Recent Changes for "Town History" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Town_HistoryRecent Changes of the page "Town History" on Davis Wiki.en-us Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2013-12-18 08:54:01jimbelenis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 126: </td> <td> Line 126: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Like many other early California towns, Davisville was full of hard drinkers. In 1867, when the population was only about 500, there were already nine ["saloons"], outnumbering every other type of public establishment in town, including churches and restaurants. Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the ["Women's Christian Temperance Union"] tried three times to ban the sale of ["alcohol"] in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times Davisites could drive to Chiles Road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Like many other early California towns, Davisville was full of hard drinkers. In 1867, when the population was only about 500, there were already nine ["saloons"], outnumbering every other type of public establishment in town, including churches and restaurants. Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the ["Women's Christian Temperance Union"] tried three times to ban the sale of ["alcohol"] in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times Davisites could drive to Chiles Road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. <span>The first legal drink was served at '''Mr. B's Brandin' Iron''' in 1965. Sacramento TV stations were there to film the event for their six o'clock news shows. </span>Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2013-02-05 15:15:01HiramJackson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 161: </td> <td> Line 161: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * <span>''</span>Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis<span>''</span>, by Ann F. Scheuring --["Users/CentralDavisite"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>["</span>Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis<span>"]</span>, by Ann F. Scheuring --["Users/CentralDavisite"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2013-01-28 14:08:57HiramJacksonfixed links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 156: </td> <td> Line 156: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * <span>''</span>Davisville '68: The History and Heritage of the City of Davis<span>''</span>, by Joann Leach Larkey </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>["Davisville ’68" </span>Davisville '68<span>&nbsp;</span>: The History and Heritage of the City of Davis<span>]</span>, by Joann Leach Larkey </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 159: </td> <td> Line 159: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * <span>''</span>Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California<span>''</span>, by ["Users/JohnLofland" John Lofland]<br> <span>-</span> * <span>''</span>Davis<span>:</span> Radical Changes, Deep Constants<span>''</span>, by ["Users/JohnLofland" John Lofland] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>["</span>Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California<span>"]</span>, by ["Users/JohnLofland" John Lofland]<br> <span>+</span> * <span>["</span>Davis Radical Changes, Deep Constants<span>"]</span>, by ["Users/JohnLofland" John Lofland] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2012-06-08 14:19:06KarlJohnsoncorrected link to Growing Pains <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 147: </td> <td> Line 147: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''[http://<span>www</span>.<span>city.davis.ca.us/pb</span>/cultural/30years/ Growing Pains: Thirty Years in the History of Davis]'' is a draft manuscript by Mike Fitch recounting the more recent history of Davis. The public is invited to review and comment upon this book. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''[http://<span>cityofdavis</span>.<span>org/cdd</span>/cultural/30years/ Growing Pains: Thirty Years in the History of Davis]'' is a draft manuscript by Mike Fitch recounting the more recent history of Davis. The public is invited to review and comment upon this book. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2012-02-26 18:22:53GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the lasting acts of that month, partly in celebration of the site selection of the University Farm, was that on April 14, 1906, the Davisville Enterprise renamed itself the Davis Enterprise, and started referring to the town generally as Davis. The editor's stated reasons were (1) that mail was confused with Danville, (2) that the railroad schedules called it Davis at that time, and (3) that Davisville sounded provincial. The post office followed suit in January, 1907 (though the "ville" suffix adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses] as a nod to history).<span><br> -</span> Construction of the first ["University Farm"] buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at ["UC Berkeley"] until 1952. </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the lasting acts of that month, partly in celebration of the site selection of the University Farm, was that on April 14, 1906, the Davisville Enterprise renamed itself the Davis Enterprise, and started referring to the town generally as Davis. The editor's stated reasons were (1) that mail was confused with Danville, (2) that the railroad schedules called it Davis at that time, and (3) that Davisville sounded provincial. The post office followed suit in January, 1907 (though the "ville" suffix adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses] as a nod to history).<span>&nbsp;</span> Construction of the first ["University Farm"] buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at ["UC Berkeley"] until 1952. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2012-02-26 18:21:11GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established ["University Farm" University State Farm] might be located near Davisville, but a determined ["State Farm Promotion Committee" seven-man committee] of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The <span>"ville" suffix of the tow</span>n's <span>name was soon dropped (thou</span>g<span>h it still adorns the [http://daviswi</span>k<span>i</span>.<span>org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses]), and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established ["University Farm" University State Farm] might be located near Davisville, but a determined ["State Farm Promotion Committee" seven-man committee] of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. <span>&nbsp;</span>The <span>wome</span>n's <span>improvement club quickly or</span>g<span>anized Cleanup Days, so as to ma</span>k<span>e the community more presentable for its new role as a university town</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ One of the lasting acts of that month, partly in celebration of the site selection of the University Farm, was that on April 14, 1906, the Davisville Enterprise renamed itself the Davis Enterprise, and started referring to the town generally as Davis. The editor's stated reasons were (1) that mail was confused with Danville, (2) that the railroad schedules called it Davis at that time, and (3) that Davisville sounded provincial. The post office followed suit in January, 1907 (though the "ville" suffix adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses] as a nod to history).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-11-29 23:19:47LoisRichterAB named: Antique Bizarre was in the Aggie Hotel. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 138: </td> <td> Line 138: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz of Davis"] &amp; ["Nestware"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The <span>bottom level</span> of the <span>Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> *<span>&nbsp;Antique Bizarre in the</span> '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz of Davis"] &amp; ["Nestware"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. <span>Later part of the bottom level of the Aggie Hotel became [the original ["La Esperanza"]] restaurant, part was </span>The <span>Wardrobe, while a small staircase on the side</span> of the <span>building led up to small apartments.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-09-07 10:35:22ScottMeehleiblink to Hotel Aggie <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] housed ["Weber's Yolo Saloon"] for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/["Terminal Hotel"], in the spot last occupied by ["La Esperanza"]). Other places to wet your whistle include and included ["Mr. B's Branding Iron" Mr. B's] (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] housed ["Weber's Yolo Saloon"] for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the <span>["</span>Hotel Aggie<span>"]</span>/["Terminal Hotel"], in the spot last occupied by ["La Esperanza"]). Other places to wet your whistle include and included ["Mr. B's Branding Iron" Mr. B's] (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-09-06 13:59:45ScottMeehleiblink to Mr. B's entry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] housed ["Weber's Yolo Saloon"] for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/["Terminal Hotel"], in the spot last occupied by ["La Esperanza"]). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] housed ["Weber's Yolo Saloon"] for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/["Terminal Hotel"], in the spot last occupied by ["La Esperanza"]). Other places to wet your whistle include and included <span>["</span>Mr. B's <span>Branding Iron" Mr. B's] </span>(popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-07-26 10:18:05TomGarbersonLink complete timeline <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + You can also check out the semi-["complete timeline"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-05-23 15:43:49TomGarberson-HistoricDavis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - Davis has a long, rich history of interesting people, businesses, and other institutions. For information on some of the many people and places that helped shape Davis in its early days, see ["/Historic Davis" Historic Davis].</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-02-11 12:29:47RogerClarkFixed link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-02-11 12:28:49RogerClarkFixed link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-02-11 12:22:20RogerClarkFixed link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist ["Julie Partansky<span>'</span>] ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist ["Julie Partansky<span>"</span>] ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-02-10 13:18:43ScottMeehleib+ links to oldest davis organizations and oldest buildings entries <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 141: </td> <td> Line 141: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], ["Historic Places"], ["Davis History / Davis Historical Society"], <span>and </span>["Davis History Research Group"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], ["Historic Places"], ["Davis History / Davis Historical Society"], ["Davis History Research Group"]<span>, ["Oldest Davis Area Organizations"], and ["Oldest Surviving Buildings"]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-01-29 15:45:34ScottMeehleibadded gazetter and Sanborn maps to resources <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 164: </td> <td> Line 164: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://books.google.com/books?id=oXUUAAAAYAAJ&amp;dq=western%20shore%20gazetteer&amp;pg=PP4#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false The Western Shore Gazetteer and Commercial Directory for Yolo County] by H. Wallace Atwell and C.P. Sprague (public domain work from 1870)<br> + * ["maps" Sanborn Maps]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-01-25 23:21:08ScottMeehleiblinks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 126: </td> <td> Line 126: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Like many other early California towns, Davisville was full of hard drinkers. In 1867, when the population was only about 500, there were already nine <span>saloons</span>, outnumbering every other type of public establishment in town, including churches and restaurants. Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union<span>&nbsp;tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol</span> in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times Davisites could drive to Chiles Road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Like many other early California towns, Davisville was full of hard drinkers. In 1867, when the population was only about 500, there were already nine <span>["saloons"]</span>, outnumbering every other type of public establishment in town, including churches and restaurants. Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the <span>["</span>Women's Christian Temperance Union<span>"] tried three times to ban the sale of ["alcohol"]</span> in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times Davisites could drive to Chiles Road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] <span>seems to have housed a</span> ["Weber's Yolo Saloon"<span>&nbsp;bar or saloon] of some sort</span> for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/["Terminal Hotel"], in the spot last occupied by ["La Esperanza"]). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] <span>housed</span> ["Weber's Yolo Saloon"<span>]</span> for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/["Terminal Hotel"], in the spot last occupied by ["La Esperanza"]). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2011-01-25 17:26:35ScottMeehleibadded drinking facts <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 126: </td> <td> Line 126: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times Davisites could drive to Chiles Road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+ Like many other early California towns, Davisville was full of hard drinkers. In 1867, when the population was only about 500, there were already nine saloons, outnumbering every other type of public establishment in town, including churches and restaurants.</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times Davisites could drive to Chiles Road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-10-12 11:00:34TomGarbersonTouching up language linking to historic davis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- For a list of some early Davis people and institutions, see ["/Historic Davis" Historic Davis]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Davis has a long, rich history of interesting people, businesses, and other institutions. For information on some of the many people and places that helped shape Davis in its early days, see ["/Historic Davis" Historic Davis].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-10-12 10:45:10TomGarbersonLink to new Historic Davis listing page, could be written better <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ For a list of some early Davis people and institutions, see ["/Historic Davis" Historic Davis]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-07-01 13:00:40JoeWhitcombe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- One person (Jon Li) pushed the city for over 5 years to have a citizen based General Plan process. </span> After 5 years of the 1987 General Plan, the city was required by state law to update the housing element of the general plan (for most cities in California, housing is the single element that deserves serious reconsideration every 5 years). In 1994, the council initiated a citizens planning process. It initially had 14 committees with over 200 people, who met for two years and completed their work. Committee issues ranged from housing, transportation, land use and open space (which are state mandated elements), to economics, health and social services, and computers (areas which are not state-required elements of the city’s General Plan). Unfortunately, one committee, the Growth Management/Neighborhood Preservation committee, prolonged the process an additional 4 years, costing the city over $1 million in consultant fees and more than that in staff time. Since a majority of the city council at that time was “progressive,” they usually accommodated the demands of the vociferous growth management committee, at the expense of earlier input by other committees. The resulting 2001 plan is a thick testament to wordy governmental restrictions. </td> <td> <span>+</span> After 5 years of the 1987 General Plan, the city was required by state law to update the housing element of the general plan (for most cities in California, housing is the single element that deserves serious reconsideration every 5 years). In 1994, the council initiated a citizens planning process. It initially had 14 committees with over 200 people, who met for two years and completed their work. Committee issues ranged from housing, transportation, land use and open space (which are state mandated elements), to economics, health and social services, and computers (areas which are not state-required elements of the city’s General Plan). Unfortunately, one committee, the Growth Management/Neighborhood Preservation committee, <span>which was "stacked" with members of the local extreme "progressive" movement, </span>prolonged the process an additional 4 years, costing the city over $1 million in consultant fees and more than that in staff time. Since a majority of the city council at that time was “progressive,” they usually accommodated the demands of the vociferous growth management committee, at the expense of earlier input by other committees. The resulting 2001 plan is a thick testament to wordy governmental restrictions.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;13 committees recommended preserving much of the 1987 General Plan, including the Covell Village and Nishi properties as the focus of future planned growth. However, the Growth Management Committee recommend removing virtually all land from the General Plan. The City Council, ignoring the other 13 Committes, adopted the Growth Management Committee's extremist recommendation.