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Trial Continues in Elder Abuse/ Murder Case

Trial Continues in Elder Abuse/ Murder Case

By Andrew Reis and Antoinnette Borbon April 14th, 2014 marked the fifth day of People vs. James Mattos in Department 3 of Yolo County Superior Court.  The testimonies and evidence presented before the Honorable Stephen Mock all began from a 911-phone call placed by James Mattos on October 13th, 2012.  This one phone call...

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Davis Vanguard
Election Digest: Congressman Thompson Endorses Dodd

Election Digest: Congressman Thompson Endorses Dodd

Rep. Mike Thompson Endorses Bill Dodd For State Assembly Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd today announced that long-time Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) has endorsed his bid for State Assembly. “Working closely with Bill Dodd for the past 15 years to solve big, difficult issues facing our community, I...

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The California Aggie
Police Briefs: Picnic Day Edition

Apr 17, 2014

Saturday, 4/12 Super Size Me Someone on Mace Boulevard tried to go through a drive-thru in a U-Haul, got stuck and damaged the roof. Life’s a picnic Several people called to report a large party on L Street with people running around naked. Stick in the mud On Alhambra Drive, someone had a problem...

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The California Aggie
Yolo County overturns concealed weapons law

Apr 17, 2014

On March 5, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a memorandum to reverse a 2011 ruling by a Sacramento federal judge that weapon holders needed to show they face “credible threats of violence or carry large amounts of cash and need enhanced protection.” A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn this policy,...

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The California Aggie
Senate bill passes to transform operation of student advocacy

Apr 17, 2014

On March 13, ASUCD Senate passed a bill to consolidate advocacy sectors into one single unit, as the Office of Advocacy and Student Representation (OASR). Prior to Senate Bill (SB) #53, student advocacy was represented by three separate units: University Affairs, Lobby Corps and City and Community Relations. To establish a more cohesive and...

The California Aggie
UC Davis Police enhances traffic stop practice

Apr 17, 2014

Beginning in February, the UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) began recording its traffic stops of bicycles and cars online according to age, gender and race. The records will be updated monthly and can be viewed on the UCDPD’s website. According to Matt Carmichael, UC Davis police chief, if not noted on the subject’s driver’s...

The California Aggie
UC Davis celebrates Asian Pacific Culture Week

Apr 17, 2014

From April 2 to April 11, UC Davis celebrated Asian Pacific Culture Week, a week when students can enjoy and learn more about Asian Pacific Islander culture through a series of events including film screenings, culture nights and workshops about identity. The Cross Cultural Center, which annually puts on this week, chose “We Will...

Bamboo and More
Wildflower meadow: every neighborhood should have one!

Wildflower meadow: every neighborhood should have one!

I see them every year in the big-box home improvement stores: large bags or even small buckets of seed mixes that promise an instant wildflower meadow. The idea is fantastic, and yet how many such meadows have you actually encountered? I bet very few.

I don’t know how the meadow you see in this...

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Davis Vanguard
Raise the Wage Organizers Acknowledge Reaching Signature Threshold Is a Tough Task

Apr 16, 2014
Raise the Wage Organizers Acknowledge Reaching Signature Threshold Is a Tough Task

Bernie Goldsmith, who has been spearheading the drive to put a $15 an hour minimum wage on the ballot for November, spoke before council and conceded that it will be a tall order for them to gain the 7000-signature threshold by May 1. “It’s our hope to collect 7000 signatures by May 1.  It’s...

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Tree Farm, Early Spring (version 2)

Apr 16, 2014
Tree Farm, Early Spring (version 2)

The more abstract version. I was reading on the GreenWood Resources website this morning, and I was interested to learn that this particular tree farm in Boardman is part of a larger renewable tree farm industry. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, they...



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