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Commentary: Council Missing Opportunities To Engage on Key Issues

Feb 25, 2015
Commentary: Council Missing Opportunities To Engage on Key Issues

One of my Monday Morning thoughts was on an idea presented where we put a larger focal point on mayor. I won’t go as far as a Benjamin Barber does and advocate the dissolution of the nation-state to rule by cities. However, I do think he has a point that mayors “are pragmatic problem...

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President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Feb 25, 2015
President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

President Obama on Tuesday used his veto power for just the third time in his presidency, vetoing legislation that would have authorized construction of a 1,179-mile pipeline that would carry 800,000 barrels of heavy petroleum a day from the oil sands of Alberta to ports and refineries on the Gulf Coast. However, the veto...

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California Senate Bill Would Prevent Use of Grand Juries in Officer-Related Shootings

Feb 25, 2015
California Senate Bill Would Prevent Use of Grand Juries in Officer-Related Shootings

Last fall, the use of Grand Juries in two high profile officer involved killings of unarmed black men prompted scrutiny and controversy over the use of grand juries. The decision by the grand jury in Ferguson led to an extensive examination of the process and questions about the intentions of the prosecutor. Meanwhile a...

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Prosecutor Attempts to Show Mother Served Notice of Family Court Trial

Prosecutor Attempts to Show Mother Served Notice of Family Court Trial

by Jackie Snyder and Lauren King February 24, 2015 marked the third day of the Nan Jo Trial. The courtroom was once again filled with many of Nan Jo’s supporters, all of which had a purple ribbon tied around their arm. Deputy District Attorney Steven Mount continued his direct examination of Barbara Enriquez (she...

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Assemblymember Dodd Calls For Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program

Assemblymember Dodd Calls For Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program

Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 401, which calls on the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to develop a plan for a statewide Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program. “The time has come to develop a comprehensive program to help relieve the financial burden on low-income households dealing with...

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Local Startup Launches Learn-to-Code Web App Class, Teams with Davis Downtown

Local Startup Launches Learn-to-Code Web App Class, Teams with Davis Downtown

Zebra Code, a local startup company, is offering a full stack web development course that teaches how to build, code, and deploy data driven web applications on the cloud.  The course targets businesses, non-profits,  entrepreneurs, students, or anyone interested in technology. “With new cloud technologies, building web apps has never been easier.” says Terry...

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The California Aggie
Pilot program proposed to measure the effectiveness of crisis nurseries

Pilot program proposed to measure the effectiveness of crisis nurseries

Organizers hope validation of pilot program accrues more state funding On Feb. 19 a bill that would implement a pilot program, measuring the effectiveness of the Yolo County and Sacramento County crisis nurseries in preventing child abuse for children aged zero to five-years-old, was introduced to the Senate Committee on Human Services. Yolo Crisis...

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The California Aggie
Congregation Bet Haverim hosts an end-of-life forum

Support for end-of-life act from different perspectives On Feb. 17 Congregation Bet Haverim hosted their second end-of-life forum at their North Classroom, located at 1715 Anderson Road. While the first end-of-life forum focused on a program called Five Wishes, this one focused on Senate Bill 128. SB 128 introduced on Jan. 20 by Senator...

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The California Aggie
Second police community forum held

Police, students discuss campus issues On Feb. 18, UC Davis students and the UC Davis Police Department held the year’s second community forum titled “Problems, Processes, and Procedures.” This forum aimed to discuss external and internal procedures when police officers interact or have contact with students. This was the second forum in a student-initiated...

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Eye on the Courts: Study Finds Mass Incarceration Not Behind Crime Drop

Feb 24, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Study Finds Mass Incarceration Not Behind Crime Drop

In the last few years there has been a strong push back over what has become known as Mass Incarceration – where the US has the highest incarceration rates in the world, and prison populations have risen even as crime rates have reached 40 year lows. There is one school of thought that argues...

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