Jonathan Lawton joined the Davis community in 2006 when he enrolled at UCD as a physics and biology major. He has studied the envrionmental and health impacts of aerosols worldwide since 2007 as a member of the DELTA group. In 2009, Jonathan completed his degree and shortly thereafter became a graduate student in electrical engineering. He is a currently a member of the Micropower Circuits and Systems Group researching energy scavaging wireless sensor networks. A firm believer in the importance of a diverse skill set, Jonathan can often be found taking classes outside of the sciences including tractor driving, ancient history, beer brewing, and figure drawing. He currently lives in West Davis with his six chickens.


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2008-06-19 12:35:08   Hey, I fixed the link on Summer Entertainment and made it more clear. The Poetry entry lists the night — it's at Bistro 33. —JabberWokky

2008-08-02 10:49:48   Sure thing! I'll make sure to pick up hamburger buns as well (plain and seasame seeded). I might also pick up some chips or something too. I'll force my friends to chip in for napkins and stuff...hopefully... —SunjeetBaadkar

2008-08-08 20:44:09   yeah, good looking out removing those brackets —StevenDaubert

2008-10-31 12:36:50   Thanks for the Manzanita photo! —LillianChow

2008-11-09 14:16:37   hiya, I don't have access to any letter from Student Housing; you might want to contact Darach Miller, who composed the letter posted at BikeChurch/Talk on this site. I think Darach can be reached through KDVS. =) —EliseKane

2008-11-09 14:19:15   Oh, hey Jonathan—I amend my statement from above: I just looked at BikeChurch/Talk and it looks like someone has posted the letter you've inquired about. There ya go! —EliseKane

2008-11-23 10:45:25   Could that have been referring to Red Orchid Restaurant? —JasonAller

2008-12-19 19:47:02   What a beautiful photo for such a sad subject. —JabberWokky

2008-12-19 21:07:14   I was there! You left 8 minutes before I responded. :) —JabberWokky

2008-12-19 22:36:19   What's your point? About 50% of UCD students are anon. —CarlaLewis

2009-02-01 23:03:17   that sign does exist though

I've spoken —StevenDaubert

2009-02-08 22:13:35   Jonathan, regarding Go Night at Delta: yes! people actually do show up! Go Night at Delta is Wednesday 7 PM till 9-ish this quarter. Depending on the players and the size of the game, each game last anywhere from 20 min to nearly 1 hour. All levels are welcomed& there is currently a good mix of players in my opinion. I am not sure if you play Go or not, but they'd be glad to teach you if you don't.

Hope to see you there!


2009-03-19 03:26:28   Your edit was surprisingly comical while I was up late studying. Thanks for the citation Jonathan. —MichaelAWoods

2009-04-08 22:05:23   Great thanks for your help. Maybe to make things even clearer we should change the title of the "growing hops" page to just "hops", since it does not describe much about growing hops, more just examples of where to find them locally. —matiasek

2009-04-10 16:24:11   Nope! Go Night has been changed to Monday at 8 PM (at least for this month). Come join us! —il

2009-04-26 09:49:16   Their only problem was roaches and they were closed for a weekend. He was claiming cleanliness issues that forced them to close for a week. Important difference. —WilliamLewis

2009-04-26 10:15:31   Please don't link that user entry. The BrianTangney account is not held by Brian... it's a sockpuppet by Joe Pomidor created to harass the real Brian. —JabberWokky

  • I wouldn't say that harassment was the aim, more of proof that he should take the account before someone else did. I did offer to hand it over to him when asked, and shut it down when he didn't want it. —JoePomidor
    • Harass was a bit harsh... perhaps "well intended taunting aimed at educating"? :) Seriously, ever notice there are more benevolent trolls on Davis Wiki than actual troublemakers? -jw
    • Haha, yeah, I just was entering my name into google to see if anyone (ahem) had put up any pages with my name in them, and this was the second response. Figured I should probably get a response up here in case anyone else was googling my name and happened across the page. —JoePomidor
      • Ah, in that case, let me clearly state my opinion: Joe is a fine fellow and has established himself as a respected peer editor. My comment was a quick note to inform, but only within the context of the situation. Joe is a fine fellow. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards

2009-11-16 13:01:24   Thank you for the suggestion as to where I might procure kaffir lime leaves. SF is kind of out of the way, so I am considering getting some kaffir lime seeds and growing some myself. Since you have purchased and used kaffir lime leaves before, I have to ask: Are the leaves a crucial component to thai curry/thai curry paste? I tried to make some thai curry paste myself the other day, sans the lime leaves, but the homemade version was...not very thai curry tasting at all. Of course, my expertise (or lack of) in thai cooking probably had something to do with that, and the recipe, being vegan, probably didn't help matters either... —il

2010-04-18 11:37:12   Nope. I flipped the logo "back" as the last thing after checking the wiki, and simply reverted to the wrong version. My mistake entirely. —JabberWokky

2011-05-07 18:32:53   good to see you at the BBQ —StevenDaubert

2011-05-08 12:23:58   It was nice to meet you also yesterday at Slide Hill Park. —BruceHansen

2011-05-09 10:15:53   Honestly, you were right. Meeting you in person has totally distinguished you in my mind from the odd connection it kept making since Josh Lawson appeared. —JabberWokky

No joke! —TomGarberson

2011-05-12 14:30:39   Thanks! Seems like Downtown might be a good next featured page, but we definitely need to get that list up to date first. —TomGarberson

2011-05-12 15:08:24   Great work on the downtown restaurants! —TomGarberson

2011-05-14 17:57:55   Thanks, it would have been easier for me to revert, then remove the link. Why did you delete your comment? —BruceHansen

