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Davis Firefighters Issue Vote of No Confidence For Landy Black

Jul 18, 2013
Davis Firefighters Issue Vote of No Confidence For Landy Black

Late on Tuesday night, Firefighters Union President issued an email to his membership indicated a vote of no confidence, "The firefighters in the City of Davis have no confidence in the ability of Chiefs Black and/or Pierce to carry out the Fire Depa...

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Report Outlines Steps to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in America’s Criminal Justice …

Jul 18, 2013
Report Outlines Steps to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in America’s Criminal Justice …

A diverse group of criminal justice experts including prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, scholars, community leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates gathered last October for a three day conference.  On Wednesday, Consultant Tanya E. Coke re...

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Broadband Redux: Can We Bring Broadband to Yolo County?

Jul 18, 2013
Broadband Redux: Can We Bring Broadband to Yolo County?

By Rob White In early June I wrote about Austin, TX and Provo, UT being named as the next recipient cities for Google Fiber. The article I wrote referenced an announcement heralded in Government Technology e-Magazine. Since then, I have heard suggest...

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Travel: Maui beaches, beaches, beaches

Travel: Maui beaches, beaches, beaches

Today was a very relaxed day. We started out by swimming at Poʻolenalena Beach, then checked out the beach at Makena Landing, went ziplining in upcountry Makawao, and ended the day at Maluaka Beach. All of these beaches are in the Wailea—Makena are...

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Vanguard Analysis: Bill Emlen’s Summary vs. Full Aaronson Report

Jul 17, 2013
Vanguard Analysis: Bill Emlen’s Summary vs. Full Aaronson Report

When the Davis City Council in December 2008 declined to read the full Davis Fire Report written by investigator Bob Aaronson, they agreed to allow then City Manager Bill Emlen to summarize the report and present it to the Davis City Council in their m...

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Commentary: Did Prop 13 Lead to the Pension Crisis?

Jul 17, 2013
Commentary: Did Prop 13 Lead to the Pension Crisis?

It is a thought provoking if not outright provocative article that veteran columnist Peter Schrag put out last Friday, noting the liberal tendency to "blame everything that went wrong in California, from power failures to kidnapping, on Proposition 13,...

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VANGUARD COURT WATCH: Preliminary Hearing Set for September in Davis Double Murder

Jul 17, 2013
VANGUARD COURT WATCH: Preliminary Hearing Set for September in Davis Double Murder

By David M. Greenwald Supporters and media members packed into the small and cramped Department 2 for an early hearing in the case of 16 year old Daniel Marsh, accused of one of the more brutal crimes in the hundred year history of the city of Davis. ...

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Maui day 9: Molokini

Maui day 9: Molokini

Molokini is a small horseshoe-shaped “island” off the coast of South Maui. Geologically, it’s a partially submerged volcanic crater that acted as a relief vent for Haleakalā, the 10,023 ft. dormant volcano that dominates the topography of Maui. ...

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Zinnia Patch

Jul 16, 2013
Zinnia Patch

What a gem of a place out in Yolo!  The Mezger Zinnia Patch is a two acre field of zinnias, free for the picking.  With just one stipulation:  However many flowers you pick for yourself, you pick an equal number to give to someone who is...

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Kenley Returns to Head Special Fire Project; Black Remains Interim Public Safety Director

Jul 16, 2013
Kenley Returns to Head Special Fire Project; Black Remains Interim Public Safety Director

Former Interim Chief Tasked with Overseeing Merger and Developing New Fire Station - The city is bringing back former Interim Fire Chief Scott Kenley "to work on a special Fire project," according to a Memorandum from City Manager Steve Pinkerton to th...

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