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SF Public Defender Releases Racial Justice Recommendations

SF Public Defender Releases Racial Justice Recommendations

An estimated 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following revelations that San Francisco police officers regularly shared racist and homophobic views in text messages, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. The San Francisco Public Defender today also released a 10-point plan to increase police transparency and safeguard citizens against racial bias. Adachi...

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Spring anticipation

Spring anticipation

Spring is synonymous with flowers. But before they burst open in all their glory, there’s that time of waiting that I enjoy almost as much. Here’s what’s getting me excited in anticipation right now.

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Dyckia ‘Burgundy Ice’ getting ready to flower...

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Analysis: Cannery Developer Stood to Make a Large Profit Even Before CFD

Mar 17, 2015

When the council originally voted to approve the Cannery Project in November 2013, the city commissioned respected real estate analyst Andrew Plecia of A. Plescia & Co. to run a pro forma on the proposed development in order to “evaluate the reasonableness of the projected project economics, and provide input related to the general...

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Wearing of the Green

Mar 17, 2015
Wearing of the Green

Our rainy weekend left the banks and river rocks along the Wilson River a vibrant shade of green.  Early spring is such a green time of year, but I think the Pacific Northwest is extra green!

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Eye on the Courts: Yolo DA Already Complaining About Prop 47 Impact on Crime Rate

Mar 17, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Yolo DA Already Complaining About Prop 47 Impact on Crime Rate

During his report to the County Board of Supervisors at last week’s meeting, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig expressed concerns about Prop 47 and what he cites as rising crime. Mr. Reisig told the Board of Supervisors that over the last several years, “what we’ve seen is increasing property and violent crime in...

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A Day Without a Cup of Coffee

By Debra Chase Wild Arabica, the very first seed, smuggled out of Arabia by Baba Budan during his pilgrimage to Mecca around 1600 traveled on to Paris and Martinique .The descendants of this seedling of coffee may just have a final resting place 810 miles from the North Pole, on the Norwegian Island of...

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Confluence

Mar 16, 2015
Confluence

The popular fishing spot along the Wilson River is actually the spot where two forks of the river meet. The fishermen told me they are the north and east forks, but just up the road the sign indicates Devil's Lake Fork Wilson River, so there are some l...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Olive Drive, Richards Underpass and the Potential For NextDoor

Mar 16, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Olive Drive, Richards Underpass and the Potential For NextDoor

NextDoor is set up as a private social network for the community organized by neighborhood. The city of Davis has been participating and using it as a means to send messages and important information directly to the community. However, it is a largely untapped potential and for a variety of reasons, political discussion has...

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Council Vision For Davis

Mar 16, 2015
Council Vision For Davis

Last week we asked our readers to discussion their vision of the future of Davis. We turned the question to see where the current council fell on this important issue. We got a variety of different kinds of response. Mayor Dan Wolk would reiterate his current vision for Davis: “Renew Davis.” He said: “I’ve...

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Suit Alleges Whistleblower Retaliation After Reporting Fiscal Improprieties and Racist Comments

Mar 16, 2015
Suit Alleges Whistleblower Retaliation After Reporting Fiscal Improprieties and Racist Comments

Helene Sullivan, a long-time UC Davis professional employee who received the “Chancellor’s Citation of Excellence” in 2007, has sued the Regents of the University of California for being forced out of her job after she reported fiscal improprieties as well as racist comments and discriminatory actions by staff members against the Director of the...

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