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By Linda P.B. Katehi  In my series of articles on UC Davis and the role it plays in our local and regional economies, I want to draw attention to another university often held up as a model for its far-reaching economic impact. According to a 2014 paper published by the University of Texas’ Bureau...

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Eye on the Courts: Why Bail Reform Could Be the Key to Changing the System

May 11, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Why Bail Reform Could Be the Key to Changing the System

Of all of the problems that face our current criminal justice system, one may have to go down the list to think about bail reform – however, it is both a bigger problem and a bigger inequity than one might think. A large percentage of the population that is held in jails currently are...

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Sunday Commentary II: Microaggressions and Groundhog Day

May 10, 2015

In the movie “Groundhog Day,” the main character, played by Bill Murray, is forced to relive February 2 in Punxsutawney, PA, over and over again. At first, he believes it was an odd occurrence, but as the day repeated itself the character sunk further and further into despair. He eventually would emerge – using...

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Sunday Commentary: Will Voters Support Innovation Parks Absent Economic Crisis?

May 10, 2015

As the discussion on Innovation Parks emerged over the last year or two, part of the rationale was that the economic development would bring in new property and sales tax revenue to help the city’s coffers. There are really two critical components to it. An analysis of the city’s tax base shows that it...

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My View II: Council Should Be Cautious About Raising Employee Compensation

May 9, 2015
My View II: Council Should Be Cautious About Raising Employee Compensation

The rumor this week is that, with the city pushing into the black and restoring its general fund reserve, the council will give city employees a pay increase with the next batch of MOUs. As the Vanguard noted last week, property tax revenues will generate nearly $900,000 above the level estimated by the budget...

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My View: Baltimore Prosecutor May Have Overcharged, But That’s What Prosecutors Do

May 9, 2015
My View: Baltimore Prosecutor May Have Overcharged, But That’s What Prosecutors Do

This is the sixth year the Vanguard Court watch has covered the Yolo County Courts. In that time there have been a lot of trials we have covered and prosecutions we have followed.   While there have been times when the Yolo County DA’s office has overstepped their bounds, for the most part the biggest...

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Family Court Event Tomorrow – Vanguard Thanks Its Sponsors

May 8, 2015
Family Court Event Tomorrow – Vanguard Thanks Its Sponsors

The Vanguard would like to thank its sponsors: UC Davis Senator Mark Leno Davis City Councilmembers Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee Davis School Board member Madhavi Sunder County Superintendent of Education, Jesse Ortiz West Sacramento School Board Member Norma Alcala UC Davis Professor Tilahun Yilma – Panelist for this event Former Mayor Joe Krovoza...

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Mayor Pro Tem Explains City’s Commitment to Economic Development

May 8, 2015
Mayor Pro Tem Explains City’s Commitment to Economic Development

In yesterday’s Vanguard, Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis said, “Fundamentally what we’re trying to do is diversify our economic landscape – diversify the opportunities for businesses to come and stay here. Diversity the employment picture, so we don’t just have a couple of major employers, but we have a more diverse set of employers...

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Concern Expressed About Recurring Incidents Of Racial Harassment and Discrimination At UC Davis

May 8, 2015
Concern Expressed About Recurring Incidents Of Racial Harassment and Discrimination At UC Davis

On April 30, professors at the UC Davis Chicano Studies Department wrote students and community members expressing “our enormous anger at the recurring incidents of racial harassment and discrimination towards the Chicana/o Latina/o community at UC Davis. Faculty, staff, and students are extremely distressed by the constant macro and micro aggressions that emerge across...

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Commentary: Classic Overreach and Overcharge by DA’s Office in Repo Man Case

May 8, 2015

It was October, last fall, when I received my first contact from the Bonilla family. I quickly reached out to their private counsel, Attorney Anthony Palik, whom I have known since the 2010 Galvan brothers trials. This case has a lot of interesting elements – the fact that they were accused of robbery, battery,...

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