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Striking a Balance

Aug 30, 2014
Striking a Balance

By Rob White In the time that I have been working in Davis (about a year and a half), the discussion about the concept of innovation parks has evolved considerably. Though not a new subject – the city has planning documents demonstrating that business parks (and then research parks) have been being discussed as...

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My View: Time to Reengage the Public

Aug 30, 2014
My View: Time to Reengage the Public

One of the interesting things about the MRAP controversy is that it reengaged the public as we are about to head into Labor Day weekend which typically marks the transition from summer to fall. It helps that DJUSD began this week as well. Yesterday I had a conversation with one of the councilmembers where...

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New Evidence of Prosecutorial Misconduct Resulted in Likely Wrongful Execution Willingham

New Evidence of Prosecutorial Misconduct Resulted in Likely Wrongful Execution Willingham

By the Innocence Project The newly formed criminal justice journalism group, The Marshall Project, broke a story in the Washington Post earlier this month revealing new allegations of prosecutorial misconduct that likely caused Texas to wrongly execute Cameron Todd Willingham. The story, written by Maurice Possley, who covered Willingham’s case as a reporter for...

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What’s in bloom, August 2014 edition

What’s in bloom, August 2014 edition

For some reason, I always seem to miss the monthly Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from around the world post photos of what’s in flower in their garden at that particular point in time. Call me two weeks early or two weeks late, but here’s...

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Chasing the Tide

Aug 29, 2014
Chasing the Tide

This little boy was so cute playing along the shoreline in Long Beach last weekend.  He was scared of the tide line, but kept approaching and then racing away as each little wave moved up the shore.  I really wish I didn't compose this shot w...

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City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

Aug 29, 2014
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

In the City Newsletter that was emailed to the public on Thursday, the city reports, “The Governor and State Water Resources Control Board enacted emergency regulations to promote further water conservation. The regulations require urban water agencies activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In Davis, this would represent a Stage 3 water shortage emergency...

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City Proposes EIR Response Letter on Oil Train

Aug 29, 2014
City Proposes EIR Response Letter on Oil Train

In June, the city of Bencia’s Draft Environmental Impact Report downplayed the risk of accident and found that “The risk of an accidental release of crude oil from a train traveling from Roseville to Benicia is considered insignificant.” The report finds most critically, “Although the consequences of a release are potentially severe, the likelihood...

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Vanguard Analysis: Swanson Votes to Abstain on MRAP

Aug 29, 2014
Vanguard Analysis: Swanson Votes to Abstain on MRAP

For a vote that did not change the outcome of the council’s decision one way or another, Rochelle Swanson’s vote on the MRAP decision by council to return the vehicle continues to generate discussion and intrigue. Under Robert’s Rules of Order, a member has the ability to change their vote after the fact so...

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Judge Reduces Theft of $10.62 in Groceries to Misdemeanor

Judge Reduces Theft of $10.62 in Groceries to Misdemeanor

by Saghi Nojoomi Judge Rosenberg of the Yolo County Superior Court granted the defense’s Motion, allowing the court to scale down the defendant’s felony conviction into a misdemeanor. Defendant Michael Stanley is accused of felony theft of $10.62 of Food for Less grocery items. While the District Attorney urged that the defendant’s past thefts...

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Community Announcements: Bill Dodd, Democratic Bean Feed, Yolo Land Trust

Aug 29, 2014
Community Announcements: Bill Dodd, Democratic Bean Feed, Yolo Land Trust

Yolo County Democratic Party to Host 38th Annual Bean Feed Dinner The Yolo County Democratic Party will host its 38th Annual Bean Feed Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center in Davis located at 203 East 14th Street. This year’s theme is “Taking Back the...

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