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A Perspective on Recent School Board Actions

A Perspective on Recent School Board Actions

By Robert Poppenga Last Thursday, as community member after community member spoke on the value of the AIM program to their families, we learned again a simple truth: many families move to Davis because of its superior public schools. As home to one of the best public universities in the world and to a...

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Honest Mistake or Grand Theft of Casino Winnings?

Honest Mistake or Grand Theft of Casino Winnings?

by Jackie Snyder Closing arguments took place on the morning of July 1, 2015 in the case against Dorothy Dacosta.  The trial began Monday and only lasted a few short days.  Once the trial was placed in the jury’s hands, July 1, 2015, a guilty verdict was reached in less than two hours. The...

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New Month – New Goal – 20 New Subscribers

Jul 1, 2015
New Month – New Goal – 20 New Subscribers

Dear Friends, We did well last month with 28 new subscribers.  That will help greatly in meeting our growing obligations.  Now that July starts, we have a new and more modest goal of 20 new $10 a month subscriptions.  These are critical toward moving the Vanguard toward sustainability and ultimately the ability to hire...

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Envisioning the University of the 21st Century

Jul 1, 2015
Envisioning the University of the 21st Century

On Tuesday night at the Davis City Council meeting, Steven Currall, the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategic Projects and Initiatives and Co-Chair of the University of the 21st Century Committee, introduced and provided a brief overview of the university’s initiative to lead the way for higher education in the 21st century and beyond. Councilmember...

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Can We Bridge the GATE Divide?

Jul 1, 2015
Can We Bridge the GATE Divide?

We have primarily focused our reporting on the process issues related to how the Davis Joint Unified School District’s Board of Education made critical changes to the GATE/AIM program, first in the June 4 vote that ended private testing and asked the Superintendent and his staff to come back with recommendations on how to...

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Trackside Developers Respond to Concerns

Jul 1, 2015
Trackside Developers Respond to Concerns

On Tuesday evening, the Old East Davis Neighbors continued to complain about the process and height of the proposed Trackside project. Two weeks ago, 15 residents came forward during public comment, complaining of the failure by the development team to meet with neighbors prior to submitting their project application to the city, as well...

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Analysis: Gloves Come Off in Debate Over City Manager

Jun 30, 2015
Analysis: Gloves Come Off in Debate Over City Manager

Last week, we noted and analyzed Rich Rifkin’s column, “Davis City Manager Fails to Lead” (6/24) where he wrote, “Next week, Dirk Brazil will mark the start of his ninth month on the job as the Davis city manager. Sadly, there is already good reason to think that our City Council made the wrong...

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Supreme Court Holds Line Allowing Execution Drug in a 5-4 Decision

Jun 30, 2015
Supreme Court Holds Line Allowing Execution Drug in a 5-4 Decision

The Supreme Court this year has taken a surprising though small turn to the left on a number of issues, but it remained on the right in its 5-4 decision that rules that the sedative midazolam – which death-row inmates had argued does not reliably cause unconsciousness – is not a form of cruel...

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Soliciting by the Numbers

Soliciting by the Numbers

By Tia Will A recent article on the Vanguard about panhandling in Davis drew some comments that caught my attention. I quote: “Davis is getting what it deserves. They coddle the homeless instead of cracking down on them” “What if you feed feral cats or hungry wild bears that don’t actually live in your...

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Closing Arguments in Second Trial of Accused Child Molester

Jun 30, 2015
Closing Arguments in Second Trial of Accused Child Molester

by Charlotte Krovoza On Friday, June 26th at 10:40 am the jury in the Guzman trial convened to hear the closing arguments. They were to decide on count 1, which occurred on September 27th 2013, and counts 2 through 4 spanning the time of November 12th 2012 to September 26, 2013. After receiving jury...

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