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Analysis: Additional Campus Housing Will Help but Will Not Solve Housing Problems

Sep 22, 2016
Analysis: Additional Campus Housing Will Help but Will Not Solve Housing Problems

This year the focus has shifted back toward housing and land use.  There have been a core of citizens that have argued that the solution to the city’s housing problem is for UC Davis to build more housing. The argument has teeth – after all, the university has been steadily growing and yet has...

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Benicia City Council Defeats Oil Train Proposal

Benicia City Council Defeats Oil Train Proposal

(From Press Release) Today, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board denied Valero’s  (NYSE: VLO) request for a ruling that the Benicia Planning Commission’s denial of the company’s permit for an oil train facility was preempted by federal law. This decision came hours before the Benicia City Council voted to kill the project in a unanimous...

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Competing Measures for the Death Penalty on Collision Course

Sep 22, 2016
Competing Measures for the Death Penalty on Collision Course

A recent survey from the Field Poll and IGA (Improper Governmental Activity) at UC Berkeley found that Proposition  62, which would end the death penalty, is ahead 48 to 37, with 15 percent undecided.  On the other hand, Proposition 66, which does the opposite, only has 35 percent support against 23 percent opposition and...

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Yamada Launches “The Rich and Powerful for Dodd” Ad Campaign

Yamada  Launches “The Rich and Powerful for Dodd” Ad Campaign

(From Press Release) – Mariko Yamada’s campaign for State Senate District 3 launched an online ad campaign today that highlights her opponent Bill Dodd’s ties to the wealthiest corporations in the nation, including Big Oil and Big Tobacco. The six-second YouTube ad uses imagery to underscore the stark contrasts between the candidates: Dodd is...

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California is One Signature Away From Reining in Policing for Profit

California is One Signature Away From Reining in Policing for Profit

by Mica Doctoroff and Kanya Bennett It may come as a surprise, but throughout the country, police officers are legally allowed to take and keep your cash and property — even if you are never charged or arrested for a crime. All it takes is officers claiming they think your belongings were obtained through illegal means....

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The Ajay Dev Case: Why We Need a Court Watch

Sep 21, 2016
The Ajay Dev Case: Why We Need a Court Watch

Why do we need a court watch?: Ajay Dev was tried and convicted of rape in 2009 despite spurious evidence and contradictory accounts from the complaining witness, and was sentenced to 378 years in a case fraught with judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. The case will finally be heard this October by the appellate...

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Analysis: Napolitano Letter Reveals Thinking on Katehi’s Resignation

Sep 21, 2016
Analysis: Napolitano Letter Reveals Thinking on Katehi’s Resignation

The August 5 letter from Janet Napolitano does provide us with some insight as to what the UC President was thinking and why she changed her mind – but, while some in the media have considered the letter a bombshell, a closer scrutiny reveals that the President was a good deal more pointed than...

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Revised LRDP: Nishi Out, Russell Field Still There but Reduced

Sep 21, 2016
Revised LRDP: Nishi Out, Russell Field Still There but Reduced

The official draft planning scenario will be posted today, but the preview released on the UC Davis dateline site provides for some dramatic changes or, as UC Davis puts it, the plan “assumes a more complex urban development character.” However, while the LRDP continues to evolve, this is by no means a done deal,...

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DJUSD Candidate’s Forum Hosted by the Vanguard (Video)

In addition to providing coverage, regularly, on the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) Board of Education, the Davis Vanguard has been committed to informing the community about the current school board race. Up for grabs in the general election are two seats on the five-member board. Davis voters will choose from four candidates...

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Justice Watch: Protests Erupt in Charlotte, Fatal Shooting in Oklahoma

Sep 21, 2016
Justice Watch: Protests Erupt in Charlotte, Fatal Shooting in Oklahoma

Protests erupted overnight in Charlotte after an officer-involved shooting of an African American man in the University City area.  The officer was reportedly also African American. According to accounts in the Charlotte Observer, “a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot a man in the parking lot of a University City apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.”  The...

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