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Man Faces Attempted Spousal Rape Charge

Jul 20, 2016
Man Faces Attempted Spousal Rape Charge

A Woodland man, Gilberto Castro, faces two counts of spousal abuse charges after a preliminary hearing in Yolo County Court in front of Judge Paul Richardson on Monday.  The most serious, under Penal Code 220 (a) is an assault with the intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy or oral copulation. Mr. Castro allegedly on...

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Commentary: UC Davis Holds the Key to the Future, Stop Focusing on the Salacious Past

Jul 19, 2016
Commentary: UC Davis Holds the Key to the Future, Stop Focusing on the Salacious Past

The Sacramento Bee once again airs the dirty laundry from the Katehi scandal, this time airing a string of emails showing the chancellor and administration scuffling to figure out a response to the public relations crisis. Perhaps the most telling quote was from Director of Executive Communications, Gary Delsohn, a former Sacramento Bee reporter...

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UCD Alum Establishes Transgender Health Organization

UCD Alum Establishes Transgender Health Organization

By Jerika L.H. 2016 has been a big year for Lotus Dao. Along with bringing new meaning to the term ambitious, the 2012 UC Davis graduate is taking on the medical empire with a Master’s in tow with his brainchild Bloom: Transgender Community Healing Project. Lotus was recently featured in a documentary-in-the-making that was...

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Resisting Arrest or Police Misconduct?

Resisting Arrest or Police Misconduct?

By Sarah Gregory The trial of Michael George Pedersen commenced in Yolo County Superior Court on July 18, 2016.  This trial was organized following an alleged altercation between a police officer and the defendant on November 15, 2015. The prosecutor argued that the police officer was driving in his patrol car and observed an...

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Davis Man Held to Answer for Punching Attack on Three Victims

Davis Man Held to Answer for Punching Attack on Three Victims

By Sophie Marconi On Monday July 18 at 1:38 pm in Department 9, Judge W. Johnson conducted a preliminary hearing on an assault case regarding the defendant Chad Patterson and an assault of three individuals, including two men and one young woman. The incident occurred on June 28, 2016, at approximately 7 pm. The...

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Monday Morning Thoughts II: When Should We Build a New Sports Complex?

Jul 18, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts II: When Should We Build a New Sports Complex?

My concern at the time when this process was initiated last fall was that I did not believe at that time, nor do I believe now, that the top need in the city is to develop a new sports complex.  I was also concerned that the make-up of this task force was predetermined to...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Anger is Fine, but Solutions Are Fleeting

Jul 18, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: Anger is Fine, but Solutions Are Fleeting

Sunday brought another horrible tragedy with the killing of three police officers and the shooting of at least three more.  The profile of the second shooter is eerily similar to that of the Dallas shooter – a disaffected former military individual. Naturally, there is a lot of anger and finger-pointing, but this heated discussion...

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Court Battle in Baton Rouge Over Protesters’ Rights

Court Battle in Baton Rouge Over Protesters’ Rights

By Lee Rowland Since our very founding, the American people have taken to the streets and sidewalks to make their voices heard. Unfortunately, this week it’s the residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who have good reason to partake in this historical tradition. On July 5, 2016, a Black Baton Rouge resident named Alton Sterling —...

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Sunday Commentary: Trust Issues and Once Again How Do We Fix Them

Jul 17, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Trust Issues and Once Again How Do We Fix Them

The first major undertaking for the new council, the General Plan Update, got off to a slightly bumpy start this week when the initial input period was scheduled for three weeks during a mid-August to early September period. The Councilmembers I have spoken to were quick to tell me that they would look to...

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A Smart and Strategic Approach to Meeting Our Sports Field Needs

Jul 17, 2016
A Smart and Strategic Approach to Meeting Our Sports Field Needs

By Dan Carson On Tuesday, July 19, the Davis City Council will review the final report of the Sports Complex Task Force. Below is the summary of that report. The full document can be found on the City of Davis web site as part of the agenda for the July 19 council meeting. The...

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