Disjointed Thoughts on Election Morning

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Today is Election Day. The projections for voter turnout according to Clerk and Recorder Freddie Oakley are rather bleak. Frankly that’s not all that surprising, but it is disappointing. We have four elections in the next 365 or so days, each of them has its own inherent importance.

I know many in Davis live for the city council elections–and I agree that those are extremely important. But the school board elections and parcel tax elections are of the utmost importance as well. At times on this blog, we have spent as much time discussing school board issues as we have City Council issues. To the point that there has been a running joke between the two as to which one can stay off the Vanguard. Then acting police chief Steve Pierce was going to send Interim Superintendent Richard Whitmore a fruitcake for helping to keep the police off the Vanguard and focus the attention on the school district (I’m not making that up).

My point here is that school issues at times have dominated the scene in Davis over the first year and a quarter of the Vanguard’s existence.

For those with little interest in the school board, we can skip ahead a bit. I noticed that the Final EIR has come down on the Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House restoration and relocation project. The city staff is going to recommend the pursuit of Alternative 3–disassembling, reassembling, and then rehabilitating the Tank House while at the same time constructing a new two-story building between the Mansion and the Varsity Theatre.

Guinness will then be called in to assess whether this new building qualifies as the thinnest building in the world. I jest, but that is not a large space between the two.

This issue will be the on the city council agenda at the end of the month. It figures to be a long and heated discussion on the historic nature of the tank house and the site versus the potential for commercial usage there.

However, tonight, the issue is on children and who is best to lead our school district for the next four years in helping to determine policy direction. Honestly, we all have our favorites perhaps. But I am far from certain that we can go wrong no matter who is elected. I have covered numerous events and all the candidates seemed committed to improving the educational prospects of Davis students. That’s not to say we agree with everything everyone is proposing, it is only to say there is not a single candidate who lacks the commitment to this school district.

Perhaps as important, we have two ballot measures that would fund a good percentage of our school’s budget (Measure Q) and help maintain the library (Measure P).

One point of interest, a lot has been made of Richard Harris and the amount of money he has raised–I’m kind of wondering exactly what he spent it on. There were no ads that we saw in Sunday’s Davis Enterprise. We got a mailer or two but certainly nothing massive. So far all the fuss about influence peddling, I just do not see it.

Valley Oak Charter will go forward with more than enough signatures to qualify it for consideration As I said last week, I think the Best Uses of Schools Task Force missed the boat here, focused too early on closing a school and not hard enough on alternatives to closing a school. Now the district will likely have to go back to the drawing board. Did the task force really serve the school district well?

Finally, a hearty farewell to Interim Superintendent Richard Whitmore. Did I agree with everything he did? No. But he was thrust into a difficult situation, his first meeting as Interim Superintendent was when they voted to close Valley Oak. He faced tough challenges in his brief time here. But he was always available to me to answer questions and he was a person who understood the importance of high tech and tried to get many others (at times unsuccessfully) to read the Vanguard as a means to better understand the community. So we will certainly miss him and wish him well on his future endeavors while at the same time looking forward to the new leadership under James Hammond.

So there is much to do and think about in the coming days, but once again today is about the children and who we believe is best to lead them into the future. Stay tuned this evening for live blogging election coverage. We’ll have roaming bands of reporters from around the town and I will be blogging live at the Yolo County Election Office.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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96 thoughts on “Disjointed Thoughts on Election Morning”

  1. Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald

    If you need to find your polling place you may log on to the following link:

    According to the Yolo County Elections Office:

    Polling place assignments change and are not final until approximately one month before an election. Consolidated precinct numbers change with each election.

  2. Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald

    If you need to find your polling place you may log on to the following link:

    According to the Yolo County Elections Office:

    Polling place assignments change and are not final until approximately one month before an election. Consolidated precinct numbers change with each election.

  3. Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald

    If you need to find your polling place you may log on to the following link:

    According to the Yolo County Elections Office:

    Polling place assignments change and are not final until approximately one month before an election. Consolidated precinct numbers change with each election.

  4. Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald

    If you need to find your polling place you may log on to the following link:

    According to the Yolo County Elections Office:

    Polling place assignments change and are not final until approximately one month before an election. Consolidated precinct numbers change with each election.

  5. Don the Dragon Lover

    Good morning, Vanguard Readers! Yes, today is election day in Davis. Vote early, vote often….The issues are clear, the candidates have made their positions well known to all interested enough to find out. It is up to the voters now to help chart the direction of our schools. Do we want board members who care about the future of Valley Oak School? Do we want board members interested in serving the Davis community and not posturing in the pipeline for higher office? And do we want board members who have used Davis contributors for this local office and not massive funds from out of town special interests? You decide! I can’t wait for the polls to open to vote for Joe Spector and Bob Schelen.

  6. Don the Dragon Lover

    Good morning, Vanguard Readers! Yes, today is election day in Davis. Vote early, vote often….The issues are clear, the candidates have made their positions well known to all interested enough to find out. It is up to the voters now to help chart the direction of our schools. Do we want board members who care about the future of Valley Oak School? Do we want board members interested in serving the Davis community and not posturing in the pipeline for higher office? And do we want board members who have used Davis contributors for this local office and not massive funds from out of town special interests? You decide! I can’t wait for the polls to open to vote for Joe Spector and Bob Schelen.

  7. Don the Dragon Lover

    Good morning, Vanguard Readers! Yes, today is election day in Davis. Vote early, vote often….The issues are clear, the candidates have made their positions well known to all interested enough to find out. It is up to the voters now to help chart the direction of our schools. Do we want board members who care about the future of Valley Oak School? Do we want board members interested in serving the Davis community and not posturing in the pipeline for higher office? And do we want board members who have used Davis contributors for this local office and not massive funds from out of town special interests? You decide! I can’t wait for the polls to open to vote for Joe Spector and Bob Schelen.

  8. Don the Dragon Lover

    Good morning, Vanguard Readers! Yes, today is election day in Davis. Vote early, vote often….The issues are clear, the candidates have made their positions well known to all interested enough to find out. It is up to the voters now to help chart the direction of our schools. Do we want board members who care about the future of Valley Oak School? Do we want board members interested in serving the Davis community and not posturing in the pipeline for higher office? And do we want board members who have used Davis contributors for this local office and not massive funds from out of town special interests? You decide! I can’t wait for the polls to open to vote for Joe Spector and Bob Schelen.

  9. for all the kids

    DPD said:
    “…a lot has been made of Richard Harris and the amount of money he has raised–I’m kind of wondering exactly what he spent it on.”

    Harris’ glossy mailers, designed, printed, labelled and mailed costs in the neighborhood of $5-6,000 apiece. Harris outmailed Schelen and Spector by about 4:1. The common wisdom has been that Davis school board elections are won by mailers and lawn signs. We will see if those who vote today have paid more attention to the candidates and issues this time.
    Of course, Harris may also have put some of these outside- of-Davis contributions into his future camapign war-chest for his City Council campaign if he makes it today to the first rung of Davis political ladder.

  10. for all the kids

    DPD said:
    “…a lot has been made of Richard Harris and the amount of money he has raised–I’m kind of wondering exactly what he spent it on.”

