Yolo County

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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Davis Vanguard
An Update on Green Waste Containerization

Aug 21, 2014
An Update on Green Waste Containerization

by Alan Pryor At their July 28 meeting, the Davis Natural Resources Commission received a report from their Zero Waste Subcommittee on the status of implementation of the green waste containerization in Davis including their recommendations to improve on the previously considered roll-out programs. That Zero Waste Subcommittee report follows in its entirety after...

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Davis Vanguard
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

Aug 21, 2014
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

by Stacey Winton The City of Davis municipal well water levels have dropped 10 feet since 2008. This year, the March to July 2014 well water levels, dropped an average of 54 feet. A drop in water levels is typical in late summer. However, in the same period of 2013, wells dropped only 49...

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The Sacramento Bee
Bones along Sacramento River determined to be prehistoric

Remains determined to be those of a “prehistoric Native American,” according to the Yolo County Coroner.

FOX40
Davis PD Receives Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Proof Military Vehicle

Aug 20, 2014
Davis PD Receives Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Proof Military Vehicle

DAVIS— It’s a mine-resistant, ambush-proof vehicle. It was developed for the military for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, it’s available for use on the streets of Davis. The Davis Police Department acquired a nearly $700,000 military vehicle, but they got it for free through a government surplus program that was developed back...

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45 Journal
Heading Upstream

Aug 20, 2014
Heading Upstream

Here's a slightly broader view of Zigzag River leading up to the falls. It was such a small and gentle river (our dog Clover hopped around in the river along the hike; it's much too shallow for swimming), and yet it moves with enough force to have patc...

FOX40
Experts: Bones Found along Sacramento River are Prehistoric

Aug 20, 2014
Experts: Bones Found along Sacramento River are Prehistoric

WEST SACRAMENTO- Human bones found along the Sacramento River near West Sacramento last Friday belonged to a prehistoric Native American, according to the CSU Chico Human Identification Lab. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said last week that a runner spotted the bones and called the authorities. The remains were only visible because the river’s...

FOX40
Yolo County Issues Warns Public Not to Handle Bats

Aug 20, 2014
Yolo County Issues Warns Public Not to Handle Bats

WOODLAND- The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning for the public to not handle bats after one with rabies was found in Davis. County officials say the bat was found in a tire swing at the Davis Community Park on Aug. 13. It later tested positive for the virus. Residents are urged to...

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