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Davis Turkey Trot: more than just another race

Davis Turkey Trot: more than just another race

Participants gathered for 5k, 10k, half marathon races Five, four, three, two, one… Go! Those were the words that sent off just over 1,750 runners in the 29th annual Davis Turkey Trot on Nov. 19. The chilly and rainy weather didn’t stop these determined athletes from running their hearts out. Hosted by A Change...

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Fall Quarter ASUCD voter turnout faces steady decline

Fall Quarter ASUCD voter turnout faces steady decline

Results show lowest turnout in four years Over the past few years, the number of students voting in the Fall Quarter ASUCD elections has steadily decreased. 2,287 ballots were cast during the recent fall 2016 election, which coincided with the 2016 presidential election. While the past few Winter Quarter elections have ranged from 730...

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Mayor Calls City’s Unfunded Liabilities Situation – Urgent

Dec 2, 2016
Mayor Calls City’s Unfunded Liabilities Situation – Urgent

Mayor Robb Davis has reacted to an updated analysis by a city-contracted actuarial as “urgent.”  Despite cost-containment and other efforts by the city, an actuarial report shows a huge jump in the city’s unfunded liabilities for pensions, among other things. For pensions, the unfunded liability has increased from $85.3 million up to $98.3 million...

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Staff Recommends a LEED Gold Equivalency for Residence Inn

Dec 2, 2016
Staff Recommends a LEED Gold Equivalency for Residence Inn

Back on November 1, the Davis City Council considered approvals for two hotels – the Hyatt House and the Marriot Residence Inn.  While the Residence Inn has received considerably less in the way of pushback than the Hyatt House, council did not approve it at the November 1 meeting and pushed the consideration to...

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Brown Appoints Becerra as California’s Next Attorney General

Dec 2, 2016
Brown Appoints Becerra as California’s Next Attorney General

When Kamala Harris won California’s Senate race to replace Barbara Boxer, that left a vacancy at the Attorney General’s Office.  Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday chose to fill that seat by naming Congressman Xavier Becerra as the next Attorney General. The nomination, which is subject to confirmation by the California State Assembly and Senate,...

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Houston Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Withdraws Insanity Plea

Dec 2, 2016
Houston Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Withdraws Insanity Plea

This week, after seven days of deliberation, a jury found Alamar Cyril Houston not guilty of attempted murder, but they found him guilty of 11 felony and two misdemeanor charges, which included striking and critically injuring three bicyclists near Clarksburg last year. On Thursday, the trial entered its second phase – the sanity phase. ...

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Commentary: Planning by Litigation Run Amuck

Dec 1, 2016
Commentary: Planning by Litigation Run Amuck

This week the Vanguard has reported on the settlement between Michael Harrington and the developers of the Embassy Suites Hotel Conference Center.  It has been a remarkable process, insofar as it is unclear exactly who benefited from the agreement or what was gained. The developers and their attorneys have not returned calls from the...

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CEQA Suit Attempts to Block Field & Pond

Dec 1, 2016
CEQA Suit Attempts to Block Field & Pond

The Board of Supervisors twice had to approve an event permit for the Field & Pond event center to host weddings out in a rural stretch of Yolo County. The approvals came over the strenuous objections of the neighbors, as well as organizations like the Farmland Protection Alliance, Tuleyome, and the Yolo County Farm...

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Flag Burning is Free Speech

Flag Burning is Free Speech

By Lee Rowland President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted that anyone who burns a flag should be jailed or even stripped of their U.S. citizenship. The idea that the government could use citizenship as a punishment for political speech is not simply unconstitutional, but fundamentally un-American. This tweet offers not one but two ideas that...

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Investigating Officer Testifies in Shooting Incident

Investigating Officer Testifies in Shooting Incident

By Ryan Gonzales Testimony was heard in Department 8 of Yolo County Superior Court in the case against Andres Cordova and Andrew Crimmins regarding a shooting incident in Woodland. Although evidence showed that Mr. Cordova and Mr. Crimmins were exchanging threatening text messages right before the shooting occurred, the defense suggested there was insufficient...

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