    Harris’ glossy mailers, designed, printed, labelled and mailed costs in the neighborhood of $5-6,000 apiece. Harris outmailed Schelen and Spector by about 4:1. The common wisdom has been that Davis school board elections are won by mailers and lawn signs. We will see if those who vote today have paid more attention to the candidates and issues this time.
    Of course, Harris may also have put some of these outside- of-Davis contributions into his future camapign war-chest for his City Council campaign if he makes it today to the first rung of Davis political ladder.

  11. for all the kids

    DPD said:
    “…a lot has been made of Richard Harris and the amount of money he has raised–I’m kind of wondering exactly what he spent it on.”

    Harris’ glossy mailers, designed, printed, labelled and mailed costs in the neighborhood of $5-6,000 apiece. Harris outmailed Schelen and Spector by about 4:1. The common wisdom has been that Davis school board elections are won by mailers and lawn signs. We will see if those who vote today have paid more attention to the candidates and issues this time.
    Of course, Harris may also have put some of these outside- of-Davis contributions into his future camapign war-chest for his City Council campaign if he makes it today to the first rung of Davis political ladder.

  12. for all the kids

    DPD said:
    “…a lot has been made of Richard Harris and the amount of money he has raised–I’m kind of wondering exactly what he spent it on.”

    Harris’ glossy mailers, designed, printed, labelled and mailed costs in the neighborhood of $5-6,000 apiece. Harris outmailed Schelen and Spector by about 4:1. The common wisdom has been that Davis school board elections are won by mailers and lawn signs. We will see if those who vote today have paid more attention to the candidates and issues this time.
    Of course, Harris may also have put some of these outside- of-Davis contributions into his future camapign war-chest for his City Council campaign if he makes it today to the first rung of Davis political ladder.

  13. 無名 - wu ming

    hey admins, i think cecilia forgot to end her link. not sure if it’s possible to fix it w/o deletion, but every click on the page sends you to freddie oakley’s site. FYI

  14. 無名 - wu ming

    hey admins, i think cecilia forgot to end her link. not sure if it’s possible to fix it w/o deletion, but every click on the page sends you to freddie oakley’s site. FYI

  15. 無名 - wu ming

    hey admins, i think cecilia forgot to end her link. not sure if it’s possible to fix it w/o deletion, but every click on the page sends you to freddie oakley’s site. FYI

  16. 無名 - wu ming

    hey admins, i think cecilia forgot to end her link. not sure if it’s possible to fix it w/o deletion, but every click on the page sends you to freddie oakley’s site. FYI

  17. Richard Whitmore

    Thanks for the kind words. Although I have been reading blogs periodically since they first started appearing some years ago, this was my first experience with one directly related to my work. While I don’t agree with everything that’s written here, I appreciate the open forum and your efforts to bring attention to school related issues. Best of luck to you and the blog.

    Richard Whitmore

  18. Richard Whitmore

    Thanks for the kind words. Although I have been reading blogs periodically since they first started appearing some years ago, this was my first experience with one directly related to my work. While I don’t agree with everything that’s written here, I appreciate the open forum and your efforts to bring attention to school related issues. Best of luck to you and the blog.

    Richard Whitmore

  19. Richard Whitmore

    Thanks for the kind words. Although I have been reading blogs periodically since they first started appearing some years ago, this was my first experience with one directly related to my work. While I don’t agree with everything that’s written here, I appreciate the open forum and your efforts to bring attention to school related issues. Best of luck to you and the blog.

    Richard Whitmore

  20. Richard Whitmore

    Thanks for the kind words. Although I have been reading blogs periodically since they first started appearing some years ago, this was my first experience with one directly related to my work. While I don’t agree with everything that’s written here, I appreciate the open forum and your efforts to bring attention to school related issues. Best of luck to you and the blog.

    Richard Whitmore

  21. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, i appear to have inadvertantly fixed it.

    what i meant by “every click” was that whenever i clicked anywhere on the page (for example in the comment box) cecilia’s unclosed link html that turned all the text blue above my post would interpret that click as wanting to go to the the elections site.

    no worries, it seems to be limited to the first three posts now. html is mysterious stuff.

  22. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, i appear to have inadvertantly fixed it.

    what i meant by “every click” was that whenever i clicked anywhere on the page (for example in the comment box) cecilia’s unclosed link html that turned all the text blue above my post would interpret that click as wanting to go to the the elections site.

    no worries, it seems to be limited to the first three posts now. html is mysterious stuff.

  23. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, i appear to have inadvertantly fixed it.

    what i meant by “every click” was that whenever i clicked anywhere on the page (for example in the comment box) cecilia’s unclosed link html that turned all the text blue above my post would interpret that click as wanting to go to the the elections site.

    no worries, it seems to be limited to the first three posts now. html is mysterious stuff.

  24. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, i appear to have inadvertantly fixed it.

    what i meant by “every click” was that whenever i clicked anywhere on the page (for example in the comment box) cecilia’s unclosed link html that turned all the text blue above my post would interpret that click as wanting to go to the the elections site.

    no worries, it seems to be limited to the first three posts now. html is mysterious stuff.

  25. Rich Rifkin

    “I noticed that the Final EIR has come down on the Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House restoration and relocation project. The city staff is going to recommend the pursuit of Alternative 3–disassembling, reassembling, and then rehabilitating the Tank House while at the same time constructing a new two-story building between the Mansion and the Varsity Theatre.”

    David,

    I learned something interesting at last night’s HRMC meeting, where we unanimously certified the EIR on Mishka’s: Sinise Novakovic is no longer advocating for approval of the “proposed project.” That is, he has withdrawn his support for the 3-story building, housing Mishka’s on the ground floor and two stories of office space above. He now favors Alternative 3, the 2-story proposal with greater setbacks and with the reconstruction of the tankhouse on the West side of the mansion.

    While our commission rejected that Alternative on a 3-1 vote (Costanza opposed; 2 commissioners absent and 1 recused), it is far less bad than the original “proposed project.”

    Also, Richard Berteaux, who left the HRMC over conflicts related to this EIR, explained his Alternative 5 proposal. A-5 would reconstruct the tankhouse, but move it slightly closer to the street, where it would be more visible and slightly closer to the mansion. Along the Varsity wall, Richard proposes an enclosed glass structure for all-weather seating for 50 people. There would be a glass breezeway connecting the side structure to the tankhouse, which would be used for food service and preparation. And there would be seating in the plaza for around 50 people.

    Before last night, I hadn’t thought Berteaux’s idea was very good. In the drawings I had seen, it looked overly modern and (frankly) ugly to me. It seemed to detract from the elegance of the Victorian mansion. However, Berteaux produced some excellent graphics, showing just what his idea would look like. And I must say, he changed my mind. (Richard is an uncommonly talented architect in my opinion.)

    After the presentations, I asked Sinise a few questions. It was my question about his thoughts on the 2-story proposal which brought out the news that he now favors A-3 over the proposed project. I then asked him how he felt about Richard’s “greenhouse” idea. Sinise said that it wouldn’t work for him, because it has too little space for food preparation and storage.

    However, I think the problems Sinise pointed out are resolvable. Because Richard is moving the tankhouse north somewhat, there is plenty of unused space on the property south of the tankhouse, which could be used for a larger food prep space and storage. I imagine it could connect with the tankhouse by yet another glass breezeway.

