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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in Old Sacramento

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in Old Sacramento

Live-action retelling of Christmas poem promises to bring holiday spirit Celebrate the holidays 19th century style at Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights, an annual menagerie of lights, carolers and a live-action version of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. The Theatre of Lights runs Thursday through Sunday evenings, with...

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Last week in senate

Dec 7, 2016
Last week in senate

ASUCD holds last meeting of the quarter On Thursday, Nov. 17 ASUCD held its last meeting before the Thanksgiving break. Senators Shaitaj Dhaliwal and Sam Park were absent. The first piece of legislation presented was Senate Bill #19, introduced by Senator Adilla Jamaludin. SB #19 would allocate $102 from senate reserves for 20 self-care...

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LRDP Removes Russell Fields from Housing Consideration, Heads to EIR Phase

Dec 7, 2016
LRDP Removes Russell Fields from Housing Consideration, Heads to EIR Phase

Before Assistant Vice Chancellor Bob Segar could present his update on Tuesday night, the cat was out of the bag.  UC Davis sent out a release noting that they had updated the 2017 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and removed housing “from Russell Field while preserving capacity to accommodate 90% of enrollment growth in...

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Law Enforcement and Other Officials Respond to Threat to Islamic Center

Dec 7, 2016
Law Enforcement and Other Officials Respond to Threat to Islamic Center

On November 26, the Davis Islamic Center received an anonymous letter from a group purporting to be “Americans for a Better Way.” Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig called a press conference to stand united against hatred in our community.  Leaders, he said, “have come together to declare our commitment to standing up and...

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Former Student Laments Lack of Housing Opportunities

Dec 7, 2016
Former Student Laments Lack of Housing Opportunities

It was stark contrast to many of the commenters on Tuesday, as a recent UCD graduate addressed concerns about lack of housing and affordable housing options.  While he was appreciative about keeping the Russell Fields without housing, he lamented the lack of housing opportunities for people of his generation. Hello my name is Seaver...

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Commentary: Community Divided on Growth, but Largely Opposes Russell Fields Development

Dec 6, 2016
Commentary: Community Divided on Growth, but Largely Opposes Russell Fields Development

While there are clearly people who believe that the Russell Boulevard fields are a good area for additional housing, the general consensus seems otherwise. Tonight, we will see UC Davis’ Bob Segar make a presentation about the university’s current plans – will they finally eliminate Russell Fields from development considerations?  They have already scaled...

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More Analysis on the Coming Pension Hit

Dec 6, 2016
More Analysis on the Coming Pension Hit

Back in November with respect to the hotel discussion, Dan Carson, a member of the Finance and Budget Commission, warned that the city’s pension rates and costs will be greater than projected. He references an October 10, 2016 meeting, where the commission heard a presentation by Bartel Associates, LLC.  He writes, “the Bartel firm’s...

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Transportation Bill Introduced in State Legislature Could Address Billions in Unmet Roads Funding

Dec 6, 2016
Transportation Bill Introduced in State Legislature Could Address Billions in Unmet Roads Funding

While we have heard this before in previous sessions, and the legislature and governor were unable to reach an agreement on a funding package, nevertheless, on the first day of the new 2017-18 legislative session, both Senator Jim Beall and Assembly Member Jim Frazier have each announced their own transportation reform and funding proposal...

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Dodd Sworn In As State Senator

Dec 6, 2016
Dodd Sworn In As State Senator

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) issued the following statement upon being sworn in as the Senator for California’s 3rd Senate District, replacing termed-out Senator Lois Wolk: “It’s an absolute honor to serve the people of California and our beautiful district. It’s more important than ever for California lead the nation on building prosperity and social...

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Money Bail: Freedom and Justice Out of Reach for Far Too Many Californians

Dec 6, 2016
Money Bail: Freedom and Justice Out of Reach for Far Too Many Californians

By Margaret Dooley-Sammuli Today, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced plans to champion legislation to reform California’s seriously unjust and ineffective money bail system. What’s wrong with the current system you might ask? While many people’s understanding of how money bail works might be limited to what they’ve seen...

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