Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I recently stumbled across a Davis history volume of which I had never heard: The California Song Book.
The copy I have is the “Twelfth Edition, Revised and Enlarged” and edited by Leroy W. Allen, Cal class of 1913. It is published by the Associated Students’ Store of the University of California and dated 1923.
As I understand it, in the early period many “Davis students” were University of California at Berkeley students temporarily stationed at the “University Farm” outpost. To the degree that this was the practice, this book was also the song book of “Davis students.”
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
“Everyone knows” that Davis’ population began to explode in the ’60 and ‘70s and that a new “progressive’ and “green” era crystalized.
A good deal has been written about public level political expressions of this era--its environmental policies and signature features such as Village Homes. Among other places, this level is chronicled in Mike Fitch’s rich Growing Pains: Thirty Years in the History of Davis.