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My View: Why 10 Years of the Vanguard? Fueled by Outrage and Injustice in Our Community

Jul 30, 2016
My View: Why 10 Years of the Vanguard?  Fueled by Outrage and Injustice in Our Community

Ten years ago today I took a small step that would prove to be completely life altering – I created a small blog on the free “Blogger” website which you can still access to this day (http://davisvanguard.blogspot.com/2006/07/welcome.html). These days I invariably get the question as to why I started the Vanguard in the first...

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Free the Transcripts: The Case for More Transparency in the Court System

Jul 30, 2016
Free the Transcripts: The Case for More Transparency in the Court System

By Lloyd Billingsley Vanguard readers are right that the court system needs more transparency. On that theme, my own experience can provide evidence. As a crime writer, father and grandfather, I was interested in the case of Colleen Harris of Placerville, who gunned down her husband Bob Harris, a U.S. Forest Service veteran known...

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Guest Commentary: It is Never OK to Say There Is a Stigma to Mental Health

Jul 30, 2016
Guest Commentary: It is Never OK to Say There Is a Stigma to Mental Health

by Harold A. Maio It is never OK to say there is a stigma to mental health issues, it is always OK to educate someone who does. It is, in fact imperative that we do, to end the harm such prejudice has caused. Our approach to mental health issues overall has to change: We...

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BOB POPPENGA is running for Davis School Board

Jul 30, 2016
BOB POPPENGA is running for Davis School Board

*************************************************************** Craig and Lori Kibbe & John and Heidi Arnold invite you to a mixer to meet Bob on Wednesday, August 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kibbe home on 4221 Vista Way Please RSVP to the Kib...

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Commentary: Pause the General Plan Process, We Need a More Unified Vision of the Future

Jul 29, 2016
Commentary: Pause the General Plan Process, We Need a More Unified Vision of the Future

Last week the Davis City Council was united in the idea of moving forward with a General Plan Update.  But while I agree with the rationale for why it is needed, I have concerns that the process set forward in it will not be fruitful absent a much more robust visioning process. While I...

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First Wife in Custody Case Tells Story of Abuse and Torment

Jul 29, 2016
First Wife in Custody Case Tells Story of Abuse and Torment

Next week, Deputy DA Tiffany Susz will reportedly seek an arrest warrant for Claire Benoit, who fled to Europe last fall with her children rather than risk exposing them in custody court to a man she believes is a dangerous predator. Two weeks ago Eric Gilson sought access to two children from his previous...

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With Murder, It’s Never a Case of “Too Much Information.”

With Murder, It’s Never a Case of “Too Much Information.”

By Lloyd Billingsley Last month marked more than three years since Davis police brought high-school student Daniel Marsh, 16, to the station for questioning about the murders of Oliver “Chip” Northup, 87, and Claudia Maupin, 76, on April 14, 2013. The police questioned Marsh for more than four hours and the teen duly confessed...

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NAMI Up-Beat: When the Body Attacks the Mind

NAMI Up-Beat: When the Body Attacks the Mind

by NAMI Yolo Ground-breaking research is finding that autoimmune disorders can cause mental symptoms such as delusions. Our understanding of changes in the brain is evolving in unexpected ways. Recent studies suggest that some diseases have effects on the brain causing unusual behavior. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest...

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Defendant Convicted in Petty Theft Case

Defendant Convicted in Petty Theft Case

A jury returned a verdict on Wednesday afternoon, after about an hour of deliberation, finding defendant Michael Stephen Schuyler guilty on charges of petty theft.  He was accused of stealing a pair of sneakers from the Big 5 Sporting Goods store at 431 Pioneer Avenue in Woodland in August of 2014.  He now faces...

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Defendants Held to Answer to Charges of Stolen Property

Defendants Held to Answer to Charges of Stolen Property

By Sarah Gregory The defendants, Jeremy Yeck and Jennymarie Serr, are part of a group of individuals from Yuba City who allegedly stole a man’s safe out of the garage at his Yolo County residence.  A co-defendant in the case, Alejandro Vargas, has apparently pled out and will be sentenced in August. The safe...

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