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Towards a Community-Based Dialogue

May 21, 2015
Towards a Community-Based Dialogue

One of the most interesting questions that came out of yesterday’s abortive discussion on “Renew Davis” is one of the most basic questions which is, simply put, how do we accurate and faithfully determined what the community’s view are on what matters most? It is a very basic question, but ultimately difficult to answer....

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Critical New Video Footage Sheds Light on Death of Freddie Gray

May 21, 2015
Critical New Video Footage Sheds Light on Death of Freddie Gray

A cellphone video shot by a resident provides a closeup look at Freddie Gray at a critical moment that sheds light on his death and the prosecution of police officers by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. A story by the Baltimore Sun this morning reported, “That video, combined with the account of Gross...

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Three More Highlight Local Startups at JumpStart Davis

May 21, 2015
Three More Highlight Local Startups at JumpStart Davis

JumpStart Davis returned to Sophia’s on Wednesday night to highlight Scott Ragsdale of Davis Roots and two other startups that went through Davis Roots – Le Vuong of Fishrock Labs and Brianna McGuire of Foodful.ly. Scott Ragsdale is the new general manager of Davis Roots, described as a “business incubator.” The mission of the...

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A Wider Look at Bullying

A Wider Look at Bullying

By David Hafter My team of counselors provide prevention and early intervention services (small psychoeducational groups, classroom presentations, assemblies and one to one counseling) at many Yolo County schools. The most requested topic for the elementary aged kids is a multi-session presentation on stopping bullying. Needs dictate that we also have an anti- bullying...

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Jury Hangs 8-4 For Acquittal in UC Davis Sexual Assault Case

by Tiffany Yeh, Makisha Singh, and Lauren King The jury foreperson (juror #2) told the judge that the jury had reached a sort of deadlock. She stated that several jury members seemed very firm in their decision. The judge asked each jury member if they thought there was a reasonable probability of arriving at...

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What Does “Renew Davis” Mean to You?

May 20, 2015

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk has used the term “Renew Davis” on a range of policy goals and applications. Most recently, he invoked it as a means to resurrect a community sports park concept. However, the initiative brought questions and criticisms from some of his colleagues and questions from the community. As Mr. Wolk explained...

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$15 Minimum Wage Gets a Boost as Los Angeles Approves It

May 20, 2015
$15 Minimum Wage Gets a Boost as Los Angeles Approves It

When a small group of activists in 2014 proposed a $15 per hour minimum wage, it seemed almost preposterous. But on Tuesday, Los Angeles, the state’s largest city and the nation’s second largest city, approved a plan to raise the city’s minimum to $15 per hour by 2020. They join a trend that is...

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Analysis: DMV Docs Show Gonzalez Disclosed Condition and Was Cleared to Drive

May 20, 2015
Analysis: DMV Docs Show Gonzalez Disclosed Condition and Was Cleared to Drive

On May 8, Armando Gonzalez, 41 years old of Woodland was sentenced to 18 years to life for his role in a fatal accident after a Yolo County jury found Mr. Gonzalez guilty on April 10, 2015 of 2nd Degree Murder and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter for the fatal accident that led to the death...

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The California Aggie
Members of law enforcement, community remember local fallen soldiers at the Yolo County Fallen Officers Tribute

Yolo County takes part in National Peace Officer Memorial Day during National Police Week Last Friday at 12 p.m. the Yolo County law enforcement agencies and the Yolo County Retired Peace Officer Association hosted the Yolo County Fallen Officers Tribute at the Yolo County Peace Officer Memorial at the county courthouse in Woodland. Yolo...

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The California Aggie
Police departments head new training with support of Attorney General

Oakland, Stockton, Salinas police departments to implement procedural justice-based law enforcement training Following an amendment made to Assembly Bill 1118 (AB 1118), California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on April 17 the results of a 90-day review of the police training that will now focus on implicit bias and use of force. Over the...

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