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Jury Hangs 8-4 For Acquittal in UC Davis Sexual Assault Case

by Tiffany Yeh, Makisha Singh, and Lauren King The jury foreperson (juror #2) told the judge that the jury had reached a sort of deadlock. She stated that several jury members seemed very firm in their decision. The judge asked each jury member if they thought there was a reasonable probability of arriving at...

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Davis Vanguard
What Does “Renew Davis” Mean to You?

May 20, 2015

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk has used the term “Renew Davis” on a range of policy goals and applications. Most recently, he invoked it as a means to resurrect a community sports park concept. However, the initiative brought questions and criticisms from some of his colleagues and questions from the community. As Mr. Wolk explained...

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$15 Minimum Wage Gets a Boost as Los Angeles Approves It

May 20, 2015
$15 Minimum Wage Gets a Boost as Los Angeles Approves It

When a small group of activists in 2014 proposed a $15 per hour minimum wage, it seemed almost preposterous. But on Tuesday, Los Angeles, the state’s largest city and the nation’s second largest city, approved a plan to raise the city’s minimum to $15 per hour by 2020. They join a trend that is...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: DMV Docs Show Gonzalez Disclosed Condition and Was Cleared to Drive

May 20, 2015
Analysis: DMV Docs Show Gonzalez Disclosed Condition and Was Cleared to Drive

On May 8, Armando Gonzalez, 41 years old of Woodland was sentenced to 18 years to life for his role in a fatal accident after a Yolo County jury found Mr. Gonzalez guilty on April 10, 2015 of 2nd Degree Murder and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter for the fatal accident that led to the death...

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The California Aggie
Members of law enforcement, community remember local fallen soldiers at the Yolo County Fallen Officers Tribute

Yolo County takes part in National Peace Officer Memorial Day during National Police Week Last Friday at 12 p.m. the Yolo County law enforcement agencies and the Yolo County Retired Peace Officer Association hosted the Yolo County Fallen Officers Tribute at the Yolo County Peace Officer Memorial at the county courthouse in Woodland. Yolo...

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The California Aggie
Police departments head new training with support of Attorney General

Oakland, Stockton, Salinas police departments to implement procedural justice-based law enforcement training Following an amendment made to Assembly Bill 1118 (AB 1118), California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on April 17 the results of a 90-day review of the police training that will now focus on implicit bias and use of force. Over the...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Somehow the Progressive Community Needs to Be Re-Engaged

May 19, 2015
Commentary: Somehow the Progressive Community Needs to Be Re-Engaged

Last spring there was a series of meetings of the Innovation Park Task Force and, at several points in time, I noted a glaring absence – for the most part, completely absent from the room was the progressive community. I listened to the conversation and the problem become more and more evident – the...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: President Needs to Go Further on De-Militarizing the Police

May 19, 2015
Commentary: President Needs to Go Further on De-Militarizing the Police

The President on Monday took several important steps to both de-militarize the police and also create a greater degree of transparency, to hopefully rebuild the trust between police and communities. President Obama said it will take a concerted, “all-hands-on-deck” effort to change the odds for these communities:  “If we as a society don’t do...

Davis Vanguard
A Closer Look at Social Innovation

May 19, 2015
A Closer Look at Social Innovation

On Saturday the Vanguard interviewed Keeva Kase who flew in from Durham, North Carolina to participate in the Social Innovation Symposium which Pastor Bill Habicht from the Davis Community Church put together. One of the unfortunately outcomes was that the concept of “social innovation,” clearly new to a number of people, was met with...

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Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts: Obama To Demilitarize the Police?

May 18, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Obama To Demilitarize the Police?

The New York Times is reporting that President Obama today will “ban the federal provision of some types of military-style equipment to local police departments and sharply restrict the availability of others, administration officials said.” In January, a federal task force concluded that police departments should not be able to use federal funds to...

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