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Are Changes to GATE/AIM on the Way?

Mar 19, 2015
Are Changes to GATE/AIM on the Way?

The DJUSD School Board tonight will see two presentations on the AIM Program, apparently at the request of board members who have provided two professors from UC Davis to present their findings regarding AIM assessment and identification data at the Board of Education meeting. This information was presented to the Superintendent’s AIM Advisory Committee...

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Commentary: A Troubling Vote on the CFD

Mar 19, 2015
Commentary: A Troubling Vote on the CFD

Yesterday I was joking with people that it was like old times on the Vanguard – contentious, huge numbers of comments. But really for the first time since 2010, it felt like old times on the Davis City Council in that the vote was 3-2, but there never felt like there was a reasonable...

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Davis Vanguard
Another Successful Jumpstart Event – Part One

Mar 19, 2015
Another Successful Jumpstart Event – Part One

The March Jumpstart Davis event featured four new presentations including Bret Hewitt from CxORE, Paul Katsch from Rezku, Gavin Cosgrave from PreflightChallenges.com and Terry Toy from Zebra Code. Gavin Cosgrave is a student at Da Vinci High School who started Preflight, a program that brings professional into high school classrooms to host challenges related...

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Student Loan Bill Garamendi Co-Sponsored Today Would Benefit an Estimated 25 Million Americans

Mar 19, 2015
Student Loan Bill Garamendi Co-Sponsored Today Would Benefit an Estimated 25 Million Americans

2.3 Million Californians Could See Savings, Lower Interest Rates Under Bill Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) announced that he is co-sponsoring the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act of 2015. The bill was introduced today by Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) in the House of Representatives and by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in...

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Belated Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2015

Belated Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2015

“A day late, a dollar short,” is that how the saying goes? I guess I’m three dollars short then since the official Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the 15th of each month.

Personally, I prefer the saying “Better later than never.” In that spirit, here’s what blooming in my garden right...

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Majority Held on CFD Vote

Mar 18, 2015
Majority Held on CFD Vote

Support for the CFD came in with a 3-2 majority, it left with a 3-2 majority, and there was never a time on Tuesday night when that 3-2 majority appeared to be in jeopardy of changing. Despite strong public sentiment and impassioned plea by the Mayor Pro Tem, Council would vote to approve the...

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Can Capping Prison Sentences Reduce Mass Incarceration?

Mar 18, 2015
Can Capping Prison Sentences Reduce Mass Incarceration?

Last week, Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project in testimony before the Justice Department’s Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, said that they should cap sentences to 20 years in prison “except for individuals who present an undue risk to public safety.” The nine-member Colson Task Force is charged with making...

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No Sugar-Coated Message – UC Researchers Report that the Sugar Industry Influenced Oral Health Research in the 1970s

Mar 18, 2015

by Leanna M. Sweha Last week, three UCSF researchers reported in the open access journal PLOS Medicine that the sugar industry had a major influence on the research agenda of the 1970s National Caries Program. Their finding is based on historical documents. But the authors clearly see a current relevance to this kind of...

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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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