    Sinise also told me that he didn’t think my idea — to use the mansion as a restaurant with outdoor seating on the plaza — was workable, the big problem being the way it is off the street and without front-window exposure. He thinks the mansion might work for a high-end restaurant, but only one with an established clientele.

  26. Rich Rifkin

    “I noticed that the Final EIR has come down on the Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House restoration and relocation project. The city staff is going to recommend the pursuit of Alternative 3–disassembling, reassembling, and then rehabilitating the Tank House while at the same time constructing a new two-story building between the Mansion and the Varsity Theatre.”

    David,

    I learned something interesting at last night’s HRMC meeting, where we unanimously certified the EIR on Mishka’s: Sinise Novakovic is no longer advocating for approval of the “proposed project.” That is, he has withdrawn his support for the 3-story building, housing Mishka’s on the ground floor and two stories of office space above. He now favors Alternative 3, the 2-story proposal with greater setbacks and with the reconstruction of the tankhouse on the West side of the mansion.

    While our commission rejected that Alternative on a 3-1 vote (Costanza opposed; 2 commissioners absent and 1 recused), it is far less bad than the original “proposed project.”

    Also, Richard Berteaux, who left the HRMC over conflicts related to this EIR, explained his Alternative 5 proposal. A-5 would reconstruct the tankhouse, but move it slightly closer to the street, where it would be more visible and slightly closer to the mansion. Along the Varsity wall, Richard proposes an enclosed glass structure for all-weather seating for 50 people. There would be a glass breezeway connecting the side structure to the tankhouse, which would be used for food service and preparation. And there would be seating in the plaza for around 50 people.

    Before last night, I hadn’t thought Berteaux’s idea was very good. In the drawings I had seen, it looked overly modern and (frankly) ugly to me. It seemed to detract from the elegance of the Victorian mansion. However, Berteaux produced some excellent graphics, showing just what his idea would look like. And I must say, he changed my mind. (Richard is an uncommonly talented architect in my opinion.)

    After the presentations, I asked Sinise a few questions. It was my question about his thoughts on the 2-story proposal which brought out the news that he now favors A-3 over the proposed project. I then asked him how he felt about Richard’s “greenhouse” idea. Sinise said that it wouldn’t work for him, because it has too little space for food preparation and storage.

    However, I think the problems Sinise pointed out are resolvable. Because Richard is moving the tankhouse north somewhat, there is plenty of unused space on the property south of the tankhouse, which could be used for a larger food prep space and storage. I imagine it could connect with the tankhouse by yet another glass breezeway.

    Sinise also told me that he didn’t think my idea — to use the mansion as a restaurant with outdoor seating on the plaza — was workable, the big problem being the way it is off the street and without front-window exposure. He thinks the mansion might work for a high-end restaurant, but only one with an established clientele.

  27. Rich Rifkin

    “I noticed that the Final EIR has come down on the Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House restoration and relocation project. The city staff is going to recommend the pursuit of Alternative 3–disassembling, reassembling, and then rehabilitating the Tank House while at the same time constructing a new two-story building between the Mansion and the Varsity Theatre.”

    David,

    I learned something interesting at last night’s HRMC meeting, where we unanimously certified the EIR on Mishka’s: Sinise Novakovic is no longer advocating for approval of the “proposed project.” That is, he has withdrawn his support for the 3-story building, housing Mishka’s on the ground floor and two stories of office space above. He now favors Alternative 3, the 2-story proposal with greater setbacks and with the reconstruction of the tankhouse on the West side of the mansion.

    While our commission rejected that Alternative on a 3-1 vote (Costanza opposed; 2 commissioners absent and 1 recused), it is far less bad than the original “proposed project.”

    Also, Richard Berteaux, who left the HRMC over conflicts related to this EIR, explained his Alternative 5 proposal. A-5 would reconstruct the tankhouse, but move it slightly closer to the street, where it would be more visible and slightly closer to the mansion. Along the Varsity wall, Richard proposes an enclosed glass structure for all-weather seating for 50 people. There would be a glass breezeway connecting the side structure to the tankhouse, which would be used for food service and preparation. And there would be seating in the plaza for around 50 people.

    Before last night, I hadn’t thought Berteaux’s idea was very good. In the drawings I had seen, it looked overly modern and (frankly) ugly to me. It seemed to detract from the elegance of the Victorian mansion. However, Berteaux produced some excellent graphics, showing just what his idea would look like. And I must say, he changed my mind. (Richard is an uncommonly talented architect in my opinion.)

    After the presentations, I asked Sinise a few questions. It was my question about his thoughts on the 2-story proposal which brought out the news that he now favors A-3 over the proposed project. I then asked him how he felt about Richard’s “greenhouse” idea. Sinise said that it wouldn’t work for him, because it has too little space for food preparation and storage.

    However, I think the problems Sinise pointed out are resolvable. Because Richard is moving the tankhouse north somewhat, there is plenty of unused space on the property south of the tankhouse, which could be used for a larger food prep space and storage. I imagine it could connect with the tankhouse by yet another glass breezeway.

    Sinise also told me that he didn’t think my idea — to use the mansion as a restaurant with outdoor seating on the plaza — was workable, the big problem being the way it is off the street and without front-window exposure. He thinks the mansion might work for a high-end restaurant, but only one with an established clientele.

  28. Rich Rifkin

    “I noticed that the Final EIR has come down on the Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House restoration and relocation project. The city staff is going to recommend the pursuit of Alternative 3–disassembling, reassembling, and then rehabilitating the Tank House while at the same time constructing a new two-story building between the Mansion and the Varsity Theatre.”

    David,

    I learned something interesting at last night’s HRMC meeting, where we unanimously certified the EIR on Mishka’s: Sinise Novakovic is no longer advocating for approval of the “proposed project.” That is, he has withdrawn his support for the 3-story building, housing Mishka’s on the ground floor and two stories of office space above. He now favors Alternative 3, the 2-story proposal with greater setbacks and with the reconstruction of the tankhouse on the West side of the mansion.

    While our commission rejected that Alternative on a 3-1 vote (Costanza opposed; 2 commissioners absent and 1 recused), it is far less bad than the original “proposed project.”

    Also, Richard Berteaux, who left the HRMC over conflicts related to this EIR, explained his Alternative 5 proposal. A-5 would reconstruct the tankhouse, but move it slightly closer to the street, where it would be more visible and slightly closer to the mansion. Along the Varsity wall, Richard proposes an enclosed glass structure for all-weather seating for 50 people. There would be a glass breezeway connecting the side structure to the tankhouse, which would be used for food service and preparation. And there would be seating in the plaza for around 50 people.

    Before last night, I hadn’t thought Berteaux’s idea was very good. In the drawings I had seen, it looked overly modern and (frankly) ugly to me. It seemed to detract from the elegance of the Victorian mansion. However, Berteaux produced some excellent graphics, showing just what his idea would look like. And I must say, he changed my mind. (Richard is an uncommonly talented architect in my opinion.)

    After the presentations, I asked Sinise a few questions. It was my question about his thoughts on the 2-story proposal which brought out the news that he now favors A-3 over the proposed project. I then asked him how he felt about Richard’s “greenhouse” idea. Sinise said that it wouldn’t work for him, because it has too little space for food preparation and storage.

