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Community Once Again Breaks the Silence of Racism and Other Indignities

Mar 1, 2015
Community Once Again Breaks the Silence of Racism and Other Indignities

While the third annual Breaking the Silence of Racism event did not come close to matching what occurred in 2012 when 200 people packed Davis Community Chamber, the crowd on Saturday closer to 60, still delivered some poignant and at times heart wrenching stories. The panel of community leaders consisted of Assistant Police Chief...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Full Circle and a Big Victory For Restorative Justice

Mar 1, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Full Circle and a Big Victory For Restorative Justice

In January when Assistant Police Chief Darren Pytel along with many of the other members of the Police-Community Working Group presented their recommendation to the Human Relations Commission, it marked a huge amount of closure for me personally, but Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis was briefly overcome with emotion. For him this was vindication...

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Davis Vanguard
Preliminary Hearing Continues in Man Accused of Toddlers Death

Mar 1, 2015
Preliminary Hearing Continues in Man Accused of Toddlers Death

by Antoinnette Borbon Today marked the second day of testimony in the state’s case against a man who is accused of beating his girlfriend’s toddler after she left for the gym. Baby Cameron sustained fractured ribs, injury to the bladder, a lacerated liver and severe brain damage resulting in his death. Doctors explained to family members...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: New Police Conflict Resolution Program Could Change Community-Police Relations

Feb 28, 2015

In the last several months across the nation, we have seen play out in Ferguson and Staten Island and elsewhere what played out in Davis back in 2006. A lot of people I talk to do not really remember what happened in 2006 in Davis with the turmoil involving the community, the police and...

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Davis Vanguard
City of Davis To Implement Community-Police Alternative Conflict Resolution Pilot Program

Feb 28, 2015
City of Davis To Implement Community-Police Alternative Conflict Resolution Pilot Program

The city of Davis is implementing a restorative justice style alternative conflict resolution pilot program that will enable citizens with complaints about police interactions to go through mediated sessions as an alternative to or in addition to a formal complaint process.  (See the staff report). In October 2013, Judith MacBrine began facilitating Dialogue Sessions...

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Davis Vanguard
What Should the City Do With Mace-25?

Feb 28, 2015
What Should the City Do With Mace-25?

Davis City Council will be asked on Tuesday to evaluate the suitability of the City-owned 25-acre parcel for a Community Farm and if council determines that the parcel is not suitable for a Community Farm, staff anticipates entering into an agreement with the Mace Ranch Innovation Center applicant to explore an alternative, superior site...

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Davis Vanguard
Attorneys Offer Closing Arguments in Kidnapping Case

Attorneys Offer Closing Arguments in Kidnapping Case

On the morning of February 27, 2015 the trial of Nan-Hui Jo reconvened.  The Defendant, Nan-Hui Jo had taken the witness stand the previous day and would remain at the witness stand for the majority of the morning.  At this time Deputy District Attorney Steven Mount was conducting his cross-examination of Ms. Jo.  Most...

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Bamboo and More
End-of-February color

End-of-February color

This post was supposed to be about something else entirely: rain. Last night the weather forecast predicted a 40% chance of rain this morning, and again this afternoon. Guess what? None of it materialized. As if that’s anything new. So, instead of pictures of H2O falling from the sky you get pictures of flowers...

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FOX40
Dog Alerts Family of House Fire

Feb 27, 2015
Dog Alerts Family of House Fire

DAVIS- A family of four in Davis has their dog to thank for some early morning barking that alerted them to a fire that was raging inside of their garage. “My mom was screaming, ‘fire, fire,'” Sophia, 10, told FOX40. The fire started in the garage, eventually making its way into the living room,...

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45 Journal
Under 84

Feb 27, 2015
Under 84

The dog-walking park I mentioned in yesterday's post is contained by the Sandy River on one side and I-84 on another side.  We were making out way back along the river toward the car just as the sun was getting ready to set, and the light was so p...

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