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Council Emerges From Break with a Lot of Work to Do

Aug 22, 2014
Council Emerges From Break with a Lot of Work to Do

One might excuse newly installed Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis if he feels like he’s on a rollcoaster ride. After all, Mr. Davis was elected by the voters on June 3, four weeks later he was thrown into the fire quite literally as the council took up key issues in a marathon two-day meeting...

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Davis Vanguard
Hate Is Not a Davis Value

Hate Is Not a Davis Value

by Gloria Partida and Madhavi Sunder In 1983, an Asian American Davis Senior High School student, Thong H. Huynh, was stabbed to death in the science quad in a racially motivated attack. In 1992, 14-year-old Holmes Junior High Student Andrew Mockus was beaten, robbed, and pushed into a moving train by three high school...

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Davis Vanguard
Petition to Get Rid of Armored Vehicle Launched on Change.org

Petition to Get Rid of Armored Vehicle Launched on Change.org

Russell Neches of Davis has launched a change.org petition to “get rid of the police department’s armored vehicle.” Mr. Neches writes the following: The City of Davis Police Department has recently acquired a International MaxxPro MRAP vehicle through the 1033 Program of the Defense Logistics Agency, Law Enforcement Support Office (see David Greenwald’s article for...

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Davis Vanguard
June City of Davis-UCD Shared Fire Management Report

June City of Davis-UCD Shared Fire Management Report

Chief’s Message Your Shared Fire Management Team is pleased to share the June 2014 monthly performance report. The hot days of summer are upon us and with that the fire danger and activity throughout California has increased dramatically. Already Davis and UC Davis Fire units are responding as part of the state’s mutual aid...

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Davis Vanguard
Gang Expert Testifies in Preliminary Hearing

Aug 22, 2014
Gang Expert Testifies in Preliminary Hearing

by Saghi Nojoomi and Katie Wu Monday’s preliminary hearing continued Thursday afternoon with a gang expert’s testimony. On Thursday, the prosecution’s gang expert witness testified on the defendant’s gang history. Defendants Anthony Simonetta and Joaquin Galvan face human trafficking, theft, and possible gang enhancement charges. They are currently being held in custody. Deputy District...

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Bamboo and More
Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ about to flower

Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ about to flower

One of the major surprises of this summer is this Mangave ‘Bloodspot’:

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It’s about to flower!

I’m not quite sure whether to be excited or sad. Most agaves die after flowering while manfredas flower every year without dying. ‘Bloodspot’...

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River’s Edge

Aug 21, 2014
River’s Edge

Ok, this is my final photo post from the Little Zigzag Falls hike. Tomorrow I'm moving on...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Just Who is Running This City?

Aug 21, 2014
Commentary: Just Who is Running This City?

The Vanguard will have more specific thoughts on the police acquisition of a military vehicle and whether that is a sign of the militarization of the police force this weekend, but there is a troubling thread of commonality that runs through two of the major stories from Wednesday and that is: who exactly is...

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Davis Vanguard
Are College Grads Really Moving Away?

Aug 21, 2014
Are College Grads Really Moving Away?

by Rob White Turns out our graduates may not be moving away at nearly the rate as we may have previously thought. In a recent article by Aaron M. Renn posted on the e-magazine New Geography, the author looked at college degree migration and found that some previously held views about where graduates go...

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Davis Vanguard
Councilmember Brett Lee Provides Thoughts on Police Military Vehicle

Aug 21, 2014
Councilmember Brett Lee Provides Thoughts on Police Military Vehicle

The following are the full comments by Davis City Councilmember Brett Lee to the Davis Vanguard from Tuesday evening on the city of Davis’ police military vehicle. I think that when we look at some of these broader issues such as the militarization of the police, the recent escalation of violence in Missouri and...

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