    However, I think the problems Sinise pointed out are resolvable. Because Richard is moving the tankhouse north somewhat, there is plenty of unused space on the property south of the tankhouse, which could be used for a larger food prep space and storage. I imagine it could connect with the tankhouse by yet another glass breezeway.

    Sinise also told me that he didn’t think my idea — to use the mansion as a restaurant with outdoor seating on the plaza — was workable, the big problem being the way it is off the street and without front-window exposure. He thinks the mansion might work for a high-end restaurant, but only one with an established clientele.

  29. 無名 - wu ming

    thanks for the information, rich. i wholeheartedly agree that using the mansion for a restaurant and the plaza for outdoor seating would be an ideal setup, and i do not think that it would suffer for lack of shopwindow frontage, if (and it’s a big if) the food is good, the price is affordable, and the service is reasonably swift (ie. not the interminable 4 hour kabul experience).

    word of good restaurants gets around town fast – witness the always-packed zen toro, which is virtually invisible from the street – but even an ideally-located mediocre restaurant will have trouble making a buck.

    mostly, i want the buzz than an outdoor cafe lends that corner of downtown, and a place to sit and sip coffee or a beer with friends while the delta breeze blows overhead on those summer nights. it’s a crime to have left that spot empty for so long.

    is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.

  30. 無名 - wu ming

    thanks for the information, rich. i wholeheartedly agree that using the mansion for a restaurant and the plaza for outdoor seating would be an ideal setup, and i do not think that it would suffer for lack of shopwindow frontage, if (and it’s a big if) the food is good, the price is affordable, and the service is reasonably swift (ie. not the interminable 4 hour kabul experience).

    word of good restaurants gets around town fast – witness the always-packed zen toro, which is virtually invisible from the street – but even an ideally-located mediocre restaurant will have trouble making a buck.

    mostly, i want the buzz than an outdoor cafe lends that corner of downtown, and a place to sit and sip coffee or a beer with friends while the delta breeze blows overhead on those summer nights. it’s a crime to have left that spot empty for so long.

    is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.

  31. 無名 - wu ming

    thanks for the information, rich. i wholeheartedly agree that using the mansion for a restaurant and the plaza for outdoor seating would be an ideal setup, and i do not think that it would suffer for lack of shopwindow frontage, if (and it’s a big if) the food is good, the price is affordable, and the service is reasonably swift (ie. not the interminable 4 hour kabul experience).

    word of good restaurants gets around town fast – witness the always-packed zen toro, which is virtually invisible from the street – but even an ideally-located mediocre restaurant will have trouble making a buck.

    mostly, i want the buzz than an outdoor cafe lends that corner of downtown, and a place to sit and sip coffee or a beer with friends while the delta breeze blows overhead on those summer nights. it’s a crime to have left that spot empty for so long.

    is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.

  32. 無名 - wu ming

    thanks for the information, rich. i wholeheartedly agree that using the mansion for a restaurant and the plaza for outdoor seating would be an ideal setup, and i do not think that it would suffer for lack of shopwindow frontage, if (and it’s a big if) the food is good, the price is affordable, and the service is reasonably swift (ie. not the interminable 4 hour kabul experience).

    word of good restaurants gets around town fast – witness the always-packed zen toro, which is virtually invisible from the street – but even an ideally-located mediocre restaurant will have trouble making a buck.

    mostly, i want the buzz than an outdoor cafe lends that corner of downtown, and a place to sit and sip coffee or a beer with friends while the delta breeze blows overhead on those summer nights. it’s a crime to have left that spot empty for so long.

    is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.

  33. Former Teacher

    DPD, thanks for the opportunity for us retired teachers to learn these whippersnapper youngun’s educating kids today a thing or two!

    All kidding aside, as a former (and very passionate about education) teacher I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to float out some solid suggestions on classroom technique that has worked for me in the past. I perceived from readers an appreciation for a common sense approach. I think everyone is thirsting for just that – some common sense in the educational arena.

    Whatever your vote is on Measure Q, whoever you vote for to place in the vacant seats of the School Board, your vote counted more than for any other election. What happens in our schools is going to shape our destiny as a city, as a nation. Our children are our future.

    Clearly the Valley Oak debacle has sent a clear message to school administrators and school board alike that it cannot continue to be “business as usual”. Citizens will not tolerate it anymore. Davisites are willing to put their money where their mouth is and take a chance on forming their own schools if necessary, to improve the educational experience for all our children.

    DPD, bless you for covering the issue of our schools so thoroughly in your blog. I have learned so much about the political process, and admire many who have written in about the more technical aspects of how our fiscal and political system works to fund services. The more we know as citizens, in regard to how our taxpayer dollars work for us, the better informed decisions we will make.

    If you have not voted – drop what you are doing and head to the nearest voting poll. IT IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY TO VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION – FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF LIVING IN SUCH A GREAT COUNTRY THAT ALLOWS FOR DIVERSE OPINION TO CO-EXIST SIDE BY SIDE.

    Special appreciation to DPD for having the courage to speak his mind in a way that means he leads with his chin – which unfortunately may get smacked on occasion for whatever reason. It takes a lot of courage to be willing to express opinions unreservedly, and accept whatever criticism comes your way. Keep up the good work!

  34. Former Teacher

    DPD, thanks for the opportunity for us retired teachers to learn these whippersnapper youngun’s educating kids today a thing or two!

    All kidding aside, as a former (and very passionate about education) teacher I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to float out some solid suggestions on classroom technique that has worked for me in the past. I perceived from readers an appreciation for a common sense approach. I think everyone is thirsting for just that – some common sense in the educational arena.

    Whatever your vote is on Measure Q, whoever you vote for to place in the vacant seats of the School Board, your vote counted more than for any other election. What happens in our schools is going to shape our destiny as a city, as a nation. Our children are our future.

    Clearly the Valley Oak debacle has sent a clear message to school administrators and school board alike that it cannot continue to be “business as usual”. Citizens will not tolerate it anymore. Davisites are willing to put their money where their mouth is and take a chance on forming their own schools if necessary, to improve the educational experience for all our children.

    DPD, bless you for covering the issue of our schools so thoroughly in your blog. I have learned so much about the political process, and admire many who have written in about the more technical aspects of how our fiscal and political system works to fund services. The more we know as citizens, in regard to how our taxpayer dollars work for us, the better informed decisions we will make.

    If you have not voted – drop what you are doing and head to the nearest voting poll. IT IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY TO VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION – FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF LIVING IN SUCH A GREAT COUNTRY THAT ALLOWS FOR DIVERSE OPINION TO CO-EXIST SIDE BY SIDE.

    Special appreciation to DPD for having the courage to speak his mind in a way that means he leads with his chin – which unfortunately may get smacked on occasion for whatever reason. It takes a lot of courage to be willing to express opinions unreservedly, and accept whatever criticism comes your way. Keep up the good work!

  35. Former Teacher

    DPD, thanks for the opportunity for us retired teachers to learn these whippersnapper youngun’s educating kids today a thing or two!

    All kidding aside, as a former (and very passionate about education) teacher I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to float out some solid suggestions on classroom technique that has worked for me in the past. I perceived from readers an appreciation for a common sense approach. I think everyone is thirsting for just that – some common sense in the educational arena.

