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Analysis: Closer Examination of Assembly Race and Demise of Dan Wolk

Jun 24, 2016
Analysis: Closer Examination of Assembly Race and Demise of Dan Wolk

This week we learned the final results in Yolo County.  The only race that was really in possible doubt was Nishi, but finalizing Yolo County gives us one more opportunity to look at the 4th Assembly District and explore possible clues into Dan Wolk’s demise. Defenders of Dan Wolk will point to two factors...

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Why did Brett Lee Win in a Landslide?

Why did Brett Lee Win in a Landslide?

by Sean Raycraft 13409 votes is a huge number for Davis, in fact, it’s a record for a city council race. Brett Lee obliterated Dan Wolk’s 2012 record by more than 3000 votes. That’s more than double the 6355 Lee received in 2012. He beat his nearest rival by more than 2000 votes. In...

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SCOTUS on Deportation: A Non-Decision with Teeth

Jun 24, 2016
SCOTUS on Deportation: A Non-Decision with Teeth

By Cecilia Wang Today the Supreme Court announced that it was deadlocked four to four on United States v. Texas. The one-line non-decision leaves unanswered the central question about the president’s authority to set policy guidelines for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the deportation system. But it is a non-decision with a profound impact....

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Commentary: Measure R Isn’t Going to Go Away, But Neither Are Measure R Projects

Jun 23, 2016
Commentary: Measure R Isn’t Going to Go Away, But Neither Are Measure R Projects

The ink was barely wet on the apparent defeat of Measure R a few weeks ago when bold assertions began making their way into the fray.  Some, like Enterprise Columnist Bob Dunning argued that we would never see a Measure R project again while others inexplicably believe this will be the end of Measure...

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Trial Set For Fall in Child Custody Case That Includes Allegations of Sexual Assault and Parental Abduction

Jun 23, 2016
Trial Set For Fall in Child Custody Case That Includes Allegations of Sexual Assault and Parental Abduction

The case of Benoit v. Gilson was back in court on Wednesday with Judge Kathleen White setting an October trial in a bizarre case where the mother, who has fled to Europe with her kids will be allowed to be deposed and then testify via Skype. Claire Benoit, then a Davis resident, took her...

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Dodd Among Three Legislators to Attempt to Eliminate Probation For Sexual Assault Cases

Jun 23, 2016
Dodd Among Three Legislators to Attempt to Eliminate Probation For Sexual Assault Cases

In the wake of what the legislators are calling a” shockingly lenient sentence given to Brock Turner by Judge Aaron Persky in the recent Stanford rape case” Assemblymember Bill Dodd along with Silicon Valley Assemblymember Evan Low and Senator Jerry Hill who represents Santa Clara along with San Mateo have introduced AB 2888. According...

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Garamendi Says “Give Us a Vote” on House Floor During Sit-In for Gun Safety Legislation

Garamendi Says “Give Us a Vote” on House Floor During Sit-In for Gun Safety Legislation

It has captured much of the political attention nationally.  Congressman John Garamendi, who represents Davis and much of Yolo County on Wednesday, joined more than X Democrats in the House of Representatives for a sit-in to raise awareness about the Republican House leadership’s refusal to allow a vote on gun safety legislation. The Congressman...

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Analysis: Closing Thoughts on Nishi’s Defeat and More

Jun 22, 2016
Analysis: Closing Thoughts on Nishi’s Defeat and More

In the end, with all of the strangeness of having to count 6000 to 7000 additional votes, the outcomes really did not change. If anything, the final count bolstered the trend from Election Day, where Measure A went from 300 ahead in the initial count to 300 behind after the Election Day count was...

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UC President Tells Katehi She Has No Right to Attorney-Client Privilege

UC President Tells Katehi She Has No Right to Attorney-Client Privilege

(From Press Release From Katehi’s Legal Team)  – The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has made a controversial determination that UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi does not have the right of privileged communication with her attorney during the course of an already compromised investigation launched in late April. As reported in...

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Dodd Loses Exclusive Labor Endorsement Over Farm Worker Overtime Bill

Dodd Loses Exclusive Labor Endorsement Over Farm Worker Overtime Bill

By Sean Raycraft A few weeks ago, Assembly Democrats had an opportunity to end a relic of institutional racism by passing AB 2757. The bill would have gradually implemented overtime for farm workers over a period of several years, and would allow for the governor to arrest the increases if certain economic conditions occurred....

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