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Police Militarization Comes to Davis

Aug 20, 2014
Police Militarization Comes to Davis

Even before the Ferguson incident, the issue of the militarization of American Policing had come to the forefront. On June 24, the ACLU released its report, “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.” In it, they conclude, “American policing has become unnecessarily and dangerously militarized, in large part through federal programs that...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: City Acknowledges Pool Civic Pool is Leaking Over 7000 Gallons a Day

Aug 20, 2014
Analysis: City Acknowledges Pool Civic Pool is Leaking Over 7000 Gallons a Day

On Saturday, the Vanguard reported that the city’s civic pool has a substantial leak of over 7500 gallons a day. Given the drought and infrastructure concerns, this causes complications as the city council will be asked to sort out a potential spring 2015 parcel tax that may now have to be extended to cover...

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Update: Woodland Police Release Photo of the Knife, Identity of Victim

Aug 20, 2014
Update: Woodland Police Release Photo of the Knife, Identity of Victim

On early Monday morning, the Woodland Police shot and killed a 53 year old Jeffrey Towe after he allegedly attacked them with a knife. The police have now provided additional details of the incident. “The Woodland Police Department never wants to use deadly force in any situation.  However, during yesterday’s incident Officer Darryl Moore...

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School Board Update: Adams Files, Sunder to Farmer’s Market

Aug 20, 2014
School Board Update: Adams Files, Sunder to Farmer’s Market

Last week, we reported that there are now eight candidates in the DJUSD, but Alan Fernandes is unopposed for the two year term after he was appointed in May to fill the spot vacated in March when Nancy Peterson abruptly resigned as fallout of the volleyball scandal. Tom Adams was one of the final...

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Bamboo and More
#GBFling14: Joy Creek Nursery, Scappoose, OR

#GBFling14: Joy Creek Nursery, Scappoose, OR

Joy Creek Nursery, located outside the small town of Scappoose about 20 miles to the north of Portland, Oregon, is the kind of the nursery you dream about. Every plant looks pristine—better than it ever would in your own garden.

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Zigzag

Aug 19, 2014
Zigzag

Another great hike near Mt. Hood is the Little Zigzag Falls hike.  It's just a half mile to the falls, no elevation change, and the entire walk on a carpet of soft pine needles next to the rushing Zigzag River.  These snags are thick througho...

Davis Vanguard
Ferguson Comes to Woodland After Fatal Police Shooting

Aug 19, 2014
Ferguson Comes to Woodland After Fatal Police Shooting

A crowd of angry protesters took the streets of Woodland after Woodland police early on Monday morning shot and killed a man that they said was carrying a knife. According to a release from the Woodland Police Department on Monday morning at 5:51, Woodland Police Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Elliot...

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Davis Vanguard
Conversation on Nishi Goes Both Ways

Aug 19, 2014
Conversation on Nishi Goes Both Ways

In the past week, the Vanguard was asked to invite the public to join the conversation on Nishi, which we were happy to do. At the same time, the discussion goes both ways and this weekend, UC Davis Professor Emeritus Robert Thayer offered a more critical analysis of the project. He writes, “The land...

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Let’s Grow Digital Literacy in our Davis Schools Now

Let’s Grow Digital Literacy in our Davis Schools Now

By Jessica Chabot We see a wide open door to the future for our children in the Davis Joint Unified School system, but we parents and educators need to walk right through that gate, bringing our children with us. Every discipline, from biology to economics to music, is becoming a branch of information science,...

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Prosecution and Defense Attorney Object During Intense Cross Examination

Prosecution and Defense Attorney Object During Intense Cross Examination

By Saghi Nojoomi Deputy District Attorney Ryan Couzens and Defense Attorney Rodney Beede continuously objected to “badgering” questions by Defense Attorneys Dean Robert Johansson and James Granucci during cross examination of an in-custody witness. Defendants Anthony Simonetta and Joaquin Galvan face human trafficking charges and are currently being held in-custody. On Monday, both defendants...

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