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It’s Time for California to Legalize Marijuana

It’s Time for California to Legalize Marijuana

by Margaret Dooley-Sammuli California voters will be asked to legalize marijuana in November – and we couldn’t be happier that our state might finally end this chapter of the failed war on drugs. The last time Californians were given the option to legalize marijuana – Prop 19 in 2010 – it prompted then Governor...

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Commentary: The First Answer Doesn’t Have to Be NO

Jun 14, 2016
Commentary: The First Answer Doesn’t Have to Be NO

The MRIC proposal coming back to council has lit up a normally low period in the news cycle.  MRIC has come back on the table with a stripped down 102 acre proposal but a stepped up timeline hoping to get it on the November ballot. Yesterday I got a call to action asking for...

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People Were Impacted by Voter Irregularities

People Were Impacted by Voter Irregularities

By Donna Davies In addition to the Vanguard, the only other major news outlet in this valley which picked this story up was KFBK. (Enterprise, Press Democrat and Sacbee have been silent. Shame on them). KFBK exercised good journalistic judgment and interviewed Jesse Salinas and elections staff before writing this news brief: Voter Raises...

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UC Playing Games with the Release of Chancellor Katehi Public Information

UC Playing Games with the Release of Chancellor Katehi Public Information

(Press Release from Katehi’s Legal Team) “…there are those who believe that Ms. Katehi has been treated differently, in part because of her gender.  That somehow the president, who stood by her for a long time publicly, has a vendetta against her. I was skeptical of these claims, but after talking with attorney Melinda...

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NEW REPORT: State Prisons Holding Black Prisoners at Far Greater Rates Than Whites

NEW REPORT: State Prisons Holding Black Prisoners at Far Greater Rates Than Whites

(Press Release by the Sentencing Project)— In 11 states, 1 in 20 black men is in prison States with lowest black incarceration rates still higher than white rates in any state African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten...

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Aguiar-Curry Thankful For the Support

Aguiar-Curry Thankful For the Support

By Cecilia Aguiar-Curry I am gratified and overwhelmed by the supporters across District 4 that came out to vote for me for Assembly on June 7th. I want to thank them and the many volunteers and individual donors who helped make our campaign possible. And I want to congratulate all my opponents on a...

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Monday Morning Thoughts II: Council Carving Out One-Time Money for Capital Projects

Jun 13, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Council Carving Out One-Time Money for Capital Projects

The good news for the city is that the immediate budget picture has improved to the point where the council has decided to use one-time monies, basically its fund balance to address some of the cities capital needs. The council back in May, made the decision to add to the budget, $8.6 million in...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Is County Preschool Program in Trouble?

Jun 13, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: Is County Preschool Program in Trouble?

Two weeks ago, Yolo County Supervisors voted 4-1 to have staff come back with a ballot measure for November that would create a half-cent countywide sales tax.  The tax would be a general use tax, meaning it only requires a majority vote and would go to fund preschool, reduce homelessness and increase maintenance and...

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Conservationists, Animal Lovers Urge Locals to Discontinue Rat Poison

Conservationists, Animal Lovers Urge Locals to Discontinue Rat Poison

by Jerika L.H The Hungry Owl Project is campaigning in full swing to remind the community of the impact that rat poison has on local animal populations. Many people use rat poison to rid their homes of unwanted critters with little or no knowledge on the dire outcome this can have for local wildlife. In fact,...

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Sunday Commentary II: Where Is This Katehi Saga Headed?

Jun 12, 2016
Sunday Commentary II: Where Is This Katehi Saga Headed?

It has been about six weeks since UC President Janet Napolitano put Linda Katehi on administrative leave, pending an investigation into the chancellor’s conduct.  Since that time, many of the chancellor’s supporters have not given up on the idea that the chancellor was largely innocent of the charges that the president laid out in...

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