood the town as well … candidates seem to believe that the more signs they have out, the better, but it’s an unproven science … especially when a candidate has three or four signs on the same property, carefully spaced to make it look as if more than one homeowner is offering support … when I see such a display, it simply tells me the candidate has more signs than he has supporters …

One candidate for Woodland City Council has 13 signs aligned among the weeds on northbound Road 102 as you approach Costco … spaced closely together, they are simply irritating and will no doubt backfire on this candidate … the word “overkill” comes to mind …

MORE SIGNS OF THE TIMES … I think Davis City Council candidate Robb Davis missed the boat with his green-and-gold lawn signs … if I were running his campaign — which I’m not — I’d have used the very clever “Davis for Davis” … that would at least leave people smiling, which is always a good thing for someone asking for our vote … after all, Judy Davis was a beloved elementary school principal in this town, and Debbie Davis is a beloved newspaper editor …

Just imagine, if Robb Davis gets the most votes on June 3, he’ll be mayor for this town’s much-anticipated centennial celebration in 2017 … he’ll also be the only mayor in California whose last name matches the town he serves, unless someone resurrects Abner Weed … one more mistake Robb Davis made in this Aggie-crazed town — using the Sac State color combination on his lawn signs …

SIGNS OF THE TIMES, PART III … Rochelle Swanson’s signs say simply “Rochelle for Davis,” but the “Davis” is in bright white letters that so outshine “Rochelle” that all I saw was “Davis” as I was traveling along and glancing quickly at lawn signs … given that one of her main opponents is named “Davis,” she may want to rethink those signs and stop giving our friend Robb free advertising …

BROCHURE MANIA … our esteemed mayor not only was first out of the box with lawn signs, he also landed the first brochure in my East Davis mailbox … addressed to “Dear Neighbor,” Joe writes that “My family and I love giving back to Davis,” a sentiment that may play well with the home folks, but would not be greeted with enthusiasm in Woodland, Williams or the vote-rich city of Napa … here’s betting an entirely different brochure hits the streets in cities with ZIP codes other than 95616 or 95618 …

ODDS ARE … I have taken a bit of grief from folks who claim Esparto’s own Charlie Schaupp should have rated higher than 10,000 to 1 in the 4th District Assembly odds I listed in this space several weeks ago … given that Schaupp seems to be a contender in several “insider” polls run by the various campaigns, I’ll repeat what I said when the odds were released … “The odds may be revisited, as necessary, between now and the June primary, but note, these are odds to win the Assembly seat in November, not just to come in first in the primary” …

In other words, Schaupp may show well in the primary, given that he’s a Republican and has three strong Democratic opponents, but when it comes to the general election — if he gets that far — Schaupp is toast … both Dan Wolk and Joe Krovoza would be happy to come in second in June if the top vote-getter is Schaupp, who simply would be overwhelmed in November by the district’s Democratic majority …

— Reach Bob Dunning at bdunning@davisenterprise.net

Comments

comments

.

News

Davis audience hears from civil-rights hero

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Bob Dunning: This new kid might have a future

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

Five U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Robbery, pursuit in Central Davis lead to one arrest

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

 
Rotary clubs offer Davis High students some life lessons

By Evan Arnold-Gordon | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Yolo Federal to hold photo contest

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Katehi will speak at Chamber’s community luncheon

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Bean Feed supports for Yolo Democrats’ activities

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Bauer garden marks one year

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Dinner will raise funds to help farmers in Burkina Faso

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Walkers welcome to join Sierra Club outings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Beamer Park featured at Stroll Through History

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Tuleyome Tales: Be safe on wilderness trails

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Small wineries suffer big losses in quake

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Grande site has been a convoluted saga

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

 
Say goodbye to summer with a ‘Final Blast’ at Explorit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Bay Bridge project’s rainy-day money is nearly gone

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A15 | Gallery

.

Forum

Already made herself at home

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
How to make a good living

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Nate Beeler cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

 
Changing local election dates benefits Democrats

By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

Ad-free email? You can still find it at Davis Community Network

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
Keep our green waste piles

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Speak out

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
City panel working to tighten scrutiny of taxpayer dollars

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

Try round-robin storytelling at crafts fair

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
This epidemic should scare us

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14

Health problems mean he’s checked out

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A14

 
Marriage doesn’t mean we agree on everything

By Marion Franck | From Page: A14

.

Sports

Coach likes what she sees from Devil field hockey squad

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
UCD notebook: Coaches positive about FCS schools ‘playing up’

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Devils open with an impressive volleyball victory

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Stanford scores early, often in opener versus UCD

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

New coach, new tougher league for DHS football

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Aggie harriers secure season-opening sweep

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Baseball roundup: Cats win late to pull even with Aces

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Comings and Goings: Is fro-yo craze melting?

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A13 | Gallery

 
Sutter Davis Hospital honored again as a ‘best place to work’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13

Engage3 attracts investment for shopping app

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A20

 
California growers can use MBI’s new bioinsecticide

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A20

Sudwerk, Davis Food Co-op join for ‘co-hop-eration’ brew

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A20 | Gallery

 
Community pools its purchasing power to reduce the cost of solar

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A20

.

Obituaries

Wanda P. Daley

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B8