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Happening Now: Fatal Motorcycle Collision in South Sacramento and More

Feb 27, 2015
Happening Now: Fatal Motorcycle Collision in South Sacramento and More

CHP Investigating Fatal Accident in South Sacramento Just before 6 a.m. CHP responded to an accident on Franklin Boulevard near Bowling Green Elementary School. It’s reported a motorcyclist got into a collision with a truck. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist did not survive the accident. At this time, details of the truck that was involved are...

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Residents of Binning Prepare to Fight Against Innovation Park Proposal

Feb 27, 2015
Residents of Binning Prepare to Fight Against Innovation Park Proposal

They are not residents of the city of Davis, but some have lived in this community since the 1960s. The residents of the 54 unit neighborhood of Binning which rests just south of Road 29, west of highway 113 and north of both the Sutter-Davis Hospital and the proposed Davis Innovation center believe that...

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Two More Proposed Bills in California Look at Post-Ferguson Reforms Including Police Body Cameras

Feb 27, 2015
Two More Proposed Bills in California Look at Post-Ferguson Reforms Including Police Body Cameras

In the wake of Ferguson, we have had a nationwide discussion on issues focusing on police accountability and oversight. One idea that has emerged has been requiring police to wear police body cameras – cameras that clip on to an officer’s uniform and record audio and video of the officer’s interactions with the public....

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Defendant Takes Stand in Kidnapping Trial

Feb 27, 2015

 By Jackie Snyder and Lauren King On February 26, 2015, Deputy Public Defender Dean Johansson called his first witness of the day, Jae-Hyun Jo, a women who the defendant, Ms. Jo, met through a Korean Methodist Church she attended on occasion. The witness testified she had visited Ms. Jo only once, for about a...

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The California Aggie
Police Brief: Week of 2/21-2/26

Police Brief: Week of 2/21-2/26

Our little town of Davis never sleeps and the Davis police department is there to keep the peace. The following are the most entertaining bits of police activity in Davis. Saturday, Feb 21 Take a ride with me 9:25 a.m.: Loitering man asked the reporting person how to unlock a bike; she informed the...

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45 Journal
Dog-Walking Paradise

Feb 26, 2015
Dog-Walking Paradise

Just off I-84 in Oregon, I've driven past this fence-edged field many times and seen cars parked along the side of the road and people walking in the field with their dogs.  I finally made time to stop here on the way back from a Hood River trip, ...

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Legislation Would Create Independent Review in Police Shootings

Feb 26, 2015
Legislation Would Create Independent Review in Police Shootings

Long before the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner captured the nation’s attention, shootings like the 2009 killing of Luis Gutierrez by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputies would generate controversy for the way in which they were investigated by local District Attorney offices, seen as closely aligned with local law enforcement. However that may...

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Bag Ban on Hold As Referendum to Overturn Qualifies for November 2016 Ballot

Feb 26, 2015
Bag Ban on Hold As Referendum to Overturn Qualifies for November 2016 Ballot

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced on Tuesday that his office had certified a referendum to overturn the ban on single-use plastic bags for the November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. In order to qualify for the ballot, the ban on single-use plastic bags referendum needed 504,760 valid petition signatures, which is equal...

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Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

by Claire Goldstene Over the past few weeks, listening to Congressman Paul Ryan has had me thinking about the place of Social Darwinism in American politics. Ryan, the 2012 vice-presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential contender, has rather suddenly repudiated his years-long fondness for dividing America between the “makers” and the “takers.” As part...

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Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa Earthquake tax relief

Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa Earthquake tax relief

Senate committee passes bill for tax relief to earthquake victims Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake earned a 6-0 vote in the Senate’s Governance & Finance Committee today. Senate Bill 35 extends excess disaster loss...

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