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UC Board of Regents passes tuition plan

Nov 19, 2014

This morning, a committee of the University of California (UC) Board of Regents approved UC President Janet Napolitano’s tuition plan, which would increase UC tuition by up to five percent annually over the next five years. The board voted 7-2 in favor of the plan at its meeting held at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. California Gov. Jerry Brown...

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JumpStart Davis

Nov 19, 2014

On November 19th at 6:30pm, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen will be hosting the first “JumpStart Davis” networking event, a monthly mixer designed to strengthen and encourage the local startup community. The event will bring together entrepreneurs from all walks of life. “JumpStart Davis”, a spontaneous grassroots effort, firmly believes Davis has all the ingredients necessary...

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Council Optmistic But Cautious Regarding Budget

Nov 19, 2014
Council Optmistic But Cautious Regarding Budget

There were no declarations about the end of the structural deficit on Tuesday night as City Manager Dirk Brazil gave a brief report on the budget.  Council was pleased with the good news, but the majority on council were clearly concerned with issues such as roads, infrastructure, and unfunded liability like OPEB and PERS....

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Is Local Government Spying on You? ACLU Offers Sobering Report

Nov 19, 2014

In the wake of the MRAP controversy in Davis, a report from the ACLU has found that California local governments have spent more than $60 million on spying technology. In the wake of that report, the ACLU is calling for the state’s large municipalities to enact ordinances requiring public evaluation before police agencies acquire...

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Davis Chamber Comes Out in Favor of Peripheral Business Parks Planning Process

Nov 19, 2014

On Tuesday, the Davis Chamber came out with a policy position in support of “the planning process necessary to entitle land for one or more Innovation Parks that will support the retention, attraction, and growth of innovation sector companies in the City of Davis.” “Over the past year, the viability of peripheral Innovation Parks...

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CHP Car Cam Video captures High-speed Chase

Nov 19, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon Testimony began this morning in the trial of an Oregon man who led California Highway Patrol Officers on a reckless and dangerous high-speed chase during the early morning hours of April 24th, 2013. A young man from Oregon, Elijah Taylor, 21, is being charged with six counts to include the use...

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Students lead protest in response to impending tuition hikes

Nov 18, 2014

Three years to the day of the infamous “pepperspray” incident involving campus police and student demonstrators, UC Davis students once again filled the Quad this afternoon to protest, this time in response to impending tuition hikes. An estimated 500-600 students, faculty and community members convened in the center of the Quad at noon, Nov....

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Superintendent Roberson Holds Press Conference Regarding O’Brien Situation

Nov 18, 2014
Superintendent Roberson Holds Press Conference Regarding O’Brien Situation

On Monday morning, Superintendent Winfred Roberson held a rare school district press conference mainly to make sure the media had all of the information and request that the media not seek out staff and students on the Harper Junior High Campus. While the Superintendent clarified some information, mostly the information was a rehash of...

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Artsweek

Nov 18, 2014

MUSIC   Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Nov. 18, 8 p.m., prices vary Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield will lead the 18-piece New Orlean Jazz Orchestra through New Orleans musical classics and works by Basie and Ellington. There will be a 7 p.m. pre-performance talk in...

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A Good Weekend for Innovation, Startups and Economic Development

By Michael Bisch “This means that the city will have to maintain strong fiscal discipline lest the dramatic recent improvements in its fiscal condition be allowed to unravel. Moreover, the city must continue to be entrepreneurial and search out opportunities to gain additional revenues to support needed public services. This includes pursuing its aggressive...

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