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, ["Julie Partansky"] was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, ["Julie Partansky"] was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington <span>(a personal injury lawyer) </span>successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 102: </td> <td> Line 102: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The anti-growth activists placed Measure J on the ballot, which required a citizens vote on any development approved by the city council that would add land to the city. It ea<span>s</span>ily <span>passed</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The anti-growth activists placed Measure J on the ballot, which required a citizens vote on any development approved by the city council that would add land to the city. It <span>pr</span>e<span>v</span>ail<span>ed b</span>y <span>6%</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The new council divided the Finance and Economics Commission into a Public Finance and Budget Commission and a Business and Economic Development Commission <span>(which took ["Users/JonLi" Jon Li] six years to convince the council to do) </span>and a Bicycle Advisory Commission<span>&nbsp;(which took Jon Li one conversation with Ruth Asmundson to set it in motion)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The new council divided the Finance and Economics Commission into a Public Finance and Budget Commission and a Business and Economic Development Commission and a Bicycle Advisory Commission. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2004, Sue Greenwald, Don Saylor and Stephen Souza were elected to the council. Two significant points about this election: 1) the Covell Village Partners were trying to gain city approval, and could count on Asmundson’s and Puntillo’s support, and they actively worked to get Saylor and Souza elected, which did happen,<span>&nbsp;giving the Covell Partners on overwhelming 4 to 1 majority – which they flaunted, which may even have contributed to their 2005 defeat at the polls by a 40% to 60 % margin (which I will address next).</span> 2) Developer ["Steve Gidaro"] tried to influence the outcome of the city council race; he was sloppy, wasteful and perhaps illegal. An example is that he ran a robo-poll survey a few weeks before the election, but it only listed six of the eight candidates on the ballot. An election campaign increases in intensity as election day approaches, and with one week to go before the vote, Gidaro’s antics in the local community was the most controversial thing about the election. The day before the election, a dozen local elected officials were pictured on the front page of the Davis Enterprise standing in front of the city council chambers holding a large banner with Gidaro’s office phone number, asking people to call his office to complain about his dirty campaign tactics. (A different slant on this particular story is presented in the Davis wiki analysis of progressives vs. moderates.) The significance for historical purposes is that when Gidaro was finally confronted about his inappropriate campaign behavior by the Enterprise reporter, Gidaro actually believed he was benefiting the people he was working with, so he said half Stan Forbes and half Mike Harrington, which was true, and 5% Don Saylor, which was not true. During the final week before the election, the fecal matter from Gidaro was flying everywhere, and enough of it discouraged voters about Don Saylor that he came in second to Sue Greenwald, and so he lost on the question of who would be mayor 2006 to 2008. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2004, Sue Greenwald, Don Saylor and Stephen Souza were elected to the council. Two significant points about this election: 1) the Covell Village Partners were trying to gain city approval, and could count on Asmundson’s and Puntillo’s support, and they actively worked to get Saylor and Souza elected, which did happen, 2) Developer ["Steve Gidaro"] tried to influence the outcome of the city council race; he was sloppy, wasteful and perhaps illegal. An example is that he ran a robo-poll survey a few weeks before the election, but it only listed six of the eight candidates on the ballot. An election campaign increases in intensity as election day approaches, and with one week to go before the vote, Gidaro’s antics in the local community was the most controversial thing about the election. The day before the election, a dozen local elected officials were pictured on the front page of the Davis Enterprise standing in front of the city council chambers holding a large banner with Gidaro’s office phone number, asking people to call his office to complain about his dirty campaign tactics. (A different slant on this particular story is presented in the Davis wiki analysis of progressives vs. moderates.) The significance for historical purposes is that when Gidaro was finally confronted about his inappropriate campaign behavior by the Enterprise reporter, Gidaro actually believed he was benefiting the people he was working with, so he said half Stan Forbes and half Mike Harrington, which was true, and 5% Don Saylor, which was not true. During the final week before the election, the fecal matter from Gidaro was flying everywhere, and enough of it discouraged voters about Don Saylor that he came in second to Sue Greenwald, and so he lost on the question of who would be mayor 2006 to 2008. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 115: </td> <td> Line 115: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- With residential development to both the east and the west, the two parcels in northern Davis together look like the tooth in a jack-o-lantern, ripe for development. For now, it has replaced the Mace Ranch curve as the symbol of Davis’ commitment to protecting prime agricultural land from residential development.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 116: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- There were many reasons why the Covell Village approval measure on the ballot (Measure X) was doomed to defeat at the polls, 40% yes, 60% no. Some key ones include:<br> - * Cannery Park: a third of the land; is inside city limits – where Covell Village is outside the city and requires a Measure J vote; is zoned industrial, not residential; is land locked to one traffic intersection, with blocking to the south by the Covell Boulevard overpass and blocked access to the west by the railroad tracks to Woodland. Cannery Park needs cooperative planning with Covell Village for car traffic access. But Covell Village Partners want exclusive approval of their property, independent of Cannery Park, even in opposition to it. The Partners have actively criticized public officials who advocate co-joint planning between the adjacent parcels.<br> - * Sense of entitlement: the Covell Village Partners acted like the city is obligated to accommodate them. Two of the four key partners are among the nicest people in town, Bill Roe and Bill Streng. But the tone was driven by the other two partners, John Whitcombe and Lor Shepard, who expected support and acceptance.<br> - * Mike Corbett as the designer: Corbett deserves to share the credit for the design of Village Homes in western Davis with his former wife, Judy Corbett. However, as a member of the Davis city council, he pretty much did whatever Dave Rosenberg and Ann Evans told him to do. Corbett lost his bid for re-election in 1990 even though he was the sitting mayor, and then disappeared from the public eye. The Covell Village Partners decided to build from the popularity of Village Homes with the name Covell Village, and hired Mike Corbett as their designer. It gave Corbett a chance to rejuvenate his reputation. But like South Davis which Corbett had too much to say about as a council member in the 1987 planning process, the scale of Covell Village was too big for Corbett’s cul-de-sac ideas (it is Judy who has the broader neighborhood vision), and the Partners weren’t really committed to anything in particular beyond developing the land to make them even richer. So any time somebody threw out an idea during the approval process, the Partners were willing to change the core, so it never had a firm design foundation.<br> - * Mike Corbett as the principal promoter of the project: instead of hiring a profession public relations firm/individual, the Partners decided to make “former Mayor” Corbett the personification of the project at all the meetings, basically forcing people to accept the project, implying no one would complain about a bigger, updated version of Village Homes. The problem was that Corbett still hadn’t recovered from the humiliation of losing his bid for re-election to the city council. So when he was supposed to be promoting Measure X, he was really asking strangers to finally accept him as a friend, and reward him by supporting his project.<br> - * Traffic at Pole Line Road and Covell Boulevard: of all the technical problems with any development at the Covell Village site, the biggest one is the increased impact of any project on local car and truck traffic. Pole Line Road is now the direct route to the Costco shopping center in eastern Woodland, and traffic east-west as well as north-south is near carrying capacity, and will only get worse.<br> - * The Partners’ age: The Partners are getting old enough that they wanted the city to approve the entire project right away. They demanded of the city council (which they CONTROLLED 4 to 1) that it be the exclusive housing development for the entire city for the next seven years. The sense of urgency on top of entitlement was a different form of greed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Covell Village approval measure on the ballot (Measure X) was defeated at the polls. Potential reasons include:</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 118: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- As the council drama played out during the months before the Measure X vote, City Manager Jim Antonen seemed out of touch, more of a caretaker than a manager. Then-Planning Director ["Bill Emlen"] was the main person standing up for the city’s interests, and the partners were so blatant in their manipulation of “their” four votes on the city council that they gave opponent ["Sue Greenwald"] credibility, encouraging her to be even more hostile and negative.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Disengenuous election tactics by the opposition. The opposition was led by Sue Greenwald, Mike Harrington, Dick Livingston, and Ken Wagstaff. The opposition's three "bullet point" political messages were are all misleading at best. First, the opposition argued that Covell Village would worsen traffic along Covell Blvd., although reports by professional traffic engineers hired by the City stated that the required circulation imporvements would improve traffic. Second, they argued that the housing would be "unaffordable," in spite of the fact that fully 50% of the housing in Covell Village was below-market housing (a benchmark which has since been repealed). Finally, they argued that the project would be fically negative for the City, although the fiscals analysis prepared by professional fincancial consultants hired by the City indicated that the project would be substantially fiscally positive for the City under almost any circumstances. The general thrust of the opposition campign was to paint the developers as con-men trying to promote urban sprawl. Unfortunately, the reasoned debate on future growth in Davis envisioned under Measure J was short-circuited by the opposition campaign's tactics.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 127: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It is difficult to imagine circumstances in which the voters of Davis would support a project by the Partners. Now they are trying to shape a seniors housing project in hopes that the voters will be sold.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Homeowner opposition. Homeowners represent approximately 75% of the voters in Davis. Homeowners, possibily hoping to protect their then-overinflated home values, voted against Covell Village 75% to 25%. Renters voted in favor of Covell Village by about the same margin.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In 2006, Ruth Asmundson ran for re-election, defiantly defending her support for Covell Village. Although she was attacked, she still came in first, and ["Lamar Heystek"] won the other seat. Another issue that was taking place during the campaign was criticism by the Davis Police Department for racial profiling and the creation of an independent police ombudsman to deal with citizen complaints.<br> - <br> - Sue Greenwald’s term as mayor was defined by the grief and hostility she gave to her colleagues on the council and city staff. She was perpetually concerned about receiving the proper respect worthy of the mayor, when it is earned not given. Aside from the voter’s approval of the Target shopping center over Greenwald’s opposition, the council accomplished very little during her term. She harps on turning the PG&amp;E corporation yard in condominiums, but fails to add that the city would have to come up with $70 million to buy the property from PG&amp;E, so that the company can move their equipment and services. It would be like the city taking over a quarter of the UCD campus. Most of her ideas are not practical, and it is rare that she gets a second for most of her motions.<br> - <br> - The 2008 city council race was pretty much a repeat of the incumbents, with the order this time being Don Saylor, Stephen Souza and Sue Greenwald. Sue was relieved to come in third, and retain her seat on the council. A humorous aspect of the race was a common name of two of the candidates - Cecilia Escamelia Greenwald and Sue Greenwald. Sue felt that this would cause voter confusion. New comer Sydney Vergis came in a surprising fourth.<br> - <br> - For 2010, with Ruth and Lamar’s seats up, Ruth is undecided. Lamar and Sydney are expected to run. Measure J is has a sunset, so it is up for renewal, diluting or strengthening, and the General Plan housing element needs to be updated and submitted to the state. With the national housing economy in the doldrums, growth may not be the only issue out there. City financing for the water treatment upgrade required by the federal Clean Water Act, gaining access to ground water, building another fire station, paying for the employee pension fund, and maintaining the level of tax revenue with a fragile local business climate are all on the table.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ It is interesting to note that of the City Council members who strongly supported Covell Village and then sought reelection (Ruth Asmondson, Don Saylor, and Stephen Souza), all were reelected by large margins, while Sue Greenwald, the only member to oppose it, fared worse in her reelection campaign, although she retained her seat by a narrow margin.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-06-12 14:59:32ScottMeehleibadded early Atlas of Yolo County to resource list <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 176: </td> <td> Line 176: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''The Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo County from 1825 to 1880'' by Frank T. Gilbert</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-06-06 15:35:27ScottMeehleibadded History of Yolo County book and link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 175: </td> <td> Line 175: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofyolocou00greg History of Yolo County], by Thomas Gregory (public domain work from 1913)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-06-06 13:37:58ScottMeehleibadded link to Patwin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to the arrival of Europeans, a stretch of land along the ["Putah Creek"] (Patwin: ''Liwaito'') was inhabited by the Puttoy, a tribe of the indigenous Patwin people. Although healthy and numerous in 1832, the tribe's population was all but decimated, due, at least in part, to an epidemic of 1833. Some historians have speculated that this illness may have been a form of malaria introduced to the area by Hudson's Bay Company trappers, who were among the first Europeans to thoroughly explore the area. By 1834, a small group of Puttoy survivors had abandoned their settlements, and some left for Mission Solano in what is now Sonoma County. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to the arrival of Europeans, a stretch of land along the ["Putah Creek"] (Patwin: ''Liwaito'') was inhabited by the Puttoy, a tribe of the indigenous <span>["</span>Patwin<span>"]</span> people. Although healthy and numerous in 1832, the tribe's population was all but decimated, due, at least in part, to an epidemic of 1833. Some historians have speculated that this illness may have been a form of malaria introduced to the area by Hudson's Bay Company trappers, who were among the first Europeans to thoroughly explore the area. By 1834, a small group of Puttoy survivors had abandoned their settlements, and some left for Mission Solano in what is now Sonoma County. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-04-06 13:35:05ScottMeehleiblinking to future entry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established ["University Farm" University State Farm] might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" suffix of the town's name was soon dropped (though it still adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses]), and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established ["University Farm" University State Farm] might be located near Davisville, but a determined <span>["State Farm Promotion Committee" </span>seven-man committee<span>]</span> of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" suffix of the town's name was soon dropped (though it still adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses]), and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-03-20 03:01:08JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[TableOfContents]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents(right)]]<br> + <br> + ||&lt;colspan='10' align='center'&gt;'''The History of Davis'''||<br> + ||&lt;:&gt;''Search for a year, or select a decade''||<br> + ||&lt;colspan='10'&gt;[[Include(Davis Timeline/Decades)]]||<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-03-19 22:57:30ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Prior to the arrival of Europeans, a stretch of land along the ["Putah Creek"] (Patwin: ''Liwaito'') was inhabited by the Puttoy, a tribe of the indigenous Patwin people. Although healthy and numerous in 1832, the tribe's population was all but decimated, due, at least in part, to an epidemic of 1833. Some historians have speculated that this illness may have been a form of malaria introduced to the area by Hudson's Bay Company trappers, who were among the first Europeans to thoroughly explore the area. By 1834, a small group of Puttoy survivors had abandoned their settlements, and some left for Mission Solano in what is now Sonoma County.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-03-19 22:46:53JabberWokkyRevert to version 62 (hurm.