    Whatever your vote is on Measure Q, whoever you vote for to place in the vacant seats of the School Board, your vote counted more than for any other election. What happens in our schools is going to shape our destiny as a city, as a nation. Our children are our future.

    Clearly the Valley Oak debacle has sent a clear message to school administrators and school board alike that it cannot continue to be “business as usual”. Citizens will not tolerate it anymore. Davisites are willing to put their money where their mouth is and take a chance on forming their own schools if necessary, to improve the educational experience for all our children.

    DPD, bless you for covering the issue of our schools so thoroughly in your blog. I have learned so much about the political process, and admire many who have written in about the more technical aspects of how our fiscal and political system works to fund services. The more we know as citizens, in regard to how our taxpayer dollars work for us, the better informed decisions we will make.

    If you have not voted – drop what you are doing and head to the nearest voting poll. IT IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY TO VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION – FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF LIVING IN SUCH A GREAT COUNTRY THAT ALLOWS FOR DIVERSE OPINION TO CO-EXIST SIDE BY SIDE.

    Special appreciation to DPD for having the courage to speak his mind in a way that means he leads with his chin – which unfortunately may get smacked on occasion for whatever reason. It takes a lot of courage to be willing to express opinions unreservedly, and accept whatever criticism comes your way. Keep up the good work!

  36. Former Teacher

    DPD, thanks for the opportunity for us retired teachers to learn these whippersnapper youngun’s educating kids today a thing or two!

    All kidding aside, as a former (and very passionate about education) teacher I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to float out some solid suggestions on classroom technique that has worked for me in the past. I perceived from readers an appreciation for a common sense approach. I think everyone is thirsting for just that – some common sense in the educational arena.

    Whatever your vote is on Measure Q, whoever you vote for to place in the vacant seats of the School Board, your vote counted more than for any other election. What happens in our schools is going to shape our destiny as a city, as a nation. Our children are our future.

    Clearly the Valley Oak debacle has sent a clear message to school administrators and school board alike that it cannot continue to be “business as usual”. Citizens will not tolerate it anymore. Davisites are willing to put their money where their mouth is and take a chance on forming their own schools if necessary, to improve the educational experience for all our children.

    DPD, bless you for covering the issue of our schools so thoroughly in your blog. I have learned so much about the political process, and admire many who have written in about the more technical aspects of how our fiscal and political system works to fund services. The more we know as citizens, in regard to how our taxpayer dollars work for us, the better informed decisions we will make.

    If you have not voted – drop what you are doing and head to the nearest voting poll. IT IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY TO VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION – FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF LIVING IN SUCH A GREAT COUNTRY THAT ALLOWS FOR DIVERSE OPINION TO CO-EXIST SIDE BY SIDE.

    Special appreciation to DPD for having the courage to speak his mind in a way that means he leads with his chin – which unfortunately may get smacked on occasion for whatever reason. It takes a lot of courage to be willing to express opinions unreservedly, and accept whatever criticism comes your way. Keep up the good work!

  37. Rich Rifkin

    “is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.”

    Wu Ming,

    I emailed a copy of one of the graphics of Alternative 5 to David G. I assume at some point he’ll put it up on Vanguard. Richard Berteaux produced around 6 CAD graphics of his proposal. If David gets ahold of Berteaux, maybe he will make all the pictures available.

    In the EIR there are quite good pictures and simulations of the various proposals, including what it would look like to have the tankhouse on the west side of the mansion. (I think I was the only member of the HRMC whose preference is to relocate the tankhouse to the west side. My feeling is that, while it suffers from some false historicity there, it would be far more visible to the public and hence more appreciated and perhaps more used.)

    If you want to see the EIR, you can look at a copy at the city offices on Russell Blvd. Because it costs a lot of money to produce the 3-inch thick EIRs, you would have to pay a boatload to purchase one. I suppose the city has them for sale.

  38. Rich Rifkin

    “is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.”

    Wu Ming,

    I emailed a copy of one of the graphics of Alternative 5 to David G. I assume at some point he’ll put it up on Vanguard. Richard Berteaux produced around 6 CAD graphics of his proposal. If David gets ahold of Berteaux, maybe he will make all the pictures available.

    In the EIR there are quite good pictures and simulations of the various proposals, including what it would look like to have the tankhouse on the west side of the mansion. (I think I was the only member of the HRMC whose preference is to relocate the tankhouse to the west side. My feeling is that, while it suffers from some false historicity there, it would be far more visible to the public and hence more appreciated and perhaps more used.)

    If you want to see the EIR, you can look at a copy at the city offices on Russell Blvd. Because it costs a lot of money to produce the 3-inch thick EIRs, you would have to pay a boatload to purchase one. I suppose the city has them for sale.

  39. Rich Rifkin

    “is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.”

    Wu Ming,

    I emailed a copy of one of the graphics of Alternative 5 to David G. I assume at some point he’ll put it up on Vanguard. Richard Berteaux produced around 6 CAD graphics of his proposal. If David gets ahold of Berteaux, maybe he will make all the pictures available.

    In the EIR there are quite good pictures and simulations of the various proposals, including what it would look like to have the tankhouse on the west side of the mansion. (I think I was the only member of the HRMC whose preference is to relocate the tankhouse to the west side. My feeling is that, while it suffers from some false historicity there, it would be far more visible to the public and hence more appreciated and perhaps more used.)

    If you want to see the EIR, you can look at a copy at the city offices on Russell Blvd. Because it costs a lot of money to produce the 3-inch thick EIRs, you would have to pay a boatload to purchase one. I suppose the city has them for sale.

  40. Rich Rifkin

    “is there a link to illustrations of these options? it would help in trying to conceive of what the various alternatives would look like.”

    Wu Ming,

    I emailed a copy of one of the graphics of Alternative 5 to David G. I assume at some point he’ll put it up on Vanguard. Richard Berteaux produced around 6 CAD graphics of his proposal. If David gets ahold of Berteaux, maybe he will make all the pictures available.

    In the EIR there are quite good pictures and simulations of the various proposals, including what it would look like to have the tankhouse on the west side of the mansion. (I think I was the only member of the HRMC whose preference is to relocate the tankhouse to the west side. My feeling is that, while it suffers from some false historicity there, it would be far more visible to the public and hence more appreciated and perhaps more used.)

    If you want to see the EIR, you can look at a copy at the city offices on Russell Blvd. Because it costs a lot of money to produce the 3-inch thick EIRs, you would have to pay a boatload to purchase one. I suppose the city has them for sale.

  41. Anonymous

    I am a mother who has several children in Davis schools. I had an injury and is currently disable. One of my children has lost hearing and needs to see doctors in Davis as well as Sacramento fo rhis hearing aides and other personal needs. I am a lovely hard working mother but has become limited. I just transfer to the university to get a B.S in criminal justice. While doing so I needed to be accommodated. The school was wonderful. I was able to park in the back of the school to be able to drop my children off before I went to school.At my university they have a cart that pick me up at a certain time to drive me to my classes. I drove in the back of the school around 7:30am and pick up my children at 5:30pm or sometimes 6:00pm. School prohibts children on campus before 8:10am without a parent.I would see this white woman who lives across walk her dog in the back of the school letting her dog boo-boo and run around on no collar. Remind you this is where my children and alot of your children play area is.This lady started closing the gate behind me so I would have to have my son to come out and open the gate so I could could leave to go to school. So one morning I asked her why do she keeping closing and locking the gate behind me and she said because you should not be back here. I told her that I was disable and my disable plate hangs on my mirror so she seen it. Then she asked me what was wrong with me and I told her I didn’t feel comfortable telling her.She kept asking me the same question about four times. Then I went to the principle to inform her of what she was doing. I then went to the Davis Police Department and wrote what happen on paper. When I seen her again I informed her that I told the police what she was doing to me. She stop for several weeks.

