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Analysis: Time Not Yet for A Council Race

Jul 29, 2015
Analysis: Time Not Yet for A Council Race

In the past month, we have seen the State Senate and State Assembly races already flooded with candidates as Bill Dodd joined Mariko Yamada who had announced back in March for the State Senate campaign while Dan Wolk and Don Saylor both announced for the State Assembly campaign. There is nothing unusual about that...

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Does Self-Contained Program Have a Magic Number?

Jul 29, 2015
Does Self-Contained Program Have a Magic Number?

Among the questions we asked yesterday was – a re you concerned that the program is too large – and if so, what size would you prefer? We have had this discussion on the record with a number of people and we end up with some differing opinions here. One person said that studies...

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Police Investigator Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trial As Prosecution Wraps Up Their Case

Police Investigator Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trial As Prosecution Wraps Up Their Case

By Jackie Snyder, Tressa Bryant, Madeleine Gallay and Haroutun Bejanyan On Tuesday, the prosecution wrapped up their case in the trial of Michael Reyes, Lisa Humble and Liberty Landowski reconvened on Monday. The three are charged with attempting to kill a Hispanic male in West Sacramento on November 18, 2014. Officer Anthony Herrera, a...

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Meet Yolo County’s Newest Judge, Sonia Cortes

Jul 28, 2015
Meet Yolo County’s Newest Judge, Sonia Cortes

Ten days ago, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Sonia Cortés to a judgeship in the Yolo County Superior Court, making her the first Latino to serve on the Yolo County bench. Ms. Cortés, 43, of Woodland, has been a senior deputy county counsel at the Yolo County Counsel’s Office since 2007, where she has served...

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What are the Concerns With the Current GATE/ AIM Program

Jul 28, 2015
What are the Concerns With the Current GATE/ AIM Program

The Vanguard has had a lot discussions with people in the community about the GATE/ AIM Program. At the point the sense seems to be while there are groups polarized within the community on the future of the program, it is not all that clear where the lines are drawn exactly. On the one...

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Alternative View on Police Body-Worn Cameras

Jul 28, 2015
Alternative View on Police Body-Worn Cameras

Last week Assistant Chief Darren Pytel laid out the Davis Police Department’s proposed body-worn camera policy. As the assistant chief explained to the small audience at the Blanchard Room of the library, in many situations that the police encounter they are not enforcing the law, and there is an expectation of privacy. However, in...

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Prosecution’s Case Continued with Jail House Calls in Attempted Murder Case

Jul 28, 2015
Prosecution’s Case Continued with Jail House Calls in Attempted Murder Case

By Jackie Snyder, Tressa Bryant, and Madeleine Gallay The attempted murder trial of Michael Reyes, Lisa Humble and Liberty Landowski continued on Monday. The three are charged with attempting to kill an Hispanic male in West Sacramento on November 18, 2014. The trial has been ongoing for several weeks now. The prosecution continued its...

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Another Concern About Trackside

Jul 28, 2015

by Michael Harrington I think the Trackside project is too large and grossly violates several planning documents;  others will discuss those details. I have a more nuanced concern. I understand that one current member of the Davis City Council is a partner in this project, and he may participate in voting on other projects...

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Neighborhood Association Joins Legal Battle Over Zoning of Therapist’s Office

Jul 27, 2015
Neighborhood Association Joins Legal Battle Over Zoning of Therapist’s Office

Local attorney Michael Harrington has filed a lawsuit disputing whether the city had appropriately ruled on a Conditional Use Permit over a 1200 square foot therapist’s office located at 717 Seventh St. Mr. Harrington filed the lawsuit last year. Mr. Harrington maintains that the intended use “under the Conditional Use Permit (‘CUP’) is for...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: How Mass Incarceration Causes More Crime Than It Prevents

Jul 27, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: How Mass Incarceration Causes More Crime Than It Prevents

The argument against reforming the system of mass incarceration has been that it may be expensive and at times imposes unfair sentences, but it has reduced crime. However, a new paper from University of Michigan economics professor Michael Mueller-Smith casts serious doubts on this assertion. Professor Mueller-Smith looked at court records from Harris County,...

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