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The Yamada For State Senate 2016 Campaign Announces Braunstein Fundraiser In Davis

The Yamada For State Senate 2016 Campaign Announces Braunstein Fundraiser In Davis

(From Press Release) The Yamada for State Senate 2016 campaign is pleased to announce a fundraiser will be hosted by Dan and Millie Braunstein in Davis. The gathering will take place on Wednesday, August 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Braunstein Home, 142 Ipanema Place, Davis, CA 95616.   All are encouraged to...

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Letter: Ajay’s Innocence

Letter: Ajay’s Innocence

by Teresa Geimer About six years ago, in Yolo County, Ajay Dev was sentenced to 378 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The only evidence against him was a pretext call that his accuser was allowed to translate. She determined that one sentence in a 50-minute call was an admission...

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Commentary: Hitting Reset on the Hyatt Hotel Discussion

Aug 18, 2016
Commentary: Hitting Reset on the Hyatt Hotel Discussion

On Wednesday, the Vanguard had a discussion with the initiator of the petition against the Hyatt hotel proposal.  The petitioners wish to remain anonymous until next week’s Planning Commission meeting on August 24, where the issue of the Hyatt Place Hotel will get its formal hearing. During the course of the conversation, the views...

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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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