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Join Us on June 3 at 6:30 For Our Open House

May 27, 2015
Join Us on June 3 at 6:30 For Our Open House

The Vanguard is Moving to Pollinate Davis and You’re Invited For Drinks and Refreshments

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Council Talks About Taxes and Reserve in Opening Budget Discussion

May 27, 2015
Council Talks About Taxes and Reserve in Opening Budget Discussion

In 2014, the voters of Davis approved a sales tax measure that at the time was deemed to be “temporary” and an emergency, given the forecasts for ongoing structural deficit. The tax revenue combined with an improved fiscal forecast have improved the budget picture – leading the discussion on Tuesday to what to do...

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Davis Becomes First City to Make Non-Sugary Drinks Default Children’s Beverage

May 27, 2015
Davis Becomes First City to Make Non-Sugary Drinks Default Children’s Beverage

The Davis City Council unanimously and with enthusiasm passed an ordinance making the city the first in the nation to make non-sugary drinks the default for children’s meals at restaurants. Councilmembers, as well as members of the community, emphasized the epidemic of childhood obesity and incidents of childhood onset of diabetes as informing the...

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Grand Jury Report Looks At Jail Facilities and Impact of AB 109

May 27, 2015
Grand Jury Report Looks At Jail Facilities and Impact of AB 109

The Yolo County Grand Jury completed its investigation of Monroe Detention and Leinberger Memorial Centers and concluded “that the officers and staff are adjusting well to political changes as they prepare for upcoming physical changes.” The grand jury determined that “with three years of experience under AB 109, officers are more familiar with the...

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Commentary: Economic Development ‘The Davis Way’

May 26, 2015
Commentary: Economic Development ‘The Davis Way’

I recently read an op-ed in the local paper by James Zanetto and Judy Corbett, which argued we should “oost our economy, but do it the Davis way.” Interestingly enough, it’s an argument I made last year, although I reached a different conclusion. The idea I argued at the time was that we could...

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Vanguard Commentary: Equalizing Pay for Police and Fire

May 26, 2015
Vanguard Commentary: Equalizing Pay for Police and Fire

In 2009, in one of the most widely read articles on the old Vanguard site, we ran “Why Do Firefighters Make Substantially More than Police Officers in Davis?” Four years later, our analysis found that, while Davis firefighters make near the top in compensation in the region, police make near the bottom. The 2013...

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Guest Commentary: Successful Economic Development Requires Leadership

Guest Commentary: Successful Economic Development Requires Leadership

By Doby Fleeman “The city is developing a reputation of supporting business development. A number of major businesses have chosen to locate in Davis. Should the city now dim its focus and investment in economic development, that action will be broadcast throughout the region by your competitors. “While our regional leaders are all polite...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: City Fiscal Condition Remains Precarious

May 25, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: City Fiscal Condition Remains Precarious

As we noted in yesterday’s article, the city’s projected budget forecast has good news and bad news. The good news should not be overlooked. Right now we have a very conservative budget forecast. The forecast calls for very small, if not neutral, salary projections. The expenditures for the city remain flat until 2019-2020, and...

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Friend Of Daniel Marsh Family Describes Behavior A Couple Years Before Homicides

May 25, 2015
Friend Of Daniel Marsh Family Describes Behavior A Couple Years Before Homicides

by Antoinnette Borbon It has been a little over two years now since the tragic case of a Davis elderly couple, slain in their home by, as most considered, “a deeply troubled kid.” In the early morning hours of April 14, 2013, a young Daniel Marsh, then 15 years old, decided to adorn himself...

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Guest Commentary: Model Policy for Police Body Cameras

May 25, 2015
Guest Commentary: Model Policy for Police Body Cameras

By Charles Marlow Ferguson. Staten Island. Pasco. North Charleston. Baltimore. An unarmed person of color. Dead at the hands of law enforcement. And then another. And another. And another. And another. Seeking to stem the tide of senseless death, a national search began for an appropriate response. In short order, a growing chorus of...

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