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City manager updates City Council on budget deficit

Apr 19, 2014

On April 15, City Manager Steve Pinkerton gave a presentation to the Davis City Council to update the community about the City of Davis’ current financial predicament and the plans that are being made to alleviate the budget problems. The report takes into consideration the fiscal years of 2014-15 to 2017-18. It has been...

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My View: School District Couldn’t Have Intentionally Devised Worse Investigation System

Apr 19, 2014
My View: School District Couldn’t Have Intentionally Devised Worse Investigation System

The good news is that Board President Gina Daleiden has put a review of the district’s complaint procedures, as well as follow up to the board direction to explore alternative conflict resolution mechanisms, on the May agenda. But it’s hard to imagine a more antiquated system for enacting and reviewing complaints.  There are problems...

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Agreement reached on bike path to H Street tunnel

Apr 19, 2014
Agreement reached on bike path to H Street tunnel

On the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, after considerable discussion and concern, is the item showing the city has reached agreement with a process “that would lead to the securing the easements for the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path to the H Street Tunnel through the Cranbrook Apartments and the City’s commitment to a bicycle/pedestrian undercrossing of Covell...

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Dev Supporters Press for Appeal (Video)

Apr 19, 2014
Dev Supporters Press for Appeal (Video)

Supporters of Ajay Dev who believe that Mr. Dev, sentenced in Yolo County in 2009 by Judge Timothy Fall, was wrongly convicted took their show to Sacramento on Friday.  Organizers claim they had 300 people who marched for Ajay Dev.  They held a vigil in front of the appellate court for 45 minutes and...

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100th annual Picnic Day brings in massive crowds

Apr 18, 2014

Picnic Day 2014 drew in a huge crowd this year. April 12 marked the 100th anniversary of the annual UC Davis open house event, enticing visitors from around the world to participate in the Aggie lifestyle. Picnic Day’s classic, annual activities include the Doxie Derby, UC Davis Fashion Show, cow milking, the Chemistry Magic...

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Legislation to allow affirmative action in California colleges halted

Apr 18, 2014

In response to backlash from certain community groups, California voters will not vote on a constitutional amendment aiming to allow race, gender and ethnicity to be considered in college admissions for California public higher education institutions in the upcoming election. California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez announced on March 17 that Senate Constitutional Amendment...

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Occupational Hazard

Apr 18, 2014
Occupational Hazard

As promised, a photo of my sunrise photo shoot.  If only I'd looked in the cloudless sky before I departed I might have just slept in.  But I didn't notice the overcast sky until I was almost at the field.  I arrived at 6:20am, with sunr...

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Why is Council Now Exempting Restaurants from Paper Bag Fee?

Apr 18, 2014
Why is Council Now Exempting Restaurants from Paper Bag Fee?

When the Davis City Council eventually passed its single use bag ordinance, it had the option to exclude restaurants, but based in part on the issue of fairness, decided to include restaurants. As the city notes, “All stores and restaurants located within the limits of the City of Davis that sell perishable or non-perishable...

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A Minimum Wage Hike Is Really Just Another Tax

A Minimum Wage Hike Is Really Just Another Tax

by Jeff Boone Today, here in Davis, a group of people are attempting to gather enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise the local minimum wage to $15 per hour.  Is this a good idea?  Are minimum wage hikes a good idea in general? National minimum wage rates were initially established as part...

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Davis City Council Candidates Question 4 – Unfunded Liabilities

Apr 18, 2014
Davis City Council Candidates Question 4 – Unfunded Liabilities

Editor’s Note: Every week on Friday the Vanguard will send all five of the candidates a question that they will be asked to respond to by the end of the day on Thursday for a Friday publication. The answers are posted in the order that they were received. Answers are limited to 350 words....

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