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Public Forum on Pesticide Use by the City of Davis

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The City of Davis and the Davis Natural Resources Commission - Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hosted a forum on pesticide use in Davis.

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

The forum discussed current herbicide and insecticide use by the City in public parks, greenbelts, City-owned open spaces and farm lands, City facilities, streets, and sidewalks as well as providing information on why pesticides are used and alternatives to reduce or eliminate continued pesticide use.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment to protect and resist, certainly, but also a time to return to the roots that are our local neighborhoods, our cities, our suburbs and build something better with them. People must make demands of the system if the system is to change, says Blackwell.

In The Studio - The Shift to Cycling

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Maria Contreras Tebbutt hosts Zane McDonald, UCD Institute of Transportation Studies.

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topics discussed include: coming to Davis as someone who has been dependent on cars and trucks, and falling in love with using a bicycle for transportation.  What the UCD Institute of T. Studies does, what the researchers are doing and learning and the S.T.E.P.S. program.