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$9 Minimum Wage Takes Effect Today, Advocates Say It’s Not Enough

Jul 1, 2014
$9 Minimum Wage Takes Effect Today, Advocates Say It’s Not Enough

Today California’s minimum wage rises from $8 to $9, but workers and advocates say it is not enough. This is the first time California has seen an increase in six years and the wages are scheduled to rise another dollar by January 1, 2016. However, critics argue that even with the 12.5 percent increase...

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A Third Mistrial for Co-defendants in Alleged Gang Case

Jul 1, 2014
A Third Mistrial for Co-defendants in Alleged Gang Case

by Antoinette Borbon and Silvia Ramos Medina Judge Dave Rosenberg declared a mistrial in the case against the four young defendants who allegedly robbed and assaulted a Woodland man on June 19, 2013, to further promote or benefit the criminal street gang, The Norteños—as alleged by DDA Robin Johnson. The second trial in this...

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Oregon Kite Festival

Jun 30, 2014
Oregon Kite Festival

We had a great weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon, exploring the coast and flying kites at the summer kite festival here.  There are a variety of kite festivals up and down the coast each summer; this one is Lincoln City is a show festival and not co...

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Wish I were there right now…

Wish I were there right now…

I’m sure it happens to all of us. You’re at stuck at home while friends or family members are having fun exploring places in far-flung corners of the world.

This post is a case in point. This morning I received an email from our Australian friends who are currently in the...

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Vanguard Commentary: The Case For March

Jun 30, 2014
Vanguard Commentary: The Case For March

The Vanguard originally believed a November Parcel Tax was the way to go, but the polling data released in part last week altered that view. The numbers were bad showing a $150 parcel would only receive 48% of the vote and a $100 would receive about what Measure O received. Neither pass at the...

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The Region is Watching to See What Davis Does

Jun 30, 2014
The Region is Watching to See What Davis Does

A source late last week laid out to the Vanguard a doomsday scenario suggesting that the regional leaders and investors will keep a close eye on what Davis does in terms of the innovation park proposals laid out last week in the RFEI. “If this goes down, regardless of reason, we are done in...

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Housing Advocates Push Arena Project to More For the Community

Jun 30, 2014
Housing Advocates Push Arena Project to More For the Community

Late last week, a group calling themselves Sacramento Coalition for Shared Prosperity filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate asking the court to address the legal adequacy of the City’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the arena project. The group sent out a release, “While the Coalition supports the good jobs created by the...

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Defendant In Gang Case Alleges Assault by Sheriff’s Deputy at County Jail

Defendant In Gang Case Alleges Assault by Sheriff’s Deputy at County Jail

by Antoinnette Borbon Early Friday morning, the Vanguard was informed that defendant Justin Gonzalez, who awaits the verdict in the co-defendant gang trial, was allegedly slammed into a wall as a Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy, Sgt. Masterdale, was searching the in-custody defendant. He allegedly found only a small Bible in Gonzalez’s pocket. Justin Gonzalez is...

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Distraction Free Shopping at Target ?

Jun 30, 2014
Distraction Free Shopping at Target ?

By Tia Will In response to recent news stories covering examples of Target’s policy of permitting open carry of automatic weapons and ammunition within their stores in Texas, I decided to do a little local research into the position of our local Target. I am aware that California law does not permit open carry...

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Yucca linearifolia benefiting from 75% pottery bargain

Yucca linearifolia benefiting from 75% pottery bargain

I happened to be at the Green Acres Nursery location in Folsom, CA yesterday, and they were closing out two lines of unglazed pottery. Even though I hadn’t meant to buy any pots, this is what I went home with:

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