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Sunday Commentary: Avoiding Repeating the Mistakes of Davis Budget History

May 3, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Avoiding Repeating the Mistakes of Davis Budget History

I look at articles like Dan Carson’s (5/2, New City Staff Forecast Says Fiscal Year to End with Substantial Reserve) with naturally mixed emotions. On the one hand, the city is moving into a better fiscal position – a lot of that is due to the improved economy, but some of that is due...

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Who Will our Council Members Represent?

Who Will our Council Members Represent?

by Michelle Millet On Tuesday Council will vote on whether or not to approve the formation of a Community Funded District in the Cannery, the passage of which will allow the developer, The New Home Company, to fund a portion of the infrastructure costs associated with the development through special taxes levied on future...

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Before Jo Case Can Become Family Court Matter, It’s an Immigration Issue

May 3, 2015
Before Jo Case Can Become Family Court Matter, It’s an Immigration Issue

When Judge David Rosenberg summarily denied the defense motion for a new trial, he clearly felt he was properly “Splitting the baby” (which might not be the best analogy here) – he angered defense by denying their motion for a new trial based on allegations of judicial error which at the same time, he...

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Target of SF Police Texting Scandal Speaks Out At Justice Event

May 2, 2015
Target of SF Police Texting Scandal Speaks Out At Justice Event

When the racist text messages sent by at least ten members of the San Francisco Police Department came to light, Sgt. Yulanda Williams was one of the officers of color personally targeted – by name. Sgt. Williams is president of Officers for Justice, an association of SFPD officers formed in 1968 to advocate for...

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My View: Baltimore Prosecutor Makes Quick Call, She Better Hope It’s the Right One

May 2, 2015
My View: Baltimore Prosecutor Makes Quick Call, She Better Hope It’s the Right One

As all the trouble was unfolding in Baltimore, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi held his annual justice summit – already the theme was on point – “Race and Reform.” Naturally the speakers focused on San Francisco’s own scandals – the text messaging, DNA lab, and Sheriff’s Department – but also the overall issue...

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New City Staff Forecast Says Fiscal Year to End with Substantial Reserve

May 2, 2015
New City Staff Forecast Says Fiscal Year to End with Substantial Reserve

By Dan Carson A city staff report released Friday says that better-than-expected growth in property tax revenues and the realization of the additional sales tax revenues from voter-approved Measure O have bolstered city finances to the point where the current fiscal year will end with a $7.1 million General Fund reserve. The city staff’s...

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Repo Man Theft Trial Continues

Repo Man Theft Trial Continues

by Tiffany Veh The case of a family accused of assaulting a repossession agent and taking his dollies continued on Friday.  On May 11, 2013, a repo man banged on the West Sacramento door of Guillermo and Sandra Bonilla, shared with his brother Juan Bonilla. What started out as a simple attempt at repossession...

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Bamboo and More
My first juried succulent show

My first juried succulent show

Yesterday I posted a teaser about the Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society’s 2015 Show & Sale. I’ve been a member since 2011 and an officer since 2012 and yet I’ve never entered the show. In fact, I’ve never entered any plant show. Unlike many other club members who enjoy the competition aspect,...

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SF DA Calls for Body Cameras, Video for All Arrests at Justice Summit

May 1, 2015
SF DA Calls for Body Cameras, Video for All Arrests at Justice Summit

This week the San Francisco’s Public Defender’s Office held its annual Justice Summit. The theme this year was the very appropriate “Race and Reform.” The keynote speaker, focused on the issue of implicit bias. There were two panels – one of individuals who were on the receiving end of disparate treatment and one of...

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Commentary: Is the City Committed to Economic Development?

May 1, 2015
Commentary: Is the City Committed to Economic Development?

Reading John Meyer’s very brief excerpt on economic development from his broader report on the city of Davis was a bit eye-opening. In recent years, the city of Davis has appeared to move forward on a new vision for economic development. We had the Innovation Park Task Force who commissioned Studio 30 out of...

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