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My View II: Why the SFPD Scandal Matters

Mar 21, 2015
My View II: Why the SFPD Scandal Matters

When we published a San Francisco Public Defender press release earlier this week outlining a probe into SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger, who was found guilty in February of four felonies, that uncovered a litany of racist and homophobic texts sent between him and four other officers, the reaction was fairly typical – a downplaying...

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Reflection Study: Tanner Creek in the Shade

Mar 20, 2015
Reflection Study: Tanner Creek in the Shade

I headed back to the hike along Tanner Creek this week.  In last week's photo the water was reflecting the golden hillside color, and I was curious if I could find the water reflecting a greener tone in the shade.  As you can see, there isn't...

Davis Vanguard
Are AIM Students Being Overidentified? School Board Grapples with AIM Identification Issue

Mar 20, 2015
Are AIM Students Being Overidentified? School Board Grapples with AIM Identification Issue

While there were a number of procedural issues asked about the presentations on Tuesday night regarding the district AIM program, much of the hard questions focused particularly on the identification and testing issue. Board Member Madhavi Sunder noted that the importance of process is not only to ensure equal access, but to make sure...

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March Jumpstart Event – Part Two

Mar 20, 2015
March Jumpstart Event – Part Two

The March Jumpstart Davis event featured four new presentations, including Bret Hewitt from CxORE, Paul Katsch from Rezku, Gavin Cosgrave from PreflightChallenges.com and Terry Toy from Zebra Code. Thursday’s article covered Gavin Cosgrave and Paul Katsch. Bret Hewitt from CxORE returns to Davis after 29 years on the East Coast. “We are not a...

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Commentary: Should Yolo County Be More Forthcoming with Baby Justice Records?

Mar 20, 2015
Commentary: Should Yolo County Be More Forthcoming with Baby Justice Records?

There are a lot of questions that many in this community have as to why Baby Justice was not removed with the care of his mother after testing positive for meth in his system at birth. One thing that we have become pretty well-versed on are public access laws and where the lines are...

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Senator Feinstein endorses California End of Life Option Act

Senator Feinstein endorses California End of Life Option Act

70 current and former California elected officials join growing list of supporters Authors of California’s  End of Life Option Act, a bill to authorize the medical practice of aid-in-dying in California, today announced the support of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. “The right to die with dignity is an option that should be available for...

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Davis Vanguard
Are Changes to GATE/AIM on the Way?

Mar 19, 2015
Are Changes to GATE/AIM on the Way?

The DJUSD School Board tonight will see two presentations on the AIM Program, apparently at the request of board members who have provided two professors from UC Davis to present their findings regarding AIM assessment and identification data at the Board of Education meeting. This information was presented to the Superintendent’s AIM Advisory Committee...

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Commentary: A Troubling Vote on the CFD

Mar 19, 2015
Commentary: A Troubling Vote on the CFD

Yesterday I was joking with people that it was like old times on the Vanguard – contentious, huge numbers of comments. But really for the first time since 2010, it felt like old times on the Davis City Council in that the vote was 3-2, but there never felt like there was a reasonable...

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Davis Vanguard
Another Successful Jumpstart Event – Part One

Mar 19, 2015
Another Successful Jumpstart Event – Part One

The March Jumpstart Davis event featured four new presentations including Bret Hewitt from CxORE, Paul Katsch from Rezku, Gavin Cosgrave from PreflightChallenges.com and Terry Toy from Zebra Code. Gavin Cosgrave is a student at Da Vinci High School who started Preflight, a program that brings professional into high school classrooms to host challenges related...

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Student Loan Bill Garamendi Co-Sponsored Today Would Benefit an Estimated 25 Million Americans

Mar 19, 2015
Student Loan Bill Garamendi Co-Sponsored Today Would Benefit an Estimated 25 Million Americans

2.3 Million Californians Could See Savings, Lower Interest Rates Under Bill Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) announced that he is co-sponsoring the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act of 2015. The bill was introduced today by Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) in the House of Representatives and by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in...

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