Sunday, December 29, 2013

December 29, 2013 Is the Third Anniversary of Old North Davis Chat (228)

The first Old North Chat blog post was published three years ago today, on December 29, 2010. This was (and is) it:

Curiously, there were two additional small posts that same day. They are reproduced after the jump.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Three Faces In the Landscape (227)

In strolling about Old North I have come onto three faces inscribed in the landscape. Close cropped pictures of them are seen here.

Where are they? Wider shots of their respective locations are given after the jump.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Life At a Vacant House (226)

Almost a year ago a small Old North house became vacant and went up for sale for what seemed a long time. The “for sale” sign finally came down a short while ago although the house showed little sign of life.

But that has now changed. A modest string of holiday lights frames the roof and front window and a lighted tree shines through that window.

It may be modest, but it is nonetheless powerfully cheerful.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Downtown Parking Planners Propose Ending Free On-Street Parking in Old North (225)

Downtown parking is in the news because the “Downtown Parking Task Force” (“Task Force”) (image 1) presented a 256 page report to the Davis City Council this last Tuesday (image 2).

Numbers 2 and 3 of that group’s 19 recommendations caught my attention because they focus on getting downtown employees to park farther from the “core of the core” by motivating them to park in Old North (among other places).

The odd thing about this effort is that the Task Force proposes to stimulate this by starting to charge employees $8 a month for what is now free!

I guess it is only in quirky Davis that something free is made more attractive by charging $8 a month for it.