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My View: Appalling Lack of Sensitivity to Community Values with Police Vehicle

Aug 23, 2014
My View: Appalling Lack of Sensitivity to Community Values with Police Vehicle

The timing of the disclosure could not have been worse from the city’s perspective and it is not without some irony that, had the city immediately disclosed the acquisition of the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle when they acquired it, it might have avoided the conflation with Ferguson, Missouri, and spared the city some...

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Judge Denies Prosecution Motion for Sanctions; Marsh Trial to Begin Monday

Aug 23, 2014
Judge Denies Prosecution Motion for Sanctions; Marsh Trial to Begin Monday

Daniel Marsh will go to trial starting on Monday, facing charges that he committed double murder in the spring of 2013. Judge David Reed cleared the way for the trial as he denied motions by the prosecution team led by Assistant Chief Deputy DA Michael Cabral and Deputy DA Amanda Zambor that the defense...

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Mental Health Services Turns a Corner in Yolo County

Aug 23, 2014
Mental Health Services Turns a Corner in Yolo County

by Robert Canning This week on NPR, two San Antonio mental health police officers were featured in a story about diverting mental health patients away from the criminal justice system, which has become the country’s de facto mental health system. Also this week, a local man was killed by police after charging them with...

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Community Outreach on Innovation Parks and Shared Fire Management

Aug 23, 2014
Community Outreach on Innovation Parks and Shared Fire Management

Today: Community Invited to Preview Concepts for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center Information Open House to be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 The community is invited to attend an Information Open House for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center, on Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Farmer’s Market, at the...

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Summertime on Trillium Lake

Aug 22, 2014
Summertime on Trillium Lake

I couldn't help but photograph the reed reflections during our hike around Trillium Lake. All the kayakers and paddle boarders made an interesting wake for the reflection!Linking to Weekend Reflections

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Council Emerges From Break with a Lot of Work to Do

Aug 22, 2014
Council Emerges From Break with a Lot of Work to Do

One might excuse newly installed Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis if he feels like he’s on a rollcoaster ride. After all, Mr. Davis was elected by the voters on June 3, four weeks later he was thrown into the fire quite literally as the council took up key issues in a marathon two-day meeting...

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Hate Is Not a Davis Value

Hate Is Not a Davis Value

by Gloria Partida and Madhavi Sunder In 1983, an Asian American Davis Senior High School student, Thong H. Huynh, was stabbed to death in the science quad in a racially motivated attack. In 1992, 14-year-old Holmes Junior High Student Andrew Mockus was beaten, robbed, and pushed into a moving train by three high school...

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Petition to Get Rid of Armored Vehicle Launched on Change.org

Petition to Get Rid of Armored Vehicle Launched on Change.org

Russell Neches of Davis has launched a change.org petition to “get rid of the police department’s armored vehicle.” Mr. Neches writes the following: The City of Davis Police Department has recently acquired a International MaxxPro MRAP vehicle through the 1033 Program of the Defense Logistics Agency, Law Enforcement Support Office (see David Greenwald’s article for...

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June City of Davis-UCD Shared Fire Management Report

June City of Davis-UCD Shared Fire Management Report

Chief’s Message Your Shared Fire Management Team is pleased to share the June 2014 monthly performance report. The hot days of summer are upon us and with that the fire danger and activity throughout California has increased dramatically. Already Davis and UC Davis Fire units are responding as part of the state’s mutual aid...

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Gang Expert Testifies in Preliminary Hearing

Aug 22, 2014
Gang Expert Testifies in Preliminary Hearing

by Saghi Nojoomi and Katie Wu Monday’s preliminary hearing continued Thursday afternoon with a gang expert’s testimony. On Thursday, the prosecution’s gang expert witness testified on the defendant’s gang history. Defendants Anthony Simonetta and Joaquin Galvan face human trafficking, theft, and possible gang enhancement charges. They are currently being held in custody. Deputy District...

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