    Then one morning when I arrive there the gate was locked. I saw the maintence man and he said that he had just unlock the gate at 6:00am and noqw at 7:30am it is locked. She had taken a nail and a nut and tighten it up. I was terrified because if there was a 911 called needed how was they going to get to our children in time. That was the last straw and at that time I knew something was wrong with her. I called the Davis police and he told me he would meet me up there the next morning at 7:30pm I told him thank you. All I wanted was for her to stop bothering me.

    It was 7:30am the next morning when we meet as soon as I got close to him and rolled down my window he said are you ….. I said yes and then he went off on me telling me how I was goimg against the rules. I asked him did I not just call you so you could come help me. He took the white woman side and then we both starting talking about the laws. Remind you the police did not go ask th eprinciple did she give me the o.k to be there and the police did not go talk to the white woman. I called the police department while he was still talking and ask them could they send another police outan dthey informed me that one was already there. I told dispatch that he was now the problem along with the woman. I left the police tehre an dwent to talk to his sergean. He admitted that the office later talked to the prinicple and she told him that she gave promission for me to be there and that I could park there. Three hours later I received a call from from the principle telling me that I could no longer park there. If the police would have asked the principle before going off on me he would have known the true and then he could have went over to the lady house and told her to stop because I allowed to be there. Because the police approached this sitution badly in front of parents and children I can not park there. What is happening to our police today. Race is a big factor in this case because if I being a black woman would have done what she done to me I would have been arrested in front of my children and they would have called someone to come get my children.

  42. Anonymous

    I am a mother who has several children in Davis schools. I had an injury and is currently disable. One of my children has lost hearing and needs to see doctors in Davis as well as Sacramento fo rhis hearing aides and other personal needs. I am a lovely hard working mother but has become limited. I just transfer to the university to get a B.S in criminal justice. While doing so I needed to be accommodated. The school was wonderful. I was able to park in the back of the school to be able to drop my children off before I went to school.At my university they have a cart that pick me up at a certain time to drive me to my classes. I drove in the back of the school around 7:30am and pick up my children at 5:30pm or sometimes 6:00pm. School prohibts children on campus before 8:10am without a parent.I would see this white woman who lives across walk her dog in the back of the school letting her dog boo-boo and run around on no collar. Remind you this is where my children and alot of your children play area is.This lady started closing the gate behind me so I would have to have my son to come out and open the gate so I could could leave to go to school. So one morning I asked her why do she keeping closing and locking the gate behind me and she said because you should not be back here. I told her that I was disable and my disable plate hangs on my mirror so she seen it. Then she asked me what was wrong with me and I told her I didn’t feel comfortable telling her.She kept asking me the same question about four times. Then I went to the principle to inform her of what she was doing. I then went to the Davis Police Department and wrote what happen on paper. When I seen her again I informed her that I told the police what she was doing to me. She stop for several weeks.

    Then one morning when I arrive there the gate was locked. I saw the maintence man and he said that he had just unlock the gate at 6:00am and noqw at 7:30am it is locked. She had taken a nail and a nut and tighten it up. I was terrified because if there was a 911 called needed how was they going to get to our children in time. That was the last straw and at that time I knew something was wrong with her. I called the Davis police and he told me he would meet me up there the next morning at 7:30pm I told him thank you. All I wanted was for her to stop bothering me.

    It was 7:30am the next morning when we meet as soon as I got close to him and rolled down my window he said are you ….. I said yes and then he went off on me telling me how I was goimg against the rules. I asked him did I not just call you so you could come help me. He took the white woman side and then we both starting talking about the laws. Remind you the police did not go ask th eprinciple did she give me the o.k to be there and the police did not go talk to the white woman. I called the police department while he was still talking and ask them could they send another police outan dthey informed me that one was already there. I told dispatch that he was now the problem along with the woman. I left the police tehre an dwent to talk to his sergean. He admitted that the office later talked to the prinicple and she told him that she gave promission for me to be there and that I could park there. Three hours later I received a call from from the principle telling me that I could no longer park there. If the police would have asked the principle before going off on me he would have known the true and then he could have went over to the lady house and told her to stop because I allowed to be there. Because the police approached this sitution badly in front of parents and children I can not park there. What is happening to our police today. Race is a big factor in this case because if I being a black woman would have done what she done to me I would have been arrested in front of my children and they would have called someone to come get my children.

  43. Anonymous

    I am a mother who has several children in Davis schools. I had an injury and is currently disable. One of my children has lost hearing and needs to see doctors in Davis as well as Sacramento fo rhis hearing aides and other personal needs. I am a lovely hard working mother but has become limited. I just transfer to the university to get a B.S in criminal justice. While doing so I needed to be accommodated. The school was wonderful. I was able to park in the back of the school to be able to drop my children off before I went to school.At my university they have a cart that pick me up at a certain time to drive me to my classes. I drove in the back of the school around 7:30am and pick up my children at 5:30pm or sometimes 6:00pm. School prohibts children on campus before 8:10am without a parent.I would see this white woman who lives across walk her dog in the back of the school letting her dog boo-boo and run around on no collar. Remind you this is where my children and alot of your children play area is.This lady started closing the gate behind me so I would have to have my son to come out and open the gate so I could could leave to go to school. So one morning I asked her why do she keeping closing and locking the gate behind me and she said because you should not be back here. I told her that I was disable and my disable plate hangs on my mirror so she seen it. Then she asked me what was wrong with me and I told her I didn’t feel comfortable telling her.She kept asking me the same question about four times. Then I went to the principle to inform her of what she was doing. I then went to the Davis Police Department and wrote what happen on paper. When I seen her again I informed her that I told the police what she was doing to me. She stop for several weeks.

    Then one morning when I arrive there the gate was locked. I saw the maintence man and he said that he had just unlock the gate at 6:00am and noqw at 7:30am it is locked. She had taken a nail and a nut and tighten it up. I was terrified because if there was a 911 called needed how was they going to get to our children in time. That was the last straw and at that time I knew something was wrong with her. I called the Davis police and he told me he would meet me up there the next morning at 7:30pm I told him thank you. All I wanted was for her to stop bothering me.

    It was 7:30am the next morning when we meet as soon as I got close to him and rolled down my window he said are you ….. I said yes and then he went off on me telling me how I was goimg against the rules. I asked him did I not just call you so you could come help me. He took the white woman side and then we both starting talking about the laws. Remind you the police did not go ask th eprinciple did she give me the o.k to be there and the police did not go talk to the white woman. I called the police department while he was still talking and ask them could they send another police outan dthey informed me that one was already there. I told dispatch that he was now the problem along with the woman. I left the police tehre an dwent to talk to his sergean. He admitted that the office later talked to the prinicple and she told him that she gave promission for me to be there and that I could park there. Three hours later I received a call from from the principle telling me that I could no longer park there. If the police would have asked the principle before going off on me he would have known the true and then he could have went over to the lady house and told her to stop because I allowed to be there. Because the police approached this sitution badly in front of parents and children I can not park there. What is happening to our police today. Race is a big factor in this case because if I being a black woman would have done what she done to me I would have been arrested in front of my children and they would have called someone to come get my children.