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. T<span>his land </span>w<span>as once the home of Pat</span>w<span>in Indians</span>, b<span>efore the arrival of raping</span>, <span>pillaging and murdering European settlers. Here the ["Davis"] area was an a</span>b<span>undance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife] sustaining life</span>. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. <span>Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["</span>T<span>o</span>w<span>n Flora" plants] and ["To</span>w<span>n Wildlife" wildlife]</span>, <span>sustaining </span>b<span>oth animal and human inhabitants before hunters</span>, <span>trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists </span>b<span>rought drastic changes</span>. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-03-19 22:36:49SredniVashtarAgain <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. F<span>ormerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate</span> ["<span>Davis"</span>] <span>area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes</span>. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. <span>This land was once the home of Patwin Indians, before the arrival of raping, pillaging and murdering European settlers. Here the ["Davis"] area was an abundance of ["Town </span>F<span>lora" plants] and</span> ["<span>Town Wildlife" wildlife</span>] <span>sustaining life</span>. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-03-19 19:34:25JabberWokkyRevert to version 60 (No, it means that literally, I believe. It was formerly the home, not current a). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. <span>Home to the indigenous</span> Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. <span>Formerly the home of a group of</span> Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2010-03-19 19:31:49ScottMeehleibgot rid of "formerly" as it sounds a bit ethnocentric towards the Patwin people. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. <span>Formerly the home of a group of</span> Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. <span>Home to the indigenous</span> Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-11-08 14:43:21CovertProfessorthe correct uncreated link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In ["1986"], as part of Mike Corbett’s city council campaign, his campaign created ["1986 Election/Measure L" Measure L], to have the city grow as slow as legally possible, which received 58% of the vote, a majority but not a mandate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In ["1986"], as part of Mike Corbett’s city council campaign, his campaign created ["<span>June </span>1986 Election/Measure L" Measure L], to have the city grow as slow as legally possible, which received 58% of the vote, a majority but not a mandate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-11-08 14:41:38CovertProfessorelaboration <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 151: </td> <td> Line 151: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pb/cultural/30years/ Thirty Years in the History of Davis] is a draft manuscript recounting the more recent history of Davis. The public is invited to review and comment upon this book. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>''</span>[http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pb/cultural/30years/ <span>Growing Pains: </span>Thirty Years in the History of Davis]<span>''</span> is a draft manuscript <span>by Mike Fitch </span>recounting the more recent history of Davis. The public is invited to review and comment upon this book. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-11-08 14:34:28CovertProfessorpage not created yet, but might as well link... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In ["1986"], as part of Mike Corbett’s city council campaign, his campaign created Measure L, to have the city grow as slow as legally possible, which received 58% of the vote, a majority but not a mandate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In ["1986"], as part of Mike Corbett’s city council campaign, his campaign created <span>["1986 Election/</span>Measure L<span>" Measure L]</span>, to have the city grow as slow as legally possible, which received 58% of the vote, a majority but not a mandate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-06-21 19:41:47AmandaGarrisonTook out some garbage. More editing might be appropriate. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist ["Julie Partansky'] ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;From that point on, the progressives declared that anyone who does not oppose growth is a moderate, and that has been the line in the sand of Davis politics ever since.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist ["Julie Partansky'] ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It seems like Davis politics is progressives opposing whatever is being proposed.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One person (Jon Li) pushed the city for over 5 years to have a citizen based General Plan process. After 5 years of the 1987 General Plan, the city was required by state law to update the housing element of the general plan (for most cities in California, housing is the single element that deserves serious reconsideration every 5 years). In 1994, the council initiated a citizens planning process. It initially had 14 committees with over 200 people, who met for two years and completed their work. Committee issues ranged from housing, transportation, land use and open space (which are state mandated elements), to economics, health and social services, and computers (areas which are not state-required elements of the city’s General Plan). Unfortunately, one committee, the Growth Management/Neighborhood Preservation committee, prolonged the process an additional 4 years, costing the city over $1 million in consultant fees and more than that in staff time. Since a majority of the city council at that time was “progressive,” they usually accommodated the demands of the vociferous growth management committee, at the expense of earlier input by other committees. The resulting 2001 plan is a thick testament to wordy governmental restrictions.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It sure looks like the “progressives” goal is to shut down the city government so that nothing can change. The word “progressive” is a catchall buzz word for opposing something.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> One person (Jon Li) pushed the city for over 5 years to have a citizen based General Plan process. After 5 years of the 1987 General Plan, the city was required by state law to update the housing element of the general plan (for most cities in California, housing is the single element that deserves serious reconsideration every 5 years). In 1994, the council initiated a citizens planning process. It initially had 14 committees with over 200 people, who met for two years and completed their work. Committee issues ranged from housing, transportation, land use and open space (which are state mandated elements), to economics, health and social services, and computers (areas which are not state-required elements of the city’s General Plan). Unfortunately, one committee, the Growth Management/Neighborhood Preservation committee, prolonged the process an additional 4 years, costing the city over $1 million in consultant fees and more than that in staff time. Since a majority of the city council at that time was “progressive,” they usually accommodated the demands of the vociferous growth management committee, at the expense of earlier input by other committees. The resulting 2001 plan is a thick testament to wordy governmental restrictions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, ["Julie Partansky"] was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. <span>During Greenwald’s first two years on the council, Ken Wagstaff was Mayor, and he let Greenwald talk as much as she wanted, and she talked a lot more than everyone else put together. Staff didn’t get much accomplished. When you actually listen to Greenwald, there are only more problems than if you just catch soundbites. Greenwald never gets to the point where there is a solution or a conclusion that works for all the parties involved. From Mayor Wagstaff’s time on, Greenwald has always presumed that she is so intelligent and well informed that she should be given as much time as she wants, regardless of how relevant or useful her comments may be. </span>City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, ["Julie Partansky"] was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - Greenwald claims whatever she happens to be saying is “progressive” and the city should do whatever she happens to be saying at the moment. To a certain extent, so does Lamar. It reflects the self-identity of many of the people who voted for them, but it really doesn’t have any substance beyond opposing growth or even change.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-03-11 22:57:51JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2004, Sue Greenwald, Don Saylor and Stephen Souza were elected to the council. Two significant points about this election: 1) the Covell Village Partners were trying to gain city approval, and could count on Asmundson’s and Puntillo’s support, and they actively worked to get Saylor and Souza elected, which did happen, giving the Covell Partners on overwhelming 4 to 1 majority – which they flaunted, which may even have contributed to their 2005 defeat at the polls by a 40% to 60 % margin (which I will address next). 2) Developer ["Steve G<span>u</span>idaro"] tried to influence the outcome of the city council race; he was sloppy, wasteful and perhaps illegal. An example is that he ran a robo-poll survey a few weeks before the election, but it only listed six of the eight candidates on the ballot. An election campaign increases in intensity as election day approaches, and with one week to go before the vote, G<span>u</span>idaro’s antics in the local community was the most controversial thing about the election. The day before the election, a dozen local elected officials were pictured on the front page of the Davis Enterprise standing in front of the city council chambers holding a large banner with G<span>u</span>idaro’s office phone number, asking people to call his office to complain about his dirty campaign tactics. (A different slant on this particular story is presented in the Davis wiki analysis of progressives vs. moderates.) The significance for historical purposes is that when G<span>u</span>idaro was finally confronted about his inappropriate campaign behavior by the Enterprise reporter, G<span>u</span>idaro actually believed he was benefiting the people he was working with, so he said half Stan Forbes and half Mike Harrington, which was true, and 5% Don Saylor, which was not true. During the final week before the election, the fecal matter from G<span>u</span>idaro was flying everywhere, and enough of it discouraged voters about Don Saylor that he came in second to Sue Greenwald, and so he lost on the question of who would be mayor 2006 to 2008. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2004, Sue Greenwald, Don Saylor and Stephen Souza were elected to the council. Two significant points about this election: 1) the Covell Village Partners were trying to gain city approval, and could count on Asmundson’s and Puntillo’s support, and they actively worked to get Saylor and Souza elected, which did happen, giving the Covell Partners on overwhelming 4 to 1 majority – which they flaunted, which may even have contributed to their 2005 defeat at the polls by a 40% to 60 % margin (which I will address next). 2) Developer ["Steve Gidaro"] tried to influence the outcome of the city council race; he was sloppy, wasteful and perhaps illegal. An example is that he ran a robo-poll survey a few weeks before the election, but it only listed six of the eight candidates on the ballot. An election campaign increases in intensity as election day approaches, and with one week to go before the vote, Gidaro’s antics in the local community was the most controversial thing about the election. The day before the election, a dozen local elected officials were pictured on the front page of the Davis Enterprise standing in front of the city council chambers holding a large banner with Gidaro’s office phone number, asking people to call his office to complain about his dirty campaign tactics. (A different slant on this particular story is presented in the Davis wiki analysis of progressives vs. moderates.) The significance for historical purposes is that when Gidaro was finally confronted about his inappropriate campaign behavior by the Enterprise reporter, Gidaro actually believed he was benefiting the people he was working with, so he said half Stan Forbes and half Mike Harrington, which was true, and 5% Don Saylor, which was not true. During the final week before the election, the fecal matter from Gidaro was flying everywhere, and enough of it discouraged voters about Don Saylor that he came in second to Sue Greenwald, and so he lost on the question of who would be mayor 2006 to 2008. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-03-01 09:07:06DavidRobinsonLinking. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist Julie Partansky ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn. From that point on, the progressives declared that anyone who does not oppose growth is a moderate, and that has been the line in the sand of Davis politics ever since. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist <span>["</span>Julie Partansky<span>']</span> ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn. From that point on, the progressives declared that anyone who does not oppose growth is a moderate, and that has been the line in the sand of Davis politics ever since. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, Julie Partansky was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. During Greenwald’s first two years on the council, Ken Wagstaff was Mayor, and he let Greenwald talk as much as she wanted, and she talked a lot more than everyone else put together. Staff didn’t get much accomplished. When you actually listen to Greenwald, there are only more problems than if you just catch soundbites. Greenwald never gets to the point where there is a solution or a conclusion that works for all the parties involved. From Mayor Wagstaff’s time on, Greenwald has always presumed that she is so intelligent and well informed that she should be given as much time as she wants, regardless of how relevant or useful her comments may be. City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, <span>["</span>Julie Partansky<span>"]</span> was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. During Greenwald’s first two years on the council, Ken Wagstaff was Mayor, and he let Greenwald talk as much as she wanted, and she talked a lot more than everyone else put together. Staff didn’t get much accomplished. When you actually listen to Greenwald, there are only more problems than if you just catch soundbites. Greenwald never gets to the point where there is a solution or a conclusion that works for all the parties involved. From Mayor Wagstaff’s time on, Greenwald has always presumed that she is so intelligent and well informed that she should be given as much time as she wants, regardless of how relevant or useful her comments may be. City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-03-01 09:05:13DavidRobinson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The county gave the city 15 months (to December, 1987) to complete a new general plan. The city council majority of Ann Evans, ["Dav<span>e</span> Rosenberg"] and ["Mike Corbett"] decided in private, on the phone, with staff, between each council meeting, what they wanted – and they announced their decisions at the council meetings. (This was in complete violation of the Brown public meeting act.) They justified it by stating that they were under pressure from the county. They decided to put the overcrossing at Pole Line Road instead of further east at County Road 103, where it could have had a cloverleaf with freeway access. It was subsequently proven that traffic consultants Omni-Means dummied their numbers to support the Pole Line decision at the council majority’s behest, and Omni-Means was forced in court to pay back what the city had paid them. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The county gave the city 15 months (to December, 1987) to complete a new general plan. The city council majority of Ann Evans, ["Dav<span>id</span> Rosenberg"] and ["Mike Corbett"] decided in private, on the phone, with staff, between each council meeting, what they wanted – and they announced their decisions at the council meetings. (This was in complete violation of the Brown public meeting act.) They justified it by stating that they were under pressure from the county. They decided to put the overcrossing at Pole Line Road instead of further east at County Road 103, where it could have had a cloverleaf with freeway access. It was subsequently proven that traffic consultants Omni-Means dummied their numbers to support the Pole Line decision at the council majority’s behest, and Omni-Means was forced in court to pay back what the city had paid them. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-03-01 07:53:14DavidRobinsonFixing a small grammatical error. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were ["Jerome C. Davis" Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis], the son-in-law and daughter of ["Joseph B. Chiles"], one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates, the Civil War and inadequate ["transportation"] facilities, caused ["banks" financial] hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis<span>'</span> moved to ["Sacramento"] after selling some 7,000 acres of the Davis ranch for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prominent among the early settlers were ["Jerome C. Davis" Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis], the son-in-law and daughter of ["Joseph B. Chiles"], one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates, the Civil War and inadequate ["transportation"] facilities, caused ["banks" financial] hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis<span>es</span> moved to ["Sacramento"] after selling some 7,000 acres of the Davis ranch for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-01-20 16:05:05JoePomidor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 2006, Ruth Asmundson ran for re-election, defiantly defending her support for Covell Village. Although she was attacked, she still came in first, and ["Lamar Heyst<span>a</span>k"] won the other seat. Another issue that was taking place during the campaign was criticism by the Davis Police Department for racial profiling and the creation of an independent police ombudsman to deal with citizen complaints. