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Analysis: Did Council Overreact When They Killed the POU?

Sep 11, 2014
Analysis: Did Council Overreact When They Killed the POU?

In mid-May when the Davis City Council voted 4-1 to kill the city’s exploration into public power, the most commonly cited evidence to support their decision was public power. The issue was controversial for sure. The council spent $400,000 on studies and authorized another $600,000 to start to move toward an implementation process –...

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Transitions – New Leadership Creates Opportunities

Sep 11, 2014
Transitions – New Leadership Creates Opportunities

 As the City moves forward on finding the next City Manager, there have been several other local and regional leadership positions facing transitions over the past few months. These transitions include the CEO of the Davis Chamber, the CEO and a key economic development position at the Sacramento Metro Chamber, the CEO of the...

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Was the CSEA Endorsement Process Fair and Open?

Sep 11, 2014
Was the CSEA Endorsement Process Fair and Open?

On Tuesday, the School Employees Association Davis Chapter #572 announced that they have endorsed Tom Adams and Barbara Archer for the four-year seats on the Davis Joint Unified Board of Education. “We chose to endorse Tom, Barbara and Alan because we felt that they showed the best knowledge of all aspects of our schools...

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Testimony by Marsh Psychiatrist – Part One

Sep 11, 2014
Testimony by Marsh Psychiatrist – Part One

By Charmayne Schmitz Due to the length and detail of this witness’s testimony, this article will consist of 2 installments. I begin with a general overview of the witness and the defendant’s psychiatric treatment in the first part of 2013. On the 7th day of the Daniel Marsh trial, Dr. Cheyenne He was called...

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City Manager Decision: Davis’ Future in the Balance

Sep 10, 2014
City Manager Decision: Davis’ Future in the Balance

Over the last several months, a number of people have come to me, concerned that if they end up supporting first the sales tax, then the parcel tax, and now the innovation parks, that the new revenue will not go into shoring up city infrastructure and securing vital city services and amenities, but rather...

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Militarization of Police: What’s the Harm?

Sep 10, 2014
Militarization of Police: What’s the Harm?

COMMENTARY: The most frequently identified defense of the MRAP has been that while the vehicle figures to be used very rarely, if it ends up being used once to save an officer’s life in a live-shooter or other high risk situation, it will have been worth it. While that is certainly a legitimate argument,...

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School Counselor Testifies That Marsh Had Daily Suicidal Thoughts

Sep 10, 2014
School Counselor Testifies That Marsh Had Daily Suicidal Thoughts

By Charmayne Schmitz Day six of the Daniel Marsh trial began with the testimony of the school counselor, Monica O’Brien. She first saw Daniel on January 16, 2012 for 50 minutes. The purpose of the first session was to build rapport. Daniel appeared depressed and did not make eye contact. When asked about family...

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CSEA Endorses Adams, Archer, Fernandes For DJUSD

Sep 10, 2014
CSEA Endorses Adams, Archer, Fernandes For DJUSD

The California School Employees Association Davis Chapter #572 announced Tuesday that the organization has endorsed Tom Adams and Barbara Archer for the four-year seats on the Davis Joint Unified Board of Education. The organization also endorsed Alan Fernandes who is running unopposed for the two-year seat. “We chose to endorse Tom, Barbara and Alan...

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Finding Freedom From Childhood Abuse, Trauma: A Survivors Story

Sep 10, 2014
Finding Freedom From Childhood Abuse, Trauma: A Survivors Story

by Antoinnette Borbon In the past couple of years as a reporter for the Davis Vanguard, I have listened to many stories of insanity. Insanity that may have been sustained from childhood abuse, trauma. A “Not guilty by reason of Insanity,” plea from a few or more different defendants.  As I sat thru each one...

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On Vacation

Sep 9, 2014
On Vacation

Not at the shore (I wish, though!) Just taking a photography break this week.  It does look like I will have some waterfront scenes to post before the end of the month...Today's photo was taken during a foggy stroll down the beachin Long Beach a f...

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