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My View: We Don’t Need Radical Change, But We Do Need to Break Paralysis

Sep 24, 2016
My View: We Don’t Need Radical Change, But We Do Need to Break Paralysis

Contrary to some, I don’t see Davis in a renaissance, I see in a slow and long decline.  My slowly evolving view begins in 2008 when it became quite apparent that the official council line that we had a balanced budget and a 15 percent reserve was not backed up with solid and supportable...

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Guest Commentary: New Ownership Brings Changes to the Downtown

Guest Commentary: New Ownership Brings Changes to the Downtown

By Jason Taormino The Davis Chamber welcomes Browman Development to Davis and are pleased they chose to invest here.  They will be an asset to our community based on their long term ownership strategy and engagement in the communities where they currently own property. The study they commissioned is a prime example of their...

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Guest Commentary: Time to Replace Pensions with 401ks

Guest Commentary: Time to Replace Pensions with 401ks

By Jeff Boone Another name for a pension is a “Defined Benefit” (DB) retirement plan.  DB plans provide a pre-determined payment to retired employees despite the performance of the underlying investments. DB plans are employer-owned.  In 1979 about 28 percent of all workers participated in a DB plan, but today only 2 percent participate. Conversely, Defined Contribution (DC)...

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KetMoRee Killing Trial Date Vacated Again

KetMoRee Killing Trial Date Vacated Again

by Antoinnette Borbon  A trial date previously set for November 7th involving six men who allegedly stabbed a man in a downtown Davis nightclub was vacated. Peter Gonzales, 23, was in town to attend his sister’s wedding when he was fatally stabbed inside KetMoRee Thai Bar and Restaurant. Witnesses say a fight broke out...

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Three reasons to vote for Bob

(Editor’s note: The Vanguard accepts “Letters from the Community” supporting candidates or addressing other issues.  Any article under 400 words is considered a “letter” and will be published in the “letters and brief announcements sections.”  Anything longer than 500 words will be considered an “op-ed” and published in the main section.  You can either...

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Commentary: How Should the City Approach Student Housing?

Sep 23, 2016
Commentary: How Should the City Approach Student Housing?

Yesterday’s article (Analysis: Additional Campus Housing Will Help but Will Not Solve Housing Problems) attempted to analyze the revisions to the LRDP put forward by UC Davis.  The intent was to analyze the extent to which the university’s plan addresses the housing shortfall in our community – the purpose was not advocate a particular...

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School Board Weekly Question 1: Challenges Facing the School District

School Board Weekly Question 1: Challenges Facing the School District

Every week until the election, we will have a question for the DJUSD School Board Candidates.  We have a word limit of roughly 350. Please also see the Vanguard Candidate’s forum from Sunday, September 18. Question 1:  What do you consider the most serious or most pressing challenged faced by the school district and...

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Justice Watch: A Tale of Two Police Shootings

Sep 23, 2016
Justice Watch: A Tale of Two Police Shootings

While there was some frustration expressed in the media about the effectiveness of body worn cameras, it is important to understand that videoing police incidents is just one tool and not the answer to officer involved shootings.  The two recent police incidents one in Charlotte and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma bear that out. In...

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In Wake of Farm Worker OT Bill Vote, UFW Backs Yamada with Sole Endorsement

In Wake of Farm Worker OT Bill Vote, UFW Backs Yamada with Sole Endorsement

Support for Yamada’s Campaign Growing Heading to Election Day (From Press Release) Today, Mariko Yamada’s campaign for State Senate District 3 announced the sole endorsement of the United Farm Workers (UFW), an organization dedicated to organizing and taking action to protect the rights of agricultural workers. Formed in 1962 by Cesar Chavez and Filipino farmworker...

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Yolo County Democratic Party Announces Endorsements for 2016 General Election

Yolo County Democratic Party Announces Endorsements for 2016 General Election

(From Press Release) The Yolo County Democratic Party (YCDP) has endorsed candidates for federal, state and local races in the Tuesday, November 8 General Election. These endorsements are the conclusion of a lengthy process by both the California Democratic Party (CDP) and the Yolo County Democratic Party. “In this election year, now is a...

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