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Sunday Commentary: Dodd’s Sexual Assault Bill Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

Jun 26, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Dodd’s Sexual Assault Bill Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

In the aftermath of Judge Aaron Persky’s decision to sentence Brock Turner to probation and six months in county jail after a sexual assault conviction, Assemblymember Bill Dodd, who represents Davis and is running for the state senate, has joined with two Silicon Valley legislators to introduce a bill that would close a “loophole”...

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A Look Ahead to Mayor Davis

Jun 26, 2016
A Look Ahead to Mayor Davis

Two years ago, Joe Krovoza ended his lengthy tenure as mayor, where he had served from January 2011 until June 2014.  For some observers, the expectation was that there would not be a tremendous amount of change on the city council – after all, while the mayor would change, the membership on council only...

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Justice Sotomayor Challenges Police Power in Suspicionless Stops

Jun 26, 2016
Justice Sotomayor Challenges Police Power in Suspicionless Stops

The talk of the legal world this week has been the scathing dissent offered by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Utah v. Strieff, where the court majority ruled 5-3 that it was legal for police to search someone, even someone having been stopped without lawful cause, as long as an outstanding warrant was later discovered....

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My View II: When Should Nishi Return?

Jun 25, 2016
My View II: When Should Nishi Return?

This weekend, the Enterprise has an editorial speculating about the future of Nishi, noting that the final outcome for the project is now in the developers’ hands, who “have to decide whether to shelve eight years of planning or find a new way forward for a development that promised to add badly needed revenue...

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My View: Mayor Wolk’s Legacy

Jun 25, 2016
My View: Mayor Wolk’s Legacy

This weekend Mayor Dan Wolk, now at the end of his tenure, offers a glimpse at his view of his legacy. He writes, “This is my final Mayor’s Corner column.  Naturally, this puts me in a reflective mood. I am very proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. There are way too many to highlight…”...

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Cops in the Club: SFPD’s Racism and Bigotry Don’t Mix with SF Pride

Jun 25, 2016
Cops in the Club: SFPD’s Racism and Bigotry Don’t Mix with SF Pride

By Leslie Fulbright and Charlie Fredrick Update: Several SF Pride Grand Marshals and awardees, including Janetta Johnson, Black Lives Matter, TGI Justice Project, and the St. James Infirmary, withdrew this morning from participation in Pride, stating that “increased policing and militarized security makes LGBTQ communities of color unsafe.” The decision by SF Pride and the...

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Commentary: Disappointing Failure to Provide Boost to Preschool Programs

Jun 24, 2016
Commentary:   Disappointing Failure to Provide Boost to Preschool Programs

In the end, not only did the preschool tax fall short of the four votes needed to put it on the ballot, it fell short of even a majority, as Supervisors Oscar Villegas and Duane Chamberlain, who had supported staff drawing up ballot language two weeks before, voted against putting the measure on the...

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Analysis: Closer Examination of Assembly Race and Demise of Dan Wolk

Jun 24, 2016
Analysis: Closer Examination of Assembly Race and Demise of Dan Wolk

This week we learned the final results in Yolo County.  The only race that was really in possible doubt was Nishi, but finalizing Yolo County gives us one more opportunity to look at the 4th Assembly District and explore possible clues into Dan Wolk’s demise. Defenders of Dan Wolk will point to two factors...

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Why did Brett Lee Win in a Landslide?

Why did Brett Lee Win in a Landslide?

by Sean Raycraft 13409 votes is a huge number for Davis, in fact, it’s a record for a city council race. Brett Lee obliterated Dan Wolk’s 2012 record by more than 3000 votes. That’s more than double the 6355 Lee received in 2012. He beat his nearest rival by more than 2000 votes. In...

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SCOTUS on Deportation: A Non-Decision with Teeth

Jun 24, 2016
SCOTUS on Deportation: A Non-Decision with Teeth

By Cecilia Wang Today the Supreme Court announced that it was deadlocked four to four on United States v. Texas. The one-line non-decision leaves unanswered the central question about the president’s authority to set policy guidelines for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the deportation system. But it is a non-decision with a profound impact....

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