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Vanguard Commentary: Council Actions Continue to Undermine Public Participation

Apr 17, 2014
Vanguard Commentary: Council Actions Continue to Undermine Public Participation

One of the hallmarks of civic dialogue is the notion of public engagement.  Council has often lamented the lack of public engagement and participation on critical items before the Davis City Council.  At the same time, while this City Council has proved a marked improvement over previous councils on many fronts, this council has...

Davis Vanguard
If You’re Not Part of the Solution…

Apr 17, 2014
If You’re Not Part of the Solution…

by Rob White Over the past few months, the City Manager and other key staff have been presenting information to various community groups regarding the City’s structural budget shortfall over the next five years. The purpose of the presentations has been to provide information to parts of the community that may not otherwise typically...

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Davis Vanguard
We Need To Rid Our Bike Lanes Of All Green Waste

We Need To Rid Our Bike Lanes Of All Green Waste

By Darell Dickey I sit on your Bicycle Advisory Commission, I am a board member of Davis Bicycles!, and I am an active member in the Davis Bike Club. Today I write to you as an individual. I am a daily cyclist, and the father of a school-age cyclist who navigates our city streets...

Davis Vanguard
Trial Continues in Elder Abuse/ Murder Case

Trial Continues in Elder Abuse/ Murder Case

By Andrew Reis and Antoinnette Borbon April 14th, 2014 marked the fifth day of People vs. James Mattos in Department 3 of Yolo County Superior Court.  The testimonies and evidence presented before the Honorable Stephen Mock all began from a 911-phone call placed by James Mattos on October 13th, 2012.  This one phone call...

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Davis Vanguard
Election Digest: Congressman Thompson Endorses Dodd

Election Digest: Congressman Thompson Endorses Dodd

Rep. Mike Thompson Endorses Bill Dodd For State Assembly Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd today announced that long-time Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) has endorsed his bid for State Assembly. “Working closely with Bill Dodd for the past 15 years to solve big, difficult issues facing our community, I...

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The California Aggie
Police Briefs: Picnic Day Edition

Apr 17, 2014

Saturday, 4/12 Super Size Me Someone on Mace Boulevard tried to go through a drive-thru in a U-Haul, got stuck and damaged the roof. Life’s a picnic Several people called to report a large party on L Street with people running around naked. Stick in the mud On Alhambra Drive, someone had a problem...

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The California Aggie
Yolo County overturns concealed weapons law

Apr 17, 2014

On March 5, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a memorandum to reverse a 2011 ruling by a Sacramento federal judge that weapon holders needed to show they face “credible threats of violence or carry large amounts of cash and need enhanced protection.” A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn this policy,...

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Bamboo and More
Wildflower meadow: every neighborhood should have one!

Wildflower meadow: every neighborhood should have one!

I see them every year in the big-box home improvement stores: large bags or even small buckets of seed mixes that promise an instant wildflower meadow. The idea is fantastic, and yet how many such meadows have you actually encountered? I bet very few.

I don’t know how the meadow you see in this...

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The Sacramento Bee
CalPERS move lowers health care costs for Yolo County public employees

CalPERS board members gave Yolo County public employees a price break of about 15 percent in health care costs this week by shifting the county’s designation from being in the Bay Area to the neighboring Sacramento region.

Davis Vanguard
Raise the Wage Organizers Acknowledge Reaching Signature Threshold Is a Tough Task

Apr 16, 2014
Raise the Wage Organizers Acknowledge Reaching Signature Threshold Is a Tough Task

Bernie Goldsmith, who has been spearheading the drive to put a $15 an hour minimum wage on the ballot for November, spoke before council and conceded that it will be a tall order for them to gain the 7000-signature threshold by May 1. “It’s our hope to collect 7000 signatures by May 1.  It’s...

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