2011-05-17 11:57:01   Poof! You can do things to Events. Be careful - when you delete one, you can't revert it (which is why it's semi-locked down to anybody who has been around a bit and asks). —JabberWokky

2011-05-21 10:34:49   Happy birthday, amigo! —TomGarberson

2011-05-21 10:36:11   I didn't know it was your birthday, but have a good one! —JabberWokky

2011-05-24 16:46:39   She thinks my tractor's sexy... it really turns her on. —TomGarberson

2011-05-24 23:51:01   I'm confused... I just got that warning at 23:22:10... why did you delete it?? —CovertProfessor

2011-05-24 23:54:02   Ok, sorry, I see your edit now. But wtf is up with the system? I get the emails, not the texts. I only got one email that said "Search underway if suspect seen secure yourself in a safe place call 911 do not approach, suspect has prior mental health further info check". I haven't yet gotten the cancel message. The system sucks. —CovertProfessor

2011-05-25 00:09:00   I recall that we were able to say how we wanted to be contacted. Guess I picked email and you picked text. Apparently email is second class. It did spare me from the paycheck message, though. —CovertProfessor

2011-05-30 18:38:24   Thanks for the catch... —JabberWokky

2011-05-31 14:32:31   Pardon me, sir. "+hr" runs contrary to everything gnoming on the Wiki stands for. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.

I hope you've learned from this experience and won't do it again. —TomGarberson

2011-05-31 15:46:51   Rebel. —CovertProfessor

2011-05-31 15:48:26   Tempted to create a Ban JonathanLawton page, but I don't know if I have the energy to carry the joke today. So, I'll just say well played, both JL and CP! —TomGarberson

2011-06-03 09:25:42   Nice cleanup on the Roommates Wanted page! —TomGarberson

2011-06-04 16:07:09   Oops, sorry about that delete! How embarrassing. Thanks for recovering the lost pets page. —kjhewett

2011-06-16 17:02:19   Why did you cut the comment bar out of the beer section? Is there another place you suggest I post our beer dinner? It seemed like a pretty good fit. —RhondaGruska

2011-06-17 12:25:39   Thanks Jonathon. It was not a well used comment bar for certain. We need more people talking about beer on the Wiki! Well, maybe they are too busy drinking it ;) Your action led me to post on the events page, so thanks for that inspiration. —RhondaGruska

2011-11-01 16:47:30   Thanks for the restore. It says something when somebody vandalizes and multiple reverts occur at the same time to fix it. Something about the vast majority of people willing to leap in to help fix, versus the very small number of people breaking things. —JabberWokky

2011-11-06 09:55:14   you seem to be going on a deleting-spree here


  • Mostly just trying to go through the orphaned pages and either link them to other pages or merge content with other pages. —JL

2011-11-06 09:57:12   Thank you for adding Fiona to the pets page and fixing the link to my page :) —LoriOrf

2011-11-06 10:00:56   but the ketmo menu page you deleted, 90% of the menu is the same, the new menu has like 10 new dishes So I don't know I am trying to put the page back up, but don't know how —ndah100

  • Nothing is ever really deleted on the wiki, so any page can be restored to any previous version. To do so, click on the page title, then info, and then select a version to revert to. I deleted the wiki page for the KetMoRee menu because it was already unlinked from the KetMoRee page by somebody else (orphaned page), and there's a link to a newer menu with prices from KetMoRee's website. I'm not saying the menu page shouldn't exist, but I'm not sure what purpose it serves? —JL

2012-02-22 17:33:13   this was a UCD police officer? wtf right by the arc/ orchard intersection? —StevenDaubert

  • Yeah, I believe it was UCDPD. She was parked in the bike path, on the west side next to the intersection, facing toward the ARC. Just sitting in the car, announcing over and over again that cyclists must walk or be fined. As I walked by, she was yelling at someone from her car for having two headphones in: "THAT'S ANOTHER VIOLATION!" but didn't get out to cite him. The off-leash dog that actually was a hazard was completely ignored. —JL

I would honestly go hassle that officer (in the nicest way possible, also for the life of me I can't figure out why they require walking at that spot), but that is just me. Even better "that is not a direct lawful order and I'm not going to comply, this consensual encounter is over" Daubert

Sounds to me like it was an officer basically just giving mass warnings... in a loud and obnoxious (literally, since it sounds like she was using a megaphone?) way. I'm not sure what there is to hassle her about, other than yelling at students for minor infractions. It seems like, as long as she wants to see people obey ordinances, the alternative would be actually enforcing infractions via tickets. —TomGarberson

There wasn't anything to be gained by hassling her. Even if she were wrong, which I'm not at all sure of, it's not like she would have just apologized and left when confronted. Best case, she would have ignored me, worst case, I'd have been cited or arrested. Sure, sticking up for rights is important, but the police are legally and physically privileged. They can do whatever they want and the consequences for their actions, if there are any, are far away in some courtroom. Confronting police, especially alone, is not a winning strategy.

What I have done is contacted the bicycle program coordinator at TAPS to see if I can get some clarification on the legality of bikes in crosswalks on the UCD campus. I've checked the CVC, Davis Municipal Code, and TAPS "rules of the road," and I haven't been able to find anything addressing this explicitly, besides a requirement for cyclists to yield to pedestrians. I'll report back with what I find out. Update: TAPS thinks the police are wrong, see my comment on Bike Traps. —JL

2012-02-22 17:33:44   also thoughts on LEDdar and implementation thereof ? —StevenDaubert

2012-02-22 22:36:40   What you saw may be the beginning of this program:

2012-02-23 09:35:40   Rock on! Great detective work! —JabberWokky

2012-02-23 09:44:40   Well played, sir! Well played. —TomGarberson