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Foster Funding Snafu May Have Led To Removal of Saylor From First 5

Dec 17, 2014
Foster Funding Snafu May Have Led To Removal of Saylor From First 5

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to remove Supervisor Don Saylor as the board representative on First 5 Yolo Commission. While the move followed some discussion about a rotation of roles, some of which have been in place for years dating across tenures of supervisors, there is some indication that...

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Council Weighs in on the Housing Issue at the Innovation Parks

Dec 17, 2014
Council Weighs in on the Housing Issue at the Innovation Parks

Community Development Director Mike Webb on Tuesday night explained to the Davis City Council that right now, all three innovation park proposals – Mace, Northwest, and Nishi are on schedule to be placed on the ballot in March 2016. Obviously, the Council as well as City Manager Dirk Brazil has some concerns about the...

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Davis Vanguard
Mother Takes Child to Korea for Protection, Charged with Kidnapping

by Antoinnette Borbon The state’s case against a Korean Woman who allegedly abducted her daughter and fled to Korea, began this morning. In an opening statement made by defense attorney, Dean Johansson, Manwi Jo had taken her daughter and fled to Korea to protect her from an abusive situation. But not before jurors got...

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Racial Injustice and Broken Systems

By Abdi Soltani Families and communities across the nation are outraged, grieving, and taking to the streets. Our hearts go out to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men killed by police who have escaped justice. And to the families of Tamir Rice, Oscar Grant, Alex Nieto, Andy Lopez,...

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Bamboo and More
Mushrooms in my succulent bed

Mushrooms in my succulent bed

Here’s a topic I haven’t talked about much on this blog: mushrooms. But then, the past few winters have been very dry so mushrooms haven’t been a common sight. This year, I have a feeling, will be very different. With another 1 inch of rain in the last 24 hours, we’re now up...

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Commentary: Soda Tax a Modest Proposal to Fund Nutritional Programs For Low Income Children

Dec 16, 2014
Commentary: Soda Tax a Modest Proposal to Fund Nutritional Programs For Low Income Children

On Monday, I floated what I thought was a relatively modest proposal – a one-cent sales tax on sugary drinks. In November such a tax passed with three-quarters of the vote. To explain, this was me floating an idea that could serve as a funding mechanism for what I consider to be a very...

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Why I Want an Innovation Park in Davis

By Jason Taormino “What will an innovation park do for Davis?” Many Davis voters, likely a majority of voters, do not work for a business and therefore have a different set of experiences than someone like me. I have started several businesses and worked in others. I want to share my vision — which is...

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Different Perspective: How Ferguson Demonstrates the Pitfall of Eyewitness Identification

Dec 16, 2014

Professor Ronald Rotunda at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law writes this week in Justia’s Legal Analysis “Verdict” that the Ferguson confrontation between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson among other factors “also illustrates the problems with eyewitness identification.” Professor Rotunda writes, “Next to a DNA match, many people probably think that eyewitness identification...

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On the Path

Dec 15, 2014
On the Path

Another view of yesterday's sunny fog, just a little further down the no-name creek path. Last year this was a dirt trail through thick woods, but over the summer the park expanded and this new path was put in.  I'm partial to the previous one bec...

Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts: Soda Tax As Possible Funding Mechanism

Dec 15, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: Soda Tax As Possible Funding Mechanism

A source told the Vanguard that a few years back, the city was approached by health proponents about the possibility of a soda tax as a funding mechanism to help deal with issues of obesity. While the city of Davis had some interest, neither Woodland nor West Sacramento had showed much inclination. However, as...

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