Panel Discussion on Pending Homeless Initiatives

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The Davis Chamber of Commerce presented a Panel Discussion on Pending Homeless Initiatives.

Featured speakers included City of Davis Mayor Robb Davis, City of Davis Chief of Police Darren Pytel, Communications and Strategy Manager Homeless Coordinator for Yolo County Tracy Dickinson, Davis Community Meals Executive Director Bill Pride, and faith organization representative and Board President of Davis Opportunity Village, Martha Teeter.

Each panelist gave a brief update.   Davis Chamber of Commerce CEO Christina Blackman facilitates a Q&A session afterwards.

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.

Libertarian Counterpoint

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Susan Rice allegedly "unmasked" Trump mentions in intelligence surveillance records.

The Gorsuch nomination and the Democratic filibuster.

Real border wall losers - ranchers, homeowners and taxpayers through exercise of eminent domain.

DHS Secretary John Kelly says airport searches of cell phones will continue.

Yale School of Medicine Professor Gordon Shepard says drinking wine gives brain a workout, engaging brain more than music or solving math equations. But you must swallow.

4th Annual UN Day of Sport for Development and Peace - Davis Celebration

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Brenda Brumfield-Ross, Northern California Representative, Sister Cities International (, hosts guests:

Pelton Stewart, President of Sister Cities Commission, Vallejo, CA

Attorney Charles A. Bonner, CEO of Bonergies Global Charitable Fund

Ronald Scott, Member Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., NAACP & Sister Cities Vallejo

Libertarian Counterpoint

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John McCain says Rand Paul is a Putin operative for objecting to Montenegro NATO membership.

Trump's taxes - at 25% in year leaked, more that Bernie's. Media's focus is on whether Trump was the leaker.

Political operative Roger Stone victim of hit and run, he thinks it may have been an assassination attempt especially after he was recently poisoned also.

LA County Sheriff's Department spending $300,000 to switch from silver to gold colored belt buckles. Both are actually brass.

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The grey market epitomized by Uber v. taxis, Air B&B v. Hilton and Amazon v. Macys.

FDA regulations of E-cigs.

Death from painkillers down 25% in legal marijuana states

Attorney General Jeff Sessions making noises about enhanced drug enforcement and disparaging comments about marijuana.

Justin Amash R-MI, Tom Garrett R-VA, Ed Blumenauer D-OR, Tulsi Gabbard D-HI, Scott Taylor R-VA & Don Young R-AK co-sponsoring "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.

Libertarian Counterpoint

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Trump's speech to Congress; Increased spending on defense, the drug war and infrastructure. No change in social welfare spending other than ObamaCare repeal and replace and cutting back regulatory agencies like EPA but not nearly enough spending cuts to pay for the proposed spending increases. Pipeline construction will almost certainly make liberal use of eminent domain. Is strong vetting a precursor to real ID and civil liberties and privacy violations? Are Iran sanctions a first step toward war? The Yemen raid was a success?