Friday, March 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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For heaven’s sake, don’t applaud

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From page A2 | January 31, 2012 |

SILENCE IS GOLDEN … carrying on the absolutely indefensible position of his predecessors, Mayor Joe Krovoza has banned clapping in the Community Chambers … unless, of course, you’re clapping for a visiting sister city delegation or some other group the council has decided to honor … after some scattered applause offended the mayor’s ears during a recent discussion over where to locate Davis Diamonds, the mayor interrupted the proceedings to say: “I’m sorry, we don’t have clapping in the chamber. We just don’t do that.” …

The mayor may wish to see if UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law offers a refresher course on the First Amendment … added the mayor: “We start getting into a pro and a con and clapping louder and less.” … that would be the point, all right … “So, the decorum of this chamber is and has always been and will be tonight, that we respect everybody who speaks, we hear everybody, we listen very carefully. And then we go to the next person. So thank you all for respecting that in this chamber.” …

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know all about that “time, manner, place” stuff, but what time, what manner and what place is better than the Community Chambers to make your opinions known? ….

THE WRATH OF NEWT … if Newt Gingrich ever hears about our “no clapping” rule, he’s likely to give the Davis City Council an earful … said Newt after NBC debate moderator Brian Williams instituted a no-applause rule for the audience: “People ought to be allowed to applaud if they want to. It’s almost silly.” … it’s especially silly if those same people are drinking tea while trying to applaud …

LONELY WOLF ESTABLISHES RESIDENCY … my friend Jim at ucdavis.edu says “I’m sure you spend a lot of your spare time tracking the movement and progress of the wolf that entered California from Oregon several weeks back.” … indeed I have, Jim … in fact, Freddie Oakley informs me that the wolf has now established residency and will be eligible to vote for Measure C … or against Measure C …

Adds Jim: “One question that comes to mind: While this wolf entered California from Oregon to the north and is immigrating south and east, what would be the story if a wolf immigrated from the south, like from Mexico, into California? Would they be sending helicopters and wolf patrols our to intercept, howling and heading it off?” … actually, Jim, they would immediately deport it while asking “What part of illegal don’t you understand?” …

And since you asked, this wolf is actually following the Dunning family path from Oregon into California in 1951. Only we came by Greyhound, not by wolf trail …

HONORING A LEGEND … Jim Becket, the retiring director of the Hattie Weber Museum who has worked tirelessly to make it a Davis treasure, is turning 83 as he accepts the new title of director emeritus … according to his many friends, this is a good reason for a party, to which the public is invited, Saturday at 2 p.m. at the museum attached to Central Park … may he have at least 83 more …

WORDS FROM THE EAST … Mike on the Eastside has a word or two of advice for those who pretend to lead our fair city … writes Mike: “In light of the proposal to narrow Fifth Street from four lanes down to just two, I have a suggestion as to an appropriate motto for the city of Davis: If it ain’t broke, we can change that.” … but just think, Mike, if this thing goes through, there will be far fewer people in East Davis … they’ll all be stuck in traffic on the west side of the tracks …

— Reach Bob Dunning at [email protected]

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