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 2006, Ruth Asmundson ran for re-election, defiantly defending her support for Covell Village. Although she was attacked, she still came in first, and ["Lamar Heyst<span>e</span>k"] won the other seat. Another issue that was taking place during the campaign was criticism by the Davis Police Department for racial profiling and the creation of an independent police ombudsman to deal with citizen complaints. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-01-20 16:04:30JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 133: </td> <td> Line 133: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times <span>d</span>avisites could drive to <span>chiles r</span>oad, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:"Frenchy's Liqour and Feedlot Deli" Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:"County Fair Mall"] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times <span>D</span>avisites could drive to <span>Chiles R</span>oad, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2009-01-18 11:03:09TheAmazingLarrydw2dw link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 152: </td> <td> Line 152: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [<span>h</span>tt<span>p://texts.cdl</span>i<span>b.</span>o<span>rg/view?docId=tf6w100646&amp;doc.view=items</span> Eastman's Originals] is a collection of photographs of Davis and UC Davis from the 1940s and 1950s. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [<span>"Eas</span>t<span>man's Originals Collec</span>tio<span>n"</span> Eastman's Originals] is a collection of photographs of Davis and UC Davis from the 1940s and 1950s. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-11-21 14:17:10SharlaDaly <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In 2006, Ruth Asmundson ran for re-election, defiantly defending her support for Covell Village. Although she was attacked, she still came in first, and ["Lamar Heystak"] won the other seat. The main issue during the campaign was criticism by the Davis Police Department for racial profiling. This was dragged through the mud from February to June by ["Bill Ritter"], campaign manager for Pat Lenzi, a candidate for Yolo County District Attorney. Ritter’s ally, ["Cecilia Escamelia Greenwald"] was the leader of the public criticism, using her position as chair of the city Human Relations Commission. It was always hard to tell if the issue was more important, or Cecilia was mostly focused on promoting herself.<br> - <br> - Lamar’s campaign was distinguished by his spending his own $30,000 and raising relatively little in community support. His campaign manager, Davis High School social studies teacher ["Don Winters"], gave members of his volunteer ACLU club extra class credit for calling their friends and reminding them to tell their voting parents that the city shouldn’t continue the racist policies of the police department, so don’t vote for the incumbent, Filipina Ruth, and vote for Lamar. Bill Ritter’s racist, anti-law enforcement campaign was effective in Davis, where Pat Lenzi gained a majority, but she lost countywide to ["Jeff Reisig"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In 2006, Ruth Asmundson ran for re-election, defiantly defending her support for Covell Village. Although she was attacked, she still came in first, and ["Lamar Heystak"] won the other seat. Another issue that was taking place during the campaign was criticism by the Davis Police Department for racial profiling and the creation of an independent police ombudsman to deal with citizen complaints.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The 2008 city council race was pretty much a repeat of the incumbents, with the order this time being Don Saylor, Stephen Souza and Sue Greenwald. Sue was relieved to come in third, and retain her seat on the council, with no obligation to get along with the rest of the council. Cecilia Escamelia Greenwald caused Sue a lot of grief because her married name is the same (see Those Campaigning Greenwald Sisters). Cecilia may be the least humble person in Davis. New comer Sydney Vergis came in a surprising fourth.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The 2008 city council race was pretty much a repeat of the incumbents, with the order this time being Don Saylor, Stephen Souza and Sue Greenwald. Sue was relieved to come in third, and retain her seat on the council. A humorous aspect of the race was a common name of two of the candidates - Cecilia Escamelia Greenwald and Sue Greenwald. Sue felt that this would cause voter confusion. New comer Sydney Vergis came in a surprising fourth.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 131: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- For 2010, with Ruth and Lamar’s seats up, Cecilia is confident about running again without interference from Sue (and presumed support although they don’t get along at all). Also already running are Lamar and Sydney. Ruth is undecided. Measure J is has a sunset, so it is up for renewal, diluting or strengthening, and the General Plan housing element needs to be updated and submitted to the state. With the national housing economy in the doldrums, growth may not be the only issue out there. City financing for the water treatment upgrade required by the federal Clean Water Act, gaining access to ground water, building another fire station, paying for the employee pension fund, and maintaining the level of tax revenue with a fragile local business climate are all on the table.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ For 2010, with Ruth and Lamar’s seats up, Ruth is undecided. Lamar and Sydney are expected to run. Measure J is has a sunset, so it is up for renewal, diluting or strengthening, and the General Plan housing element needs to be updated and submitted to the state. With the national housing economy in the doldrums, growth may not be the only issue out there. City financing for the water treatment upgrade required by the federal Clean Water Act, gaining access to ground water, building another fire station, paying for the employee pension fund, and maintaining the level of tax revenue with a fragile local business climate are all on the table.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-09-23 16:10:11smccordnew resource edit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 162: </td> <td> Line 162: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/davis1.htm Evolution of a Bicycle Friendly Community - The Davis Model], by David Takemoto-Weerts, provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the development of cycling infrastructure in Davis. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * [http://www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/davis1.htm Evolution of a Bicycle Friendly Community - The Davis Model], by David Takemoto-Weerts, provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the development of cycling infrastructure in Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-09-23 16:08:51smccordEdit to Resources <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 162: </td> <td> Line 162: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/davis1.htm Evolution of a Bicycle Friendly Community - The Davis Model], by David Takemoto-Weerts, provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the development of cycling infrastructure in Davis.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-08-31 12:32:24JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 164: </td> <td> Line 164: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''Old North Davis: Guide to Walking a Traditional Neighborhood'', by ["JohnLofland" John Lofland] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Old North Davis: Guide to Walking a Traditional Neighborhood'', by ["<span>Users/</span>JohnLofland" John Lofland] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 166: </td> <td> Line 166: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California'', by ["JohnLofland" John Lofland]<br> <span>-</span> * ''Davis: Radical Changes, Deep Constants'', by ["JohnLofland" John Lofland]<br> <span>-</span> * ''Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis'', by Ann F. Scheuring --["CentralDavisite"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California'', by ["<span>Users/</span>JohnLofland" John Lofland]<br> <span>+</span> * ''Davis: Radical Changes, Deep Constants'', by ["<span>Users/</span>JohnLofland" John Lofland]<br> <span>+</span> * ''Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis'', by Ann F. Scheuring --["<span>Users/</span>CentralDavisite"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-08-24 15:19:13JonLiadded History of Current Davis Politics (1950s to now) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = History of Current Davis Politics =<br> + <br> + == Davis Political Division on Growth Question ==<br> + <br> + Davis politics is dominated by a faction that is anti-growth who call themselves “Progressive”. They have one litmus test: being anti-growth; if a candidate for city council doesn’t pass the test, they are demonized as pro-growth, or moderate/liberal.<br> + <br> + == Before the Progressives ==<br> + <br> + Prior to ["1959"], UC Davis was the agricultural extension of UC Berkeley, and Davis was a sleepy little college town. Students attended UCD for some ag classes, and then went to Berkeley to complete their undergraduate degree. The politics of the community was as conservative as any farm town in the California Central Valley, and voted Republican in most state and national elections.<br> + <br> + Even today, UCD’s academic orientation is relatively conservative: most universities have 25% science students where UCD has 60% biological science students, with an additional College of Engineering, as well as strong Letters and Sciences majors in mathematics, chemistry, physics and geology, all of which attract students with a political orientation that is more conservative or indifferent.<br> + <br> + In 1959, UCD became a general campus, and drew a more liberal faculty, as well as a more urban student body from the San Francisco bay area and Southern California. During the 1960s, the local politics was dominated by the downtown business community, and the campus pretty much ignored the city government. Then in 1966, a small group of university faculty promoted the idea of bike lanes on the city’s streets, and succeeded electing two new city council members who supported the bicycle ideas, overturning the campaigning incumbents who rejected the bicycle advocacy.<br> + <br> + == Emergence of the Progressives ==<br> + <br> + The most famous election in Davis was in 1972. The 1958 Davis General Plan had forecast that Davis would triple in population every decade: 8,000 in 1960, 24,000 in 1970, and grow to 72,000 by 1980. Three community/campus oriented candidates challenged these ideas and were swept into office, in no small part due to the new voting influence of college students with the new 18-year-old voting right. The winners were attorney ["Joan Poulos"], UCD health and safety officer ["Dick Holdstock"] (who had a rich British labor tradition and a love for traditional British/Irish/Scot music) and former ASUCD President ["Bob Black"].<br> + <br> + In the closing days of the previous council term of Mayor ["Vigfus Asmundson"], the council appointed a committee of 110 citizens to develop a new General Plan. The 1972-4 process was influenced by the 1973 OPEC Arab Oil embargo, and focused on energy conservation, things like solar energy in land use and housing design. The plan was characterized by “slow growth” because it looked out to housing growth based on a population goal of 50,000 rather than the previous goal of about 70,000.<br> + <br> + At that point, the label “progressive” implied a constellation of ideas: slow growth, energy conservation, public transportation and bicycles. An example was that in 1978 the city led a campaign called “Operation Prime Time”: don’t use your stove/oven until after 6 p.m., and instead of using your air conditioner 24 hours a day from April to October, open your windows in the evenings, and close them in the mornings, letting the delta breeze cool the inside of your apartment or home. Davis saved so much electricity during the peak load period in the weekday afternoons that PG&amp;E gave the city a check for $100,000 three years in a row. (The energy company probably saved over a million dollars a year by not firing up those power plants during peak demand by businesses that were forced to use their air conditioners during the hot summer afternoons.)<br> + <br> + <br> + == Attempting to tighten growth ==<br> + <br> + In ["1982"], while ["Ann Evans"] was being elected to the city council, she sponsored an initiative to limit growth to 50,000 people until the year 2000, which passed 2 to 1. It seemed realistic, since the CalTrans signs at the city limits said 38,000. (But the 1974 General Plan had forecast 50,000 by 1990, and in actuality the city council in 1989 would pay $50,000 for a survey to prove that the population exceeded 50,000 so that the city would be eligible for millions of dollars in additional federal funds.)<br> + <br> + In ["1986"], as part of Mike Corbett’s city council campaign, his campaign created Measure L, to have the city grow as slow as legally possible, which received 58% of the vote, a majority but not a mandate.<br> + <br> + For land use planning purposes, a city has two boundaries: its city limits line, and something called its “sphere of influence.” In 1986, most of Davis’ sphere of influence line was its city limits line. Frank Ramos of West Sacramento wanted to develop to the east (what is now known as Mace Ranch). A tiny sliver of the land was inside the sphere of influence and within the city’s jurisdiction; in May, 1986, Ramos’ request to develop was unanimously rejected by both the city planning commission and the city council.<br> + <br> + But because of the city’s narrowly defined sphere of influence, most of the Ramos land was in the planning jurisdiction of the county. In October, with both Davis county supervisors Bob Black and Betsey Marchand voting no, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved Ramos’ Mace Ranch development.<br> + <br> + This severely strained relations between the city and the county to the point where a written agreement had to be developed and approved by both the board of supervisors and the city council. The conditions of the agreement are that the county will not unilaterally approve any development on the city’s border, the city’s sphere of influence extends well over a mile beyond the city limits in every direction, and in exchange the city “passes through” millions of dollars each year from the taxes for development improvements in the city’s redevelopment area. (It is referred to as the "["pass through agreement"]".)<br> + <br> + The county gave the city 15 months (to December, 1987) to complete a new general plan. The city council majority of Ann Evans, ["Dave Rosenberg"] and ["Mike Corbett"] decided in private, on the phone, with staff, between each council meeting, what they wanted – and they announced their decisions at the council meetings. (This was in complete violation of the Brown public meeting act.) They justified it by stating that they were under pressure from the county. They decided to put the overcrossing at Pole Line Road instead of further east at County Road 103, where it could have had a cloverleaf with freeway access. It was subsequently proven that traffic consultants Omni-Means dummied their numbers to support the Pole Line decision at the council majority’s behest, and Omni-Means was forced in court to pay back what the city had paid them.<br> + <br> + The 1987 General Plan had enormous infrastructure needs, which at first penciled out at $150 million, and then started growing. A park, a freeway interchange, Mace overcrossing expansion, two parking structures. It adds up, and when the city actually gets close to putting the project out to bid, the prices never are less, and they are often much more than expected.<br> + <br> + Who is going to pay for it?<br> + <br> + Why should the 50,000 people who were then living in Davis? They didn’t have anything to do with the new plan, it was written by the council majority and staff. So the city council and staff came up with this rationale: the plan goes from 50,000 people to roughly 75,000, so the existing residents have a nexus of responsibility for 2/3rds of the burden of cost, and the new residents 1/3rd. But since the city council has the discretion to control the distribution of the construction tax, the council decided to use the new resident’s construction tax for the existing residents’ burden, and then create a new nexus tax for the new residents to pay the other third as well.<br> + <br> + So Davis has a donut of post-1987 homes that may be paying ten times as much in property tax as someone who lives in one of the older homes. The donut includes: Northstar, Wildhorse, Mace Ranch, much of South Davis, Aspen, and Evergreen.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Change in 1990 ==<br> + <br> + Rosenberg, Evans and Corbett had the three votes to control who was mayor, and they traded it around between themselves. Evans did not run for re-election, and Corbett was defeated. The council had no true progressives, and was the most conservative council since the early 1960s. By ordinance, the council established having whomever came in first be the Mayor Pro Tem for two years, and then Mayor the final two years of their term.<br> + <br> + By 1986, there were very few lots available for building, and there was a five year period with tremendous unmet demand for more houses: starters and mover-uppers. The council started focusing on implementing the developments approved in the 1987 General Plan. Davis made the next step in every direction, north, east, south and west, and shifted from being a small town where people were familiar with most of it, to a small city where there were a lot of unfamiliar places that had grown since the previous drive through that area. For too many, it was no longer convenient to ride a bicycle, and a car seemed like a necessity.<br> + <br> + To some, the housing construction was an orgy. Artist Julie Partansky ran for the city council in 1992 with a message to stop growth, and the “Progressives” were reborn. From that point on, the progressives declared that anyone who does not oppose growth is a moderate, and that has been the line in the sand of Davis politics ever since.