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Weak Jobs Market Compounds Bad Local News on the Economy and Budget

Jul 7, 2012
Weak Jobs Market Compounds Bad Local News on the Economy and Budget

Key Question Now: Is President Obama in Trouble? The local picture is bleak.  A recent Field Poll has the Governor's Tax initiative passing 54-35, but most analysts believe those numbers are not strong enough in a traditionally anti-tax state. The l...

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Are eyewitness accounts wrong a quarter of the time?

Jul 7, 2012
Are eyewitness accounts wrong a quarter of the time?

In a few weeks, Franky Carrillo will speak at the Vanguard's annual Dinner and Awards ceremony.  His wrongful conviction, the cost him 20 years in custody, was based not just on faulty memory of the witnesses but intentional manipulation by law enforc...

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Big Sur Coastline

Jul 6, 2012
Big Sur Coastline

One of many scenic views on Hwy 1 between Big Sur and Monterey.  We got to know this drive really well over the course of our time here; we were camping in Big Sur, which is a beautiful but remote and rugged stretch of coastline.  Each day we...

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Reporter Who Uncovered Two Wrongful Executions Highlights Vanguard Event

Jul 6, 2012
Reporter Who Uncovered Two Wrongful Executions Highlights Vanguard Event

Maurice Possley Won 2008 Pulitzer Prize For Reporting on Execution of Carlos De Luna In November, California voters will be asked to decide whether to keep the death penalty in place or convert the sentences to life without parole.  Proponents of t...

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Bamboo and More
Trading plants with other gardeners great way to get new varieties

Trading plants with other gardeners great way to get new varieties

I love trading plants with other gardeners. Usually a trade involves one or more specific plants, but sometimes other plants get thrown in for good measure. Once I’ve even done a mystery box trade, which in many ways was the most exciting of them all...

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Commentary: Granda continues deceptive rhetoric against the school district

Jul 6, 2012
Commentary: Granda continues deceptive rhetoric against the school district

From the very beginning, the school district was very clear that, while Measure C would close some of the ten million dollar funding gap, it would not cover all of it.  Thus, when the voters passed Measure C in March, that gap was reduced down to 3.5 ...

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Davis To Bring in Green Visionary to Consult on Economic Development

Jul 6, 2012
Davis To Bring in Green Visionary to Consult on Economic Development

William McDonough is best known it seems for designing the Ford Motor Company's plant with a vast green grass roof, but in the last ten years, with his book "Cradle to Cradle" he has according to Forbes Magazine, "unleashed a design revolution that beg...

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Prison Populations Down, But Success of AB 109 in the Eye of the Beholder

Jul 6, 2012
Prison Populations Down, But Success of AB 109 in the Eye of the Beholder

A San Diego County Supervisor would criticize the state's realignment process arguing, "Since was passed, theft is up in this county by 16 percent, including autos.  You can't blame that on our budget. But it's Sacramento's budget that has p...

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Sunset at Pebble Beach

Jul 5, 2012
Sunset at Pebble Beach

My son, Eric, posing on the rocks at Pebble Beach in Carmel, CA.  I think he's posing like in Karate Kid!  We drove the 17 Mile Road after a full day in Monterey, and ended up at the beach just at sunset. 

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Pasatiempo to perform Greek and Balkan music in Davis

Pasatiempo to perform Greek and Balkan music in Davis

Ever heard the instruments the bouzouki, baglama or the tzouras in concert? Odds are you have not. Unless you are from Greece or surrounding countries. But on July 22, those instruments will be front and center when the Seattle-based Pasatiempo pe...



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