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Guest Commentary: The Bee Tells Us, In Its Own Words, That It Doesn’t Want to Hear the Truth

Guest Commentary: The Bee Tells Us, In Its Own Words, That It Doesn’t Want to Hear the Truth

By Larry Kamer  When I started working with Melinda Guzman on the Linda Katehi matter, one of the first things I heard from many of you (including a lot of the reporters who are getting this) is that the Sacramento Bee is hopelessly biased against the Chancellor. Why?  Well I heard a lot of...

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Poppenga Files for Second School Board Run

Poppenga Files for Second School Board Run

(from Press Release) – Bob Poppenga, a faculty veterinarian at UC Davis, became the first official candidate for the Davis school board in the November election.  He filed at the Yolo County Elections office on Wednesday. He was a school board candidate in 2014. Poppenga  has been a university educator for over 25 years. ...

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Jury Convicts Pedersen of Resisting

Jury Convicts Pedersen of Resisting

By Sophie Marconi On July 19, 2016, at 2 pm in Department 14, the defense and prosecution began their closing arguments for the case of the People vs. Michael George Pedersen. Judge Rosenberg presided over the case, and, after addressing the jury, allowed the defense to begin closing statements. As the defense presented a...

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Closing Arguments in Case of Man Bringing Drugs into Jail

Closing Arguments in Case of Man Bringing Drugs into Jail

By Mariel Barbadillo On the morning of July 20, 2016, the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments in the case of Keith Scott, a man charged with bringing drugs into a jail. When searched by police, Mr. Scott admitted to carrying a knife, marijuana, and a pipe. He did not, however, disclose that...

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Council Takes Strong First Step Toward General Plan

Jul 20, 2016
Council Takes Strong First Step Toward General Plan

If the Davis City Council is going to be able to bring the community along on a general plan update it will need to continue to proceed in a cautious and careful manner that incorporates the concerns of the citizenry with the vision of the governing body. Mayor Robb Davis noted in his comments,...

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Commentary: Column on White Police Shootings Misses the Point

Jul 20, 2016
Commentary: Column on White Police Shootings Misses the Point

I appreciate Rich Rifkin’s column today, “When whites are shot by cops, there’s total silence,” because it addresses an important counter-narrative that protesters should be focused on police shootings in general rather than police shootings of blacks. The shooting of any individual by police is a tragedy – white, black, Hispanic, Asian, etc.  However,...

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Peace Officer and Defendant Provide Conflicting Testimony in Case of Resisting Arrest

Peace Officer and Defendant Provide Conflicting Testimony in Case of Resisting Arrest

By Mariel Barbadillo The trial of The People v. Michael George Pedersen resumed the morning of July 19, 2016 with witness testimonies and presentation of evidence. Proceedings began with Attorney Alexander Kien calling the Prosecution’s first and only witness: Officer Jack Hatton, a peace officer in West Sacramento. Officer Hatton was on duty the...

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Man Faces Attempted Spousal Rape Charge

Jul 20, 2016
Man Faces Attempted Spousal Rape Charge

A Woodland man, Gilberto Castro, faces two counts of spousal abuse charges after a preliminary hearing in Yolo County Court in front of Judge Paul Richardson on Monday.  The most serious, under Penal Code 220 (a) is an assault with the intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy or oral copulation. Mr. Castro allegedly on...

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Commentary: UC Davis Holds the Key to the Future, Stop Focusing on the Salacious Past

Jul 19, 2016
Commentary: UC Davis Holds the Key to the Future, Stop Focusing on the Salacious Past

The Sacramento Bee once again airs the dirty laundry from the Katehi scandal, this time airing a string of emails showing the chancellor and administration scuffling to figure out a response to the public relations crisis. Perhaps the most telling quote was from Director of Executive Communications, Gary Delsohn, a former Sacramento Bee reporter...

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UCD Alum Establishes Transgender Health Organization

UCD Alum Establishes Transgender Health Organization

By Jerika L.H. 2016 has been a big year for Lotus Dao. Along with bringing new meaning to the term ambitious, the 2012 UC Davis graduate is taking on the medical empire with a Master’s in tow with his brainchild Bloom: Transgender Community Healing Project. Lotus was recently featured in a documentary-in-the-making that was...

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