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Bob Poppenga For School Board: Saturday Lemonade in Slide Hill Park

Aug 25, 2016
Bob Poppenga For School Board: Saturday Lemonade in Slide Hill Park

Meet school board candidate Bob Poppenga and his supporters this Saturday, August 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a Back To School Lemonade Party in Slide Hill Park.  All are welcome, and leashed pooches will receive a special treat!  Learn about Poppenga’s campaign, his ideas for Davis schools, and bring any questions you...

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Vacaville Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Dodd

Aug 25, 2016
Vacaville Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Dodd

(From Press Release) State Assemblyman Bill Dodd today announced receiving the endorsement of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce in his race for California State Senate District 3. The Vacaville Chamber is the leading voice of small businesses in Vacaville. “Bill Dodd has gone the extra mile to help small businesses and the people they employ,” said...

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Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Aug 24, 2016
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Dahvie James sits on a chair in the living room of the main building in the Field & Pond bed and breakfast.  The 100-year-old building is decorated in period-specific decor.  Isolated from other residents, quiet and tranquil nestled against the eastern edge of the coast range just north of Winters, it is difficult to...

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Wolk Casts Decisive Vote to Advance Farm Worker Overtime

Wolk Casts Decisive Vote to Advance Farm Worker Overtime

By Sean Raycraft Monday, August 22 the California State Senate passed AB 1066 by a vote of 21-14 with four Senators abstaining or absent. The advancement of the bill is a hard fought victory for farm workers and their allies. In order to get the needed votes, the bill’s authors had to accept amendments...

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Witnesses Testify on Green’s Parental Responsibility

Witnesses Testify on Green’s Parental Responsibility

By Christina D. and Raya Zahdeh Through further witness testimonies on August 23, 2016, in Department 14, defendant Samantha Green’s past commitment to prenatal care were called into question. First, seven stipulations were read to the jury, instructing them to be accepted as fact without testimony. During her pregnancy, Green had undergone six separate...

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DOJ Calls For End of Private-Prison Contracts; ICE Must Do the Same

DOJ Calls For End of Private-Prison Contracts; ICE Must Do the Same

By Carl Takei In a bluntly-worded memo issued last week, the U.S. Department of Justice directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin phasing out all of its contracts with private prisons. Private prisons, the memo stated, “compare poorly” to federally run prisons. They “simply do not provide the same level of correctional services,...

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California Democratic Party Endorses Dodd For Senate

Aug 24, 2016
California Democratic Party Endorses Dodd For Senate

(from Press Release) State Assemblyman Bill Dodd today announced receiving the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, the official voice for Democratic activists throughout the state, in his race for State Senate, District 3. “Bill stands out for his leadership and effectiveness on big issues that matter,” said Vice-Chair Alex Gallardo-Rooker. “He’s the Democrat in...

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Commentary: Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Aug 23, 2016
Commentary: Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns?

On Monday it was interesting to note that the Vanguard article on land use, which attempted to fact-check some of the neighbors’ concerns regarding the proposed Hyatt House, generated over 250 comments and counting.  Meanwhile, Matt William’s fiscal analysis generated just six at the time of my writing this column. Matt Williams ironically opens ...

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DOJ Argues Bail Schedules Unconstitutional As Studies Reveal How Discriminatory Bail Is

Aug 23, 2016
DOJ Argues Bail Schedules Unconstitutional As Studies Reveal How Discriminatory Bail Is

The US DOJ has filed an amicus brief in a Georgia case last week challenging the use of financial bail.  The DOJ back in February 2015 argued “that bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violates the Fourteenth Amendment.” The current case goes...

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Pathologist Reveals Cause of Death for Baby in Green Case

Aug 23, 2016
Pathologist Reveals Cause of Death for Baby in Green Case

by Jade Wolansky and Raya Zahdeh The Samantha Green trial continued on August 22, 2016 at 9am in Department 14. Judge Rosenberg presided over the case. Public Defender Tracie Olson is representing Samantha Green, who is charged with second-degree murder of her son, Justice Rees with implied malice. Deputy DA Ryan Couzens and Deputy...

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