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Nan-Hui Jo Released from Immigration Detention But Immigration Status Remains Unresolved

Jul 24, 2015
Nan-Hui Jo Released from Immigration Detention But Immigration Status Remains Unresolved

Supporters of Nan-Hui Jo sent out a press release on Thursday announcing that an immigration judge had released Ms. Jo on bond last Friday, July 17. Immigration issues and the case remains pending with the US Customs and Immigration Service as well as the Immigration Court. She will be having a family court appearance...

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The Welcome Disruption of Uber and Airbnb

The Welcome Disruption of Uber and Airbnb

by Jeff Boone Two new Bay Area companies, Uber and Airbnb, are shaking up their industries, causing a political war, and laying bare the conflict between a truly free economy, and those that prefer monopolization in a “permission-only” public-private cartel relationship.  Together these two shared-economy, multiple-use-of-assets, companies are illuminating the great divide between the...

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Gang Testimony Presented in Attempted Murder Trial

By Tressa Bryant and Haroutun Bejanyan The trial of Mr. Reyes, Ms. Landowski, and Ms. Humble continued with witness Sargent Jason Winger. Sargent Winger works in West Sacramento and is a special investigator for criminal street gangs and drug dealers. Although, Sargent Winger was away on vacation during the incident he was asked to...

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Closing Arguments in the Drug Possession Case

By Madeleine Gallay The case against Kevin Slaton concluded on Thursday with closing arguments which continued into the afternoon. Public Defender Mr. Borrusos final argument pulled together witness testimonies and facts in an effort to show that Mr. Slaton is not in fact a drug dealer. He began by showing the jury that Slaton...

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Saylor Formally Announces Run For Assembly

Jul 23, 2015
Saylor Formally Announces Run For Assembly

On Monday, Don Saylor, a two-term Yolo County Supervisor and one-time Mayor of Davis, announced that he was launching his bid for the State Assembly. In a press release sent out earlier this week, Mr. Saylor states, “Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s decision to seek election to the California State Senate creates an open seat to...

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Analysis: Congress Softens on Nonviolent Offenders Except When It Comes to Immigration Reform

Jul 23, 2015
Analysis: Congress Softens on Nonviolent Offenders Except When It Comes to Immigration Reform

There is a growing bipartisan agreement in Congress, especially punctuated by the mass incarceration speech by President Obama and his visit to the Oklahoma federal prison last week, that the time has come to overhaul a system that is putting nonviolent offenders in prison for far too long – causing a strain on budgets...

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Attempted Murder Trial Resumes

Attempted Murder Trial Resumes

By Tressa Bryant and Harouton Bejanyan (Editor’s note: court scheduling issues this week had left all of Tuesday and part of Wednesday off, but the trial resumed Wednesday afternoon). The trial of Liberty Landowski, Michael Reyes and Lisa Humble resumed with a witness who recognized Humble as the woman she helped to rent a...

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Drug Possession Trial Resumes

Drug Possession Trial Resumes

By Harald Kirn and Madeleine Gallay The trial charging Kevin Slaton with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine reconvened the morning of July 22 with the continued testimony of Agent Austin, of the California Highway Patrol and YONET  (Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team). The defendant was arrested after being pulled over for reckless driving and...

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Analysis: What is the Purpose of the GATE/AIM Program?

Jul 22, 2015
Analysis: What is the Purpose of the GATE/AIM Program?

We have focused much of our attention in the last several weeks on process-oriented issues. However, while reasonable people may disagree on how we got to this point, what is clear now is that at the last two school board meetings, there was over three hours of public input on what has happened. The...

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Yamada Figures to Be A Formidable Candidate For Senate

Jul 22, 2015
Yamada Figures to Be A Formidable Candidate For Senate

In 2008, then-Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada faced long odds in the battle for the open Assembly Seat against West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. No one gave her much of a chance, and yet, at the end of a hotly contested and contentious battle, she prevailed in a vote that was not even particularly...

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