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Vanguard Analysis: County Has Critical Decision to Make About Sheriff’s GJR

Jun 11, 2014
Vanguard Analysis: County Has Critical Decision to Make About Sheriff’s GJR

The County has a weird system in place. The Sheriff is his own elected official even though his employees are county employees, covered under the county HR system. That gives the County Board of Supervisors obligations even though they have absolutely no authority over elected officials like the Sheriff. On Tuesday morning, the Yolo...

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Davis Vanguard
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

Jun 11, 2014
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

It was a national headline making decision issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu whose ruling overturn five state statutes giving California teachers firing protections and rights to tenure and seniority. The suit was filed by Students Matter, backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch. Students Matter is supported by Michelle...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Reusing Plastic Bags

Jun 11, 2014
Commentary: Reusing Plastic Bags

The city council has implemented an ordinance on the use of plastic bags that will take effect on July 1. Davis Enterprise Columnist Bob Dunning has opposed the city’s single-use plastic bag ordinance from the start. In his column yesterday, he wrote, “the city of Davis’ conservation coordinator, in an “environmental update” in this...

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Appeal Democrat
To Russia for rockets

Here's something you should know about space: It's really, really inhospitable for us humans, but we still really, really want to go there.

Appeal Democrat
Yuba County buying land in Challenge

Jun 10, 2014

Yuba County is buying about 2 1⁄2 acres in Challenge for a new road department shop to stage snow plow equipment in the foothills.

Slide Show and Ice Cream
Welcome, Summer!

Welcome, Summer!

No more teachers, no more books. No more batteries made from fruit! Thanks to the Lord Baby Jesus, FSM, and the entire pantheon that the last school project is done. I still have work deadlines, and I don’t have the kiddies signed up for all the minutes of all the days of all the summer...

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FOX40
Two Years After Fire, Law Prevents Family From Rebuilding, Reselling

Jun 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

Tuesday’s presidential signing of a bill that could soon lift the Natomas building moratorium comes too late for at least one family.

The Taylors learned the hard way that the building moratorium is also a reconstruction moratorium. The family’s …


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Atwater Community Mourns Army Specialist Killed in ‘Non-Combat Incident’

Jun 10, 2014
Atwater Community Mourns Army Specialist Killed in ‘Non-Combat Incident’

ATWATER-

This Fourth of July was supposed to be the homecoming of Army Specialist Terry Hurne.

“He was the sweetest, kindest person that you could ever meet,” Terry’s sister, Cheryl Hurne said.

On Tuesday, parishioners of Saint Anthony’s church in …


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U.S. Schools Chief Calls California Ruling ‘a Mandate’ to Fix Tenure, Firing Laws

Jun 10, 2014
U.S. Schools Chief Calls California Ruling ‘a Mandate’ to Fix Tenure, Firing Laws

LOS ANGELES (CNN)-

A California judge ruled as unconstitutional Tuesday the state’s teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws, saying they keep bad teachers in the classroom and force out promising good ones.

Poor and minority students are especially hurt by


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Police: Social Media Helps Nab Suspected Carjacker

Jun 10, 2014
Police: Social Media Helps Nab Suspected Carjacker

PLACERVILLE-

Police in Placerville say social media played a key role in solving a carjacking.

Officers spread a surveillance photo of the suspect and say citizens who saw it online helped them locate the suspect.

“Ultimately, it was the public …


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