Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Meeting on 5th Street Redesign Tonight, Steve Tracy’s Offer of a Ride, & Criticism of the Design (139)
More Steve Tracy Nextdoor-posted thoughts on the 5th Street redesign appear after the jump.
The previous thoughts he refers to as available by scrolling down are posted on the Nextdoor site, but perhaps available by linking, here:
They are also available on this blog, just below, as post #137 dated April 20th.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Two Aspects of 2012 Old North Picnic Day: 1) Nothing Much Happened and 2) Its Threat Increased Neighborhood Solidarity (138)
Two aspects of the much-anticipated 2012 Picnic Day are most striking to me: 1) the lack of much happening that day and 2) Old North neighbors’ positive collective response to the threat presented by Picnic Day.
l) I think most observers agree that, compared to last year, this year’s Old North Picnic Day is hardly worth mentioning. Although there were a few incidents, the day and evening were notable for their relative lack of large and loud parties, roaming and screaming drunken groups, and vandalism. There was an instance or more of each of these, of course, but not on last year’s scale.*
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
On Wednesday, April 18, lawn signs reading “. . . Souza for . . . Council” appeared on the front yards of many of the student rentals lining 5th Street between F and Miller.
Had this mass flowering of political preference taken place in almost any other location in Davis, I would say it showed the grassroots fervor of the people living in the homes. The residents of each home had individually sought out and put up each sign.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
|1. E St. at 5th looking|
Early this Monday morning, April 16th, I saw that Public Works had just installed a “Safety Enhancement Zone” (SEZ) sign on my E-500s block. It is shown in Image 1.
Notice that it faces toward 5th Street and Downtown and reads “Entering” the SEZ. That wording is of course incorrect. Instead, from where one can read the sign, one is already in that Zone.
I checked around the ‘hood and found the same misleading placement of signs on G and D, the only others I saw in the Old North at the time I looked.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
As shown in the accompanying snapshots, the lawn at 503 5th Street was “flocked” April 2 or thereabouts. The meaning of this activity is explained on the Camp Kesem website under the tab “flocking:” See: http://www.campkesemdavis.org/
I also paste a copy of that page here.