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Dodd Loses Exclusive Labor Endorsement Over Farm Worker Overtime Bill

Dodd Loses Exclusive Labor Endorsement Over Farm Worker Overtime Bill

By Sean Raycraft A few weeks ago, Assembly Democrats had an opportunity to end a relic of institutional racism by passing AB 2757. The bill would have gradually implemented overtime for farm workers over a period of several years, and would allow for the governor to arrest the increases if certain economic conditions occurred....

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AG Harris Touts Support For Legislation to End Juvenile Confinement

Jun 22, 2016
AG Harris Touts Support For Legislation to End Juvenile Confinement

While several key legislative measures to reform the criminal justice system were dealt stinging defeats earlier this session, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris has back a key measure that would significantly limit the practice of isolating juveniles in room confinement. Two weeks ago, Senator Mark Leno’s bill SB 1143 passed the state senate. “The...

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Elementary Scholarship Recipients Show A Passion For Learning

Elementary Scholarship Recipients Show A Passion For Learning

By Mireya Inga Peregrine Elementary School is proud to announce the winners of its annual scholarship program. The three scholarship recipients have shown a commitment to learn science, the arts, humanities, environmentalism, and social responsibility in the Peregrine community. Applicants submitted entries using a variety of media, including videos and written essays. The recipients...

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Commentary: Options Exist if Supervisors Don’t Put Preschool Measure on the Ballot

Jun 21, 2016
Commentary:  Options Exist if Supervisors Don’t Put Preschool Measure on the Ballot

Today may be decision day for the board of Supervisors on a half to quarter-cent sales tax measure that might fund a program to increase preschool access and affordability.  But the general tax requires four votes and there is a growing belief that both Supervisor Matt Rexroad and Oscar Villegas will oppose the measure....

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Commentary: Has UC Totally Lost High Ground on Katehi Investigation?

Jun 21, 2016
Commentary: Has UC Totally Lost High Ground on Katehi Investigation?

In the days and weeks following the following the San Bernardino shooting, the FBI became embroiled in a legal battle that they thought they would easily win in attempting to force Apple to open the iPhone belonging to gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. But Apple fought them to a win in the court of law...

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Attorney Alleges Katehi Conflict in Disciplinary Action Against Employee

Jun 21, 2016
Attorney Alleges Katehi Conflict in Disciplinary Action Against Employee

Up until now any accusations of a conflict of interest for UC Davis’ Chancellor Linda Katehi, now on administrative leave, and her work on the board of Wiley & Sons has been theoretical.  However, letters from local attorney Mary-Alice Coleman to UC President Janet Napolitano and UC General Counsel Charles Robinson may paint a...

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William Shatner, Evan Peters Among Highlights of Sacramento Comic Con

Jun 21, 2016
William Shatner, Evan Peters Among Highlights of Sacramento Comic Con

By Jerika L.H. Sci-Fi enthusiasts had their day in Sacramento, as crowds of over 25,000 people came to experience an array of stars at the Sacramento Comic Con- Wizard World edition. Among the big names were William Shatner of Star Trek, Evan Peters of American Horror Story, Norman Reedus and Michael Cudlitz from the...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: The Devil Is Always in the Details

Jun 20, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: The Devil Is Always in the Details

Last week, in the discussion of the EIR on Sterling, there were what I thought some interesting points raised by two students on the issue of student housing at the proposed Sterling Apartments project. Some fair criticism was raised by a reader that I think bears highlighting and clarifying. First, I have raised this...

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Eye on the Courts: Beware of What You Wish For

Jun 20, 2016
Eye on the Courts: Beware of What You Wish For

In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel To show that all’s equal and that the courts are on the level And that the strings in the books ain’t pulled and persuaded And that even the nobles get properly handled Once that the cops have chased after and caught ’em And that...

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2016-17 Budget and Long-Term Projectionss

2016-17 Budget and Long-Term Projectionss

By Dan Carson (The following is a memo from Dan Carson to the Finance and Budget Commission. The bullet points listed at the beginning of this analysis were adopted by the Finance and Budget Commission at last Monday’s meeting.) Quick Summary of Findings: In general, the proposed 2016-17 budget is reasonable and sound and...

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