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Eye on the Courts: The Strange Case of Lovett Ends Even More Strangely

Apr 25, 2016
Eye on the Courts: The Strange Case of Lovett Ends Even More Strangely

Eric Lovett in February of 2015 was facing charges for being an accessory to attempted murder for the November 2014 shooting by Michael Reyes, who has long since been convicted and sentenced to life in that shooting. However, as Mr. Lovett was sitting in his preliminary hearing, law enforcement officers present in the court...

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Two Years Ago: Firefighters, Other Employees Celebrate Pinkerton’s Departure; Elected Officials Join In

Apr 25, 2016
Two Years Ago: Firefighters, Other Employees Celebrate Pinkerton’s Departure; Elected Officials Join In

Today marks the two year anniversary of this seminal Vanguard piece On Friday, the Vanguard was tipped off that the firefighters were holding a celebration party for the departure of Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton. Mr. Pinkerton had implemented a number of reforms such as staffing reductions, redeployment of personnel, boundary drop, and shared...

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UC Davis researcher finds disparities in age, race for state spending on autism spectrum disorder

Apr 24, 2016
UC Davis researcher finds disparities in age, race for state spending on autism spectrum disorder

Dr. Paul Leigh’s research team finds white residents with autism spectrum disorder receive more state funding than any other racial group On March 25, Dr. Paul Leigh, a UC Davis researcher under the Department of Public Health Sciences, and his team of researchers released a study entitled “Spending by California’s Department of Developmental Services...

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Sunday Commentary II: Is the District’s AIM Revamp a Failure?

Apr 24, 2016
Sunday Commentary II: Is the District’s AIM Revamp a Failure?

One of the big debates that occurred on the Thursday night at the school board meeting is the extent to which the AIM changes can be considered a failure. In the course of her discussion, some of which her colleagues challenged as off-topic, Board President Madhavi Sunder suggested, “I do not feel that our...

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West Sacramento Resident Call For End of Gang Injunction; Justice for Juveniles in System

Apr 24, 2016
West Sacramento Resident Call For End of Gang Injunction; Justice for Juveniles in System

On Saturday morning, between 40 and 50 people held a protest on Jefferson Blvd, near the West Sacramento Police Station protesting the Yolo County DA and West Sacramento’s continued use of the Gang Injunction that the protesters and other residents say is tearing the community apart. “Friends and family members can no longer go...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: What If Economic Development Bypasses Davis?

Apr 24, 2016
Sunday Commentary:  What If Economic Development Bypasses Davis?

In yesterday’s column, the Vanguard noted that the city of Davis faces $655 million in unfunded and unmet needs over the next twenty years.  When Studio 30 developed the dispersed land strategy, they estimated that Davis needed about 200 acres for business development and expansion over a 20 year time horizon, and that the...

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Davis Vanguard
Guest Commentary: On Earth Day and Measure A

Guest Commentary: On Earth Day and Measure A

By Dan Carson This weekend, we celebrate Earth Day and the many environmental trailblazers who are giving our species a chance at survival on the only planet we call home. While so many leaders in government and business act in ways that are unsustainable and destructive, here in Davis, we take our commitment to...

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School Board Doesn’t Increase Number of AIM Strands

Apr 23, 2016
School Board Doesn’t Increase Number of AIM Strands

After lengthy discussion by the school board in the face of parent complaints on the elimination of the North Davis AIM strand, the board voted 3-2 to put 66 incoming AIM qualified fourth-graders at Willet and Pioneer next fall on a potential waitlist or with an option of increasing class size or starting multi-grade...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Innovation Park Announcement Good News for Community, Nishi

Apr 23, 2016
My View: Innovation Park Announcement Good News for Community, Nishi

Lost in the shuffle of land use battles over traffic impacts and affordability is the fact that the 325,000 square feet of Nishi’s R&D space was touted in the Studio 30 report as critical space for startups and research and development (R&D) immediately linked with the university. It has been a long time since...

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Davis Vanguard
Poppenga Throws Name in for Second Run at DJUSD Board

Poppenga Throws Name in for Second Run at DJUSD Board

Bob Poppenga, a faculty veterinarian and animal and food safety scientist at UC Davis, is announcing his bid for a seat on the Davis school board in the upcoming November general election.  He ran for the board in November 2014, finishing fourth with 14.7 percent, just missing a spot on the board as the...

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