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Local Group Denounces Sodomite Suppression Act Ballot Proposal

The Davis Phoenix Coalition, a voice for inclusive communities free of hate motivated incidents and crimes, emphatically denounces the “Sodomite Suppression Act” ballot proposal initiated in Orange County. The proposal encourages violent acts towards LGBTQ people, with language stating they should be “put to death by bullets to the head”. While this dangerous proposal...

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Domestic Violence – One Root Of A Violent Society

by Tia Will Recent regional and national events have once again focused attention on a difficult subject, that of domestic violence. Within the last year we have been faced with the conviction of William Gardner for the stalking and murder of Leslie Pinkston, a former intimate partner. Regionally we have also seen the episode...

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Search is on for Service Dog Belonging to Victim of Alleged Davis Murder-Suicide

Mar 27, 2015
Search is on for Service Dog Belonging to Victim of Alleged Davis Murder-Suicide

DAVIS — Friends of 27-year-old Whitney Engler still haven’t found her dog Rosie. This isn’t just a pet. This was Engler’s service dog, an animal that accompanied her everywhere and was most likely inside the home when this shooting occurred. Friends say she was very close to graduating from UC Davis’s veterinary program. Just...

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Davis Police Used Military Vehicle in Alleged Murder-Suicide Incident

Mar 27, 2015
Davis Police Used Military Vehicle in Alleged Murder-Suicide Incident

DAVIS — A standoff inside a Davis home Thursday night had Glacier Drive absolutely swamped with squad cars. In the middle of the madness, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected truck, or MRAP for short. It shielded police from possible gunfire inside the home. “Initially we thought there was still an armed subject still in the house,”...

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FOX40
Two Found Dead in Davis Home Identified

Mar 27, 2015
Two Found Dead in Davis Home Identified

DAVIS- The Yolo County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identities of the man and woman found dead Friday morning inside a Davis home. Investigators have not yet released the cause of death for Joseph Andrew Hein, 23, and 27-year-old Whitney Joypauline Engler. According to officers, a man called in a report of two people shot...

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Springtime Sunset

Mar 27, 2015
Springtime Sunset

Fabulous cloud front illuminated by the setting sun earlier this week. And very typical of what we see in the spring: rain, sun, repeat (xn). We were waiting for a table at a restaurant along the Columbia River, between Vancouver and Portland when this...

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MRAP Deployed in West Davis Breech, Two Victims Found Dead

Mar 27, 2015
MRAP Deployed in West Davis Breech, Two Victims Found Dead

According to reports, police and SWAT were called in just before 7 pm on Thursday evening when a 911 call came came from a man reporting two gunshot victims. SWAT was called and MRAPs from Woodland and West Sacramento arrived. Police confirmed that two people were found dead inside the second floor of Glacier...

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A Discussion Of California School Funding

A Discussion Of California School Funding

By Winfred B. Roberson, Jr. California School Funding History Most Californians over the age of 50 have at least vague recollections of the 1968-1977-landmark case, Serrano vs. Priest I, II & III. That historic case addressed unequal public education funding in California at a time when local property taxes went directly to local school...

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Inmates in San Francisco Forced Into Gladiator-Style Fights

Inmates in San Francisco Forced Into Gladiator-Style Fights

Release from San Francisco Public Defender’s Officer A San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy who was the subject of a past sexual assault lawsuit has been accused of an array of misconduct, including forcing inmates to fight in gladiator-style matches while he and his colleagues bet on the outcomes, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced...

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Lawns versus Almonds – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Lawns versus Almonds – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By Leanna Sweha Last week, the East Bay Express published an article by Robert Gammon entitled “California Targets Wrong Water Wasters.” Reflecting on the state’s emergency water conservation rules, Gammon writes, “…while it’s true that many households and businesses are still wasting lots of water — and we need tougher rules to stop them...

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