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Council Looks to Take First Steps Towards General Plan Update

Jul 15, 2016
Council Looks to Take First Steps Towards General Plan Update

During the council campaign several candidates indicated their support for a General Plan update and when Robb Davis, in a Vanguard interview in June suggested the same, it became clear there were at least three votes to move forward to looking into a General Plan Update. On Tuesday, the Council may take the first...

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How I Accidentally Stole A Van

Jul 15, 2016
How I Accidentally Stole A Van

By Sophie Marconi On July 14th at approximately 11:30 am I left the office of the Davis Vanguard to go pick up a table that I had found the previous day on the UC Davis Free and For Sale page. My boss handed me the keys to his van and I walked out to...

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Judge Reduces Domestic Violence Charge to a Misdemeanor

Jul 15, 2016
Judge Reduces Domestic Violence Charge to a Misdemeanor

By Sarah Gregory Judge David Rosenberg reduced a traditionally domestic violence felony charge to a misdemeanor on Thursday.  The defendant, Aldo Efrain Arellano, was charged with inflicting corporal injury and abusing or endangering the health of a child. On June 13, 2016, Officer Benjamin Yen of the Woodland Police Department received a call from...

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Philando Castile Should Still Be Alive

Jul 15, 2016
Philando Castile Should Still Be Alive

by Jana Kooren Philando Castile should still be alive. Mr. Phil (as he was known at school) worked at my son’s elementary school in the cafeteria. My son started pre-K this fall at the tender age of four. First thing he did every morning was walk in and get breakfast. He had never eaten...

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What It Feels Like to Be Pulled Over for a Minor Traffic Violation While Black

Jul 14, 2016
What It Feels Like to Be Pulled Over for a Minor Traffic Violation While Black

It has been two years since the death of Eric Garner and nearly two years since Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson set off explosive pushback that has reverberated around the country. We have long known that the experiences of African Americans with police have been markedly different from that of white America.  Within white...

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Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently

Jul 14, 2016
Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported that UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, already on the hot seat due to sexual harassment scandals that led to the resignation of Provost Claude Steele in April, is under investigation for alleged misuse of public funds. According to the Times report, the chancellor is alleged to have “failed...

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Jury Acquits on Vehicle Theft Charge

Jul 14, 2016
Jury Acquits on Vehicle Theft Charge

By Sophie Marconi and Ribhu Singh On July 13th at approximately 2 pm in department 10 Joshua Savage was convicted for 3 out of the 5 charges that he was originally charged with, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving at a BA of .08 or above, and driving with a suspended or...

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Police and Defendant Testify in Burglary Trial

Jul 14, 2016
Police and Defendant Testify in Burglary Trial

By Prince Sahota The trial of the People v. Juarez concluded evidence this July 13, 2016.  The trial took place after an alleged burglary which took place in Winters, California in October of 2014.  Property was taken from inside the home as well as a Pontiac GTO while the home was vandalized.  The defendant...

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LRDP Remains a Critical Issue for the Community and Council

Jul 13, 2016
LRDP Remains a Critical Issue for the Community and Council

An item about the formation of a council subcommittee on UC Davis’ Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) spawned a broad community discussion, which prompted the council to consider a City-UC Davis standing subcommittee as well. As the staff report notes, “Before UC Davis embarks on the next steps in the development of the LRDP...

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Changing of the Guard with the City Council

Jul 13, 2016
Changing of the Guard with the City Council

On Tuesday night, the city of Davis and the city council said goodbye to Dan Wolk, whose tenure of five and a half years on the council ended.  Meanwhile, Robb Davis was sworn in as the new mayor, Will Arnold as the councilmember replacing his longtime friend on the council, and Lucas Frerichs was...

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