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Sunday Commentary II: Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Future

Jul 24, 2016
Sunday Commentary II: Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Future

While the council largely made clear that they would like some different questions asked in the initial input from the community, I still see this as a missed opportunity to engage the public in this process. There is nothing in particular wrong with the three questions that the staff came up with: What do...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Will Skeptics Listen to Black Republican Senator on Racial Profiling?

Jul 24, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Will Skeptics Listen to Black Republican Senator on Racial Profiling?

There are those who have dismissed claims of disparate treatment of blacks by the police arguing that this is largely an election year ploy to curry favor by Democrats.  That of course ignores the fact that until the last two years or so, Democrats have largely ignored issues of racial profiling. That said, it...

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Davis Vanguard
Fire Union President Sues City of Davis for Unpaid Overtime

Jul 24, 2016
Fire Union President Sues City of Davis for Unpaid Overtime

Firefighters Union President Bobby Weist is at it again, as he filed a class-action suit against the city of Davis alleging he was not properly paid for all hours worked.  The complaint, filed on behalf of similarly situated individuals on July 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Complying With Officers

Jul 23, 2016
My View: Complying With Officers

The case of Michael Pedersen, which the Vanguard Court Watch covered this week, illustrates at the local level basic problems with the approach to policing.  According to our coverage, the defense maintains that the defendant had broken no laws at the point at which a West Sacramento police officer approached him “because he was...

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Davis Vanguard
Esteemed Faculty Argue Napolitano Rather Than Katehi Needs To GO

Jul 23, 2016
Esteemed Faculty Argue Napolitano Rather Than Katehi Needs To GO

Emanual M. Maverakis, Walter S. Leal, Tilahun Yilma, Kyaw Tha Paw U, Leopoldo M. Bernucci, Charles E. Hess, Bruno Nachtergaele and Linda F. Bisson publish an op-ed piece arguing, “With so many controversies surrounding her, it is easy to think Katehi’s resignation is best for UCD and the UC system. However, the more interesting and less publicized story is...

Davis Vanguard
Hearing Delayed in “Lil’ Shop” Dispensary Case

Jul 23, 2016
Hearing Delayed in “Lil’ Shop” Dispensary Case

By Ribhu Singh The preliminary hearing of Paul and Maricel Fullerton commenced in Yolo County Superior Court on July 22, 2016. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton are jointly accused of 3 felony counts of the possession of marijuana for sale, child endangerment, and the importation of a large capacity rifle magazine. Mr. Fullerton is...

Davis Vanguard
City Claims Early Success As Organics Collection Sends Tons to Composting

Jul 23, 2016
City Claims Early Success As Organics Collection Sends Tons to Composting

(From Press Release) – Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the residents and businesses of Davis, the first week of the organics collection program went smoothly. During the first week of the program, Davis Waste Removal collected more than155 tons of organics for composting. Typically in July, Davis Waste Removal collects about 128 tons...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Thoughts on a New General Plan

Jul 22, 2016
Commentary: Thoughts on a New General Plan

The last time we started talking about a new general plan in Davis, I was opposed to the idea.  It was 2009, the housing market was collapsed, the economy was down, and we were talking about spending millions during a time when the biggest issue was not land use but finances. Times have changed....

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Lack of Prompt Medical Attention Aggravating Factor in Police Shootings

Jul 22, 2016
Commentary: Lack of Prompt Medical Attention Aggravating Factor in Police Shootings

The reports came out yesterday that police in South Florida shot another unarmed black man.  In this case, Charles Kinsey was attempting to chase down a young autistic man – who had wandered away from his assisted living facility and was blocking traffic – when he was shot by a North Miami police officer....

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Davis Vanguard
Closing Arguments in DUI, Child Endangerment Case

Closing Arguments in DUI, Child Endangerment Case

Wednesday’s Testimony By Misha Berman Wednesday afternoon, July 20, in Department 10 was the trial for Defendant Rachel Clemente who is charged with driving while intoxicated, hit and run, and child endangerment, abuse and neglect. There was witness testimony from an officer from the City of Davis Police Department, and from DOJ Senior Criminologist...

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