<br> + <br> + Moderates would say that progressives feel that Davis is nice the way it is and shouldn’t change. They are usually environmentalists who want to preserve prime agricultural land and endangered species. Many receive income from the university or the state government, and seem indifferent to the needs of the local business community or even the free enterprise system.<br> + <br> + It seems like Davis politics is progressives opposing whatever is being proposed.<br> + <br> + <br> + == General Plan Revision ==<br> + <br> + One person (Jon Li) pushed the city for over 5 years to have a citizen based General Plan process. After 5 years of the 1987 General Plan, the city was required by state law to update the housing element of the general plan (for most cities in California, housing is the single element that deserves serious reconsideration every 5 years). In 1994, the council initiated a citizens planning process. It initially had 14 committees with over 200 people, who met for two years and completed their work. Committee issues ranged from housing, transportation, land use and open space (which are state mandated elements), to economics, health and social services, and computers (areas which are not state-required elements of the city’s General Plan). Unfortunately, one committee, the Growth Management/Neighborhood Preservation committee, prolonged the process an additional 4 years, costing the city over $1 million in consultant fees and more than that in staff time. Since a majority of the city council at that time was “progressive,” they usually accommodated the demands of the vociferous growth management committee, at the expense of earlier input by other committees. The resulting 2001 plan is a thick testament to wordy governmental restrictions. It sure looks like the “progressives” goal is to shut down the city government so that nothing can change. The word “progressive” is a catchall buzz word for opposing something.<br> + <br> + <br> + == 2000 Election ==<br> + <br> + In 2000, as the General Plan process was winding down, Julie Partansky was finishing her two year term as mayor. Her supporters did a survey, and found that she would not be re-elected to a third term. Sue Greenwald and Mike Harrington successfully claimed the progressive label in being elected. During Greenwald’s first two years on the council, Ken Wagstaff was Mayor, and he let Greenwald talk as much as she wanted, and she talked a lot more than everyone else put together. Staff didn’t get much accomplished. When you actually listen to Greenwald, there are only more problems than if you just catch soundbites. Greenwald never gets to the point where there is a solution or a conclusion that works for all the parties involved. From Mayor Wagstaff’s time on, Greenwald has always presumed that she is so intelligent and well informed that she should be given as much time as she wants, regardless of how relevant or useful her comments may be. City Manager John Meyer left to become the UCD Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning.<br> + <br> + The anti-growth activists placed Measure J on the ballot, which required a citizens vote on any development approved by the city council that would add land to the city. It easily passed.<br> + <br> + In 2002, ["Ruth Asmundson"] and ["Ted Puntillo"] both announced for the city council campaign the summer before the March election. Both were well organized and raised almost $20,000 each by the end of the summer, and were the front runners throughout the campaign.<br> + <br> + The new council divided the Finance and Economics Commission into a Public Finance and Budget Commission and a Business and Economic Development Commission (which took ["Users/JonLi" Jon Li] six years to convince the council to do) and a Bicycle Advisory Commission (which took Jon Li one conversation with Ruth Asmundson to set it in motion).<br> + <br> + In 2004, Sue Greenwald, Don Saylor and Stephen Souza were elected to the council. Two significant points about this election: 1) the Covell Village Partners were trying to gain city approval, and could count on Asmundson’s and Puntillo’s support, and they actively worked to get Saylor and Souza elected, which did happen, giving the Covell Partners on overwhelming 4 to 1 majority – which they flaunted, which may even have contributed to their 2005 defeat at the polls by a 40% to 60 % margin (which I will address next). 2) Developer ["Steve Guidaro"] tried to influence the outcome of the city council race; he was sloppy, wasteful and perhaps illegal. An example is that he ran a robo-poll survey a few weeks before the election, but it only listed six of the eight candidates on the ballot. An election campaign increases in intensity as election day approaches, and with one week to go before the vote, Guidaro’s antics in the local community was the most controversial thing about the election. The day before the election, a dozen local elected officials were pictured on the front page of the Davis Enterprise standing in front of the city council chambers holding a large banner with Guidaro’s office phone number, asking people to call his office to complain about his dirty campaign tactics. (A different slant on this particular story is presented in the Davis wiki analysis of progressives vs. moderates.) The significance for historical purposes is that when Guidaro was finally confronted about his inappropriate campaign behavior by the Enterprise reporter, Guidaro actually believed he was benefiting the people he was working with, so he said half Stan Forbes and half Mike Harrington, which was true, and 5% Don Saylor, which was not true. During the final week before the election, the fecal matter from Guidaro was flying everywhere, and enough of it discouraged voters about Don Saylor that he came in second to Sue Greenwald, and so he lost on the question of who would be mayor 2006 to 2008.<br> + <br> + During the 2004-6 period, Ruth Asmundson was mayor. She did a lot behind the scenes to clear up administrative details and tie together loose ends. Commissioner terms had been haphazard, inconsistent, and some times stretched out indefinitely. It took a lot of coordination and communication to work things out. For the first time, the city council met with each commission.<br> + <br> + <br> + == ["Covell Village"] and ["Cannery Park"] ==<br> + <br> + With residential development to both the east and the west, the two parcels in northern Davis together look like the tooth in a jack-o-lantern, ripe for development. For now, it has replaced the Mace Ranch curve as the symbol of Davis’ commitment to protecting prime agricultural land from residential development.<br> + <br> + There were many reasons why the Covell Village approval measure on the ballot (Measure X) was doomed to defeat at the polls, 40% yes, 60% no. Some key ones include:<br> + * Cannery Park: a third of the land; is inside city limits – where Covell Village is outside the city and requires a Measure J vote; is zoned industrial, not residential; is land locked to one traffic intersection, with blocking to the south by the Covell Boulevard overpass and blocked access to the west by the railroad tracks to Woodland. Cannery Park needs cooperative planning with Covell Village for car traffic access. But Covell Village Partners want exclusive approval of their property, independent of Cannery Park, even in opposition to it. The Partners have actively criticized public officials who advocate co-joint planning between the adjacent parcels.<br> + * Sense of entitlement: the Covell Village Partners acted like the city is obligated to accommodate them. Two of the four key partners are among the nicest people in town, Bill Roe and Bill Streng. But the tone was driven by the other two partners, John Whitcombe and Lor Shepard, who expected support and acceptance.<br> + * Mike Corbett as the designer: Corbett deserves to share the credit for the design of Village Homes in western Davis with his former wife, Judy Corbett. However, as a member of the Davis city council, he pretty much did whatever Dave Rosenberg and Ann Evans told him to do. Corbett lost his bid for re-election in 1990 even though he was the sitting mayor, and then disappeared from the public eye. The Covell Village Partners decided to build from the popularity of Village Homes with the name Covell Village, and hired Mike Corbett as their designer. It gave Corbett a chance to rejuvenate his reputation. But like South Davis which Corbett had too much to say about as a council member in the 1987 planning process, the scale of Covell Village was too big for Corbett’s cul-de-sac ideas (it is Judy who has the broader neighborhood vision), and the Partners weren’t really committed to anything in particular beyond developing the land to make them even richer. So any time somebody threw out an idea during the approval process, the Partners were willing to change the core, so it never had a firm design foundation.<br> + * Mike Corbett as the principal promoter of the project: instead of hiring a profession public relations firm/individual, the Partners decided to make “former Mayor” Corbett the personification of the project at all the meetings, basically forcing people to accept the project, implying no one would complain about a bigger, updated version of Village Homes. The problem was that Corbett still hadn’t recovered from the humiliation of losing his bid for re-election to the city council. So when he was supposed to be promoting Measure X, he was really asking strangers to finally accept him as a friend, and reward him by supporting his project.<br> + * Traffic at Pole Line Road and Covell Boulevard: of all the technical problems with any development at the Covell Village site, the biggest one is the increased impact of any project on local car and truck traffic. Pole Line Road is now the direct route to the Costco shopping center in eastern Woodland, and traffic east-west as well as north-south is near carrying capacity, and will only get worse.<br> + * The Partners’ age: The Partners are getting old enough that they wanted the city to approve the entire project right away. They demanded of the city council (which they CONTROLLED 4 to 1) that it be the exclusive housing development for the entire city for the next seven years. The sense of urgency on top of entitlement was a different form of greed.<br> + <br> + As the council drama played out during the months before the Measure X vote, City Manager Jim Antonen seemed out of touch, more of a caretaker than a manager. Then-Planning Director ["Bill Emlen"] was the main person standing up for the city’s interests, and the partners were so blatant in their manipulation of “their” four votes on the city council that they gave opponent ["Sue Greenwald"] credibility, encouraging her to be even more hostile and negative.<br> + <br> + It is difficult to imagine circumstances in which the voters of Davis would support a project by the Partners. Now they are trying to shape a seniors housing project in hopes that the voters will be sold.<br> + <br> + In 2006, Ruth Asmundson ran for re-election, defiantly defending her support for Covell Village. Although she was attacked, she still came in first, and ["Lamar Heystak"] won the other seat. The main issue during the campaign was criticism by the Davis Police Department for racial profiling. This was dragged through the mud from February to June by ["Bill Ritter"], campaign manager for Pat Lenzi, a candidate for Yolo County District Attorney. Ritter’s ally, ["Cecilia Escamelia Greenwald"] was the leader of the public criticism, using her position as chair of the city Human Relations Commission. It was always hard to tell if the issue was more important, or Cecilia was mostly focused on promoting herself.<br> + <br> + Lamar’s campaign was distinguished by his spending his own $30,000 and raising relatively little in community support. His campaign manager, Davis High School social studies teacher ["Don Winters"], gave members of his volunteer ACLU club extra class credit for calling their friends and reminding them to tell their voting parents that the city shouldn’t continue the racist policies of the police department, so don’t vote for the incumbent, Filipina Ruth, and vote for Lamar. Bill Ritter’s racist, anti-law enforcement campaign was effective in Davis, where Pat Lenzi gained a majority, but she lost countywide to ["Jeff Reisig"].<br> + <br> + Sue Greenwald’s term as mayor was defined by the grief and hostility she gave to her colleagues on the council and city staff. She was perpetually concerned about receiving the proper respect worthy of the mayor, when it is earned not given. Aside from the voter’s approval of the Target shopping center over Greenwald’s opposition, the council accomplished very little during her term. She harps on turning the PG&amp;E corporation yard in condominiums, but fails to add that the city would have to come up with $70 million to buy the property from PG&amp;E, so that the company can move their equipment and services. It would be like the city taking over a quarter of the UCD campus. Most of her ideas are not practical, and it is rare that she gets a second for most of her motions.<br> + <br> + Greenwald claims whatever she happens to be saying is “progressive” and the city should do whatever she happens to be saying at the moment. To a certain extent, so does Lamar. It reflects the self-identity of many of the people who voted for them, but it really doesn’t have any substance beyond opposing growth or even change.<br> + <br> + The 2008 city council race was pretty much a repeat of the incumbents, with the order this time being Don Saylor, Stephen Souza and Sue Greenwald. Sue was relieved to come in third, and retain her seat on the council, with no obligation to get along with the rest of the council. Cecilia Escamelia Greenwald caused Sue a lot of grief because her married name is the same (see Those Campaigning Greenwald Sisters). Cecilia may be the least humble person in Davis. New comer Sydney Vergis came in a surprising fourth.<br> + <br> + For 2010, with Ruth and Lamar’s seats up, Cecilia is confident about running again without interference from Sue (and presumed support although they don’t get along at all). Also already running are Lamar and Sydney. Ruth is undecided. Measure J is has a sunset, so it is up for renewal, diluting or strengthening, and the General Plan housing element needs to be updated and submitted to the state. With the national housing economy in the doldrums, growth may not be the only issue out there. City financing for the water treatment upgrade required by the federal Clean Water Act, gaining access to ground water, building another fire station, paying for the employee pension fund, and maintaining the level of tax revenue with a fragile local business climate are all on the table.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-07-03 23:30:53JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the first ["U<span>C Da</span>v<span>is</span>"<span>&nbsp;University Farm</span>] buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at ["UC Berkeley"] until 1952. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the first ["U<span>ni</span>v<span>ersity Farm</span>"] buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at ["UC Berkeley"] until 1952. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-07-03 23:30:16JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established University State Farm might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" suffix of the town's name was soon dropped (though it still adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses]), and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established <span>["</span>University <span>Farm" University </span>State Farm<span>]</span> might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" suffix of the town's name was soon dropped (though it still adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses]), and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-06-13 10:13:54TheAmazingLarrynoted common usage of old town name <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established University State Farm might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" <span>was soon dropped from</span> the town's name, and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established University State Farm might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first ["Davis Chamber of Commerce" Chamber of Commerce] succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on ["Davis Tap Water" water rights] for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" <span>suffix of</span> the town's name<span>&nbsp;was soon dropped (though it still adorns the [http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Timeline?action=search&amp;string=davisville&amp;sug=1 names of several businesses])</span>, and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-02-27 17:08:53JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] seems to have housed a ["Weber's Yolo Saloon" bar or saloon] of some sort for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/Terminal Hotel, in the spot last occupied by La Esperanza). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] seems to have housed a ["Weber's Yolo Saloon" bar or saloon] of some sort for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/<span>["</span>Terminal Hotel<span>"]</span>, in the spot last occupied by <span>["</span>La Esperanza<span>"]</span>). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2008-02-10 20:14:51WilliamKopperUpload of file <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Town_History?action=Files&do=view&target=Energy%20conservation.docx">Energy conservation.docx</a>.Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2007-06-05 20:56:57TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis has always been a popular place to bicycle, but in the early 1960s Chancellor ["Emil Mrak"] and local residents took it upon themselves to make Davis a fabulous place for bicycling. Not only the best city in the country, but the best city possible. This led to a series of innovations, including wide, separate bike paths on campus (early 1960s) and bike lanes in the city (1967). The bikeway system quickly became fully institutionalized, and all new subdivisions since the late 1960s have been required to add to the existing system. This has given Davis one of its greatest claims to fame, often being referred to as "The Bicycle Capital of the U.S" and the only city to receive the Leage of American Bicyclists' "Platinum" award. For over 50 years, bicycling has been a major means of local ["transportation"]. A slide presentation on the history of bicycle policy in Davis can be seen on the ["Bicycle History Presentation"] page. