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Analysis: A Look at the Future of Economic Development in Davis

Sep 4, 2015
Analysis: A Look at the Future of Economic Development in Davis

This week we asked the question of how Davis is benefiting from entrepreneurs, startups, and tech transfer. It turned out to be a more difficult question than perhaps we anticipated. This will be a week for a lot of soul searching as SARTA, the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance, announced it was disbanding. The official...

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Davis Vanguard
DOJ Report on Ferguson Faults Police Tactics

Sep 4, 2015
DOJ Report on Ferguson Faults Police Tactics

A report being released by the US Department of Justice is casting blame on law enforcement officials responding to demonstrations in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown last August for using inappropriate tactics and strategies that helped to inflame the situations and exacerbated tensions. Instead of helping to quell unrest following the fatal...

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Davis Vanguard
Where Will the Future Take Us…

Sep 4, 2015
Where Will the Future Take Us…

Unfortunately, in the midst of some of our greatest accomplishments, we are forced to double and triple down on what is right now the biggest limitation we have to long-term sustainable success for the Vanguard – stable and ongoing revenue. As I said yesterday, this week’s event was successful in helping us bridge some...

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Davis Vanguard
How the Criminal Justice System Failed in the Death of An Inmate

How the Criminal Justice System Failed in the Death of An Inmate

by Rob Poggenklass At 5:45 a.m. on August 19, jail officials discovered Jamycheal Mitchell’s dead body on the floor of his cell at Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Virginia. According to his aunt, a registered nurse, Jamycheal’s 6-foot-3 frame was so emaciated that the family could only conclude that he had refused medication and starved himself to...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Council Deals with Draft EIR, Now Needs to Take Housing Off Table

Sep 3, 2015
Commentary: Council Deals with Draft EIR, Now Needs to Take Housing Off Table

The Davis City Council on Tuesday made the decision to extend the EIR deadline for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center by 45 days. In doing so, they acknowledged that they were pushing the Measure R vote back by up to six months. The council was probably headed in this direction anyway, after community members...

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Davis Vanguard
Last Night and the Future of the Vanguard

Sep 3, 2015
Last Night and the Future of the Vanguard

We had a very successful event last night. It was a good-sized audience of people who are in our community, many of whom were not in our core readership and certainly not in our core commenting group. What I heard last night was encouraging. Many people came away impressed with our ability to bring...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Would District Elections Help?

Sep 3, 2015
Commentary: Would District Elections Help?

One idea generally thrown around as a potential reform measure is going to district elections. My view has generally been that, while there are some potential benefits of going to district elections – and there are places where district elections allow for a more representative body – the harm would outweigh the good. A...

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Davis Vanguard
Emotions Run High As Reyes is Sentenced to 68 Years to Life for Attempted Murder

Sep 3, 2015
Emotions Run High As Reyes is Sentenced to 68 Years to Life for Attempted Murder

by Antoinnette Borbon As the Honorable Paul Richardson handed down the 68 year to life sentence, the family members of Michael Reyes wept out loud. But they didn’t stop with mere tears. After carefully going over the probation report, taking into account both prosecutor, Amanda Zambor and Public Defender, James Granucci, Judge Richardson handed...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Council’s Move Allows Us to Engage in Further Discussion

Sep 2, 2015
Commentary: Council’s Move Allows Us to Engage in Further Discussion

Last night the Davis City Council voted to grant an extension to the comment period for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center EIR. While their stated purpose is to allow the public to review the massive 4000 page environment review documents associated with the project, the effect will be most likely to push off the...

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Davis Vanguard
After Mace Developer Agrees to Extension, Council Supports It Unanimously

Sep 2, 2015
After Mace Developer Agrees to Extension, Council Supports It Unanimously

It started Tuesday afternoon, as developer Dan Ramos emailed a letter to council stating, “Over the course of the last week, several members of the public have requested an extension of time in which to review and comment on the draft environmental impact report for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center.” Mr. Ramos continued, “Recognizing...

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