  44. Anonymous

    I am a mother who has several children in Davis schools. I had an injury and is currently disable. One of my children has lost hearing and needs to see doctors in Davis as well as Sacramento fo rhis hearing aides and other personal needs. I am a lovely hard working mother but has become limited. I just transfer to the university to get a B.S in criminal justice. While doing so I needed to be accommodated. The school was wonderful. I was able to park in the back of the school to be able to drop my children off before I went to school.At my university they have a cart that pick me up at a certain time to drive me to my classes. I drove in the back of the school around 7:30am and pick up my children at 5:30pm or sometimes 6:00pm. School prohibts children on campus before 8:10am without a parent.I would see this white woman who lives across walk her dog in the back of the school letting her dog boo-boo and run around on no collar. Remind you this is where my children and alot of your children play area is.This lady started closing the gate behind me so I would have to have my son to come out and open the gate so I could could leave to go to school. So one morning I asked her why do she keeping closing and locking the gate behind me and she said because you should not be back here. I told her that I was disable and my disable plate hangs on my mirror so she seen it. Then she asked me what was wrong with me and I told her I didn’t feel comfortable telling her.She kept asking me the same question about four times. Then I went to the principle to inform her of what she was doing. I then went to the Davis Police Department and wrote what happen on paper. When I seen her again I informed her that I told the police what she was doing to me. She stop for several weeks.

    Then one morning when I arrive there the gate was locked. I saw the maintence man and he said that he had just unlock the gate at 6:00am and noqw at 7:30am it is locked. She had taken a nail and a nut and tighten it up. I was terrified because if there was a 911 called needed how was they going to get to our children in time. That was the last straw and at that time I knew something was wrong with her. I called the Davis police and he told me he would meet me up there the next morning at 7:30pm I told him thank you. All I wanted was for her to stop bothering me.

    It was 7:30am the next morning when we meet as soon as I got close to him and rolled down my window he said are you ….. I said yes and then he went off on me telling me how I was goimg against the rules. I asked him did I not just call you so you could come help me. He took the white woman side and then we both starting talking about the laws. Remind you the police did not go ask th eprinciple did she give me the o.k to be there and the police did not go talk to the white woman. I called the police department while he was still talking and ask them could they send another police outan dthey informed me that one was already there. I told dispatch that he was now the problem along with the woman. I left the police tehre an dwent to talk to his sergean. He admitted that the office later talked to the prinicple and she told him that she gave promission for me to be there and that I could park there. Three hours later I received a call from from the principle telling me that I could no longer park there. If the police would have asked the principle before going off on me he would have known the true and then he could have went over to the lady house and told her to stop because I allowed to be there. Because the police approached this sitution badly in front of parents and children I can not park there. What is happening to our police today. Race is a big factor in this case because if I being a black woman would have done what she done to me I would have been arrested in front of my children and they would have called someone to come get my children.

  45. Anonymous

    The Davis Police Department is out of control and no one seens to care. How could people in power sit back and watch the Davis police tear down families and lives. This has been a big problem for a long time and still a problem. How did this happen. Is this their way of forcing people out of Davis. Davis Police officers to be exposed for having such violent behavior. I will be filing a few more complaints this week and I tell others to stop taking the abuse and file complaints when you come into situations like me. Write tio th eDOJ about your problems because the Davis police is not going to do nothing but send you a letter that says “unfounded” then when you go to court because no matter what the DA is going to
    prosecute your case. Then when you get in front of the judge your paper work is going to be altered and you will be convicted. Call the DOJ and ask what should you do when a Yolo County is making up thie rown rules and is convicting people who should not be convicted. is going to help them convict you.Fight back!

  46. Anonymous

    The Davis Police Department is out of control and no one seens to care. How could people in power sit back and watch the Davis police tear down families and lives. This has been a big problem for a long time and still a problem. How did this happen. Is this their way of forcing people out of Davis. Davis Police officers to be exposed for having such violent behavior. I will be filing a few more complaints this week and I tell others to stop taking the abuse and file complaints when you come into situations like me. Write tio th eDOJ about your problems because the Davis police is not going to do nothing but send you a letter that says “unfounded” then when you go to court because no matter what the DA is going to
    prosecute your case. Then when you get in front of the judge your paper work is going to be altered and you will be convicted. Call the DOJ and ask what should you do when a Yolo County is making up thie rown rules and is convicting people who should not be convicted. is going to help them convict you.Fight back!

  47. Anonymous

    The Davis Police Department is out of control and no one seens to care. How could people in power sit back and watch the Davis police tear down families and lives. This has been a big problem for a long time and still a problem. How did this happen. Is this their way of forcing people out of Davis. Davis Police officers to be exposed for having such violent behavior. I will be filing a few more complaints this week and I tell others to stop taking the abuse and file complaints when you come into situations like me. Write tio th eDOJ about your problems because the Davis police is not going to do nothing but send you a letter that says “unfounded” then when you go to court because no matter what the DA is going to
    prosecute your case. Then when you get in front of the judge your paper work is going to be altered and you will be convicted. Call the DOJ and ask what should you do when a Yolo County is making up thie rown rules and is convicting people who should not be convicted. is going to help them convict you.Fight back!

  48. Anonymous

    The Davis Police Department is out of control and no one seens to care. How could people in power sit back and watch the Davis police tear down families and lives. This has been a big problem for a long time and still a problem. How did this happen. Is this their way of forcing people out of Davis. Davis Police officers to be exposed for having such violent behavior. I will be filing a few more complaints this week and I tell others to stop taking the abuse and file complaints when you come into situations like me. Write tio th eDOJ about your problems because the Davis police is not going to do nothing but send you a letter that says “unfounded” then when you go to court because no matter what the DA is going to
    prosecute your case. Then when you get in front of the judge your paper work is going to be altered and you will be convicted. Call the DOJ and ask what should you do when a Yolo County is making up thie rown rules and is convicting people who should not be convicted. is going to help them convict you.Fight back!

  49. Anonymous

    I agree this county has been convicting people who don’t have money to hire good defense and that it not cool. If it was your family memeber more people would get involved. What message is this sending our children.

  50. Anonymous

    I agree this county has been convicting people who don’t have money to hire good defense and that it not cool. If it was your family memeber more people would get involved. What message is this sending our children.

  51. Anonymous

    I agree this county has been convicting people who don’t have money to hire good defense and that it not cool. If it was your family memeber more people would get involved. What message is this sending our children.

  52. Anonymous

    I agree this county has been convicting people who don’t have money to hire good defense and that it not cool. If it was your family memeber more people would get involved. What message is this sending our children.

  53. Anonymous

    HOW CAN WE TRUST THE DAVIS POLICE WHEN THEY WON’T HELP YOU WHEN YOU CALL THEM. IT SEEM LIKE THE POLICE WANTED THAT MOTHER TO HIT THAT LADY SO SHE COULD BE ARRESTED. THAT IS NOT RIGHT NOR COOL. HOW DO THAT POLICE OFFICER LIVE WITH WHAT HE DID TO THAT DISABLE MOTHER WHO WAS ONLY TRYING TO DROP HER KIDS OFF SO SHE COULD GO TO SCHOOL.