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis has always been a popular place to bicycle, but in the early 1960s Chancellor ["Emil Mrak"] and local residents took it upon themselves to make Davis a fabulous place for bicycling. Not only the best city in the country, but the best city possible. This led to a series of innovations, including wide, separate bike paths on campus (early 1960s) and bike lanes in the city (1967). The bikeway system quickly became fully institutionalized, and all new subdivisions since the late 1960s have been required to add to the existing system. This has given Davis one of its greatest claims to fame, often being referred to as "The Bicycle Capital of the U.S" and the only city to receive the <span>[http://www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/October2005awards.htm </span>Leag<span>u</span>e of American Bicyclists' "Platinum"<span>]</span> award. For over 50 years, bicycling has been a major means of local ["transportation"]. A slide presentation on the history of bicycle policy in Davis can be seen on the ["Bicycle History Presentation"] page. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2007-06-05 20:55:40TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. The bikeway system, first established in 1967 and now a required component of new subdivision plans, has promoted the bicycle as a major means of local ["transportation"]. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Davis has always been a popular place to bicycle, but in the early 1960s Chancellor ["Emil Mrak"] and local residents took it upon themselves to make Davis a fabulous place for bicycling. Not only the best city in the country, but the best city possible. This led to a series of innovations, including wide, separate bike paths on campus (early 1960s) and bike lanes in the city (1967). The bikeway system quickly became fully institutionalized, and all new subdivisions since the late 1960s have been required to add to the existing system. This has given Davis one of its greatest claims to fame, often being referred to as "The Bicycle Capital of the U.S" and the only city to receive the Leage of American Bicyclists' "Platinum" award. For over 50 years, bicycling has been a major means of local ["transportation"]. A slide presentation on the history of bicycle policy in Davis can be seen on the ["Bicycle History Presentation"] page.<br> + <br> + In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2007-05-03 16:42:22PhilipNeustromused quotes in the interwiki link. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Directors of this pioneer line surveyed a triangular railroad junction, which would play a major role in the future development of the town that was laid out around it. Residential and business construction was spurred when daily railroad service from Vallejo to Davis Junction was opened on August 24, 1868. The official town [wiki:WikiPedia:Plat plat], covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the ["Amtrak Station" railroad] reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to ["college of agricultural and environmental sciences" agricultural development] in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Directors of this pioneer line surveyed a triangular railroad junction, which would play a major role in the future development of the town that was laid out around it. Residential and business construction was spurred when daily railroad service from Vallejo to Davis Junction was opened on August 24, 1868. The official town [wiki:WikiPedia:<span>"</span>Plat<span>"</span> plat], covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the ["Amtrak Station" railroad] reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to ["college of agricultural and environmental sciences" agricultural development] in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:Frenchy's<span>_</span>Liqour<span>_and_</span>Feedlot<span>_</span>Deli Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:County<span>_</span>Fair<span>_</span>Mall<span>&nbsp;County Fair Mall</span>] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times davisites could drive to chiles road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was [wiki:Woodland:<span>"</span>Frenchy's<span>&nbsp;</span>Liqour<span>&nbsp;and </span>Feedlot<span>&nbsp;</span>Deli<span>"</span> Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:<span>"</span>County<span>&nbsp;</span>Fair<span>&nbsp;</span>Mall<span>"</span>] is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times davisites could drive to chiles road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2007-05-03 16:27:35NickSchmalenbergeradd woodland links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was Frenchy's<span>&nbsp;located on the northwest corner of the lot where the </span>County<span>&nbsp;</span>Fair<span>&nbsp;</span>Mall is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times davisites could drive to chiles road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. For many years the closest liquor store was <span>[wiki:Woodland:</span>Frenchy's<span>_Liqour_and_Feedlot_Deli Frenchy's] located on the northwest corner of the lot where the [wiki:Woodland:</span>County<span>_</span>Fair<span>_</span>Mall<span>&nbsp;County Fair Mall]</span> is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times davisites could drive to chiles road, east of Mace and shop at either Jakes or L and M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2006-12-10 17:41:53JerryBeavers <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. M<span>ost </span>p<span>eople either drove to Chiles Road, east of</span> M<span>ace, where two</span> liquor stores<span>&nbsp;were located, *just* beyond the three-mile border</span>. <span>Others could drive on the old 113 north to Woodland. On the northeast corner of the lot where what is now County Fair Mall sits was a lone outpost, a liquor store, which attracted customers from Davis as well. One of the stores was called Frenchy's [right now I can't remember which one it was].</span> Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;For many years the closest liquor store was Frenchy's located on the northwest corner of the lot where the County Fair </span>M<span>all is located. Frenchy's was owned by long time Woodland resident George Carrere. In more recent times davisites could drive to chiles road, east of Mace and sho</span>p<span>&nbsp;at either Jakes or L and</span> M liquor stores. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2006-11-01 22:52:28JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], <span>and </span>["Historic Places"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], ["Historic Places"]<span>, ["Davis History / Davis Historical Society"], and ["Davis History Research Group"]</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''Old North Davis: Guide to Walking a Traditional Neighborhood'', by John Lofland </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Old North Davis: Guide to Walking a Traditional Neighborhood'', by <span>["JohnLofland" </span>John Lofland<span>]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California'', by <span>John Lofland</span><br> <span>-</span> * ''Davis: Radical Changes, Deep Constants'', by <span>John Lofland</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California'', by <span>["JohnLofland" John Lofland]</span><br> <span>+</span> * ''Davis: Radical Changes, Deep Constants'', by <span>["JohnLofland" John Lofland]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2006-08-22 17:02:32AlphaDog+link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Over the years, Davis has been ["Davis In The Media" in the national media], sometimes for good reasons, see ["Outside Magazine Article"], and sometimes as the butt of jokes, see ["People's Republic of Davis"]. But many say any press is good ["Media" press].<span>&nbsp;</span><br> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Over the years, Davis has been ["Davis In The Media" in the national media], sometimes for good reasons, see ["Outside Magazine Article"], and sometimes as the butt of jokes, see ["People's Republic of Davis"]. But many say any press is good ["Media" press].<br> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] seems to have housed a <span>bar or saloon</span> of some sort for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/Terminal Hotel, in the spot last occupied by La Esperanza). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] seems to have housed a <span>["Weber's Yolo Saloon" bar or saloon]</span> of some sort for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/Terminal Hotel, in the spot last occupied by La Esperanza). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pb/cultural/30years/chapt03.cfm] A bit of the history of political activism at UC Davis.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pb/cultural/30years/chapt03.cfm] A bit of the history of political activism at UC Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-12-16 09:47:34NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" <span>native </span>plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between ["Yolo County" Yolo] and ["Solano County" Solano] counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate ["Davis"] area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the ["West Sacramento"] Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the ["City of Davis"] and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-12-16 09:08:11MikeSiminitus <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pb/cultural/30years/chapt03.cfm] A bit of the history of political activism at UC Davis. <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-11-15 17:05:14AlphaDogfix link +vigfus <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Club''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], where Woodstock Pizza is now. Men used to sit at the window table and watch the girls walk down the street when they weren't playing pool. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Club''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], where Woodstock Pizza is now. Men used to sit at the window table and watch the girls walk down the street when they weren't playing pool. <span>At the time that ["Vigfus A. Asmundson"] sat on the Davis ["City Council"], council members and City Manager Howard Reese frequently stopped off after meetings to have a beer in a back room at The Club.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz of Davis"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz of Davis"] &amp; ["Nest<span>ware</span>"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-11-15 14:22:12DannyMilksupdate-now 10 UCs and davis has 5300 acres (see facts.ucdavis.edu/numbers.lasso) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Institution of a four-year degree program at the University Farm in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the ["School of Veterinary Medicine"] in 1949, and the ["College of Letters and Science"] in 1951, were impetus for further growth and ["Research and Development" development], which was augmented after 1959, when the ["UC Regents"] determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the ["College of Engineering"] in 1962, the ["School of Law"] in 1964, the ["School of Medicine"] in 1968, and the ["UC Davis Medical Center"] in ["Sacramento"] in 1973. Davis is now the largest of ["University of California" UC's] <span>nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at </span>3<span>,4</span>00 acres. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Institution of a four-year degree program at the University Farm in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the ["School of Veterinary Medicine"] in 1949, and the ["College of Letters and Science"] in 1951, were impetus for further growth and ["Research and Development" development], which was augmented after 1959, when the ["UC Regents"] determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the ["College of Engineering"] in 1962, the ["School of Law"] in 1964, the ["School of Medicine"] in 1968, and the ["UC Davis Medical Center"] in ["Sacramento"] in 1973. Davis is now the largest of ["University of California" UC's] <span>ten campuses, at 5,</span>300 acres. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-11-13 10:07:49MattJurachclarified the three-mile alcohol ban and open container ordinance <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Prior to prohibition, Davisville had enacted its own temperance statute that stood until 1979, almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. This statute sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the ["UC Davis" university], by banning the sale of alcohol within three miles of ["campus"]. As of the mid-nineties, however, however, Davis stood as one of the few municipalities within California allowing the public consumption of alcohol. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this circle. Most people either drove to Chiles Road, east of Mace, where two liquor stores were located, *just* beyond the three-mile border. Others could drive on the old 113 north to Woodland. On the northeast corner of the lot where what is now County Fair Mall sits was a lone outpost, a liquor store, which attracted customers from Davis as well. One of the stores was called Frenchy's [right now I can't remember which one it was]. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Prior to prohibition, the Davisville branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union tried three times to ban the sale of alcohol in town. They lost two town votes in 1874 and 1907, but finally prevailed in 1911 by getting the state legislature to enact a ban within a one-mile radius of ["campus"], which was soon expanded to three miles. This ban sought to prevent the corruption of young farming students at the then-fledgling ["UC Davis" university], and it stood all the way up until 1979, when it was finally lifted by the legislature almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. Davis' temperance statute meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this three-mile circle. Most people either drove to Chiles Road, east of Mace, where two liquor stores were located, *just* beyond the three-mile border. Others could drive on the old 113 north to Woodland. On the northeast corner of the lot where what is now County Fair Mall sits was a lone outpost, a liquor store, which attracted customers from Davis as well. One of the stores was called Frenchy's [right now I can't remember which one it was]. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck.<br> + <br> + Through the 80's and 90's, however, Davis stood as one of the few municipalities within California that allowed the public consumption of alcohol. This freedom finally came to an end in June of 2002 when the city council passed an ["Open Container Ordinance"], prohibiting the possession or consumption of alcohol in public right-of-way areas. Originally set to sunset after two years, the ordinance was permanently renewed in 2004, relegating games of Sloshball in ["Chestnut Park"] to the history books for good.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-11-07 09:44:26AlphaDog+temperance statute <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were ["Jerome C. Davis" Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis], the son-in-law and daughter of ["Chiles<span>&nbsp;Road" Joseph Chiles</span>], one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["transportation"] facilities, caused ["banks" financial] hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis' moved <span>in</span>to ["Sacramento"]<span>, and</span> some <span>3</span>,000 acres of the Davis ranch<span>&nbsp;were sold</span> for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prominent among the early settlers were ["Jerome C. Davis" Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis], the son-in-law and daughter of ["<span>Joseph B. </span>Chiles<span>"</span>], one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates<span>, the Civil War</span> and inadequate ["transportation"] facilities, caused ["banks" financial] hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis' moved to ["Sacramento"]<span>&nbsp;after selling</span> some <span>7</span>,000 acres of the Davis ranch for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Directors of this pioneer line surveyed a triangular railroad junction, which would play a major role in the future development of the town that was laid out around it. Residential and business construction was spurred when daily railroad service from Vallejo to Davis Junction was opened on August 24, 1868.<span><br> - <br> -</span> The official town [wiki:WikiPedia:Plat plat], covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the ["Amtrak Station" railroad] reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to ["college of agricultural and environmental sciences" agricultural development] in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Directors of this pioneer line surveyed a triangular railroad junction, which would play a major role in the future development of the town that was laid out around it. Residential and business construction was spurred when daily railroad service from Vallejo to Davis Junction was opened on August 24, 1868. The official town [wiki:WikiPedia:Plat plat], covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the ["Amtrak Station" railroad] reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to ["college of agricultural and environmental sciences" agricultural development] in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Institution of a four-year degree program in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the ["School of Veterinary Medicine"] in 1949, and the ["College of Letters and Science"] in 1951, were impetus for further growth and ["Research and Development" development], which was augmented after 1959, when the ["UC Regents"] determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the ["College of Engineering"] in 1962, the ["School of Law"] in 1964, the ["School of Medicine"] in 1968, and the ["UC Davis Medical Center"] in ["Sacramento"] in 1973. Davis is now the largest of ["University of California" UC's] nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The ["City of Davis"] was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. ["Fire Department" Fire], ["Police" protection], ["Waste Water Treatment Plant" sewers], ["The grass sidewalk" sidewalks], and ["Streets" street] paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The ["City of Davis"] was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. ["Fire Department" Fire], ["Police" protection], ["Waste Water Treatment Plant" sewers], ["The grass sidewalk" sidewalks], and ["Streets" street] paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Institution of a four-year degree program at the University Farm in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the ["School of Veterinary Medicine"] in 1949, and the ["College of Letters and Science"] in 1951, were impetus for further growth and ["Research and Development" development], which was augmented after 1959, when the ["UC Regents"] determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the ["College of Engineering"] in 1962, the ["School of Law"] in 1964, the ["School of Medicine"] in 1968, and the ["UC Davis Medical Center"] in ["Sacramento"] in 1973. Davis is now the largest of ["University of California" UC's] nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- For many years, until the late 1970s/early 1980s (</span>1979<span>&nbsp;to 1983 is what's comin</span>g<span>&nbsp;to mind...), alcohol outside of the bars in ["Davis"] could not be sold becaus</span>e ["UC Davis"]<span>&nbsp;is a</span> ["<span>Land Grant University</span>"<span>&nbsp;land grant university</span>]. <span>The </span>b<span>an extended for a three-mile radius from ["UC</span> Davis<span>" UCD]. This</span> meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this circle. Most people either drove to Chiles Road, east of Mace, where two liquor stores were located, *just* beyond the three-mile border. Others could drive on the old 113 north to Woodland. On the northeast corner of the lot where what is now County Fair Mall sits was a lone outpost, a liquor store, which attracted customers from Davis as well. One of the stores was called Frenchy's [right now I can't remember which one it was]. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> <td> <span>+ Prior to prohibition, Davisville had enacted its own temperance statute that stood until </span>1979<span>, almost fifty years after the repeal of prohibition. This statute sou</span>g<span>ht to prevent the corruption of young farming students at th</span>e ["UC Davis"<span>&nbsp;university</span>]<span>, by banning the sale of alcohol within three miles of</span> ["<span>campus</span>"]. <span>As of the mid-nineties, however, however, Davis stood as one of the few municipalities within California allowing the pu</span>b<span>lic consumption of alcohol.</span> Davis<span>' temperance statute</span> meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this circle. Most people either drove to Chiles Road, east of Mace, where two liquor stores were located, *just* beyond the three-mile border. Others could drive on the old 113 north to Woodland. On the northeast corner of the lot where what is now County Fair Mall sits was a lone outpost, a liquor store, which attracted customers from Davis as well. One of the stores was called Frenchy's [right now I can't remember which one it was]. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-10-15 18:41:02PhilipNeustromeastman's photos <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * [http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf6w100646&amp;doc.view=items Eastman's Originals] is a collection of photographs of Davis and UC Davis from the 1940s and 1950s.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-08-30 11:08:53JanelleAlvstadMattsonlinking things up <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Over the years, Davis has been ["Davis In The Media" in the national media], sometimes for good reasons, see ["Outside Magazine Article"], and sometimes as the butt of jokes, see ["People's Republic of Davis"]. But many say any press is good ["Media" press]. <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-07-24 18:59:42JimSchwab <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz<span>&nbsp;of Davis</span>"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-07-20 08:10:35SummerSongsome links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between Yolo <span>and </span>Solano counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate Davis area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" native plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the West Sacramento Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the City of Davis and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between <span>["</span>Yolo <span>County" Yolo] and ["</span>Solano<span>&nbsp;County" Solano]</span> counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate <span>["</span>Davis<span>"]</span> area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" native plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the <span>["</span>West Sacramento<span>"]</span> Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the <span>["</span>City of Davis<span>"]</span> and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were ["Jerome C. Davis" Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis], the son-in-law and daughter of ["Joseph Chiles<span>"</span>], one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["transportation"] facilities, caused <span>financial</span> hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis' moved into ["Sacramento"], and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prominent among the early settlers were ["Jerome C. Davis" Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis], the son-in-law and daughter of ["<span>Chiles Road" </span>Joseph Chiles], one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["transportation"] facilities, caused <span>["banks" financial]</span> hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis' moved into ["Sacramento"], and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The official town [wiki:WikiPedia:Plat plat], covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the <span>railroad</span> reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to <span>a</span>gricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The official town [wiki:WikiPedia:Plat plat], covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the <span>["Amtrak Station" railroad]</span> reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to <span>["colle</span>g<span>e of agricultural and environmental sciences" ag</span>ricultural development<span>]</span> in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established University State Farm might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first Chamber of Commerce succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on water rights for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" was soon dropped from the town's name, and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established University State Farm might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first <span>["Davis </span>Chamber of Commerce<span>" Chamber of Commerce]</span> succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on <span>["Davis Tap Water" </span>water rights<span>]</span> for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" was soon dropped from the town's name, and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the first ["UC Davis" University Farm] buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at UC Berkeley until 1952. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the first ["UC Davis" University Farm] buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at <span>["</span>UC Berkeley<span>"]</span> until 1952. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Institution of a four-year degree program in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1949, and the College of Letters and Science<span>s</span> in 1951, were impetus for further growth and <span>d</span>evelopment, which was augmented after 1959, when the ["UC Regents"] determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the College of Engineering in 1962, the School of Law in 1964, the School of Medicine in 1968, and the UC Davis Medical Center<span>&nbsp;in </span>Sacramento in 1973. Davis is now the largest of UC's nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Institution of a four-year degree program in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the <span>["</span>School of Veterinary Medicine<span>"]</span> in 1949, and the <span>["</span>College of Letters and Science<span>"]</span> in 1951, were impetus for further growth and <span>["Research and D</span>evelopment<span>" development]</span>, which was augmented after 1959, when the ["UC Regents"] determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the <span>["</span>College of Engineering<span>"]</span> in 1962, the <span>["</span>School of Law<span>"]</span> in 1964, the <span>["</span>School of Medicine<span>"]</span> in 1968, and the <span>["</span>UC Davis Medical Center<span>"] in ["</span>Sacramento<span>"]</span> in 1973. Davis is now the largest of <span>["University of California" </span>UC's<span>]</span> nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The ["City of Davis"] was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. Fire<span>, protection, sewers,</span> sidewalk<span>s, and street</span> paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The ["City of Davis"] was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. <span>["</span>Fire<span>&nbsp;Department" Fire], ["Police" protection], ["Waste Water Treatment Plant" sewers], ["The grass</span> sidewalk<span>" sidewalks], and ["Streets" street]</span> paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-04-28 16:39:50AlphaDog+Drinking in Davis from the Alcohol page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Drinking in Davis =<br> + For many years, until the late 1970s/early 1980s (1979 to 1983 is what's coming to mind...), alcohol outside of the bars in ["Davis"] could not be sold because ["UC Davis"] is a ["Land Grant University" land grant university]. The ban extended for a three-mile radius from ["UC Davis" UCD]. This meant if you wanted to buy wine for a party, or booze for any other occasion (including destroying your liver), you had to go beyond this circle. Most people either drove to Chiles Road, east of Mace, where two liquor stores were located, *just* beyond the three-mile border. Others could drive on the old 113 north to Woodland. On the northeast corner of the lot where what is now County Fair Mall sits was a lone outpost, a liquor store, which attracted customers from Davis as well. One of the stores was called Frenchy's [right now I can't remember which one it was]. Incidentally, fireworks sales were also not allowed in Davis, and every July, a fireworks stand was set up next to the aforementioned liquor store in Woodland, and this was where Davisites joined Woodland folks in getting a bang for their buck.<br> + <br> + The southwest corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] &amp; ["G Street" G] seems to have housed a bar or saloon of some sort for much of Davis history. At present, it is the site of ["Froggy's"], which was formerly known as The Paragon. Other bars/saloons on G Street have included The Club (located in the portion of the building that was recently added to ["Woodstock's Pizza"]), and the Antique Bizarre (a popular watering hole located on the first floor of the Hotel Aggie/Terminal Hotel, in the spot last occupied by La Esperanza). Other places to wet your whistle include and included Mr. B's (popular bar owned by the Belenis family, longtime restaurateurs on the Davis scene), ["Soga's"] (which replaced Mr. B's, when it was in its final location), A.J. Bump's, ["G Street Pub"] (which replaced A.J. Bump's), ["Sudwerk"], and ["Cantina del Cabo"]. Since the liquor ban was lifted, most groceries, many sit-down restaurants, and the like now offer at minimum beer and wine, and sometimes stronger spirits.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-04-18 16:24:57AlphaDog+resource <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["<span>T</span>ransportation"<span>&nbsp;transportation</span>] facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis' moved into ["Sacramento"], and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prominent among the early settlers were <span>["</span>Jerome C. <span>Davis" Jerome C. </span>and Mary A. Davis<span>]</span>, the son-in-law and daughter of <span>["</span>Joseph Chiles<span>"]</span>, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["<span>t</span>ransportation"] facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis' moved into ["Sacramento"], and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://63.192.157.117/history/Conti/echoes.html Echoes of Solano's Past] is an archived historical web resource written by Kristin Delaplane. Two sections that may be of particular interest to those looking for Davis history are [http://63.192.157.117/history/Conti/conti102295.html Indians, grizzlies succumb to newcomers], which introduces some of the key founders, and [http://63.192.157.117/history/Conti/conti102995.html Davisville - nearly Veranda City - founded].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-04-18 16:04:32JasonAllerPlat was correct, changed and linked wikipedia definition <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The official town pl<span>ot</span>, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The official town <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:Plat </span>pl<span>at]</span>, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-04-18 10:24:05AlphaDog+links +TOC <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between Yolo and Solano counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate Davis area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" native plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the West Sacramento Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant on which most of the City of Davis and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["Transportation" transportation] facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis<span>es</span> moved into ["Sacramento"], and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+ = Overview =<br> + (''see also ["Davis Timeline"]'')<br> + The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between Yolo and Solano counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate Davis area presented an abundance of ["Town Flora" native plants] and ["Town Wildlife" wildlife], sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the West Sacramento Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant upon which most of the City of Davis and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located.<br> + <br> +</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["Transportation" transportation] facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davis<span>'</span> moved into ["Sacramento"], and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The official town pl<span>a</span>t, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The official town pl<span>o</span>t, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the first U<span>ni</span>versity Farm buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at UC Berkeley until 1952. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the first <span>["</span>U<span>C Da</span>v<span>is" Univ</span>ersity Farm<span>]</span> buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at UC Berkeley until 1952. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The City of Davis was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. Fire, protection, sewers, sidewalks, and street paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>["</span>City of Davis<span>"]</span> was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. Fire, protection, sewers, sidewalks, and street paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. The bikeway system, first established in 1967 and now a required component of new subdivision plans, has promoted the bicycle as a major means of local ["<span>T</span>ransportation"<span>&nbsp;transportation</span>]. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. The bikeway system, first established in 1967 and now a required component of new subdivision plans, has promoted the bicycle as a major means of local ["<span>t</span>ransportation"]. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =Random Historical Bits &amp; Davis Trivia= </td> <td> <span>+</span> =<span>&nbsp;</span>Random Historical Bits &amp; Davis Trivia<span>&nbsp;</span>=<span><br> + (''see also ["Departed Businesses"]'')</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''<span>["</span>The Club<span>"]</span>''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], where Woodstock Pizza is now. Men used to sit at the window table and watch the girls walk down the street when they weren't playing pool. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Club''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], where Woodstock Pizza is now. Men used to sit at the window table and watch the girls walk down the street when they weren't playing pool. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''<span>["</span>The Aggie Hotel<span>"]</span>''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments.<span><br> - -----</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], and ["Historic Places"]. </td> <td> <span>+ = Other Resources =<br> + *</span> To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], and ["Historic Places"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/ Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most historic Davis landmarks. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pb/cultural/30years/ Thirty Years in the History of Davis] is a draft manuscript recounting the more recent history of Davis. The public is invited to review and comment upon this book.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * If you're REALLY interested in learning more about Davis history, and you have some spare time, check out the following books:</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/ Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most ["Historic Places" historic Davis landmarks]. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing.