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Why is Davis’ City Manager Hiring Process So Secret?

Sep 16, 2014
Why is Davis’ City Manager Hiring Process So Secret?

Had some interesting reactions to yesterday’s article in which we depicted the city manager hiring process as shrouded in secrecy. Many have defended the current process arguing that this was the best way to convince qualified applicants to apply and that we have elected leadership and need to trust their decision-making ability. Yesterday we...

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Judge Rules Tumblr Images Not Admissible As Rokop Testimony Continues

Judge Rules Tumblr Images Not Admissible As Rokop Testimony Continues

By Genevieve Ghamian The trial of Daniel Marsh continued Monday morning with Yolo County Superior Court Judge David Reed ruling the images on Tumblr were not admissible. Judge Reed decided that the images not be shown to the jury, but statements and not prejudicial images from the website were admissible. Dr. James Rokop, the...

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Off Duty Police Officer Uses Hate Speech in Pizza Parlor

Off Duty Police Officer Uses Hate Speech in Pizza Parlor

by Antoinnette Borbon In a preliminary hearing involving a Pizza Parlor brawl in Winters, the court would learn that off duty officer, Steve Godden would identify his alleged assailants as, “f—fagots, queers,” in a statement given to fellow officer from the Winters Police Department. Miguel and Alfredo Moreno are being charged with assault on an officer, assault with a...

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Marvelous Mendocino motel garden

Marvelous Mendocino motel garden

Sorry for the alliteration, I couldn’t help myself. Blame it on the ongoing heat here in the Sacramento Valley. Speaking of which: We escaped the heat this past weekend by slipping off to Mendocino on the northern California coast where we attended a wedding in blissfully cool 65°F weather. Overcast skies, too!...

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Commentary: City Manager Hiring Process Remains Shrouded In Secrecy

Sep 15, 2014
Commentary: City Manager Hiring Process Remains Shrouded In Secrecy

On September 6, we knew that the Davis City Council conducted interviews of potential city manager hires. The interview process was noticed through a meeting agenda, but we only know the identities of some of the applicants through self-disclosure in one case and third party sources in a few others. Where does the process...

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Eye on the Courts: Preventable Tragedy in Marsh?

Sep 15, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Preventable Tragedy in Marsh?

Back in June 2013, I would write in a commentary following the arrest of Daniel Marsh: “If this young man indeed ends up being the killer, this is a failure of our system.  This time it is our failure, our system, our schools that perhaps did not read the warning signs in the right...

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Sierra Club Yolano Group Opposes Current Proposals for the Paso Fino Development

Sep 15, 2014
Sierra Club Yolano Group Opposes Current Proposals for the Paso Fino Development

by Alan Pryor and Pam Nieberg Several proposals for the development of the old Haussler homestead off east Covell Blvd.have recently been brought forward by Taormino and Associates. Dubbed the Paso Fino development, the proposal currently in line to go to the City Council for consideration would place eight residential units and four accessory...

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Sunday Commentary: City Budget Could Become Greatest Threat to Open Space, Environment

Sep 14, 2014
Sunday Commentary: City Budget Could Become Greatest Threat to Open Space, Environment

For the past several weeks, I have been reading about concerns that people have regarding city greenbelts and whether the development on Paso Fino will set a precedent for the city – which currently lacks a police on the sale of greenbelts – to sell off greenbelts for development. While it is an interesting...

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Analysis: MRAP Brings New York Times To Davis

Sep 14, 2014
Analysis: MRAP Brings New York Times To Davis

It was a Friday afternoon in mid-August. It has been a relatively slow and quiet summer following a new election and before the big events of fall were set to begin. Suddenly I received a text from someone asking me if I wanted to get a last second beer. I had to squeeze it...

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Marsh Trial Testimony of Prevention and Crisis Manager for DJUSD

Sep 14, 2014
Marsh Trial Testimony of Prevention and Crisis Manager for DJUSD

By Genevieve Ghamian Editor’s note: This article is based on Friday morning’s trial Based on single observance of Daniel, his best friend and his girlfriend, McNeil determined that the three had an “unhealthy level of closeness” which was lead by Daniel. This was determined by watching them interact while waiting to talk to counselors....

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