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Why We Fasted for Farm Worker Rights

Why We Fasted for Farm Worker Rights

By Sean Raycraft Yesterday, I fasted for 24 hours with at least a hundred others in solidarity with farm workers in the state of California. Many prominent members of the community did the same, including my new friends Connor Gorman of UAW 2865 and a recent UCD graduate Rebecca Senteny. Several lawmakers also participated...

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Ajay Dev Wrongfully Convicted

Ajay Dev Wrongfully Convicted

By Bill Pursell One American has been wrongfully imprisoned for 2,608 days, and the injustice that is his is far too common today. The national conversation and insight exposing the putrescent American criminal justice system has been gradual and arduous. If it wasn’t for cell phones and security cameras capturing gruesome, often race-related murders,...

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Gang Trial Resumes

Gang Trial Resumes

By Sophie Marconi and Jade Wolansky On August 17 in Department 8 at 9:03 am, Judge David Reed presided over the case against two defendants, Joseph Lopez and Stephon Ramirez. The reconvening of the trial began with the continuation of witness testimony from an Officer Regan, who detained Jose Ramirez at the time of...

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Poppenga For School Board at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market & Save The Date, August 27

Aug 18, 2016
Poppenga For School Board at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market & Save The Date, August 27

Bob Poppenga, candidate for Davis School Board in this November’s election, welcomes you to meet him at his pop-up tent this Saturday at the Davis Farmers’ Market.  Children are encouraged to come, too, with a fun animal-themed stamp activity for all ages, young and young at heart. And save the date of August 27...

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Life in 11 Dimensions

Aug 18, 2016
Life in 11 Dimensions

Pamela Trokanski will holding a Life in 11 Dimensions crowdfunding campaign which will run through September 20, 2016. While the main emphasis will be on the online Indiegogo.com crowd funding platform, community members are also welcome to contribute directly at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, in Davis, 95618. Why a...

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Commentary: Hotel Neighbors Recognize Damaging Language Too Late (UPDATED)

Aug 17, 2016
Commentary: Hotel Neighbors Recognize Damaging Language Too Late (UPDATED)

Gone now from the Change.org petition is some of the more damaging comments, such as, “Significant increase in ‘strangers’ in and around our neighborhood (just because it’s a Hyatt doesn’t mean only good/well intentioned people stay there).” As we pointed out in yesterday’s column, the Change.org petition is not an isolated incident here. On...

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Attorneys Challenge Admission of Hearsay as Basis for West Sacramento Gang Injunction

Aug 17, 2016
Attorneys Challenge Admission of Hearsay as Basis for West Sacramento Gang Injunction

As the West Sacramento Gang Injunction appellate case moves toward a hearing, now five years after Yolo County Judge Kathleen White granted the injunction following nearly six months of trial, a new court decision further complicates the original ruling. A ruling earlier this year in the 4th Appellate District, People v. Sanchez, changed potential...

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Letter: Look at the Evidence in Ajay Dev Case

Letter: Look at the Evidence in Ajay Dev Case

by Patty Pursell Seven years ago, Ajay Dev was wrongfully convicted in Yolo County and sentenced to 378 years for a crime that many know he did not commit.  There have been hundreds of people that have marched to proclaim his innocence.  All those that have looked at all the evidence thoroughly realize what...

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Hendrix Held to Answer on Murder Charges

Hendrix Held to Answer on Murder Charges

By Raya Zahdeh The preliminary hearing in the case against Steven Hendrix resumed on August 15, 2016, in Department 13, Judge Paul Richardson presiding. Hendrix, of West Sacramento, is being charged with second-degree murder, among other charges, for his role in the Second Street collision in February of this year which killed Davis resident...

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Pair of Reform Bills Pass California Legislature

Pair of Reform Bills Pass California Legislature

California Poised to Pass Momentous Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms SB 443 establishes stricter standards to protect innocent, vulnerable Californians from having police take and keep their property (From ACLU Press Release) A California bill to limit civil asset forfeiture abuses was approved today by the State Assembly on a 66 to 8 vote. The...

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