<br> + <br> + * If you're REALLY interested in learning more about Davis history, and you have some spare time, check out the following books:</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - There's also:<br> - <br> - </span> * ''Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis'', by Ann F. Scheuring<span><br> - </span> --<span>&nbsp;</span>["CentralDavisite"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis'', by Ann F. Scheuring --["CentralDavisite"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-04-10 23:14:09CentralDavisiteadded link to departed businesses <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], and ["Historic Places"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + To explore present-day Davis, look for pages on businesses, schools, streets, and what have you. If you're interested in more about Davis history, check pages such as ["Departed Businesses"], Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], and ["Historic Places"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-03-14 13:51:33SharlaDaly <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''["The Club"]''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], <span>possibly where Lily's Fashion Loun</span>g<span>e now resides</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''["The Club"]''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], <span>where Woodstock Pizza is now. Men used to sit at the window table and watch the </span>g<span>irls walk down the street when they weren't playing pool</span>.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-25 17:56:59JevanGraylink <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["Transportation" transportation] facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davises moved into Sacramento, and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate ["Transportation" transportation] facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davises moved into <span>["</span>Sacramento<span>"]</span>, and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-24 19:53:42AmeliaCarlsonlinks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between Yolo and Solano counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate Davis area presented an abundance of native plants<span>&nbsp;and </span>w<span>ildlife</span>, sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the West Sacramento Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant on which most of the City of Davis and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between Yolo and Solano counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate Davis area presented an abundance of <span>["Town Flora" </span>native plants<span>] and ["To</span>w<span>n Wildlife" wildlife]</span>, sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the West Sacramento Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant on which most of the City of Davis and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Institution of a four-year degree program in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1949, and the College of Letters and Sciences in 1951, were impetus for further growth and development, which was augmented after 1959, when the UC Regents determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the College of Engineering in 1962, the School of Law in 1964, the School of Medicine in 1968, and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in 1973. Davis is now the largest of UC's nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Institution of a four-year degree program in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1949, and the College of Letters and Sciences in 1951, were impetus for further growth and development, which was augmented after 1959, when the <span>["</span>UC Regents<span>"]</span> determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the College of Engineering in 1962, the School of Law in 1964, the School of Medicine in 1968, and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in 1973. Davis is now the largest of UC's nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-09 13:30:02AlphaDogadded internal links for The Club & Aggie Hotel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Club''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], possibly where Lily's Fashion Lounge now resides. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>["</span>The Club<span>"]</span>''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], possibly where Lily's Fashion Lounge now resides. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with KDVS crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as [http://moonhead.linklord.com/ Thin White Rope], [http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html Game Theory], [http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ Camper van Beethoven], etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''["The Aggie Hotel"]''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with ["KDVS"] crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"] ([http://moonhead.linklord.com/ "website"]), ["Game Theory"] ([http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html "article"]), ["Camper van Beethoven"] ([http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ "website"]), etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original ["La Esperanza"]] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-08 13:09:42PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], and ["Historic<span>al</span> Places"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"], ["Lincoln Highway"], and ["Historic Places"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-08 13:08:49PhilipNeustromlink <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- -----</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"]<span>&nbsp;and</span> ["Lincoln Highway"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, check out ["Davis Timeline"]<span>,</span> ["Lincoln Highway"]<span>, and ["Historical Places"]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-03 11:42:05AlphaDogadded Game Theory & Camper links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with KDVS crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as [http://moonhead.linklord.com/ Thin White Rope], ["<span>Game Theory</span>"]<span>, ["Camper van Beethoven" Camper], etc. The bottom level</span> of the <span>Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original La Esperanza] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into a great club/party place by night. Popular with KDVS crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as [http://moonhead.linklord.com/ Thin White Rope], [<span>http://www.loudfamily.com/game.html Game Theory], [http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ Camper van Beethoven], etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original [</span>"<span>La Esperanza</span>"]<span>] while a small staircase on the side</span> of the <span>building led up to a couple small apartments.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-03 11:35:48AlphaDogadded link to TWR site <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into club by night. Popular with KDVS crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as [<span>"</span>Thin White Rope<span>"</span>], ["Game Theory"], ["Camper van Beethoven" Camper], etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original La Esperanza] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into <span>a great </span>club<span>/party place</span> by night. Popular with KDVS crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as [<span>http://moonhead.linklord.com/ </span>Thin White Rope], ["Game Theory"], ["Camper van Beethoven" Camper], etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original La Esperanza] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-02-03 11:31:30AlphaDogadded section for random historical bits <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ =Random Historical Bits &amp; Davis Trivia=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''The Club''': An extremely popular Davis locals/biker bar back in the day before The City decided that real non-student bars were an evil thing. Gone before I ever arrived, but people who grew up in Davis still remember the place fondly. It stood on G Street next to the ["Davis Barber Shop"], possibly where Lily's Fashion Lounge now resides.<br> + <br> + * '''The Aggie Hotel''': Existed where ["Shuz"] &amp; ["Nest"] now reside. One of those apartment/homes that transformed into club by night. Popular with KDVS crew back in the eighties and hosted such notables as ["Thin White Rope"], ["Game Theory"], ["Camper van Beethoven" Camper], etc. The bottom level of the Aggie Hotel was a restaurant [the original La Esperanza] while a small staircase on the side of the building led up to a couple small apartments.<br> + -----</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-01-20 01:27:26JabberWokkySome of those "fixes" were incorrect. "Lands were donated" *should* be "Land was <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The official town plat, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land<span>s were</span> donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The official town plat, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Land<span>&nbsp;was</span> donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-01-20 00:51:44SummerSongTypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The official town plat, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Lands w<span>as</span> donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad<span>&nbsp;somewhat</span> reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The official town plat, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Lands w<span>ere</span> donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2005-01-15 01:49:12CentralDavisiteadded bibliography. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * If you're REALLY interested in learning more about Davis history, and you have some spare time, check out the following books:<br> + * ''Davisville '68: The History and Heritage of the City of Davis'', by Joann Leach Larkey<br> + * ''Old North Davis: Guide to Walking a Traditional Neighborhood'', by John Lofland<br> + * ''Davis, California: 1910s-1940s'', by John Lofland and Phyllis Haig<br> + * ''Demolishing a Historic Hotel: A Sociology of Preservation Failures in Davis, California'', by John Lofland<br> + * ''Davis: Radical Changes, Deep Constants'', by John Lofland<br> + <br> + There's also:<br> + <br> + * ''Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis'', by Ann F. Scheuring<br> + -- ["CentralDavisite"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2004-12-14 08:23:00JamesDawetransport linking <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate <span>transportation</span> facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davises moved into Sacramento, and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate <span>["Transportation" transportation]</span> facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davises moved into Sacramento, and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. The bikeway system, first established in 1967 and now a required component of new subdivision plans, has promoted the bicycle as a major means of local <span>t</span>ransportation. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. The bikeway system, first established in 1967 and now a required component of new subdivision plans, has promoted the bicycle as a major means of local <span>["T</span>ransportation<span>" transportation]</span>. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2004-12-13 02:11:05MikeIvanovAdded Timeline link. Could someone break up this page with headlines? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, check out ["Lincoln Highway"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, check out<span>&nbsp;["Davis Timeline"] and</span> ["Lincoln Highway"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2004-12-04 13:27:03TonyMagagnaSome basic info from an old handout I had lying around. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- We should describe some town history here, link to sites, etc.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The site of "our town" lies north of the original streambed of ["Putah Creek"] (''Rio de los Putas''), which became the dividing line between Yolo and Solano counties in 1850. Formerly the home of a group of Patwin Indians, the immediate Davis area presented an abundance of native plants and wildlife, sustaining both animal and human inhabitants before hunters, trappers, and the first pioneer agriculturalists brought drastic changes. During the early 1850s, livestock production and cultivation of the rich alluvial plains in the West Sacramento Valley were profitable enterprises, and a number of American and European immigrants sought title to portions of ''Rancho Laguna de Santo Calle,'' the unconfirmed Mexican land grant on which most of the City of Davis and the ["Campus" University of California campus] are located.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- For now, check out ["Lincoln Highway"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Prominent among the early settlers were Jerome C. and Mary A. Davis, the son-in-law and daughter of Joseph Chiles, one of California's trail-blazing pioneers, whose cattle interests in the area began in 1849. The Davises' holdings were expanded to include 12,000 acres by 1858; however, floods, drought, and disease, coupled with high interest rates and inadequate transportation facilities, caused financial hardship for California ranchers. By 1868, the Davises moved into Sacramento, and some 3,000 acres of the Davis ranch were sold for $80,000 to developers of the California Pacific Railroad.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/ Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most historic Davis landmarks. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing. </span> </td> <td> <span>+ Directors of this pioneer line surveyed a triangular railroad junction, which would play a major role in the future development of the town that was laid out around it. Residential and business construction was spurred when daily railroad service from Vallejo to Davis Junction was opened on August 24, 1868.<br> + <br> + The official town plat, covering a 32-block area that fronted on Putah Creek, was recorded November 24, 1868. By 1870, Davisville citizens numbered 400. Lands was donated for a schoolhouse and churches; street trees were planted; a boomtown prosperity existed until subsequent extension of the railroad somewhat reduced the local volume of trade. During the later 19th century, the town's economy was chiefly related to agricultural development in the surrounding area.<br> + <br> + Only a few far-sighted citizens dared hope, in 1905, that the newly established University State Farm might be located near Davisville, but a determined seven-man committee of the first Chamber of Commerce succeeded where similar committees in some seventy communities elsewhere in California failed. Many local citizens subscribed funds for purchase of an option on the 779-acre Sparks-Hamel-Wright tract that was offered to the site selection committee, plus the option on water rights for irrigating purposes. When their offer was accepted on April 6, 1906, Davisites celebrated with flag flying and fireworks. The "ville" was soon dropped from the town's name, and the women's improvement club quickly organized Cleanup Days, so as to make the community more presentable for its new role as a university town.<br> + <br> + Construction of the first University Farm buildings commenced in mid-1907, and the first instruction began in October, 1908, with fifteen non-degree students in attendance. Short courses for farmers were also an important function of the new teaching and research institution that would remain under the administrative control of the College of Agriculture at UC Berkeley until 1952.<br> + <br> + Institution of a four-year degree program in 1933 resulted in unprecedented growth for both the campus and the community, and the first long-range development plans were initiated. The additions of the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1949, and the College of Letters and Sciences in 1951, were impetus for further growth and development, which was augmented after 1959, when the UC Regents determined that Davis was to become a general campus of the University of California, embracing all major academic disciplines. Subsequently established were the College of Engineering in 1962, the School of Law in 1964, the School of Medicine in 1968, and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in 1973. Davis is now the largest of UC's nine (soon to be ten) campuses, at 3,400 acres.<br> + <br> + The City of Davis was incorporated in 1917 under a commission form of government. Fire, protection, sewers, sidewalks, and street paving were high on the list of badly needed civic improvements. In 1928, the mayor-council form of government was adopted. In 1950, the first city administrator was appointed, and in 1965, the position of city manager was instituted. A planning commission was established in 1925, and the city's first General Plan was adopted in 1927.<br> + <br> + In the late 1970s, Davis gained national recognition for community efforts in energy conservation. The bikeway system, first established in 1967 and now a required component of new subdivision plans, has promoted the bicycle as a major means of local transportation. Several Davis builders have pioneered energy-efficient building and subdivision design. In addition, the city building code has since 1975 included mandatory energy conservation standards which cover all new construction.<br> + <br> + -----<br> + <br> + Also, check out ["Lincoln Highway"].<br> + <br> + A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/ Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most historic Davis landmarks. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2004-11-03 22:14:08MikeIvanovplease do not use quotes for outside links (we're working on allowing this) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the [<span>"</span>http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/<span>"</span> Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most historic Davis landmarks. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/ Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most historic Davis landmarks. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2004-11-03 22:10:32JackHaskel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + A good way to get a taste of Davis' history is to take the ["http://www.city.davis.ca.us/pcs/historic/biketour/" Davis Historic Bike Tour]. It's a short ride through town that takes you by some of the most historic Davis landmarks. Be sure to read or even print out the website so you know what you're seeing. </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Town Historyhttp://daviswiki.org/Town_History2004-08-10 19:57:48 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Town History<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ We should describe some town history here, link to sites, etc.<br> + <br> + For now, check out ["Lincoln Highway"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>