What if the Vanguard Stopped Running? And What You Can Do About It?

Sunflowers in June-16

In the last few months we have broken a number of critical stories and raised important public policy issues as well as housed a number of important local debates.

We have had exciting times moving into new office space and working towards new projects and innovations.

But all of this costs money.

One of the ways we can have month to month certainty is by expanding our base of recurring donors.  Don’t get me wrong – donations help greatly and if you prefer to send us a donation either by card (link) or mail (Davis Vanguard, PO Box 4715, Davis, CA 95617) – then please do.

But the advantage of a recurring monthly donation is that each month, we know our starting point for donations and that means when we factor in costs – our staff costs, software costs, equipment costs, server costs, and web maintenance – we can calculate how much we need to raise to pay our bills and obligations.

In the last month we have added to that base, but we are still far short of where we ultimately need to be.

So if you can help at a rate as low as $10 a month, the cost of newspaper subscription or a meal a modest priced restaurant – hit this link and make the commitment today.   Be sure to click the “recurring payment” button on the bottom right part of the form.

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Because if you believe that the Vanguard has value in our community, you want that value to continue.


David Greenwald


About The Author

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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  1. sisterhood

    If the Vanguard stopped running, Courtwatch would probably cease to exist. The only other news source in Davis is Davis Patch (is that still around? I don’t live in Davis any longer),local community gossip, and the Davis “Emptyprise”. My take on its motto is: “Arrested? Page 3. Not guilty? Not newsworthy.” The Emptyprise usually gets their crime/innocence news directly from law enforcement. In their defense, they have a small budget and perhaps only one “journalist” devoted to this subject. (However, I was recently pleased to see a tad more details in the Emptyprise for the O”Brien case than were printed for my own family’s wrongful accusation case.)

    Courtwatch helped my mental/emotional state tremendously. While going through a scary legal process with family members, I felt totally alone. None of my friends had ever encountered run ins with police other than positive interaction. My own family members are/were cops. No one seemed to understand. During this process, an acquaintance in Davis suggested I read the Vanguard. I discovered Courtwatch. It validated all of my lonely feelings.

    An easy way to contribute to the Vanguard is through PayPal. Do you have a small balance from a returned and credited item? Why not use it to pay David and all his hardworking staff?

    Thank you, David and staff. Your work is invaluable. I don’t think you’ll ever fully appreciate how much you helped me and my family. Bless you.

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