  54. Anonymous

    HOW CAN WE TRUST THE DAVIS POLICE WHEN THEY WON’T HELP YOU WHEN YOU CALL THEM. IT SEEM LIKE THE POLICE WANTED THAT MOTHER TO HIT THAT LADY SO SHE COULD BE ARRESTED. THAT IS NOT RIGHT NOR COOL. HOW DO THAT POLICE OFFICER LIVE WITH WHAT HE DID TO THAT DISABLE MOTHER WHO WAS ONLY TRYING TO DROP HER KIDS OFF SO SHE COULD GO TO SCHOOL.

  55. Anonymous

    HOW CAN WE TRUST THE DAVIS POLICE WHEN THEY WON’T HELP YOU WHEN YOU CALL THEM. IT SEEM LIKE THE POLICE WANTED THAT MOTHER TO HIT THAT LADY SO SHE COULD BE ARRESTED. THAT IS NOT RIGHT NOR COOL. HOW DO THAT POLICE OFFICER LIVE WITH WHAT HE DID TO THAT DISABLE MOTHER WHO WAS ONLY TRYING TO DROP HER KIDS OFF SO SHE COULD GO TO SCHOOL.

  56. Anonymous

    HOW CAN WE TRUST THE DAVIS POLICE WHEN THEY WON’T HELP YOU WHEN YOU CALL THEM. IT SEEM LIKE THE POLICE WANTED THAT MOTHER TO HIT THAT LADY SO SHE COULD BE ARRESTED. THAT IS NOT RIGHT NOR COOL. HOW DO THAT POLICE OFFICER LIVE WITH WHAT HE DID TO THAT DISABLE MOTHER WHO WAS ONLY TRYING TO DROP HER KIDS OFF SO SHE COULD GO TO SCHOOL.

  57. Anonymous

    THAT WAS SCHOOL PROPERTY SO WHY WAS THAT WOMAN SO CONCERN ABOUT THAT LADY PARKING IN BACK OF THE SCHOOL.SHE SAID SHE PARKED BEFORE KIDS CAME TO SCHOOL AND SHE CAME WAY AFTER KIDS HAD LEFT SCHOOL. WHAT WAS THIS ABOUT AND WHY DIDN’T THAT COP GO ASK FOR THE INFO HE NEEDED AND THEN TELL THE WOMAN TO LEAVE THE LADY ALONE

  58. Anonymous

    THAT WAS SCHOOL PROPERTY SO WHY WAS THAT WOMAN SO CONCERN ABOUT THAT LADY PARKING IN BACK OF THE SCHOOL.SHE SAID SHE PARKED BEFORE KIDS CAME TO SCHOOL AND SHE CAME WAY AFTER KIDS HAD LEFT SCHOOL. WHAT WAS THIS ABOUT AND WHY DIDN’T THAT COP GO ASK FOR THE INFO HE NEEDED AND THEN TELL THE WOMAN TO LEAVE THE LADY ALONE

  59. Anonymous

    THAT WAS SCHOOL PROPERTY SO WHY WAS THAT WOMAN SO CONCERN ABOUT THAT LADY PARKING IN BACK OF THE SCHOOL.SHE SAID SHE PARKED BEFORE KIDS CAME TO SCHOOL AND SHE CAME WAY AFTER KIDS HAD LEFT SCHOOL. WHAT WAS THIS ABOUT AND WHY DIDN’T THAT COP GO ASK FOR THE INFO HE NEEDED AND THEN TELL THE WOMAN TO LEAVE THE LADY ALONE

  60. Anonymous

    THAT WAS SCHOOL PROPERTY SO WHY WAS THAT WOMAN SO CONCERN ABOUT THAT LADY PARKING IN BACK OF THE SCHOOL.SHE SAID SHE PARKED BEFORE KIDS CAME TO SCHOOL AND SHE CAME WAY AFTER KIDS HAD LEFT SCHOOL. WHAT WAS THIS ABOUT AND WHY DIDN’T THAT COP GO ASK FOR THE INFO HE NEEDED AND THEN TELL THE WOMAN TO LEAVE THE LADY ALONE

  61. Anonymous

    That poor lady must have been scared that morning she thought the cop was coming to ease her pain and he created a bigger problem for her which was very painful.

  62. Anonymous

    That poor lady must have been scared that morning she thought the cop was coming to ease her pain and he created a bigger problem for her which was very painful.

  63. Anonymous

    That poor lady must have been scared that morning she thought the cop was coming to ease her pain and he created a bigger problem for her which was very painful.

  64. Anonymous

    That poor lady must have been scared that morning she thought the cop was coming to ease her pain and he created a bigger problem for her which was very painful.

  65. Anonymous

    Today I was in court and I started to have an anxitey attack and ask the sheriff could he get me some water he said no. I got his attention again to show him my pill bottle and to tell him that I could not move. He still said no so I got my husband attention and he handed me some water so the attacks would stop. I pray in JESUS name for everyone in the criminal justice system who is hurting people that GOD let his will be done with them and for all of the authority people in charge you should repent (that mean to stop what you are doing and change from your wicked ways) then GOD will forgive you and give you another chance to get it right with him so you and your family can have a bless life. GOD is not pleased with the wicked people that is mistreating his people and the criminal justice system

  66. Anonymous

    Today I was in court and I started to have an anxitey attack and ask the sheriff could he get me some water he said no. I got his attention again to show him my pill bottle and to tell him that I could not move. He still said no so I got my husband attention and he handed me some water so the attacks would stop. I pray in JESUS name for everyone in the criminal justice system who is hurting people that GOD let his will be done with them and for all of the authority people in charge you should repent (that mean to stop what you are doing and change from your wicked ways) then GOD will forgive you and give you another chance to get it right with him so you and your family can have a bless life. GOD is not pleased with the wicked people that is mistreating his people and the criminal justice system

  67. Anonymous

    Today I was in court and I started to have an anxitey attack and ask the sheriff could he get me some water he said no. I got his attention again to show him my pill bottle and to tell him that I could not move. He still said no so I got my husband attention and he handed me some water so the attacks would stop. I pray in JESUS name for everyone in the criminal justice system who is hurting people that GOD let his will be done with them and for all of the authority people in charge you should repent (that mean to stop what you are doing and change from your wicked ways) then GOD will forgive you and give you another chance to get it right with him so you and your family can have a bless life. GOD is not pleased with the wicked people that is mistreating his people and the criminal justice system

  68. Anonymous

    Today I was in court and I started to have an anxitey attack and ask the sheriff could he get me some water he said no. I got his attention again to show him my pill bottle and to tell him that I could not move. He still said no so I got my husband attention and he handed me some water so the attacks would stop. I pray in JESUS name for everyone in the criminal justice system who is hurting people that GOD let his will be done with them and for all of the authority people in charge you should repent (that mean to stop what you are doing and change from your wicked ways) then GOD will forgive you and give you another chance to get it right with him so you and your family can have a bless life. GOD is not pleased with the wicked people that is mistreating his people and the criminal justice system

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