The idea of the Featured Page is to highlight a good or otherwise interesting article.

Writeups ("On Deck")

Write up a short hook, include an appropriate image, and post it here! Then we can edit it to perfection and post it. The photos should be scaled down to around 320 pixels for the largest dimension. Once there are some good ideas feel free to change the Featured Page!

Note especially the part about the "short hook." The featured page isn't meant to tell the whole story; it's meant to "hook" the reader to click on the page where the fuller story can be told.

Proposed new writeup:

The City of Davis has let go of our tree crew! Immediately following the passage of Measure D, city manager Steve Pinkerton announced the dismissal of Davis' only tree crew. These fellows not only maintained the city's 18,000 trees, they also "hang and remove the banner on B st., install owl boxes, installing the Christmas tree on E st., hanging ornaments, removing ornaments, dispose of Christmas tree, installing reflective tape on structure at the train depot, help install and remove antennas on towers that were too tall to reach, install cable on a flag pole for the bomb squad, [and] deliver wood chips for volunteer projects". Pinkerton has promised further cuts in city staff, which will presumably result in a further reduction in services the city provides.

  • The page needs a photo before it becomes a featured page.
    • This seems like a good image for that blurb.
      • Yes, that could work.
  • The Trees page itself needs photos. Should we just take some from pages like these and add them to Trees?
    • That's a good idea. —cp

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2011-05-12 14:59:59   JabberWokky has suggested featuring some long-time Davis businesses as featured pages. I like the idea a lot. What are some good criteria for picking them? I'd suggest the following as a few criteria: 1) At least 10 years old (opened in 2001 or before); 2) Have a good, interesting history written up on the page. Could be info on the people involved, the location(s), events there, whatever. Something that makes it an informational page for Davis, not just for the business itself. Thoughts?

The second thing is obviously to come up with some good options. ACE Hardware is a fairly interesting one. Hibbert Lumber and Redwood Barn Nursery could both be great candidates if they get filled out a bit more. The Graduate is a true Davis institution... the writeup is a bit of a mess, but with some work, and especially with a few phone calls to get some more historical information, it could become a perfect candidate. Delta of Venus also looks like a good option. —TomGarberson

2011-05-12 16:49:06   For Delta, I noticed there were no photos of the interior, so I took some... also shot photos of all the chalk menu boards. I'll be going through my photos tomorrow. —JabberWokky

2012-03-04 23:14:42   As important as the protests are, I think with elections, Picnic Day and other things approaching, it might be time to consider when to move forward with the Featured Page. —JabberWokky

  • I have been thinking the same thing. The protests continue and the issues are still important, but they are no longer center stage and other topics deserve attention as well. We could do a quick switch for the election, which ends tomorrow, and then segue to Picnic Day. (Or plastic bags. :) ). —CovertProfessor
  • I agree as well. Time to switch to another topic. —SimonFung
  • Well, the dramapocalypse is nigh. The big report on the pepper spray incident will be released. Tomorrow will be interesting. —WilliamLewis

2012-04-04 10:51:06   Dental Questions tomorrow? —JabberWokky

  • Sure. —cp

2012-07-11 17:13:31   Maybe I'll put up a local video contest as a featured page? The election is kind of old news. —JeffShaw

  • Rule #1: The featured page should feature a page. If there were a detailed page to feature, of which the local video contest was a part, that would be cool. —CovertProfessor

2013-03-28 13:11:36   Time for a new featured page — ideas? —CovertProfessor

2013-05-30 13:35:18   I'd like to elect dumpster diving as the next featured page. Its a page, not an event. —jefftolentino